Burt Reynolds
Reynolds in 1991.
Burton Leon Reynolds

(1936-02-11) February 11, 1936 (age 88)
Waycross, Georgia, United States
Alma materFlorida State University
Years active1959–present
Spouse(s)Judy Carne (1963–65)
Loni Anderson (1988–93)

Burton Leon "Burt" Reynolds (born February 11, 1936) is an American actor, director and producer who has starred in many films, such as Deliverance, Smokey and the Bandit, White Lightning with its sequel Gator, The Longest Yard with its 2005 remake and Boogie Nights in which he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Early life

Reynolds was born in Waycross, Georgia, to Burton Milo Reynolds (1906–2002) and Fern H. Reynolds (née Miller).[1] In his autobiography, Reynolds stated that his family was living in Lansing, Michigan, when his father was drafted into the United States Army.[2] Reynolds, his mother and his sister joined his father at Fort Leonard Wood, where they lived for two years. When Reynolds' father was sent to Europe where he landed at Normandy, participated in five campaigns and was commissioned a lieutenant.[3] After the war the family returned to Lansing. In 1946, the Reynolds family moved to Riviera Beach, Florida. His father, Burt Sr., eventually became Chief of Police of Riviera Beach, which is adjacent to the north of West Palm Beach, Florida.

During 10th grade at Palm Beach High School, Reynolds was named First Team All State and All Southern as a fullback, and received multiple scholarship offers.[4] After graduating from Palm Beach High School in West Palm Beach, Reynolds attended Florida State University on a football scholarship, and played halfback.[5] While at Florida State, Reynolds became roommates with now notable college football broadcaster and analyst Lee Corso. Reynolds hoped to be named to All-American teams and to have a career in professional football. However, Reynolds was injured in the first game of the season; a car accident later that year worsened the injury. With his college football career over, Reynolds considered becoming a police officer, but his father suggested that he finish college and become a parole officer. In order to keep up with his studies, he began taking classes at Palm Beach Junior College (PBJC) in neighboring Lake Worth. In his first term at PBJC, Reynolds was in a class taught by Watson B. Duncan III. Duncan pushed Reynolds into trying out for a play he was producing, Outward Bound. He cast Reynolds in the lead role based on having heard Reynolds read Shakespeare in class. Reynolds won the 1956 Florida State Drama Award for his performance in Outward Bound. Reynolds calls Duncan his mentor and the most influential person in his life.[6] While at Florida State, Reynolds became a brother of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity.[7]


Stage Work

Reynolds in Gunsmoke (1962)

The Florida State Drama Award included a scholarship to the Hyde Park Playhouse, a summer stock theater, in Hyde Park, New York. Reynolds saw the opportunity as an agreeable alternative to more physically demanding summer jobs, but did not yet see acting as a career.

While working at Hyde Park, Reynolds met Joanne Woodward, who helped Reynolds find an agent, and was cast in Tea and Sympathy at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City. He received favorable reviews for his performance and went on tour with Tea and Sympathy, driving the bus as well as appearing on stage.[8]

After the tour Reynolds returned to New York and enrolled in acting classes. His classmates included Frank Gifford, Carol Lawrence, Red Buttons and Jan Murray. After a botched improvisation in acting class, Reynolds briefly considered returning to Florida, but he soon got a part in a revival of Mister Roberts, in which Charlton Heston played the starring role.

After the play closed, the director, John Forsythe, arranged a movie audition with Joshua Logan for Reynolds. The film was Sayonara; Reynolds was told that he could not be in the movie because he looked too much like Marlon Brando. Logan advised Reynolds to go to Hollywood, but Reynolds did not feel confident enough to do so.[9]


Reynolds began working odd jobs while waiting for acting opportunities. He waited tables, washed dishes, drove a delivery truck and worked as a bouncer at the Roseland Ballroom. It was while working as a dockworker that Reynolds was offered $150 to jump through a glass window on a live television show.[10]

