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BOB'S PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

AS AN ACTOR EXECUTIVE PRODUCER DVD SUPPLEMENT INTERVIEWS BOOKS MISCELLANY
PRODUCTION INVOLVEMENT AND/OR ACTING SPECIAL EFFECTS CREW AND/OR ACTING TECHNICAL DIRECTOR AND CONSULTANT RESEARCH OR TECHNICAL CONSULTING APPEARANCES AS CURATOR OF MEMORABILIA MUSEUM

 

AS AN ACTOR:

Starred in:
  • GHOSTBUSTERS   as "Tracy, The Gorilla" with Forrest Tucker and Larry Storch CBS-TV Series 1975 and 1976
  • "MAC TONIGHT" Character puppeteering for, promotion for Mc DONALD'S television Commercials (1989-1990)
Guest
Starred in:
  • THE DRUNKARD Los Angeles - 104 stage performances (1962)
  • THE LUCY SHOW CBS-TV (1964)
  • THE NEW MICKEY MOUSE CLUB numerous episodes ABC-TV (1976)
  • WONDERBUG CBS-TV (1976)
  • FORD TRUCK TV COMMERCIAL as King Kong gorilla (1976)
  • DONNY AND MARIE OSMOND SHOW ABC-TV (1975)
  • THE GOLDEN DAYS OF RADIO CBS-TV Special (1977)
  • Mc DONALD'S TV COMMERCIAL as gorilla (1978)
  • RONDO SOFT DRINK TV COMMERCIAL as gorilla (1981)
  • KINK RADIO (PORTAND) TV COMMERCIAL as gorilla (1981)
  • WENS RADIO (INDIANAPOLIS) TV COMMERCIAL as gorilla (1982)
  • ROBOT MONSTER - SPECIAL EDITION as Robot Monster (3-D TV for MTV - 1982)
  • DISNEY DISC OF FANTASY AND MAGIC Boustow Entertainment CAV Disk - 1983)
  • ANYTHING FOR MONEY KHJ-TV game show series - numerous episodes (1985)
  • BREAK THE BANK KHJ-TV game show series - numerous episodes (1985-1986)
  • 12 ANGRY MEN Stage performances directed by Walter Koenig (1986)
  • INVASION EARTH (Movie-1988)
  • ATTACK OF THE B-MOVIE MONSTER (Movie-1989)
  • VAMPIRE HUNTERS CLUB (Short Featurette-2001)
  • "BOB'S BASEMENT" © SEGMENTS ON SCI-FI BUZZ Sci Fi Channel weekly show with host Mike Jerrick (1994 - 1998)
Guest
Appearances in:
  • PANORAMA PACIFIC (CBS-TV)
  • NOON TIME SHOW (CBS-TV)
  • JEEPERS CREEPERS (KCOP-TV)
  • TOYS FOR TOTS TELETHON (KTLA-TV)
  • TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES (KTLA-TV)
  • THE MICKEY ROONEY SHOW (ABC-TV)
  • ADVENTURES OF RAT PFINK & BOO BOO (Movie-1968)
  • LEMON GROVE KIDS MEET THE MONSTERS (Movie-1969)
  • LAUGH-IN (NBC-TV)
  • MY THREE SONS (CBS-TV)
  • DUSTY'S TREE HOUSE (CBS-TV)
  • RAGS TO RICHES (NBC-TV)
  • JERRY LEWIS MD TELETHON 1975 (TV)
  • SANTA CLAUS LANE PARADE, HOLLYWOOD CA (1975)
  • "OLD FASHIONED DAYS" PARADE, ALTADENA, CA Grand Marshall (1976)
  • WACKY WORLD OF JOHATHAN WINTERS PROMO TV SPOTS (1973)
  • DRIVE Theatrical film (1995) in "Walter, the Einstein Frog" sequence.

PRODUCTION INVOLVEMENT AND/OR ACTING IN:

  • WILD BILL HICKOCK RADIO SHOW - Sound Effects Technician (1955)
  • CBS TELEVISION HOLLYWOOD - TV/FILM Editor (1952 to 1990)
  • THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF MAJOR MARS - Executive Producer and starred in pilot film (1976)
  • HOLLYWOOD HALLOWEEN SPECTACULARS - Executive Producer (1967-1982)
  • MAGIC MOUNTAIN AMUSEMENT PARK HALLOWEEN PROMOTIONS - produced and directed live shows during Halloween season at park in Los Angeles (1977, 1978, 1980, and 1981)
  • THE TIME MACHINE - A JOURNEY BACK - Executive Producer (TV Special 1993)
  • HOLLYWOOD GOES APE - Co-host and Associate Producer (A special made for video tape sale - 1995 focusing on the men who acted in gorilla suits in motion pictures and televison including those of Bob Burns.)
  • HALLOWEEN...THE HAPPY HAUNTING OF AMERICA - Co-host and Associate Producer (A special made for video tape sale - 1997 focusing on the history of Halloween and how it's celebrated across the USA)

SPECIAL EFFECTS CREW AND/OR ACTING IN:

  • THE SHE CREATURE (Theatrical film release - 1956)
  • IT CONQUERED THE WORLD (Theatrical film release - 1956)
  • INVASION OF THE SAUCERMEN (Theatrical film release - 1957)
  • ROCKETSHIP X-M, SPECIAL EDITION (Theatrical film release - 1978)
  • CREATURE (Theatrical film release - 1984)
  • THE STUFF (Theatrical film release - 1984)
  • ALIENS (Theatrical film release - 1985)

RESEARCH OR TECHNICAL CONSULTING FOR:

