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Burt Reynolds
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Birth name Burton Leon Reynolds Jr.
Born February 11, 1936 in Waycross, Georgia, USA
Notable Roles B.L. Stryker: B.L. Stryker
Evening Shade: Wood Newton
Notable Episodes
Awards see below

Burt Reynolds is an American actor who was a major star in the 1970s and beyond with such films as Deliverance, Smokey and the Bandit and Boogie Nights. In television, he is best remembered for his roles as the title character in B.L. Stryker and for his role as Wood Newton in the critical and audience hit Evening Shade.

Contents

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Riverboat Ben Frazer 1959–1960 1
Gunsmoke Quint Asper 1962–1965 8 9 10
Hawk Det. Lt. John Hawk 1966 1
Dan August Det. Lt. Dan August 1970–1971 1
Out of This World Troy Garland of Anterias 1987–1991 1 2 3 4
B.L. Stryker Buddy Lee "B.L." Stryker 1989–1990 1 2
Evening Shade Wood Newton 1990–1994 1 2 3 4

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
M Squad Pete Marashi 2x15 - The Teacher January 2, 1959
Schlitz Playhouse of Stars 8x09 - You Can't Win 'Em All January 16, 1959
Playhouse 90 The Actor 3x16 - The Velvet Alley January 22, 1959
The Lawless Years Tony Sappio 1x08 - The Payoff June 11, 1959
Pony Express 1x10 - The Good Samaritan November 11, 1959
Playhouse 90 Ace 4x14 - Alas, Babylon April 3, 1960
Johnny Ringo Tad Stuart 1x32 - The Stranger May 19, 1960
Alfred Hitchcock Presents Bill Davis 5x37 - Escape to Sonoita June 26, 1960
Lock Up Latcher Duncan 2x12 - Coins of Antiquity December 10, 1960
The Blue Angels Corman 1x12 - Fire Flight December 12, 1960
The Aquanauts Jimmy 1x11 - The Big Swim December 14, 1960
The Blue Angels Chuck 1x25 - Powder Puff Pilot March 20, 1961
Michael Shayne Jerry Turner 1x27 - The Boat Caper April 7, 1961
Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre Branch Taylor 5x26 - Man from Everywhere April 13, 1961
The Aquanuts Leo 1x29 - The Kidnap Adventure May 17, 1961
The Brothers Brannagan Abelard 1x37 - Bordertown June 24, 1961
Everglades Lew Johnson 1x03 - Greed of the Glades October 23, 1961
Everglades Trask 1x23 - Friday's Children March 12, 1962
Route 66 Tommy 2x25 - Love Is a Skinny Kid April 6, 1962
Perry Mason Chuck Blair 5x27 - The Case of the Counterfeit Crank April 28, 1962
The Twilight Zone Rocky Rhodes 4x18 - The Bard May 23, 1963
Branded Red Hand 2x02 - Now Join the Human Race September 19, 1965
Flipper (1964) Al Bardeman 2x02 - Dolphin in Pursuit (1) September 25, 1965
Flipper (1964) Al Bardeman 2x03 - Dolphin in Pursuit (2) September 25, 1965
Twelve O'Clock High Sgt. Chapman 2x07 - Show Me a Hero, I'll Show You a Bum October 25, 1965
The F.B.I. Michael Murtaugh 1x11 - All the Streets Are Silent November 28, 1965
Twelve O'Clock High Tech. Sgt. Chapman 2x13 - The Jones Boys December 6, 1965
The Carol Burnett Show Guest 1x04 - Episode Four (Season One) October 2, 1967
Gentle Ben Co-Pilot 1x05 - Voice from the Wilderness October 8, 1967
The F.B.I. John Duquesne 3x15 - Act of Violence January 21, 1968
Premiere Pete Lassiter 1x02 - Lassiter July 8, 1968
Love, American Style 1x18 - Love and the Banned Book February 6, 1970
The Sonny and Cher Hour Guest 2x08 - Episode Eight (Season Two) February 14, 1972
The Sonny and Cher Hour Guest 2x11 - Episode Eleven (Season Two) March 6, 1972
The Flip Wilson Show Guest 3x07 - Episode Seven (Season Three) November 8, 1972
The Jim Nabors Show Guest 1x01 - Episode One March 13, 1978
The Wonderful World of Disney Guest 25x08 - Mickey's 50 November 19, 1978
Saturday Night Live Host 5x16 - Burt Reynolds/Anne Murray April 12, 1980
Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer (1984) Burt Reynolds 2x09 - A Death in the Family November 24, 1984
The Golden Girls Himself (uncredited) 2x02 - Ladies of the Evening October 4, 1986
Dolly Guest 1x02 - Episode Two October 4, 1987
Beverly Hills, 90210 Himself 3x26 - She Came in Through the Bathroom Window April 28, 1993
The Larry Sanders Show Himself 2x17 - The Grand Opening September 22, 1993
Hope & Gloria Himself 1x11 - Sisyphus, Prometheus and Me May 11, 1995
Cybill Himself 1x13 - The Cheese Stands Alone May 15, 1995
Duckman Judge 4x26 - Das Sub August 16, 1997
King of the Hill M.F. Thatherton 2x09 - The Company Man December 7, 1997
Emeril Himself 1x07 - The Sidekick December 11, 2001
The X-Files Mr. Burt 9x13 - Improbable April 7, 2002
Ed Russ Burton 4x09 - The Proposal November 19, 2003
Ed Russ Burton 4x15 - Pressure Points January 23, 2004
The King of Queens Coach Walcott 7x14 - Hi, School February 23, 2005
Robot Chicken Burt Reynolds 1x03 - Gold Dust Gasoline March 6, 2005
Duck Dodgers Royal Serpenti 3x11 - Master & Disaster / All in the Crime Family October 21, 2005
Freddie Carl 1x22 - Mother of All Grandfathers April 12, 2006
My Name Is Earl Chubby 2x02 - Jump for Joy September 28, 2006

