BILLY BURKE (Eddie) is a natural-born performer. Born and
raised in Bellingham, Washington, he started singing at age nine and joined a
band at age 15. Burke has had the opportunity to perform in Seattle at the Annex
Theatre, New City Festival and the AHA! Theatre. Following his feature film
debut in the 1990 independent movie Daredreamer, the actor moved to Los Angeles,
California, to pursue a career in acting and singing.
Burke is best recognized for his role as Charlie Swan, Bella's father, in the
hit franchise Twilight and its sequels. He is also known for playing Gary
Matheson in the popular Fox Network series 24. In addition, he also starred in
the film Ladder 49 alongside Joaquin Phoenix. Other film titles include Forfeit,
Feast of Love, Untraceable and the Leonardo DiCaprio-produced dark fantasy film
Red Riding Hood.
Burke's other appearances in TV include Law & Order, The Closer, My Boys and
the mystery series Fringe. In addition, he made recurring appearances on several
well-known series, including Gilmore Girls and the TNT drama Rizzoli & Isles.
Burke recently played the lead in the NBC series Revolution, produced by J.J.
Abrams and Jon Favreau, and created by Eric Kripke. He also just produced and
starred in Steven Prince's upcoming feature Divine Access, which also stars
Sarah Shahi and Gary Cole. Burke recently wrapped the third and last season of
the CBS series Zoo alongside James Wolk and Kristen Connolly and which was
produced by Josh Applebaum and Andre Nemec.
Burke resides in Los Angeles with his family.
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