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Norman Burton

Highest Rated:   91% Save the Tiger (1973)
Lowest Rated:   0% Live Wire (1992)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet American Ninja V
  • Ambassador Halden
1993
0% Live Wire
  • Senator Victor
1992
33% 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
33% 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
22% 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
58% The Terminal Man
  • Detective Capt. Anders
1974
91% Save the Tiger
  • Fred Mirrell
1973
No Score Yet Hit!
  • The Director
1973
No Score Yet Fuzz
  • Police Commissioner Nelson
1972
67% 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
90% Planet of the Apes
  • Hunt Leader
1968
31% 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Facts of Life
1979-1988
  • Dr. Green
  • 1982
No Score Yet Wonder Woman (1976)
1975-1979
  • Joe Atkinson
  • 1978
  • 1977

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