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Isaiah Washington / Preston Burke

Character Name: Preston Burke
Birth Name: Isaiah Washington
Birth Date: August 3, 1963
Birth Place: Houston, Texas, USA
Nickname: Mickey or Ike
Height: 6' 1"
Marital Status: Jenisa Marie Washington (14 February 1999 - present) 2 children
Flimography: Click here! to read about his other roles
Trivia: He re-wrote several monologues in "Clocker's"; "True Crime"; "Get On The Bus"; "Romeo Must Die"; "Exit Wounds" and "Ghost Ships".

Was in the air force prior to acting. His dream was to be the second "General Washington"

Schooling: Graduated from Willowridge High School (1981, Houston, Texas)
"You don't have the time to "make the time" to do anything. You have to do it now!"

About the character:

About the actor:
A native of Houston, Texas, Isaiah Washington spent four years in the Air Force before studying drama at Washington, DC's Howard University. While at Howard, he won a role in the play "Spell #7" and then moved to New York to further pursue his career. There he appeared in a number of stage productions, including August Wilson's "Fences" and Thornton Wilder's "Skin of Our Teeth." With a passion for theater, Washington became one of the founding members of City Kids Repertory, a theater group that visits high schools and community centers throughout New York.

Washington first made his mark in cinema in gritty crime dramas and romantic ensemble comedies. He has been featured in four acclaimed Spike Lee films: "Crooklyn," "Clockers," "Girl 6," and "Get on the Bus." Other feature credits include "Exit Wounds," "Romeo Must Die," "True Crime," "Bulworth," "Out of Sight," "Love Jones," "Dead Presidents," "Stonewall," "Strictly Business" and the acclaimed "Dancing in September" - a performance which earned him a nomination for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor.

More recently Washington was seen in "Ghost Ship," "Welcome to Collinwood" and "Hollywood Homicide." Upcoming films include "Moguls" and "Dead Birds."

On television, he has guest-starred in several series, including "NYPD Blue," "Law & Order," "Homicide: Life on the Street," "Ally McBeal," "New York Undercover," "Living Single," "Soul Food" and "Touched by an Angel."

Washington makes his home in Los Angeles with his wife and two sons.

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