Knowledge Identifier: +Robert_John_Burke
He is notable for being a regular performer in fellow Purchase alum Hal Hartley's indie films, such as 1989's "The Unbelievable Truth" and 1992's "Simple Men"
In 1996, he played the lead role in the Stephen King adaptation "Thinner"
Burke portrayed Gen. Ned Almond, commanding general of the 92nd Div., Buffalo Soldiers, in the 2008 Spike Lee film "Miracle at St. Anna"
He played the Colorado Springs chief of police in Spike Lee's "BlacKkKlansman" in 2018