Billy Burke

Billy Burke

Birth name: William Albert Burke
Born: November 25, 1966
Age: 57
Birthplace: Everett, Washington, U.S.
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William Albert Burke (born November 25, 1966) is an American actor. He is known for his role as Charlie Swan in Twilight and its sequels. In 2011, he played Cesaire in Red Riding Hood. In 2012, he was cast as the lead character, Miles Matheson, in the NBC science-fiction series Revolution. From 2015 to 2017, he starred in the CBS series Zoo. He has also appeared in the supernatural horror film Lights Out (2016) and the thriller Breaking In (2018).

Burke was born in Everett, Washington. He is married to actress Pollyanna Rose; they have a daughter named Bluesy LaRue Burke.[1][2]



His television credits include roles in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (in the episode "Second Skin"), Party of Five, Gilmore Girls, Karen Sisco, Fringe, Monk, and The Closer (Season 4, episode 13, "Power of Attorney") playing Phillip Stroh, a serial rapist and murderer. His motion picture credits include Jane Austen's Mafia!, Along Came a Spider, Final Jeopardy, Flashpoint, Ladder 49, Fracture, and Three Days to Vegas.

He appeared in Feast of Love (2007), co-starring Selma Blair and Morgan Freeman, and he played Detective Eric Box in the film Untraceable (2008) with Diane Lane.

In 2008, Burke appeared in Twilight, based on the best-selling novel by Stephenie Meyer, playing the role of Charlie Swan.[3] He also portrayed Bobby's brother, Jack, on the show My Boys. Burke reprised his role as Charlie Swan in the Twilight sequels, New Moon,[4] Eclipse and Breaking Dawn - Part 1 and Part 2.

In February 2010, Burke was cast as Jonah King, the primary antagonist featured in the thriller Drive Angry,[5] which was directed by Patrick Lussier[6] and co-starred Amber Heard, Nicolas Cage, and William Fichtner.[7] It was released on February 25, 2011. In July 2011, Burke appeared in the TNT drama series Rizzoli & Isles.[8][9]

In 2012, he was cast as the lead in the NBC science-fiction series Revolution, created by Eric Kripke and produced by J.J. Abrams.[10] Burke reprised his role in The Closer (Season 7, episode 16, "Hostile Witness," playing the rapist and murderer, attorney Phillip Stroh). He appeared again in the series finale, "The Last Word", in a face-off against the LAPD. He later reprised the role in the spin-off Major Crimes with an ongoing impact on the show through its finale in 2018. From 2015-17, Burke starred as veterinary pathologist Mitch Morgan in CBS's Zoo, based on the James Patterson novel.[11] His recent credits include the films Good After Bad (2017) and Breaking In (2018).

In 2010, Burke released an album titled Removed. His second album, The Underkill, was released in 2018.[citation needed]



Year Film Role Notes
1990 Daredreamer Dante of the Three D's
1991 To Cross the Rubicon James Bird
1998 Don't Look Down Mark Engel
1998 Without Limits Kenny Moore
1998 Mafia! Joey Cortino
1999 Komodo Oates
1999 Dill Scallion Dill Scallion
2000 The Independent Dwayne
2001 Along Came a Spider Ben Devine
2001 After Image Sammy
2003 Lost Junction Jimmy McGee
2003 Something More Peter
2004 Ladder 49 Dennis Gauquin
2005 World Poker Tour Himself
2007 Feast of Love David Watson
2007 Fracture Lt. Robert 'Rob' Nunally
2007 Forfeit Frank
2007 Three Days to Vegas Billy Simpson
2007 HBO First Look Himself
2008 Twilight Charlie Swan
2008 The Grift Wade Buchanan
2008 Untraceable Detective Eric Box
2009 The Twilight Saga: New Moon Charlie Swan
2009 Luster Tito
2009 Ticket Out Dennis
2010 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Charlie Swan
2010 Removal Eric Kirsche
2011 Drive Angry Jonah King
2011 Red Riding Hood Cesaire
2011 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 Charlie Swan
2012 Freaky Deaky Chris Mankowski
2012 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Charlie Swan
2013 Angels in Stardust The Cowboy
2013 Highland Park Lloyd Howard
2015 Divine Access Jack Harriman
2016 Lights Out Paul
2017 Good After Bad Wes
2018 Breaking In Eddie


Year Film Role Notes
1994 Party of Five Guy in Club Episode: "Fathers and Sons"
1994 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Ari Episode: "Second Skin"
1995 Strange Luck N/A Episode: "Over Exposure"
1995 Vanishing Son Spider McKeun Episode: "Sweet Sixteen"
1995 All-American Girl Cody Episode: "Notes from the Underground"
1996 Party of Five Gil Episode: "Poor Substitutes"
1996 Marshal Law Monk Television film
1996 The Ultimate Lie N/A Television film
1996 Gone in the Night Rob Kinney Television film
1997 VR.5 Marco Episode: "Parallel Lives"
2000 Wonderland Dr. Abe Matthews 5 episodes
2001 Final Jeopardy Mike Chapman Television film
2002 Flashpoint Shaw Television film
2002-2003 24 Gary Matheson 7 episodes
2003 Karen Sisco Merle Salchek Episode: "Dumb Bunnies"
2003 Gilmore Girls Alex Lesman 3 episodes
2004 The Jury John Ranguso 2 episodes
2004 Monk Brad Terry Episode: "Mr. Monk and the T.V. Star"
2007 Law & Order Attorney Farmer Episode: "Charity Case"
2007 Backyards & Bullets N/A Television film
2008-2009 My Boys Jack Newman 5 episodes
2008 Fringe Lucas Vogel Episode: "In Which We Meet Mr. Jones"
2009-2012 The Closer Phillip Stroh 3 episodes
2010-2012 Rizzoli & Isles Gabriel Dean 4 episodes
2012-2014 Revolution Miles Matheson 42 episodes
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television
2015-2018 Major Crimes Phillip Stroh Recurring role
2015-2017 Zoo Mitch Morgan 39 episodes
2016 Chicago P.D. Jake McCoy Episode: "Some Friend"


Year Film Notes
2003 Something More
2004 Dead & Breakfast story


Year Film Notes
2003 Something More co-producer

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