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.
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
“Congratulations Billy, you are truly UNLIMITED!!! Love The Wilders” – Scott Wilder, SU Member
“KEEP ON RIDING BILLY , AWESOME CAREER YOU HAVE HAD ……….. CONGRATS THE GILBERT GANG …….” – Troy Gilbert, SU Member
“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
“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
“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
Congulation Bill Burton your cousin from Orem Utah that we haven’t seen one another forever Pat Johnson
Great time, great to see all the old friends. Congratulations to Billy, one of the best.
And a big thanks to Bobby and Diane McLaughlin for inviting me.
It was amazing to witness my husband present the Lifetime Achievement award to his Leader Billy Burton. Bobby told me Billy always made sure everything was safe, thanks for keeping my husband alive!
Very well done artistically & intellectually
Thanks for your time & dedication.