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Burton Gilliam

  • Highest Rated: 92% Paper Moon (1973)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Gator (1976)
  • Birthday: Aug 9, 1938
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Burton Gilliam achieved fame long before his film career, setting the record for most wins as a Golden Gloves boxer. Gilliam worked as a fireman in Dallas before turning to acting in the early 1970s. His toothy grin, braying voice and village-buffoon demeanor was effectively harnessed for such roles as the night clerk who "compromises" buxom bimbo Trixie Delight (Madeline Kahn) in Paper Moon (1974), the chain-gang boss in Blazing Saddles (1975) and the leader of the "Flying Elvises" in Honeymoon in Vegas (1992). On TV, Burton Gilliam was seen as Virgie on Evening Shade (1992) and as one of the "This stuff's made in New York City!" kvetchers on the popular Pace's Picante Sauce commercials.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet The Lucky Man Pawn Broker's Dad 2018
No Score Yet Breaking The Press Kirby Hunt 2010
No Score Yet Fire from Below Bubba 2009
No Score Yet Mi Amigo Pal Grisham 2006
No Score Yet Killing Down Turner 2006
No Score Yet Drop Dead Sexy Big Tex 2005
No Score Yet The Fangly's Actor 2004
No Score Yet The Fanglys Actor 2004
No Score Yet Drive-in Movie Memories Actor 2002
No Score Yet The Journeyman Silas Bishop 2001
No Score Yet Soccer Dog: The Movie The Mail Man 1999
No Score Yet The Love Bug Actor 1997
No Score Yet Victim of Desire Lynch 1996
42% Wild Bill Bartender 1995
No Score Yet Born to Be Wild Dwayne 1995
33% The Getaway Gollie 1994
No Score Yet Quake Willie 1993
63% Honeymoon in Vegas Roy 1992
79% Back to the Future Part III Colt Gun Salesman 1990
No Score Yet The Terror Within II Actor 1990
No Score Yet The Underachievers Red 1988
No Score Yet Uphill All the Way Corporal 1986
No Score Yet Convicted: A True Story Lieutenant Nance 1986
77% Fletch Bud 1985
No Score Yet Foxfire Light Deke 1984
No Score Yet Follow That Car Delbart Huggins 1980
36% Telefon Gas Station Attendant 1977
0% Gator Smiley 1976
86% Hearts Of The West (Hollywood Cowboy) Lester 1975
76% Farewell, My Lovely Cowboy 1975
20% At Long Last Love Man At Racetrack 1975
88% Thunderbolt and Lightfoot Welder 1974
91% Blazing Saddles Lyle 1974
92% Paper Moon Floyd, the Desk Clerk 1973

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

68% The Good Guys
2010
Locksmith
  • 2010
No Score Yet Sliders
1995-2000
Stage Driver
  • 1999
No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger
1993-2001
Frank
  • 1999
No Score Yet Evening Shade
1990-1994
Virgil
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
No Score Yet Mama's Family
1983-1990
Bud
  • 1987
No Score Yet The A-Team
1983-1987
Sheriff
  • 1983
No Score Yet Dukes of Hazzard
1979-1985
Heep Tom Colt
  • 1982
  • 1979
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
1976-1981
Ulmer
  • 1977
No Score Yet The Waltons
1972-1981
Paulson
  • 1975

QUOTES FROM Burton Gilliam CHARACTERS

Colt Gun Salesman
Colt Gun Salesman: Where'd you learn to shoot like that?? Marty McFly: The 7-11.
Colt Gun Salesman
Where'd you learn to shoot like that?
Marty McFly
The 7-11.
Lyle
Come on, boys. Where's your spirit? I don't hear no singing. When you was slaves, you sang like birds. Come on, how about a gold ole nigger work song?
Bart
"I get no kick from champagne." [back up singers vocalize] "Mere alcohol doesn't thrill me at all So tell me why should it be true That I get a belt out of you." [back up singers throw some rhythm into it] "Some get a kick from cocaine."
Bart
I get no kick from champagne. [back up singers vocalize] 'Mere alcohol doesn't thrill me at all So tell me why should it be true That I get a belt out of you. [back up singers throw some rhythm into it] Some get a kick from cocaine.
Lyle
Hold it, hold it. What the hell is that shit? I meant a song. A real song. Something like, "Swing low Sweet chariot." [the workers don't have a clue] Don't know that one, huh? How about "De Camptown Ladies"?
Lyle
Hold it, hold it. What the hell is that shit? I meant a song. A real song. Something like, Swing low Sweet chariot. [the workers don't have a clue] Don't know that one, huh? How about "De Camptown Ladies?
Bart
"De Camptown Ladies"? [other workers echo what Bart said].
Bart
De Camptown Ladies? [other workers echo what Bart said].
Lyle
Yeah. You know. "De Camptown ladies sing this song Doo dah doo dah De Camptown race is five miles long Oh the doo dah day" [joined by all his cohorts] "Going to run all night, going to run all day I'd wage my money on a bobtail nag Somebody bet on the bay Going to run all night, going to run all day I wage my money on a bobtail nag -- " [GUNSHOT in the distance]
Lyle
Yeah. You know. De Camptown ladies sing this song Doo dah doo dah De Camptown race is five miles long Oh the doo dah day [joined by all his cohorts] Going to run all night, going to run all day I'd wage my money on a bobtail nag Somebody bet on the bay Going to run all night, going to run all day I wage my money on a bobtail nag [GUNSHOT in the distance]
Taggart
[rides up] What in the wide world of sports is a-goin' on here? I hired you people to get a little track laid. Not to jump around like a bunch of Kansas City faggots!
Taggart
[rides up] What in the wide world of sports is a-goin' on here? I hired you people to get a little track laid.
Lyle
Come on, boys! The way you're lollygaggin' around here with them picks and shovels, you'd think it was 120 degrees. Can't be more than 114. [his friends laugh, and a Chinaman falls over from exhaustion] Dock that Chink a day's pay for nappin' on the job.