February 11, 1936 – September 6, 2018 (age 82)
Cause of Death: Cardiac Arrest

Best known for his roles in “Smokey and the Bandit” and “The Cannonball Run,” Burt Reynolds started as a huge ’70s star, appearing in both films and television, playing big roles in series like “Gunsmoke” and “Out Of This World,” and would use the latter half of his career to ride that wave of nostalgia, playing himself or versions of his old characters. He would star in the original “The Longest Yard” in 1974 and would later have a big role in the remake featuring Adam Sandler and Chris Rock in 2005. His other mentional roles would include classics like “Deliverance” and “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” as well as more recent classics like “Striptease” and “Boogie Nights.” I also vividedly remember him playing Boss Hogg in the feature film remake of “The Dukes Of Hazard” starring Johnny Knoxville and Seann William Scott. Although not his last film, the last film that made an impact was 2017’s “The Last Movie Star” in which he starred as an aging actor accepting an award at a tiny film festival, alongside “Modern Family” star Ariel Winter. The man had starred next to some of the biggest stars in Hollywood. Although he will truly be missed, his legacy will live on forever.


1998 “Boogie Nights” Nominated Best Actor in a Supporting Role


1961 Angel Baby
Hoke Adams
1961 Armored Command Skee
1965 Operation C.I.A. Mark Andrews, CIA
1966 Navajo Joe Navajo Joe
1969 100 Rifles Yaqui Joe
1969 Sam Whiskey Sam Whiskey
1969 Impasse
Pat Morrison
1969 Shark
1970 Skullduggery Douglas Temple
1972 Fuzz
Det. Steve Carella
1972 Deliverance Lewis
1972 Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask Switchboard
1973 Shamus
Shamus McCoy
1973 The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing Jay Grobart
1973 White Lightning
Gator McKlusky
1974 The Longest Yard
Paul Crewe
1975 At Long Last Love
Michael Oliver Pritchard III
1975 W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings W.W. Bright
1975 Lucky Lady
Walker Ellis
1975 Hustle
Lt. Phil Gaines
1976 Silent Movie
1976 Gator
Gator McKlusky
1976 Nickelodeon Buck Greenway
1977 Smokey and the Bandit Bandit
1977 Semi-Tough
Billy Clyde Puckett
1978 The End
Wendell Sonny Lawson
1978 Hooper
Sonny Hooper
1979 Starting Over Phil Potter
1980 Rough Cut
Jack Rhodes
1980 Smokey and the Bandit II Bandit
1981 The Cannonball Run J. J. McClure
1981 Paternity Buddy Evans
1981 Sharky’s Machine
1982 Six Pack
Man (uncredited)
1982 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd
1982 Best Friends
Richard Babson
1983 Stroker Ace Stroker Ace
1983 Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 The Real Bandit
1983 The Man Who Loved Women David Fowler
1984 Cannonball Run II J. J. McClure
1984 City Heat
Mike Murphy
1985 Stick
1986 Uphill All the Way Gambler (uncredited)
1986 Heat
1987 Malone
1987 Rent-a-Cop Tony Church
1988 Switching Channels John L. Sullivan IV
1989 Physical Evidence Joe Paris
1989 Breaking In
Ernie Mullins
1989 All Dogs Go To Heaven
Charlie B. Barkin (voice)
1990 Modern Love
Colonel Frank Parker
1992 The Player Himself
1993 Cop & ½ Nick McKenna
1995 The Maddening Roy Scudder
1996 Citizen Ruth
Blaine Gibbons
1996 Striptease
Congressman David Dilbeck
1996 Frankenstein and Me Les Williams
1996 Mad Dog Time ‘Wacky’ Jacky Jackson
1997 Meet Wally Sparks Lenny Spencer
1997 Bean General Newton
1997 Boogie Nights
Jack Horner
1997 Big City Blues Connor
1999 Pups Daniel Bender
1999 Stringer Wolko
1999 Mystery, Alaska Judge Walter Burns
2000 Waterproof Eli Zeal
2000 The Crew Joey ‘Bats’ Pistella
2000 The Last Producer
Sonny Wexler
2001 Driven Carl Henry
2001 Tempted Charlie LeBlanc
2001 Hotel The Flamenco Manager
2001 The Hollywood Sign
Kage Mulligan
2001 Auf Herz und Nieren Banko
2002 Snapshots Larry Goldberg
2002 Time Of The Wolf
Archie McGregor
2003 The Liberians Irish (uncredited)
2004 Without a Paddle Del Knox
2005 The Longest Yard
Coach Nate Scarborough
2005 The Dukes Of Hazard
Jefferson Davis ‘Boss’ Hogg
2006 Cloud 9 Billy Cole
2006 End Game
General Montgomery
2006 Forget About It
Sam LeFleur
2006 Grilled Goldbluth
2006 Broken Bridges
Jake Delton
2007 In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale King Konreid
2007 Randy and the Mob
Elmore Culpepper (uncredited)
2008 Deal Tommy Vinson
2008 Delgo Delgo’s Father (voice)
2008 A Bunch of Amateurs Jefferson Steel
2011 Not Another Not Another Movie C.J. Waters
2014 A Magic Christmas Buster (voice)
2015 Pocket Listing
Ron Glass
2016 Hollow Creek
Seagrass Lambert
2016 Elbow Grease
Grandpa Barnes
2016 Shangri-La Suite Narrator (voice)
2017 Apple of My Eye Charlie
2017 The Last Movie Star Vic Edwards
2017 Miami Love Affair Robert
2017 Henri George Duncan
2018 Shadow Fighter Paddy Grier
2018 Defining Moments Chester


