John Burton is a British Stage and Television actor.
He has appeared in numerous productions throughout the UK, including West Side Story, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, An Inspector Calls, Outside Edge, They Don’t Grow on Trees, Confusions, Bells Are Ringing, Cabaret, Me and My Girl, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, a national tour of Peter Nichol’s award-winning play Blue Murder, a national tour of Four Nights in Knaresborough and most recently a Hull Truck Theatre residency and national tour of Richard Cameron’s hit play The Glee Club.
John’s television credits include: DC Cody in “Coronation Street”, James Ogley in “Emmerdale”, PC Steve Watson in “Noah’s Ark”, Sgt Bob Ellis in “Undercover Customs”, Sgt Major Atlee in “Dalziel and Pascoe”, Dave Edwards in “Where the Heart Is”, Rob Bonner in “Cold Feet”, DS Reynolds in “Hollyoaks”, Paramedic Steve in “Clocking Off”, Peter Phillips in “Always and Everyone”, Keith Palmer in “Merseybeat”, PC Joe Sambrook in “The Bill”, Steve Brooks in “Crossroads”, Alan Gordon in “Brookside”, Ansell in “EastEnders”, Tony in “All About Me”, Dean Forster in “Casualty”, Daniel Carey in “Flood”, and Captain Steve Simmonds in “Hostage”, two episodes from the BBC series “Crisis Command”, Simon Marshall in the TV movie “All in the Game”, Bill Durrant in the second series of “Afterlife”, Martin Foreman in the last ever episode of “Dream Team”, 3 episodes of “Coronation Street” which included the 50th anniversary live episode as Watch Commander Trevor Lance, DS Andy Nicoll in “Catch Me If You Can”, Dave Pritchard in 2 episodes of “Eastenders” for the BBC, the role of Gallagher, in the new Sky TV drama “Obsession”, Sgt Daniel Goodfellow in 17 episodes of “Father Brown” for the BBC, Wilbur Douglas in BBC drama “The Crimson Field”, a return to “Father Brown” (series 4) reprising his role as Sgt Goodfellow in 10 episodes, a return visit to “Coronation Street”, reprising his role of Watch Commander Trevor Lance, creating the character of V59, in a brand new BBC drama entitled “Lawful Killing”, a guest lead on the BBC drama “Doctors” playing Mick Harvey and most recently another return to “Father Brown” (series 5) for the BBC playing Sgt Goodfellow in a further 15 episodes.
He has also appeared in various commercials and corporate videos including Hallmark Cards, New York Life Assurance, British Telecom, Ariel Liquitabs, Redrow Homes, Saniflo Water Systems, Harvester Restaurants, The Pro Chef Quatro and Nudo knives both for JML, Sainsbury’s, Bombardier Trains, British Dietetic Society and Lloyds TSB, he has completed Health and Safety videos for Tarmac, British Telecom & Travis Perkins and recorded promotional material for the Brazilian company Covance and the French Canadian company, Saint Gobain.
John can also be seen playing Metal’s Dad in the Jason Statham feature film Blitz, Doug Harman on the Halifax Building Society Homebuyers Guide, providing the voice for the superhero Rodrigo in Hero for Hire on the PlayStation, and numerous other voice overs for the NSPCC, National Westminster Bank, Legoland Windsor and Kelloggs.