  • UNITED STATES ARMY MEDICAL TRAINING FILMS Make-up of casualty wounds having to pass approval by Surgeon General prior to filming (1958-1960)
  • THE GENTLE GIANTS Research and technical consultant for book about gorillas (1976)
  • MONSTER AND SPECIAL EFFECTS EXHIBITION, TOKYO, JAPAN Technical consultant as well as appearances at exhibition for Tobu Company (1985)
bullet MOVIE MAGIC
  • ALIENS INVADE HOLLYWOOD On-camera interview (1997)
  • DINOMANIA - Consultant and on-camera interview (1996)
  • FINAL FRONTIER - Consultant and on-camera interview (1997)
  • MONSTERS AND MAYHEM - Consultant and on-camera interview (1997)
  • THE TRANSFORMER - Rick Baker -Consultant and on-camera interview (1997)
  • WILD HOLLYWOOD - Consultant and on-camera interview (1997)
bullet MASTERS OF FANTASY On The Sci Fi Channel
  • DENNIS MUREN - Consultant (1996)
  • RAY HARRYHAUSEN - Consultant (1996)
  • RICK BAKER - Consultant and on-camera interview (1996)
  • GEORGE PAL - Consultant and on-camera interview (1997)
  • ROGER CORMAN - Consultant and on-camera interview (1997)

Ray Harryhausen and Bob Burns
at a special screening of King Kong,
in Louisville, KY

Bob Burns Web Site Bob and Ray
Photo by Joyce Meyer
© Copyright 1996-2002. All Rights Reserved

Bob Burns and Paul Blaisdell 1957
Bob Burns Web Site Bob and Paul
Photo and Fantastic Monsters of the Films
© Copyright 1995 Bob Burns.
Used with permission.

bullet A & E -- ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK
  • HOLLYWOOD ALIENS AND MONSTERS TV SPECIAL - Consultant and on-camera interview (1997)
  • ATTACK OF THE 50 MONSTER MANIA (1999)
bullet BIOGRAPHY
  • FLASH GORDON: JOURNEY TO GREATNESS - Consultant and on-camera interview (1997)
bullet AMC -- AMERICAN MOVIE CLASSICS
  • IT CONQUERED HOLLYWOOD - THE STORY OF AIP (2001)
  • CINEMA SECRETS
  • HOSTILE TAKEOVERS (2001)
  • DARK DREAMERS
  • BOB BURNS MUSEUM INTERVIEW
  • SCI FI BUZZ© SEGMENTS, ON THE SCI FI CHANNEL
  • CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON - 40th BIRTHDAY - Consultant and on-camera interview (1994)
  • ED WOOD - On-camera interview (1994)
  • PAUL BLAISDELL - Consultant and on-camera interview (1997)

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR AND CONSULTANT:

  • MAGIC MOUNTAIN AMUSEMENT PARK HALLOWEEN PROMOTIONS (Los Angeles 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981- Live Shows)
  • MONSTER AND SPECIAL EFFECTS EXHIBITION (Tokyo, Japan for Tobu Company- 1985)
  • THE ACADEMY OF SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY AND HORROR FILMS

APPEARANCES AS CURATOR OF BOB BURNS MEMORABILIA MUSEUM:

  • ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT-NBC (1993)
  • KTLA MORNING SHOW - KTLA (1993)
  • PERSONAL FX - Fox (1994 & 1996)
  • GIN BURA TENGOKU - Japan (1995)
  • ANTIGRAVITY ROOM - Sci Fi Channel (1996)
  • BREAKFAST ZONE - Sci Fi Channel(1996)
  • NEAT STUFF - Learning Channel (1997)
  • SF: Otaku Yashiki (Global Japan-1998)
  • Dark Dreamers (Canada - 2001)

DVD SUPPLEMENT INTERVIEWS:

  • ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN
  • THE TINGLER
  • CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON
  • ALIEN
  • THE TIME MACHINE
  • IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE
  • 13 GHOSTS
  • 20 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA
  • THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER:

  • THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF MAJOR MARS (also starred in- 1976)
  • BOB BURNS AND FRIENDS HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZAS (1967 to 1982)
  • THE TIME MACHINE - A JOURNEY BACK (TV Special - 1993)

BOOKS:

  • RESEARCH AND CONSULTANT FOR “THE GENTLE GIANTS” (1976)
  • “IT CAME FROM BOB’S BASEMENT” by Bob Burns with John Michlig Chronicle Books (2000)
  • MONSTER KID MEMORIES by Bob Burns as told to Tom Weaver (2003)

MISCELLANY:

  • MAJOR MARS STAGE SHOW - VENICE, CA (1952 TO 1954)
    Appeared as MAJOR MARS For Revell Models in interactive skits involving members of the audience.
  • CBS-TV FILM EDITOR - HOLLYWOOD, CA - (1954 to 1990)
  • SHOCK THEATER - CBS-TV San Antonio, Texas (1959 and 1960)
    Constructed props, make-ups and costumes and appeared in segments of SHOCK THEATER weekly film presentations
  • ARTISTS AND MODELS BALL -Hollywood, CA (1961)
    Created Costumes that won "Most Original" for Mummy costume and "Best Women's" for witch costume and make-up. These awards were 2 of 5 presented out of 4,000 people competing.
  • CO-CREATOR AND RESEARCH EDITOR OF FANTASTIC MONSTERS OF THE FILMS MAGAZINE (1962 to 1963)
  • GHOULITA (KCOP-TV)  Created Ghoulita's makeup and did special effects for the show. (1962)
  • TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES TOUR WITH RALPH EDWARDS (1963)
    A Benefit tour for the Arthritic Children's Hospital in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. Entertained children and performed in benefit performance.
  • STROLLING GORILLA ACT - MAGIC MOUNTAIN, LOS ANGELES (1971)
    Performed during amusement park's first year of operation.
  • SATURN AWARD RECIPIENT - THE SERVICE AWARD (2001)


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