Burks is a common surname, and may refer to:

  • Antonio Burks (born 1980), American professional basketball player
  • Arthur Burks (born 1915), American mathematician and computer scientist who worked on the ENIAC
  • Charlotte Burks (born 1942), American politician
  • Ellis Burks (born 1964), American baseball player
  • Gregory Burks (born 1980), American former professional basketball player
  • Mary Fair Burks (1920–1991), American educator, scholar, and civil rights activist
  • Robert Burks (1909–1968), American cinematographer
  • Tommy Burks (1940–1998), American politician