Norman Burton

Highest Rated: 88% Planet of the Apes (1968)
Lowest Rated: 0% Live Wire (1992)
Birthday: Dec 5, 1923
Birthplace: Not Available
A general purpose performer with slightly more distinction to his face and voice than most of his ilk, American actor Norman Burton quietly entered films in the 1960s. Many of his early films were more artistic than profitable, as witness the experimental Wild Seed (1965). Burton was spotted in brief character parts in a few box-office hits, notably Planet of the Apes (1968) (he was the simian Hunt Leader) and The Towering Inferno (1974) (as Will Giddings). In the James Bond actioner Diamonds are Forever (1970), Burton succeeded Jack Lord, Rik Van Nutter et. al. in the role of Bond's American CIA contact Felix Leiter. On TV's New Adventures of Wonder Woman series of the late 1970s, Burton had the recurring role of Joe Atkinson, the boss of anti-subversive operative Diana Prince (aka Wonder Woman). Still answering casting calls into the 1990s, Norman Burton was one of many film veterans appearing in the zany 1994 biopic Ed Wood.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet American Ninja V Ambassador Halden 1993
0% Live Wire Senator Victor 1992
39% Bloodsport Helmer 1988
No Score Yet Deep Space Gen. Randolph 1987
No Score Yet Bad Guys Capt. Watkins 1986
No Score Yet Pray for Death Lt. Anderson 1985
36% Crimes of Passion Bateman 1984
No Score Yet Mausoleum Dr. Simon Andrews 1983
No Score Yet Amy Caruthers 1981
45% Fade to Black Marty 1980
30% The Gumball Rally Lieutenant Roscoe 1976
No Score Yet Scorchy Chief Frank O'Brien 1976
No Score Yet The Reincarnation of Peter Proud Dr. Frederick Spear 1975
71% The Towering Inferno Will Giddings 1974
57% The Terminal Man Detective Capt. Anders 1974
83% Save the Tiger Fred Mirrell 1973
No Score Yet Hit! The Director 1973
No Score Yet Fuzz Police Commissioner Nelson 1972
64% Diamonds Are Forever Leiter 1971
78% Escape from the Planet of the Apes Army Officer 1971
No Score Yet Simon, King of the Witches Dist. Atty. Willard Rackum 1971
No Score Yet Jud, The Savage Soldier Uncle Hornkel 1971
No Score Yet R.P.M. Coach McCurdy 1970
88% Planet of the Apes Hunt Leader 1968
33% Valley of the Dolls Neely's Hollywood Director 1967
No Score Yet Wild Seed Policeman 1965
No Score Yet Attack of the Mayan Mummy Actor 1963
No Score Yet Pretty Boy Floyd Bill Courtney 1960
No Score Yet Fright (Spell of the Hypnotist) Reporter 1956

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Highway to Heaven
1984-1989
Captain Friend
  • 1988
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Drew Narramore
  • 1986
No Score Yet The Facts of Life
1979-1988
Dr. Green
  • 1982
No Score Yet Quincy, M.E.
1976-1983
Max Dr. Danner
  • 1980
  • 1977
100% Wonder Woman (1976)
1975-1979
Joe Atkinson
  • 1978
  • 1977
No Score Yet Rhoda
1978
Ben Levy
  • 1976
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
1974-1980
Melvyn Markel
  • 1976
  • 1974
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
Fisher
  • 1974
No Score Yet I Dream of Jeannie
1965-1970
  • 1966
No Score Yet Bewitched
1964-1972
Moving Man
  • 1966
  • 1965
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Ed
  • 1965

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