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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Feature acting debut in "Foreign Student"
Had recurring role as Tyler Brock on the CBS primetime serial "CPW"
Was briefly seen in the Tim Burton-directed "Mars Attacks!"
Co-starred with Larry Hagman in the short-lived drama series "Orleans" (CBS)
Had first starring role in films in the romantic drama "Love Always"
Played recurring role of Jeff Stockmann, a suitor of Jennie Garth's Kelly on "Beverly Hills, 90210"
Co-starred in the NBC miniseries "Peter Benchley's Creature"
Had recurring role in five episodes of the NBC drama "Providence"
Made memorable guest appearance on "Charmed" (The WB) playing Cupid
Played recurring part in the ABC summer series "The Beast"
Had lead role in the feature film "Bundy", about serial killer Ted Bundy