Billy Burke
Actor, musician
Billy Burke
William Albert "Billy" Burke is an American actor. He is known for his role as Charlie Swan in Twilight and its sequels, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1. He is also known for his role as Gary Matheson in the second season of 24. In 2011 he played Cesaire in Red Riding Hood.
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Script grants 'Divine Access' to wit and deep thoughts
LATimes - 9 months
In the low-key, serio-comic indie “Divine Access,” an aimless middle-aged womanizer named Jack (Billy Burke) becomes an accidental guru after he wryly humiliates a crackpot evangelist (Gary Cole) on a religious-themed public access show. Sensing an opportunity, the show’s cynical host (Patrick...
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Billy Burke to play a vet on CBS drama 'Zoo'
Yahoo News - about 2 years
The actor seen in the "Twilight" movies and on the NBC series "Revolution" has landed a recurring role on "Zoo," the new drama series set to join "Extant" and "Under the Dome" on CBS this summer. The ecologist Chloe Tousignant and the biologist Jackson Oz attempt to solve the mystery of the animal violence before it's too late. Known for playing Bella's father in the "Twilight" franchise and Miles Matheson on the now canceled sci-fi series "Revolution," Billy Burke will play Mitch, a large-animal veterinarian who prefers the company of his patients to human interaction. The actor joins James Wolk ("Mad Men"), who was announced earlier in the lead as Jackson Oz, and French actress Nora Arnezeder, who will play Chloe Tousignant.
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'Revolution' Season 2 Premiere: 7 Reasons To Give NBC's Drama A Second Chance
Huffington Post - over 3 years
"Revolution" returns to NBC for Season 2 with a new night and time, premiering Wed., Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. ET. Last season's finale saw our heroes make the treacherous journey to the Tower where they were able to turn on the power, but at what cost? Without giving too much away, it's safe to say that the effects of this move prove to be catastrophic for everyone. But is "Revolution" still worth your time in Season 2, especially with a slew of new shows jostling for the space on your DVR? Even creator Eric Kripke acknowledges that the show lost its way last year, telling TV Guide, "by the end of the season, around the time that we had drone strikes, I was watching along with everyone else and asking myself what is this show about? I just don't know what this show is about anymore." Having seen the first two episodes of "Revolution's" new season, we can attest that Kripke seems to have led the show back on the right track. There are certainly still some extraneous elements, but Season 2 ...
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Stephen Amell & Cassandra Jean: Monte Carlo Closing Night!
Just Jared - over 3 years
Stephen Amell and his pregnant wife Cassandra Jean attend the closing ceremony during the 2013 Monte Carlo TV Festival on Thursday (June 13) in Monte Carlo, Monaco. The 32-year-old actor was also joined at the event by Dallas stars Josh Henderson, Julie Gonzalo, Brenda Strong, Linda Grey, and Patrick Duffy, Scandal‘s Joshua Malina and Darby Stanchfield, Glee‘s Kevin McHale, Revenge‘s Gabriel Mann, Once Upon a Time‘s Colin O’Donoghue, Revolution‘s Billy Burke and Giancarlo Esposito, and Grimm‘s Bitsie Tulloch. Prince Albert of Monaco was also in attendance for the festivities! 20+ pictures inside of Stephen Amell and more at the closing ceremony…
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How to Fix Revolution in Five Easy Steps
Seattle Pi - over 3 years
How to Fix Revolution in Five Easy Steps Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2013 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 10:00 pm, Tuesday, June 11, 2013 The show is executive-produced by Eric Kripke, the same man who turned a simple demon-hunting series into a high-concept war between Heaven, Hell and the two brothers caught in between. When Revolution returns this fall, it will be a perfect opportunity for the drama to get a fresh start. What initially set Revolution apart from the droves of other mystery shows was its unique premise: 15 years after all technology stops working, families struggle to survive in a limited environment. [...] instead of sticking with the swordfights and wild west tropes , Revolution has gone the way of cancer-curing nanites, electromagnetic guns and special effects. Hopefully, the Season 2 premiere will find Aa ...
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'Revolution' Episode 16 Photos: Neville Joins the Rebels
Buddy TV - almost 4 years
"The Love Boat" -- Miles (Billy Burke) and Tom Neville (Giancarlo Esposito) find themselves fighting for the same cause but Miles still doesn?t trust him. And Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos), Jason (JD Pardo) and Nora (Daniella Alonso) attempt to pull off a daring river rescue of Dr. Stephen Camp (Timothy Busfield) to keep deadly anthrax out of the hands of Monroe (David Lyons). Meanwhile Rachel (Elizabeth Mitchell) and Aaron (Zak Orth) are captured and threatened by Militia forces. - From NBC.
