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Bob Gunton

Bob Gunton was born on November 15, 1945 in Santa Monica, California, USA as Robert Patrick Gunton Jr. He is an actor, known for The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Argo (2012) and 24 (2008). He has been married to Carey Pitts since August 26, 2006. He was previously married to Annie McGreevey. See full bio »

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The Shawshank Redemption
The Shawshank Redemption Warden Norton
Argo Cyrus Vance
24 Ethan Kanin
Glory Gen. Charles Garrison Harker


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 2017 Mountain Top
Maxwell Forrest
 2017 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Lawrence Hendricks Sr.
- Decline and Fall (2017) ... Lawrence Hendricks Sr.
 2016/I The List
Mr. Stern
 2016 The Last Tycoon (TV Series)
Vanderbilt Riddle
- Pilot (2016) ... Vanderbilt Riddle
 2015 Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant
Flight School Instructor
 2014 Trophy Wife (TV Series)
Francis Harrison
- The Wedding: Part Two (2014) ... Francis Harrison
 2014 New Girl (TV Series)
- Basketsball (2014) ... Ed
 2013 Live at the Foxes Den
Tony O'Hara
 2013 Runner Runner
Dean Alex Monroe
 2013/I Jimmy
Sheriff Brinson
 2013 Decoding Annie Parker
Dr. Benton
 2012 Up All Night (TV Series)
- The Wedding (2012) ... Tom
 2012 Argo
Cyrus Vance
 2012 Wilfred (TV Series)
- Now (2012) ... Warner
 2012 Get the Gringo
Thomas Kaufman
 2011 Family Guy (TV Series)
- Cool Hand Peter (2011) ... Warden (voice)
 2011 Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (TV Series)
Marshall Phelps
- Strays (2011) ... Marshall Phelps
 2011 Kill the Irishman
Jerry Merke
 2010 The Trial
Joe Whetstone
 2010 Warren the Ape (TV Series)
- Out with the Old (2010)
 2010 The Mentalist (TV Series)
Alexander Harrington
- Red All Over (2010) ... Alexander Harrington
 2008 Tenure
William Thurber
 2008 The Least of These
Father Thomas Peters
 2008 24 (TV Movie)
Ethan Kanin
 2008 The Lazarus Project
Father Ezra
 2008 Player 5150
Nick Villa
 2008 Boston Legal (TV Series)
Attorney William Connolly
- The Court Supreme (2008) ... Attorney William Connolly
 2007 Women's Murder Club (TV Series)
Arthur Lazar
- Train in Vain (2007) ... Arthur Lazar
 2007/I Numb
Dr. Townshend
 2007 The Batman (TV Series)
- Riddler's Revenge (2007) ... Gorman (voice)
 2007 Pandemic (TV Movie)
Dr. Max Sorkosky
 2007 Imperfect Union (TV Movie)
 2006 Numb3rs (TV Series)
Boyd Resnick
- Waste Not (2006) ... Boyd Resnick
 2006 Believe in Me
Hugh Moreland
 2005 Nip/Tuck (TV Series)
Agent Sagamore
- Ben White (2005) ... Agent Sagamore
 2005 Fur on the Asphalt: The Greg the Bunny Reunion Show (TV Movie)
Prison Warden
 2004 I Heart Huckabees
Mr. Silver
 2004 Monk (TV Series)
Dwight Ellison
- Mr. Monk and the Game Show (2004) ... Dwight Ellison
 2004 Judas (TV Movie)
High Priest Caiaphas
 2004 Iron Jawed Angels (TV Movie)
Woodrow Wilson
 2003 Dallas 362
 2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Director Robert Carvallo
- Play with Fire (2003) ... Director Robert Carvallo
 2002 The Pact (TV Movie)
 2002 Boat Trip
Boat Captain
 2002 Spin City (TV Series)
Governor Riley
- A Friend in Need (2002) ... Governor Riley
 2002 The Court (TV Series)
- Back in the Bottle ... Casey
 2001 Scenes of the Crime
Steven, Jimmy's Partner
 2001 61* (TV Movie)
Dan Topping
 2001 When Billie Beat Bobby (TV Movie)
Jerry Perenchio
 2000 Family Law (TV Series)
Judge Mason
