Guy Burnet

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Guy Burnet
Guy Burnet
The actor, Guy Burnet
Guy Burnet on broadway
Born (1983-08-08) 8 August 1983 (age 32)
London, England, UK
Years active 2002-present

Guy Burnet (born 8 August 1983) is an English film, television and theatre actor. He is best known for his theater work. In recent years Burnet also completed a number of roles in feature films and on the New York stage as well as small directing/writing roles. He currently plays Casey Finney on American TV series Ray Donovan.

Personal life[edit]

Burnet was born in London, England. He is multilingual. He attended Holland Park School where his interest in drama first developed, taking an A level in the subject.[1]


Before becoming an actor, Burnet aspired to become a professional footballer.[2] He attended Queens Park Rangers Soccer School. He subsequently undertook trials and played in various locations throughout Europe and in Tel Aviv, Israel before returning to London to complete his A levels.[3][4]

He plays football, taking part in a celebrity football match on 2 June 2007 at the new Wembley Stadium prior to England's first match at the stadium. In September 2007 he played for England in an England v Russia charity match in support of the Give Life Foundation.[5][6]


Burnet started his career in theatre and making award winning short films. He has trained with the acting coach Ivana Chubbuck.

Early television roles[edit]

Main article: Craig Dean

Burnet joined the cast of Hollyoaks in 2002 as a main character and series regular following his second ever audition. On 3 August 2007 Hollyoaks Producer Bryan Kirkwood confirmed on Digital Spy that Burnet was quitting Hollyoaks. He said, "I am genuinely gutted that Guy is leaving the show, but after five years he feels the time is right. He's an amazing actor and has really come into his own through his work on the Craig and John Paul storyline - and has helped turn it into one of Hollyoaks' biggest ever storylines. We've left the door open for him to return and I wish him the very best of luck for whatever he does next."[7]

In an interview with Digital Spy, Burnet said that leaving Hollyoaks was a very hard decision, but it was time for him to try new things.[8] In June 2008 it was announced that Burnet would be briefly returning to Hollyoaks later in the year[9] to shoot a new late night spin-off.[10] In September 2008, he very briefly return to Hollyoaks where his character, Craig Dean, reconnected with his love interest John Paul McQueen (played by James Sutton). Both Burnet and Sutton left the series some weeks later when their characters left for Ireland where Burnet's character was studying at Trinity College, Dublin.

Later television roles[edit]

Burnet has appeared in Sonny With a Chance, a Disney Original Series highly popular amongst teens in the United States. He appeared in the episode "Sonny with a Song", as a singer/songwriter called Trey Brothers.

In 2009, Burnet played "Pinklady" in Moving On for the BBC[11]

He is currently on Showtime series "Ray Donovan" [12]


In 2012, Burnet completed work as a lead in the feature film Two Jacks alongside Sienna Miller. Other recent roles include work in a Leo Tolstoy adaptation directed by Bernard Rose, in the thriller Rites of Passage with Christian Slater and Stephen Dorff, and in a period war film with Sean Bean.[13]


During 2012 Burnet was the lead in a production of 'Murder In The First', which played off-Broadway, receiving rave reviews for his performance.[14]

Other Television[edit]

In April 2007, Burnet, together with Anthony Quinlan and Jennifer Metcalfe, appeared on the ITV2 show 'Grease Is The Word'. In this version of Grease, he played Danny and Jennifer was Sandy.[15] In 2008, Burnet appeared in a three-minute short, Christie.


As well as playing football, Burnet is involved in amateur boxing. His interest in boxing led him to direct a documentary on WBU featherweight title holder Derry Mathews.[16]

Other work[edit]



Year Film Role Notes
2006 Voyer Guy Burns Short Movie
2010 Luster Bansky
2010 Baseline Ricky
2010 Pig (2010 film) Man
2011 Age of Heroes Commando Riley [17]
2011 Rites of Passage Mojo
2011 Two Jacks Paul
2015 Charlie Mortdecai Maurice


Year Series Role Notes
2002–2007 Hollyoaks Craig Dean 234 Episodes
2007 Grease Is The Word Himself 1 Episode
2008 Britain's Next Top Model Himself 2 Episode
2008 Christine Man 8 Episodes
2008 Hollyoaks Later Craig Dean 5 Episodes
2009 Moving On Pinklady 1 Episode
2010 The Royal Lenny Lomax 1 Episode
2010 Sonny With a Chance Trey Brothers 1 Episode
2015 Ray Donovan Casey Finney currently recurring


  • 2008, NTA: nominations for his work ',

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Radio 1 Interview May 2007". Retrieved 2007-06-10. 
  2. ^ "Cast: Craig Dean". Retrieved 2007-05-14. 
  3. ^ "Attitude Magazine Interview". Retrieved 2007-06-08. 
  4. ^ "Hollyoaks Cast Biography". Retrieved 2007-08-29. 
  5. ^ "Eventica". Archived from the original on 2007-12-14. Retrieved 2007-10-24. 
  6. ^ "Digital Spy Interview - January 2011". Digital Spy Interview - January 2011. Retrieved Apr 2011. 
  7. ^ "Bryan Kirwood's Announcement on Digital Spy". Retrieved 2007-06-09. 
  8. ^ "Interview with Digital Spy". 
  9. ^ "Craig Dean returns to 'Hollyoaks'". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2008-06-15. 
  10. ^ "'Late Night Hollyoaks' for E4". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2008-06-15. 
  11. ^ "Moving On'!". Retrieved 2009-07-04. 
  12. ^  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  13. ^ "Guy Burnet". 
  14. ^
  15. ^ "GREASED LIGHTNIN'!". Archived from the original on 2007-06-01. Retrieved 2007-06-11. 
  16. ^ "Film shorts detailed on Resume". Retrieved 2007-09-15. 
  17. ^ "Age of Heroes'!". Retrieved 2010-04-02. 

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