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Gunton, Bob 1945– (Robert Gunton)

Gunton, Bob 1945- (Robert Gunton)


Full name, Robert Patrick Gunton, Jr.; born November 15, 1945, in Santa Monica, CA; son of Robert Patrick, Sr. (a labor union executive) and Rose Marie (maiden name, Banouetz) Gunton; married Annie McGreevey (an actress), July 6, 1980 (divorced, 2006); married Carey Pitts, August 26, 2006; children: (first marriage) Olivia. Education: St. Peter's College, Baltimore, MD, A.A.; also attended University of California at Irvine. Religion: Roman Catholic.


Agent—Abrams Artists Agency, 9200 Sunset Blvd., Suite 1130, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Manager—McKeon Myones Management, 9100 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 350W, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.


Actor and song performer. Military: U.S. Army, 1969-71, sergeant; military honors include the Vietnam Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and the Bronze Star.


Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

Awards, Honors:

Drama Desk Award nomination, outstanding featured actor in a musical, 1979, for King of Hearts; Drama Desk Award, outstanding featured actor in a musical, Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best featured actor in a musical, and DramaLogue Award, 1980, all for Evita; Obie Award, Village Voice, and Clarence Derwent Award, Actors' Equity Association, 1981, Drama Desk Award nomination, outstanding actor in a play, 1982, all for How I Got That Story; Drama Desk Award nomination, outstanding featured actor in a musical, 1985, for Big River; Drama Desk Award nomination, outstanding actor in a musical, 1989, Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best actor in a musical, 1990, both for Sweeney Todd.


Stage Appearances:

(Stage debut) Johnny Timberlake, Tennessee, U.S.A., Cumberland County Playhouse, Crossville, TN, 1965.

(Off-Broadway debut) Who Am I?, Stage 73, 1971.

Cowpoke, The Kid, American Place Theatre, New York City, 1972.

(Broadway debut) Brother Ben Owens and understudy Bill Cracker, Happy End, Martin Beck Theatre, 1976.

Bill Cracker, Happy End, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY, 1976.

Raoul, King of Hearts, Minskoff Theatre, New York City, 1978.

Bud Jonas and Frank Decker, Working, 46th Street Theatre, New York City, 1978.

Rollo Metcalf, Tip-Toes, Brooklyn Academy of Music, 1979.

Juan Peron, Evita!, Broadway Theatre, New York City, 1979.

The Historical Event, How I Got That Story, Second Stage Theatre, New York City, 1980, then Westside Arts Theatre Upstairs, New York City, 1982.

Paul Stuart, Isn't It Romantic?, Marymount Manhattan Theatre, New York City, 1981.

Hermann Goering, The Death of Von Richthofen As Witnessed from Earth, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, New York City, 1982.

Claudius, Hamlet, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, 1982.

James Croxley, Passion, Longacre Theatre, New York City, 1983.

George Reilly, An American Comedy, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1983.

Amadeus, Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, NJ, 1984.

The King, Big River, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York City, 1985.

Title role, Sweeney Todd, Broadway Theatre, New York City, 1987.

Lola, Roza, Royale Theatre, New York City, 1987.

Governor, Phaedra Britannica, Classic Stage Company Theatre, New York City, 1988-89.

Sweeney Todd, Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, York Theatre at St. Peter's, New York City, 1989.

Benjamin Stone, Follies, Wadsworth Theater, Los Angeles, 2002.

Oscar Jaffee, On the Twentieth Century, Freud Playhouse, Los Angeles, 2003.

Also appeared in The Desperate Hour and The Man Who Could See Through Time, both off-Broadway productions.

Stage Work:

Consultant and sound effects, How I Got That Story, Westside Arts Theatre Upstairs, New York City, 1982.

Film Appearances:

(Film debut) Sal Naftari, Rollover, Warner Bros., 1981.

Frank, Static, 1985.

C. E. Lively, Matewan, Cinecom, 1987.

Portacarrero, The Pick-Up Artist, 1987.

Richie Segretto, Cookie, 1989.

General Harker, Glory, 1989.

First doctor, Born on the Fourth of July, 1989.

Television newsman number three, JFK (also known as JFK—Affaire non classee), 1991.

Mr. Gabor, Missing Pieces, 1991.

Interviewer, Patriot Games, 1992.