After his Broadway debut Look, We've Come Through, Reynolds first starred on television with Darren McGavin in the NBC series, Riverboat. On June 11, 1959, Reynolds played Tony Sapio with Ruta Lee as Gloria Fallon in the episode entitled "The Payoff" of NBC's 1920s crime drama, The Lawless Years. On November 11, 1959, Reynolds was cast with Whitney Blake and Howard McNear in the episode "The Good Samaritan" of the syndicated western series, Pony Express, starring Grant Sullivan, which aired in 1960 on the centennial of the primitive mail exchange service.[11] In 1960s, he appeared in two episodes of the syndicated series The Blue Angels, about elite fliers of the United States Navy.

Reynolds reunited with Ruta Lee in the Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre episode Man From Everywhere, on April 13, 1961 on CBS. It also starred veteran actor Cesar Romero and character actor Peter Whitney, featured an extensive outdoor shoot on the fabled Iverson Movie Ranch in Chatsworth, Calif., widely regarded as the most heavily filmed outdoor shooting location in the history of the movies and television.

Reynolds would return to the movie ranch the following year for a publicity shoot to help generate interest in his upcoming role as Quint on Gunsmoke -- a role that would last three seasons. The shoot generated widely circulated promotional photos of Reynolds in front of a barn on the Upper Iverson, including one that appears on this page.

Later, Reynolds guest-starred in the syndicated crime drama, The Brothers Brannagan in the episode "Bordertown". He went on to appear in a number of other shows, including three segments of the Ron Hayes syndicated adventure series The Everglades.

He is remembered too for the role of Quint Asper, the half-Native American blacksmith and de facto deputy on CBS's Gunsmoke from 1962 to 1965. In 1962, Reynolds secured a guest appearance on Perry Mason in "The Case of the Counterfeit Crank". In 1963, he played a character named Rocky in The Twilight Zone episode 155 "The Bard" in which he amusingly lampooned his then-lookalike Marlon Brando. In 1965, he guest-starred as Technical Sergeant Chapman, a Flight Engineer in the second season episode 7, "Show Me A Hero" of ABC's 12 O-Clock High.[12]

Film Career

Reynolds with the Citrus Queen at Garnet and Gold Football Game, Florida State University, 1963

After his film debut Angel Baby, Reynolds used his TV fame to secure leading roles in overseas low-budget films, the first was Operation C.I.A. (1965), a spy film set in South Vietnam, but shot in Thailand.

Reynolds was under strong consideration by producer Saul David for the lead in Our Man Flint but was rejected by the influential Lew Wasserman.[13] Reynolds later starred in Saul David's Skullduggery (1969).

After making a film in the then wildly popular spy film genre, Reynolds starred in two lead films in 1966, "Spaghetti Western" and Navajo Joe. These low-budget starring roles established Reynolds as a bankable leading man in films and earned him starring roles in American big-budget ones. Later, he starred in two short-lived cop shows: Hawk and Dan August. He disparaged these shows, telling Johnny Carson that Dan August had "two forms of expression: "mean and meaner."


His breakout performance in Deliverance in 1972 made him a star. The same year, Reynolds gained notoriety when he posed naked in the April (Vol. 172, No. 4) issue of Cosmopolitan.[14] Reynolds claims the centerfold in Cosmopolitan hurt the chances for Deliverance and the film's stars, including himself, from receiving Academy Awards.[15]

Reynolds was offered the role of James Bond by Albert R. Broccoli, when Sean Connery left the franchise, but turned the role down, saying "An American can't play James Bond. It just can't be done."[16] Broccoli offered the role to another non-Briton, Australian George Lazenby. He filmed 'Shark! in 1967 with Sam Fuller who disowned the cut of the film.[17]

In 1973, Reynolds released the album Ask Me What I Am. He would also sing with Dolly Parton in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.[18] Reynolds appeared on ABC's The American Sportsman hosted by outdoors journalist Grits Gresham, who took celebrities on hunting, fishing and shooting trips around the world.[citation needed] In 1977, George Lucas offered Reynolds the part of Han Solo in the first film of the Star Wars franchise and Nick Nolte,[19] but they were declined and Lucas gave the role to Harrison Ford.

