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Michael Burns

Highest Rated:   94% My Winnipeg (2007)
Lowest Rated:   0% The Suburbans (1999)
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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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
28% Shrink
  • Producer
$93.8k 2009
14% The Spirit
  • Executive Producer
$19.8M 2008
94% My Winnipeg
  • Executive Producer
2007
20% Employee of the Month
  • Executive Producer
$28.4M 2006
61% Bug
  • Producer
$7.1M 2006
84% Akeelah and the Bee
  • Executive Producer
$18.9M 2006
8% Undiscovered
  • Producer
$1.1M 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
70% 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
34% 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
  • Executive Producer
  • 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
80% Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation
  • Danny Hobbs
1962
No Score Yet The Wizard Of Baghdad
  • Young Prince Husan
1960

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Bachelorette
2003
  • Reality cast member
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Paul Stockton
  • 1961

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