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Michael Reilly Burke is a strong-jawed, classically handsome, often clean-cut actor who's become a familiar face to many avid TV viewers through his many appearances on prime-time's most popular police procedurals and science-fiction shows. After landing mostly one-off roles in the early 1990s, he garnered his first starring part opposite Larry Hagman in the legal drama "Orleans," a would-be heir apparent to the popular nighttime soap "Dallas." The show, however, was cancelled after just eight episodes, leaving Burke to move on to recurring roles on such hard-bitten crime dramas as the kinetic "24" and the iconic "NYPD Blue." In 2007, he got another, decidedly more successful, shot at starring on a television series, playing a boozy but well-meaning cop on the tumultuous "Lincoln Heights." In addition to guesting on the grisly forensics show "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and two of its spinoffs, he has appeared on several series in the eternally celebrated "Star Trek" franchise and once put his sci-fi knowledge to the test as a contestant on the pop-culture-driven game show "Beat the Geeks." Burke has explored his darker side in many of his occasional film roles; he played the title role in the...

Michael Reilly Burke is a strong-jawed, classically handsome, often clean-cut actor who's become a familiar face to many avid TV viewers through his many appearances on prime-time's most popular police procedurals and science-fiction shows. After landing mostly one-off roles in the early 1990s, he garnered his first starring part opposite Larry Hagman in the legal drama "Orleans," a would-be heir apparent to the popular nighttime soap "Dallas." The show, however, was cancelled after just eight episodes, leaving Burke to move on to recurring roles on such hard-bitten crime dramas as the kinetic "24" and the iconic "NYPD Blue." In 2007, he got another, decidedly more successful, shot at starring on a television series, playing a boozy but well-meaning cop on the tumultuous "Lincoln Heights." In addition to guesting on the grisly forensics show "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and two of its spinoffs, he has appeared on several series in the eternally celebrated "Star Trek" franchise and once put his sci-fi knowledge to the test as a contestant on the pop-culture-driven game show "Beat the Geeks." Burke has explored his darker side in many of his occasional film roles; he played the title role in the eerie, true-crime serial-killer shocker "Ted Bundy" and appeared as the brutalized victim of a madman in the gory home-invasion horror film, "The Collector."

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 My All American (2015)
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 Collector, The (2009)
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 Octopus 2: River of Fear (2003) Nick Hartfield
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 War Stories (2002)
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 Ted Bundy (2002) Ted Bundy
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 Childhood Sweetheart? (1997) Greg Davis
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 Mars Attacks! (1996) Gnn Reporter No 1
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 Love Always (1996) Mark Righetti
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1994:
Feature acting debut in "Foreign Student"
1996:
Had recurring role as Tyler Brock on the CBS primetime serial "CPW"
1996:
Was briefly seen in the Tim Burton-directed "Mars Attacks!"
1997:
Co-starred with Larry Hagman in the short-lived drama series "Orleans" (CBS)
1997:
Had first starring role in films in the romantic drama "Love Always"
1998:
Played recurring role of Jeff Stockmann, a suitor of Jennie Garth's Kelly on "Beverly Hills, 90210"
1998:
Co-starred in the NBC miniseries "Peter Benchley's Creature"
1999:
Had recurring role in five episodes of the NBC drama "Providence"
2000:
Made memorable guest appearance on "Charmed" (The WB) playing Cupid
2001:
Played recurring part in the ABC summer series "The Beast"
2002:
Had lead role in the feature film "Bundy", about serial killer Ted Bundy
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