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Hunters Are for Killing L.G. Floran March 12, 1970
Run Simon, Run Simon Zuniga December 1, 1970 ABC Movie of the Week
The 45th Annual Academy Awards Presenter March 27, 1973 Academy Awards
Dinah Shore: In Search of the Ideal Man Himself November 18, 1973
The 46th Annual Academy Awards Host April 2, 1974 Academy Awards
17th Anniversary Special Himself October 15, 1979 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
Don Siegel: Last of the Independents Guest February 5, 1980
The American Movie Awards Winner February 11, 1980 The American Movie Awards
High Hopes: The Capra Years Himself December 24, 1981
Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter Host May 16, 1982
The Best Little Special in Texas Himself August 16, 1982
Happy 100th Birthday Hollywood Himself May 18, 1987
Walt Disney World 4th of July Spectacular Himself July 4, 1988
The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Himself August 25, 1991 Primetime Emmy Awards
A Party for Richard Pryor Himself November 23, 1991
The Very Best of the Ed Sullivan Show 2 Host November 24, 1991 The Ed Sullivan Show
Benny Hill: The World's Favorite Clown Himself December 20, 1991
Burt Reynolds' Conversations With... Host April 24, 1992
The Man from Left Field Jack Robinson October 15, 1993
The Cherokee Kid Otter Bob the Mountain Man December 14, 1996
The Story of Bean Himself July 31, 1997
Raven (1997) Jerome "Raven" Katz October 14, 1997
The 70th Annual Academy Awards Nominee March 23, 1998 Academy Awards
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies Himself June 16, 1998 AFI's 100 Years
Universal Soldier II: Brothers in Arms Mentor/CIA Deputy Director September 27, 1998 Universal Soldier
Hard Time Det. Logan McQueen December 13, 1998 Hard Time
The Premonition Det. Logan McQueen February 28, 1999 Hard Time
Hostage Hotel Det. Logan McQueen November 14, 1999 Hard Time
2001 ABC World Stunt Awards Himself June 16, 2001 ABC World Stunt Awards
Johnson County War Marshal Hunt Lawton August 24, 2002
Miss Lettie and Me Samuel Madison December 8, 2002
Hard Ground John McKay July 12, 2003
2004 MTV Movie Awards Himself June 10, 2004 MTV Movie Awards
The Adventures of Errol Flynn Himself April 5, 2005
The Longest Yard Himself May 20, 2005 Showtime Special
AFI's 100 Years, 100 'Movie Quotes': The Greatest Lines from American Film Himself June 21, 2005 AFI's 100 Years
The Dukes of Hazzard Himself August 2, 2005 Reel Comedy

