|Actor Chris Burke blows out the candles on his birthday cake at Skipperdee's in Point Lookout, NY|
POINT LOOKOUT NY -- August 27, 2015 -- Busy Goodwill Ambassador Chris Burke is often seen appearing at various events for the National Down Syndrome Society, where he has been the Goodwill Ambassador since 1994 and is a valued member of the organization.
However, on Thursday August 27, 2015, he traveled to Skipperdee's in Point Lookout, NY to celebrate his 50th Birthday. The former Life Goes On star celebrated the night at a back table in the ice cream parlor and a group of teenagers appeared and sang "Happy Birthday" to Burke.
Skipperdee's Owner & Operator, Richard Zampella has been a long time friend of Burke's and said that he was "Delighted that Chris chose to spend his birthday with us at Skipperdee's"
Chris Burke is best known for his TV role as Corky Thacher on the hit ABC show "Life Goes On" and his recurring role as Taylor, an angel, on the hit CBS-TV show "Touched by an Angel."
Outside of his work on screen, Burke has been an advocate for people with Down syndrome. Burke has traveled the globe giving speeches, making appearances and motivating people to realize that a disability should not hold one back from achieving what they want in life.