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Edward Fitzgerald Burns was born January 29, 1968 in Woodside, Queens, New York. He is the second of three children of Molly (McKenna), who worked for the Federal Aviation Administration at Kennedy Airport, and Edward J. Burns, a police sergeant and active spokesperson for the New York Police Dept. He was raised Catholic, and is of Irish, and one ... See full bio »

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Saving Private Ryan
Saving Private Ryan Private Reiben
(1998)
She's the One
She's the One Mickey Fitzpatrick
(1996)
The Brothers McMullen
The Brothers McMullen Barry / Finbar McMullen
(1995)

Filmography

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  All Together (announced)
Jack Kelly
 2016 MLB Network Presents (TV Series)
Narrator
- 56: The Streak (2016) ... Narrator
 2014 Louie (TV Series)
Ed
- So Did the Fat Lady (2014) ... Ed
 2012 Man on a Ledge
Jack Dougherty (as Ed Burns)
 2012 40 (TV Movie)
 2011 Newlyweds
Buzzy
 2010 Nice Guy Johnny
Uncle Terry
 2006-2009 Entourage (TV Series)
Edward Burns / Ed Burns
- Running on E (2009) ... Edward Burns
- What About Bob? (2006) ... Edward Burns (as Ed Burns)
- The Release (2006) ... Ed Burns (as Ed Burns)
 2009 The Lynch Pin (TV Series)
Dan Lynch
 2009 Echelon Conspiracy
John Reed
 2005 Will & Grace (TV Series)
Nick
 2004 The Breakup Artist
Edward Burns
 2004 Looking for Kitty
Jack Stanton
 2002 Ash Wednesday
Francis Sullivan
 2002 Life or Something Like It
Pete (as Ed Burns)
 2002 Lethargy (Short)
Store Clerk
 2001 Sidewalks of New York
Tommy
 1998 No Looking Back
Charlie
 1995 The Brothers McMullen
Barry / Finbar McMullen
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Music video: Appears in Tom Petty's video "Walls". See more »

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9 Interviews | 9 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Ed Burns

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

I was the cigar guy [in Saving Private Ryan (1998)]. Everyone else had cigarettes and they wanted to have different props, so I volunteered for cigar duty. Well, [I'm] not really [a "cigar kind of guy"]. I don't smoke cigarettes, so I figured I'd do the cigar since everyone else smoked butts. The problem with the cigar is, you know, you do 20 takes of a scene, you're smoking 20 cigars. By the end... See more »

Trivia:

Was reportedly offered several studio scripts to direct before deciding to continue his independent film career with Nice Guy Johnny (2010). See more »

Trademark:

Frequently employs musician 'P. T. Walkley' as composer for his films. See more »

Nickname:

Eddie

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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