Burton Gilliam

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Burton Gilliam
Gilliam at the 2011 Dallas International Film Festival
Born (1938-08-09) August 9, 1938 (age 77)
Dallas, Texas, USA
Years active 1965-present

Burton Gilliam (born August 9, 1938) is an American actor.



Prior to acting, Gilliam was a member of the Coast Guard's boxing team. Upon completing his Coast Guard enlistment, Gilliam followed in his father's footsteps and joined the Dallas Fire Department.

While working as a fireman, Gilliam appeared in the role of "Floyd", the desk clerk in the film Paper Moon. He has also appeared in popular motion pictures such as Blazing Saddles and Back to the Future Part III.

Gilliam has had roles in several other motion pictures such as Honeymoon in Vegas, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, Farewell, My Lovely, Fletch, Gator, Telefon, and The Terror Within II. His television appearances include Alice, Charlie’s Angels, The A-Team,The Dukes Of Hazzard, The Fall Guy, and he appeared as a regular on Evening Shade.

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Gilliam was born in Dallas, Texas. He lives with his wife, Susan, in Allen, Texas, just north of Dallas. He has two children and four grandchildren who also live in the local area. His granddaughter, Hollie Vise, is a world champion gymnast.

Gilliam graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School (Dallas, Texas) in 1956 and was inducted into the school's hall of fame in 2004.




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