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William Paul Burns

William Paul Burns actor, screenwriter, director, producer, opera singer. After Northwestern University and Miami University he became a member of the Actors Studio in NYC, under the direction of Lee Strasberg. The Metropolitan Opera Training program started William professional carrier with the Metropolitan Opera Sextet, appearing in "Carmen" "Le... See full bio »

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Blood Dolls
Blood Dolls Mr. Mascaro
Red Shoe Diaries 4: Auto Erotica
Red Shoe Diaries 4: Auto Erotica Howard (segment "The Fling")
Lipstick Judge
Play Murder for Me
Play Murder for Me Fred Merritt


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 1999 Blood Dolls
Mr. Mascaro
 1996 Voyeur II (Video Game)
Everett (as William Burns)
 1994 Red Shoe Diaries 4: Auto Erotica (Video)
Howard (segment "The Fling") (as William Burns)
 1993 Red Shoe Diaries 3: Another Woman's Lipstick (Video)
Howard (episode "Jake's Story") (as William Burns)
 1992 Red Shoe Diaries (TV Series)
- Jake's Story (1992) ... Howard (as William Burns)
 1990 Play Murder for Me
Fred Merritt (as William Burns)
 1982 Strike Force (TV Series)
- Internal Affairs (1982) ... Royko (as William Burns)
 1981 Falcon Crest (TV Series)
Robert 'Bob' Harris
- In His Father's House (1981) ... Robert 'Bob' Harris (as William Burns)
 1978 Mirrors
Gary Whitman (as William Burns)
 1976 The Passover Plot
Shimon (as William Burns)
 1976 Lipstick
Judge (as Bill Burns)
 1973 Mary Tyler Moore (TV Series)
Doug Hemple
- Love Blooms at Hemples (1973) ... Doug Hemple (as William Burns)
 1969 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Major Powers
- The Prisoner Within (1969) ... Major Powers (as William Burns)
 1969 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
2nd Therapist
- The Foal (1969) ... 2nd Therapist (as William Burns)
 1969 Ironside (TV Series)
Denny Fielder
- In Search of an Artist (1969) ... Denny Fielder (as William Burns)
 1968 The Virginian (TV Series)
- The Mustangers (1968) ... Roy (as William Burns)
 1966 The Three Sisters (as Bill Burns)
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 1999 Hollywierd (Documentary)

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Bill Burns | William Burns

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After college, he joined a Summer Theatre. A working barn by day, theatre by night, actors had to take animals out, then set up the stage for each performance.

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