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James C. Burns is an American actor and voice actor best known for his role as Sergeant Frank Woods in the military first-person shooter franchise Call of Duty.

Biography[]

Burns was born on November 3, 1966, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Little else is known about his past, including the names of Burns' parents, where Burns went to school, and why he wanted to become an actor. What is known is that Burns got his first on-screen role in 1986, when he was cast in an uncredited role as a boyfriend in a sketch involving General Dynamics for one episode of the hit sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live. Burns got his first major recurring role in 2006, when he was first cast as Agent Grabinsky for 14 episodes of the spin-off web-series Prison Break: Proof of Innocence. Burns has also appeared in TV shows, films, and video games like All Rise, L.A.'s Finest, S.W.A.T., American Skin, Burn Notice, Alien: Harvest, Hawaii Five-0, CSI: Cyber, Puncture Wounds, Dark Power, A Haunting at Silver Falls, Coldwater, Cold Case, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops, and Criminal Minds.

On Criminal Minds[]

Burns first portrayed Commander Lewis in the Season One episode "What Fresh Hell?". Burns then portrayed a SWAT Commander in the Season Seven episode "Painless".

Filmography[]

  • 92 (2020) - Doug
  • Deep Down (2020) - The Warrior
  • A Pity (2020) - The Diver
  • Dangerous Words from the Fearless (2020) - Titus Finch
  • L.A.'s Finest (2020) - Eric Jeffries
  • Hell, California (2019) - Gob
  • Big Break (2019) - Todd Ryder
  • The Everlast (2019) - Hank
  • Wake (2019) - The Mystery Man
  • S.W.A.T. (2019) - Ed Hawks
  • All Rise (2019) - Rex Scully
  • American Skin (2019) - Chief Russell Mosier
  • Contingency (2019) - Howard Singer (credited as James Burns)
  • Crosswinds (2019) - Special Agent (voice)
  • Am I a Serial Killer? (2019) - John Matthews
  • Alien: Harvest (2019) - Sturgis
  • Dirt - 20 episodes (2018-2019) - Rick Miller
  • Violet (2019) - Mark
  • A Boy's Fear (2018) - Vincent (credited as James C Burns)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (2018) - Sergeant Frank Woods (voice, credited as James C Burns)
  • Escala (2018) - Gustav
  • Days of Our Lives (2017) - Wade Richardson
  • Joanne & Khadi (2016) - Officer Strickland
  • Believe (2016) - Bob Alexander
  • Courier X (2016) - Walter Broadnax
  • Shovel Buddies (2016) - Ted Hanes
  • Crowns (2016) - Detective Stevenson
  • Hawaii Five-0 (2015) - Dennis Logan
  • Hero (2015) - Ambassador Jack Roland
  • Masterless (2015) - Executive
  • The Phoenix Incident (2015) - Ken Adams (credited as James Burns)
  • The Unraveling (2015) - Richard
  • CSI: Cyber (2015) - Detective Brian Linney
  • The Moneymaker (2015) - Frank
  • Sugar Daddies (2014) - Barry
  • Dawn Patrol (2014) - Kevie
  • Puncture Wounds (2014) - Sergeant Terry Mitchell
  • SEAL Patrol (2014) - Lewis Locke
  • Judge! (2014) - Chairman Jack
  • Dark Power (2013) - Tommy Edwards
  • All Together Now (2013) - George
  • A Haunting at Silver Falls (2013) - Wyatt Dahl
  • Coldwater (2013) - Colonel Frank Reichert
  • Born & Raised (2012) - Grant
  • Chameleon (2012) - Herb
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops - Declassified (2012) - Sergeant Frank Woods (voice)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II (2012) - Frank Woods (voice)
