James P. Burtis
Date of Birth
May 12, 1893

Biography

From 1931 until his death in 1939, American actor James P. Burtis was usually confined to minor roles and walk-ons. Burtis was most often seen as brawling sailors, lynch-happy sheriffs, dumb cops and pushy reporters. Usually his characters were identified by type rather than by name, e. g. the Military Policeman in the all-star If I Had a Million (1932) and the Highland Quartet Member (the one...