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Burke Sage, star of “Honest to God.” Find out about the man behind the movie.

By Joseph Patrick Fair

Burke Sage is an actor,writer and singer born and raised in Michigan. He comes from a long line of talented musicians/singers, although acting was never on his radar until later in life. In 2015 he completed a faith-based industry training program through AMTC and the 'acting bug' hit him. Since then, he has been cast in dozens of films, commercials and TV series, including lead roles in ID Network's 'Lone Star Justice' and faith-based film 'Honest to God', written/directed by Robert Alaniz. He has strong emotional range, great memorization/recall, and has been complimented by several directors regarding his ability to take direction. In 2020, he finished writing his first film script and is working toward making this story 'big-screen ready'. He credits his faith in God and an incredibly supportive family for his experiences so far.

Burke Sage is an actor who found himself with an unexpected opportunity around 45 years old. Burke had been working in sales for over 20 years. One day while driving down the highway, he saw a billboard promoting a faith-based training program for actors and models.

After suggesting his son give it a try, his wife suggested he give it a go. Burke felt like this was from God, so he completed the training program and reached out to a local talent agent. He was signed that day.

Being a man of spiritual values, Burke began submitting for roles that were in line with his interests. He prefers to work with projects that have positive messages and a redemptive quality. Lucky for us he did not flounder in the career change.

His message to others is if he can pivot in midlife, others can also. His emotional range and ability to memorize lines allow him to show up and give a gripping performance. His favorite role to date was Detective Joe Rascoe in the ‘Lone Star Justice’ series.

Recently he played the leading role in the movie ‘Honest to God’. No spoiler alert. He gave a commanding performance and nails the character like a pro. Burke’s trademark line in the movie-“Beverly is Dead, Man!”- brought me to tears. A movie I will remember for a lifetime.

This is a must see comedy/drama about a man who discovers he was misdiagnosed with a terminal illness, and must now make good on the promises he made to God if he were healed.

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Burke also has a talent for writing. He is currently in the process of moving his first screenplay toward development, ‘Because of Charlie’. It is rooted in his own personal story of raising a special needs child. To date the screenplay has been nominated and/or won awards in several festivals, including the Chicago Indie Film Awards, Toronto Film and Script Awards, and the Salty Earth Film Festival.

Burke’s goal would be to land a recurring TV series role. He loves developing characters to their highest potential. Any Hollywood producer out there looking for a humble-hearted, professional method actor, with a ‘guy next door’ look, should contact Burke's agent.

I had the opportunity of my career to act opposite Burke Sage in the short film ‘Suburban Knight’, Directed by Seejon Thomas: Look for the two of us in the cafe scene. To be released in 2023.

Joseph Patrick Fair, for Heart of Hollywood Magazine.


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Joseph Patrick Fair is a father to college age twins Jenny and Ryan; they are the center of his universe.

He lives in West Michigan. Also, he is a retired Police Officer and Firefighter who served his community for over 25 years, after a near fatal on duty accident found his inner-author.

His writing is trademark courage and camaraderie with a sprinkling of small-town-ism.

On any given day, Joseph can be found writing or championing a philanthropic cause. He is a man of purpose and meaning in life. JPKF.

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