James Burke

James Burke
1886 - 1968
James Burke  American Actor

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James Burke was previously married to Eleanor Durkin.


American Actor James Burke was born on 24th September, 1886 in New York City, NY, USA and passed away on 23rd May 1968 Los Angeles, CA, USA aged 81. He is most remembered for The Maltese Falcon (1941). His zodiac sign is Libra.

James Burke is a member of the following lists: American film actors, American television actors and 1968 deaths.


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First Name James
Last Name Burke
Alternative Name James Burke
Age 81 (age at death) years
Birthday 24th September, 1886
Birthplace New York City, NY, USA
Died 23rd May, 1968
Place of Death Los Angeles, CA, USA
Cause of Death Heart Failure
Buried Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Height 6' 2½" (189 cm)
Build Average
Zodiac Sign Libra
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Film, television actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Year(s) Active 1932-1964
Official Websites www.findagrave.com/memorial/7994079

James Michael Burke (September 24, 1886 – May 23, 1968) was an American film and television actor born in New York City. He made his stage debut in New York around 1912 and went to Hollywood in 1933. He made over 200 film appearances during his career between 1932 and 1964. He was often cast as a police officer, usually a none-too-bright one, such as his role as Sergeant Velie in Columbia Pictures' Ellery Queen crime dramas in the early 1940s. Burke can also be seen in At The Circus, The Maltese Falcon, Lone Star, and many other films. One of his memorable roles is his portrayal of a rowdy rancher in the 1935 comedy Ruggles of Red Gap.

