Warren Burton

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Warren Burton
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Born(1944-10-23)October 23, 1944
DiedOctober 2, 2017(2017-10-02) (aged 72)
United States

Warren Burton (October 23, 1944 – October 2, 2017[1]) was an American actor. During the late 1970s and throughout the 1990s, he was seen on several daytime soap operas, usually in villainous roles.[2][3][4]

Burton was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and attended Roosevelt High School and the Art Institute of Chicago.[2] He began his acting career in Chicago theatre before moving to New York to pursue a career there. He appeared in a number of Broadway and Off-Broadway theatre productions such as Gypsy and Hair.[2]

He played the role of Eddie Dorrance #3 on All My Children from 1978 to 1979 and won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor at the 1980 awards broadcast.[2] Other daytime roles included Jason Dunlap on Another World (1980-82); Warren Andrews on Guiding Light (1983-87); Phillip Hamilton on Santa Barbara (1988-89) and Dr. Hepler on The Bold And the Beautiful (1995).[2] He appeared in the made-for-TV movie The Girl Most Likely to... in 1973. Burton portrayed Confederate general Henry Heth in the 1993 film Gettysburg.[2]

Since the late 1990s, Burton was a voice actor for numerous video games, including the Jak and Daxter series, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Psychonauts, Battlezone II: Combat Commander, and Nox, among several others.[citation needed]



Year Title Role Notes
1976 Baby Blue Marine Second Serviceman
1977 Chatterbox TV Reporter
1977 The World's Greatest Lover Ludwig
1978 Rabbit Test First Secret Service Man
1978 Jokes My Folks Never Told Me
1992 Poison Ivy Max
1993 Bodies, Rest & Motion Radio Preacher Voice
1993 Gettysburg Maj. Gen. Henry Heth
1996 2090 Wilson
1996 Bloodfist VIII: Trained to Kill Michael Powell
1997 Strategic Command Colpart
2011 Green Lantern First Guardian


Year Title Role Notes
1989 Freddy's Nightmares Dennis Episode: "Photo Finish"
1990 Tales from the Crypt Roland Episode: "Television Terror"
2014 Review King of the Orgy Episode: "Road Rage; Orgy"

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1996 Phantasmagoria 2: A Puzzle of Flesh Paul Allen Warner
1997 Betrayal in Antara Finch, Krrrflak, Birge
1997 Blade Runner Runciter, Tyrell Guard
1997 Lands of Lore: Guardians of Destiny Baccata
1999 Lands of Lore III Eric LeGre, Finch Boris
1999 Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style Mong Zhu
1999 Battlezone II: Combat Commander Kossieh
2000 Nox Aldwyn, Mine Worker 2, Morgan
2001 Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy Samos the Sage [5]
2002 Age of Mythology Brokk, Skult
2003 Jak II Samos the Sage [5]
2003 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time King Sharaman [5]
2004 Jak 3 Samos the Sage [5]
2005 Psychonauts St. Bernard [5]
2005 Jak X: Combat Racing Samos the Sage [5]
2006 Daxter [5]
2011 Rango Beans' Daddy [5]
2016 Edge of Nowhere Captain Simon Edwards


  1. ^ "Warren Burton's Obituary on Los Angeles Times". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Hart, Marla (February 9, 1995). "Burton Is Happy As A Working-class Actor". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved October 23, 2017.
  3. ^ Reichardt, Nancy M. (April 11, 1988). "Soap world welcomes back Warren Burton". Beckley Register Herald. Retrieved October 23, 2017.
  4. ^ "Soap Opera Scene: Burton's villainy lives on". Escanaba Daily Press. July 2, 1984. Retrieved October 23, 2017.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h "Behind the Voice Actors – Warren Burton". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved April 19, 2020.

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