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City Of Highland Park Is The Subject Of A New Feature Film
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
The cash-strapped city of Highland Park, Mich. has become the unlikely muse for a new movie starring Danny Glover, Parker Posey and Billy Burke. The Detroit enclave is certainly a place with no shortage of real-life problems. Not only has the city's struggling school system been taken over by the state, but its public lighting infrastructure has been decimated and its municipal water system is grappling with issues that are both fiscal and physical. There's no question it's a city that could use a little luck -- and that's the premise of "Highland Park," which is being distributed now by Tribeca Film through a Video On Demand (VOD) format. The movie's plot revolves around a group of high school faculty facing an uncertain future due to the city's unstable finances. They pool their money together for a chance at winning the lottery. Remarkably, the group's lucky numbers turn up one day for a staggering jackpot, but the implications of that event hold many surprises for th ...
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Giancarlo Esposito Continues To Be Awesome
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
If "Breaking Bad" has taught us anything, it's that Giancarlo Esposito is awesome, and that opponents should never underestimate any character he plays, whether it's the machiavellian Gus Fring or the steely Major Tom Neville, Sebastian Monroe's (David Lyons) right-hand man on "Revolution." Sadly, it seems that the slimy Randall Flynn (Colm Feore) has not yet learned that lesson, as demonstrated in The Huffington Post's exclusive clip above. Flynn has intimate knowledge of both the blackout and the pendants that can be used to power Monroe's vast array of destructive machinery, so he seems eager to put Neville in his place -- but Neville is more than capable of holding his own in a battle, verbal or otherwise. Check out the exclusive clip above and tune into "Revolution," Mondays at 10 p.m. ET on NBC, to see who ultimately comes out on top in this war of words. Here's how NBC describes this week's episode of "Revolution, titled "The Song Remains The Same." WHILE NE ...
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What To Watch This Week
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
It's a week of changes as "Revolution" returns and "Happy Endings" moves to Fridays. Plus, "Law & Order: SVU" tackles "Legitimate Rape" and more picks to watch this week. "Revolution" has been off the air since November, but the quest to restore power resumes on Monday March 25 after the premiere of "The Voice." Rachel (Elizabeth Mitchell) tries to redeem herself and romance ignites between Miles (Billy Burke) and Nora (Daniella Alonso). On Wednesday, March 27, "Law & Order: SVU" airs its "Legitimate Rape" episode with "The Walking Dead" actress Lauren Cohan and "Homeland's" David Marciano guest starring. "Happy Endings" returns to ABC, but moves to Fridays. The network created a promo asking fans to save the ratings-challenged comedy on its new night, inciting some backlash. Take a look at the slideshow below for more picks to watch this week.
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Hit Blackout Drama Revolution Returns With a High-Voltage Showdown
Seattle Pi - almost 4 years
Hit Blackout Drama Revolution Returns With a High-Voltage Showdown Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2013 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 11:36 am, Tuesday, March 5, 2013 When NBC's rambunctious action-adventure series premiered to record ratings last fall, it was all about a dystopian future world without power or technology. [...] when the show returns March 25 after a four-month break, we'll suddenly find our ragtag heroes, led by crossbow-wielding Charlie Matheson (Tracy Spiridakos) and her sword-swinging uncle, Miles (Billy Burke), under attack by a squadron of military choppers. As actors, we felt like we were in the middle of a war zone, what with the helicopters, bullet hits and explosions. Kripke says he had to go epic to make sure Revolution fans - who haven't had a fresh episode since ­November - continue to follow the seri ...
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FIRST LOOK: 'Revolution's' Explosive Return
Huffington Post - about 4 years
"Revolution" doesn't return until March, but NBC has a sneak peek of what you'll see when Season 1 starts back up. "We pick up exactly where we left off," "Revolution" Executive Producer Eric Kripke said at the 2013 Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour on Sunday, where the preview made its debut. When "Revolution's" winter finale aired in November, Miles (Billy Burke) and Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos) finally rescued Danny (Graham Rogers) and Rachel (Elizabeth Mitchell), but the villainous Gen. Monroe (Giancarlo Esposito) had the electrical power and the fleet of helicopters to cultivate a high-tech military force. In the two-minute preview below of what's to come when "Revolution" returns in March, there's a whole lot of kissing, punching and exploding. It all culminates in Rachel saying, "Monroe has power. Let's get some of our own." Watch the "Revolution" preview below and tune in to NBC on Monday, March 25 at 10 p.m. ET for the rest of "Revolution" Sea ...
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Denette Wilford: It's Only a Matter of Time For 'Revolution'
Huffington Post - over 4 years
It's easy to find out what TV shows a person likes -- and, even more telling, what they hate. All you have to do is look at their PVR and see what's there multiple times, being saved for a rainy, really snoozy day. Take what I have banked, for example: "Once Upon a Time" (any episode with Rumpelstiltskin, good; any other one, meh), "CSI" (good, but not absolutely urgent), "Fringe" (not what you think -- my PVR missed the second episode of the season and we haven't had a chance to catch up online), and "Last Resort" (actually, I have no idea why that's there; pressing "play" now). Oh, wait. How could I forget the show clogging up most of my PVR's space? "Revolution." Oh, "Revolution." Sigh. I had such high hopes for the show. It started off so well. Remember that moment, in the pilot, when we first saw the lights go out? Cell phones dying, TVs getting fuzzy, radios becoming staticky, car headlights fluttered, then came to a halt, airplanes falling from the sky ... it was ...