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Stagecoach West1960Zeke BonnerTV Show
The Law and Mr. Jones1960CarneyTV Show
Alias Jesse James1959Charlie (uncredited)Movie
The Young Philadelphians1959Police Officer Barney Flanagan (uncredited)Movie
The DuPont Show with June Allyson1959PolicemanTV Show
Wanted: Dead or Alive1958Sheriff Blore, Sheriff John Tatum, Sheriff M. ComstockTV Show
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse1958PensonTV Show
Knock on Every Door1958Harry EmmersonShort Film
The Unholy Wife1957Sheriff Tom WatlingMovie
Tales of Wells Fargo1957Billy Knapp, Silver LoganTV Show
The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour1957Horse HandlerTV Show
Trackdown1957LeviTV Show
Wagon Train1957Ance Beal, Mr. HarrisonTV Show
Public Pigeon No. One1957HarriganMovie
Back from Eternity1956Grimsby, Airline Manager (uncredited)Movie
The Birds and the Bees1956Steward (uncredited)Movie
Hey, Jeannie!1956SheriffTV Show
Playhouse 901956The JanitorTV Show
The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna1956TV Show
You're Never Too Young1955Pullman Conductor (uncredited)Movie
Cheyenne1955BuckshotTV Show
The 20th Century-Fox Hour1955Mr. TuttleTV Show
Lucky Me1954MahoneyMovie
Lassie1954Conductor, Mr. JensenTV Show
Shower of Stars1954TV Show
Passport to Danger1954TV Show
Duffy's Tavern1954ClancyTV Show
The Life of Riley1953Duke, Officer DooleyTV Show
Denver and Rio Grande1952Sheriff Ed JohnsonMovie
Lone Star1952Luther KilgoreMovie
We're Not Married!1952Willie's Sergeant (uncredited)Movie
My Little Margie1952PolicemanTV Show
Toughest Man in Arizona1952George Ryan (uncredited)Movie
My Hero1952Jeff Fingers - Pickpocket, Jefferson SmithTV Show
Here Comes the Groom1951O'Neill, PolicemanMovie
His Kind of Woman1951Barkeeper in Nogales (uncredited)Movie
The Last Outpost1951Stagecoach Driver (uncredited)Movie
I Love Lucy1951Mr. WatsonTV Show
The Red Skelton Hour1951Captain, Captain in U.S. Navy, Clancy the CopTV Show
Excuse My Dust1951MSgt. Nuckols (uncredited)Movie
Raton Pass1951HankMovie
Mark Saber1951Det. Sgt. Tim Maloney, Det. Sgt. Tim Malony, Sgt. Tim MaloneyTV Show
Copper Canyon1950Jeb BassettMovie
Let's Dance1950George (uncredited)Movie
Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone1950The Train ConductorMovie
The Kid from Texas1950Blacksmith (uncredited)Movie
Alias Nick Beal1949Bum (uncredited)Movie
Mighty Joe Young1949Producer (uncredited)Movie
Red, Hot and Blue1949Joe, Doorman (uncredited)Movie
Take Me Out to the Ball Game1949Policeman (uncredited)Movie
Shamrock Hill1949Michael RoganMovie
Beyond Glory1948Jim, the Bartender (uncredited)Movie
June Bride1948Luke PotterMovie
Texas, Brooklyn & Heaven1948Cop (uncredited)Movie
The Big Clock1948O'BrienMovie
The Timber Trail1948Jed BakerMovie
Night Wind1948Sheriff HamiltonMovie
Blaze of Noon1947Farmer (uncredited)Movie
Body and Soul1947Arnold (uncredited)Movie
Down to Earth1947Detective KellyMovie
Living in a Big Way1947Murphy (uncredited)Movie
Nightmare Alley1947Rural Marshal (uncredited)Movie
Song of the Thin Man1947Callahan (uncredited)Movie
Easy Come, Easy Go1947Harry WestonMovie
Gas House Kids in Hollywood1947Police Lt. BurkeMovie
Lost Honeymoon1947Bartender (uncredited)Movie
Philo Vance's Gamble1947Lt. BurkeMovie
Sister Kenny1946Undetermined Minor Role (scenes deleted)Movie
The Virginian1946Andy Jones (uncredited)Movie
Two Years Before the Mast1946CarrickMovie
Bowery Bombshell1946Detective O'MalleyMovie
Young Widow1946Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)Movie
Anchors Aweigh1945Studio CopMovie
The Horn Blows at Midnight1945Cliffside Park Policeman (uncredited)Movie
Guest Wife1945Waiter (uncredited)Movie
I Love a Bandleader1945Charles GibleyMovie
Shady Lady1945CraneMovie
How DOooo You Do1945DetectiveMovie
Casanova Brown1944O'Leary (uncredited)Movie
3 Men in White1944First Policeman (uncredited)Movie
Dixie1943Riverboat Captain (uncredited)Movie
Thank Your Lucky Stars1943Bill - the Intern Guard (uncredited)Movie
Riding High1943Pete Brown (uncredited)Movie
No Place for a Lady1943MoriarityMovie
A Night to Remember1942Pat MurphyMovie
It Happened in Flatbush1942Umpire ShaunnessyMovie
My Favorite Blonde1942Union SecretaryMovie
A Close Call for Ellery Queen1942Police Sgt. VelleMovie
A Desperate Chance for Ellery Queen1942Sgt. VelieMovie
Are Husbands Necessary?1942Tough Mugg (uncredited)Movie
Army Surgeon1942BrooklynMovie
Enemy Agents Meet Ellery Queen1942Police Sgt. VelieMovie
All Through the Night1941ForbesMovie
Million Dollar Baby1941CallahanMovie
Pot o' Gold1941Lt. GradyMovie
The Maltese Falcon1941LukeMovie
Ellery Queen and the Murder Ring1941Police Sgt. VelieMovie
Ellery Queen and the Perfect Crime1941Sgt. VelieMovie
Reaching for the Sun1941NormMovie
Ellery Queen's Penthouse Mystery1941Police Sergeant VelieMovie
Buck Benny Rides Again1940Taxi DriverMovie
Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise1940WilkieMovie
Little Nellie Kelly1940Sergeant McGowanMovie
No Time for Comedy1940Police Sergeant (uncredited)Movie
The Saint Takes Over1940Patrolman MikeMovie
Double Alibi1940Police Captain OrrMovie
Ellery Queen, Master Detective1940Sgt. VelleMovie
The Way of All Flesh1940FriscoMovie
Opened by Mistake1940Police Sergeant WilkinsMovie
