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Raymond Burr (1917–1993)


Born Raymond William Stacy Burr on 21 May 1917 in New Westminster, British Columbia, Burr spent most of his early life traveling. As a youngster, his father moved his family to China, where the elder Burr worked as a trade agent. When the family returned to Canada, Raymond's parents separated. He and his mother moved to Vallejo, California, where ... See full bio »

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Known For

Ironside
Ironside Robert T. Ironside / Carlton Duffy
(1967-1975)
Godzilla 1985
Godzilla 1985 Steve Martin
(1984)
Rear Window
Rear Window Lars Thorwald
(1954)

Filmography

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 1993 Perry Mason: The Case of the Killer Kiss (TV Movie)
Perry Mason
 1993 The Return of Ironside (TV Movie)
Robert Ironside
 1993 Perry Mason: The Case of the Skin-Deep Scandal (TV Movie)
Perry Mason
 1992 Perry Mason: The Case of the Heartbroken Bride (TV Movie)
Perry Mason
 1992 Perry Mason: The Case of the Reckless Romeo (TV Movie)
Perry Mason
 1992 Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Framing (TV Movie)
Perry Mason
 1992 Grass Roots (TV Movie)
Judge Boggs
 1991 Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Fashion (TV Movie)
Perry Mason
 1991 Delirious
Carter Hedison
 1991 Showdown at Williams Creek
The Judge
 1991 Perry Mason: The Case of the Glass Coffin (TV Movie)
Perry Mason
 1991 Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster (TV Movie)
Perry Mason
 1991 Perry Mason: The Case of the Ruthless Reporter (TV Movie)
Perry Mason
 1990 Perry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter (TV Movie)
Perry Mason
 1990 Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer (TV Movie)
Perry Mason
 1990 Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception (TV Movie)
Perry Mason
 1990 Perry Mason: The Case of the Poisoned Pen (TV Movie)
Perry Mason
 1989 Perry Mason: The Case of the All-Star Assassin (TV Movie)
Perry Mason
 1989 Perry Mason: The Case of the Musical Murder (TV Movie)
Perry Mason
 1989 Perry Mason: The Case of the Lethal Lesson (TV Movie)
Perry Mason
 1988 Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake (TV Movie)
Perry Mason
 1988 Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace (TV Movie)
Perry Mason
 1987 Perry Mason: The Case of the Murdered Madam (TV Movie)
Perry Mason
 1987 Perry Mason: The Case of the Sinister Spirit (TV Movie)
Perry Mason
 1987 Perry Mason: The Case of the Lost Love (TV Movie)
Perry Mason
 1986 Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star (TV Movie)
Perry Mason
 1986 Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun (TV Movie)
Perry Mason
 1985 Perry Mason Returns (TV Movie)
Perry Mason
 1984 Godzilla 1985
Steve Martin
 1982 Airplane II: The Sequel
The Judge
 1982 The Return
Dr. Kramer
 1981 Peter and Paul (TV Movie)
Herod Agrippa I
 1980 The Night the City Screamed (TV Movie)
Mayor
 1980 The Curse of King Tut's Tomb (TV Movie)
Jonash Sabastian
 1980 Out of the Blue
Dr. Brean
 1979 The Thirteenth Day: The Story of Esther (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 1979 Disaster on the Coastliner (TV Movie)
Estes Hill
 1979 The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo (TV Series)
The Godfather
- The Mob Comes to Orly (1979) ... The Godfather
 1979 Eischied (TV Series)
Police Commissioner
- Only the Pretty Girls Die: Part 2 (1979) ... Police Commissioner
- Only the Pretty Girls Die: Part 1 (1979) ... Police Commissioner
 1979 Love's Savage Fury (TV Movie)
Lyle Taggart, Sr.
 1978-1979 Centennial (TV Mini-Series)
Herman Bockweiss
- The Scream of Eagles (1979) ... Herman Bockweiss
- The Winds of Death (1979) ... Herman Bockweiss
- The Winds of Fortune (1979) ... Herman Bockweiss
- The Crime (1979) ... Herman Bockweiss
- The Storm (1979) ... Herman Bockweiss
 1978 The Jordan Chance (TV Movie)
Frank Jordan
