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Ric Burns Bio

Ric Burns (Ken Burns Brother) is an American documentary filmmaker and also a writer. Ric has written, directed and also produced historical documentaries since the 1990s, starting with his collaboration on the celebrated PBS series The Civil War in 1990, which he produced together with his older brother Ken Burns and wrote with Geoffrey Ward.Burns was born in Baltimore, Maryland but moved to Ann Arbor, Micigan while he was still young. He attended Columbia University and Cambridge University, breaking from his graduate work to join his brother Ken Burns on the production of the Civil War series. Since in 1989 after founding Steeplechase Films, Burns has directed several programs for WGBHBoston’s American Experience, including Coney Island in 1991.

He is also the writer and director of 1992 The Donner Party. In the year 1995, Burns wrote, directed, and also co-produced The Way West. Later in April 2002, he finished Ansel Adams, a co-production of Steeplechase Films and Sierra ClubProductions for American Experience.

Ric Burns Age

Burns was born in 1955, in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. He is 64 years old.

Ric Burns Height

There are no records on the social media revealing Burns height as he tends to keep it personal and out of media.

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Ric Burns Net Worth

There are no records showing Burns net worth as its under review and is yet to be revealed on media.

Ric Burns Ken Burns|Brothers

Ric has one older brother named Ken Burns (Kenneth Lauren Burnsis). Ken is an American filmmaker and also a writer. in film making, he is best known for his style of using archival footage and photographs in documentary films.

His legendary known documentary series include The Civil War in 1990, Baseball in 1994, Jazz in 2001, The War in 2007, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea in 2009, Prohibition in 2011, The Roosevelts in 2014, and The Vietnam War in 2017.

New York: A Documentary Film

Burns is probably best known for his series called New York: A Documentary Film, which aired nationally on PBS. The eight-part, which takes seventeen-and-a-half-hour film chronicles the city’s rise from a tiny Dutch trading post via its continuing preeminence as an economic and cultural capital of the world.

The first five episodes of New York series were broadcasted in November 1999; the sixth and seventh episodes in late 2001; and the eighth episode in September after a period of two years (2003). In 2018, the ninth episode premiered, chronicling New York since the events of September 11, back in 2001.

More recent films

Burns’s has also completed projects including We Shall Remain in 2009, which tells the story of the life and hardships of Native Americans in the United States of America. Another project include, Into the Deep: America, Whaling & the World of 2010 which is the story of U.S. whaling industry and its eventual collapse following the World War I.

Ric Burns Movies|Films


  • Coney Island (1991)
  • The Donner Party (1992) on the Donner Party
  • The Way West (1995)
  • New York: A Documentary Film (1999; expanded 2003)
  • Ansel Adams: A Documentary Film (2002)
  • Columbia: A Celebration (2003)


  • Eugene O’Neill: A Documentary Film (2006)
  • Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film (2006)
  • We Shall Remain (2009), on Native Americans
  • Into the Deep: America, Whaling & the World (2010)


  • Nantucket (2011)
  • Death and the Civil War (2012)
  • Enquiring Minds: The Untold Story of the Man Behind the National Enquirer (2014)
  • American Ballet Theatre: A History (2015)
  • Debt of Honor: Disabled Veterans in American History (2015)
  • The Pilgrims (2015)


  • The companion book to the Civil War series together with Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns
  • New York: An Illustrated History together with James Sanders and Lisa Ades

Ric Burns Documentary

  • The Statue of Liberty (film)-1985
  • Huey Long (film)- 1985
  • Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film (2006)
  • The Congress (1988 film)
  • The Donner Party
  • American Experience Into the Deep: America, Whaling & the World (2010)
  • American Experience Coney Island 1991
  • Jackie Robinson 2016
  • The Way West 1995
  • Baseball: The Tenth Inning (2010)
  • American Masters American Ballet Theatre: A History (2015)
  • Ansel Adams: A Documentary Film (2002)
  • Ken Burns American Lives Horatio’s Drive: America’s First Road Trip (2003)
  • Eugene O’Neill: A Documentary Film (2006)
  • Thomas Jefferson (film)-1997
  • The Chinese Exclusion Act 2017
  • Enquiring Minds: The Untold Story of the Man Behind the National Enquirer (2014)
  • American Masters Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself (2012)
  • Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq (2013)
  • Men At Lunch (2012)
  • The People of the Standing Stone (2017)

Ric Burns New York

New York: A Documentary Film is an eight-part, seventeen and half hour, American documentary film on the history of the New York City. The film was directed by Ric Burns and originally premiered in the U.S. on PBS.

The series was a production of Steeplechase Films in association with WGBH Boston, Thirteen/WNET, and The New-York Historical Society.

It was written by Burns together with James Sanders and then produced by Burns’s company, Steeplechase Films. Many noted New York City historians, such as Mike Wallace, Kenneth T. Jackson, David Levering Lewis and Robert Coparticipated in the making of the film as consultants, and appeared on camera. It was then narrated by David Ogden Stiers.

Other notable characters who appeared in the series include Rudolph Giuliani who was then the mayor of New York City, former mayor Ed Koch, former New York governor Mario Cuomo, former U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, poet Allen Ginsberg, novelists Alfred Kazin and also Brendan Gill, director Martin Scorsese, journalist Pete Hamill, former Congresswoman Bella Abzug, historian Niall Ferguson, philosopher Marshall Berman, writer Fran Lebowitz, engineer Leslie E. Robertson, architect Robert A.M. Stern, high wire artist Philippe Petit, real estate developer including Donald Trump, and author David McCullough.

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