Seán is a 22 year old writer, comedian, impressionist and actor from North Dublin. He first discovered his comedy skills as a teenager, as Seán liked to make his classmates laugh with impressions of his teachers. Later, he began impersonating Robert De Niro, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Christopher Walken, Owen Wilson and Johnny Depp, along with characters like (Christian Bale’s) Batman, (Heath Ledger’s) The Joker, Kermit The Frog and Elmo! Seán is probably most well-known online for his video including 20 Family Guy impressions that, at last count, has over half a million views on his YouTube channel – TheBonkers101 – which currently has almost 40,000 subscribers.
Since joining Volcanic, Seán has recorded radio commercials for Liberty Insurance, Heineken, Cadburys, Rabo Bank, Vodafone, Centra, 11890, Irish Examiner and HMV. He has also lent his vocals skills to animation projects for production companies Lux Vide and We Are Belly, and to the Irish School of Animation.
In January 2013, Seán received an invitation from Simon Cowell to go to London to collaborate with Iman Cross, AKA Alphacat, on a promotional video for Cowell’s new online talent search The You Generation. The video, which pitted Seán’s Joker against Alphacat’s Barack Obama in a rap battle, was released in early June and currently has over 100,000 views.
Most recently, Seán has worked on RTÉ’s Republic of Telly, playing our nation’s leader, Michael “Tea” Higgins. Seán continues to write original characters, perform impersonations and comedy sketches for YouTube, voice radio and TV commercials and work the stand-up circuit in Dublin, so watch this space — Seán Burke is a star on the rise!