Billy Burke (actor)

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Billy Burke
Billy Burke Comic-Con 2012.jpg
Burke at WonderCon, Anaheim, California, March 30, 2013
BornWilliam Albert Burke
(1966-11-25) November 25, 1966 (age 47)
Bellingham, Washington, US
OccupationActor, Musician
Years active1990–present
Spouse(s)Pollyanna Rose (1 child)
 
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Billy Burke
Billy Burke Comic-Con 2012.jpg
Burke at WonderCon, Anaheim, California, March 30, 2013
BornWilliam Albert Burke
(1966-11-25) November 25, 1966 (age 47)
Bellingham, Washington, US
OccupationActor, Musician
Years active1990–present
Spouse(s)Pollyanna Rose (1 child)

William Albert "Billy" Burke (born November 25, 1966) is an American actor. He is known for his role as Charlie Swan in Twilight and its sequels. He is also known for his role as Gary Matheson in the second season of 24. In 2011, he played Cesaire in Red Riding Hood. In 2012, he was cast as the lead character, Miles Matheson (no connection to his prior character on 24) in the NBC science-fiction series Revolution, created by Eric Kripke and produced by J. J. Abrams.

Life and career[edit]

Burke was born in Bellingham, Washington. He is married to actress Pollyanna Rose; they have a daughter named Bluesy LaRue Burke.[1][2]

His television credits include roles in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (in the episode "Second Skin"), Party of Five, Gilmore Girls, Karen Sisco, Fringe, Monk, and The Closer (Season 4, episode 13, "Power of Attorney" playing an attorney, who was a rapist and murder suspect, Phillip Stroh). He played Detective Eric Box in the film Untraceable.

His motion picture credits include Jane Austen's Mafia!, Along Came a Spider, Final Jeopardy, Flashpoint and Ladder 49. His upcoming film credits include The Fallen, Forfeit, Fracture, and Retirement. He appeared in Feast of Love (2007), co-starring Selma Blair and Morgan Freeman.

In 2008, Burke appeared in Twilight, based on the best-selling novel by Stephenie Meyer, playing the role of Charlie Swan.[3] He also portrayed Bobby's brother Jack on the show My Boys. Burke reprised his role as Charlie Swan in Twilight's sequels, New Moon[4] and Eclipse.

Burke is one of the "famous faces" on the online poker website Hollywood Poker, which is run in conjunction with Ongame Network.[5] In February 2010, Burke was cast as Jonah King, the primary antagonist featured in the thriller Drive Angry,[6] which was directed by Patrick Lussier[7] and co-starred Amber Heard, Nicolas Cage, and William Fichtner.[8] It was released on February 25, 2011.

In July 2010, Burke appeared in the TNT drama series Rizzoli & Isles.[9][10]

In 2012, he was cast as the lead in the NBC science-fiction series Revolution, created by Eric Kripke and produced by J.J. Abrams.[11] Burke's characters in 24 and Revolution have the same last name (Matheson).

Burke reprised his role in The Closer (Season 7, episode 16, "Hostile Witness," playing the rapist and murderer, attorney Phillip Stroh). He appeared again in the series finale, "The Last Word", in a face-off against the LAPD.

Filmography[edit]

Actor[edit]

YearFilmRoleNotes
1990Daredreamer
1991To Cross the RubiconJames Bird
1994Party of FiveGuy in ClubTelevision, 1 episode
1994Star Trek: Deep Space NineAriTelevision, 1 episode ("Second Skin")
1995Strange LuckTelevision, 1 episode
1995Vanishing SonSpider McKeunTelevision, 1 episode
1995All-American GirlCodyTelevision, 1 episode
1996Marshal LawMonkTelevision film
1996[[Ultimate Lie, TheThe Ultimate Lie]]Television film
1996Gone in the NightRob KinneyTelevision film
1996Party of FiveGilTelevision, 1 episode
1997VR.5MarcoTelevision, 1 episode
1998Don't Look DownMark Engel
1998Without LimitsKenny Moore
1998Mafia!Joey Cortino
1999KomodoOates
1999Dill ScallionDill Scallion
2000[[Independent, TheThe Independent]]Dwayne
2000WonderlandDr. Abe MatthewsTelevision, 5 episodes
2001Final JeopardyMike ChapmanTelevision film
2001Along Came a SpiderBen Devine
2001After ImageSammy
2002FlashpointShawTelevision film
2002–0324Gary MathesonTelevision, 7 episodes
2003Karen SiscoMerle SalchekTelevision, 1 episode
2003Lost JunctionJimmy McGee
2003Gilmore GirlsAlex LesmanTelevision, 3 episodes
2003Something MorePeter
2004Ladder 49Dennis Gauquin
2004[[Jury, TheThe Jury]]John RangusoTelevision, 2 episodes
2004MonkBrad TerryTelevision, 1 episode
2005World Poker TourHimselfHollywood Home Game VIII
2007Feast of LoveDavid Watson
2007FractureLt. Robert 'Rob' Nunally
2007ForfeitFrank
2007Law & OrderAttorney FarmerTelevision, 1 episode
2007Three Days to VegasBilly Simpson
2007Backyards & BulletsTelevision film
2007HBO First LookHimselfThe Making of 'Fracture'
2008TwilightCharlie Swan
2008FringeLucas VogelTelevision, 1 episode
2008My BoysJack NewmanTelevision, 4 episodes
2008[[Grift, TheThe Grift]]Wade Buchanan
2008UntraceableDetective Eric Box
2009Twilight Saga: New Moon, TheThe Twilight Saga: New MoonCharlie Swan
2009LusterTito
2009Ticket OutDennis
2009Baby OSergio
2009–12{{{last}}}, Closer[[Closer {{{last}}}|Closer {{{last}}}]]Phillip StrohTelevision, 3 episodes
2010{{{last}}}, Twilight Saga: Eclipse[[Twilight Saga: Eclipse {{{last}}}|Twilight Saga: Eclipse {{{last}}}]]Charlie Swan
2010RemovalEric Kirsche
2010–12Rizzoli & IslesGabriel DeanTelevision, 4 episodes
2011Drive AngryJonah King
2011Red Riding HoodCesaire
2011The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1Charlie Swan
2012"Freaky Deaky"Chris Mankowski
2012The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2Charlie Swan
2012–presentRevolutionMiles MathesonMain character
2013Angels in StardustThe Cowboy
2013Highland ParkLloyd Howard

Writer[edit]

YearFilmNotes
2003Something More
2004Dead & Breakfaststory

Producer[edit]

YearFilmNotes
2003Something Moreco-producer

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