Burton Gilliam


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Burton Gilliam was born on August 9, 1938 in Dallas, Texas, USA. He is an actor, known for Blazing Saddles (1974), Back to the Future Part III (1990) and Paper Moon (1973). He is married to Susan. They have two children. He was previously married to Sheila K. Brown and Carolyn M. Reed. See full bio »

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Known For

(1974)
Back to the Future Part III Colt Gun Salesman
(1990)
Paper Moon Floyd - Desk Clerk
(1973)
Honeymoon in Vegas Roy Bacon - Elvis Impersonator
(1992)

Filmography

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 2018 The Lucky Man
Pawn Broker's Dad
 2013-2016 Bail Out (TV Series)
Bubba Jack Jones
- I am Lorenzo Lamas (2016) ... Bubba Jack Jones
- Heist or Hit (2014) ... Bubba Jack Jones
- You Shootin' at Me? (2013) ... Bubba Jack Jones
 2013 Off Her Meds (TV Series)
Dr. Duke
 2012 The Painted Woman (Short)
Jim
 2012 Return to Vengeance
Leonard
 2010 The Good Guys (TV Series)
Locksmith
- Dan on the Run (2010) ... Locksmith
 2009 Fire from Below
Bubba
 2007 Retribution Road (Video)
Allie
 2007 Cake: A Wedding Story
Judge
 2006 Inspector Mom (TV Movie)
Ralph Zender
 2006 Killing Down
Turner
 2005 City of Justice (TV Series)
- Family Values (2005)
 2005 Drop Dead Sexy
Big Tex
 2004 The Fanglys (Video)
Sheriff Pete
 2003 88 Hits
Victor Bordeaux
 2003 Shtickmen
Ray Sellers
 2003 Sweet Hideaway
Det. Dick Johnson
 2002 An Eye for Detail
Prof. William Seymore
 2002 Mi Amigo
Older Pal Grisham
 2001 The Journeyman
Silas Bishop
 1999 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
Frank
- The Lynn Sisters (1999) ... Frank
 1999 Sliders (TV Series)
Stage Driver
- Way Out West (1999) ... Stage Driver
 1999 Soccer Dog: The Movie
The Mail Man
 1998 Redneck Rampage Rides Again (Video Game)
Leonard (voice)
 1997 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series)
Mecanic Race Announcer
- The Love Bug (1997) ... Mecanic Race Announcer
 1997 Redneck Rampage (Video Game)
Leonard (voice)
 1995 Wild Bill
Bartender
 1995 Weird Science (TV Series)
Snake
- The Legend of Red Brick Wallace (1995) ... Snake
 1995 Born to Be Wild
Dwayne
 1995 Victim of Desire
Lynch
 1994 The Getaway
Gollie
 1990-1993 Evening Shade (TV Series)
Virgil
- Cousins Behind Bars (1993) ... Virgil
- Another Baby Show (1993) ... Virgil
- They Can't Take That Away from Me (1993) ... Virgil
- Private School (1993) ... Virgil
 1992 Honeymoon in Vegas
Roy Bacon - Elvis Impersonator
 1992 Quake (Video)
Willie
 1991 The Terror Within II
Dewitt (as Burton 'Bubba' Gilliam also)
 1990 Back to the Future Part III
Colt Gun Salesman
 1990 Out of This World (TV Series)
 1988 Red River (TV Movie)
Buster
 1987 The Under Achievers
Red
 1987 Mama's Family (TV Series)
Bud
- Workman's Holiday (1987) ... Bud
 1987 Houston Knights (TV Series)
Fraser
- Single in Heaven (1987) ... Fraser
 1986 Convicted (TV Movie)
Lt. Nance
 1986 North and South, Book II (TV Mini-Series)
Cpl. Strock
- March 1865 - April 1865 (1986) ... Cpl. Strock (credit only)
- December 1864 - February 1865 (1986) ... Cpl. Strock
- May 1864 - Late Autumn 1864 (1986) ... Cpl. Strock
- September 17, 1862 - Spring 1864 (1986) ... Cpl. Strock (credit only)
- July 1861 - Summer 1862 (1986) ... Cpl. Strock (credit only)
 1986 Dream West (TV Mini-Series)
Martineau
- Part II (1986) ... Martineau
- Dream West (1986) ... Martineau
 1986 Uphill All the Way
Corporal
 1985 Fletch
Bud
 1985 Hail to the Chief (TV Series)
Clovis Montgomery
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... Clovis Montgomery
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... Clovis Montgomery
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Clovis Montgomery
 1984 The Master (TV Series)
Deputy Landen
- Juggernaut (1984) ... Deputy Landen
