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KEVIN BURCHETT

Kevin Burchett began his acting career in Vancouver, Canada, at the age of 7. As a child actor, he performed and co-starred on the highly-acclaimed CBC television series, Friday Island, and he appeared regularly on a variety of Canadian productions including television, stage and motion pictures, starring in The Littlest Hobo with Chief Dan George.

As a result of being summoned by Robert Wise to be considered for THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965) at the age of 12, his mother and father were convinced they should move to Los Angeles. His first recurring role upon relocating to Los Angeles was that of Chucky Baldwin in the long-running daytime drama series General Hospital.

By the time Kevin was an adult, he had appeared in nearly 100 television, motion picture, professional stage productions and commercials over the course of his career. Motion picture roles include the recent highly-acclaimed movie, Shade (2003), starring Sylvester Stallone, Melanie Griffith and Jamie Foxx; YOURS, MINE AND OURS (1968), starring Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda; Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! (1966), with Bob Hope, Phyllis Diller and Elke Sommer; Follow Me Boys! (1966), with Fred McMurray; I Love My Wife (1970), with Elliot Gould; and Hawaii (1966), starring Julie Andrews.

He soon became known as a regular working actor with frequent co-starring appearances in television series including: Bonanza, Gunsmoke, The Big Valley, Death Valley Days, Dundee and the Culhane (with Sir John Mills and Charles Bronson), My Three Sons, Dr. Kildare, Ben Casey, The Fugitive, The Smith Family (once again working with Henry Fonda), Dragnet, The FBI, The Invaders, Ironside with Raymond Burr, The High Chaparral and many more.

Kevin was the youngest actor ever accepted into the then Desilu Paramount Pictures Film Actors Workshop, which was Hollywood’s version of the famous Actors Studio in New York, as well as The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.

As an adult Kevin stayed involved in theater and was accepted into the actor’s workshop theater, Theater West, to continue working on his craft as an actor.

Between roles and raising a family, Kevin attended UCLA, became a national advertising and sales executive with major magazines TV Guide, Us Magazine and Newsweek. He added to his resume by becoming a licensed real estate broker who became a top producing negotiator with a loyal and distinguished clientele, including a prestigious list of notable celebrities. He represented clients who entrusted him with investments of a lifetime to a successful result. Kevin specialized in the high-end residential markets of Bel Air, Brentwood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and Pacific Palisades.

He married the love of his life, Rosemary, and they raised a son, Peter, and a daughter, Lauren, who are now grown with successful business careers. Kevin and Rosemary are now grandparents to their first grandson, Grant, who is 2, and a granddaughter is on the way.

Now mostly retired, you can find Kevin doing what he loves most— taking care of his post-and-beam modernism home in the hills of Los Angeles, traveling, spending time with his family and friends, and golfing on any day that ends in Y…and if by the outside chance a role comes along that fits at this point in his life, you’ll most likely see his familiar face on a TV or movie screen near you once again.

Sunday, April 14
11:30 am - 1:45 pm
YOURS, MINE AND OURS (1968)
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