Tim Burns (writer)
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Tim Burns is a Canadian writer and producer for Canadian and American television; more popularly known as the show runner/executive producer of the Teletoon-Disney Channel shared, supernatural comedy-drama series, My Babysitter's a Vampire and for writing its TV pilot film. He was also supervising writer of the third season of Crank Yankers and was a composer on The Sunny Side Up Show.
Tim Burns began his writing career writing an episode of The Jim Henson Hour in 1989, two years later he created the sketch comedy The Idiot Box with Alex Winter and Tom Stern. He portrayed Frogman in the movie Freaked, also wrote the soundtracks "Wienerschnitzel Polka", and "Freekz!" That's What They Call Us!, along with writing and performing the song "Pick-A-Freek". Burns wrote two episodes of Blackfly and was supervising producer for one episode.
Burns also began composing in 1996 with Hello Mrs. Cherrywinkle, and other shows like The Good Night Show, Saul of the Mole Men, and The Sunny Side Up Show from 2007 until 2009. He also worked on soundtracks for Nancy Nancy, Young Person's Guide to History. Burns wrote an episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars in 2008, "Destroy Malevolence". In 2010 he wrote the teleplay and story for the Teletoon TV movie, My Babysitter's a Vampire, when the movie became a series, he became executive producer of the series and wrote the series premiere episode along with two other episodes so far.
|Year(s)||Show(s) / Movie(s)||Occupation(s)||Notes|
|1989||The Jim Henson Hour||Writer||Episode: "Dog City"|
|1989–1990||The Sweet Life||Writer||All episodes|
|1991||The Idiot Box||Writer and Creator||Episode: "The Best of the Idiot Box"|
Writer: "Wienerschnitzel Polka", "Freekz!" That's What They Call Us!, "Pick-A-Freek". Performer: "Pick-A-Freek"
|1996||Hello Mrs. Cherrywinkle||Composer|
|1997||An American Werewolf in Paris||Writer|
|1999||The Chimp Channel||Writer & co-executive producer|
|Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang||Writer|
|2000||Canadian Comedy Awards||Himself|
|2 episodes: "Kettles from the Land of Cool Stuff" & "The Love of the Game"
1 episode: "Surprise"
|2005||Crank Yankers||Supervising writer||Season 3|
|The Good Night Show||Composer|
|2006||Nancy Nancy||Soundtrack||Performer: "Night Games", "Moonlight & Magic"|
|2007||Saul of the Mole Men||Composer||16 episodes: "Blood Is Thicker Than Walter", "Finger of Fate or the Fateful Finger", "Fun King", "Work the Sack", "Moustache Ride", "What's Happening Down There?", "IC-CAWWWW!", "Hammer in His Hand", "Children of Embers Blaze", "Faster Robot! Upload! Upload!", "Girly", "Saul Comes Back", "Spare Me My Beets", "Village of the Damned Dolls", "Poor Clancy's Almanack", and "Saul-id Rock"|
|2007–2009||The Sunny Side Up Show||Composer|
|2008||Star Wars: The Clone Wars||Writer||Episode: "Destroy Malevolence"|
|Young Person's Guide to History||Soundtrack||Writer: "Moustache Ride"|
|2010||My Babysitter's a Vampire||Writer, Teleplay & Story|
|Spliced||Writer||Episode: "Best Before Date/Stompabout"|
|2011–2012||My Babysitter's a Vampire||Executive Producer
Episodes: "Lawn of the Dead", "The Brewed", "Welcome Back Dusker", "The Date to End All Dates (Part 1)" (story)
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