“[When I was young], I was a huge fan of a guy who does a cameo in ‘Eclipse,’ a guy named Peter Murphy,” revealed Billy Burke, the veteran actor who plays Bella’s father, Charlie Swan, when he stopped by the MTV studios this week. “He used to be the singer of Bauhaus.”
Rather than a Volturi or a Cullen, however, he’s playing a predecessor of the warring vampire factions. “[His role] started out as an old Spanish, sort of unrelated vampire, in a flashback sequence,” he explained, saying the flashback involves Gil Birmingham’s wheelchair-bound Quileute elder. “Billy Black’s talking and telling the story of the werewolves, how they evolved, and how they met the vampires and stuff. [Murphy's cameo is] in a sequence that involves that.”
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