Jere Burns

Jere Burns

Infobox actor
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name = Jere Burns
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birthname = Jerald Eugene Burns
birthdate = birth date and age|1954|10|15
location = city-state|Cambridge|Massachusetts
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occupation = Film, stage, television actor
spouse = Kathleen Kinmont (1997–1999)
Melissa Burns (1982–1996)

Jere Burns (born October 15 1954) is an American actor.


Early life

Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Burns was drawn to acting late in college. After graduating from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1980 Burns moved to Manhattan and was cast in the title role in "Don Juan" at the New York Shakespeare Festival.


His Broadway theatre credits include "Hairspray" and "After the Night and the Music".

Burns made his television debut in a small role on ABC's "Mom's On Strike" in 1984. He had a recurring role as pathological rapist James Fitzsimmons on "Hill Street Blues" and body collector Breugel on "Max Headroom". In 1988 he landed the plum role of sleazy Kirk Morris on "Dear John". He also appeared as the villainous Cade Dalton on the NBC miniseries "" (1991), hateful Vice-President of Sales Pete Schmidt on "Bob" (1993), a member of the feuding family in "Greedy" (1994), Ben Stuart father to Lindsay Lohan in "Life Size" a made-for-TV film (2000), Frank Alfonse on "Good Morning, Miami" (2002), and Michael on "Help Me Help You" (2006).He also starred as an FBI agent in a movie called "Otis" released in 2008, and is available for instant play on Netflix

Burns' screen credits include "Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles" (2001).

Personal life

External links

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