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Paul Burke (I) (1926–2009)

Tall, dark, and handsome is how Hollywood liked their leading men back in the 1950s and 1960s, and actor Paul Burke certainly fit the bill. While his career fell short of outright stardom, he managed to stand out in a couple of acclaimed TV cop series series in the 1960s and "enjoyed" semi-cult notice by co-starring in one of the screen's most ... See full bio »

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 1990 Columbo (TV Series)
Horace Sherwin
- Uneasy Lies the Crown (1990) ... Horace Sherwin
 1988 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Winston Prentiss
- Yup (1988) ... Winston Prentiss
 1982-1988 Dynasty (TV Series)
Neal McVane
- The Scandal (1988) ... Neal McVane
- The Sublet (1987) ... Neal McVane
- Valez (1987) ... Neal McVane
- The Dress (1987) ... Neal McVane
 1986 Hot Shots (TV Series)
Nicholas Broderick
- Riot (1986) ... Nicholas Broderick
- Roll Over, Agatha Christie (1986) ... Nicholas Broderick
- The Family Jules (1986) ... Nicholas Broderick
- Writ of Habeas Corpse (1986) ... Nicholas Broderick
- Tails You Lose (1986) ... Nicholas Broderick
 1983-1986 Hotel (TV Series)
Everett Payne / Senator Tom Andrews
- Queen's Gambit (1986) ... Everett Payne
- Relative Loss (1983) ... Senator Tom Andrews
 1985 Glitter (TV Series)
 1981-1985 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)
Admiral Hawkes / Admiral Kitchner
- Memories Are Forever (1981) ... Admiral Kitchner
 1985 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Herbert Upton
- Murder in the Afternoon (1985) ... Herbert Upton
 1985 Finder of Lost Loves (TV Series)
Richard Foster
- Deadly Silence (1985) ... Richard Foster
 1984 The Red-Light Sting (TV Movie)
Brockelhurst
 1978-1983 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Nick Gleason / Noah Jansen / John Saunders / ...
- The Searcher/The Way We Weren't (1981) ... Noah Jansen / John Saunders
- Lady of the Evening/The Racer (1978) ... Bill Fredricks
 1983 T.J. Hooker (TV Series)
Capt. Frank Medavoy
- Blue Murder (1983) ... Capt. Frank Medavoy
 1983 The Paper Chase (TV Series)
Mr. Ford
- Plague of Locusts (1983) ... Mr. Ford
 1981 Advice to the Lovelorn (TV Movie)
Nicholas Fraser
 1981 Killing at Hell's Gate (TV Movie)
Congressman Jim Corbin
 1981 Vega$ (TV Series)
Curtis Green
- The Killing (1981) ... Curtis Green
 1978-1981 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Ned Beacham / Walter Baresh / Brian Sherwood
- Ages of Man/Bo 'n Sam/Families (1979) ... Walter Baresh
 1980 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Dr. Malcolm
- Hot Line (1980) ... Dr. Malcolm
 1971-1980 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
David Lawrence / Ben Cunningham
- The Moroville Covenant (1980) ... David Lawrence
- The Gunrunner (1971) ... Ben Cunningham
 1980 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Clifford Burke
- Of Ghosts and Angels (1980) ... Clifford Burke
 1979 The Littlest Hobo (TV Series)
Andy McClelland
- The Defector (1979) ... Andy McClelland
 1979 Beach Patrol (TV Movie)
Wes Dobbs
 1978 Sam (TV Series)
- Episode #1.6 (1978)
 1978 What Really Happened to the Class of '65? (TV Series)
McDonald
- Mr. Potential (1978) ... McDonald
 1978 Wild and Wooly (TV Movie)
Tobias Singleton
 1977 Little Ladies of the Night (TV Movie)
Frank Atkins
 1976 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Lt. Ted Cameron
- The Las Vegas Strangler (1976) ... Lt. Ted Cameron
 1973-1976 Police Story (TV Series)
Captain Kidder / Lieutenant Barrett / Matt Prescott / ...
- Officer Dooly (1976) ... Captain Kidder
- Vice: 24 Hours (1975) ... Lieutenant Barrett
- World Full of Hurt (1974) ... Matt Prescott
- The Ten Year Honeymoon (1973) ... Al Boyd
