Dennis Burkley (1945–2013)


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Dennis Burkley was born on September 10, 1945 in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Hollywood Homicide (2003), Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992) and Tin Cup (1996). He was previously married to Laura Burkley. He died on July 14, 2013 in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Hollywood Homicide Hank the Bartender
(2003)
Tin Cup Earl
(1996)
No Way Out Mate
(1987)

Filmography

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 1997-2010 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Principal Moss / William B. Travis / Trucker
- Bill Gathers Moss (2010) ... Principal Moss (voice)
- The Boy Can't Help It (2009) ... Principal Moss (voice)
- Born Again on the Fourth of July (2009) ... Principal Moss (voice)
- Bwah My Nose (2009) ... Principal Moss (voice)
 2005-2008 My Name Is Earl (TV Series)
Junkyard Owner / Roy Wade / Impound Owner
- Sold a Guy a Lemon Car (2008) ... Junkyard Owner
- Number One (2006) ... Roy Wade
- Randy's Touchdown (2005) ... Impound Owner
 2005 Keep Your Distance
Gus
 2005/II Repetition
Teacher
 2005 The Exonerated (TV Movie)
Sheriff Carroll
 2003 Hollywood Homicide
Hank the Bartender
 2003 Pauly Shore Is Dead
Celebrity Judge #3
 2002 Reba (TV Series)
Fred
- He's Having a Baby (2002) ... Fred
 2001 Wish You Were Dead
Sam Daniels
 2001 Dead Last (TV Series)
- Laughlin It Up (2001)
 2001 The Drew Carey Show (TV Series)
Biker #3
- Drew and the Motorcycle (2001) ... Biker #3 (uncredited)
 2001 Knight Club
Redneck (as Dennis Burkely)
 2000 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Bill
- Guilt (2000) ... Bill
 2000 Vice
Sgt. Hunt
 2000 The Magnificent Seven (TV Series)
Horace
- Serpents (2000) ... Horace
 1999 The Jamie Foxx Show (TV Series)
Duke
- Bro-Jack (1999) ... Duke
 1998 Martial Law (TV Series)
Warden Jalouse
- Lock-Up (1998) ... Warden Jalouse
 1998 Home Improvement (TV Series)
Larry
- Tim's First Car (1998) ... Larry
 1998 The First 9 1/2 Weeks
Sheriff Marlon Tolette
 1998 Possums
Orville Moss
 1998 Players (TV Series)
Sonny
- Con-tinental (1998) ... Sonny
 1998 JAG (TV Series)
Jungle Larry
- Yesterday's Heroes (1998) ... Jungle Larry
 1998 Tracey Takes On... (TV Series)
Fat Detective
- Religion (1998) ... Fat Detective
 1997 The Visitor (TV Series)
Louie
- Caged (1997) ... Louie
 1997 Pacific Blue (TV Series)
D.W. McQueen
- Inside Straight (1997) ... D.W. McQueen
 1997 Con Air
Dale - Bartender (uncredited)
 1997 Fathers' Day
Calvin the Trucker
 1997 Touch
Hillbilly
 1997 Living Single (TV Series)
Jonathan Remington
- The Clown That Roared (1997) ... Jonathan Remington
 1997 Coach (TV Series)
Joe Bob
- A Boy and His Doll (1997) ... Joe Bob
 1996 Cheyenne
Knopfler
 1996 Qiana (Short)
Dale Cross
 1996 Baywatch Nights (TV Series)
Horace Calhoun
- The Cabin (1996) ... Horace Calhoun
 1996 High Incident (TV Series)
Det. Cryer
- Who'll Stop the Bombs? (1996) ... Det. Cryer
 1996 Dave's World (TV Series)
Rude Guy
- Missed Manners (1996) ... Rude Guy
 1996 Renegade (TV Series)
Smokey
- Self Defense (1996) ... Smokey
 1996 Tin Cup
Earl
 1996 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Ernie 'Pig'
- Auntie Maimed (1996) ... Ernie 'Pig'
 1995 Eye of the Stalker (TV Movie)
Danny Zerbo
 1995 Solar Eclipse (Video Game) (as Dennis Burkely)
 1995 ER (TV Series)
Tom Perry
- What Life? (1995) ... Tom Perry
 1995 Legend (TV Series)
Andre
- Clueless in San Francisco (1995) ... Andre
 1995 Indictment: The McMartin Trial (TV Movie)
George Freeman
 1994 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV Series)
Hatfield McCoy
- Fresh Prince: The Movie (1994) ... Hatfield McCoy
 1994 Ellen (TV Series)
Nestor Biggs
- The Houseguest (1994) ... Nestor Biggs
 1994 Thea (TV Series)
Walt Henderson
- Pie Queen and the Loan Duck (1994) ... Walt Henderson
- T.C.B. (1994) ... Walt Henderson
 1991-1993 Evening Shade (TV Series)
Gus / Big Mike
- The Proof Is in the Pudding (1993) ... Gus
- Into the Woods (1991) ... Big Mike
 1993 Son in Law
Theo
 1993 Beyond the Law
