Willis Burks II

Biography

Character actor Willis Burks II branched out into film roles in his early sixties, initially with guest appearances on such series programs as NYPD Blue and Law & Order that often cast him as a heavy or a down-and-outer. Burks transitioned to film roles with a neat comic turn as an ex-jazz musician-turned break-in accomplice in Mike Cahill's well-received comedy drama The King of California (2007). Burks' resumé also sports stage work, such as a key contribution to the spring 2000 Broadway run of August Wilson's Jitney. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

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