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Guy Burnet (born 8 August 1983) is an English film, television and theatre actor. In recent years Burnet also completed a number of roles in feature films and on the New York stage as well as small writing roles. As of 2019 he has a recurring role on the television series Counterpart, Ray Donovan, The Affair and the lead role on the (soon to airing) Amazon Studios series The Feed.

Guy Burnet
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Guy Burnet on Broadway
Born (1983-08-08) 8 August 1983 (age 36)
Years active2002–present
The actor, Guy Burnet

Early lifeEdit

Burnet was born in London, England, He is multilingual. He attended Holland Park School where his interest in drama first developed, taking an A level in the subject.[1]

Sporting careerEdit

Before becoming an actor, Burnet aspired to become a professional footballer.[2] He attended Queens Park Rangers Football School. He subsequently undertook trials and played in various locations throughout Europe before returning to London to complete his A levels.[3][4]

He still plays football, taking part in a football match on 2 June 2007 at the new Wembley Stadium prior to England's first match at the stadium. In September 2007 he played for England in an England v Russia charity match in support of the Give Life Foundation.[5][6]

Acting careerEdit

Burnet started his career in theatre and making short films. He has trained with the acting coach Ivana Chubbuck.

Early television rolesEdit

Burnet joined the cast of Hollyoaks in 2002 as a main character and series regular following his second ever audition. On 3 August 2007 Hollyoaks Producer Bryan Kirkwood confirmed on Digital Spy that Burnet was quitting Hollyoaks. He said, "I am genuinely gutted that Guy is leaving the show, but after five years he feels the time is right. He's an amazing actor and has really come into his own through his work on the Craig and John Paul storyline - and has helped turn it into one of Hollyoaks' biggest ever storylines. We've left the door open for him to return and I wish him the very best of luck for whatever he does next."[7]

Later television rolesEdit

In 2009, Burnet played "Pinklady" in Moving On for the BBC.[8] After years on the New York stage Burnet moved on to cable TV work and film. He appeared on Showtime series Ray Donovan.[9][10]

In 2016, Burnet joined the third series of Showtime's The Affair in the recurring role of Mike Cornwell. In 2017 he joined the second season of Hand of God starring Ron Perlman.[11] Also in 2017 Burnet was shooting Counterpart opposite J.K. Simmons.[12] He was also seen in the Bryan Cranston produced Amazon series Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams opposite Terrance Howard and Anna Paquin.[13]


In 2012, Burnet completed work as a lead in the feature film Two Jacks alongside Sienna Miller. Other roles include work in Boxing Day, a Leo Tolstoy adaptation directed by Bernard Rose, in the thriller Rites of Passage with Christian Slater and Stephen Dorff, and in Age of Heroes a period war film with Sean Bean.[14]

Burnet then went on to play Ewan McGregor's partner in crime caper Mortdecai opposite Johnny Depp. Burnet co-starred in the musical comedy film Pitch Perfect 3, opposite Anna Kendrick.

Burnet is cast in Jacob’s Ladder, the upcoming remake of the 1990 film of the same name.[15] Burnet will also appear in the Michael Caton-Jones directed Asher.[16]


During 2012 Burnet was the lead in a production of 'Murder In The First', which played off-Broadway, receiving rave reviews for his performance.[17]


As well as playing football, Burnet is involved in amateur boxing. His interest in boxing led him to direct a documentary on WBU featherweight title holder Derry Mathews.[18]



Year Title Role Notes
2004 Time/Out Kieron DiMack Short film
2006 Voyer Guy Burns
2010 Luster Bansky
2010 Baseline Ricky
2010 Pig Man
2011 Age of Heroes Commando Riley
2011 Two Jacks Paul
2012 Rites of Passage Mojo
2015 Mortdecai Maurice
2015 Day Out of Days E.J.
2017 Pitch Perfect 3 Theo
2018 Jacob's Ladder Hoffman Post-production
2018 Asher Lyor Post-production


Year Series Role Notes
2009 Moving On Pinklady Episode: "Dress to Impress"
2010 Sonny With a Chance Trey Brothers Episode: "Sonny with a Song"
2011 The Royal Lenny Lomax Episode: "Dead Air"
2015 Ray Donovan Casey Finney 3 episodes
2016 The Affair Mike Cornwall 2 episodes
2016 Chicago Fire Grant 6 episodes
2017 Hand of God Raymond Kelly 8 episodes
2017 Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams Colin Episode: "Real Life"
2018–present Counterpart Claude Lambert Recurring role



  1. ^ "Radio 1 Interview May 2007". Retrieved 10 June 2007.
  2. ^ "Cast: Craig Dean". Retrieved 14 May 2007.
  3. ^ "Attitude Magazine Interview". Retrieved 8 June 2007.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Hollyoaks Cast Biography". Retrieved 29 August 2007.
  5. ^ "Eventica". Archived from the original on 14 December 2007. Retrieved 24 October 2007.
  6. ^ "Digital Spy Interview - January 2011". Digital Spy Interview - January 2011. Retrieved Apr 2011. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  7. ^ "Bryan Kirwood's Announcement on Digital Spy". Retrieved 9 June 2007.
  8. ^ "Moving On'!". Retrieved 4 July 2009.
  9. ^ Petski, Denise (26 August 2016). "'The Affair': Guy Burnet Joins Season 3 In Recurring Role". Deadline. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
  10. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (27 January 2015). "Katie Holmes Joins Showtime Drama 'Ray Donovan'". Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  11. ^ "Hollyoaks' Guy Burnet joins Amazon's Hand of God s2". 7 April 2016.
  12. ^ "Guy Burnet Joins 'Counterpart' & 'Pitch Perfect 3'; Johnny Messner In 'Jane The Virgin'". 17 January 2017.
  13. ^ "'Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams' Adds Anna Paquin and Terrence Howard".
  14. ^ "Guy Burnet".
  15. ^ "Mackenzie Davis Joins 'Blade Runner' Sequel; Guy Burnet Climbs 'Jacob's Ladder'". 8 June 2016.
  16. ^ "Ron Perlman, Famke Janssen & Richard Dreyfuss Head 'Asher' Ensemble – Cannes". 19 May 2017.
  17. ^ ""Murder in the First"". Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  18. ^ "Film shorts detailed on Resume". Retrieved 15 September 2007.

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