Michael Burns

Biography: When Michael was two yeas old, his family moved to Younkers, NY, where he attended P.S. 21. When he was eight years old, the family moved to Beverly Hills California, where in the fifth grade, his success story really began. The father of one of the girls in his class worked in Show Business. She was eavesdropping on a conversation and happened to hear that a casting director was looking for a youngster to play a boy businessman -- the head of a babysitting service -- in a tv production. She brought Michael to the attention of her father, and the rest is history. Her father put him in touch with the proper people and launched his career in 1957 or 1958 depending on which version you hear. Michael was in several episodes of Wagon Train before becoming a series regular and finished out series run as Barnaby West. He also made several movies, including "That Cold Day In The Park", "Thumb Tripping", "40 Guns To Apache Pass" and a number of others, and guest starred inWhen Michael was two yeas old, his family moved to Younkers, NY, where he attended P.S. 21. When he was eight years old, the family moved to Beverly Hills California, where in the fifth grade, his success story really began. The father of one of the girls in his class worked in Show Business. She was eavesdropping on a conversation and happened to hear that a casting director was looking for a youngster to play a boy businessman -- the head of a babysitting service -- in a tv production. She brought Michael to the attention of her father, and the rest is history. Her father put him in touch with the proper people and launched his career in 1957 or 1958 depending on which version you hear. Michael was in several episodes of Wagon Train before becoming a series regular and finished out series run as Barnaby West. He also made several movies, including "That Cold Day In The Park", "Thumb Tripping", "40 Guns To Apache Pass" and a number of others, and guest starred in numerous television shows as well. He has been a professor of history at Mount Holyoke College for at least the last twenty years, and is married to MHC's ex-president, Elizabeth Topham Kennan. Expand

Michael Burns' Scores

Average career score: 48
Highest Metascore: 84 My Winnipeg
Lowest Metascore: 24 Godsend
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 17
  2. Negative: 6 out of 17
17 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
30 The Spirit Dec 25, 2008 Executive Producer 7.7
84 My Winnipeg Jun 13, 2008 Executive Producer 7.0
62 Bug May 25, 2007 Producer 5.0
36 Employee of the Month Oct 6, 2006 Executive Producer 5.1
72 Akeelah and the Bee Apr 28, 2006 Executive Producer 7.9
29 Undiscovered Aug 26, 2005 Producer 4.4
73 The Devil's Rejects Jul 22, 2005 Executive Producer / Executive Producer / Executive Producer / Executive Producer 6.3
46 Beyond the Sea Dec 17, 2004 Executive Producer 7.1
43 The Final Cut Oct 15, 2004 Executive Producer 5.3
24 Godsend Apr 30, 2004 Executive Producer 5.3
43 Wonderland Oct 3, 2003 Executive Producer 6.4
59 Confidence Apr 25, 2003 Producer 8.7
49 Harvard Man Jun 28, 2002 Executive Producer 1.4
69 Monster's Ball Dec 26, 2001 Executive Producer 4.2
52 Get Over It Mar 9, 2001 Producer 8.4
39 But I'm a Cheerleader Jul 7, 2000 Executive Producer 8.1
27 The Suburbans Oct 29, 1999 Producer 4.5