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
The Match Game (1962) Show 1711 July 21, 1969
The Match Game (1962) Show 1712 July 22, 1969
The Match Game (1962) Show 1713 July 23, 1969
The Match Game (1962) Show 1714 July 24, 1969
The Match Game (1962) Show 1715 July 25, 1969
The Match Game (1962) Show 1751 September 15, 1969
The Match Game (1962) Show 1752 September 16, 1969
The Match Game (1962) Show 1753 September 17, 1969
The Match Game (1962) Show 1754 September 18, 1969
The Match Game (1962) Show 1755 September 19, 1969
The Merv Griffin Show November 16, 1970
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson April 2, 1971
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson April 14, 1971
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson August 12, 1971
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson September 24, 1971
The David Frost Show October 13, 1971
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson February 18, 1972
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson April 19, 1972
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson September 15, 1972
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson October 2, 1973
V.I.P.-Schaukel February 19, 1975
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson December 15, 1975
The Mike Douglas Show August 23, 1976
The Mike Douglas Show July 20, 1977
The Mike Douglas Show September 9, 1977
The Barbara Walters Special May 30, 1978
The Midnight Special June 30, 1978
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson September 25, 1978
The Barbara Walters Special December 2, 1980
Entertainment Tonight September 14, 1981
This Is Your Life Dom DeLuise November 19, 1983
Win, Lose or Draw February 17, 1989
Dame Edna's Hollywood January 2, 1993
Ruby Wax Meets Burt Reynolds March 3, 1996
Howard Stern April 12, 1996
The Rosie O'Donnell Show November 14, 1996
Dennis Miller Live Country Music May 1, 1998
Celebrity Profile Marilu Henner October 27, 1999
The Howard Stern Radio Show November 6, 1999
Inside the Actors Studio Burt Reynolds August 6, 2001
Hollywood Squares (1998) September 30-October 4, 2002
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno July 11, 2003
V Graham Norton December 17, 2003
The Ellen DeGeneres Show January 28, 2004
Dinner for Five April 16, 2004
Dinner for Five June 4, 2004
The Daily Show Burt Reynolds (August 18, 2004) August 18, 2004
Live with Regis and Kelly August 18, 2004
Maury Shocking Maury Guests... Where Are They Now? November 10, 2004
The Contender The Enemy of My Enemy Is My Friend March 20, 2005
The Contender Betrayed April 3, 2005
The Contender Who's Playing the Game? April 24, 2005
Tavis Smiley (2004) [[Tavis Smiley (2004)/|]] |May 16, 2005}}
Live with Regis and Kelly May 27, 2005
Sunday Morning Shootout July 24, 2005
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Show 2977 July 28, 2005

Notable Film Roles

Film Role Released
Deliverance Lewis Medlock 1972
Fuzz Steve Carella 1972
Shamus Shamus McCoy 1973
White Lightning Gator McCluskey 1973
The Longest Yard Paul Crewe 1974
Smokey and the Bandit Bo Darville 1977
Hooper Sonny Hooper 1978
Starting Over Phil Potter 1979
The Cannonball Run J.J. McClure 1981
Sharky's Machine Sgt. Tom Sharky 1981

