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Jack Burns (II)

Jack Burns was born on November 15, 1933 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as John Francis Burns. He is an actor and writer, known for Wait Till Your Father Gets Home (1972), The Muppet Movie (1979) and Sour Grapes (1998). See full bio »

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Known For

Wait Till Your Father Gets Home
The Muppet Movie
Sour Grapes
Sour Grapes Eulogist
The Muppet Show


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 2003 The Pitts (TV Series)
Mysterious Man
- Squarewolves (2003) ... Mysterious Man
 1999 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Edward Christian
- Beyond Blunderdome (1999) ... Edward Christian (voice)
 1998 Silk Stalkings (TV Series)
Jack Colgate
- The Loneliest Number (1998) ... Jack Colgate
 1995 Deadly Family Secrets (TV Movie)
Man #3
 1992 Double Vision (TV Movie)
Angry Cab Driver
 1991 Darkwing Duck (TV Series)
Poilice Officer / Bank President
- Easy Comes, Easy Grows (1991) ... Poilice Officer / Bank President (voice)
 1990 Sunday Pursuit (Short)
Taxi Driver
 1987 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
Bud Stone
- Puppetman (1987) ... Bud Stone
 1985-1986 Brothers (TV Series)
Duke / Herbie the Hod Carrier
- Goodbye, Cliffie (1986) ... Duke
- A House Divided (1985) ... Herbie the Hod Carrier
 1980-1982 Fridays (TV Series)
- Episode #3.21 (1982)
- Episode #3.20 (1982)
- Episode #3.19 (1982)
- Episode #3.17 (1982)
- Episode #3.16 (1982)
 1972-1974 Wait Till Your Father Gets Home (TV Series)
Ralph Kane
- Car 54 (1974) ... Ralph Kane (voice)
- Marriage Counselor (1974) ... Ralph Kane (voice)
- Model Alice (1974) ... Ralph Kane (voice)
- Maude Loves Papa (1974) ... Ralph Kane (voice)
- Don Knotts, the Beekeeper (1974) ... Ralph Kane (voice)
 1973 The Burns and Schreiber Comedy Hour (TV Series)
 1971-1972 Getting Together (TV Series)
Officer Rudy Colcheck
- Broken-Hearted Melody (1972) ... Officer Rudy Colcheck
- Breaking Up Is Hard to Do (1972) ... Officer Rudy Colcheck
- The Great Pretender (1971) ... Officer Rudy Colcheck
- Blue Christmas (1971) ... Officer Rudy Colcheck
- Those Oldies But Goodies Remind Me of You (1971) ... Officer Rudy Colcheck
 1971 Nanny and the Professor (TV Series)
Harry Phillips
- Good-bye, Arabella, Hello (1971) ... Harry Phillips
 1971 The Partridge Family (TV Series)
Stillman Kelly
- Dora, Dora, Dora (1971) ... Stillman Kelly
 1970 Happy Days (TV Series)
Dance Marathon Host
- Episode #1.2 (1970) ... Dance Marathon Host
 1969 Hee Haw (TV Series)
The Governor
- Episode #1.13 (1969) ... The Governor (uncredited)
 1969 The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (TV Series)
Frank Donaldson
- The Spirit of the Law (1969) ... Frank Donaldson
 1968 The Night They Raided Minsky's
Candy Butcher
 1968 Premiere (TV Series)
- Operation Greasepaint (1968) ... Minihane
 1966 Occasional Wife (TV Series)
Sgt. Krock
- GP Loves UU (1966) ... Sgt. Krock
 1964 Goldstein
Truck Driver / Policeman
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Other Works:

In 1971, he starred in an unsold sitcom pilot for ABC called "The Neighbors".

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Burns & Schreiber | Burns and Schreiber

Did You Know?


Started out in stand-up as one-half of the comedy team "Burns & Carlin" with George Carlin. After the duo broke up, Jack went on to become a member of the famed Second City comedy troupe in Chicago, where he met Avery Schreiber. He and Schreiber would perform as a comedy team for several years before Jack would go on to become the head writer on the first season of The Muppet Show (1976). See more »


In his act, he would ask a question, then say "Hunh" several times after hearing the answer.

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