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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
1In 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.
2When not doing movies Robert is a Volunteer firefighter In Long Island NY. [2010]
3Has two children.
4He became a NY State Certified firefighter after helping with the rescue efforts during 9/11..
5Attended the acting conservatory of the State University of New York at Purchase (SUNY Purchase).


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Being2017pre-productionSheriff Campbell
We Only Know So Much2017post-productionHal
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2002-2016TV SeriesEd Tucker
Bait2015/IIIShortUncle Mack
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver2015TV SeriesCop
Allegiance2015TV SeriesSpecial Agent Brock
Banshee2015TV SeriesSalvatore Ferillo
True Story2015/IGreg Ganley
Ned Rifle2014Chet
Nurse Jackie2014TV SeriesDick Richards
Person of Interest2012-2013TV SeriesOfficer Patrick Simmons
2 Guns2013Jessup
Army Wives2012-2013TV SeriesGeneral Clarke
Golden Boy2013TV SeriesAndrew Lightstone
Gossip Girl2007-2012TV SeriesBart Bass
NYC 222012TV SeriesDeputy Inspector Dennis McClaren
Safe2012/ICaptain Wolf
Rescue Me2004-2011TV SeriesMickey Gavin
White Collar2011TV SeriesPatrick O'Leary
Limitless2011/IPierce
Blue Bloods2010TV SeriesJyle Hogan
Brooklyn's Finest2009State Trooper #1
Miracle at St. Anna2008General Ned Almond
Generation Kill2008TV Mini-SeriesMaj. Gen. James 'Chaos' Mattis
Rescue Me Minisodes2008TV SeriesMickey Gavin
Kidnapped2006-2007TV SeriesBellows
Somewhere in the City2007Short
The Ex2006Colonel (as Robert Burke)
Six Degrees2006TV SeriesDavid
Jack's Law2006Det. Ron Banks
The Oh in Ohio2006Binky Taylor
The Water Is Wide2006TV MovieColonel Conroy
Munich2005Belligerent American
Happy2005/IShortBen's Dad
Good Night, and Good Luck.2005Charlie Mack
Hide and Seek2005Steven
Law & Order1995-2004TV SeriesLt. Colonel Milton Danbury / FBI Agent Ron Innes / Arthur 'Buzz' Palley
Connie and Carla2004Rudy
The Sopranos2004TV SeriesOfficer Zmuida
Speak2004Mr. Neck
CSI: Miami2003TV SeriesFBI Agent Jim Resdon
Piggie2003
Tea Time with Roy & Sylvia2003ShortRoy
Oz2000-2003TV SeriesSpecial Agent Pierce Taylor
Queens Supreme2003TV SeriesSpecial Agent Jeff Donaldson
For Earth Below2002ShortAutomated Bank Voice (voice)
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind2002Instructor Jenks
Sex and the City2002TV SeriesWalker Lewis
Witchblade2002TV SeriesDet. Dean Gorner
State Property2002Bob (as Robert Burke)
No Such Thing2001The Monster
Falcone2000TV Series
Triples1998Christian
Somewhere in the City1998Frankie
Alptraum im Airport1998TV MoviePaul Bacon (as Robert Burke)
A Bright Shining Lie1998TV MovieFrank Drummond
From the Earth to the Moon1998TV Mini-SeriesBill Anders
Homicide: Life on the Street1998TV SeriesJeffrey Andrews
Mayday - Flug in den Tod1997Tom Hutton (as Robert Burke)
First Love, Last Rites1997Henry
Cop Land1997Officer B
Thinner1996Billy Halleck
Fled1996Pat Schiller
If Lucy Fell1996Handsome Man
Flirt1995Men's Room Man # (as Robert Burke)
Killer: A Journal of Murder1995R.G. Greiser
Screen Two1995TV SeriesSteve
Heaven & Earth1993G.I. Paul
Tombstone1993Frank McLaury (as Robert Burke)
RoboCop versus The Terminator1993Video GameOfficer Alex J. Murphy / RoboCop
RoboCop 31993RoboCop (as Robert Burke)
A Far Off Place1993Paul Parker (as Robert Burke)
Simple Men1992Bill McCabe (as Robert Burke)
Dust Devil1992Dust Devil (as Robert Burke)
Rambling Rose1991Dave Wilkie (as Robert Burke)
The Unbelievable Truth1989Josh (as Robert Burke)
Nightmare Weekend1986Dave (as Robert Burke)
The Equalizer1986TV SeriesO'Toole
Gangster Wars1981Officer Reardon
The Chosen1981Levi Saunders (as Robert Burke)

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Headless Body in Topless Bar1995special thanks - as Robert Burke

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver2014TV Series
Safe: Criminal Battleground2012Video shortHimself
Years Later: The Unbelievable Truth and its Consequences2010Video documentary shortHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Army Wives: A Final Salute2014TV Movie archival
Gossip Girl: XO XO2012TV Movie documentaryBart Bass
Kidnapped2007TV SeriesBellows

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastGood 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
2006ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureGood 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
1993Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest ActorDust 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
1Frequently plays unfriendly square-jawed, growly-voiced suits, commonly Feds or gangsters, who always seem to be foiling the protagonists.

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