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Overview (5)

Date of Birth 10 September 1945Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, USA
Date of Death 14 July 2013Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameDennis Henry Burkely
Nickname Big D
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Dennis Burkley was born on September 10, 1945 in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, USA as Dennis Henry Burkely. He was an actor, known for The Doors (1991), Tin Cup (1996) and Mask (1985). He was married to Laura Alderdice. He died on July 14, 2013 in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles.

Spouse (1)

Laura Alderdice (18 November 1967 - 14 July 2013) (his death) (2 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Frequently plays working class guys such as bartenders, farmhands, and bikers.

Trivia (4)

A 300 pound character actor who usually wears a beard and speaks with a southern accent.
Had guest-starred on the last episode of Maude (1972).
Dennis was in the opening night cast on Broadway of the original 1971 production of Jesus Christ Superstar. He played Simon Zealotes as well as a merchant and a leper.
Dennis wore the same motorcycle club vest in an episode of Designing Women (High Noon in a Laundry Room) as he did in MASK.

Personal Quotes (1)

[When asked how much he weighed] "Let me put it this way, a few more pounds, I'd have my own area code."

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