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Burt Reynolds Biography, Age, Death, Net worth, wife, Children, Movies

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Burt Reynolds Biography

Burt Reynolds Bio

Burt Reynolds (Burton Leon Reynolds Jr.) was an American actor, director and producer born on 11th February 1936 in Lansing, Michigan, U.S. He was popular for his role as Bo Darville (“Bandit”) in Smokey and the Bandit.

Age 82; he was born on 11th February 1936.
Died 6th September 2018 of cardiac arrest
Parents Fern H. (1902–1992) and Burton Milo Reynolds (1906–2002)
Education
  • Palm Beach High in West Palm Beach
  • Florida State University on a football scholarship
  • Palm Beach Junior College (PBJC)
Networth $5 million
Wife Judy Carne (m.1963 – div. 1965), Loni Anderson (m.1988 – div.1993)
Children Quinton Anderson Reynolds (an adopted son together with Anderson)
Book Barkley Unleashed: A Pirate’s Tail; He co authored the children’s book which is a “whimsical tale [that] illustrates the importance of perseverance, the wonders of friendship and the power of imagination”.

 

While Reynolds was at Palm Beach Junior College (PBJC) he was in a class taught by Watson B. Duncan III who pushed him into trying out for a play, Outward Bound, which he was producing.Reynolds was cast as the lead which earned him the 1956 Florida State Drama Award.

The Florida State Drama Award included a scholarship to the Hyde Park Playhouse, a summer stock theater, in Hyde Park, New York. He met Joanne Woodward who helped him find an agent and was cast in ‘Tea Sympathy’.

He made his television debut in the film Angel Baby (1961). He went on to play lead roles in a series of action films and comedies such as ‘White Lightning’ (1973), ‘The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing’ (also 1973), ‘Lucky Lady’ (1975) and ‘Smokey and the Bandit’ (1977).

Burt Reynolds Bankruptcy

In 1996 Reynolds filed for bankruptcy. On August 16, 2011, Merrill Lynch Credit Corporation filed foreclosure papers, claiming Reynolds owed $1.2 million on his home in Hobe Sound, Florida.

He was also the owner of the ranch where scenes for ‘Smokey and the Bandit’ were filmed but the ranch was sold during his bankruptcy.

Movies

Year Title Role Notes
1961 Angel Baby Hoke Adams
Armored Command Ski
1965 Operation C.I.A. Mark Andrews
1966 Navajo Joe Joe
1969 100 Rifles Yaqui Joe Herrera
Sam Whiskey Sam Whiskey
Impasse Pat Morrison
Shark! Caine
1970 Skullduggery Douglas Temple
1972 Fuzz Detective Steve Carella
Deliverance Lewis Medlock
Everything You Always Wanted to Know
About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)
Sperm Switchboard Chief
1973 Shamus Shamus McCoy
The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing Jay Grobart
White Lightning Gator McKlusky
1974 The Longest Yard Paul “Wrecking” Crewe
1975 At Long Last Love Michael Oliver Pritchard III
W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings W.W. Bright
Lucky Lady Walker Ellis
Hustle Lieutenant Phil Gaines Also executive producer
1976 Silent Movie Himself Cameo
Gator Gator McKlusky Also director
Nickelodeon Buck Greenway
1977 Smokey and the Bandit Bo “Bandit” Darville
Semi-Tough Billy Clyde Puckett
1978 The End Wendell Sonny Lawson Also director
Hooper Sonny Hooper Also producer
1979 Starting Over Phil Potter
1980 Rough Cut Jack Rhodes
Smokey and the Bandit II Bo “Bandit” Darville
1981 The Cannonball Run J.J. McClure
Paternity Buddy Evans
Sharky’s Machine Sgt. Thomas Sharky Also director
1982 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd
Best Friends Richard Babson
Six Pack Man walking in front of Brewster and Lila Uncredited cameo
1983 Stroker Ace Stroker Ace
The Man Who Loved Women David Fowler
Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 The Real Bandit Cameo
1984 Cannonball Run II J.J. McClure
City Heat Mike Murphy
1985 Stick Ernest “Stick” Stickley Also director
1986 Uphill All the Way Gambler Uncredited cameo
Heat Nick Escalante
1987 Malone Richard Malone
1988 Rent-a-Cop Tony Church
Switching Channels John L. Sullivan IV
1989 Physical Evidence Joe Paris
Breaking In Ernie Mullins
All Dogs Go to Heaven Charlie B. Barkin (voice)
1990 Modern Love Colonel Frank Parker
1992 The Player Himself Cameo
1993 Cop and a Half Nick McKenna
1994 Basic Football Himself
1995 The Maddening Roy Scudder
1996 Citizen Ruth Blaine Gibbons
Striptease Congressman David Dilbeck
Mad Dog Time “Wacky” Jacky Jackson
1997 Meet Wally Sparks Lenny Spencer
Bean General Newton
Boogie Nights Jack Horner
Big City Blues Connor Also co-producer
1999 Pups Daniel Bender
Mystery, Alaska Judge Walter Burns
The Hunter’s Moon Clayton Samuels Direct-to-DVD
2000 Waterproof Eli Zeal
The Crew Joey “Bats” Pistella
The Last Producer Sonny Wexler Also director
2001 Driven Carl Henry
Tempted Charlie LeBlanc
Hotel Flamenco Manager
The Hollywood Sign Kage Mulligan
2002 Time of the Wolf Archie McGregor
2003 The Librarians Irish Uncredited
Hard Ground John ‘Chill’ McKay
2004 Without a Paddle Del Knox
2005 The Longest Yard Coach Nate Scarborough
The Dukes of Hazzard Boss Hogg
The Legend of Frosty the Snowman Narrator (voice) Direct-to-DVD
2006 Cloud 9 Billy Cole
End Game General Montgomery
Forget About It Sam LeFleur
Grilled Goldbluth
Broken Bridges Jake Delton
2007 Randy and the Mob Elmore Culpepper Uncredited
In the Name of the King King Konreid
2008 Deal Tommy Vinson
Delgo Delgo’s Father (voice)
A Bunch of Amateurs Jefferson Steele
2011 Not Another Not Another Movie C.J. Waters
2014 A Magic Christmas Buster (voice) Direct-to-DVD
2015 Pocket Listing Ron Glass
Hamlet & Hutch Papa Hutch Direct-to-DVD
2016 Hollow Creek Seagrass Lambert Direct-to-DVD
Elbow Grease Grandpa Barnes
Shangri La Suite Narrator (voice)
2017 Apple of My Eye Charlie Direct-to-DVD
The Last Movie Star Vic Edwards
Miami Love Affair Robert
Henri George Duncan
2018 Shadow Fighter Paddy Grier
2019 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood George Spahn Filming; posthumous release

