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Tony Burton

Tony Burton (born March 1937 in Flint, Michigan) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Tony "Duke" Evers in the Rocky series, and reprised this role in the sixth Rocky film Rocky Balboa, which opened for release in December 2006. He is one of three actors (Sylvester Stallone, Burt Young) who have appeared in every Rocky film.


Burton, a Northern High School graduate, was a Michigan Golden Gloves heavyweight champion and two-time all-state football player.
His boxing career included the Flint Golden Gloves light heavyweight championship in 1955 and 1957. Tony won the State Golden Gloves Light Heavyweight Championship in 1957 and lost in the Chicago Tournament of Champions semi-finals.
Among his many credits (other than the Rocky franchise) are a co-starring role on the '80s CBS sitcom Frank's Place and parts in films such as Hook, The Shining and The Toy. Burton is also known for his role as Wells, one of the prisoners trapped in the besieged police station, Precinct 9, Division 13, in John Carpenter's 1976, Howard Hawks-inspired action film Assault on Precinct 13. In 1993, Burton was inducted into the Greater Flint Afro-American Hall of Fame.