Dennis Burkley (born September 10, 1945) is an American character actor who has appeared in numerous films and television shows since the 1970s. In the 1980s and 1990s appearances he was most recognizable for his large frame (6'3", 300 lbs.), scruffy beard and Southern accent, though in more recent appearances he has clearly lost a significant amount of weight and maintains a less slovenly appearance in terms of hair and attire. Though he has many film, television, and other professional acting credits, Burkley's most recognizable roles include Cal, the Texas born junkyard partner of Fred G. Sanford in the short-lived Sanford and Son sequel Sanford, as well as Dozer, a biker with a severe speech impediment who befriends Rocky Dennis and his mother in the movie Mask, and the voice of several supporting characters on the animated series King of the Hill (set in his native Texas). In 2005, he wrote and directed a film titled Repetition. He played a small role in My Name Is Earl. Burkley was born in Van Nuys, California, the son of Imogene (née Ware) and Henry Burkley.[1] He grew up in Grand Prairie, Texas.


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