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J.C. Burris


The nephew of Sonny Terry, Johnny “J.C.” Burris was also a blues harmonica participant, though he didn’t record an excessive amount of. He is mentioned for his usage of African tempo bone fragments, two sticks performed like castanets that may be played from the harmonica. Burris do some carrying out in NY in the 1950s and done recording classes with Terry, Sticks McGhee, along with other performers on Folkways Information. By the end of the 10 years, he relocated to California, obtaining some function in folk night clubs in SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA before a heart stroke in 1966 robbed him of his usage of his ideal side. Many years later on, he regained his flexibility on his correct part, and in 1973, he started performing again, documenting some single unaccompanied materials in 1975-1976 that shows up on Arhoolie’s Blues Teacher album. He continuing playing at colleges, clubs, and celebrations until his loss of life in 1988.

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Full Name J.C. Burris
Music Songs Wailing And Sailing, Hand Jive, You Got To Roam, Mr. Jack's Dance, Christmas Time Once Again, Highway Blues, Where I Am Bound, One Of These Mornings, Raining In Your Life, Inflation Blues, Blues Calling On You, Blues Around My Bed, Hold Me Tight, River Of Life, Easy Rider, Poor Man but a Good Man, Holdin' On, City By The Bay, Way Down South, Harmonica With Slaps, Harmonica Jump, One Way Trip, Blues Professor, Pete's Jump, Black President, Slap Blues, Blues All Around My Bed, Bones Blues, I've Been a Long, Long Way, You Keep on Dogging Me, My Baby Leaving, Jail House Blues
Albums On the Road, Blues Professor

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1 Prolific and effective American character actor of the 1960's and 70's, often guest star in TV episodes or made-for-TV movies. Usually seen in shifty roles or as smart-mouthed young punks.



Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child 1995 TV Series Fool's Gold / Smelly Sulphur
Love Field 1992 Announcer (as Burr De Benning)
Matlock 1992 TV Series Mayor Jeffries
A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child 1989 Mr. Jordan
The Game 1988 Federal Agent
Freddy's Nightmares 1988 TV Series Dr. Serling
Falcon Crest 1988 TV Series Freddy Darrow
Santa Barbara 1988 TV Series Ed Thompson
Armed Response 1986 Lt. Sanderson (as Burr De Benning)
Highway to Heaven 1985 TV Series Thrasher
Hollywood Beat 1985 TV Series
This Is the Life 1974-1985 TV Series Minister / Alex Stanton
Matt Houston 1984 TV Series Jake
Riptide 1984 TV Series Lieutenant Wilcher
The Mississippi 1984 TV Series Albert
The New Mike Hammer 1984 TV Series Cobb
Hotel 1983 TV Series Karl
Father Murphy 1981-1983 TV Series Paul Garrett / Richard Garrett
The Fall Guy 1982-1983 TV Series Don Ross / Doc Browner
Quincy M.E. 1979-1982 TV Series Congressman James Erickson / Frank Wilson
Knots Landing 1982 TV Series Neal Henning
Simon & Simon 1982 TV Series Vincent
Magnum, P.I. 1982 TV Series Ed Russler
Code Red 1981 TV Series Sam Buhl
Wolfen 1981 ESS Voice (voice)
Nero Wolfe 1981 TV Series Max Christy
The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo 1980-1981 TV Series Rick Conti / State Patrolman Evans
B.J. and the Bear 1980-1981 TV Series Benny Dantoni / Garrett Logan
CHiPs 1978-1981 TV Series Peter Dyle / Bill Ross
The Return of Frank Cannon 1980 TV Movie Charles Kirkland
Cruising 1980
Trapper John, M.D. 1980 TV Series Mackie
Dan August: The Jealousy Factor 1980 TV Movie
Hart to Hart 1979 TV Series Detective Ed Taggert
Barnaby Jones 1979 TV Series Lucas Ives
Hanging by a Thread 1979 TV Movie Jim Grainger
Alien Zone 1978 Growski
Hawaii Five-O 1978 TV Series Roy Crawford
The Amazing Captain Nemo 1978 TV Movie Jim Porter
The Incredible Melting Man 1977 Dr. Ted Nelson
Little House on the Prairie 1977 TV Series Dr. Asa T. Logan
Wonder Woman 1977 TV Series Tom Baker
Most Wanted 1977 TV Series Ray
Man from Atlantis 1977 TV Series Xos / Chazz
Starsky and Hutch 1976 TV Series Officer Jansen
St. Ives 1976 Officer Fran (as Burr De Benning)
Brinks: The Great Robbery 1976 TV Movie Ernie Heideman
Petrocelli 1976 TV Series Vince Belmont
The Blue Knight 1976 TV Series Drisco
Switch 1975 TV Series Kevin Geschwin
Barbary Coast 1975 TV Series Harry Darcy
Medical Story 1975 TV Series
Police Story 1974-1975 TV Series Johnny Case / Det. Donnelly / Sgt. Joe Harper
Matt Helm 1975 TV Series Frank
Medical Center 1975 TV Series Ed
Adventures of the Queen 1975 TV Movie Ted Trevor
The Rockford Files 1975 TV Series Harry Crown
The Streets of San Francisco 1974 TV Series Johnny Waco / Saunders
The Manhunter 1974 TV Series Norm Hobson
Columbo 1974 TV Series Capt. Loomis
Kojak 1974 TV Series Cass
Nakia 1974 TV Series
The F.B.I. 1968-1974 TV Series Bishop / Dan Stahl / George Barrister / ...
Cannon 1972-1973 TV Series Bill Niven / Mike Carr
Ironside 1968-1973 TV Series Dean Kendall / Hank Logan / Peter Brainard / ...
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors 1973 TV Series Don Capetto
The Rookies 1972 TV Series Jerry Turner
J.C. 1972 Dan Martin
Cade's County 1971 TV Series Bob Curtis
Mod Squad 1971 TV Series Dr. Avery Corman / Dennis Laughton
The Face of Fear 1971 TV Movie Peter Sargent Fennington
Monty Nash 1971 TV Series Kurt White
City Beneath the Sea 1971 TV Movie Aguila (as Burr De Benning)
McCloud 1970 TV Series Blue Roberts
Dan August 1970 TV Series
Bracken's World 1970 TV Series G.I. in Wheelchair
Daniel Boone 1970 TV Series Tom Lincoln
Bonanza 1970 TV Series Tuttle Ames
House on Greenapple Road 1970 TV Movie Bill Foley
The Virginian 1968-1969 TV Series Orrey Hills / Jason Crowder
The Survivors 1969 TV Series Sam Thomas
The Name of the Game 1969 TV Series Harry Ward
Lancer 1969 TV Series Isham
The Outcasts 1968 TV Series Lieutenant
Sweet November 1968 Clem Batchman
Cimarron Strip 1968 TV Series Emmet Lloyd
Custer 1967 TV Series Uvalde
Judd for the Defense 1967 TV Series Richard Youngert
Beach Red 1967 Egan
Run for Your Life 1967 TV Series J.B. Flowers
Iron Horse 1966 TV Series Curley Webb
Search for Tomorrow 1951 TV Series Dr. Nick Hunter #1 (1965)



The Trigger Effect 1996 ADR loop group
Hocus Pocus 1993 ADR voice
Death Becomes Her 1992 ADR loop group - as Burr De Benning
Ladybugs 1992 ADR voice
Turner & Hooch 1989 ADR voice group

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Starsky and Hutch 1978 TV Series Jensen

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