Who plays Dr. Burke? (the second-opinion neurosurgeon for Mark)

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The subject line says it all: Who plays Dr. Burke? (the second-opinion neurosurgeon for Mark) It looks like Chris Sarandon (Humperdink from _the Princess Bride_), but I'm not sure. I missed the credits. Michael

-- Michael Swart (mjswart@yahoo.com), December 15, 2000


Yes, it's Chris Sarandon. He also played Al Pacino's lover in Dog Day Afternoon.

-- kiata (techno_weenie@ivillage.com), December 15, 2000.

Wasn't Chris Sarandon the speaking voice of Jack Skellington in "Nightmare Before Christmas"?

-- Annie (GoldenLaur@aol.com), December 15, 2000.

Yep he _does_ play Jack Skellington speaking. ("Hello Oogie!")

and just to close this thread off, here's a list of the cast of the episode from TV Guide on-line:

Cast: Anthony Edwards, Eriq La Salle, Noah Wyle, Laura Innes, Alex Kingston, Michael Michele, Maura Tierney, Ming-Na, Paul McCrane, Goran Visnjic, Erik Palladino, Chris Sarandon, Myles Jeffrey, Julie Dretzin, Dwayne Adway, Jacqueline Kim, Daveigh Chase, Kari Coleman, Toy Connor

-- Michael Swart (mjswart@yahoo.com), December 15, 2000.

I thought I recognized him! The Princess Bride, yup. I liked him in this, not the jerk the rest of them were. Hmm, didn't we know, they'd find a way to keep him around for just another 2 years?

-- Elaine (mrsclooney78@hotmail.com), December 15, 2000.

Chris Sarandon also played the vampire next door in "Fright Night".

-- belindalulu (belindalulu@hotmail.com), December 17, 2000.

He is also the "ex-husband" of actress Susan Sarandon. After the divorce, Susan elected to keep her married name, despite being with Tim Robbins for so many years. Susan sort of "stumbled" into acting, becasue of Chris. She had no idea what to do with her life. After seeing Chris act, she thought she might give it a shot. Now look at where she's at, and he's at.

-- T Lem (t_lem@yahoo.com), December 18, 2000.

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