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Willis Burks, II Biography (1935-)
Born October 25, 1935, in Birmingham, AL.
- Birth Details
- October 25, 1935
- Birmingham, Alabama, United States
- Willie, Equinox (also known as Isimeria), 1992
The Preacher's Wife, Buena Vista, 1996
- Baja, Fall, 1997
- (As Willis Burks) Selwyn, Sunday, 1997
- Colonel, Everything's Jake, Blackjack Entertainment/Boz Productions, 2000
- (As Willis Burks) Gift for the Living (short film), 2005
- Also appeared in Deadline.
- Troy, Trigger Happy, Independent Film Channel, 2001
- Appeared as an old man in Black Filmmaker Showcase, Showtime.
- Monty, "Slave," Law & Order, NBC, 1996
- Vagrant, "Yes Sir, That's My Baby," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1996
- Mr. Baxter, "The Unthinkable," New York Undercover (also known asUptown Undercover), Fox, 1997
- Ralph Weathers, "Jones," Law & Order: Criminal Intent (also known as Law & Order: CI), NBC, 2001
- Thomas, "Walk Like a Man," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 2002
- Old man, Everybody Hates Chris, UPN, 2005
- Appeared as Judge Robin Ingles in another episode of Law & Order, NBC; also appeared in an episode of As the World Turns, CBS.
Fences, Missouri Repertory Theatre (also known as Kansas City Repertory Theatre), Kansas City, MO, c. 1991, also produced at Syracuse Stage
Pill Hill, Hartford Stage, Hartford, CT, c. 1992
- Boochie, East Texas Hot Links, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, Anspacher Theatre, New York City, 1994
Two Trains Running, Center Stage, Baltimore, MD, c. 1994
The Piano Lesson, Crossroads Theatre Company, New Brunswick, NJ, c. 1996, also produced at Penumbra Theatre Company
- Shealy, Jitney, GeVa Theatre, Rochester, NY, 1999-2000, Mark TaperForum, Los Angeles, 2000, Second Stage Theatre Company, Union Square Theatre, New York City, 2000-2001, National Theatre, Lyttelton Theatre, London, 2001
Saint Lucy's Eyes, Women's Project Theatre, then Cherry Lane Theatre, both New York City, 2001
- Shealy, Jitney, U.S. cities, 2000
- Voice of Pope Joe, The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay, Vivendi Universal Games, 2004
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