Jere Burns

Jere Burns

Highest Rated: 73% The Funhouse Massacre (2015)

Lowest Rated: 4% Wired (1989)

Birthday: Oct 15, 1954

Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

A journeyman character actor, Jere Burns made his initial mark as the ultra-smarmy, unabashedly sexist wolf of the situation comedy "Dear John" (NBC, 1988-92). Burns' angular features and Rasputin-intense gaze led to an early-career niche in unsavory one-off and recurring television roles in the 1980s, but he would put a gleefully lecherous spin on unsavory in his breakthrough role of Kirk Morris on "Dear John." From that success, he would become comic foil on a succession of ultra-short-lived comedies such as "Bob" (CBS, 1992-93), "The Mommies" (NBC, 1994-95) and "Surviving Suburbia" (2009), as well as two seasons of the office ensemble "Good Morning, Miami" (NBC, 2002-04). In 1996, he took a rare lead on the family comedy "Something So Right" (NBC/ABC, 1996-98). Burns worked regularly along the way in dramatic one-off roles. In 2010, he seemed to begin a new phase, breaking away from sitcoms to effect colorful, scene-stealing supporting roles on some of cable's best-regarded dramas: a drug rehab group leader on "Breaking Bad" (AMC, 2009-13), a vicious Southern criminal on "Justified" (FX, 2010-15), and an ever scheming member of a beyond-the-law syndicate on "Burn Notice" (USA, 2007-2013), before returning to his comic roots as the caustic Lieutenant Atkins on the surreal police procedural parody "Angie Tribeca" (TBS 2016- ). Whether playing comic or dramatic roles, Burns showed a chameleon-like penchant for reinventing himself with every new character in a variety of mediums.

Highest rated movies

The Funhouse Massacre
Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles




No Score Yet No Score Yet The Catch Eddie Nance (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet 100% Hot Air Major (Character) - 2015
73% 37% The Funhouse Massacre Mental Manny (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Amateur Joey's Dad (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 68% Love Begins Sheriff Holden (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 21% 2:13 Jeffrey (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 57% Otis Agent Hotchkiss (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 80% What's Up Scarlet Ben Zabrinski (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 50% Mother Ghost Cemetary Anget (Character) - 2002
11% 25% Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles Arnan Rothman (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 48% Life-Size Ben Stuart (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Road Rage Eddie Madden (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Santa Fe Dr. Dan Yates (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret She Carried Lewis Snow (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eye of the Stalker: A Moment of Truth Movie Stephen Primes (Character) - 1995
32% 47% Greedy Glen (Character) $12.4M 1994
No Score Yet 40% Perry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter Cliff Bartell (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 11% Hit List Jared Riley (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Turn Back the Clock William Hawkins (Character) - 1989
4% 16% Wired Lou Connors (Character) $681.1K 1989
No Score Yet 27% Let's Get Harry Washington aide (Character) $141.0K 1986
No Score Yet 36% Touch and Go Levesque (Character) $1.0M 1986


56% 44% All Rise Adam Pryce (Guest Star) 2019 2021
65% 79% The Cool Kids John (Guest Star) 2019
96% 72% Angie Tribeca Chet Atkins (Character) 2016-2018
74% 86% The X-Files Dr. Randolph Luvenis (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet 84% Major Crimes Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 70% From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series Winchester Greely (Guest Star) 2015
64% 72% The Muppets Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
90% 87% Suits Vince Sanfilippo (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 80% Last Man Standing Victor Vogelson (Guest Star) 2015
97% 95% Justified Wynn Duffy (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
84% 76% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 74% Hawaii Five-0 Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
88% 94% Burn Notice Anson (Guest Star) 2011-2012
96% 97% Breaking Bad Group Leader (Guest Star) 2010-2011
18% 66% Off the Map Richie Salerno (Guest Star) 2011
71% 85% The Good Guys Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Surviving Suburbia Dr. Jim (Character) 2009
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
52% No Score Yet Trust Me Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
89% 92% Psych Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
86% 91% Boston Legal Attorney Joe Isaacs (Guest Star) 2006 2008
50% No Score Yet Help Me Help You Unknown (Character) 2006
No Score Yet 80% The King of Queens Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
24% No Score Yet The War at Home Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet All of Us Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
58% 100% 8 Simple Rules Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning, Miami Frank Alfono (Character) 2002-2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Law Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet 100% The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet For Your Love Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twice in a Lifetime Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
20% No Score Yet Odd Man Out Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 33% Just Shoot Me Roy (Guest Star) 1999
15% No Score Yet Vengeance Unlimited Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Something So Right Jack Farrell (Character) 1996-1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mommies Tom Booker (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dear John Kirk Morris (Character) 1988-1992
No Score Yet 0% Jake and the Fatman Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Greg Jones (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Riptide Unknown (Character) 1985
No Score Yet 100% Street Hawk Eddie Watson (Guest Star) 1985
97% 100% Hill Street Blues James Fitzsimmons (Guest Star) 1984