 1983 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Sheriff
- Baker's Dozen (1983) ... Sheriff
 1983 The A-Team (TV Series)
Sheriff Jeff Lewis
- A Nice Place to Visit (1983) ... Sheriff Jeff Lewis
 1983 Gun Shy (TV Series)
Jeremiah Jones
- What Do You Mean 'We' Amigo? (1983) ... Jeremiah Jones
 1983 Knight Rider (TV Series)
Trucker Gene
- Knight Moves (1983) ... Trucker Gene
 1982 Foxfire Light
Deke
 1979-1982 The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series)
Heep / Tom Colt
- Double Sting (1979) ... Tom Colt
 1981 Best of the West (TV Series)
Ringo
- The Calico Kid Returns (1981) ... Ringo
 1981 The Girl, the Gold Watch & Dynamite (TV Movie)
Hoover Hess III
 1981 Stockers (TV Movie)
 1981 Thirsty Workers (TV Series) (voice)
 1980 Flo (TV Series)
J.J. Castleberry
- A Castleberry Thanksgiving: Part 2 (1980) ... J.J. Castleberry
- A Castleberry Thanksgiving: Part 1 (1980) ... J.J. Castleberry
 1980 The Georgia Peaches (TV Movie)
Delbert Huggins
 1980 The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything (TV Movie)
Hoover Hess
 1980 Where the Ladies Go (TV Movie)
Stotts
 1980 The $5.20 an Hour Dream (TV Movie)
Turnvil
 1979 B.J. and the Bear (TV Series)
Lacy
- Fly a Wild Horse (1979) ... Lacy
 1979 Young Maverick (TV Series)
Barbary Kid
- Clancy (1979) ... Barbary Kid
 1979 The Jericho Mile (TV Movie)
Jimmy-Jack
 1979 Soap (TV Series)
Buck
- Episode #2.17 (1979) ... Buck
- Episode #2.16 (1979) ... Buck
 1978-1979 How the West Was Won (TV Series)
Woodley / Cory Nealson
- The Gunfighter (1979) ... Cory Nealson
- Interlude (1978) ... Woodley
- Mormon Story (1978) ... Woodley (credit only)
- Buffalo Story (1978) ... Woodley
 1978 Lawman Without a Gun (TV Movie)
Rev. Farrell
 1978 Big Bob Johnson and His Fantastic Speed Circus (TV Movie)
Half-Moon Muldoon
 1978 The Beasts Are on the Streets (TV Movie)
Al Loring
 1976-1978 Alice (TV Series)
Buford Baker / Jimmie Joe Castleberry
- Love Me, Love My Horse (1978) ... Jimmie Joe Castleberry
- Mel's Happy Burger (1977) ... Buford Baker
- Vera's Mortician (1976) ... Buford Baker
 1977 Bunco (TV Movie)
Cashier
 1977 Telefon
Gas Station Attendant
 1977 Another Man, Another Chance
Sheriff Murphy
 1977 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Ulmer
- Pretty Angels All in a Row (1977) ... Ulmer
 1976 Gator
Smiley
 1975 The Waltons (TV Series)
J.D. Paulsen
- The Estrangement (1975) ... J.D. Paulsen
 1975 The Ransom of Red Chief (TV Movie)
Ebenzezer Dorset
 1975 The Night That Panicked America (TV Movie)
Tex
 1975 Hearts of the West
Lester
 1975 Farewell, My Lovely
Cowboy
 1975 Home Cookin' (TV Movie)
Jammer
 1975 At Long Last Love
Man at Racetrack
 1974 Remember When (TV Movie)
Zack
 1974 Blazing Saddles
Lyle
 1973 Cannon (TV Series)
Deputy
- Perfect Alibi (1973) ... Deputy
 1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Jasper (segment "Love and the Hoodwinked Honey")
 1973 Paper Moon
Floyd - Desk Clerk
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(3/09) TV commercials: Homer Skelton Ford dealer in the Memphis (TN) area. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Burton 'Bubba' Gilliam also
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on his trademark broad toothy grin] It draws people. It's the most natural thing I can do. The smile has got 'em a lot of times. See more »

Trivia:

Had been a firefighter for 14 years with the Dallas (TX) ire Department when he read in a local newspaper that a Hollywood film company will holding auditions for extras to be in a film starring Ryan O'Neal that was to shoot in the area. He went to the audition jut hoping to make a few extra bucks and, as he put it, "maybe meet some movie stars". The film was Paper Moon (1973) and Gilliam ... See more »

Trademark:

His toothy smile and good-ol'-boy character portrayals

Star Sign:

Leo

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