  • Dead Season (2012) - Kurt Conrad
  • Make It or Break It - 2 episodes (2012) - Coach Ray Keegan
  • Drew Peterson: Untouchable (2012) - Peter
  • Hide (2011) - Officer Whitaker
  • Criminal Minds - 2 episodes (2006-2011) - Commander Lewis/Uniformed Cop #1
  • Angela Wright (2011) - Eli
  • Love (2011) - Late Night Host
  • Bold Native (2010) - Jack Sanders
  • The Wretch (2010) - The Father
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops (2010) - Sergeant Frank Woods/Additional Voices (voice, credited as James Burns)
  • Prom Queen (2010) - Mark Palmer
  • The Forgotten - 2 episodes (2010) - David Hansen
  • Dinocroc vs. Supergator (2010) - FBI Agent (credited as James Burns)
  • Voro (2010) - Nelson
  • Mob Rules (2010) - Terrence
  • Late Autumn (2010) - Steve
  • 1881 Zombies (2009) - Merrick
  • Cold Case (2009) - Sean Flanagan
  • Lost in the Woods (2009) - FBI Agent #4
  • My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009) - Brown
  • Gone with the Wieners (2009) - Granger Smith
  • 2081 (2009) - Lead HG Man (credited as James Burns)
  • The Young and the Restless - 3 episodes (2009) - Ranger Manos
  • The Bold and the Beautiful (2009) - Army Doctor Bill Ryan
  • A Darker Reality (2008) - Alex 'Cold Steel' Belasco
  • Trophy (2008) - Unknown Character
  • My Own Worst Enemy (2008) - Victor Albright
  • General Hospital - 31 episodes (2007-2008) - Vaughn
  • Redirecting Eddie (2008) - Gary the DP
  • Sex and the USA (2008) - Reverend Young
  • Burn Notice (2008) - Ryder Stahl
  • September 12th (2008) - Captain
  • Fashion Victim (2008) - Harry Spalding
  • Crazy (2008) - Cowboy Copas Piano Player (uncredited)
  • E.D.E.N. (2007) - Ray
  • Lords of the Underworld (2007) - Mickey Montana
  • Lake Dead (2007) - Sheriff Chuck Lake
  • CSI: NY (2007) - Fraud Consultant
  • Decadent Evil II (2007) - Burke
  • Passions - 3 episodes (2007) - Doctor Smith
  • Transformers (2007) - Secret Service Agent (uncredited)
  • The Death Strip (2007) - Stasi officer
  • Las Vegas (2007) - Physical Therapist
  • Expired (2007) - Red SUV
  • Grim Reaper (2007) - Homeless Man
  • Killer Yacht Party (2006) - Captain
  • Rascal Flatts: What Hurts the Most (2006) - Dad
  • Butcher House (2006) - Stan Williams
  • Untold Stories of the ER (2006) - Stuart Shore
  • Prison Break: Proof of Innocence - 14 episodes (2006) - Agent Grabinsky
  • Last Rites (2006) - Campbell
  • Stranger Adventures (2006) - Brand
  • Unidentified (2006) - Thomas (credited as James Burns)
  • The Inside Job (2005) - Mr. Sanders
  • Breaking Vegas (2005) - Jim McManus
  • Monk (2005) - Scary Biker
  • Premonition (2005) - Ralph
  • The Trap (2005) - Damon
  • Man of God (2005) - Rabbi's Father
  • Guilty or Innocent? (2005) - John Pray
  • Hear Me, Children-Yet-to-Be-Born (2004) - Mr. Desert
  • Devils Are Dreaming (2004) - Phil (credited as Jim Burns)
  • Los jornaleros (2003) - Jack
  • Loving Angelique (2002) - Phil Foster
  • American Adobo (2001) - Fireman (credited as James Burns)
  • Directing Eddie (2001) - Gary the DP
  • Miss Wonton (2001) - Jack
  • Diamond Men (2000) - Detective (credited as James Burns)
  • Velocity Trap (1999) - Hilyard
  • Cyber Bandits (1995) - Club dancer
  • Love Street (1994) - Rolf
  • Saturday Night Live (1986) - General Dynamics Skit Boyfriend (uncredited)


External Links[]

For an up-to-date filmography, see here.

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