Reynolds starred in the popular film Smokey and the Bandit alongside Jerry Reed, Jackie Gleason (as the sheriff) and Sally Field. Later that year, he worked as a guest color analyst on CBS Sports' telecast of the Sun Bowl, teaming with Pat Summerall and Tom Brookshier. On March 15, 1978, Reynolds earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and in the same year built a dinner theatre in Jupiter, Florida. His celebrity was such that he drew not only big-name stars to appear in productions but sell-out audiences as well. He sold the venue in the early 1990s, but a museum highlighting his career still operates nearby.[20]

From 1977 to 1981, Reynolds topped the Quigley Publications poll of movie exhibitors, who voted him the top box-office attraction in the country. Only Bing Crosby won the poll more consecutive years.

Career Decline

Renyolds later claimed the turning point of his career was making Stroker Ace (1983). In order to make this he turned down a role in Terms of Endearment, which was subsequently taken by Jack Nicholson who won an Oscar for it. He then made a series of commercially disappointing movies: Stroker Ace The Man Who Loved Women, City Heat.

Reynolds in 2011.

While filming City Heat in 1984, Reynolds was injured.[21] He had troubles eating, which caused him to lose weight and helped lead to rumours that he had AIDS.[22]

Reynnolds tried his hand at producing two television shows with friend Bert Convy, including Win, Lose or Draw. He appeared as a celebrity gameplayer in the inaugural week of the show along with Justine Bateman, Debbie Reynolds and Loretta Swit. The set of the series was modeled after Reynolds' living room.[citation needed] Another show Burt and Bert produced was titled 3rd Degree, and like on Win, Lose, or Draw, Burt appeared on a few episodes as a panelist from 1989 to 1990. In 1987, Reynolds voiced Troy Garland – the father of a half-human, half-alien teen-aged girl – on the syndicated situation comedy Out of This World, a series that ran four seasons; and in 1989 he starred in a short-lived detective drama B.L. Stryker, one of the rotating elements of the ABC Mystery Movie. In 1990s, he starred in the CBS television series Evening Shade, for which he won an Emmy Award[23] for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (1991).

Despite much success, Reynolds' finances were bad and he filed for bankruptcy, due in part to an extravagant lifestyle, a messy divorce from Loni Anderson and failed investments in some Florida restaurant chains, consequently in 1996.[24][25] The filing was under Chapter 11, from which Reynolds emerged two years later.[25] In 1996, Reynolds played a sex-obsessed congressman David Dilbeck in Striptease, which was a box-office success, though generally panned by critics. According to Reynolds, his performance was inspired by politicians he met through his father, who had been a police chief. In 1997, he starred in the critically acclaimed Boogie Nights that he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and won a Golden Globe Award, and co-authored the children's book Barkley Unleashed A Pirate a "whimsical tale [that] illustrates the importance of perseverance, the wonders of friendship and the power of imagination".[26]

In early 2000, he created and toured Burt Reynolds' One-Man Show. In 2002, he lent his voice to the character Avery Carrington in the controversial video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.[27] In 2005, he played Nate Scarborough in a remake of The Longest Yard, with Adam Sandler, who played the role of Paul Crewe like him. He also played Boss Hogg in a film remake of the television series The Dukes of Hazzard.[28] He starred in the audio book version of The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook. In May 2006, Reynolds began appearing in Miller Lite beer commercials.

In July 2010, he guest-starred as an ex-CIA agent being hunted down by a team of Russian assassins who wanted to kidnap, interrogate, then kill him, on USA's Burn Notice. Part of this role depicted absent-mindedness which was noted in the closing scene as "not only being when he drank" implying his character suffered from some form of memory disability or disease.[citation needed] In January 2012 Reynolds had a guest-starring role as himself in an episode of the animated FX TV show Archer. The episode titled "The Man from Jupiter" features Reynolds helping Archer (who idolizes him) take on a team of Cuban hitmen. He also played himself in Saints Row: The Third as the mayor of Steelport and the head of a powerhouse L.A. real estate firm in the satirical thriller, Pocket Listing.

