Darren E. Burrows

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Darren E. Burrows
Born (1966-09-12) September 12, 1966 (age 56)
Years active1988-present
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Melinda Delgado
(m. 1993)
RelativesSilvana Gallardo (stepmother)

Darren E. Burrows (born September 12, 1966) is an American actor and director.[1] He is best known for playing Ed Chigliak in the television series Northern Exposure. He also appeared in Cry-Baby, Amistad, Sunset Strip, Forty Shades of Blue, in a season six episode of The X-Files and in Season 9 (Episode 11) of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

Personal life[edit]

Burrows was born in Winfield, Kansas, the son of actor Billy Drago and stepson to actress Silvana Gallardo.[2] As a child, he briefly lived near Aulne, Kansas.[3]

He currently lives in the Missouri Ozarks, with his wife Melinda Delgado, who is a French chef, and their four sons. Besides acting, Burrows is also a skilled engraver and jewelry maker.


Year Film Role Notes
1988 976-EVIL Jeff Film
1989 Casualties of War "Cherry" Film starring Sean Penn, Michael J. Fox, John Leguizamo
1990 Cry-Baby Milton Hackett
1990 Class of 1999 Sonny
1996 The Siege at Ruby Ridge Kevin Harris
1997 Amistad Lieutenant Meade
1997 Naked in the Cold Sun Allard
1998 The Hi-Lo Country Billy Harte
1999 Natural Selection Glenn Royce
2000 Sunset Strip Bobby
2001 Lady in the Box Jerry Holway
2001 Morning Emmanuel
2002 Never Get Outta the Boat Franky
2005 Forty Shades of Blue Michael James
2008 The Shadow of the Night Detective Short Film
2010 Nonames Officer Dale
2010 The Tell-Tale Heart William Video Short
2014 Love Is Strange Elliot
2015 Turning Home Wes
2019 New Chilling Tales: The Anthology The Young Man

Television credits[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1989 Hard Time on Planet Earth Young Man
1990-1995 Northern Exposure Ed Chigliak / Emery Whirlwind / Ned
1998 NYPD Blue Royce
1999 The X Files Bernard Episode: "Monday"
2001 The Lone Gunmen Pfeiffer
2003 Peacemakers Anthony Post
2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Mr. Jim Hilliard

Award nominations[edit]

He and the rest of the Northern Exposure cast were nominated in 1995 for the Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.


  1. ^ "Darren E. Burrows - About This Perons - Movies & TV". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. 2014. Archived from the original on August 11, 2014.
  2. ^ "Billy Drago Biography". Filmreference.com.
  3. ^ Plett, Rowena (October 14, 1998). "Marion County Poor Farm - History". Marion County Record. Archived from the original on October 13, 2012 – via skyways.lib.ks.us.

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