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Bob Burns (III)

World renown archivist and historian of props, costumes, and other screen used paraphernalia from some of the greatest (and not so great) science fiction, fantasy, and horror motion pictures. Among some of the things found in his "basement" museum are, the original Time Machine from the George Pal classic of the same name, the original wolf's head ... See full bio »

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 2012 Captain Movies' Shorts (completed)
Major Mars
 2015 Fire City: End of Days
 2010 The United Monster Talent Agency (Short)
UMTA Handler (uncredited)
 2009 Dark and Stormy Night
Kogar the Gorilla
 2005 King Kong
NY Stander
 2005 Monster Kid Home Movies (Video)
Various Roles ("The Alien, " "The Monster")
 2005 The Naked Monster
Admiral Burns / Tracy the Gorilla
 2001 The Vampire Hunters Club (Video short)
 1997 Drive
Doctor / Co-pilot
 1995 Sirens (TV Series)
- Aftermath (1995) ... Pathologist (as Robert Burns)
 1993 King B: A Life in the Movies
Kogar the Gorilla
 1988 Invasion Earth: The Aliens Are Here
Muffo - alien character with elephant's trunk
 1982 Robot Monster: Special Edition (TV Movie)
Gorilla Monster
 1981 Superbman: The Other Movie (Short)
Tracy the Gorilla
 1976 The Further Adventures of Major Mars (Short)
Major Mars (uncredited)
 1966 Rat Pfink a Boo Boo
Kogar the Gorilla (as Kogar)
 1966 My Three Sons (TV Series)
- Steve and the Huntress (1966) ... Gorilla (uncredited)
 1965 Superman vs. the Gorilla Gang (Short)
Kogar the Gorilla
 1965 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
- Lucy and the Monsters (1965) ... Werewolf
 1965 Wrath of the Sun Demon (Short)
Gil / Sun Demon
 1964 Mickey (TV Series)
 1964 Captain America vs. The Mutant (Short)
Metaluna Mutant
 1963 The Adventures of the Spirit (TV Mini-Series short)
Mad Mummy / Wolf Man / Clark Kent / ...
- Frankenstein's Fury (1963) ... Mad Mummy
- It Lives Again! (1963) ... Mad Mummy / Wolf Man / Captain America / ...
- Fangs of Death (1963) ... Wolf Man
- The Phantom Avenger (1963) ... Astronaut
 1957 Invasion of the Saucer Men
Saucer Man (uncredited)
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Other Works:

DVD audio commentaries for "The White Gorilla" (with Tom Weaver; 1945), "The War of the Worlds" (with Joe Dante and Bill Warren; 1953), "Revenge of the Creature" (with Lori Nelson and Tom Weaver; 1955), "The Creature Walks Among Us" (with Tom Weaver; 1956), "Frankenstein 1970" (with Charlotte Austin and Tom Weaver; 1958) and "... See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 6 Interviews | 17 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Robert Burns | Rob Burns | Kogar | Bob Burns and as Kogar and as Kirk Reeves | Rob Rurns

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Personal Quote:

[on Glenn Strange] Glenn was closer to me than my own dad. He was one of the most loved guys in the business. At his funeral there must have been over 900 people. It overflowed the church. Every old-time western actor or stuntman still around was there. Some were in wheelchairs, walkers, etc. They all came to pay their respects to Pee Wee. Dick Foran, who had just lost his nose to cancer, said to... See more »


Located with the help of a friend the original Time Machine from the George Pal classic The Time Machine (1960) in a thrift shop in Orange, California. The Time Machine was in pretty bad shape, but was restored with the help of a young Dennis Muren (later an Academy Award-winning SFX pioneer at ILM), D.C. Fontana (one of the original Star Trek (1966) writers) and motion picture art and SFX ... See more »

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