William Albert "Billy" Burke (born November 25, 1966) is an American actor. He is known for his role as Charlie Swan in Twilight, The Twilight Saga: New Moon and the 2010 film The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. He is also known for his role as Gary Matheson in the second season of 24.
Burke was born in Bellingham, Washington. His television credits include roles in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (in the episode “Second Skin”), Party of Five, Gilmore Girls, Karen Sisco, Fringe, Monk and The Closer (Season 4, episode 13, “Power of Attorney” playing the attorney Phillip Stroh). He also plays Detective Eric Box in the movie Untraceable.
His motion picture credits include Jane Austen’s Mafia!, Along Came a Spider, Final Jeopardy, Flashpoint and Ladder 49. His upcoming film credits include The Fallen, Forfeit, Fracture and Retirement. He also appeared in Feast of Love (2007), co-starring Selma Blair and Morgan Freeman. In 2008, Burke appeared in Twilight, based on the best-selling novel by Stephenie Meyer, playing the role of Charlie Swan.1 He also portrayed Bobby’s brother Jack on the show My Boys. Burke reprised his role as Charlie Swan in Twilight’s sequels, New Moon and Eclipse.
Burke is one of the “famous faces” on the online poker website Hollywood Poker, which is run in conjunction with Ongame Network. In February 2010, Burke was cast in the thriller Drive Angry, which is directed by Todd Farmer and will co-star Amber Heard, Nicolas Cage and William Fichtner.
As of July 2010, Burke appears in the TNT drama series Rizzoli & Isles.edit article