Oatmeal
 1992 Sidekicks
Hank
 1992 Four Eyes and Six-Guns (TV Movie)
Luke Doom
 1992 Family Matters (TV Series)
Repairman
- An Officer and a Waldo (1992) ... Repairman
 1992 Wishman
Max the Squealer
 1992 Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot
Mitchell
 1992 FBI: The Untold Stories (TV Series)
Donald Jones
- Left for Dead: Part 1 (1992) ... Donald Jones
 1991 Rush
Motorcycle Guy
 1991 The New WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series)
Jocko
- Here Comes Everybody: Part 2 (1991) ... Jocko
- Here Comes Everybody: Part 1 (1991) ... Jocko
 1991 Suburban Commando
Deak
 1991 Designing Women (TV Series)
Buford / Bill Boy Swine
- The Pride of Sugarbakers (1991) ... Buford
- High Noon in a Laundry Room (1991) ... Bill Boy Swine
 1991 The Doors
Dog
 1990 Father Dowling Mysteries (TV Series)
Gator
- The Reasonable Doubt Mystery (1990) ... Gator
 1990 The End of Innocence
Tiny
 1990 Dream On (TV Series)
Bubba
- ...And Sheep Are Nervous (1990) ... Bubba
 1990 Carol & Company (TV Series)
The Game Devil
- Myna and the Messenger (1990) ... The Game Devil
 1990 Normal Life (TV Series)
Bodyguard
- It's Only Rock 'N Roll (1990) ... Bodyguard
 1990/I Lambada
Uncle Big
 1986-1989 Who's the Boss? (TV Series)
Pee Wee
- Tony and the Professor (1989) ... Pee Wee
- When Worlds Collide (1986) ... Pee Wee
 1989 An Innocent Man
Butcher
 1989 Fletch Lives
Joe Jack
 1988 Life on the Flipside (TV Movie)
Mr. Jones
 1988 Bustin' Loose (TV Series)
Truck
 1987 Pass the Ammo
Big Joe Becker
 1987 No Way Out
Mate
 1987 Who's That Girl
Benny
 1987 Malone
Dan Bollard
 1987 Outlaws (TV Series)
Farmer
- Primer (1987) ... Farmer
 1986 Wanted: Dead or Alive
Farnsworth
 1986 Stewardess School
'Snake' Pellino
 1986 Rowdies (TV Movie)
'Beef' McCullough
 1986 Riptide (TV Series)
Kickstart / Snookums
- Dead Men Don't Floss (1986) ... Kickstart / Snookums
 1986 The Hitchhiker (TV Series)
The Fool
- O.D. Feelin' (1986) ... The Fool
 1985 Murphy's Romance
Freeman Coverly
 1985 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Goman Ragway
- Just Around the Coroner (1985) ... Goman Ragway
 1985 Brothers-in-Law (TV Movie)
Frank Lupo
 1985 The Slugger's Wife
Chuck
 1985 Mask
Dozer
 1980-1985 The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series)
Mickey Larsen / Bubba
- Strange Visitor to Hazzard (1985) ... Mickey Larsen
- Find Loretta Lynn (1980) ... Bubba
 1984 Night Court (TV Series)
Angry Man
- The Blizzard (1984) ... Angry Man
 1984 E/R (TV Series)
Mr. Hunter
- Growing Pains (1984) ... Mr. Hunter
 1984 Summer Fantasy (TV Movie)
Darcy
 1984 The Yellow Rose (TV Series)
Billy Taggart
- Running Free (1984) ... Billy Taggart
 1983 Scarecrow and Mrs. King (TV Series)
Earl Dowd
- Always Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth (1983) ... Earl Dowd
 1983 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Sgt. Ogden
- Baker's Dozen (1983) ... Sgt. Ogden
 1983 Sutters Bay (TV Movie)
Ward
 1983 Knight Rider (TV Series)
Tiny
- Short Notice (1983) ... Tiny
 1983 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Sonny Crockett
- Spotlight on Rico (1983) ... Sonny Crockett
- Eugene's Comedy Empire Strikes Back (1983) ... Sonny Crockett
- Life in the Minors (1983) ... Sonny Crockett
- The Belles of St. Mary's (1983) ... Sonny Crockett
 1983 Amanda's (TV Series)
Billy Ray
- The Man Who Came on Wednesday (1983) ... Billy Ray
 1982 Gimme a Break! (TV Series)
Dr. George Avery
- Porko's II (1982) ... Dr. George Avery
 1981 The Greatest American Hero (TV Series)
Preacher
- Hog Wild (1981) ... Preacher
 1980-1981 Sanford (TV Series)
Cal Pettie
- To Keep a Thief (1981) ... Cal Pettie
- Private Lives (1981) ... Cal Pettie
- Cal's Illegal Alien (1981) ... Cal Pettie
- Jury Duty (1981) ... Cal Pettie
- Freeway (1981) ... Cal Pettie
 1980 Tenspeed and Brown Shoe (TV Series)
Cletus
 1980 The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo (TV Series)
Harry Cunningham
- Police Escort (1980) ... Harry Cunningham
 1980 Young Maverick (TV Series)
Julius Higgins
- Half-Past Noon (1980) ... Julius Higgins