 1978 The Bastard (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 1978 Tomorrow Never Comes
Burke
 1977 Harold Robbins' 79 Park Avenue (TV Mini-Series)
Armand Perfido
- Part 3 (1977) ... Armand Perfido
- Part 2 (1977) ... Armand Perfido
- Part 1 (1977) ... Armand Perfido
 1976-1977 Kingston: Confidential (TV Series)
R.B. Kingston
- The Anonymous Hero (1977) ... R.B. Kingston
- The Night Scene (1977) ... R.B. Kingston
- Dateline: Fear City (1977) ... R.B. Kingston
- The Cult (1977) ... R.B. Kingston
- Monolith (1977) ... R.B. Kingston
 1977 Godzilla
Steve Martin
 1976 Mallory: Circumstantial Evidence (TV Movie)
Arthur Mallory
 1967-1975 Ironside (TV Series)
Robert T. Ironside / Carlton Duffy
- The Rolling Y (1975) ... Robert T. Ironside
- The Organizer (1975) ... Robert T. Ironside
- A Matter of Life or Death (1975) ... Robert T. Ironside
- The Faded Image (1975) ... Robert T. Ironside
- The Return of Eleanor Rogers (1975) ... Robert T. Ironside
 1973 Portrait: A Man Whose Name Was John (TV Movie)
Angelo Roncalli, Pope John XXIII
 1972 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)
Robert T. Ironside
- Five Days in the Death of Sgt. Brown: Part II (1972) ... Robert T. Ironside
 1963-1970 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Rick Santy / Man in Bathroom / pre main sketch skit / ...
- Freddie's Desperate Hour (1970) ... Rick Santy
- The Magic Act (1970) ... Man in Bathroom / pre main sketch skit (uncredited)
- Goodnight, Sour Prince (1963) ... King Richard
 1968 P.J.
William Orbison
 1968 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
S.I.A. Bureau Chief
- A Thief Is a Thief (1968) ... S.I.A. Bureau Chief
 1967 Ironside (TV Movie)
Robert Ironside
 1957-1966 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Perry Mason / Grimes
- The Case of the Final Fade-Out (1966) ... Perry Mason
- The Case of the Crafty Kidnapper (1966) ... Perry Mason
- The Case of the Positive Negative (1966) ... Perry Mason
- The Case of the Misguided Model (1966) ... Perry Mason
- The Case of the Dead Ringer (1966) ... Perry Mason / Grimes
 1961 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Perry Mason
- Jack on Trial for Murder (1961) ... Perry Mason
 1960 Joyful Hour (TV Movie)
Roman Guard
 1960 Desire in the Dust
Col. Ben Marquand
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Charles Bent / Lester Friedman
- Lone Woman (1957) ... Charles Bent
- The Greer Case (1957) ... Lester Friedman
 1957 Affair in Havana
Mallabee
 1957 The Web (TV Series)
George
- No Escape (1957) ... George
 1957 Undercurrent (TV Series)
George
- No Escape (1957) ... George
 1957 Crime of Passion
Tony Pope
 1956 The Brass Legend
Tris Hatten
 1956 Climax! (TV Series)
Sergeant Ben Gurnick / Philip Moran / Lieutenant Shea
- Savage Portrait (1956) ... Sergeant Ben Gurnick
- The Shadow of Evil (1956) ... Philip Moran
- The Sound of Silence (1956) ... Lieutenant Shea
 1956 Ride the High Iron
Ziggy Moline
 1954-1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Dan Reynolds / Colby / Major Blakestone
- Flamingo Road (1956) ... Dan Reynolds
- The Web (1955) ... Colby
- Shall Not Perish (1954) ... Major Blakestone
 1956 A Cry in the Night
Harold Loftus
 1956 Secret of Treasure Mountain
Cash Larsen
 1956 Great Day in the Morning
Jumbo Means
 1956 Godzilla, King of the Monsters!
Steve Martin
 1956 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series)
George
- No Escape (1956) ... George
 1956 Please Murder Me!
Craig Carlson
 1954-1956 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Robert Drayton / Red Lefwick
- Man Without Fear (1956) ... Robert Drayton
- The Fugitives (1954) ... Red Lefwick
 1956 Chevron Hall of Stars (TV Series)
Jud
- The Lone Hand (1956) ... Jud
- Arizona Ames (1956)
 1955 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Major Tetley
- The Ox-Bow Incident (1955) ... Major Tetley
 1955 A Man Alone
Stanley
 1955 Count Three and Pray
