Billy Burke is a natural-born performer who is perhaps most recognized for his role as Charlie Swan, Bella's father in the hit franchise "Twilight" and its sequels. He is also known for playing Gary Matheson in the television series "24." Recently, Burke played the lead in the series "Revolution." His additional television credits include "Law & Order," "The Closer," "The Boys" and the mystery series "Fringe." In addition, he had recurring roles on "Gilmore Girls" and "Rizzoli & Isles."
Recently, he produced and starred in the upcoming feature film "Divine Access," starring Sarah Shahi and Gary Cole, directed by Steven Prince. He also starred in the film "Ladder 49,"alongside Joaquin Phoenix. His other film credits include "Forfeit," "Feast of Love," "Untraceable" and the Leonardo DiCaprio-produced dark fantasy film "Red Riding Hood."
Born and raised in Bellingham, Wa., he started singing at age 9 and joined a band at the age of 15. Burke has had the opportunity to perform in Seattle at the Annex Theater, New City Festival and the A.H.A Theater. Following his feature film debut in the 1990 independent movie, "Daredreamer," the actor moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting and singing.
Currently, Burke resides in Los Angeles with his family. His birthday is Nov. 25. He can be followed on Twitter at @billy_burke.