Burton Gilliam

Highest Rated:
91% Paper Moon (1973)
Lowest Rated:
0% Gator (1976)
Birthday:
Aug 9
Birthplace:
Not Available
Bio:
Burton Gilliam achieved fame long before his film career, setting the record for most wins as a Golden Gloves boxer. Gilliam worked as a fireman in Dallas before turning to acting in the early 1970s. His toothy grin, braying voice and village-buffoon demeanor was effectively harnessed for such roles…

Filmography


MOVIES   

Rating Title Credit Box Office Year
Breaking The Press
  • Kirby Hunt
-- 2010
Killing Down
  • Actor
-- 2008
Retribution Road
  • Actor
-- 2007
Killing Down
  • Actor
-- 2006
Mi Amigo
  • Actor
-- 2006
The Fanglys
  • Actor
-- 2004
Fangly's
  • Actor
-- 2004
The Fangly's
  • Actor
-- 2004
Shtickmen
  • Director
  • Actor
-- 2003
Drive-in Movie Memories
  • Actor
-- 2002
The Journeyman
  • Actor
-- 2001
Soccer Dog: The Movie
  • Actor
-- 1999
The Love Bug
  • Actor
-- 1997
41% Wild Bill
  • Bartender
-- 1995
Born to Be Wild
  • Dwayne
-- 1995
33% The Getaway
  • Gollie
-- 1994
Quake (Aftershock) (The Stalker)
  • Willie
-- 1993
62% Honeymoon in Vegas
  • Roy
-- 1992
The Terror Within II
  • Actor
-- 1990
73% Back to the Future Part III
  • Colt Gun Salesman
-- 1990
Underachievers
  • Red
-- 1988
Convicted: A True Story
  • Lieutenant Nance
-- 1986
75% Fletch
  • Bud
-- 1985
Uphill All the Way
  • Corporal
-- 1985
Foxfire Light
  • Actor
-- 1984
Follow That Car
  • Delbart Huggins
-- 1980
Telefon
  • Gas Station Attendant
-- 1977
The Terror Within
  • Dewitt
-- 1977
0% Gator
  • Smiley
-- 1976
84% Farewell, My Lovely
  • Cowboy
-- 1975
80% Hearts Of The West (Hollywood Cowboy)
  • Lester
-- 1975
17% At Long Last Love
  • Man At Racetrack
-- 1975
90% Blazing Saddles
  • Lyle
-- 1974
86% Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
  • Welder
-- 1974
91% Paper Moon
  • Floyd the Desk Clerk
-- 1973


TV SERIES   

Rating Title Credit Year
67% The Good Guys
2010
  • Locksmith
2010

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Quotes from Burton Gilliam's Characters

    1. Lyle: Come on, boys. Where's your spirit? I don't hear no singing. When you was slaves, you sang like birds. Come on, how about a gold ole nigger work song?
    2. Bart: I get no kick from champagne. [back up singers vocalize] 'Mere alcohol doesn't thrill me at all So tell me why should it be true That I get a belt out of you. [back up singers throw some rhythm into it] Some get a kick from cocaine.
    3. Lyle: Hold it, hold it. What the hell is that shit? I meant a song. A real song. Something like, Swing low Sweet chariot. [the workers don't have a clue] Don't know that one, huh? How about "De Camptown Ladies?
    4. Bart: De Camptown Ladies? [other workers echo what Bart said].
    5. Lyle: Yeah. You know. De Camptown ladies sing this song Doo dah doo dah De Camptown race is five miles long Oh the doo dah day [joined by all his cohorts] Going to run all night, going to run all day I'd wage my money on a bobtail nag Somebody bet on the bay Going to run all night, going to run all day I wage my money on a bobtail nag [GUNSHOT in the distance]
    6. Taggart: [rides up] What in the wide world of sports is a-goin' on here? I hired you people to get a little track laid.
    From Blazing Saddles. Submitted by Jordan P (2 years ago)
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