The Golden Fleecing1940Sibley - Motorcycle CopMovie
At the Circus1939John CarterMovie
Beau Geste1939Lieutenant DufourMovie
Dodge City1939Cattle Auctioneer (uncredited)Movie
Fast and Furious1939ClancyMovie
On Borrowed Time1939Sheriff BurlingameMovie
The Saint Strikes Back1939Headquarters Police OfficerMovie
The Cisco Kid and the Lady1939Pop SaundersMovie
Within the Law1939'Red'Movie
The Family Next Door1939Policeman (uncredited)Movie
I'm from Missouri1939Walt BlissMovie
Sudden Money1939McPhersonMovie
Joy of Living1938MacMovie
Little Orphan Annie1938Mike MoriartyMovie
Men with Wings1938J.A. NolanMovie
The Buccaneer1938Pirate (uncredited)Movie
The Dawn Patrol1938FlahertyMovie
The Mad Miss Manton1938SullivanMovie
You Can't Take It With You1938Chief Detective (uncredited)Movie
Orphans of the Street1938Police Officer Lou ManningMovie
Spring Madness1938Policeman (uncredited)Movie
The Affairs of Annabel1938MuldoonMovie
Flight Into Nowhere1938Ike MatthewsMovie
Dead End1937MulliganMovie
High, Wide, and Handsome1937StackpoleMovie
The Perfect Specimen1937Sheriff Bill SnodgrassMovie
Champagne Waltz1937Mr. ScribnerMovie
Life Begins with Love1937Darby McGrawMovie
Pick a Star1937Detective Nolan (uncredited)Movie
Great Guy1936Pat HaleyMovie
Klondike Annie1936Bartender (uncredited)Movie
Rhythm on the Range1936WabashMovie
The Trail of the Lonesome Pine1936Leader (uncredited)Movie
36 Hours to Kill1936DoyleMovie
Dancing Feet1936Phil MooreMovie
It Had to Happen1936Foreman (uncredited)Movie
Old Hutch1936Bank Teller (scenes deleted)Movie
Song and Dance Man1936Lt. Mike BoyleMovie
The Leathernecks Have Landed1936CorriganMovie
Can This Be Dixie?1936Sheriff N.B.F. RiderMovie
Forgotten Faces1936Harry's friend, Sgt. Johnny DonovanMovie
Pepper1936Hamburger Man (uncredited)Movie
Laughing at Trouble1936Sheriff Bill NortonMovie
Broadway Gondolier1935Uncle AndyMovie
Man on the Flying Trapeze1935Patrolman No.2Movie
Mississippi1935Skeptical Passenger in Pilot House (uncredited)Movie
Remember Last Night?1935Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)Movie
Ruggles of Red Gap1935Jeff TuttleMovie
Rumba1935Reporter (uncredited)Movie
Call of the Wild1935OleMovie
The Farmer Takes a Wife1935Man Hauling Rifles and Bullets (uncredited)Movie
After the Dance1935Police Lieutenant (uncredited)Movie
Coronado1935Slug MoranMovie
Dinky1935Truck DriverMovie
Here Comes Cookie1935Broken-Nose ReillyMovie
Music Is Magic1935Mickey (uncredited)Movie
Princess O'Hara1935A Detective (uncredited)Movie
So Red the Rose1935Major RushtonMovie
The Affair of Susan1935HoganMovie
Case of the Missing Man1935Police Sergeant RortyMovie
Frisco Waterfront1935CorriganMovie
Make a Million1935PeteMovie
The Mystery Man1935Managing Editor MarvinMovie
Hot Money1935Police Sgt. BurkeShort Film
Welcome Home1935Michael ShaughnessyMovie
The Girl from Missouri1934Policeman at Cousins' Suicide (uncredited)Movie
Gambling Lady1934Detective Making Raid (uncredited)Movie
It Happened One Night1934Detective (uncredited)Movie
Little Miss Marker1934Detective Reardon (uncredited)Movie
Sadie McKee1934First Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)Movie
Six of a Kind1934Detective (uncredited)Movie
The Cat's-Paw1934Gargan (uncredited)Movie
The Merry Frinks19343rd Expressman (uncredited)Movie
The Scarlet Empress1934Guard (uncredited)Movie
The Secret Bride1934Diner Counterman (uncredited)Movie
Treasure Island1934Pirate of the Spanish MainMovie
Twentieth Century1934Sheriff (uncredited)Movie
All of Me1934Welfare Island Guard (uncredited)Movie
Friends of Mr. Sweeney1934Policeman Arresting Wynn (uncredited)Movie
Fugitive Lovers1934Joe Cobb (uncredited)Movie
Good Dame1934Cop (uncredited)Movie
Happiness Ahead1934Policeman (uncredited)Movie
Lady by Choice1934BranniganMovie
The Lemon Drop Kid1934First Tramp (uncredited)Movie
City Limits1934KingMovie
Love Time1934Emperor Francis IMovie
Sisters Under the Skin1934ConroyMovie
Such Women Are Dangerous1934DetectiveMovie
Ticket to a Crime1934Detective Lt. John Aloysius McGinnisMovie
A Very Honorable Guy1934Sergeant (uncredited)Movie
Wharf Angel1934Brooklyn JackMovie
Blood Money1933Pool Hall Detective (uncredited)Movie
Bombshell1933First Immigration Officer (uncredited)Movie
College Humor1933Cromwell DexterMovie
Lady Killer1933Panhandler (uncredited)Movie
Queen Christina1933Blacksmith - 4th Rabble Rouser (uncredited)Movie
The Bowery1933Recruiting Sergeant (uncredited)Movie
The Kennel Murder Case1933Policeman Who Lets Philo's Dog Out (uncredited)Movie
The Power and the Glory1933Gateman (uncredited)Movie
Tillie and Gus1933Juror (uncredited)Movie
To the Last Man1933Kentucky Sheriff (uncredited)Movie
Torch Singer1933Taxicab Driver (uncredited)Movie
Face in the Sky1933Cop (uncredited)Movie
Gallant Lady1933Policeman in Park (uncredited)Movie
Her Bodyguard1933Police Captain (uncredited)Movie
The Girl in 4191933Detective JacksonMovie
Jimmy and Sally1933Furniture Mover (uncredited)Movie
The Man Who Dared1933Registrar of Voters (uncredited)Movie
Techno-Crazy1933PolicemanShort Film
Pair of Socks, A1933Knockout NewtonShort Film
A Lady's Profession1933MulroyMovie
The Painted Woman1932Sailor, Yank's Pal (uncredited)Movie
The Hollywood Handicap1932CharacterShort Film
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