Burns, Jere 1954- (Jere Burns II)

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Burns, Jere 1954- (Jere Burns II)


Full name, Jere Eugene Burns II; given name is pronounced "Jerry"; born October 15, 1954 (some sources say October 5, 1956), in Cambridge, MA; son of a cap and gown manufacturer and a homemaker; married Melissa, 1982 (divorced, 1996); married Kathleen Kinmont, 1997 (divorced, 1999); children: (first marriage) Gillian, Jake, Luke. Education: University of Massachusetts, Amherst, B.A., comparative literature, 1980; studied acting at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Avocational Interests: Extreme skiing, wakeboarding, and surfing.


Agent—Innovative Artists, 1505 Tenth St., Santa Monica, CA 90401.


Actor. Appeared in television commercials for Panasonic Shaver, 1999. Worked as a lifeguard on Cape Cod and as a cab driver in Boston, MA, c. 1974-76.

Awards, Honors:

Gemini Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a guest role in a dramatic series, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, 2000, for Twice in a Lifetime.


Film Appearances:

Levesque, Touch and Go, TriStar, 1986.

Washington aide, Let's Get Harry (also known as The Rescue), TriStar, 1987.

Lou, Wired, Taurus, 1989.

Jared Riley, Hit List, New Line Cinema, 1989.

Glen, Greedy, Universal, 1994.

Dr. Dan Yates, Santa Fe, Absolute Unequivocal Productions, 1997.

Weller, the movie director, My Giant, Columbia/Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1998.

Arnan Rothman, Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, Paramount, 2001.

Cemetery agent, Mother Ghost, Anthem Pictures, 2002.

Dixon Grain, New Suit, Trillion Entertainment, 2002.

Benjamin, What's Up, Scarlet?, 2005.

Jeffrey, Two: Thirteen, 2008.

Television Appearances; Series:

Eddie Green, Ohara, ABC, 1987.

Breugel, Max Headroom (also known as Max Headroom: 20 Minutes into the Future), ABC, 1987-88.

Kirk Morris, Dear John (also known as Dear John USA), NBC, 1988-92.

Pete Schmidt, Bob, CBS, 1993-94.

Tom Booker, The Mommies (also known as Mommies), NBC, 1994-95.

Jack Farrell, Something So Right, NBC, 1996-97, then ABC, 1997-98.

Michael, Help Me Help You, ABC, 2006.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Cade Dalton, The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw (also known as Luck of the Draw: The Gambler Returns), NBC, 1991.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Steve, a therapy group member, The Psychiatrist: God Bless the Children (also known as Children of the Lotus Eater), 1970.

Junior Allen, The Last Precinct, NBC, 1986.

William Hawkins, Turn Back the Clock (also known as Repeat Performance), NBC, 1989.

Cliff Bartell, Perry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter (also known as Perry Mason: The Case of the Deadly Deal), NBC, 1990.

Stephen Primes, Eye of the Stalker (also known as Moment of Truth: "Eye of the Stalker"), NBC, 1995.

Lewis Snow, The Secret She Carried, NBC, 1996.

Eddie Madden, Road Rage (also known as Death Driver), NBC, 1999.

Ben Stuart, Life-Size, 2000.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Frank Alfano, Good Morning, Miami, NBC, 2002.

Michael, Help Me Help You, 2006.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Hal, "Mom's on Strike," ABC Afterschool Special, ABC, 1984.

Brother Vinnie, "God, the Universe, and Hot Fudge Sundaes," CBS Schoolbreak Specials, CBS, 1986.

Super Bloopers and New Practical Jokes, NBC, 1990.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, NBC, 1996.

All-Star TV Censored Show Me the Bloopers, 1997.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

James Fitzsimmons, "Watt a Way to Go," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1984.

James Fitzsimmons, "Cookie Nookie," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1984.

Eddie Watson, "Fire on the Wing," Street Hawk, 1985.

Greg Jones, "The Beach Boy," Hunter, NBC, 1985.

Rick "Badman" Badham, "Steele on the Air," Remington Steele, 1986.

(As Jere Burns II) "Little Girl Lost," Crime Story, NBC, 1987.

Eddie Green, Ohara, 1987.

Himself, "Blossom—A Rockumentry," Blossom, NBC, 1991.

Pete Collins, "We're Not Worthy," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1998.

Steven Jensen, "Friends," Vengeance Unlimited (also known as Mr. Chapel), ABC, 1999.

Roy, "Gina's Choice," Just Shoot Me, NBC, 1999.

Bob, "What about Bob?" Odd Man Out, ABC, 1999.

Thomas "Tom" Lasky, "The Trouble with Harry," Twice in a Lifetime, PAX-TV, 2000.

Andy Winston, "The Talented Mr. Ripoff," For Your Love, The WB, 2000.

Sam, "Legacy," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 2000.

Jake Worthy, "The Vessel," The Outer Limits, Showtime and syndicated, 2001.

Gabriel, "Time After Time," Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (also known as Sabrina), The WB, 2002.

John Carruthers, "Big Brother," Family Law, CBS, 2002.

Frank Alfano, "The New Good Morning, Miami," Good Morning, Miami, NBC, 2003.

Frank Alfano, "Good Morning, Manhattan," Good Morning, Miami, NBC, 2003.

Frank Alfano, "The Wait Problem," Good Morning, Miami, NBC, 2003.

Voice of Mego, "Go Team Go," Kim Possible (animated; also known as Disney's "Kim Possible"), Disney Channel, 2004.

Commissioner, "VolleyBrawl," 8 Simple Rulesfor Dating My Teenage Daughter (also known as 8 Simple Rules), ABC, 2005.

Dan Clayman, "One Nation, Under Surveillance," Las Vegas, NBC, 2005.

Brian Goodman, "So I Creep," All of Us, UPN, 2005.

Brian Goodman, "Movin' On Up," All of Us, UPN, 2005.

Brian Goodman, "Sail On," All of Us, UPN, 2005.

Howard, "Snow Job," The War at Home, Fox, 2006.

Keith, "Hartford Wailer," The King of Queens, CBS, 2006.

Assistant District Attorney Joe Issacs, "BL: Los Angeles," Boston Legal, ABC, 2006.

Man in cast, "The Finale," Will & Grace, NBC, 2006.

Voice of Mego, "Stop Team Go!," Kim Possible (animated; also known as Disney's "Kim Possible"), Disney Channel, 2007.

Also appeared in Riptide, NBC; as Norman the doorman, "Upper West Side Story," Four Kings, NBC.

Stage Appearances:

Member of ensemble, and understudy Don Carlos, Don Juan, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1982.

True West, Cherry Lane Theatre, New York City, 1982-83.

Egyptology, Other Stage, Public Theatre, New York City, 1983.

Cyclist, Sarcophagus, Los Angeles Theatre Center, Los Angeles, 1987-88.

Isaac Brooks, Diva, La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, CA, 2001.

The Exonerated, 45 Bleecker Theatre, New York City, 2002-2004.

Jack Boner, The Scottish Play, La Jolla Playhouse, 2005.

Bartender, Sherman, and Darryl, After the Night and the Music, Biltmore Theatre, New York City, 2005.

Wilbur, Hairspray, Neil Simon Theatre, New York City, 2007.

Also appeared in Gillette, La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, CA.



Himself, "Will & Grace": The Final Bow (Curtain Call) (short), Lions Gate, 2006.



People, April 10, 1989, p. 145.