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Robert John Burke

Biography

Actor most widely known for using Chuck’s vindictive, money-hungry dad, Bart Bass in the WB series, Gossip Female. He performed the function of Dave within the Problem Weekend. He includes a dark belt in karate in addition to the same twin sibling. He went to the Performing Conservatory at Suny Buy through the early 90’s. He previously a recurring function on Recovery Me with Tatum O’Neal.

Quick Facts


Full Name Robert John Burke
Date Of Birth September 12, 1960
Place Of Birth New York City, NY
Height 1.83 m
Profession TV Actor
Education State University of New York at Purchase
Nationality American
Nominations Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Series
Movies RoboCop 3, Limitless, Thinner, 2 Guns, Safe, The Unbelievable Truth, Tombstone, Hide and Seek, Simple Men, Good Night, and Good Luck, True Story, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Miracle at St. Anna, No Such Thing, Fled, Dust Devil, A Far Off Place, Somewhere in the City, Ned Rifle, Killer: A Journal of Murder, If Lucy Fell, Rambling Rose, The Oh in Ohio, The Ex, First Love, Last Rites, Cop Land, Brooklyn's Finest, A Bright Shining Lie, Connie and Carla, Speak, The Chosen, State Property, Flirt, Jack's Law, Midnight Flight, Future '38, Mayday - Flug in den Tod, Heaven And Earth, Piggie
TV Shows Gossip Girl, Rescue Me, Falcone, Kidnapped
Star Sign Virgo

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#Fact
1 In 2013 at the same time he played a NYPD police patrol officer on Person of Interest (2011) and an NYPD internal affairs detective on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999). Due to his corrupt actions on Person of Interest, his character there could have been investigated by his character on Special Victims Unit.
2 When not doing movies Robert is a Volunteer firefighter In Long Island NY. [2010]
3 Has two children.
4 He became a NY State Certified firefighter after helping with the rescue efforts during 9/11..
5 Attended the acting conservatory of the State University of New York at Purchase (SUNY Purchase).


