Raymond Burr

BirthDay:

21 May 1917

BirthPlace:

New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada

BirthName:

Raymond William Stacey Burr

Bio:

Born Raymond William Stacy Burr on 21 May 1917 in New Westminster, British Columbia, Burr spent most of his early life traveling. As a youngster, his father moved his family to China, where the elder Burr worked as a trade agent. When the family returned to Canada, Raymond's parents separated. He and his mother moved to Vallejo, California, where she raised him with the aid of her parents. As he got older, Burr began to take jobs to support his mother, younger sister and younger brother. He took jobs as a ranch hand in Roswell, New Mexico; as a deputy sheriff; a photo salesman; and even as a singer in nightclubs. In World War II, Burr served in the United States Navy. In Okinawa, he was shot in the stomach and sent home. In 1946, Burr made his film debut in San Quentin (1946). From there, he appeared in more than 90 films before landing the role of defense attorney Perry Mason (1957). After a battle with cancer, Burr died at age 76 on September 12, 1993 at his ranch home in Sonoma, California.
Filmography

Actor ( 159 credits )

Flickers! (2014)  Barney Chavez / ... (archive footage) (1 episode, 2014
Banda sonora (2007)  Perry Mason (1 episode, 2009)
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness (2007)  Steve Martin (archive footage) (1 episode, 2008)
Protagonistas del recuerdo (2006)  Perry Mason (archive footage) (1 episode, 2006)
Battleground (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Svengoolie (1995)  Steve Martin (1 episode, 1995)
Vicki! (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 1993)
Showdown at Williams Creek (1991) The Judge
Delirious (1991) Carter Hedison
After Hours (1989)  Himself (1 episode, 1990)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself (1 episode, 1989)
Unsolved Mysteries (1987)  Himself - Host (1 episode, 1987)
Biography (1987)  Himself (1 episode, 2000)
The Morning Program (1987)  Himself (1 episode, 1987)
Trial by Jury (1987)  Himself (unknown episodes)
Cousteau's Rediscovery of the World I (1986)  Himself, Narrator (1 episode, 1986)
American Masters (1985) (1 episode, 1998)
Larry King Live (1985)  Himself (1 episode, 1986)
The Sea Is at Our Gates (1985) Narrator (voice)
Godzilla 1985 (1984) Steve Martin
Gran premio internazionale della TV (1984)  Himself - Winner (1 episode, 1993)
Àngel Casas Show (1984)  Himself (1 episode, 1988)
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage (1983) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Airplane II: The Sequel (1982) The Judge
The Return (1980) Dr. Kramer
The Alan Thicke Show (1980)  Himself (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
Out of the Blue (1980) Dr. Brean
The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo (1979)  The Godfather (1 episode, 1979)
Eischied (1979)  Police Commissioner (2 episodes, 1979)
Never Look Down (1979) Narrator
Tomorrow Never Comes (1978) Burke
Godzilla (1977) Steve Martin
The Love Boat (1977)  Malcolm Dwyer (2 episodes, 1979)
Aliens from Spaceship Earth (1977) Himself
The Amazing World of Psychic Phenomena (1976) Himself (Narrator) (voice)
The Sonny and Cher Show (1976)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 1976)
The Captain and Tennille (1976)  Himself (1 episode, 1976)
The Alan Hamel Show (1976)  Himself (3 episodes, 1977-1979)
Kingston: Confidential (1976)  R.B. Kingston (14 episodes, 1976-1977)
Donny and Marie (1976)  Himself (1 episode, 1976)
Good Morning America (1975)  Himself (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
Dinah! (1974)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 1976)
Match Game 73 (1973)  Himself (1 episode, 1978)
Survival of Spaceship Earth (1972) Himself - Narrator
The ABC Comedy Hour (1972)  Himself (1 episode, 1972)
Flip (1970)  Himself (4 episodes, 1970-1972)
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (1969)  Robert T. Ironside (1 episode, 1972)
The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour (1969)  Himself - Guest Performer (1 episode, 1971)
The Andy Williams Show (1969)  Himself (1 episode, 1971)
Jimmy Durante Presents the Lennon Sisters (1969)  Himself (2 episodes, 1969)
The Leslie Uggams Show (1969)  Himself (1 episode, 1969)
Stars on Sunday (1969)  Himself (1 episode, 1972)
Small Boat Navy in Vietnam (1968) Narrator
P.J. (1968) William Orbison
It Takes a Thief (1968)  S.I.A. Bureau Chief (1 episode, 1968)
The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show (1968)  Himself (1 episode, 1968)
The Honey Pot (1967) Himself, as Perry Mason (archive footage) (uncredited)
Ironside (1967)  Robert T. Ironside / ... (195 episodes, 1967-1975)
