|Nationality||British Caucasian (novels), Caucasian American (movies)|
|Born||? years before Rapture|
|Died||A day or so after the Rapture|
|Spiritual State||Possibly condemned|
|First Appearance||Left Behind|
Dirk Burton was a friend and informant of Buck Williams. His specialty was researching conspiracy theories, particularly around movements in the formation of a one-world government. In "Left Behind", Dirk asked Buck to come to London to disclose information he found out concerning Joshua Todd-Cothran, but is murdered by Scotland Yard under orders by Cothran, who made it look like it was a suicide. Alan Tompkins, a friend of both Buck and Dirk, secretly disclosed this information to Buck in a London pub, where Alan met his demise.
In Left Behind: The Movie, Dirk was played by Jack Langedijk.