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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 15 November 1945Santa Monica, California, USA
Birth NameRobert Patrick Gunton Jr.
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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 Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995). He has been married to Carey Pitts since August 26, 2006. He was previously married to Annie McGreevey.

Spouse (2)

Carey Pitts (26 August 2006 - present)
Annie McGreevey (6 July 1980 - 31 July 2006) (divorced) (1 child)

Trade Mark (2)

Often plays political figures or military figures
Often plays strict, authoritarian characters

Trivia (14)

Born at 12:44pm-PST
1969-71: Served in the United States Army, earning the Vietnam Service Medal and a Bronze Star for valor.
Has twice received Tony nominations: in 1980 as Best Actor (Featured Role - Musical) for playing Juan Domingo Perón in "Evita", and ten years later, in 1990, as Best Actor (Musical) for playing the title role in a revival of "Sweeney Todd".
Won the 1980 Drama Desk Award for his role of Juan Domingo Perón opposite Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin in the Broadway musical "Evita".
1980: Won the Clarence Derwent Award and the Obie Award for Best Performance in "How I Got That Story".
Profiled in "Character Kings: Hollywood's Familiar Faces Discuss the Art & Business of Acting" by Scott Voisin (2009).
Has played three historical U.S. presidents: Woodrow Wilson in Iron Jawed Angels (2004), Franklin D. Roosevelt in World War Two: Behind Closed Doors (2008), and Richard Nixon in Elvis Meets Nixon (1997).
As of 2014, has appeared in four films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Born on the Fourth of July (1989), JFK (1991), The Shawshank Redemption (1994) and Argo (2012), the latter being a winner in the category.
Has appeared with David Strathairn in four films: Matewan (1987), Judgment (1990), Dolores Claiborne (1995) and Fracture (2007).
In the original Broadway production of Evita, he was the only cast member who spoke with a Spanish accent.
Attended and graduated from Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California (1964).
Attended and graduated from the University of California, Irvine (1968).
Parents are Robert Patrick Sr. and Rose Marie Gunton.
Has one daughter: Olivia Gunton.

Personal Quotes (6)

Lyndon Johnson may have escalated the war, but when I was drafted and shipped off to Vietnam, the signature on my orders was Nixon's.
My first presidential primary vote was for Bobby Kennedy.
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.
In film roles, I play a lot of heavies and a lot of bad guys, so I tend to be the jokester and the good-time Charlie on the set.
I was the adoring son of a Welsh-Irish father, a dyed-in-the-wool Democrat, a Catholic Knight of Columbus who was a blue-collar, trade union organizer and, not surprisingly, a fervid Nixon-hater.
Among the roles I've played on stage, television and in films were politicos as diverse as Abe Lincoln, Juan Peron, Herman Goering, George Wallace and both Roosevelts.

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