Born: November 25, 1966
Birthplace: Everett, Washington, US
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. He most recently starred in Zoo. He has also appeared in the supernatural horror film Lights Out (2016).
Burke was born in Bellingham, Washington.
He is married to actress Pollyanna Rose; they have a daughter named Bluesy LaRue Burke.
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, an attorney who was a rapist and murder suspect.
His motion picture credits include Jane Austen's Mafia!, Along Came a Spider, Final Jeopardy, Flashpoint, Ladder 49, Forfeit, 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. 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, 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, which was directed by Patrick Lussier and co-starred Amber Heard, Nicolas Cage, and William Fichtner. It was released on February 25, 2011.
In July 2011, Burke appeared in the TNT drama series Rizzoli & Isles.
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. Burke's characters in 24 and Revolution have the same last name (Matheson).
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 to 2017, Burke starred as veterinary pathologist Mitch Morgan in CBS's Zoo, based on the James Patterson novel.
|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|
|1999||Dill Scallion||Dill Scallion|
|2001||Along Came a Spider||Ben Devine|
|2003||Lost Junction||Jimmy McGee|
|2004||Ladder 49||Dennis Gauquin|
|2005||World Poker Tour||Himself|
|2007||Feast of Love||David Watson|
|2007||Fracture||Lt. Robert 'Rob' Nunally|
|2007||Three Days to Vegas||Billy Simpson|
|2007||HBO First Look||Himself|
|2008||The Grift||Wade Buchanan|
|2008||Untraceable||Detective Eric Box|
|2009||The Twilight Saga: New Moon||Charlie Swan|
|2010||The Twilight Saga: Eclipse||Charlie Swan|
|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|
|2017||Good After Bad||Wes|
|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|
|2002-2003||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"|
|2004||Dead & Breakfast||story|