Billy Burke Biography
Born Name: William Albert Burke
William Albert Burke is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Charlie Swan in Twilight, The Twilight Saga: New Moon and the upcoming 2010 film The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. He is also known for his role as Gary Matheson in the second season of 24.
Life and career
Burke was born in Bellingham, Washington. His television credits include roles in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (in the episode "Second Skin"), Party of Five, Gilmore Girls, Karen Sisco, Fringe, Monk and The Closer (Season 4, episode 13, "Power of Attorney" playing the attorney Phillip Stroh). He also plays Detective Eric Box in the movie Untraceable.
His motion picture credits include Jane Austen's Mafia!, Along Came a Spider, Final Jeopardy, Flashpoint and Ladder 49. His upcoming film credits include The Fallen, Forfeit, Fracture and Retirement. He also appeared in Feast of Love (2007), co-starring Selma Blair and Morgan Freeman. In 2008, Burke appeared in Twilight, based on the best-selling novel by Stephenie Meyer, playing the role of Charlie Swan. He also plays Bobby's brother Jack on the show My Boys. Burke reprised his role as Charlie Swan in Twilight's sequel, New Moon.
Burke is one of the "famous faces" on the online poker website Hollywood Poker, which is run in conjunction with Ongame Network. In February 2010 was casted for the thriller Drive Angry, which is directed by Todd Farmer and will here co-star Amber Heard, Nicolas Cage and William Fichtner.
Burke will appear in the upcoming TNT drama series Rizzoli & Isles, which premieres in July 2010.