Robert John Burke

American actor Robert John Burke has led an interesting and unpredictable career, ranging from indie art-house film star to temporary Hollywood leading man to reliable supporting player in both TV and movie productions ... Read more »
Born: 09/11/1960 in Washington Heights, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (62)

Banshee 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bluebird 2015 (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2002 - 2004, 2007 - 2009, 2011, 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ned Rifle 2015 (Movie)

Chet (Actor)

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver 2014 (Tv Show)

Special Appearance

Nurse Jackie 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

2 Guns 2013 (Movie)

Jessup (Actor)

Army Wives 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

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Golden Boy 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Person of Interest 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Vengeance 2013 (Movie)

Detective Banks (Actor)

Gossip Girl 2007 - 2009, 2012 (Tv Show)

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NYC 22 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Safe 2012 (Movie)

Captain Wolf (Actor)

Limitless 2011 (Movie)

Pierce (Actor)

Rescue Me 2004 - 2011 (Tv Show)

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White Collar 2011 (Tv Show)

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Blue Bloods 2010 (Tv Show)

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Brooklyn's Finest 2010 (Movie)

State Trooper #1 (Actor)

Generation Kill 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Miracle at St. Anna 2008 (Movie)

General Ned Almond (Actor)

Kidnapped 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Ex 2007 (Movie)

Colonel (Actor)

Six Degrees 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Speak 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Oh in Ohio 2006 (Movie)

Binky Bartlett (Actor)

Good Night, And Good Luck 2005 (Movie)

Charlie Mack (Actor)

Hide & Seek 2005 (Movie)

Steven (Actor)

Piggie 2005 (Movie)

Jim (Actor)

Connie and Carla 2004 (Movie)

Rudy (Actor)

Law & Order 1995, 2001, 2004 (Tv Show)

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CSI: Miami 2003 (Tv Show)

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Oz 2000 - 2003 (Tv Show)

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Confessions of a Dangerous Mind 2002 (Movie)

Instructor Jenks (Actor)

No Such Thing 2002 (Movie)

The Monster (Actor)

Sex and the City 2002 (Tv Show)

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Homicide: Life on the Street 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Falcone 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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First Love, Last Rites 1998 (Movie)

Henry (Actor)

Somewhere in the City 1998 (Movie)

Frankie (Actor)

Cop Land 1997 (Movie)

Officer B (Actor)

Fled 1996 (Movie)

Pat Schiller (Actor)

Flirt 1996 (Movie)

Men's Room--Man No 2 (Actor)

If Lucy Fell 1996 (Movie)

Handsome Man (Actor)

Killer: A Journal of Murder 1996 (Movie)

R.G. Greiser (Actor)

The Grave 1996 (Movie)

J Cole (Actor)

Thinner 1996 (Movie)

Billy Halleck (Actor)

A Far Off Place 1993 (Movie)

Paul Parker (Actor)

Dust Devil 1993 (Movie)

Dust Devil (Actor)

Heaven and Earth 1993 (Movie)

GI Paul (Actor)

Robocop 3 1993 (Movie)

Robocop/Alex J Murphy (Actor)

Tombstone 1993 (Movie)

Frank McLaury (Actor)

Simple Men 1992 (Movie)

Bill McCabe (Actor)

Rambling Rose 1991 (Movie)

Police Chief Dave Wilkie (Actor)

It's Always Something 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Unbelievable Truth 1990 (Movie)

Josh Hutton (Actor)

The Gangster Chronicles 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

The Chosen 1980 (Movie)

Levi Saunders (Actor)

A Bright Shining Lie (TV Show)

Actor

From the Earth to the Moon (TV Show)

Actor

The Bastard (TV Show)

Actor

The Water is Wide (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

American actor Robert John Burke has led an interesting and unpredictable career, ranging from indie art-house film star to temporary Hollywood leading man to reliable supporting player in both TV and movie productions. He didn't make much of an impression until his lead role in Hal Hartley's quirky low-budget romantic comedy "The Unbelievable Truth" (1989). Collaborating with the director again for the well-received road-trip movie "Simple Men" (1992), Burke soon found Hollywood calling; he made the leap to big-budget fare as the heroic title cyborg in "RoboCop 3" (1993). During much of the 1990s, he juggled supporting film roles with the occasional lead, later settling into recurring parts on major television dramas, including "Oz" (HBO, 1997-2003), "Rescue Me" (FX, 2004-2011) and "Gossip Girl" (CW, 2007-2012), with his sharp-jawed good looks still turning up semi-regularly in movies.

EDUCATION

State University of New York at Purchase

Milestones

2012

Began a recurring role on "Person of Interest"

2007

Joined the cast of "Gossip Girl" as Bart Bass

2004

Began his long-running part as Mickey Gavin on "Rescue Me"

2000

Had his first recurring TV role on "Oz"

1996

Starred in the feature adaptation of Stephen King's Thinner

1993

Took over the role of RoboCop in "RoboCop 3"

1989

Starred in Hal Hartley's debut film, "The Unbelievable Truth"

Bonus Trivia

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Burke has appeared in four Hal Hartley films, starring in all but one ("Flirt").

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Burke is a certified firefighter in New York State.

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Most of Burke's television work has been on shows that film in the NYC area, including "Rescue Me," "Gossip Girl" and "Person of Interest."

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