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Being 2017 pre-production Sheriff Campbell
We Only Know So Much 2017 post-production Hal
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2002-2016 TV Series Ed Tucker
Bait 2015/III Short Uncle Mack
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver 2015 TV Series Cop
Allegiance 2015 TV Series Special Agent Brock
Banshee 2015 TV Series Salvatore Ferillo
True Story 2015/I Greg Ganley
Ned Rifle 2014 Chet
Nurse Jackie 2014 TV Series Dick Richards
Person of Interest 2012-2013 TV Series Officer Patrick Simmons
2 Guns 2013 Jessup
Army Wives 2012-2013 TV Series General Clarke
Golden Boy 2013 TV Series Andrew Lightstone
Gossip Girl 2007-2012 TV Series Bart Bass
NYC 22 2012 TV Series Deputy Inspector Dennis McClaren
Safe 2012/I Captain Wolf
Rescue Me 2004-2011 TV Series Mickey Gavin
White Collar 2011 TV Series Patrick O'Leary
Limitless 2011/I Pierce
Blue Bloods 2010 TV Series Jyle Hogan
Brooklyn's Finest 2009 State Trooper #1
Miracle at St. Anna 2008 General Ned Almond
Generation Kill 2008 TV Mini-Series Maj. Gen. James 'Chaos' Mattis
Rescue Me Minisodes 2008 TV Series Mickey Gavin
Kidnapped 2006-2007 TV Series Bellows
Somewhere in the City 2007 Short
The Ex 2006 Colonel (as Robert Burke)
Six Degrees 2006 TV Series David
Jack's Law 2006 Det. Ron Banks
The Oh in Ohio 2006 Binky Taylor
The Water Is Wide 2006 TV Movie Colonel Conroy
Munich 2005 Belligerent American
Happy 2005/I Short Ben's Dad
Good Night, and Good Luck. 2005 Charlie Mack
Hide and Seek 2005 Steven
Law & Order 1995-2004 TV Series Lt. Colonel Milton Danbury / FBI Agent Ron Innes / Arthur 'Buzz' Palley
Connie and Carla 2004 Rudy
The Sopranos 2004 TV Series Officer Zmuida
Speak 2004 Mr. Neck
CSI: Miami 2003 TV Series FBI Agent Jim Resdon
Piggie 2003
Tea Time with Roy & Sylvia 2003 Short Roy
Oz 2000-2003 TV Series Special Agent Pierce Taylor
Queens Supreme 2003 TV Series Special Agent Jeff Donaldson
For Earth Below 2002 Short Automated Bank Voice (voice)
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind 2002 Instructor Jenks
Sex and the City 2002 TV Series Walker Lewis
Witchblade 2002 TV Series Det. Dean Gorner
State Property 2002 Bob (as Robert Burke)
No Such Thing 2001 The Monster
Falcone 2000 TV Series
Triples 1998 Christian
Somewhere in the City 1998 Frankie
Alptraum im Airport 1998 TV Movie Paul Bacon (as Robert Burke)
A Bright Shining Lie 1998 TV Movie Frank Drummond
From the Earth to the Moon 1998 TV Mini-Series Bill Anders
Homicide: Life on the Street 1998 TV Series Jeffrey Andrews
Mayday - Flug in den Tod 1997 Tom Hutton (as Robert Burke)
First Love, Last Rites 1997 Henry
Cop Land 1997 Officer B
Thinner 1996 Billy Halleck
Fled 1996 Pat Schiller
If Lucy Fell 1996 Handsome Man
Flirt 1995 Men's Room Man # (as Robert Burke)
Killer: A Journal of Murder 1995 R.G. Greiser
Screen Two 1995 TV Series Steve
Heaven & Earth 1993 G.I. Paul
Tombstone 1993 Frank McLaury (as Robert Burke)
RoboCop versus The Terminator 1993 Video Game Officer Alex J. Murphy / RoboCop
RoboCop 3 1993 RoboCop (as Robert Burke)
A Far Off Place 1993 Paul Parker (as Robert Burke)
Simple Men 1992 Bill McCabe (as Robert Burke)
Dust Devil 1992 Dust Devil (as Robert Burke)
Rambling Rose 1991 Dave Wilkie (as Robert Burke)
The Unbelievable Truth 1989 Josh (as Robert Burke)
Nightmare Weekend 1986 Dave (as Robert Burke)
The Equalizer 1986 TV Series O'Toole
Gangster Wars 1981 Officer Reardon
The Chosen 1981 Levi Saunders (as Robert Burke)

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Headless Body in Topless Bar 1995 special thanks - as Robert Burke

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver 2014 TV Series
Safe: Criminal Battleground 2012 Video short Himself
Years Later: The Unbelievable Truth and its Consequences 2010 Video documentary short Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Army Wives: A Final Salute 2014 TV Movie archival
Gossip Girl: XO XO 2012 TV Movie documentary Bart Bass
Kidnapped 2007 TV Series Bellows

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) · Rose Abdoo
· Alex Borstein
· Patricia Clarkson
· George Clooney
· Jeff Daniels
· Reed Diamond
· Tate Donovan
· Robert Downey Jr.
· Grant Heslov
· Peter Jacobson
· Frank Langella
· Tom McCarthy
· Dianne Reeves
· Matt Ross
· David Strathairn
· Ray Wise
2006 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) · Rose Abdoo
· Alex Borstein
· Patricia Clarkson
· George Clooney
· Jeff Daniels
· Reed Diamond
· Tate Donovan
· Robert Downey Jr.
· Grant Heslov
· Peter Jacobson
· Frank Langella
· Tom McCarthy
· Dianne Reeves
· Matt Ross
· David Strathairn
· Ray Wise
1993 Chainsaw Award Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Best Actor Dust Devil (1992)


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#Quote
1 [Talking about RoboCop 3 (1993)] Peter Weller really defined the character in terms of movement. But there's always room for reinterpretation.

#Trademark
1 Frequently plays unfriendly square-jawed, growly-voiced suits, commonly Feds or gangsters, who always seem to be foiling the protagonists.

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