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1958 Flight Captain Sam Allen / Captain Jack Hilyard 2 episodes
1959 M Squad Peter Marashi Episode: “The Teacher”
1959 The Lawless Years Tony Sappio Episode: “The Payoff”
1959 Pony Express Adam Episode: “The Good Samaritan”
1959–60 Riverboat Ben Frazer 20 episodes
1959–60 Playhouse 90 Ace / The Actor 2 episodes
1960 Johnny Ringo Tad Stuart Episode: “The Stranger”
1960 Alfred Hitchcock Presents Bill Davis Episode: “Escape to Sonoita”
1960 Lock-Up Latchard Duncan Episode: “The Case of Alexis George”
1960–61 The Blue Angels Chuck / Corman 2 episodes
1960–61 The Aquanauts Leo / Jimmy 2 episodes
1961 Ripcord The Assassin Episode: “Crime Jump”
1961 Michael Shayne Jerry Turner Episode: “The Boat Caper”
1961 Dick Powell’s Zane Grey Theatre Branch Taylor Episode: “Man from Everywhere”
1961 The Brothers Brannagan Abelard Episode: “Bordertown”
1961 Naked City Young Man Episode: “Requiem for a Sunday Afternoon”
1961–62 The Everglades Trask / Lew Johnson 2 episodes
1962 Route 66 Tommy Episode: “Love Is a Skinny Kid”
1962 Perry Mason Chuck Blair Episode: “The Case of the Counterfeit Crank”
1962–65 Gunsmoke Quint Asper 50 episodes
1963 The Twilight Zone Rocky Rhodes Episode: “The Bard”
1965 Branded Red Hand Episode: “Now Join the Human Race”
1965 Flipper Al Bardeman 2 episodes
1965; 1968 The F.B.I. John Duquesne / Michael Murtaugh 2 episodes
1966 Hawk Detective Lt. John Hawk 17 episodes
1967 Gentle Ben Pilot Episode: “Voice from the Wilderness”
1968 Premiere Pete Lassiter Episode: “Lassiter”
1968 Fade In Rob Television film
1970 Love, American Style Stanley Dunbar Episode: “Love and the Banned Book”
1970–71 Dan August Dan August 26 episodes
1986 The Golden Girls Himself Episode: “Ladies of the Evening”
1987–91 Out of This World Troy Garland (voice) 95 episodes
1989–90 B.L. Stryker B.L. Stryker 12 episodes; also co-executive producer and director
1990–94 Evening Shade Wood Newton 98 episodes; also co-executive producer and director
1993 Beverly Hills, 90210 Himself Episode: “She Came in Through the Bathroom Window”
1993 The Larry Sanders Show Himself Episode: “The Grand Opening”
1993 The Man from Left Field Jack Robinson Television film; also director
1995 Hope and Gloria Himself Episode: “Sisyphus, Prometheus and Me”
1995 Cybill Himself Episode: “The Cheese Stands Alone”
1996 The Cherokee Kid Otter Bob the Mountain Man Television film
1997 King of the Hill M.F. Thatherton (voice) Episode: “The Company Man”
1997 Duckman Judge Keaton (voice) Episode: “Das Sub”
1998 Universal Soldier II: Brothers in Arms CIA Deputy Director Mentor Television film
1998 Universal Soldier III: Unfinished Business CIA Deputy Director Mentor Television film
1998 Hard Time Detective Logan McQueen Television film; also director
2001 Emeril Himself Episode: “The Sidekick”
2002 The X-Files Mr. Burt Episode: “Improbable”
2002 Miss Lettie and Me Samuel Madison Television film
2003–04 Ed Russ Burton 2 episodes
2005 The King of Queens Coach Walcott Episode: “Hi, School”
2005 Robot Chicken J.J. McClure / Himself (voices) Episode: “Gold Dust Gasoline”
2005 Duck Dodgers Royal Serpenti (voice) Episode: “Master & Disaster/All in the Crime Family”
2006 Freddie Carl Crane Pool Episode: “Mother of All Grandfathers”
2006–07; 2009 My Name Is Earl Chubby 3 episodes
2010 Burn Notice Paul Anderson Episode: “Past & Future Tense”
2011 American Dad! Senator Buckingham (voice) Episode: “School Lies”
2011 Reel Love Wade Whitman Television film
2012 Archer Himself (voice) Episode: “The Man from Jupiter”

 

Burt Reynolds Death

On 6th September 2018 he died of cardiac arrest at Florida hospital. In February 2010 he had undergone a quintuple heart bypass.

 

 

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