Personal life


Reynolds and Loni Anderson at the 43rd Emmy Awards, 1991

Reynolds has been romantically involved with Inger Stevens, Tammy Wynette, Lucie Arnaz, Adrienne Barbeau, Susan Clark, Sally Field, Lorna Luft, Tawny Little, Pam Seals, Dinah Shore[29] and Chris Evert.[30] His relationship with Shore garnered particular attention given the fact she was 20 years his senior. Reynolds was married to Judy Carne from 1963 to 1965, and to Loni Anderson, with whom he adopted a son, from 1988 to 1993.[31] He dated Kate Edelman Johnson from 2003 to 2005.[32]

Atlanta nightclub

In the late 1970s Reynolds opened "Burt's Place", a restaurant/nightclub in the Omni International Hotel in the Hotel District of downtown Atlanta, Georgia.[33]

Sports team owner

In 1982, Reynolds became a co-owner of the Tampa Bay Bandits, a professional American football team in the USFL whose nickname was inspired by his Smokey and the Bandit movies and Skoal Bandit which was a primary sponsor for the team which happened because they also sponsored Burt's race team. Reynolds also co-owned a NASCAR Winston Cup team, Mach 1 Racing, with Hal Needham, which ran the #33 Skoal Bandit car, with driver Harry Gant.


While filming City Heat, Reynolds was struck in the face with a metal chair, which broke his jaw and left him with temporo-mandibular joint dysfunction, or TMJ disorder. He lost 30 pounds as a result of having to restrict his eating and the analgesics he was prescribed for the pain afterwards proved to be addictive, an addiction he needed several years to break. Reynolds underwent back surgery in May 2009 and a quintuple heart bypass in February 2010.[34]


On August 16, 2011, Merrill Lynch Credit Corporation filed foreclosure papers in Martin County, claiming Reynolds owed $1.2 million on his Hobe Sound, Florida, home.[35] He owned the Burt Reynolds Ranch, where scenes for Smokey and the Bandit were filmed and there was once a petting zoo, until its sale during bankruptcy.[36] In April 2014, the 153-acre rural property was rezoned for residential use so that the Palm Beach County school system could sell it to residential developer K. Hovnanian Homes.[37]


