Sonny Burnette

Why book Sonny Burnette?

Actor Sonny Burnette has been involved with the entertainment industry his entire professional life. As a musician he has worked with Bob Hope, Jerry Lewis, The Temptations, The Four Tops and many other greats. For almost a decade he worked as a studio musician for a national television broadcaster, wrote comedy sketches and was twice featured as a guest chef. In recent years he has expanded his professional activities to include film acting. Dependable. Hard working. Great attitude. Best performances when chocolate-covered donuts are on the set.

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Review by Nathaniel G.

Sonny is such a pleasant person. High energy and so wonderful to work with.

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Reviewer: Nathaniel G.
Event: Private Party in Cincinnati, OH
Event Date: Nov 30, -0001

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Sonny Burnette

Sonny Burnette

AGE RANGE: 45-55
H: 6 ft 2 in
W: 210
EYES: green-gray
HAIR: brown-graying-balding

TV and FILM
Alien Conspiracy Murders; Detective Buchanon; Goatboy Films; Lexington, KY; Jerry Williams, Prod. (2008)
Nightmare Fuel; Front Guide; Strobe Lantern Productions; Ravenna, KY; Ruzz7 the Hilljack, Prod. (2008)
Soup Kitchen; Lenny; Silver Chain Films; Greg Brock, Prod. (2008)
The Runaway; Karl Sievers; D.B.C. Entertainment; James Smith, Prod. (2008)
Haven Hill; zombie; Burlington, KY; Haven Hill Film; John Zanardelli, Prod. (2008)
Normal Boredom; Priest; Lexington, KY; Dithyramb Productions; Jonathan Walls, Prod. (2008)
The Francesco; gallery architect; Lexington, KY; McKinley Film LLC; Kenton McKinley, Prod. (2008)
Haddonfield; news reporter; Paris, KY; 148 Productions; David Gooslin, Prod. (2008)
The AUDIT; Jacobson; The FilmMakers; Louisville, KY; Abigail DeHaan, Prod. (summer 2008)
The Gift; extra; VSM Productions; Louisville, KY; Vin Morreale, Prod.
Last Breath; Police Cptn. Mead; C&T Productions; Chase Dudley, Prod.
Hell-ephone; Father Davis, priest; ZP International, George Bonilla, Prod.
"Mabe in America," speaking extra, with Tom Mabe, Country Music Television
The Best Years of Our Lives; Homer's father; American Glory Productions; Cincinnati; Russ Hurley, Prod.
Gimme 12 Steps; Neal; Vivid Media Inc.; Louisville, KY; Scott Shuffitt, Prod.
Lives Left; Rox Embo & Uncle Mac; Lexington, KY; FILMdyne, LLC; Tom Stern, Prod.
Clowndemonium; Frank Tabor, stepfather; Clay City, KY; Silver Chain Films; Gregory Brock, Dir.
Joy, extra, Cincinnati, Red Love Films, Julie Marie Hassett & Drew Money, Co-Dirs.
Court TV Missing Persons Unit, Carrie Culberson Case, Episode 13; Lawrence Baker, father of felon; Wilmington, OH, Storyhouse Productions, Libby Sallaway, Prod.
Cornhole: The Movie, extra, Cincinnati, Tim Clarke, Dir.
Surviving Guthrie; Cory, campus cop; Gtwn Coll., Ed Smith, Dir.
Doc Doc; Wilson, attorney; Gtwn Coll., George McGee, Dir.
Tammys House Party, guest chef, Inspirational TV Network
PTL Club, guest chef, Inspirational TV Network

INDUSTRIAL
Lilly Pharmaceuticals; Insulin KwikPen hand model; photo shoot; Thompson Creative Imaging; Columbus, OH
Rotary Lift; mechanic model; photo shoot; Thompson Creative Imaging; Columbus, OH
Sears optician; Luxottica/Sears Optical; Barking Fish Studios; Prod., Michael Weber; Cincinnati
Music Video; Creepy Piano Player; All My Balloons; Children 18:3; Tooth and Nail Records; Prod. Andy Reale; Cleveland
The Pampered Chef; Dr. Poindexter, mad scientist; live, Cincinnati convention; prod. Scott Thompson, Zoom7, Dallas, TX
Medical Training Film; Dr. Edwards, pediatrician; Prosper Media Group for Kentucky Child Now, Lexington
Stock Footage, Construction Co. Owner, Louisville, Thought Equity Motion

COMMERCIAL
PSA for KY Psychiatric Assoc.; interviewer; Richmond, KY
RV Commercial w/Kenny Wallace (NASCAR) for Speed TV; Turner, security guard; Louisville, KY; Urban Legends, Los Angeles; Doug Tower, prod.
Spokesperson, DoneInSixtySeconds.com, interactive video advertising; Prosper Media Group, Lexington, KY; Kyle Lake, Dir.
Shamrock Foundation, auctioneer assistant, Louisville, Avalanche Film and Video Studios, Christopher Gibbs, Dir.

OTHER ACTING EXPERIENCE
*Several times portrayed Kentucky historical character in costume as part of live dramas presented at regional Kentucky Historical Society gatherings (2003-04).

RELATED EXPERIENCE
*Teach graduate-level Digital Video Techniques course at Georgetown College.

EDUCATION
Ball State University (D.A.)
Northwestern University (M.M.)
University of South Florida (B.A.)

ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND INFORMATION
*Professor of Music, Georgetown College (since 1990). Music Chair (since 1994). Elected Faculty Chair (2002-04). Director of Foust Artist Series (since 1992). Teach music theory, MIDI computer music, history of rock music, saxophone; graduate courses in technology.
*Teach English as a Second Language to Japanese coordinators at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky, and to Japanese engineers at Vuteq Corporation (since 2003).
*Studio musician, arranger/composer for PTL Television Network for nine years (1979-88). Appeared on two shows as featured guest chef.
*Kentucky Music Teachers Association (KMTA) 2001 Commissioned Composer.
*Music performances with: Bob Hope, Red Skelton, Ed McMahon, Jerry Lewis, Rich Little, John Davidson, Lou Rawls, The Lettermen, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Michel Legrand, Crystal Gayle, Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Andrae Crouch, Amy Grant, Sandi Patti, others.

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