Jeff Burton had a guest spot on the ABC sudser General Hospital the other day. While the 41-year-old has had no formal training in the dramatic arts, he brings a wizened subtlety and discreet vulnerability not equalled on screen since Sylvester Stallone’s star turn as John Rambo in 1982’s First Blood.
Sadly underutilized in his only scene, Burton’s impact is palpable. He is one of those rare actors who, by his mere presence, forces his fellow thespians to raise their game. Judge for yourself:
There is one thing I don’t quite understand, though: the bartender refers to the "world famous Jeff Burton," right? Well, if he’s so famous, how come the third dude in the scene has no idea who he is?