 1976 Petrocelli (TV Series)
John Fleming
- Any Number Can Die (1976) ... John Fleming
 1975 Psychic Killer
Police Lt. Jeff Morgan
 1975 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Police Chief Les Walker
- Night Train to L.A. (1975) ... Police Chief Les Walker
 1974 Mannix (TV Series)
Penn Anderson / Frank Belford
- The Survivor Who Wasn't (1974) ... Penn Anderson / Frank Belford
 1974 Ironside (TV Series)
Carl Parkos / Hardway
- Act of Vengeance (1974) ... Carl Parkos
- Two Hundred Large (1974) ... Hardway
 1974 Harry O (TV Series)
Philip Ballinger
- Ballinger's Choice (1974) ... Philip Ballinger
 1974 Police Woman (TV Series)
Joe Fenner
- The End Game (1974) ... Joe Fenner
 1972-1974 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
Pete
- To Keep and Bear Arms (1974) ... Pete
- Hour of Judgment (1972)
 1974 Hawkins (TV Series)
Fred Wyatt
- Candidate for Murder (1974) ... Fred Wyatt
 1970-1974 Medical Center (TV Series)
Welton / Ted Harper / Dr. Ben Teverley
- Choice of Evils (1974) ... Welton
- Doctor and Mr. Harper (1972) ... Ted Harper
- Undercurrent (1970) ... Dr. Ben Teverley
 1973 Shaft (TV Series)
Elliot Williamson
- The Kidnapping (1973) ... Elliot Williamson
 1973 The New Perry Mason (TV Series)
Herbert Newton
- The Case of the Murdered Murderer (1973) ... Herbert Newton
 1973 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
- The Panic Path (1973)
 1973 Thriller (TV Series)
Brad Hunter
- Anatomy of Terror (1973) ... Brad Hunter
 1973 Crime Club (TV Movie)
Robert London
 1973 The Wide World of Mystery (TV Series)
Brad Hunter
- An Echo of Theresa (1973) ... Brad Hunter
 1972 Lieutenant Schuster's Wife (TV Movie)
Lt. Lou Schuster
 1972 The Rookies (TV Series)
Neil Montgomery
- Pilot (1972) ... Neil Montgomery
 1970 Maharlika
Bob Reynolds
 1970 Crowhaven Farm (TV Movie)
Ben Porter
 1969 Daddy's Gone A-Hunting
Jack Byrnes
 1964 Della
Barney Stafford
 1964 Slattery's People (TV Series)
Dr. Robert Harrison
- Question: What Is a Genius Worth This Week? (1964) ... Dr. Robert Harrison
 1964 Combat! (TV Series)
Sgt. O'Neill
- Point of View (1964) ... Sgt. O'Neill
 1964 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Ted Franklin
- The Love of a Smart Operator (1964) ... Ted Franklin
 1963-1964 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Rev. Hank McKenzie / Simon Cole
- A Pattern of Sundays (1964) ... Rev. Hank McKenzie
- What Did She Mean by Good Luck? (1963) ... Simon Cole
 1964 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Lawrence Crane
- A Hundred Million Tomorrows (1964) ... Lawrence Crane
 1964 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
Captain Richard Pratt
- The Special Courage of Captain Pratt (1964) ... Captain Richard Pratt
 1963 The Lieutenant (TV Series)
Capt. Kenneth Thomson
- Captain Thomson (1963) ... Capt. Kenneth Thomson
 1960 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Daniel Trenner
- The Trial (1960) ... Daniel Trenner
 1960 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
- Cap'n Pegleg (1960)
 1959-1960 Black Saddle (TV Series)
Cole Castleberry / Harley King
- End of the Line (1960) ... Cole Castleberry
- Blood Money (1959) ... Harley King
 1960 Hotel de Paree (TV Series)
Tad Frisbee
- Sundance and the Long Trek (1960) ... Tad Frisbee
 1960 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Brad Finley
- Second Fiddle (1960) ... Brad Finley
 1959-1960 Five Fingers (TV Series)
Robertson / Robinson
- Counterfeit (1960) ... Robinson
- The Search for Edvard Stoyan (1960) ... Robertson
- The Judas Goat (1960) ... Robertson
- Operation Ramrod (1959) ... Robertson
- Final Dream (1959) ... Robertson
 1959 Philip Marlowe (TV Series)
Jennings
- The Mogul (1959) ... Jennings
 1959 Tightrope (TV Series)
Buddy Brannen
