Burton Armus is an American actor, writer and television producer. Armus' "Hollywood" career began as an NYPD detective assigned to the 48th Squad in the Bronx, when he was picked by the late Telly Savalas to act as a technical adviser on the "Kojak" series. He also acted in two of the episodes. Following his retirement from the police department he moved to Los Angeles and became a successful writer and producer. He is now retired from this second career.
In 1994, Armus won a Humanitas Prize for 60 Minute Category (NYPD Blue; 1993), which was shared with David Milch. He received two Emmy Award nominations that same year, one for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Drama Series (NYPD Blue) and the other for Outstanding Drama Series (NYPD Blue). He garnered another Emmy nomination in 1995, for Outstanding Drama Series (NYPD Blue).
- Airwolf (Three episodes)
- Star Trek: The Next Generation (Two episodes)
- NYPD Blue (Six episodes)
- L.A. Dragnet (2003) (Four episodes)
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