Burke's Law (1994)/Who Killed the Soap Star?

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Who Killed the Soap Star?
Season 1, Episode 7
Airdate March 11, 1994
Written by Sean Clark
Directed by Richard Lang
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Who Killed the Soap Star? is the seventh episode of the first season of Burke's Law.

Starring: Gene Barry (Chief Amos Burke), Peter Barton (Det. Peter Burke), Danny Kamekona (Henry), Bever-Leigh Banfield (Lily Morgan)

Guest Starring (in alphabetical order): James Brolin {Mitchell Farrell), Dom DeLuise (Vinnie Piatte) David Faustino (Carl Loomis), Bonnie Franklin (Therese St. Claire), John Schneider (Brett Scanlon), Hunter Tylo (Penelope Jordan)

Special Appearance by: Army Archerd (Himself)

and Kimberley Simms (Cassandra)

Co-Starring: Lisa Amsterdam (The A.D.), Shari Ballard (Nora), Steve Bean (Lyle), Veanne Cox (Ellen)

Featuring: Doug Miller (Williams), Peter Schuck (The Servant), George Marshall Ruge (The Fencing Coach)


Plot Overview

The glamorous star of the soap opera All My Tomorrows drops dead upon arriving at an awards show, due to drinking poisoned champagne. Amos and Peter have a plot worthy of a soap opera with suspects including the show's producer, the dead girl's co-stars (one of whom worked as a hit man for the CIA!), the show's sponsor (with whom she was romantically involved), and an obsessed fan (who went so far to knock out the limo driver and take his place on the day of the murder).


Arc Advancement





The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Who else would you cast in the role of a murdered soap opera star...except a real-life soap opera star? Kimberley Simms from Guiding Light plays the victim in this episode.

Memorable Moments


  • Amos Burke: Never bet against a sure thing...Burke's Law!