Feature films
Year Title Role Notes
1961 Angel Baby Hoke Adams
1961 Armored Command Ski
1965 Operation C.I.A. Mark Andrews
1966 Navajo Joe Joe
1969 100 Rifles Yaqui Joe Herrera
1969 Sam Whiskey Sam Whiskey
1969 Impasse Pat Morrison
1969 Shark! Caine
1970 Skullduggery Douglas Temple
1972 Deliverance Lewis Medlock
1972 Fuzz Det. Steve Carella
1972 Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask) Sperm Switchboard Chief Cameo
1973 Shamus Shamus McCoy
1973 White Lightning Robert "Gator" McKlusky
1973 The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing Jay G
1974 The Longest Yard Paul "Wrecking" Crewe Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Actor - Musical/Comedy
1975 At Long Last Love Michael Oliver Pritchard III
1975 W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings W.W. Bright
1975 Lucky Lady Walker Ellis
1975 Hustle Lieutenant Phil Gaines Also executive producer
1976 Silent Movie Himself Cameo
1976 Gator Robert "Gator" McKlusky Also director
1976 Nickelodeon Buck Greenway
1977 Smokey and the Bandit Bo "Bandit" Darville
1977 Semi-Tough Billy Clyde Puckett
1978 The End Wendell Sonny Lawson Also director
1978 Hooper Sonny Hooper Also producer
1979 Starting Over Phil Potter Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Actor - Musical/Comedy
1980 Rough Cut Jack Rhodes
1980 Smokey and the Bandit II Bo "Bandit" Darville
1981 The Cannonball Run J.J. McClure
1981 Paternity Buddy Evans
1981 Sharky's Machine Sgt. Thomas Sharky Also director
1982 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd
1982 Best Friends Richard Babson
1982 Six Pack Man walking in front of Brewster & Lila Uncredited
1983 Stroker Ace Stroker Ace
1983 The Man Who Loved Women David Fowler
1980 Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 The Real Bandit
1984 Cannonball Run II J.J. McClure Nominated—Razzie Award for Worst Actor
1984 City Heat Mike Murphy Nominated—Razzie Award for Worst Actor
1985 Stick Ernest "Stick" Stickley Also director
1986 Uphill All the Way Gambler Uncredited
1986 Heat Nick Escalante
1987 Malone Richard Malone
1988 Rent-a-Cop Tony Church Nominated—Razzie Award for Worst Actor
1988 Switching Channels John L. Sullivan IV Nominated—Razzie Award for Worst Actor
1989 Physical Evidence Joe Paris
1989 Breaking In Ernie Mullins
1989 All Dogs Go to Heaven Charlie B. Barkin Voice
1992 The Player Himself Cameo
1993 Cop and a Half Nick McKenna Won—Razzie Award for Worst Actor
1995 The Maddening Roy Scudder
1996 Citizen Ruth Blaine Gibbons
1996 Striptease Congressman David Dilbeck Nominated—Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actor
Won—Razzie Award for Worst Screen Couple (shared with Demi Moore)
1996 Mad Dog Time "Wacky" Jacky Jackson
1997 Meet Wally Sparks Lenny Spencer
1997 Bean General Newton
1997 Boogie Nights Jack Horner Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Cast
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor
Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by Male Actor in a Supporting Role and Cast in a Motion Picture
1999 The Hunter's Moon Clayton Samuels
1999 Pups Daniel Bender
1999 Big City Blues Connor Co-producer
1999 Mystery, Alaska Judge Walter Burns
2000 The Crew Joey "Bats" Pistella
2000 The Last Producer Sonny Wexler Also director
2001 Driven Carl Henry Nominated—Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actor
Nominated—Razzie Award for Worst Screen Couple (shared with Sylvester Stallone)
2001 Tempted Charlie LeBlanc
2001 Hotel Flamenco Manager
2001 The Hollywood Sign Kage Mulligan
2002 Time of the Wolf Archie McGregor
2003 The Librarians Irish Uncredited
2004 Without a Paddle Del Knox
2005 The Longest Yard Coach Nate Scarborough Nominated—Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actor
2005 The Dukes of Hazzard Jefferson Davis 'Boss' Hogg Nominated—Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actor
2006 Cloud 9 Billy Cole
2006 End Game General Montgomery
2006 Forget About It Sam LeFleur
2006 Grilled Goldbluth
2006 Broken Bridges Jake Delton
2007 Randy and the Mob Elmore Culpepper Uncredited
2007 In the Name of the King King Konreid Nominated—Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actor
2008 Deal Tommy Vinson Nominated—Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actor
2008 Delgo Delgo's Father Voice
2008 A Bunch of Amateurs Jefferson Steel
2014 Pocket Listing Ron Glass
Television shows
Year Title Role Notes
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; 1960 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; 1961 The Blue Angels Chuck / Corman 2 episodes
1960; 1961 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; 1962 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
1966 Hawk Detective Lt. John Hawk 17 episodes
1967 Gentle Ben Pilot Episode: "Voice from the Wilderness"
1965; 1968 The F.B.I. John Duquesne / Michael Murtaugh 2 episodes
1970 Love, American Style Stanley Dunbar Episode: "Love and the Banned Book / Love and the First-Nighters / Love and the King"
1970–71 Dan August Dan August 26 episodes
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best TV Actor - Drama
1987–91 Out of This World Troy Garland Voice
95 episodes
1989–90 B.L. Stryker B.L. Stryker 12 episodes
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 Movie
1990–94 Evening Shade Wood Newton 98 episodes
Nominated and Won—Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series—Comedy/Musical
Nominated and Won—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
1995 Amazing Grace Josiah Carey Episode: "Hallelujah"
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 Movie
1997 Duckman Judge Keaton Voice
Episode: "Das Sub"
1997 King of the Hill M.F. Thatherton Voice
Episode: "The Company Man"
1998 Universal Soldier II: Brothers in Arms CIA Deputy Director Movie
1999 Universal Soldier III: Unfinished Business CIA Deputy Director Mentor / GR88 Movie
2002 The X-Files Mr. Burt Episode: "Improbable"
2003; 2004 Ed Mr. Burt 2 episodes
2005 The King of Queens Coach Walcott Episode: "Hi, School"
2005 Robot Chicken J.J. McClure / Himself Voice
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"
2006–2007; 2009 My Name Is Earl Chubby Uncredited
3 episodes
2010 Burn Notice Paul Anderson Episode: "Past & Future Tense"
2011 American Dad! Senator Buckingham Episode: "School Lies"
2011 Reel Love Wade Whitman Movie
2012 Archer Himself Voice
Episode: "The Man from Jupiter"
Video games
Year Title Role
2002 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Avery Carrington
2011 Saints Row: The Third Himself (The Mayor)