Older agent, The Public Eye, 1992.

Goodridge, Jennifer Eight (also known as Jennifer 8), 1992.

Chief George Earle, Demolition Man, 1993.

Lazzaro, Father Hood (also known as Desperado, Honor Among Thieves, and Mike Hardy), 1993.

Warden Samuel Norton, The Shawshank Redemption, 1994.

Mr. Pease, Dolores Claiborne, 1995.

Burton Quinn, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (also known as Ace Ventura Goes to Africa), 1995.

Pritchett, Broken Arrow, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996.

Frank Devereaux, The Glimmer Man, Warner Bros., 1996.

(Uncredited) Judge, A Thousand Acres, Buena Vista, 1997.

Finley Largent, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Warner Bros., 1997.

Bishop Creighton, Changing Habits, A-pix Entertainment, 1997.

Dean Walcott, Patch Adams, Universal, 1998.

Dr. Alexander McCabe, Bats, Columbia, 1999.

Himself, "Bats" Abound (documentary short), Columbia TriStar Home Video, 1999.

Alexander McAnally III, The Perfect Storm, 2000.

Steven, Jimmy's partner, Scenes of the Crime, Columbia TriStar Home Video, 2001.

Boat captain, Boat Trip, Artisan Entertainment, 2002.

Joe, Dallas 362, THINKFilm, 2003.

Mr. Silver, I Heart Huckabees (also known as I Love Huckabees), Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2004.

Baltus Van Tassel, Ichabod!, 2004.

Himself, Hope Springs Eternal: A Look Back at "The Shawshank Redemption" (documentary short), Warner Home Video, 2004.

Himself, I Heart Huckabees: Production Surveillance (documentary short), Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2005.

Hugh Moreland, Believe in Me, IFC Films, 2006.

(Uncredited) Warden Samuel Norton, Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters (documentary), HBO Films, 2006.

Edward Ashen, Dead Silence, Universal, 2007.

Judge Gardner, Fracture, New Line Cinema, 2007.

Dr. Townsend, Numb, 2007.

Nick, Player 5150, 2007.

Rendition, New Line Cinema, 2007.

Television Appearances; Series:

Regular, Comedy Zone, CBS, 1984.

Leonard Schrader, Hothouse, ABC, 1988.

Judge Homer Conklin, Courthouse, CBS, 1995.

Junction Jack, Greg the Bunny, Fox, 2002-2004.

Mayor Smith, Peacemakers, 2003.

Noah Taylor, Desperate Housewives, ABC, 2004-2006.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Hugh Auchincloss, A Woman Named Jackie, NBC, 1991.

Tommy Dorsey (part one), Sinatra, CBS, 1992.

Governor Anderson, Murder in the Heartland, ABC, 1993.

Dr. Tobias Schenkl, Wild Palms, ABC, 1993.

Sorkosky, Pandemic, Hallmark Channel, 2007.

Television Appearances; Movies:

(Television debut) Harry Gibbs, Lois Gibbs and the Love Canal, CBS, 1982.

Christian Jamison, Finnegan Begin Again, HBO, 1985.

Edgar Milton, Adam: His Song Continues, NBC, 1986.

Governor George Wallace, Unconquered, CBS, 1989.

Monsignor Beauvais, Judgment, HBO, 1990.

(As Robert Gunton) Sydney, The Bride in Black, ABC, 1990.

Assistant district attorney Scott Willard, Perry Mason: The Case of the Glass Coffin, NBC, 1991.

Chaplain, Mission of the Shark: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis (also known as Mission of the Shark), CBS, 1991.

Texas preacher, Ned Blessing: The True Story of My Life (also known as Lone Justice and Ned Blessing), CBS, 1992.

Wolkowski, Ladykiller, USA Network, 1992.

Dietrick, Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster (also known as Disaster at Valdez), HBO, 1992.

Frank Joyce, Roswell (also known as Incident at Roswell and Roswell: The U.F.O. Cover-Up), Showtime, 1994.

Outer Limits, 1994.

Colonel John Hardesty, In Pursuit of Honor, HBO, 1995.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long, TNT, 1995.

Bo Gritz, Ruby Ridge: An American Tragedy (also known as The Siege at Ruby Ridge), CBS, 1996.

