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THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 1

BILLY BURKE (Charlie Swan) is a compelling and critically acclaimed actor whose credits span both television and feature film.

Most recently he starred in the box office hit film series: Twilight, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, as Kristen Stewart's devoted father Charlie Swan, and will also be seen next year in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2. Both 2010 and 2011 proved to be busy years for Burke as he filmed the Twilight Saga films, as well as Highland Park starring alongside Danny Glover; Summit Entertainment's Drive Angry in which he co-starred opposite Nicolas Cage as a diabolical cult leader; Red Riding Hood directed by Catherine Hardwicke starring opposite Amanda Seyfried as her father (the big, bad wolf); and the TNT series "Rizzoli and Isles.”

He is currently filming one of the lead roles in the independent feature Freaky Deaky based on the Elmore Leonard novel.

Prior to Twilight, Billy re-teamed with director Greg Hoblit on Untraceable starring opposite Diane Lane. He also starred in The Feast of Love for director Robert Benton alongside Morgan Freeman and Greg Kinnear, and with Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling in Fracture, which was the first film he did with director Greg Hoblit.

Burke's feature film credits also include the independent films The Grift with John Savage, and Forfeit with Sherry Stringfield, which premiered at the South By Southwest Film Festival. Other film credits include Ladder 49 with Joaquin Phoenix and John Travolta; a starring role in Dill Scallion, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and also starred Peter Berg, Henry Winkler and Lauren Graham; Along Came a Spider with Morgan Freeman; and Without Limits for writer/director by Robert Towne.

His television credits include a chilling six-episode arc on the second season of Fox's "24,” as well as the critically acclaimed ABC series "Wonderland,” which was written and directed by Peter Berg.

Burke is an accomplished musician with expertise in both the guitar and the piano. He performed with the rock band The Outcast Theater in Seattle for many years and recently released his solo album titled "Removed.” The album reached the highest recorded sales on CD Baby within its first week and was listed on Billboard's Heatseekers chart. He has also aligned himself with the VH1 Save the Music Foundation and donated a portion of his albums proceeds to helping the foundation keep music programs in schools. He shares his home in Los Angeles with his wife, Pollyanna, and their daughter Bluesy LaRue.

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