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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 15 November 1933Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Birth NameJohn Francis Burns

Mini Bio (1)

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).

Spouse (1)

Violet Ruth Torre (4 June 1965 - ?) (divorced)

Trade Mark (1)

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

Trivia (2)

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).
He can currently be heard on radio stations in a series of commercial spots, starring Vince and Larry, the crash test dummies. The series of commercials -- of which there are currently three -- are new versions of a series of TV ads, which Burns did with the late Lorenzo Music. Burns is the voice of Vince.

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