A spy recently disavowed by the U.S. government uses his special ops training to help others in trouble.

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Matt Nix
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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 6 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Jeffrey Donovan ...  Michael Westen 111 episodes, 2007-2013
Gabrielle Anwar ...  Fiona Glenanne 111 episodes, 2007-2013
Bruce Campbell ...  Sam Axe 111 episodes, 2007-2013
Sharon Gless ...  Madeline Westen 111 episodes, 2007-2013
Coby Bell ...  Jesse Porter 67 episodes, 2010-2013
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Michael Westen, a seasoned U.S. spy, is suddenly "burned", i.e. discredited, without any form of procedure. He survives by doing impossible jobs for desperate people in Miami, where his mother lives. Michael is usually aided by his ex-girlfriend Fiona and trusted former FBI informer Sam. Written by KGF Vissers

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Trouble in paradise. See more »


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Jeffrey Donovan (Michael Westen) & Bruce Campbell (Sam Axe) also worked together on two episodes of Fargo (2014) as Dodd Gerhardt & Ronald Reagan respectively. See more »

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Despite being a former SF operator and highly trained intelligence operative, Michael Weston often incorrectly holds handguns, using the "teacup method" of control, meaning that he rests the weapon upon his palm while firing it. See more »

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[seasons 6 and 7 opening]
Michael Westen: [voice-over] My name is Michael Westen. I used to be a spy, until...
voice on phone: [phone rings] We got a burn notice on you. You're blacklisted.
Michael Westen: [whistles]
Michael Westen: [voice-over] When you're burned, you've got nothing: no cash, no credit, no job history. You're stuck in whatever city they decide to dump you in.
Michael Westen: [groggily] Where am I?
Fiona Glenanne: Miami.
Michael Westen: [voice-over] You do whatever work comes your way.
Michael Westen: [snaps fingers, car explodes]
Michael Westen: [voice-over] You rely on anyone who's still talking to you:
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Referenced in Séries express: Episode #1.9 (2008) See more »

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6 July 2007 | by EtrivalSee all my reviews

Last week Thursday was one of those days: The kind that gives you the choice of staring at the ceiling, or perusing your DVR in hopes of finding something worthwhile (but rarely finding anything).

After sifting through the various MythBusters episodes and my regularly recorded series', I came across something that had me utterly confused, "'Burn Notice'? The hell?" I hadn't heard anything about the show, so I thought, "Screw it, I'm bored, let's see if I can't squeeze some water from a stone." I can honestly say, I'm utterly impressed with the show. I was floored by the entire piece.

Jeffery Donovan leads a very talented cast as the 'burned' spy-turned-private-eye Michael Westen, a man just trying to figure out why someone would put a 'burn notice' out on him. (For those who haven't seen the show or the commercials a 'burn notice' is when a spy is cut off, no jobs, nothing.) Donovan's acerbic delivery and amusing narration pull the show together, and his on-screen chemistry with acting veteran Bruce Campbell really keep the laughs coming.

I'd highly recommend the show for those who like a mix of comedy and espionage.


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Miami, Florida, USA

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