- Telling Lies, Conclusion (2000) ... Judge Mason
 2000 Running Mates (TV Movie)
Sen. Terrence Randall
 1998 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
- These Are the Days (1998) ... Michaelson
 1998 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Clute Nichols
- The Hunt (1998) ... Clute Nichols
 1998 Nothing Sacred (TV Series)
Bishop Corey
- Signs and Words (1998) ... Bishop Corey
 1997 Buffalo Soldiers (TV Movie)
Col. Benjamin Grierson
 1997 A Thousand Acres
Judge (uncredited)
 1997 Changing Habits
Bishop Creighton
 1996 The Glimmer Man
Frank Deverell
 1996 The Siege at Ruby Ridge (TV Movie)
Bo Gritz
 1995 In Pursuit of Honor (TV Movie)
Col. John Hardesty
 1994 Roswell (TV Movie)
Frank Joyce
 1993 Father Hood
 1993 Murder in the Heartland (TV Mini-Series)
Governor Anderson
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Governor Anderson
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Governor Anderson
 1992 Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster (TV Movie)
Larry Dietrick - State of Alaska
 1992 Jennifer 8
 1992 The Public Eye
Older Agent
 1992 Ladykiller (TV Movie)
 1992 Patriot Games
 1992 Ned Blessing: The True Story of My Life (TV Movie)
Texas Preacher
 1992 Sinatra (TV Mini-Series)
Tommy Dorsey
- Episode #1.4 (1992) ... Tommy Dorsey
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Tommy Dorsey
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Tommy Dorsey
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... Tommy Dorsey
 1991 JFK
TV Newsman #3
 1991 Perry Mason: The Case of the Glass Coffin (TV Movie)
Asst. D.A. Scott Willard
 1991 Missing Pieces
Mr. Gabor
 1990 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Bob Weston
- New Kidney on the Block (1990) ... Bob Weston
 1990 Law & Order (TV Series)
Gil Himes
- Happily Ever After (1990) ... Gil Himes
 1990 The Bride in Black (TV Movie)
 1990 Judgment (TV Movie)
Monsignor Beauvais
 1990 Sesame Street Home Video Visits the Firehouse (Video short)
Chief Kirby
 1989 Born on the Fourth of July
Doctor #1 - VA Hospital
 1988 Miami Vice (TV Series)
- Heart of Night (1988) ... Rivas
 1987 The Pick-up Artist
Fernando Portacarrero
 1987 Matewan
C.E. Lively
 1986 Adam: His Song Continues (TV Movie)
Edgar Milton
 1985 The Equalizer (TV Series)
- Mama's Boy (1985) ... Cronin
 1985 Static
 1985 Finnegan Begin Again (TV Movie)
Christian Jamison
 1984 Comedy Zone (TV Series)
- Episode dated 7 September 1984 (1984) ... Various
- Episode dated 31 August 1984 (1984) ... Various
 1982 Lois Gibbs and the Love Canal (TV Movie)
Harry Gibbs
 1981 Rollover
Sal Naftari
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Other Works:

Happy End (1977). Musical. Music by Kurt Weill. Lyrics by Bertolt Brecht. Original German play by Elisabeth Hauptmann. Book adapted by Michael Feingold. Lyrics adapted by Michael Feingold. Musical Director: Roland Gagnon. Assistant Musical Director: David Krane. Chelsea Theater Center Production newly conceived by Robert Kalfin... See more »


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I was a grunt, walking around in the jungle of Vietnam, trying not to find the enemy. Because I am so big, they were going to give me either a heavy radio or a huge machine gun to carry. I carried a radio. See more »


In the original Broadway production of Evita, he was the only cast member who spoke with a Spanish accent. See more »


Often plays strict, authoritarian characters See more »

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