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Jeff Burton

  • Highest Rated: 88% Planet of the Apes (1968)
  • Lowest Rated: 83% Sweet Charity (1969)
  • Birthday: Jun 29, 1967
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • African-American actor Jeff Burton played only one notable film role in a career lasting a decade, but it was a memorable one, as Dodge, one of the two astronauts marooned with Charlton Heston's Taylor in the movie Planet Of the Apes. Born in 1925, he served 11 years in the United States Army, including combat in the Korean War. Burton turned to acting in the early 1960s, and made his screen debut in an early TV movie, Great Gettin' Up In The Morning -- that drama, written by Ann Flagg, directed by Richard Franchot, and produced by the CBS Network, concerned the first day of classes at a newly integrated school, and was ground-breaking in its subject matter for a network-made production (and the cast included Nichelle Nichols and Don Marshall, both later familiar faces on network television). Because of his commanding height and manner, Burton was often cast in authoritative and "operational" roles, including police officers, military men, and federal agents, on programs including Dragnet and The FBI. His day job during those years was with the parole department of the City of Los Angeles. In 1967, he was cast as Dodge, the luckless astronaut who ends up stuffed and displayed in the simian museum in Planet Of the Apes. Burton did get bigger roles after that, occasionally also playing villains as well. He retired from acting after the mid-1970s and passed away in 1988.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Blood Ties Producer 2009
No Score Yet 3 Acts of Murder Director Screenwriter Producer 2009
No Score Yet The Final Curtain (Acts of Death ) Producer Director 2007
No Score Yet Terror at Baxter U Director Producer 2004
No Score Yet Invitation Director 2003
No Score Yet The Night Divides The Day Actor 2000
No Score Yet Street Sisters (Black Hooker) (Black Mama) Actor 1974
No Score Yet The Mad Bomber Sgt. Gribble 1973
No Score Yet The President's Plane Is Missing Reporter 1972
83% Sweet Charity Policeman 1969
88% Planet of the Apes Dodge 1968
No Score Yet Madame X Bromley 1966
No Score Yet Git! Police Sergeant 1965

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet One Tree Hill
2003-2012
Himself
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Partridge Family
1970-1974
Workman
  • 1971
No Score Yet Bewitched
1964-1972
Bulldozer Driver #2 Doorman
  • 1970
  • 1968
93% Batman
1966-1968
Shamrock
  • 1968
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
Berger
  • 1965

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