- Jack Burns
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Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Actor, Producer, Writer, Comedian, Stand-Up Comedy
In 1959, he began his career as a comedy team with
George Carlinwhen both were working for radio station KXOL in Fort Worth, Texas. [cite web|url=http://www.texasradiohalloffame.com/georgecarlin.html|title=Texas Radio Hall of Fame: George Carlin] After successful performances at Fort Worth's beat coffeehouse, The Cellar, Burns and Carlin headed for California in February 1960 and stayed together for two years as a team before moving on to individual pursuits. An album containing some of their material was released in 1973, titled " Burns and Carlin at the Playboy Club Tonight".
Longer lasting was a later teaming with
Avery Schreiber, whom he met when they were both members of The Second City, a live comedy and improv club based in Chicago. Burns and Schreiber were best known for a series of routines in which Burns played a talkative taxicabpassenger, with Schreiber as the driver.cite news |first= |last= |authorlink= |coauthors= |title=Avery Schreiber, 66. Jack Burns' Comedy Partner. |url=http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/latimes/access/98868063.html?dids=98868063:98868063&FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&date=Jan+09%2C+2002&author=DENNIS+McLELLAN&pub=Los+Angeles+Times&desc=Obituaries%3B+Avery+Schreiber%2C+66%3B+Jack+Burns'+Comedy+Partner&pqatl=google |quote=Avery and Schreiber began working as a team again in 1972, after getting together for a benefit in Los Angeles. In 1973, ABC gave them a summer variety series, "The Burns and Schreiber Comedy Hour." |publisher= Los Angeles Times|date= January 9, 2002|accessdate=2008-04-26 ]
Burns played the dedicated but inept deputy
sheriff Warren Fergusonduring the first half of the 1965-1966 season of " The Andy Griffith Show", as Barney Fife's replacement after Don Knottsleft the cast. His character was not popular and was dropped without explanation after eleven appearances. The series did not have a deputy after Burns left the cast, though Goober Pylewas available in an emergency.
Burns voiced the character Ralph Kane in the syndicated cartoon "
Wait Till Your Father Gets Home" (1972-1974).
Burns was the head writer for the first season of "
The Muppet Show". His comedy partner Avery Schreiber appeared on an episode of the first season. He also co-wrote " The Muppet Movie" (with Jerry Juhl, his successor as head writer of "The Muppet Show").
Jack Burns hosted a 1977 episode of "
Saturday Night Live", which became the first episode where the show changed its name from "NBC's Saturday Night" to "Saturday Night Live" after " Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell" was canceled.
In the early 1980s, Burns became a writer and sometimes-performer for the ABC sketch show "
Fridays" (which was modeled heavily after SNL.) He and comedian Michael Richardswere involved in a staged on-air fight with Andy Kaufman, later re-created in the Kaufman biopic " Man on the Moon".
He was teamed with
Lorenzo Musicto provide the voices for a pair of crash test dummiesin a series of public service announcementson car safety. In 1993, Burns starred in the cartoon-series " Animaniacs", as the voice of Sid the Squid, giving the character a raspy, Daffy Duckkind of voice. Former partner Avery Schreiber also appeared on the show as Beanie the Bison.
Burns also provided a guest voice for a 1999 episode of
The Simpsons, Beyond Blunderdome.
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* [http://www.henrybwalthall.com/JackBurnsWarrenFergusonRevenge.html The Revenge of Warren Ferguson on the Andy Griffith Show]
* [http://www.henrybwalthall.com/JackBurnsBiographyPartOne.html Part One] of a two-part Jack Burns Biography
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