Published on June 20, 2011 by Aquarius
Burton Leon “Burt” Reynolds, Jr. is an American actor. Some of his memorable roles include Bo ‘Bandit’ Darville in Smokey and the Bandit, Lewis Medlock in Deliverance, Bobby “Gator” McCluskey in White Lightning and sequel Gator, Paul Crewe and Coach Nate Scarborough in The Longest Yard and its 2005 remake respectively, J.J. McClure in The Cannonball Run, the voice of Charlie B. Barkin in All Dogs Go to Heaven, and Jack Horner in Boogie Nights. He is one of America’s most recognizable film and television personalities with more than 90 feature film and 300 television episode credits.
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Reynolds’ parents were Burton Reynolds, who was of part Cherokee ancestry, and his wife, Fern Miller. Reynolds states in his autobiography that his family was living in Lansing, Michigan, when his father was drafted into the United States Army. Reynolds, his mother and his sister joined his father at Fort Leonard Wood, where they lived for two years. When Reynolds’s father was sent to Europe, the family returned to Lansing. In 1946, Reynolds moved to Riviera Beach, Florida, with his parents. His father, Burt Sr., later became Chief of Police of Riviera Beach. Riviera Beach is the next town north of West Palm Beach.
Birth Name: Burton Leon Reynolds, Jr.
Birthday: Lansing, Michigan, United States
Birth place: February 11, 1936