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Billy Drago portrayed the demon Barbas in the seasons: 1,2, 5,6, and 7.

Biography

Drago was born William Eugene Burrows in Hugoton, Kansas to William and Gladys Burrows on November 30th, 1945. After high school he worked as a stuntman at Boot Hill in Dodge City, Kansas. From there Billy went on to the University of Kansas. After finishing college he was a radio host for a time before joining an acting company taking him first to Canada then on to New York City. Drago is the father of actor Darren E. Burrows. His is married to actress Silvana Gallardo.

The actor died on June 24, 2019 following complications after a stroke.

Career

Television

  • Hill Street Blues
  • Moonlighting
  • Charmed
  • Trapper John, M.D.
  • X Files
  • Supernatural
  • Masters of Horror: Imprint

Filmography

  • The Hills Have Eyes
  • Delta Force 2
  • Tremors 4: The Legend Begins
  • Pale Rider
  • Mysterious Skin
  • Demon Hunter
  • The Untouchables
  • Soccer Dog

Trivia

  • In the Special Effects Documentary on the Limited Edition Book of Shadows DVD Set, Billy stated what he found most exciting about Charmed was filming the special effects sequences.
  • Since Billy's roles are villains, his surname from his stage name is also an anagram of Droga, meaning Drug in Basque, Bosnian, Catalan, Czech, Filipino, Galician, Italian, Portuguese, Sicilian, Slovak, Slovene and Spanish.

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