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Jeff Burton

Highest Rated:   90% Planet of the Apes (1968)
Lowest Rated:   90% Planet of the Apes (1968)
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African-American actor Jeff Burton played only one notable film role in a career lasting a decade, but it was a memorable one, as Dodge, one of the two astronauts marooned with Charlton Heston's Taylor in the movie Planet Of the Apes. Born in 1925, he served 11 years in the United States Army, including combat in the Korean War. Burton turned to acting in the early 1960s, and made his screen debut in an early TV movie, Great Gettin' Up In The Morning -- that drama, written by Ann Flagg, directed by Richard Franchot, and produced by the CBS Network, concerned the first day of classes at a newly integrated school, and was ground-breaking in its subject matter for a network-made production (and the cast included Nichelle Nichols and Don Marshall, both later familiar faces on network television). Because of his commanding height and manner, Burton was often cast in authoritative and "operational" roles, including police officers, military men, and federal agents, on programs including Dragnet and The FBI. His day job during those years was with the parole department of the City of Los Angeles. In 1967, he was cast as Dodge, the luckless astronaut who ends up stuffed and displayed in the simian museum in Planet Of the Apes. Burton did get bigger roles after that, occasionally also playing villains as well. He retired from acting after the mid-1970s and passed away in 1988.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Blood Ties
  • Producer
2009
No Score Yet 3 Acts of Murder
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
2009
No Score Yet The Final Curtain (Acts of Death )
  • Producer
  • Director
2007
No Score Yet Terror at Baxter U
  • Director
  • Producer
2004
No Score Yet Invitation
  • Director
2003
No Score Yet The Night Divides The Day
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Street Sisters (Black Hooker) (Black Mama)
  • Actor
1974
No Score Yet The Mad Bomber
  • Sgt. Gribble
1973
No Score Yet The President's Plane Is Missing
  • Reporter
1972
No Score Yet Sweet Charity
  • Policeman
1969
90% Planet of the Apes
  • Dodge
1968
No Score Yet Madame X
  • Bromley
1966
No Score Yet Git!
  • Police Sergeant
1965

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet One Tree Hill
2003-2012
  • Himself
  • 2005
No Score Yet Batman
1966-1968
  • Shamrock
  • 1968

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