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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 26 August 1965Point Lookout, New York, USA
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Chris Burke was born on August 26, 1965 in Point Lookout, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for Life Goes On (1989), Jonathan: The Boy Nobody Wanted (1992) and Mona Lisa Smile (2003).

Trivia (11)

Has Down syndrome.
Graduated from the Don Guanella School in Springfield, Pennsylvania in 1985.
Used to work as an elevator operator.
Is an usher at a Catholic church near his NY home.
Mother, Marian, is a retired trade-show manager.
Toured with his 3-piece folk band.
Is the youngest of 4 children - brother, J.R. and sisters Ellen and Anne.
Serves as a Goodwill Ambassador for the National Down Syndrome Society and is a member of their staff.
Father, Frank, is a retired NYPD inspector.
New York: Lives with his parents in New York City, but has a weekend home on Long Island. Works for the National Down Syndrome Society, advocates for people with disabilities and occasionally acts. [May 2012]
Hates the term "Down Syndrome" because it sounds negative and depressing. Instead, he prefers to call it "Up Syndrome".

Personal Quotes (1)

It's not our disabilities, it's our abilities that count.

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