While in his teens, he taught himself guitar and piano, wrote songs and formed a band that made it to a national battle-of-the-bands competition.
Recorded four original songs with Phil Ramone as part of a deal with Warner Brothers Records.
Made his film debut in the 1990 indie film Daredreamer, but had his big break in the 1998 comedy Mafia!
Had his first role as a television-series regular on the short-lived drama Wonderland.
The first time he met Twilight costar Kristen Stewart (who plays his daughter in the film) was on a plane, where he tapped her on the shoulder and introduced himself to the confused actress as her dad.
Bluesy LaRue Burke — Daughter
Polly Brown — Wife
Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington, United States
Birth Name: William Albert Burke
Birth Place: Bellingham, Washington, United States