Nov. 25th, 1966
Bellingham, Washington, USA
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William Albert "Billy" Burke (born November 25, 1966) is an American actor. He is known for his role as Charlie Swan in Twilight and its sequels. He is also known for his role as Gary Matheson in the Season 2 of 24. In 2011, he played Cesaire in Red Riding Hood. In 2012, he was cast as the lead character, Miles Matheson in the NBC science-fiction series Revolution, created by Eric Kripke and produced by J. J. Abrams.
Born and raised in Bellingham, Washington, USA. He began singing at age nine, and joined a band at age fifteen. He continued to work with bands and study/performing drama at Western Washington University. He performed in Seattle at the Annex Theater, New City Festival, and the A.H.A. Theater. He made his feature film debut in the independent film Dare Dreamer, and then moved to Los Angeles, CA, USA, to pursue a career in singing and acting. He has since appeared in such films as Mafia!, Marshal Law, and Roman Paris. He has made guest appearances on such television shows as Party of Five and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
Burke reprised his role in The Closer (Season 7, episode 16, "Hostile Witness," playing the rapist and murderer, attorney Phillip Stroh). He appeared again in the series finale, "The Last Word", in a face-off against the LAPD. He later reprised the role in the spin-off Major Crimes season three finalie Special Master though his character has had an ongoing impact on the show from the beginning.
Burke is married to actress 'Pollyanna Rose'; they have a daughter named Bluesy LaRue Burke.
- Daughter recently born while he was starring in Twilight.