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Also Known As: Darren Burrows Died:
Born: September 12, 1966 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Winfield, Kansas, USA Profession: actor

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Gangly young supporting player of Native American heritage. Burrows gained prominence as Ed Chigliak, the intelligent, inquisitive, and innocent teen who aspires to become the Woody Allen of Alaskan filmmaking. This always amiable kid embodies the heartwarming generosity of spirit that made CBS's "Northern Expososure" a hit. Both actor and character are half Native American. One-quarter Cherokee and one-quarter Apache, Burrows has light-colored hair that he must dye bi-weekly for the show.Prior to "Northern Exposure," Burrows apppeared in several feature films: "976-EVIL" (1988), Brian DePalma's "Casualties of War" (1989), "Class of 1999" (1990), and John Waters' "Cry-Baby." With the exception of "Cry-baby," Burrows' roles were generally small and undistinguished, and his characters in exceedingly unpleasant situations. He has also had parts in short-lived shows like "TV 101" and "Hard Time on Planet Earth." Though he is not usually the focus of "Northern Exposure" episodes, he is usually clad in a leather jacket, observing without judgment as he files away material for his ongoing project of documenting his very special environment.

Gangly young supporting player of Native American heritage. Burrows gained prominence as Ed Chigliak, the intelligent, inquisitive, and innocent teen who aspires to become the Woody Allen of Alaskan filmmaking. This always amiable kid embodies the heartwarming generosity of spirit that made CBS's "Northern Expososure" a hit. Both actor and character are half Native American. One-quarter Cherokee and one-quarter Apache, Burrows has light-colored hair that he must dye bi-weekly for the show.

Prior to "Northern Exposure," Burrows apppeared in several feature films: "976-EVIL" (1988), Brian DePalma's "Casualties of War" (1989), "Class of 1999" (1990), and John Waters' "Cry-Baby." With the exception of "Cry-baby," Burrows' roles were generally small and undistinguished, and his characters in exceedingly unpleasant situations. He has also had parts in short-lived shows like "TV 101" and "Hard Time on Planet Earth." Though he is not usually the focus of "Northern Exposure" episodes, he is usually clad in a leather jacket, observing without judgment as he files away material for his ongoing project of documenting his very special environment.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Love is Strange (2014)
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 Natural Selection (2003) Glenn
4.
 Lady in the Box (2001) Jerry
5.
 Sunset Strip (2000) Bobby
6.
 Hi-Lo Country, The (1998) Billy Harte
7.
 Amistad (1997) Lieutenant Meade
8.
 Class of 1999 (1990) Sonny
9.
 Cry Baby (1990) Milton
10.
 Casualties of War (1989) Cherry
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Dropped out of high school in junior year and became a fry cook at the Bionic Burger in Wichita while dreaming of joining the Army at age 18
1988:
Feature debut in "976-EVIL", a low-budget horror film that was the directorial debut of Robert (Freddy Krueger) Englund
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Got an agent by lying about his experience
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Signed up for an acting school run by Drago and his girlfriend Silvano Gallardo
1990:
First major supporting film role as Milton in John Waters' "Cry-Baby"
1988:
Made first TV appearance as a recurring character on "TV 101", a short-lived CBS high school drama
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Moved to Los Angeles to get to know his father, actor Billy Drago
1990:
Cast as Ed Chigliak, a series regular on CBS-TV's "Northern Exposure"
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wife:
Melinda Delgado. Chef. Mother of William Franklin Burrows.

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father:
Billy Drago. Actor; acting instructor at the Silvano Gallardo/Billy Drago Professional Actors' Workshop in Los Angeles. Burrows only saw him once while he was growing up--when he was in the third grade.
son:
William Franklin Burrows. Born December 29, 1994; mother Melinda Delgado.

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