Michael Burns

Michael Burns

Highest Rated: 95% My Winnipeg (2007)

Lowest Rated: 0% The Suburbans (1999)

Birthday: Dec 30, 1947

Birthplace: Not Available

Michael Burns went from playing boyish male ingénues in the early '60s to a somewhat less successful career as a male lead in such offbeat movies as That Cold Day in the Park. Born in Mineola, NY, in 1947, he was raised in Yonkers, NY, and later in Beverly Hills, CA. His father, Frank Burns. had been a pioneering engineer in the field of television during the '30s and was later a director. It was through a chance encounter with the father of a classmate in his Beverly Hills school (who knew of an opening for a boy actor) that Michael Burns began a television career in August 1958 at the age of nine. His subsequent small-screen appearances included Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Loretta Young Show, The Twilight Zone, and G.E. Theatre before he landed the role of Barnaby West, a young orphan adopted by the crew of the wagon train, in the MCA-produced series Wagon Train. He later appeared in episodes of Bonanza and other dramatic series. In 1969, he graduated to adult roles in the drama That Cold Day in the Park, directed by Robert Altman, in which he was obliged to portray some sexual situations that would have been unheard of in movies at the time he entered the business. Despite pursuing his acting career into adulthood, Burns is best remembered for roles during his teenage years. He served in production capacities beginning in the '80s, notably as an executive producer of Monster's Ball in 2001.


Highest Rated Movies



31% Inconceivable Executive Producer 2017
27% Shrink Producer $93.8K 2009
14% The Spirit Executive Producer $19.8M 2008
95% My Winnipeg Executive Producer 2007
20% Employee of the Month Executive Producer $28.4M 2006
62% Bug Producer $7.1M 2006
85% Akeelah and the Bee Executive Producer $18.9M 2006
8% Undiscovered Producer $1.1M 2005
54% The Devil's Rejects Executive Producer $17M 2005
24% Fierce People Executive Producer 2005
42% Beyond the Sea Executive Producer $6.2M 2004
37% The Final Cut Executive Producer $0.6M 2004
No Score Yet Preventive Warriors Director 2004
4% Godsend Executive Producer $14.3M 2003
34% Wonderland Executive Producer 2003
69% Confidence Producer $12.2M 2003
33% Harvard Man Executive Producer 2002
85% Monster's Ball Executive Producer $31.3M 2002
44% Get Over It Producer $11.3M 2001
39% But I'm a Cheerleader Executive Producer $0.2M 2000
0% The Suburbans Producer 1999
37% Desert Blue Producer 1999
No Score Yet Girl Executive Producer 1999
60% Six-String Samurai Producer Executive Producer 1998
No Score Yet Possums Executive Producer 1998
80% Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 Executive Producer 1998
No Score Yet Perfectly Normal Producer 1991
No Score Yet With Friends Like These... Actor 1991
No Score Yet Threshold Producer 1983
No Score Yet The Magnificent Magical Magnet of Santa Mesa, (The Adventures of Freddy) Actor 1977
No Score Yet Santee Jody Deaks 1974
No Score Yet Thumb Tripping Gary 1972
43% That Cold Day in the Park Boy 1969
No Score Yet The Mad Room George 1969
No Score Yet Journey to Shiloh Eubie Bell 1968
No Score Yet The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell Pvt. Johnny Bannon 1968
No Score Yet 40 Guns to Apache Pass Doug Malone 1967
No Score Yet The Raiders Jimmy McElroy 1963
80% Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation Danny Hobbs 1962
No Score Yet The Wizard Of Baghdad Young Prince Husan 1960


62% The Bachelorette
Reality cast member 2012
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
Production Assistant 2002
No Score Yet The Bionic Woman
Franklin Carl Franklin 1977
No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco
Prentiss Barry Harris 1976
No Score Yet The Partridge Family
Paul Bruner 1972
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
Dale Stonecipher Arlie Joe Eric Tabray 1970
No Score Yet Bonanza
Jamie Donny 1967
82% The Twilight Zone
Paul Stockton 1961
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Joe Billy Sidney 1961
No Score Yet The Brittas Empire
Colin Wetherby


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