Death, disappointment, and love will visit Mickey on the way to the finish line at Promontory Point, as he discovers exactly what becoming partners with Durant requires of him. The question is, as Mickey goes head to head with Cullen Bohannon in the race to pound the final spike, will the soulful Irishman rise above his darker impulses to achieve the American dream, or will his deal with Durant be the end of him?
In addition to Hell on Wheels, Phil Burke can be seen in the upcoming film Call Sheet, written and directed by Mike Walker. He recently starred in festival favorite Dirty Weekend by Neil LaBute and opposite Matthew Broderick and Alice Eve which debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival. Other film credits include the Judd Apatow feature This Is 40 for Universal; the indie film Wind Walkers, with award-winning producer Heather Rae; and the independent film Ibid, written and directed by Russell Friedenberg.
Burke recently had a starring role on the critically-acclaimed DIRECTV series Billy and Billie, created by Neil Labute, as well as a recurring guest spot on Cinemax's The Knick, created by Steven Soderbergh and starring Clive Owen. Other TV credits include the CBS series The Good Wife, NBC’s Law & Order, Chicago PD and a recurring role on Mercy. Burke will also be seen in the upcoming season of the award-winning web series Space Janitors.
Born in Toronto, Canada to immigrant parents from Ireland, Burke attended The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York