Kevin Burns

Kevin Burns

Date of Birth

Date of Birth: June 18, 1955
Date of Passing: September 27, 2020
Birthplace: Schenectady, New York
Obituary: Hollywood Reporter

Kevin Burns was an American producer, writer, and director.

With a master's degree in film from Boston University, Burns moved to Los Angeles in 1988 to take a job in marketing at 20th Century Fox Television.

In the late 1990s, he launched his own company, Prometheus Entertainment, producing documentary-style series for The History Channel, National Geographic, A&E, and the Travel Channel.

Kevin Burns was an American producer, writer, and director.

With a master's degree in film from Boston University, Burns moved to Los Angeles in 1988 to take a job in marketing at 20th Century Fox Television.

In the late 1990s, he launched his own company, Prometheus Entertainment, producing documentary-style series for The History Channel, National Geographic, A&E, and the Travel Channel.

Burns created, produced, and wrote a number of episodes for Biography, Monsterama, Backstory, Animal Icons, Food Paradise, America's Book of Secrets, Ancient Aliens, The Curse of Oak Island, and The UnXplained (with William Shatner).

He also produced the series reboot of Lost in Space, The Time Tunnel, and the feature film Poseidon (2006).

In 2002, Burns won a Primetime Emmy for producing Biography and in 2003, he earned a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Special for Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The 1970s, hosted by David Bowie.

Burns died September 27, 2020, in Los Angeles, California. He was 65.

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Awards & Nominations

19 Nominations | 1 Emmy
Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming - 2007
Outstanding Nonfiction Series - 2007
  • Nominee
  • Kevin Burns, Executive Producer
  • Biography
  • A&E
  • Pangolin Pictures for BIO, The Biography Channel
Outstanding Nonfiction Special - 2007
Outstanding Directing For Nonfiction Programming - 2007
Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (one-hour) - 2007
  • Nominee
  • Kevin Burns, Re-Recording Mixer
  • The Sopranos
  • "Stage 5"
  • HBO
  • Chase Films and Brad Grey Television in association with HBO Entertainment
Outstanding Nonfiction Series - 2006
  • Nominee
  • Kevin Burns, Executive Producer
  • Biography
  • A&E
  • Pangolin Pictures for BIO, The Biography Channel
Outstanding Single-Camera Sound Mixing For A Series - 2004
  • Nominee
  • Kevin Burns
  • The Sopranos
  • HBO
  • Chase Films and Brad Grey Television in association with HBO Entertainment
Outstanding Single-Camera Sound Mixing For A Series - 2003
  • Nominee
  • Kevin Burns, Re-Recording Mixer
  • The Sopranos
  • HBO
  • Chase Films and Brad Grey Television in association with HBO Entertainment
Outstanding Non-Fiction Series (Informational) - 2002
  • Winner
  • Kevin Burns, Executive Producer
  • Biography
  • A&E
  • Pangolin Pictures for BIO, The Biography Channel
Outstanding Single-Camera Sound Mixing For A Series - 2001
  • Nominee
  • Kevin Burns, Re-Recording Mixer
  • The Sopranos
  • HBO
  • Chase Films and Brad Grey Television in association with HBO Entertainment
OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A DRAMA SERIES - 2000
  • Nominee
  • Kevin Burns
  • The Sopranos
  • HBO
  • Chase Films and Brad Grey Television in association with HBO Entertainment
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