Kevin Burns Biography

Kevin Burns

Quick Facts Of Kevin Burns

Celebrated Name Kevin Burns
Age 65 Years
Nick Name Kevin
Birth Name Kevin Burns
Birth Date 1955-06-18
Gender Male
Profession Film Producer
Birth Nation United States
Place Of Birth Schenectady, New York
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
School St. Helen's School
High School Niskayuna High School
University Boston University's College of Communication
College / University Hamilton College
Educational Qualification Master's degree in film
Death Date September 27, 2020
Cause Of Death Cardiac Arrest
Sexual Orientation Straight
Height 5ft. 8inch
Hair Color Bald
Eye Color Green
Face Color Fair
Net Worth $117 million.
Horoscope Gemini

Kevin Burns was an Emmy award-winning prolific American television and film producer, director, and screenwriter who was well known as the co-founder of popular television production of News Corporation, "Foxstar Productions". Burns also got recognition as the prolific producer of reality and non-fiction TV programs including the remake of "The Poseidon Adventure" and "Lost in Space". 

Burns got his first Emmy Award for serving as an executive producer for "A & E's Biography" series later won a Primetime Emmy in 2002 for producing a new version of "Biography". Also known as the president and creator of "Prometheus Entertainment", Burns has produced several The History Channel TV series, including his hit long-running series, "Ancient Aliens", "America's Book of Secrets", and "The Curse of Oak Island", as well as the reality TV series, "Kendra" on Top for WEtv. 

After spending 39 years of his life as a producer, creating and producing more than 800 hours of television programming, Burns who had established his legacy, passed away at an age of 65 on September 27, 2020. 

What was Kevin Burns Famous for?

  • Famous as an Emmy award-winning film producer. 
  • Known as the co-founder of "Foxstar Productions". 

Where was Kevin Burns Born?

Kevin Burns was born on June 18, 1955, in Schenectady, New York, United States. His birth name was Kevin Burns. His nationality was American. Burns belonged to White ethnicity while Gemini was his zodiac sign. 

Raised in Niskayuna, New York, in a Roman Catholic family, Burns attended St. Helen's School before joining Niskayuna High School. While at school, he also received a National Scholastic award for art in 1972. After graduating from high school, Burns attended Hamilton College and got graduated majoring in both History and English literature in 1977. 

Later, he got graduated earning a master's degree in film from Boston University's College of Communication in 1981. He even won a Student Academy Award from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for his first film, "I Remember Barbra". 

While in high school, he also worked as a freelance commercial artist for clients like IBM, General Eectric, and Warren Publications. Soon after graduation, Burns got signed by William Morris Agency and taught film production at the university, and also headed the school's "Film Unit", producing commercials, public service announcements and documentaries. 

He also served as the Director of the Boston University Film Unit in 1981. When he turned 33, he moved to Los Angeles in 1988 where worked as an executive at the 20th Century Fox Television, now called "Twentieth Television". 

Kevin Burns Death

Emmy award-winning prolific television and film producer, Kevin Burns died on September 27, 2020, at age of 65. The cause of his death was identified as cardiac arrest. He died of cardiac arrest at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. 

Burns’ death was confirmed by Derek Thielges, vice president marketing and development at Prometheus Entertainment. His death has left his loved ones, his colleagues even his workers in tears. Even though he isn't alive, his legacy will still continue for coming many years. 

Kevin Burns' Career Legacy

  • Kevin Burns began his professional career after he began working as an executive at the 20th Century Fox Television in 1988. He spent 4 years writing, producing, creating and directing numerous sales marketing videos and on-air promotions for the studio. 
  • In 1993, he co-founded a movie production unit at 20th Century Fox Television named "Foxstar Productions" along with Steve Bell. The unit was responsible for creating series of "Alien Nation" movies for television. 
  • Burns also served as the co-executive producer as the Senior Vice President of Foxstar, while serving in which he founded a non-fiction and documentary production unit, "Van Ness Films" in 1994. 
  • As the Executive Producer for all Van Ness programs, Burns' client list soon included "A & E", "AMC", "Fox Family Channel" and by the next 3 years, Van Ness became one of the premier producers of television. 
  • While still working under a production deal at Fox Television Studios, Burns and Jon Jashni formed Synthesis Entertainment and began remaking sequels of the Allen properties, especially "The Time Tunnel"(2002). 
  • Other feature film versions were "Poseidon"(2006) and "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea". 
  • Kevin retired from his executive position at Foxstar, in the year 1999, creating a production company, "Prometheus Entertainment". 
  • He also produced a number of reality shows including "The Girls Next Door on E!", "High Maintenance 90210", "Hollywood Science for the National Geographic Channel", "Food Paradise and Bridget's Sexiest Beaches". 
  • In August 2002, Burns received an Emmy Award as executive producer for A&E's Biography series.
  • The same year, he produced and directed the 150-minute documentary feature, "Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy". 
  • Four years later, he again produced and directed a feature-length documentary, "Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed" in 2006. 
  • Kevin has worked on series including "Animal Icons"(2004), "Hollywood Science"(2006), "The Girls of the Playboy Mansion"(2005), He has also worked on other series, "Look, Up in the Sky: The Amazing Story of Superman"(2006) and "Kendra"(2009).
  • In 2010, Burns founded and created the popular production company, "Prometheus Entertainment". He served as the president of the company that has produced The History Channel TV's non-fiction series and specials, "Ancient Aliens", "America's Book of Secrets", and "The Curse of Oak Island", "Kendra on Top" for WEtv. 
  • He also developed and created the sci-fi television series titled "Lost in Space" for Netflix along with his partner Jon Jashni. He was serving as executive producer of the show when he died. 

Kevin Burns' Wife

Kevin Burns's marriage life hasn't been disclosed yet. Following his death, Burns is survived by his niece. Besides, Burns was a creative, funny, generous, brilliant, tough, wise, curious, opinionated, loyal person who loved his life. 

Kevin Burns' Net Worth

Kevin Burns was a multi-millionaire personality who had quite great earnings from his professional career as a television and film producer. With his initial step of moving ahead in his professional career since 1988, Burns had undoubtedly managed to amass a healthy fortune from his several produced series and films. 

With his position as the founder of "Prometheus Entertainment" and co-founder of "Foxstar Productions", Burns had earned million worth fortune from the multi-million worth companies. His net worth at the time of his death was estimated to be around $117 million. With his multi-million worth net worth, Burns was living a luxurious and lavish lifestyle along with his family. 

Kevin Burns' Height

Kevin Burns was a good-looking charming man in his late 60s when he died. Burns had a height of 5ft. 8inch. while his body weight was around 75kg. He had a fair complexion with bald hair and green eyes.