Leo Burmester

Leo Burmester

Highest Rated: 100% Passion Fish (1992)

Lowest Rated: 32% Switchback (1997)

Birthday: Feb 1, 1944

Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Burly character player, on stage and in films from the late 1970s, Leo Burmester oft plays cops and rural types on TV and in films, but on stage has performed as Osric in "Hamlet" (Kevin Kline in title role) for the New York Shakespeare Festival, as well as in such Broadway hits as "Big River," and as the heartless innkeeper, Thenardier, in the original cast of "Les Miserables." Burmester has worked for director John Sayles several times, including "Passion Fish" (1992) and "Lone Star" (1996), and is also for directors such as John Schlesinger, Sidney Lumet, and as the Apostle Nathaniel in Martin Scorsese's "The Last Temptation of Christ" (1988). Burmester was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, and began college studies at Western Kentucky University as a biology major before switching to drama. After receiving an MFA from the University of Denver, he taught college for a year before taking the plunge as a working actor.

Highest rated movies

Passion Fish
Getting to Know You
The Abyss
America Brown
A Perfect World
Red Betsy




No Score Yet 52% Aftermath Sheriff (Character) $3.0K 2013
80% 50% America Brown Bo Williams (Character) - 2004
75% No Score Yet Red Betsy Emmet Rounds (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 12% Carry Me Home Grizzle (Character) - 2003
67% 72% Monday Night Mayhem Carl Lindemann (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dumbarton Bridge Jack (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturn Dad (Character) - 1999
72% 69% Limbo Harmon King (Character) $2.0M 1999
90% No Score Yet Getting to Know You Lamar Pike Sr. (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Farmhouse Dallas Miller (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 33% The Secret of Mulan Unknown (Voice) - 1998
No Score Yet 12% River Red Judge Perkins (Character) $2.2K 1998
No Score Yet 66% ...First Do No Harm Bob Purdue (Character) - 1997
32% 46% Switchback Clyde 'Shorty' Callahan (Character) $6.5M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Old Man Plump Convict (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 6% Mistrial Russell Crane (Character) - 1996
88% 74% Truman Frank Vassar (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 18% The Great Elephant Escape Ethridge (Character) - 1995
55% 44% The Neon Bible Bobbie Lee Taylor (Character) $5.0K 1995
No Score Yet 17% Fly by Night Rickey Tick (Character) - 1993
79% 84% A Perfect World Tom Adler (Character) $29.7M 1993
43% 54% Article 99 Shooter Polaski (Character) $6.2M 1992
100% 82% Passion Fish Reeves (Character) $2.4M 1992
89% 83% The Abyss Catfish DeVries (Character) $54.3M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet George Washington: The Forging of a Nation Eban Krutch (Character) - 1986


78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Bud Gabler (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1994 1996 2002
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shake, Rattle & Roll Unknown (Character) 1999
No Score Yet 8% Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet True Blue Officer Red Tollin (Character) 1989-1990
No Score Yet 100% The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1988-1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flo Randy Stumphill (Character) 1980-1981