Burton Gilliam

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Burton Gilliam (born August 9, 1938) is an American actor. Prior to acting, Gilliam was a member of the Coast Guard's boxing team and reportedly posted a record of 201 wins out of 217 fights during his enlistment. Gilliam was credited with winning more Golden Gloves bouts than anyone in its history at that time. Upon completing his Coast Guard enlistment, Gilliam followed in his father's footsteps and joined the Dallas Fire Department, where he spent the next 14 years posted at Station 39 in East Dallas. Upon his return to Texas, Gilliam had also completed his General Equivalency Development (GED) diploma with exemplary scores. While working as a fireman, Gilliam appeared in the role of "Floyd", the desk clerk in the film Paper Moon. He has also appeared in popular motion pictures such as Blazing Saddles and Back to the Future Part III. Gilliam was the first man ever to pass wind in a Hollywood motion picture in Blazing Saddles. Gilliam has had roles in several other motion pictures such as Honeymoon in Vegas, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, Farewell, My Lovely, Fletch, Gator, Telefon, and The Jericho Mile.
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