- Birthday: November 14, 1954
- Birth Place: Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
- Date of death: February 22, 1990
- Cause of death: AIDS virus.
- Also credited as:
Stephen W. Burns
- Stephan Burns passed away on February 22, 1990 at the age of 35. Burns
died of AIDS related complications. Burns received the AIDS Virus, after
receiving an emergency blood transfusion, after a serious automobile
accident, in 1984.
- Stephan pronounces his name "Stef-in."
Stephan was nicknamed "Shrimp" in high school. He attained
most of his stature between 17-24 years old.
- Stephan is 6'-3" tall.
- Stephan grew up in the small town of Chews Landing, New Jersey.
- Stephan moved to New York to study theater as soon as he graduated
from high school. He worked odd jobs during the day to pay for his rent
and the acting classes he took at night.
- Stephan's auditions eventually led to an offer for the lead role in
the national touring production of the Broadway hit "Grease."
- Stephan moved to Hollywood where work did not come as easy as he hoped.
Stephan supported himself by painting apartments.
- After 6 months in Hollywood, Stephan was offered the role of "Li'l
Abner" in the tv special "Dogpatch Today."
- Stephan wanted to be an actor since he was 5 years old, when he would
stay up until three o'clock in the morning watching old musicals on
- Stephan's mother, Sarah, an avid music fan and her collection of old
78 records, inspired Stephan's own interest in Swing music.
- Stephan comes from a large family. Stephan has two older brothers
and three younger sisters.
- Stephan's parents live in Texas.
- Stephan had a black and white cat named "Svatch" for company
while living in California.
- One of Stephan's favorite things to do is horseback riding through
the mountains of California.
- 240-Robert (1979) - Deputy Brett Cueva
Guest Starring Roles
- Werewolf - - Let Us Prey (1987)
- Werewolf - Brother Mark - Let Us Prey (1987)
- Simon and Simon - David Jenner - Walking Point (1987)
- Herbie the Love Bug - - Herbie Goes Bananas (1980)
- Eight is Enough - Dixon - The Better Part of Valour (1979)
- Heart of the City - Out on a Limb
- Movie/Mini-Series/Special Roles
- The Day the Bubble Burst (1999) -
- The Thornbirds (1983) - Jack Cleary
- Herbie Goes Bananas (1980) - Pete Staniczek
- Spiker - Sonny Reston