Bob Gunton

Bob GuntonBOB GUNTON’s (Dean Walcott) extensive film work includes: Born on the Fourth of July, Glory, JFK, Father Hood, Jennifer Eight, Matewan, Rollover, The Pick-Up Artist, Cookie, Dolores Claiborne, Demolition Man and Static. He was the chilling Warden Norton in The Shawshank Redemption; was featured in a cameo role in the 1995 hit Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls; and more recently, he appeared in Broken Arrow, A Thousand Acres, The Glimmerman and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

Bob is a twenty-five year veteran of the New York Stage. He was the original American Juan Peron in Evita and played the title role in the 1990 revival of Sweeney Todd. He was nominated for a Tony Award for both of those roles. For these and several dozen other Broadway and off-Broadway productions (including his 21-character, tour-de-force role in How I Got That Story) Bob has received and OBIE, two Drama Desk Awards and the Actor’s Equity 1981 Clarence Derwent Award. Other Broadway productions include Happy End, Working, King of Hearts, Big River and Passion.

On both broadcast and cable television, Bob has played major roles in a dozen films and miniseries, including Sinatra, In Pursuit of Honor, Kingfish, Judgement, Unconquered, Roswell, Ruby Ridge and Wild Palms. Bob played President Richard Nixon in Showtime’s Elvis Meets Nixon, and Civil War hero, Benjamin Grierson, in TNT’s The Buffalo Soldiers.

Bob has just finished writing a pilot for television, The Hinterland Folly’s, and has completed his first screenplay.

Bob is a decorated Vietnam combat veteran. He and his wife, Annie McGreevy, and their fourteen-year-old daughter, Olivia, live in the San Fernando Valley in California.

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