Burnett Biggar is the father of Andre Biggar, and a former homicide detective with the Los Angeles Police Department's South Division, where he worked with detective Miles Manley. The pair were often referred to as "Big & Manly." He is a big man, fitting his name, with a shaved head. Biggar worked one case with Harry Bosch in the past. He is one of the few LAPD retirees who chose to stay in LA.
After retiring, he opened a private security firm with his son.