The Kraft Music Hall (1967)  Himself (1 episode, 1970)
The Hollywood Squares (1965)  Guest Appearance (1 episode, 1977)
The Dean Martin Comedy Hour (1965)  Himself (3 episodes, 1968-1972)
Wayne and Shuster Take an Affectionate Look At... (1965)  Himself (1 episode, 1965)
Die Rudi Carrell Show (1965)  Himself (1 episode, 1970)
The CBS Morning News (1963)  Himself (1 episode, 1986)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 1968)
Desire in the Dust (1960) Col. Ben Marquand
Affair in Havana (1957) Mallabee
Crime of Passion (1957) Police Inspector Anthony (Tony) Pope
Perry Mason (1957)  Perry Mason / ... (271 episodes, 1957-1966)
The Web (1957)  George (1 episode, 1957)
A Cry in the Night (1956) Harold Loftus
Secret of Treasure Mountain (1956) Cash Larsen
Great Day in the Morning (1956) Jumbo Means
Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956) Steve Martin
Please Murder Me! (1956) Attorney Craig Carlson
The Brass Legend (1956) Tris Hatten
Playhouse 90 (1956)  Charles Bent / ... (2 episodes, 1957)
Chevron Hall of Stars (1956)  Jud (1 episode, 1956)
Ride the High Iron (1956) Ziggy Moline
The House Without a Name (1956) Doctor
A Man Alone (1955) Stanley
You're Never Too Young (1955) Noonan
Count Three and Pray (1955) Yancey Huggins
The 20th Century-Fox Hour (1955) (1 episode, 1955)
The Star and the Story (1955) (1 episode, 1956)
Celebrity Playhouse (1955)  George (1 episode, 1956)
Undercurrent (1955)  George (1 episode, 1957)
They Were So Young (1954) Jaime Coltos
Passion (1954) Captain Rodriguez
Thunder Pass (1954) Tulsa
Khyber Patrol (1954) Capt. Ahmed Shir
Casanova's Big Night (1954) Bragadin
Rear Window (1954) Lars Thorwald
Gorilla at Large (1954) Cy Miller
Climax! (1954)  Lieutenant Shea / ... (3 episodes, 1956)
The Immortal City (1954) Narrator (voice)
Fort Algiers (1953) Amir
Tarzan and the She-Devil (1953) Vargo
Serpent of the Nile (1953) Mark Antony
The Blue Gardenia (1953) Harry Prebble
Bandits of Corsica (1953) Jonatto
Person to Person (1953)  Himself (1 episode, 1960)
Your Favorite Story (1953) (1 episode, 1953)
Horizons West (1952) Cord Hardin
Mara Maru (1952) Brock Benedict
Today (1952)  Himself (1 episode, 1967)
Mr. & Mrs. North (1952)  Charles (1 episode, 1954)
Four Star Playhouse (1952)  Gonzales (1 episode, 1953)
The Ford Television Theatre (1952)  Red Lefwick / ... (2 episodes, 1954-1956)
The Linkletter Show (1952)  Himself (1 episode, 1964)
The Christophers (1952)  Roman Guard (1 episode, 1960)
The Unexpected (1952)  Doctor Alexander (2 episodes, 1952)
Chevron Theatre (1952) (1 episode, 1953)
Rebound (1952)  Gomez (2 episodes, 1952)
Meet Danny Wilson (1951) Nick Driscoll alias Joe Martell
FBI Girl (1951) Blake
The Magic Carpet (1951) Grand Vizier Boreg al Buzzar
The Whip Hand (1951) Steve Loomis
His Kind of Woman (1951) Nick Ferraro
A Place in the Sun (1951) Dist. Atty. R. Frank Marlowe
New Mexico (1951) Private Anderson
M (1951) Pottsy
Bride of the Gorilla (1951) Barney Chavez
Dragnet (1951)  Deputy Chief Thad Brown (1 episode, 1951)
The Red Skelton Hour (1951)  DA George Goodguy / ... (5 episodes, 1963-1970)
Tales of Tomorrow (1951) (1 episode, 1953)
Schlitz Playhouse (1951)  Dr. Sutton (1 episode, 1955)
Gruen Guild Theater (1951) (3 episodes, 1952)
Chesterfield Sound Off Time (1951)  Chief of Detectives Thad Brown (1 episode, 1951)
Borderline (1950) Pete Ritchie
Key to the City (1950) Les Taggart
Unmasked (1950) Roger Lewis
The Jack Benny Program (1950)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 1961-1962)
What's My Line? (1950)  Himself - Mystery Guest (1 episode, 1962)
Lux Video Theatre (1950)  Colby / ... (4 episodes, 1954-1956)
Stars Over Hollywood (1950) (2 episodes, 1951)
The Bigelow Theatre (1950)  The Wrestler (1 episode, 1951)
Abandoned (1949) Kerric
Love Happy (1949) Alphonse Zoto
Red Light (1949) Nick Cherney
Black Magic (1949) Alexandre Dumas, Jr.
Bride of Vengeance (1949) Michelotto
Criss Cross (1949) Gangster (uncredited)
Family Theatre (1949)  Balthazar / ... (3 episodes, 1951-1953)
Adventures of Don Juan (1948) Captain Alvarez
Walk a Crooked Mile (1948) Krebs
Station West (1948) Mark Bristow
Pitfall (1948) J.B. MacDonald
Raw Deal (1948) Rick Coyle
Fighting Father Dunne (1948) Prosecuting Attorney in Montage (uncredited)
Ruthless (1948) Pete Vendig
Sleep, My Love (1948) Detective Sgt. Strake
I Love Trouble (1948) Herb
The Ed Sullivan Show (1948)  Himself (1 episode, 1958)
Code of the West (1947) Boyd Carter
Desperate (1947) Walt Radak
Stump the Stars (1947)  Himself - Guest Panelist (1 episode, 1963)
San Quentin (1946) Jeff Torrance
Without Reservations (1946) Paul Gill (uncredited)

Director ( 2 credits )

Kingston: Confidential (1976) (1 episode, 1977)
Ironside (1967) (2 episodes, 1972)