1958 Flight
Master Sergeant Episode: “Eye for Victory”
1959 M Squad
Pete Marashi Episode: “The Teacher”
1959 Schlitz Playhouse n/a Episode: “You Can’t Win ‘Em All”
1959 The Lawless Years Tony Sappio Episode: “The Payoff”
1959 Pony Express
Adam Episode: “The Good Samaritan”
1959-1960 Riverboat
Ben Frazer 20 Episodes
1959-1960 Playhouse 90
Ace / The Actor 2 Episodes
1960 Johnny Ringo Tad Stuart Episode: “The Stranger”
1960 Alfred Hitchcock Presents Bill Davis Episode: “Escape to Sonoita”
1960 Lock Up
Latchard Duncan Episode: “The Case of Alexis George”
1960-1961 The Blue Angels Chuck / Corman 2 Episodes
1960-1961 The Aquanauts Leo / Jimmy 2 Episodes
1961 Michael Shayne Jerry Turner Episode: “The Boat Caper”
1961 Zane Grey Theater Branch Taylor Episode: “Man from Everywhere”
1961 The Brothers Brannagan Abelard Episode: “Bordertown”
1961 Naked City Young Man Episode: “Requiem for a Sunday Afternoon”
1961 Ripcord The Assassin Episode: “Crime Jump”
1961-1962 Everglades Trask / Lew Johnson 2 Episodes
1962 Route 66
Tommy Episode: “Love Is a Skinny Kid”
1962 Perry Mason Chuck Blair Episode: “The Case of the Counterfeit Crank”
1962-1965 Gunsmoke
Quint 50 Episodes
1963 The Twilight Zone Rocky Rhodes Episode: “The Bard”
1965 Branded
Red Hand Episode: “Now Join the Human Race”
1965 Flipper
Al Bardeman Episodes: “Dolphin in Pursuit: Part 1 & 2”
1965 12 O’Clock High Tech. Sgt. Vern Chapman 2 Episodes
1965-1968 The F.B.I.
John Duquesne / Michael Murtaugh 2 Episodes
1966 Hawk Detective Lt. John Hawk 17 Episodes
1967 Gentle Ben
Co-Pilot Episode: “Voice from the Wilderness”
1968 Premiere Pete Lassiter Episode: “Lassiter”
1968 Fade-In Rob Television movie
1970 Love, American Style Stanley Dunbar Episode: “Love and the Banned Book”
1970 Hunters Are for Killing L.G. Floran Television movie
1970 Run, Simon, Run Simon Zuniga Television movie
1970-1971 Dan August Lt. Dan August 26 Episodes
1980 Dan August: The Trouble with Women Lt. Dan August Television movie
1980 Dan August: The Jealousy Factor Lt. Dan August Television movie
1980 Dan August: Murder, My Friend Lt. Dan August Television movie
1986 The Golden Girls
Himself Episode: “Ladies of the Evening”
1986 Shattered If Your Kid’s on Drugs n/a Television movie
1987-1991 Out of This World Troy Garland
95 Episodes
1989-1990 B.L. Stryker B.L. Stryker 12 Episodes
1990-1994 Evening Shade
Wood Newton 98 Episodes
