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Dominic Burgess (born Dominic James Cooper) is an English actor. He is best known for his appearances in several television adverts and series such as Raising Hope (2010-2014), Doctor Who (2005-present), and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005-present). He has also appeared in films such as Batman Begins (2005).

He is recurring in the first season of Feud as Victor Buono.

Early Life

Burgess was born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England. After developing a flair for acting at Newcastle-Under-Lyme School, he took a year off post-graduation to research drama schools, worked at a supermarket to earn money, and traveled the USA for a few months. He then gained a place at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts (ALRA) in London and won a Dance and Drama Awards Scholarship for a three-year acting course. He was in several public ALRA productions, including "The End of the Food Chain", "The Art of Success" and "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?". He auditioned for his first professional role on graduation day in his last year at ALRA for the film Batman Begins.

Career

After landing a role in Batman Begins (2005), Burgess played a small guest role on an episode of Doctor Who that same year. He then went on to appear in numerous television shows, such as Leverage (2008-2012), 1000 Ways to Die (2008-2012), Rules of Engagement (2007-2013), 90210 (2008-2013), and Teen Wolf (2011-present). He also played roles in a few independent films such as THG: The Beginning and The Fortune Theory before returning to the small screen in 2013 in guest spots on Maron (2013-2016), Family Tools (2013), Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013-present), and Raising Hope (2010-2014). He also appeared in advertisements for several products, including the video game Burnout Paradise, MetroPCS, and Samsung.

He gained his first recurring role in a television series as Zultan Grundy on Disney's teen sitcom A.N.T. Farm. He was in 15 episodes of the series from 2013 to 2014 until its eventual cancellation. He then went back to appearing in small television roles on Dads (2013-2014), It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005-present), The Leftovers (2014-present), 2 Broke Girls (2011-present), Roots (2016), The Good Place (2016-present) and Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (2016). In 2017, he played a recurring role on Syfy's fantasy series The Magicians, and he will also have a recurring guest role as actor Victor Buono on Ryan Murphy's upcoming anthology series Feud.

Personal Life

Burgess is an openly gay actor, and he has admitted that he feels a special affinity to his character Victor Buono, due to the fact that Buono was also a heavy and gay actor with a larger than life personality.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Batman Begins Narrows Cop
2006 Lump Short Film
2007 Itch Jimmy
2008 Colin Pots
2011 The Escape Executioner (voice) Short Film
2012 THG: The Beginning President
2013 The Fortune Theory Elvis
2013 A Leading Man Emcee
2013 Zombeo & Juliécula Mr. Arkham Short Film
2015 Baby Geniuses and the Space Baby Guffman
2015 Lethal Seduction Sam
2015 Golden Shoes Announcer
2016 Hot Bot Nigel Elwood
2016 The Motherload Doctor Wisely Short Film
2016 Superkid Dad Short Film

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Doctor Who Agorax Episode: "Bad Wolf"
2009 Leverage Security Guard Episode: "The Snow Job"
2009 1000 Ways to Die Patty/Paddy 2 episodes
2010 Rules of Engagement Clerk Episode: "Free Free Time"
2011 90210 Eric Episode: "Women on the Verge"
2011 Teen Wolf Barnes Episode #6.15
2012 The Ladder Panda TV Mini-Series
2013 Maron Clerk Episode: "Internet Troll"
2013 Family Tools Wheelchair Salesman Episode: "Role Model"
2013 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Englishman Episode: "Eye Spy"
2013 Raising Hope Phil Episode: "Burt Bucks"
2013 Profiles in Excellence Godfrey Gullerford (Host) Episode: "Phil Ma: Fortune Cookie Writer"
2013-2014 A.N.T. Farm Zoltan Grundy 15 episodes
2014 Farmed and Dangerous Drive Thru Server Episode: "Oiling the Food Chain"
2014 Legit Mark Episode: "Reunion"
2014 Dads Funeral Parlor Employee Episode: "Jerk in a Box"
2015 We Need to Talk Charlie
2015 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Psycho Pete Episode: "Psycho Pete Returns"
2015 The Leftovers Dr. Goodheart 2 episodes
2015 Not Safe For Work Bobby TV Movie
2016 2 Broke Girls Ned Episode: "And the Booth Babes"
2016 Roots Lord Dunmore Episode: "Part 2"
2016 The Good Place Henry Episode: "The Eternal Shriek"
2016 Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life Chuck Episode: "Spring"
2016-2017 The Magicians Ember 3 episodes
2017 FEUD: Bette and Joan Victor Buono

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