Burton Leon “Burt” Reynolds is an American actor, director and producer. He starred in many television series and feature films, such as Deliverance, The Longest Yard as well as its 2005 remake, Smokey and the Bandit and The Cannonball Run.
Burt Reynolds Height and Weight
Burt Reynolds Weight: 174 lbs (79 kg)
Burt Reynolds Height: 5′ 11″ (1.8 m)
Burt Reynolds Shoe Size/Feet Size: Unknown
Burt Reynolds Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Burt Reynolds Net Worth: $5 Million
Burt Reynolds Hair Color: Dark brown
Burt Reynolds Eye Color: Dark brown
Date Of Birth: 11 February 1936
Birth Place: Lansing, Michigan, USA
Birth Name: Burton Leon Reynolds Jr.
Race/Ethnicity: English, with distant Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Scottish, and Dutch
Spouse: Loni Anderson (m. 1988-1993), Judy Carne (m. 1963-1965)
Parents: Fern H. Reynolds, Burton Milo Reynolds Sr.
Children: Quinton Anderson Reynolds
Education: Palm Beach High School, Palm Beach, FL (1954), Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL (1958)
Burt Reynolds Facts:
He has English, with more remote Northern Irish (Scots-Irish), Scottish and Dutch ancestry. He is also said to have Cherokee Native American roots, although it is not clear if this ancestry has been documented/verified.
Has an adopted son, Quinton A. Reynolds (aka Quinton Anderson Reynolds) (born August 31, 1988), with former wife, Loni Anderson.
In January 1998 he became engaged to former waitress Pam Seals.
In 1968 he tested for a role in Rosemary’s Baby (1968), but Roman Polanski ended up casting John Cassavetes for the part.
Is a 1958 graduate of Florida State University.
He bared almost all for a Cosmopolitan centerfold in 1972.
Was seriously involved with actress Inger Stevens shortly before her suicide in 1970. He has respectfully refused to discuss the relationship.
Member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity.
Had a relationship with Sally Field for many years, but she refused his numerous proposals, and they eventually broke up.
Turned down the role of John McClane in Die Hard (1988). The role went to Bruce Willis.
Graduate of Palm Beach High School, Palm Beach, Florida, Class of 1954.
Mentioned in the theme song of the pilot version (4 Nov 1981) of the 1980s TV hit The Fall Guy (1981).
Had a long affair with Dinah Shore.
Early in his career he appeared as a contestant on The Dating Game (1965).
Like many other celebrities, he is an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan.
Mentioned in Bruce Springsteen’s song “Cadillac Ranch”.
Underwent back surgery in May 2009.
Once paid $12,200 for a custom hairpiece.
Filed for bankruptcy in 1996, citing $4.5 million in liabilities.
Agent Richard Clayton was his personal manager for over 20 years.
Underwent quintuple heart bypass surgery in February 2010.
Reynolds’ appearance on the cover of Playboy Magazine (October 1979) made him the second male after Peter Sellers (April 1964) to merit the rare privilege.
In 1980 he gave friend Jerry Reed the very same model of a 1977 Pontiac Trans Am Limited Edition that he drove in all three “Smokey and the Bandit” films.
Richard Griffiths was his acting mentor.
Inducted into the International Mustache Hall of Fame in 2015 (inaugural class) in the category Film & Television.
Was considered for the role of “Travis Bickle” in Taxi Driver (1976).
Has an adopted brother, Jimmy/James Hooks Reynolds.
One of his grand parents was a Cherokee Indian.
He inspired the British television comedy play The Galton & Simpson Playhouse: I Tell You It’s Burt Reynolds (1977).