- Jere Burns
name = Jere Burns
birthname = Jerald Eugene Burns
birthdate = birth date and age|1954|10|15
location = city-state|Cambridge|Massachusetts
Film, stage, television actor
Melissa Burns (1982–1996)
Jere Burns (born
October 15 1954) is an American actor.
Cambridge, Massachusetts, Burns was drawn to acting late in college. After graduating from the University of Massachusetts Amherstin 1980 Burns moved to Manhattanand was cast in the title role in "Don Juan" at the New York Shakespeare Festival.
Broadway theatrecredits include "Hairspray" and " After the Night and the Music".
Burns made his
televisiondebut 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).
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