Warren Burton

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Warren Burton
Born (1944-10-23)October 23, 1944
Chicago, Illinois, U.S
Died October 2, 2017(2017-10-02) (aged 72)
United States
Occupation Actor

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]


  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. 

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