Billy Burton Sr. accepting the 2019 Taurus Lifetime Achievement Award. Photo Credit: Joe Sobalo Jr.

Billy Burton Sr. got his start in stunts in 1965 by way of the rodeo to work on western films and television shows in Hollywood. He soon met mentor Hal Needham who taught him what it took to be a great stuntman and he was one of the original members of Stunts Unlimited formed in 1970 by Hal Needham, Glenn Wilder and Ronnie Rondell. One of the great all-around stuntmen, it is said of Billy that he can drive anything with wheels and ride anything with legs!

Video Credit: Joe Sobalo Jr.


Stunts Unlimited (1970) L to R: Buddy Joe Hooker, Dick Bullock, Frank Orsatti, Dick Ziker, Ronnie Rondell, Bill Burton, Alan Oliney, Bobby Bass, Charlie Picerni, Gary McLarty, Paul Knuckles, Alan Gibbs, Hal Needham, Gary Combs, Stan Barrett, Walter Wyatt, Glenn Wilder


I knew Billy Burton when we both started doing stunts and then we became members of SU. I must say Billy along with a few others was one of the best all around stuntmen in the business. He did it all. His award was well earned. 👍👍 – Charlie Picerni, Sr., Original SU Member


Original Stunts Unlimited Directory, Bill Burton page 1


“Congratulations Billy, you are truly UNLIMITED!!! Love The Wilders” – Scott Wilder, SU Member


Billy Burton Sr driving over Glenn Wilder, who was wearing a chest plate, but still broke a few ribs…



Original Stunts Unlimited Directory, Bill Burton page 2


“Congratulations Billy on your Lifetime Achievement Award, you are an incredible All Around Stuntman 🎥🎬JBAD” – John Meier, SU Member

“Congratulations, a very well deserved recognition to one of the BEST!” – Henry Kingi Sr., SU Member

Original Stunts Unlimited Directory, Bill Burton page 3


“Congrats to my long time stunt friend B.B. Well deserved , and to be recognized especially by his peers.” – Tom Lupo, Honorary SU Member

“One hell of a pilot and talented stuntman. I rode in the car with him for the entire chase scene in The Driver, except for the roll over – left that to him! It was an honor to ride with Billy, he is one hell of an all around stuntman.” – Mickey Alzola


SU Members Hank Hooker, Billy Burton Sr., Buddy Joe Hooker, Glenn Wilder in the late 70’s


“You know I love that Billy burton he such a good man and taught me everything I know took me under both wings and help me my whole career.” – Bobby Mac


John Woo and Billy Burton Sr. (2002)


Honorary Stunts Unlimited Members Steve Chambers and Billy Burton Sr. at the 2018 Stunts Unlimited Directory release party honoring the 40th Anniversary of Hooper and SU Class of ’78


Randy Hall, Billy Burton, Heather Gibson, Henry Kingi, Bobby Mac, Brad McCabe Taurus Lifetime Achievement 2019


Billy Burton Sr. accepting the 2019 Taurus World Stunt Lifetime Achievement Award

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