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Jere Burns Biography

Birth Name:
Jere Eugene Burns II
Birth Place:
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Fast Facts

  • Worked as a cabdriver in Boston and as a lifeguard on Cape Cod, MA, during a two-year hiatus between high school and college
  • Before moving to Los Angeles in the mid-1980s, performed with the New York Shakespeare Festival, with Joseph Papp's Public Theatre and in a Steppenwolf Theatre off-Broadway production of Sam Shepard's True West
  • Used CPR to save a heart-attack victim's life in an Encino, CA, restaurant in 1997
  • Has run in marathons and competed in triathlons
  • Actress Abby Dalton (Falcon Crest) is his mother-in-law


  • Gillian Burns -- Daughter
  • Kathleen Kinmont -- Ex-wife
  • Melissa Burns -- Ex-wife
  • Jake Burns -- Son
  • Luke Burns -- Son