Billy Burke (actor)
Burke at WonderCon, Anaheim, California, March 30, 2013
|Born||William Albert Burke
November 25, 1966
Bellingham, Washington, US
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 in the NBC science-fiction series Revolution, created by Eric Kripke and produced by J. J. Abrams.
Life and career
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. 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 and Eclipse.
Burke is one of the "famous faces" on the online poker website Hollywood Poker, which is run in conjunction with Ongame Network. In February 2010, Burke was cast as Jonah King, the primary antagonist featured in the thriller Drive Angry, which was directed by Patrick Lussier and co-starred Amber Heard, Nicolas Cage, and William Fichtner. It was released on February 25, 2011.
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. 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.
|1991||To Cross the Rubicon||James Bird|
|1994||Party of Five||Guy in Club||Television, 1 episode|
|1994||Star Trek: Deep Space Nine||Ari||Television, 1 episode ("Second Skin")|
|1995||Strange Luck||Television, 1 episode|
|1995||Vanishing Son||Spider McKeun||Television, 1 episode|
|1995||All-American Girl||Cody||Television, 1 episode|
|1996||Marshal Law||Monk||Television film|
|1996||The Ultimate Lie||Television film|
|1996||Gone in the Night||Rob Kinney||Television film|
|1996||Party of Five||Gil||Television, 1 episode|
|1997||VR.5||Marco||Television, 1 episode|
|1998||Don't Look Down||Mark Engel|
|1998||Without Limits||Kenny Moore|
|1999||Dill Scallion||Dill Scallion|
|2000||Wonderland||Dr. Abe Matthews||Television, 5 episodes|
|2001||Final Jeopardy||Mike Chapman||Television film|
|2001||Along Came a Spider||Ben Devine|
|2002–03||24||Gary Matheson||Television, 7 episodes|
|2003||Karen Sisco||Merle Salchek||Television, 1 episode|
|2003||Lost Junction||Jimmy McGee|
|2003||Gilmore Girls||Alex Lesman||Television, 3 episodes|
|2004||Ladder 49||Dennis Gauquin|
|2004||The Jury||John Ranguso||Television, 2 episodes|
|2004||Monk||Brad Terry||Television, 1 episode|
|2005||World Poker Tour||Himself||Hollywood Home Game VIII|
|2007||Feast of Love||David Watson|
|2007||Fracture||Lt. Robert 'Rob' Nunally|
|2007||Law & Order||Attorney Farmer||Television, 1 episode|
|2007||Three Days to Vegas||Billy Simpson|
|2007||Backyards & Bullets||Television film|
|2007||HBO First Look||Himself||The Making of 'Fracture'|
|2008||Fringe||Lucas Vogel||Television, 1 episode|
|2008||My Boys||Jack Newman||Television, 4 episodes|
|2008||The Grift||Wade Buchanan|
|2008||Untraceable||Detective Eric Box|
|2009||The Twilight Saga: New Moon||Charlie Swan|
|2009–12||The Closer||Phillip Stroh||Television, 3 episodes|
|2010||The Twilight Saga: Eclipse||Charlie Swan|
|2010–12||Rizzoli & Isles||Gabriel Dean||Television, 4 episodes|
|2011||Drive Angry||Jonah King|
|2011||Red Riding Hood||Cesaire|
|2011||The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1||Charlie Swan|
|2012||Freaky Deaky||Chris Mankowski|
|2012||The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2||Charlie Swan|
|2012–14||Revolution||Miles Matheson||Main character|
|2013||Angels in Stardust||The Cowboy|
|2013||Highland Park||Lloyd Howard|
|2004||Dead & Breakfast||story|
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