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Scott Mendelson: Why the Twilight Saga Film Franchise Mattered
Huffington Post - over 4 years
In just two days, The Twilight Saga film franchise will come to an end.  Oh sure we may see spin-offs, reboots (probably in a different medium) and/or quasi-sequels in some form or another, but the five-part Edward/Bella saga will come to its apparent climax.  We can argue that few if any of the entries (including the unseen final chapter) were any good.  We can argue their morality and/or philosophy and debate what (mixed) messages the core audience took from the series as a whole.  But one cannot deny the cultural impact of the series.  Of all the countless fantasy films to follow in the wake of Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, it is the only one of its ilk to actually make it past a second entry beyond The Chronicles of Narnia.  Heck, aside from the Aslan fables and the yet-unreleased second chapters in The Hunger Games and Percy Jackson, it is the only post-Potter/LOTR fantasy-lit series to even get a second chapter. But more than sheer staying power, The Twilight Sag ...
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Maureen Ryan: Why 'Revolution' Is A Hit (And Why It Still Has A Problem)
Huffington Post - over 4 years
It's a question I've seen bandied about the Internet regularly this fall: Why is "Revolution" a hit? Why this show? Before I get to a few possible answers, I should say that I don't think the question is dumb. The last half-decade has seen dozens of high-concept TV shows fail, or half-fail for a season or two until they're put out of their misery. Ever since "Lost" was a hit, TV networks have been trying to replicate its weird DNA, but they have generally come up with a series of genetic experiments gone awry, not successful clones or upgrades. We're trained, by this point, to think that any broadcast network show that embraces genre elements is going to be more "Heroes" than Hurley. "Revolution" has avoided this curse, and I have some ideas why it has helped NBC have its most successful fall since dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Over the past decade, I've seen almost every episode of every failed sci-fi/fantasy/high-concept show, and I have the "Terra Nova" velocirapto ...
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'Revolution' review: Lights out, fear on
San Francisco Chronicle - over 4 years
'Revolution' review: Lights out, fear on Created by "Supernatural's" Erik Kripke and produced by J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions, "Revolution" is a dystopian sci-fi adventure set 15 years after the Earth loses all its electrical power and the population has disintegrated into tribes who live in former tract houses now overgrown with weeds. In the '50s, an era we think of as a cultural sea of tranquillity, the popularity of sci-fi films reflected a sense that the post-World War II idyll of American culture could disappear at any second, unless we duck and cover when the Soviets dropped the big one. Soon, Charlie and a small group will go off in search of the kids' uncle Miles (Billy Burke, "The Twilight Saga"), and Danny, who has been captured by a bunch of thugs led by Captain Tom Neville (Giancarlo Esposito, his face restored after that fatal business in "Breaking Bad"). Evil has always existed in society, of course, but in "Revolution," the tribalization o ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Billy Burke
    FORTIES
  • 2012
    Age 45
    In 2012, he was cast as the lead in the NBC science-fiction series Revolution, created by Eric Kripke and produced by J.J. Abrams.
    More Details Hide Details Burke's characters in 24 and Revolution have the same last name (Matheson). 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 finale Special Master though his character has had an ongoing impact on the show from the beginning. Burke currently stars as veterinary pathologist Mitch Morgan, in CBS's Zoo, based on the James Patterson novel.
    In 2012, he was cast as the lead character, Miles Matheson, in the NBC science-fiction series Revolution.
    More Details Hide Details He currently stars in Zoo. Burke was born in Bellingham, Washington. He is married to actress Pollyanna Rose; they have a daughter named Bluesy LaRue Burke. His television credits include roles in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (in the episode "Second Skin"), Party of Five, Gilmore Girls, Karen Sisco, Fringe, Monk, and The Closer (Season 4, episode 13, "Power of Attorney" playing an attorney, who was a rapist and murder suspect, Phillip Stroh). He played Detective Eric Box in the film Untraceable. His motion picture credits include Jane Austen's Mafia! Along Came a Spider, Final Jeopardy, Flashpoint and Ladder 49. His upcoming film credits include The Fallen, Forfeit, Fracture, and Retirement. He appeared in Feast of Love (2007), co-starring Selma Blair and Morgan Freeman.
  • 2010
    Age 43
    In July 2010, Burke appeared in the TNT drama series Rizzoli & Isles.
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    In February 2010, Burke was cast as Jonah King, the primary antagonist featured in the thriller Drive Angry, which was directed by Patrick Lussier and co-starred Amber Heard, Nicolas Cage, and William Fichtner.
    More Details Hide Details It was released on February 25, 2011.
  • 2008
    Age 41
    In 2008, Burke appeared in Twilight, based on the best-selling novel by Stephenie Meyer, playing the role of Charlie Swan.
    More Details Hide Details He also portrayed Bobby's brother Jack on the show My Boys. Burke reprised his role as Charlie Swan in Twilight's sequels, New Moon and Eclipse.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1966
    Born
    Born on November 25, 1966.
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