Wendell Ray Burton was born on July 21, 1947, in San Antonio, Texas and died on May 30, 2017.
He was an American television executive and former actor.
Burton was best known for his co-starring role with Liza Minnelli in the 1969 movie The Sterile Cuckoo (1969).
He appeared on Medical Center, Longstreet, Room 222, Love, American Style, and Kung Fu. He also played Dick Van Dyke and Hope Lange’s son for one episode of The New Dick Van Dyke Show.
He embraced Christianity and associated with the Vineyard Christian Fellowship under Pastor Kenn Gulliksen in Los Angeles.
He resided 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.
Burton passed away in at his home in Houston, Texas due to brain cancer.
Wendell Ray Burton passed away at 69 years old.