Yancey Huggins
 1955 You're Never Too Young
Noonan
 1955 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Dr. Sutton
- The Ordeal of Dr. Sutton (1955) ... Dr. Sutton
 1954 They Were So Young
Jaime Coltos
 1954 Passion
Captain Rodriguez
 1954 Thunder Pass
Tulsa
 1954 Khyber Patrol
Capt. Ahmed Shir
 1954 Rear Window
Lars Thorwald
 1954 Gorilla at Large
Cy Miller
 1954 Mr. & Mrs. North (TV Series)
Charles
- Murder for Sale (1954) ... Charles
 1954 Casanova's Big Night
Minister Bragadin
 1953 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Gonzales
- The Room (1953) ... Gonzales
 1953 Fort Algiers
Amir
 1953 Serpent of the Nile
Mark Antony
 1953 Chevron Theatre (TV Series)
- No Escape (1953)
 1953 The Blue Gardenia
Harry Prebble
 1953 Bandits of Corsica
Jonatto
 1953 Tales of Tomorrow (TV Series)
 1951-1953 Family Theatre (TV Series)
Peter / Balthazar / Simon the Cyrenean
- Triumphant Hour (1953) ... Peter
- A Star Shall Rise (1952) ... Balthazar
- That I May See (1951) ... Simon the Cyrenean
 1952 Horizons West
Cord Hardin
 1952 Gruen Guild Theater (TV Series)
- Face Value (1952)
- The Leather Coat (1952)
- The Tiger (1952)
 1952 The Unexpected (TV Series)
Doctor Alexander
- The Magnificent Lie (1952) ... Doctor Alexander
- Merry-Go-Round (1952)
 1952 Mara Maru
Brock Benedict
 1952 Rebound (TV Series)
Gomez
- The Wreck (1952) ... Gomez
- Joker's Wild (1952)
 1951 Meet Danny Wilson
Nick Driscoll alias Joe Martell
 1951 Chesterfield Sound Off Time (TV Series)
Chief of Detectives Thad Brown
- Dragnet: The Human Bomb (1951) ... Chief of Detectives Thad Brown
 1951 Dragnet (TV Series)
Deputy Chief Thad Brown
- The Human Bomb (1951) ... Deputy Chief Thad Brown (as Ray Burr)
 1951 F.B.I. Girl
Blake
 1951 The Magic Carpet
Grand Vizier Boreg al Buzzar
 1951 Bride of the Gorilla
Barney Chavez
 1951 The Whip Hand
Steve Loomis
 1951 His Kind of Woman
Nick Ferraro
 1951 New Mexico
Pvt. Anderson
 1951 The Bigelow Theatre (TV Series)
The Wrestler
- Big Hello (1951) ... The Wrestler
 1951 A Place in the Sun
Dist. Atty. R. Frank Marlowe
 1951 Stars Over Hollywood (TV Series)
- Prison Doctor (1951)
 1951 M
Pottsy
 1950 Borderline
Pete Ritchie
 1950 The Amazing Mr. Malone (TV Movie)
 1950 Key to the City
Les Taggart
 1950 Unmasked
Roger Lewis
 1949 Love Happy
Alphonse Zoto
 1949 Abandoned
Kerric
 1949 Red Light
Nick Cherney
 1949 Black Magic
Alexandre Dumas, Jr.
 1949 Bride of Vengeance
Michelotto
 1948 Adventures of Don Juan
Captain Alvarez
 1948 Walk a Crooked Mile
Krebs
 1948 Station West
Mark Bristow
 1948 Pitfall
J.B. MacDonald
 1948 Raw Deal
Rick Coyle
 1948 Fighting Father Dunne
Prosecuting Attorney in Montage (uncredited)
 1948 Ruthless
Pete Vendig
 1948 Sleep, My Love
Detective Sgt. Strake
 1948 I Love Trouble
Herb
 1947 Desperate
Walt Radak
 1947 Code of the West
Boyd Carter
 1946 San Quentin
Jeff Torrance
 1946 Without Reservations
Paul Gill (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(5/26/48) Stage: Appeared (as "Paul Gauguin") in "Gauguin", Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena, CA. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 3 Print Biographies | 1 Article | 2 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Ray Burr

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[about his character in Perry Mason (1957)] Let's just say that the part isn't conducive to leisurely living the way I once knew it. I only hope that I can regain my own identity, once I decide that Perry Mason and myself have come to the parting of the road. Perry Mason has become a career for me . . . all I know is that I work, eat and sleep Perry Mason. See more »

Trivia:

Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 3, 1991-1993, pages 84-85. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2001. See more »

Trademark:

Deep commanding voice. See more »

Nickname:

Ray

Star Sign:

Gemini

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