Awards and other recognition

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1991 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (for Evening Shade)
1992 Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical (for Evening Shade)
1997 Best Supporting Actor in a Film (for Boogie Nights)
1979 Favorite Motion Picture Actor
1979 Favorite All-Around Male Entertainer
1980 Favorite Motion Picture Actor
1982 Favorite Motion Picture Actor
1982 Favorite All-Around Male Entertainer
1983 Favorite Motion Picture Actor
1983 Favorite All-Around Male Entertainer
1984 Favorite Motion Picture Actor (tied with Clint Eastwood)
1991 Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Series
1980 Favorite Film Star - Male
1991 Best Actor in a Quality Comedy Series (for Evening Shade)
Durex Man of the Year 1985
2002 Lifetime Achievement Award
1998 Supporting Actor of the Year
1990 Golden Boot
1978 Male Star of the Year Award
1980 Male Star of the Year Award


Year Single Chart positions Album Songwriter
US Country US CAN Country
1980 "Let's Do Something Cheap and Superficial" 51 88 33 Smokey and the Bandit II Soundtrack Richard Levinson

Further reading


  1. ^ "Monitor". Entertainment Weekly. No. 1194. Feb 17, 2012. p. 26.
  2. ^ Several sources list [[Michigan|]], Georgia, as Reynolds' birthplace ("Overview for Burt Reynolds". Turner Classic Movies., "Birthplace". Chicago Sun-Times (article from 2007). February 2, 2007.[dead link] and "Birthplace". Biography Channel.), for example, while other sources show that he was born in Lansing, Michigan The Palm Beach Post, June 28, 2000 [dead link], and his own website, "Burt Reynolds Official Site Personal FAQ". BurtReynolds.com. Archived from the original on 14 March 2009. Retrieved 2 January 2012.. Reynolds' autobiography (My Life) does not name his birthplace, although it does cover his childhood in Lansing, and fails to mention Waycross at all. For more discussion on Burt Reynolds' birthplace, see ('discussion page)
  3. ^ http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2002-04-23/news/0204220538_1_mr-reynolds-jupiter-farms-burton-reynolds
  4. ^ Reynolds. Pp. 17, 33-7, 41-4
  5. ^ He was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. Photo gallery of Reynolds at FSU: http://heritage.fsu.edu/photos/burtatfsu.html
  6. ^ Reynolds. Pp. 57-9
  7. ^ "Phi Delta Theta International Site - Famous Phis". Phideltatheta.org. Retrieved 2011-11-08.
  8. ^ Reynolds. Pp. 59-63.
  9. ^ Reynolds. Pp. 63-5.
  10. ^ Reynolds. Pp. 65-7.
  11. ^ "Pony Express". Classic Television Archives. Retrieved January 30, 2013.
  12. ^ "Show Me a Hero, I'll Show You a Bum". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved May 20, 2014.
  13. ^ https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/saul-david-2/the-industry-life-in-the-hollywood-fast-lane/
  14. ^ "Burt Reynolds nude: 10 facts about the Cosmo centrefold". BBC News. April 30, 2012.
  15. ^ Wenn. "Burt Reynolds: Nude photo cost 'Deliverance' Oscar glory". MSN. Microsoft. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
  16. ^ [1][dead link]
  17. ^ Fuller, Samuel Samuel Fuller: Interviews Univ. Press of Mississippi, 30 May 2012
