The Obsolete Gamer Show: James C. Burns

We had a chance to talk with actor James C. Burns about his film, Coldwater also talked about his iconic character from Call of Duty Black Ops, Frank Woods.

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The James C. Burns Show

The James C. Burns Show

For this episode of the Obsolete Gamer Show we talked with actor James C. Burns about his upcoming film Coldwater which will be release in select theaters, iTunes and video on demand on August 15th.

james c burns - coldwater


Now gamers may know him best as Frank Woods from the Call of Duty Black Ops series. Check out cool video from his YouTube channel where he takes us on a quick tour of Vicon, where motion capture for the Call of Duty Black Ops series is done.

Earlier in the week we did a Gamer Profile on Mr. Burns where he told us about his favorite classic game, Space Invaders. In our interview (after some small technical difficulties) we started off talking about his start with Treyarch and what it was like playing Frank Woods and the values and skills he brought from being a professional hockey coach to being an actor.

james c burns - nam zombies

His experience teaching kids as well as playing Frank Woods was an important factor when it came to playing Colonel Frank Reichert in Coldwater. We also talked about an upcoming project he is working on called, Nam Zombies:

Nam Zombies is about a covert Special Forces unit that discovers the existence of the undead in the jungles of Vietnam during the cold war era. It’s like Predator meets Platoon meets Resident Evil and toss in Frank Woods and that sounds pretty awesome to us.

All in all, it was an awesome interview so check it out and let us know what you think.

Gamer Profile: James C. Burns

I blew a lot of lunch money on that bad boy,  but what really hooked me was when I got my first GAMEBOY…  I loved the game for a simple reason….endless ammo!!! and endless replays..well… until he battery dies…    I came out of the pin ball era where all you got for a quarter (thats about $50 in present day rates) was five metal spheres and it got really expensive really fast just learning how to play….

James C Burns

I could’ve bought a mustang  with the cash I stuck in that tin box. With a Game boy I could play SI all night and all day…I have no memory of any traveling I did for about 18 months because my head was bent over the GB perfecting the hold and sweep tactic…whole smoking of incoming…I loved the hold and sweep technique….similar to a spray and pray  in and FPS…just hold the trigger and move the canon back and forth…chicks just did not understand that  their love would not have cured me. ~James C. Burns

Favorite Classic Game: Space Invaders

Current Project: Coldwater

Inspired by true events. A teenage boy is sent to a juvenile reform facility in the wilderness. As we learn about the tragic events that sent him there, his struggle becomes one for survival with the inmates, the counselors, and with the retired war colonel in charge.

Coldwater will be in theaters and on iTunes August 15th.