- Layin' Track ... Julius Higgins
 1979 Mr. Dugan (TV Series)
Sam Dickey
 1979 Mrs. R's Daughter (TV Movie)
Cal Logan
 1979 Hanging In (TV Series)
Sam Dickey
- Sleep with the Fishes (1979) ... Sam Dickey
- Lou's Little Problem (1979) ... Sam Dickey
- Old Girlfriend (1979) ... Sam Dickey
- New Man on Campus (1979) ... Sam Dickey
 1979 B.J. and the Bear (TV Series)
Harry Cunningham
- Lobo (1979) ... Harry Cunningham
- Lobo's Revenge (1979) ... Harry Cunningham
 1976-1979 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Thomas 'Animal' Nicholas / Bartender / Howard
- The Return of the Black Shadow (1979) ... Thomas 'Animal' Nicholas
- Just Another Polish Wedding (1977) ... Bartender
- Coulter City Wildcat (1976) ... Howard
 1979 Charleston (TV Movie)
Tom Doder
 1979 Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill (TV Movie)
Big Arnold
 1976-1978 Maude (TV Series)
Sam Dickey / Eddie Hanks
- Maude's Big Move: Part 3 (1978) ... Sam Dickey
- Maude's Big Move: Part 2 (1978) ... Sam Dickey
- The Rip-Off (1976) ... Eddie Hanks
 1978 Another Day (TV Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1978)
 1977-1978 Forever Fernwood (TV Series)
Mac Slattery
- Episode #1.130 (1978) ... Mac Slattery
- Episode #1.129 (1978) ... Mac Slattery
- Episode #1.128 (1978) ... Mac Slattery
- Episode #1.127 (1978) ... Mac Slattery
- Episode #1.126 (1978) ... Mac Slattery
 1978 Laserblast
Deputy Pete Ungar
 1978 Baretta (TV Series)
Ronco
- It's a Boy (1978) ... Ronco
 1977 The Oregon Trail (TV Series)
 1977 Mad Bull (TV Movie)
Earl Lewis
 1977 Heroes
Gus
 1977 Eight Is Enough (TV Series)
 1977 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Tom-Tom Thomason
- No Deadly Secret (1977) ... Tom-Tom Thomason (as Dennis Burkeley)
 1976-1977 Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (TV Series)
Mac Slattery
- Episode #2.190 (1977) ... Mac Slattery (credit only)
- Episode #2.187 (1977) ... Mac Slattery (uncredited)
- Episode #2.186 (1977) ... Mac Slattery (uncredited)
- Episode #2.185 (1977) ... Mac Slattery
- Episode #2.184 (1977) ... Mac Slattery (uncredited)
 1977 Delta County, U.S.A. (TV Movie)
Biggie
 1976 One Day at a Time (TV Series)
Photographer
- The Maestro (1976) ... Photographer
 1976 Once an Eagle (TV Mini Series)
Krazewski
- Part 1 (1976) ... Krazewski
 1976 McCloud (TV Series)
Big Mama
- Bonnie and McCloud (1976) ... Big Mama
 1976 The Call of the Wild (TV Movie)
Stoney
 1976 Stay Hungry
Heavy #2
 1976 Family (TV Series)
Roy Axelrod
- Point of Departure (1976) ... Roy Axelrod
 1976 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Eddie Bell
- Omaha Tiger (1976) ... Eddie Bell
 1975 Kojak (TV Series)
Bartender
- No Immunity for Murder (1975) ... Bartender (uncredited)
 1974-1975 The Texas Wheelers (TV Series)
Bud
- The Rebel (1975) ... Bud
- Wailin' Wheeler Is Dead (1974) ... Bud
 1974 The Law (TV Movie)
Monty Leese
 1974 Police Story (TV Series)
Getaway Driver
- Robbery: 48 Hours (1974) ... Getaway Driver (uncredited)
 1974 Nightmare Honeymoon
Bubba
 1973 Emergency! (TV Series)
Biker
- Frequency (1973) ... Biker (uncredited)
 1973 Bummer
Butts
 1972 Insight (TV Series)
Bernie
- Graduation Day (1972) ... Bernie
Show Show Director (3 credits)
Show Show Producer (2 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (2 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

(Mid-90s) Appeared in a commercial for Carl's Jr.

Alternate Names:

Dennis Burkeley | Dennis Burkely

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)

Spouse:

Laura Burkley  (his death)  (2 children)

Children:

Shannan Burkley | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[When asked how much he weighed] "Let me put it this way, a few more pounds, I'd have my own area code."

Trivia:

Burkley wore the same motorcycle club vest in an episode of Designing Women (1986) (episode: "High Noon in a Laundry Room") as he did in Mask (1985). See more »

Trademark:

Playing either criminals or working-class characters such as bartenders, farmhands, bikers, etc.

Nickname:

Big D

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