Burke at The Way Way Back Australian Movie Premiere, State Theatre, Sydney, Australia, 6 June 2013
|Born||8 October 1961|
Simon Gareth Burke AO (born 8 October 1961) is an Australian actor. Burke began his acting career as a 13-year-old in the Australian film, The Devil's Playground for which he was awarded Best Actor at the 1976 Australian Film Institute Awards.
He has since starred in numerous film, television and theatre productions in Australia and the UK. He starred as Captain Georg von Trapp in The Sound of Music at the London Palladium alongside Connie Fisher and then Summer Strallen. He also played the role of Mr Banks in Mary Poppins in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.
Burke was Federal President of Actors Equity Australia 2004–2008.
- Devil's Playground (2014) as Tom Allen.
- Hustle (2009) as Nick
- All Saints (2007) as Brad Douglas
- Studio A with Simon Burke Variety/Chat Show (2006)
- Play School (1988–2007 & 2013)
- The Helpmann Awards Host/Co-Writer (2001–2006)
- Small Claims: The Reunion (2006) as Jon
- Thank God You're Here (2006) as a one-off member of the ensemble cast (host of That Was Your Life)
- The Alice as Patrick (2005–2006)
- After the Deluge (2003) as Michael
- The Postcard Bandit (2003) as Thomas
- Grass Roots (2003) as Tony Ludovic
- Young Lions (2002) as Rob Watson
- Heroes' Mountain (2002) as Euan Diver
- Blue Heelers (2001) as Mick Boyce
- South Pacific (2001) as Harbison
- Murder Call (1998) as Guy Searle
- Water Rats (1997) as Detective Sergeant 'Mac' Phillips
- The One That Got Away (1996) as Stan
- Heroes II: The Return (1992) as Captain Ellis
- Brides of Christ (1991) as Jack Delahunty
- Always Afternoon (1988) as Tom
- Melba (1987 mini-series) as John McCormack
- The Flying Doctors (1987) as Daryl Stokes
- Scales of Justice (1983) as Len Webber
- A Country Practice (1982) as Roger Morrison
- A Hard God (1981) as Jack
- Slippery Slide (1980)
- The Restless Years (1979–1980) as Stephen Moran
- Slippery Slide (1979)
- The Sullivans (1976) as Peter Robinson
- Travelling Light (2003) as Ray Sugars
- Preservation (2003) as Mr. Crewe
- Pitch Black (2000) as Greg Owens
- Passion (1999) as Hermann Sandby
- Slate Wyn & Me (1987) as Wyn Jackson
- The Clinic (1982) as Paul
- The Irishman (1978) as Michael Doolan
- The Devil's Playground (1976) as Tom Allen
- Mary Poppins (Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Auckland) (2010, 2011, 2012) as Mr Banks
- The Sound of Music (2010) as Captain Georg von Trapp (Toronto)
- Holding the Man (2010)
- La Cage aux Folles (2009) as Georges
- The Sound of Music (2007–2008) as Captain Georg von Trapp
- Company (2007) as Harry
- October (2007) as Dick
- The Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie and Little Ragged Blossom (2007) as Mr Lizard directed by Neil Armfield
- Three Furies – Scenes from the Life of Francis Bacon (2005–2006) as Francis Bacon directed by Jim Sharman
- High Society (2004) as CK Dexter Haven
- Up for Grabs (2001) as Gerry – World Premiere Sydney Opera House
- Chicago (1999–2000) as Billy Flynn (Sydney/Perth/Brisbane/Singapore/Hong Kong
- A Little Night Music (1996) as Carl-Magnus – Royal National Theatre with Dame Judi Dench
- Nosferatu the Vampire, (1995), a concept cast recording of Bernard J. Taylor's musical, as The Innkeeper
- Jeffrey (1994) as Steve – London Premiere
- Falsettos (1993) as Whizzer – Sydney Opera House
- The Phantom of the Opera (1992) as Raoul – Her Majesty's Theatre London
- Anything Goes (1989–1990) as Billy Crocker – Australia and New Zealand opposite Geraldine Turner
- Les Misérables (1987–1988) as Marius – Original Australian Cast directed by Trevor Nunn
- "Queen's Birthday honours: 519 recipients, with scientists the big winners". The Sydney Morning Herald.
- "The devil's in the detail for Simon Burke". The Sydney Morning Herald.
- "Simon Burke: from Devil's Playground to gilded Cage". The Sydney Morning Herald.
- Giles Hardie. "Devil's Playground is not solely about abuse: Simon Burke". The Sydney Morning Herald.
- "Simon Burke and The Devil's Playground demand attention". The Sydney Morning Herald.
- Nicole Elphick. "My secret Sydney: Simon Burke, actor". The Sydney Morning Herald.