- The Money Fight (1959) ... Buddy Brannen
 1959 Men Into Space (TV Series)
Major Billy Williams
- Moon Probe (1959) ... Major Billy Williams
 1959 M Squad (TV Series)
Harry Klorr / Ted Stevens
- The European Plan (1959) ... Harry Klorr
- Death Threat (1959) ... Ted Stevens
 1959 The Man and the Challenge (TV Series)
Corey
- Sphere of No Return (1959) ... Corey
 1959 The D.A.'s Man (TV Series)
Laine
- Manhattan Gigolo (1959) ... Laine
 1958-1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Farley Mathews / Paul Salvanti
- Dark December (1959) ... Farley Mathews
- Seven Against the Wall (1958) ... Paul Salvanti
 1959 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Nellis
- The Karl Miller Story (1959) ... Nellis
 1958 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Bud Crawford
- The Killer (1958) ... Bud Crawford
 1954-1958 The Lineup (TV Series)
Troy Kimball
- The Paisley Gang (1954) ... Troy Kimball
 1958 Flight (TV Series)
- Escape
 1957-1958 Harbormaster (TV Series)
Jeff Kittridge / Jeff Kittredge
- Courage by Proxy (1958) ... Jeff Kittredge
- Explosion Above (1958) ... Jeff Kittredge
- Return to Trouble (1958) ... Jeff Kittridge
- Survival (1958) ... Jeff Kittridge
- Enemy Unknown (1957) ... Jeff Kittredge
 1958 Target (TV Series)
- Man on a Bike (1958)
 1957 Men of Annapolis (TV Series)
Wesley Edmont / Joe Riley
- Seawall (1957) ... Wesley Edmont
- The Star ... Joe Riley
 1957 The Disembodied
Tom Maxwell
 1957 Panic! (TV Series)
Dr. David Nelson
- Courage (1957) ... Dr. David Nelson
 1956-1957 Noah's Ark (TV Series)
Dr. Noah McCann / Noah McCann
- Irmgaard's Problem (1957) ... Dr. Noah McCann
- The Intruder (1957) ... Dr. Noah McCann
- Jehoshaphat (1957) ... Dr. Noah McCann
- A Kangaroo's Tale (1957) ... Dr. Noah McCann
- The Gentle Peril (1957) ... Dr. Noah McCann
 1956 Medic (TV Series)
Bob Rogers
- This Strange Ending (1956) ... Bob Rogers
 1953-1956 Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Rosy / Matthew Tips / Ace
- The Phantom Ring (1956) ... Rosy
- Superman Week (1955) ... Matthew Tips
- My Friend Superman (1953) ... Ace
 1956 Screaming Eagles
Cpl. Dreef
 1956 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
- Friday the 13th (1956)
 1955 Dragnet (TV Series)
- The Big Student (1955)
- The Big Chet (1955)
 1955 Navy Log (TV Series)
Sparks
- Sky Pilot (1955) ... Sparks
 1955 Highway Patrol (TV Series)
Patrolman Halsey
- Prison Break (1955) ... Patrolman Halsey
 1955 Stage 7 (TV Series)
Tommy
- Fox Hunt (1955) ... Tommy
 1955 Francis in the Navy
Tate
 1955 Spy Chasers
Michael (uncredited)
 1955 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Willy Brady
- Showdown at Sand Creek (1955) ... Willy Brady
 1955 Big Town (TV Series)
Gardiner
- The Blood Profiteer (1955) ... Gardiner
 1954 Return from the Sea
Gunnery Officer
 1953 Three Sailors and a Girl
Actor (uncredited)
 1953 South Sea Woman
Ensign at Court-martial
 1952 The Unexpected (TV Series)
- Beyond Belief (1952)
 1952 Fearless Fagan
Pvt. Hawkins (uncredited)
 1952 Francis Goes to West Point
Sergeant Swazey (uncredited)
 1951 Fixed Bayonets!
Doggie (uncredited)
 1951 Golden Girl
Bandit (uncredited)
 1951 Call Me Mister
Soldier (uncredited)
Show Show Self (2 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

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Interviewed in book "Naked City: The Television Series" by James Rosin, 2008. See more »

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Height:

5' 11½" (1.82 m)
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Survived by his 3 children from his first marriage: Paula Burke-Lopez, Paul Brian Burke and Dina Burke-Shawkat. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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