Richard Nixon, Elvis Meets Nixon, Showtime, 1997.

Colonel Grierson, Buffalo Soldiers, TNT, 1997.

Senator Terrence Randall, Running Mates, TNT, 2000.

Dan Topping, 61* (also known as 61 and Home Run Race), HBO, 2001.

Jerry Perenchio, When Billie Beat Bobby (also known as Billie contre Bobby: la bataille des sexes), ABC, 2001.

James, The Pact, Lifetime, 2002.

President Woodrow Wilson, Iron Jawed Angels, HBO, 2004.

High priest Caiaphas, Judas, ABC, 2004.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Narrator, Forever James Dean, Cinemax, 1988.

"Space Traders," Cosmic Slop, HBO, 1994.

Himself, Shawshank: The Redeeming Feature, Channel 4, 2001.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Leonard Schrader, Hothouse, ABC, 1988.

California Governor Marino, Mister Sterling, NBC, 2003.

Prison Warden, Fur on the Asphalt: The Greg the Bunny Reunion Show, Independent Film Channel, 2005.

Dick Dinkle, Pepper Dennis, The WB, 2006.

Imperfect Union, TBS, 2007.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Cronin, "Mama's Boy," The Equalizer, CBS, 1985.

Rivas, "Heart of Night," Miami Vice, 1988.

Bob Himes, "Happily Ever After," Law & Order, NBC, 1990.

Flag burner, "New Kidney on the Block," L.A. Law, NBC, 1990.

Captain Benjamin Maxwell, "The Wounded," Star Trek: The Next Generation (also known as Star Trek: TNG), 1991.

Bishop Corey, Nothing Sacred, ABC, 1997.

Michaelson, "These Are the Days," Ally McBeal, Fox, 1998.

Clute Nichols, "The Hunt," The Outer Limits (also known as The New Outer Limits), 1998.

Judge Mason, "Telling Lies, Conclusion," Family Law, 2000.

Governor Riley, "A Friend in Need," Spin City, 2002.

Sidney, "A Feather on the Breath of God," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 2002.

"Broadway's Lost Treasures," Great Performance, PBS, 2003.

California Governor Marino, "Next Question," Mister Sterling, NBC, 2003.

California Governor Marino, "Game Time," Mister Sterling, NBC, 2003.

Director Robert Carvallo, "Play with Fire," CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (also known as CSI, CSI: Las Vegas, CSI: Weekends, and Les Experts), CBS, 2003.

Dr. Alan Foster, "Sex and the Single Mother," Judging Amy, CBS, 2003.

Dr. Alan Foster, "Christenings," Judging Amy, CBS, 2004.

Dr. Alan Foster, "Dancing in the Dark," Judging Amy, CBS, 2004.

Dwight Ellison, "Mr. Monk and the Game Show," Monk, USA Network, 2004.

(As Robert Gunton) Clerk, "The Wrath of Con," Veronica Mars, UPN, 2004.

Agent Sagamore, "Ben White," Nip/Tuck, FX Channel, 2005.

Agent Sagamore, "Tommy Bolton," Nip/Tuck, FX Channel, 2005.

Agent Sagamore, "Hannah Tedesco," Nip/Tuck, FX Channel, 2005.

General Hughes, "War Crimes," E-Ring, NBC, 2006.

Dick, "Poker Clubs and Boob Cams: Film at Eleven," Pepper Dennis, The WB, 2006.

Dick, "True Love Is Dead: Film at Eleven," Pepper Dennis, The WB, 2006.

Boyd Resnick, "Waste Not," Numb3rs (also known as Num3ers), CBS, 2006.

Voice of Gorman, "Riddler's Revenge," The Batman (animated), The CW, 2007.

Secretary of Defense Ethan Kanin, "Day 6: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.," 24, Fox, 2007.

Secretary of Defense Ethan Kanin, "Day 6: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.," 24, Fox, 2007.

Secretary of Defense Ethan Kanin, "Day 6: 5:00 a.m.-6:00 a.m.," 24, Fox, 2007.

Also appeared as Casey, "Back in the Bottle," The Court.


Taped Readings:

The Rhineman Exchange by Robert Ludlum, Bantam, 1991.


Stage Original Music:

How I Got That Story, Westside Arts Theatre Upstairs, New York City, 1982.

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