Raymond William Stacey Burr was a Canadian-American actor, primarily known for his title roles in the television dramas Perry Mason and Ironside. He also had prominent involvement in multiple charitable endeavors, such as working on behalf of the United Service Organizations.
His early acting career included roles on Broadway, radio, television and in film, usually as the villain. He won two Emmy Awards in 1959 and 1961 for the role of Perry Mason, which he played for nine seasons between 1957 and 1966. His second hit series, Ironside, earned him six Emmy nominations, and two Golden Globe nominations. He is also widely known for his role as Steve Martin in both Godzilla, King of the Monsters! in 1956, which revived his flagging film career, and Godzilla 1985 as well as for being the murderer in the Alfred Hitchcock thriller Rear Window.
After Burr's death from cancer in 1993, his personal life came into question as details of his known biography appeared to be unverifiable.
Burr was ranked #44 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time in 1996. Raymond Burr is also the actor with the most dedicated Netflix micro-genres.