Darren was nominated in 1995 for a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for Northern Exposure.
Although it has been reported that Darren is one quarter Cherokee Indian and one quarter Apache Indian, Burrows has said that he is in fact only one eighth Native American or less.
Burrows' sons are: William Franklin Burrows, Audie Valentine Burrows, Atticus Colter Burrows and Cochise Steele Burrows.
Burrows is 6'1" tall (1.85cm).
Darren's wife is a French chef.
In Amistad Darren plays Lieutenant Meade, an American naval officer who claims salvage rights to the Amistad slaves. Although Darren has only a few lines in this movie, he is very effective in his role as a staunch military officer.
Darren has strayed from acting and now takes pleasure in caring for his wife and three sons.
Fellow Northern Exposure cast member Barry Corbin introduced Burrows to western rodeo roping, and he has since mastered the skill quite well, often competing at charity rodeos.
Darren spent three months in Thailand filming Casualties of war.
Soon after joining the Billy Drago/Silvana Gallardo Acting workshop, he landed his first professional acting job in the horror film 976-EVIL.
Darren has a son: William Franklin Burrows, born 29 December 1994.
Darren is the stepson of Silvana Gallardo.
Darren's natural hair color is blonde but he dyed it black when he played Ed in Northern Exposure.
Darren is of the Apache Tribe.
Darren is the son of Billy Drago.
Burrows: You can make a lot of money and become famous, but to me the important thing is still whether your mashed potatoes have lumps in them.