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Billy Burke

Billy Burke is well known to genre fans for the part of Charlie Swan in the blockbuster Twilight film franchise. He created the role in the first film, Twilight, which also marked his first collaboration with director Catherine Hardwicke. Burke has since reprised the character in the sequels, New Moon and Eclipse. He returns in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, which is being released in two parts: part one coming in November 2011 and part two in 2012. Burke has several other upcoming films, including Drive Angry 3D, in which he co-stars with Nicolas Cage, and the indie feature Highland Park.

Burke has also been seen in the Gregory Hoblit-directed thrillers Untraceable, with Diane Lane, and Fracture, with Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling; Robert Benton's ensemble romantic comedy Feast of Love; Jay Russell's fact-based drama Ladder 49, with John Travolta and Joaquin Phoenix; Lee Tamahori's Along Came a Spider; Without Limits, for writer/director Robert Towne; and Jim Abraham's Jane Austen's Mafia! Burke's additional film work includes a number of independent features, including Forfeit and Dill Scallion, to name only a few.

On television, Burke recently had recurring roles on the TNT series Rizzoli and Isles and the TBS series My Boys. He previously had a chilling seven-episode arc in the second season of the hit action series 24. He also appeared in a recurring role on the series Wonderland, created by Peter Berg, and has had guest roles on such series as Law & Order, Fringe and The Closer.

Apart from acting, Burke is an accomplished musician who plays both guitar and piano. He performed in Seattle with the rock band Outcast Theater for many years. His debut album, Removed, was released last June.


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Billy Burke Facts

OccupationActor
BirthdayNovember 25, 1966 (50)
SignSagittarius
BirthplaceBellingham, Washington, USA

Selected Filmography

8:00 A.M.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
Fracture
The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Lights Out
Twilight
Twilight Saga 5 Movie Collection
Tombstone
Army of Darkness
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