Writer

Episode Writer

Series Episode Airdate
Evening Shade 1x15 - Chip off the Old Brick February 4, 1991
Evening Shade 3x01 - First Heroes September 21, 1992
Evening Shade 3x08 - The Resurrection of Wood Newton November 16, 1992

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies Written

Title Airdate Series/Banner
Harlan & Merleen July 13, 1993

Director

Episode Director

Series Episode Airdate
Hawk 1x17 - Blind Man's Bluff December 29, 1966
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985) 1x10 - Method Actor November 10, 1985
Amazing Stories 1x09 - Guilt Trip December 1, 1985
B.L. Stryker 1x05 - Blues for Buder May 15, 1989
B.L. Stryker 2x02 - Die Laughing December 16, 1989
B.L. Stryker 2x07 - Night Train May 5, 1990
Evening Shade 1x06 - The Moustache Show October 2, 1990
Evening Shade 1x08 - Something to Hold Onto November 19, 1990
Evening Shade 1x10 - Hooray for Wood December 10, 1990
Evening Shade 1x13 - Wood's Thirtieth Reunion January 21, 1991
Evening Shade 1x15 - Chip off the Old Brick February 4, 1991
Evening Shade 1x18 - Nothing to Fear but Harvey Lujack February 21, 1991
Evening Shade 1x23 - Far from the Madden Crowd April 29, 1991
Evening Shade 1x24 - The Baby Show May 6, 1991
Evening Shade 2x01 - Three Naked Men (1) September 16, 1991
Evening Shade 2x02 - Three Naked Men (2) September 23, 1991
Evening Shade 2x04 - Tying the Knot October 7, 1991
Evening Shade 2x06 - The Road Trip October 21, 1991
Evening Shade 2x12 - The Getaway January 6, 1992
Evening Shade 2x13 - Herman in Charge January 13, 1992
Evening Shade 2x14 - The Au Pair Affair January 27, 1992
The New WKRP in Cincinnati 1x17 - Jennifer and the Prince February 8, 1992
Evening Shade 2x19 - Callous Hearts of Rage March 23, 1992
Evening Shade 2x22 - Cousin Readith May 11, 1992
Evening Shade 2x23 - No Pain, No Gain May 18, 1992
Evening Shade 3x01 - First Heroes September 21, 1992
Evening Shade 3x04 - What a Night October 12, 1992
Evening Shade 3x09 - The NFL on CBS November 23, 1992
Evening Shade 3x11 - Bring Me the Head of Carl the Mule December 14, 1992
Evening Shade 3x12 - I'll Be Home for Christmas December 21, 1992
Evening Shade 3x15 - Ava Takes a Shower (1) February 1, 1993
Evening Shade 3x16 - Ava Takes a Shower (2) February 8, 1993
Evening Shade 3x17 - They Can't Take That Away from Me February 15, 1993
Evening Shade 3x20 - Cousins Behind Bars March 22, 1993
Evening Shade 3x23 - Saint Bobby May 10, 1993
Evening Shade 4x02 - One Down, Three to Go September 27, 1993
Evening Shade 4x03 - One Hot Game October 4, 1993
Evening Shade 4x05 - Kiss of the Ice Cream Woman October 18, 1993
Evening Shade 4x09 - Small Town Girl November 15, 1993
Evening Shade 4x15 - Educating Calvin January 10, 1994
Evening Shade 4x19 - The Fabulous Frazier Girls February 28, 1994
Evening Shade 4x26 - I Left My Ring in Evening Shade May 23, 1994

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies Directed

Title Airdate Series/Banner
Harlan & Merleen July 13, 1993
The Man from Left Field October 15, 1993
Hard Time December 13, 1998

Producer

Television Series

Series Year(s) Producer Credit Season(s)
Win, Lose or Draw 1987–1989 Executive Producer 1 2
B.L. Stryker 1989–1990 Executive Producer 1 2