1993 Beverly Hills, 90210 Himself Episode: “She Came in Through the Bathroom Window”
1993 Wire In The Wind n/a Television movie
1993 The Great Battles of the Civil War T. Jackson (voice) Television mini-series
1993 Amazing Grace Josiah Carey Episode: “Hallelujah”
1995 Hope & Gloria Himself Episode: “Sisyphus, Prometheus and Me”
1995 Cybill Himself Episode: “The Cheese Stands Alone”
1996 Raven Jerome ‘Raven’ Katz Video
1996 The Cherokee Kid Otter Bob the Mountain Man Television movie
1997 Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man Judge Keaton (voice) Episode: “Das Sub”
1997 Crazy Six Dakota Video
1997 King of the Hill M.F. Thatherton (voice) Episode: “The Company Man”
1998 Universal Soldier II: Brothers in Arms Mentor Television movie
1998 Universal Soldier III: Unfinished Business Mentor Television movie
1998 Hard Time Det. Logan McQueen Television movie
1999 Hard Time: The Premonition Det. Logan McQueen Television movie
1999 The Hunter’s Moon Clayton Samuels Video
1999 Hard Time: Hostage Hotel Det. Logan McQueen Television movie
2001 History vs. Hollywood Narrator (voice) 6 Episodes
2001 Emeril Himself Episode: “The Sidekick”
2002 The X-Files
Mr. Burt Episode: “Improbable”
2002 Johnson County War Hunt Lawton Television movie
2002 Miss Lettie and Me Samuel Madison Television movie
2003 Hard Ground John ‘Chill’ McKay Television movie
2003-2004 Ed Russ Burton 2 Episodes
2005 The King of Queens Coach Walcott Episode: “Hi, School”
2005 Robot Chicken J.J. McClure / Himself (voice) Episode: “Gold Dust Gasoline”
2005 Legend of Frosty the Snowman Narrator (voice) Video
2005 Duck Dodgers Royal Serpenti (voice) Episode: “Master & Disaster/All in the Crime Family”
2006 Freddie Carl Crane Pool Episode: “Mother of All Grandfathers”
2006-2009 My Name Is Earl
Chubby 3 Episodes
2010 Burn Notice
Paul Anderson Episode: “Past & Future Tense”
2011 American Dad!
Senator Buckingham (voice) Episode: “School Lies”
2011 Reel Love
Wade Whitman Television movie
2012 Archer Himself (voice) Episode: “The Man from Jupiter”
2014 Category 5 Pops Television movie
2016 Hitting the Breaks Ron Wilcox 10 Episodes
2017 In Sanity, Florida Himself Episode: “The Town Is Small, the Crazy Isn’t”
2017 Hamlet & Hutch Papa Hutch Video


2002 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Avery Carrington (voice)
2011 Saints Row: The Third Mayor Burt Reynolds (voice)

Leave a Reply