Height: 5'10"

Weight: 160lbs

Location: Los Angeles, CA

SAG-AFTRA  /  AEA

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Television
(Partial List)

Bosch | Amazon | Dir.

Recurring

Grey's Anatomy | ABC | Dir. Tony Phelan

Recurring

Life in Pieces | ABC | Dir. Jason Winer

Recurring

Haves and Have Nots | OWN| Dir. Tyler Perry

Recurring

Eastsiders | Netflix | Dir. Kit Williamson

Recurring

CSI: New York | CBS | Dir. Jeff Thomas

Recurring

90210 | CW | Dir. Mike Listo

Recurring

Close to Home | CBS | Dir. Kevin Dowling

Recurring

The Young and the Restless | CBS | Dir. Owen Renfroe

Recurring

Days of Our Lives | NBC | Dir. Albert Alarr

Recurring

American Horror Stories | Fox | Dir. Loni Peristere

Guest Star

 

Magnum P.I. | CBS | Dir. Eagle Egilsson

Guest Star

Hawaii Five-O | CBS | Dir. Karen Gaviola

Guest Star

Sorry for Your Loss | Facebook | Dir. Rose Troche

Guest Star

The Mick | FOX | Dir. Kat Coiro

Guest Star

Real Husbands of Hollywood | BET | Dir. Christopher Robinson

Guest Star

NCIS | CBS | Dir. Tom Wright

Guest Star

Criminal Minds (2 episodes) | CBS | Dir. Guy NormanBee

Guest Star

The Exes | TVLand | Dir. Jeff Melman

Guest Star

Vanished | FOX | Dir. Bobby Roth

Guest Star

Dark Blue | Warner | Dir. Karen Gaviola

Guest Star

The Defenders | CBS | Dir. Jamie Babbit

Guest Star

Law and Order | NBC | Dir. Jace Alexander

Guest Star

You | Netflix | Dir. Silver Tree

Co-Star

Parenthood | ABC | Dir. Michael Weaver

Co-Star

West Wing | NBC | Dir. Laura Innes

Co-Star

Film
(Partial List)

The 11th Green | Antarctic Pictures | Dir. Christopher Munch

Lead

Suburbicon | Black Bear Pictures | Dir. George Clooney

Supporting

Bloodline | Divide/Conquer | Dir.  Henry Jacobsen

Supporting

Lucky | Epic Pictures | Dir. Natasha Kermani

Supporting

Tiger Hunter | Tiger Hunter Productions | Dir. Lena Khan

Supporting

Los Angeles | Donkey Monkey | Dir. Mitch Temple

Supporting

Happiness | Dir. Mike Ugada

Supporting

The Choir Director | Tri Destined Studios 

Supporting

Kepler X-47 | Dir. Erin Li

Supporting

As It Is | Dir. Ka'ramuu Kush

Supporting

The Urn | Used Productions

Supporting

Stalked by My Mother | Lifetime Television | Dir. 

Supporting

Black August | 276 Productions | Dir. George Clooney

Supporting

Brother to Brother | Wolfe Films | Dir. 

Supporting

Theater
Broadway / NY

Judgement at Nuremberg | National Actors Theater

M.P.

Joe Fearless | NY Performance Works

Ray

Princess Turandot | Blue Light Theater Co.

Imperial Guard

Midsummer Night's Dream | Lincoln Center Lab 

Oberon

Theater
Regional
(Partial List)

Citizen | The Fountain Theater | Los Angeles, CA

Citizen #3

 

Neighbors | The Matrix Theater | Los Angeles, CA

Zip Coon

 

Antony and Cleopatra | Guthrie Theater | Minneapolis, MN

Ceasar

 

Miss Julie | San Jose Rep | San Jose, CA

Jean

 

Les Blancs | Oregon Shakespear Festival | Ashland, OR

Eric

 

Raisin in the Sun | Oregon Shakespear Festival | Ashland, OR

George Murchinson

 

As You Like It | Pasadena Playhouse | Pasadena, CA

Orlando

 

Richard III | Shakespear Santa Cruz | Santa Cruz, CA

Tyrrel/Rivers

 

Twelfth Night | San Francisco Shakespear  | San Francisco, CA

Sebastian

 

End of the Day | Magic Theater | San Francisco, CA

Toffler

 

Glass Menagerie | Lorraine Hansbury Theater | San Francisco, CA

Gentleman Caller

 

The Tempest | ACT | San Francisco, CA

Sebastain

 

Mother Courage | Shotgun Players | Berkely, CA

Eilif/Ensemble

 

I Ain't Yo' Uncle | San Francisco Mime Troupe | San Francisco, CA

George Harris

Leith Burke was born to Jamaican immigrant parents in New York City. His mother, Marcia, managed reservations for the late, great Eastern Air Lines which gave him a lifelong love of travel. His father, Leith Sr., was an accountant for United Artists in Manhattan. The perks of that job; Broadway shows, premieres, and paraphernalia, gave Leith a love and wonder for the world of entertainment. 

After graduating from St. Joseph’s HS in Metuchen N.J., (doing a few plays, spending a year as an exchange student in Linköping, Sweden) he went to Kent State University in Ohio to study Aerospace Flight. A few Ohio winters convinced him to transfer to sunny California where he reignited his love of theater and never looked back. Completing his Advertising studies at San Jose State University, all the while doing theater on campus and in the community, he then moved to San Francisco where he graduated with an M.F.A. from the American Conservatory Theater and worked professionally in the Bay Area for almost a decade, including a stint as a waiter at legendary chef Jeremiah Tower’s Stars Cafe. 

From the Bay to LA…LA to New York…Broadway, Off Broadway,Regional Theater: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Guthrie, ACT, San Jose Rep……Study with “character” acting legend Tom Noonan…Back to LA where he currently resides with his family, working steadily in all mediums. Leith is an adjunct professor of Acting at Los Angeles Community College. His brother Azeem is an author, playwright and recording artist; sister Kelly a Minneapolis based painter. 

Bio
Training & Workshops

American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco - MFA

Scene Study

Tom Noonan, New York

Adam Lazarre White, Los Angeles