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Wendell Burton

Jan 01, 1985
Jan 01, 1983
Jan 01, 1979
Jan 01, 1978

Wendell Burton is listed in the credits for the following albums:

Year Artist Album Role
1977 Barry McGuire Have You Heard Songwriter
1977 Keith Green For Him Who Has Ears to Hear Songwriter
1978 Jamie Owens-Collins Love Eyes Songwriter
1979 Wendell Burton Shinin' Thru the Rain Songwriter, Vocals
1980 Wayne Watson Workin' in the Final Hour Songwriter
1985 Debby Boone Choose Life Songwriter

Wendell Burton

Jul 21, 1947
May 30, 2017

Wendell Burton was an American television executive and former motion-picture actor and television actor, best known for his co-starring role with Liza Minnelli in the 1969 movie The Sterile Cuckoo.

Burton was born in San Antonio, Texas, the son of an Air Force sergeant who died when he was five. He became involved in college theatricals while a student at Sonoma State College (later known as Sonoma State University). His acting career began when he won the title role in the San Francisco production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.

Burton was plucked from obscurity to star opposite Minnelli as Jerry Payne, the young college student with whom she falls in love in The Sterile Cuckoo.

In 1977, Burton embraced Christianity and was associated with the Vineyard Christian Fellowship under Pastor Kenn Gulliksen in Los Angeles.

In the 1990s he became a sales executive for The Family Channel, and later helped launch an independent TV station in Houston.

Wendell Burton lived in Houston, where he served as a Senior Director of the Champions Network, an association of pastors linked with Joel Osteen and the Lakewood Church, which gives recommendations of local Champions Network churches to broadcast viewers, and as Drama Director at Lakewood Church. He died at his home in Houston on May 30, 2017, from brain cancer. He was 69 years old.

Wikipedia contributors. (2022, March 3). Wendell Burton. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 14:58, March 11, 2022, from

Where are they Now: 

Wendell Burton is the Senior Director and Creative Minister at Lakewood Church in Houston, Tx.

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