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies Produced

Title Producer Credit Airdate Series/Banner
The Man Upstairs Executive Producer December 6, 1992
The Man from Left Field Executive Producer October 15, 1993

Awards and Accolades

Primetime Emmy Awards

(2 Nominations/1 Win)

  • Won: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (1990-91)
Evening Shade
  • Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (1991-92)
Evening Shade

Daytime Emmy Awards

(3 Nominations)

  • Nominated: Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show (1987-88)
Win, Lose or Draw
  • Nominated: Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show (1988-89)
Win, Lose or Draw
  • Nominated: Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show (1989-90)
Win, Lose or Draw

Golden Globe Awards

(7 Nominations/1 Win)

  • Nominated: Best TV Actor - Drama (1971) - Dan August
  • Nominated: Best Motion Picture Actor - Musical/Comedy (1975) - The Longest Yard
  • Nominated: Best Motion Picture Actor - Musical/Comedy (1980) - Starting Over
  • Nominated: Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical (1990) - Evening Shade
  • Won: Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical (1991) - Evening Shade
  • Nominated: Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical (1993) - Evening Shade
  • Won: Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture (1998)
    - Boogie Nights

Viewers for Quality Television Q Awards, USA

(1 Nomination/1 Win)

  • Won: Best Actor in a Quality Comedy Series (1990)
Evening Shade

Academy Awards

  • Nominated: Best Actor in a Supporting Role (1998) - Boogie Nights

BAFTA Film Awards

    • Nominated: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (1997) - Boogie Nights
  • SAG Awards, Motion Picture
    • Nominated: Outstanding Performance by a Cast (1997) - Boogie Nights
    • Nominated: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role (1997) - Boogie Nights

People's Choice Awards

    • Won: Favorite Motion Picture Actor (1979)
    • Won: Favorite Motion Picture Actor (1980)
    • Won: Favorite Motion Picture Actor (1982)
    • Won: Favorite Motion Picture Actor (1983)
    • Won: Favorite Motion Picture Actor (1984)

Razzie Awards

    • Nominated: Worst Actor (1984) - Cannonball Run II and City Heat
    • Nominated: Worst Actor (1988) - Rent-a-Cop and Switching Channels
    • Won: Worst Actor (1993) - Cop and a Half
    • Won: Worst Screen Couple (1996) - Striptease - with Demi Moore
    • Nominated: Worst Supporting Actor (1996) - Striptease
    • Nominated: Worst Screen Couple (2001) - Driven - with Sylvester Stallone
    • Nominated: Worst Supporting Actor (2001) - Driven
    • Nominated: Worst Supporting Actor (2005) - The Dukes of Hazzard and The Longest Yard

Other Awards

  • American Movie Marquee Awards, USA
    • Won: Favorite Film Star - Male (1980)
  • Chicago Film Critics Association Awards, USA
    • Won: Best Supporting Actor (1997) - Boogie Nights
  • Crystal Reel Awards, USA
    • Won: Lifetime Achievement Award (2002)
  • Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards, USA
    • Won: Best Supporting Actor (1997) - Boogie Nights
  • Golden Boot Awards, USA
    • Won: Golden Boot (1990)
  • Golden Satellite Awards, USA
    • Won: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Drama (1997) - Boogie Nights
  • Las Vegas Film Critics Society Sierra Awards, USA
    • Won: Best Supporting Actor (1997) - Boogie Nights
  • Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards, USA
    • Won: Best Supporting Actor (1997) - Boogie Nights
  • National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA
    • Won: Best Supporting Actor (1997) - Boogie Nights
  • New York Film Critics Circle Awards, USA
    • Won: Best Supporting Actor (1997) - Boogie Nights
  • Online Film Critics Society Awards, USA
    • Won: Best Supporting Actor (1997) - Boogie Nights
  • ShoWest Convention Awards, USA
    • Won: Supporting Actor of the Year (1998)
  • Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
    • Motion Picture

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