Who is Jere Burns?
Jerald Eugene ‘Jere’ Burns is an American actor, born under the sign of Libra on 15 October 1954 in Cambridge, Massachusetts USA, so is 65 years old. His nationality is American and his ethnicity is white – he is half American, half British.
Early life and beginnings
Jere was raised in Cambridge by his father Jere Burns Senior who was a cap manufacturer, while his mother was a housewife. When he was really young his parents wanted him to be a farmer and he usually helped around the house. However, he didn’t want that and went on to study art at the Tisch School of Art, in which his parents actually supported him. He continued to study arts at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His love for acting didn’t come until after he was in his last year of university, so after graduating from this university and getting a degree in Arts, he decided to move to Manhattan to chase his dream of becoming an actor, and soon began appearing in Broadway shows.
On Broadway, Jere starred in many small shows, but among the most popular ones that made him famous were “Hairspray” and “After the Night and the Music”. After his Broadway adventure, he decided to try acting in a variety of TV shows and small movies, which was really successful for him as he made his debut on TV in a supporting role in the show “Mom’s on Strike” in 1984. His next big roles were in the movies “Hill Street Blues” and “Max Headroom”, during which he was noticed by the director of “Dear John”, who gave him one of the main roles in the movie, playing the character Kirk Morris. Until the early 2000s he had support roles in a variety of movies such as “The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw” in 1991, “Surviving Suburbia” as Dr. Jim in 2007 and he also played an FBI agent in “Otis”. His most famous role was in the ABC series “Breaking Bad”, as the character who was the leader of Narcotics Anonymous, as they were part of the twelve-step program.
Despite consistent work and moderate success, Jere hasn’t received any awards in his career so far.
Jere has had a very turbulent love life, as he’s been married three times. His first wife was Melissa Keeler and they were married for 14 years, from 1982 to 1996 when they both wanted a divorce; he has three kids with her, and today they are all in touch and have a close relationship. He gained a new wife just one year later, when he married Kathleen Kinmont in 1997 but in 1999 Kathleen wanted a divorce and the two parted ways later that year. His most recent marriage was with Leslie Cohen, his most successful, as they married in 2008 after dating for two years, and had a child, but separated apparently on good terms in 2018. After these marriages, Jere has apparently decided to take some time to enjoy life and focus on himself. All of his four children are good friends and they all stay in touch and visit each other.
For a 65 year-old, he knows his way around technology, as he uses both Instagram and Twitter and has profiles on both. His Instagram account has around 1,000 followers and his Twitter has more than 2,000.
— Jere Burns (@JereBurns) July 18, 2016
Jere is 5ft 11ins (1.80 m) tall and weighs around 180lbs (80kgs). He has blond hair but needs to dye it from time to time so it doesn’t turn grey. His eyes are hazel brown and they go well with his hair. He likes to dress classy and subtle, knowing how to dress for every occasion – his favorite clothing item is a suit.
Sources estimate that Jere’s net worth is over $5 million, coming mostly from his acting career, with an average of around $50,000 per TV episode. He has also invested into various companies.