Burke's Law

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Burke's Law was an Aaron Spelling-produced detective series that starred Gene Barry as Amos Burke, Los Angeles' millionaire chief of detectives. The jet-setting, swinging Burke was chauffeured to crime scenes in his Rolls-Royce and had a penchant for dropping professorial axioms ("Never ask a question unless you already know the answer. Burke's law!") Gary Conway and Regis Toomey played Burke's supporting detectives, and Leon Lontoc played Henry, Burke's chauffeur. This tongue-in-cheek mystery aired from 1963 to 1965 on ABC. For the 1965-1966 season, the show was retooled as Amos Burke, Secret Agent and changed to a spy show. The new Burke lasted only 17 episodes. In 1994, Barry returned as Burke in a brief revival of the show that aired on CBS along with Diagnosis Murder. The new series kept much of the style of the original (elaborate crimes and big-name guest stars) but lasted only 13 episodes.

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  • Gene Barry

    Gene Barry

    Captain Amos Burke

    Regis Toomey

    Regis Toomey

    Detective Sergeant Lester "Les" Hart

    Gary Conway (I)

    Gary Conway (I)

    Detective Tim Tilson

    Leon Lontoc

    Leon Lontoc

    Henry

    Michael Fox

    Michael Fox

    M. E. George McLeod