  18. ^ Peter Travers (August 2, 1982). "Dolly Does Hollywood!". People.
  19. ^ "Burt Reynolds Biography". The Biography Channel. Retrieved May 15, 2014.
  20. ^ "Jupiter Theatre Will Reopen". Sun Sentinel. 1998-12-09. Retrieved 2011-11-08.
  21. ^ STARS ON HOLLYWOOD: REYNOLDS EASES TO SLOW LANE REYNOLDS TO SLOW PACE Champlin, Charles. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 07 Aug 1984: f1.
  22. ^ Modderno, Craig (4 January 1987). "Burt Reynolds is the Comeback Kid". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, Calif. p. L6. ((cite news)): |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  23. ^ Burt Reynolds Emmy Winner
  24. ^ Laura J. Margulies (2008), "Famous Bankruptcies".
  25. ^ a b Gary Eng Walk (07 October1998), "Burt Reynolds closes the book on Chapter 11", Entertainment Weekly
  26. ^ http://www.amazon.com/Barkley-Unleashed-A-Pirates-Tail/dp/0787110272
  27. ^ Chris Kohler (March 28, 2012). "Going Hollywood Wasn't Easy for Grand Theft Auto". Wired.
  28. ^ The Dukes of Hazzard (2005) - Full cast and crew[better source needed]
  29. ^ Anderson. 251-253, 262-263
  30. ^ "Chris". Allmovie.com.[dead link]
  31. ^ BURT AND LONI, AND BABY MAKES GLEE (The Philadelphia Inquirer - September 3, 1988)
  32. ^ "Kate". E!.[dead link]
  33. ^ "The swing of things at Burt's Place". Pecannelog.com. 2010-10-05. Retrieved 2011-11-08.
  34. ^ http://www.today.com/id/35692466/ns/today-today_entertainment/t/burt-reynolds-home-after-quintuple-bypass/
  35. ^ "Burt Reynolds faces being thrown out of home". The Telegraph. 16 Aug 2011.
  36. ^ Lipka, Mitch (3 April 1998). "Burt Reynolds Needs Deliverance". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved 28 April 2014.
  37. ^ Capozzi, Joe (28 April 2014). "Old Burt Reynolds Ranch: Changes OK'd to allow 30-home development". Palm Beach Post. Retrieved 28 April 2014.
  38. ^ "Walk of Fame". Wire Image.[dead link]
  39. ^ "2000 Children at Heart". TV.com.
  40. ^ "2003 Atlanta Image Award". The New Georgia Encyclopedia.
  41. ^ ("Best Buddy Lifetime Achievement Award". tv.yahoo.com).[dead link] Burt Reynolds received a lifetime achievement award from Best Buddies Canada. The Oscar-nominated actor received the honour at a benefit gala with musical guest Chantal Kreviazuk in Toronto on September 10, 2007. Best Buddies Canada is a national charitable organization dedicated to fostering friendships between students and individuals with intellectual disabilities. Reynolds is receiving its annual award for his decades-long "commitment to aiding and inspiring youth by supporting drama education and humanitarian causes", said the group. Such causes include the Burt Reynolds Institute for Theatre in Tequest, Florida, founded by the legendary actor in 1979. Donations by the star have also helped establish the Burt Reynolds Eminent Scholar Chair in Regional and Professional Theatre at the Florida State University, and the Asolo Repertory Theatre in Sarasota, Florida Reynolds has already been honoured for his efforts in aiding the children of Chernobyl.

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