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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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Known For

The Lovely Bones
The Lovely Bones Mall Shopper
(2009)
King Kong
King Kong NY Stander
(2005)

Filmography

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 2012 Captain Movies' Shorts (completed)
Major Mars
 2015 Fire City: End of Days
Archie
 2010 The United Monster Talent Agency (Short)
UMTA Handler (uncredited)
 2009 The Lovely Bones
Mall Shopper
 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)
Bob
 1997 Drive
Doctor / Co-pilot
 1995 Sirens (TV Series)
Pathologist
- 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)
 1975 The Ghost Busters (TV Series)
Tracy the Gorilla
- The Abominable Snowman (1975) ... Tracy the Gorilla
- Merlin, the Magician (1975) ... Tracy the Gorilla
- The Vikings Have Landed (1975) ... Tracy the Gorilla
- Only Ghosts Have Wings (1975) ... Tracy the Gorilla
- Jekyll & Hyde: Together, for the First Time! (1975) ... Tracy the Gorilla
 1966 Rat Pfink a Boo Boo
Kogar the Gorilla (as Kogar)
 1966 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Gorilla
- Steve and the Huntress (1966) ... Gorilla (uncredited)
 1965 Lemon Grove Kids Meet the Monsters
Kogar the Gorilla / The Mad Mummy (segment "The Lemon Grove Kids") (as Kogar)
 1965 Superman vs. the Gorilla Gang (Short)
Kogar the Gorilla
 1965 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
Werewolf
- 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 / ...
- Human Targets (1963) ... Clark Kent / Superman
- 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
 1960 The Cliff Monster (Short)
Man
 1957 Invasion of the Saucer Men
Saucer Man (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Biography (with Tom Weaver): "Bob Burns' Monster Kid Memories: The Revised Edition." Duncan OK: BearManor Media. 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 »

Trivia:

Staged elaborate theatrical Halloween shows in his front and back yards, based on classic science-fiction and horror films. These Halloween shows were more than just "walk-through haunted house-spook shows", as many shows were created and performed by Academy Award-winning special effects artists and technicians. Rick Baker, Dennis Muren, Robert Skotak, Dennis Skotak, Greg Nicotero of KNB FX and ... See more »

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