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Also Known As: Robert Patrick Gunton Jr. Died:
Born: November 15, 1945 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Santa Monica, California, USA Profession: actor

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Like all good character actors, Bob Gunton is probably known more by his face than his name - his craggy, often impassive visage has essayed a score of tough, taciturn, often morally questionable men, the best known of which was the cold-hearted warden in "The Shawshank Redemption." But the California native has given life to a wide variety of roles during his four decades as an actor, including several award-winning musical performances on Broadway and in several comedies, including "Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls" on the big screen and the cult series "Greg the Bunny" (2002) on the small screen.

Like all good character actors, Bob Gunton is probably known more by his face than his name - his craggy, often impassive visage has essayed a score of tough, taciturn, often morally questionable men, the best known of which was the cold-hearted warden in "The Shawshank Redemption." But the California native has given life to a wide variety of roles during his four decades as an actor, including several award-winning musical performances on Broadway and in several comedies, including "Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls" on the big screen and the cult series "Greg the Bunny" (2002) on the small screen.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Jimmy (2013)
2.
3.
 Runner, Runner (2013)
5.
 Get the Gringo (2012)
6.
 Argo (2012)
7.
8.
9.
 Player 5150 (2008)
10.
 Numb (2007)
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1965:
Stage debut, "Tennessee U.S.A." at Cumberland County Playhouse, Tennessee
1969:
Served in US Army; achieved rank of sergeant
1971:
Off-Broadway debut, "Who Am I?"
1976:
Broadway debut, "Happy End" with Meryl Streep
1979:
Played Juan Peron in Broadway production of "Evita"
1981:
Film debut, "Rollover" (Warner Bros.)
1982:
TV debut, "Lois Gibbs and the Love Canal" (CBS)
1984:
TV series debut, "Comedy Zone" (CBS)
1988:
Cast as regular in short-lived ABC medical drama "Hothouse"
1994:
Breakthrough film role, the prison warden in "The Shawshank Redemption"
1995:
Played Judge Homer Conklin in short-lived CBS series "Courthouse"
1997:
Appeared as the prosecuting attorney in "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil"
1998:
Co-starred opposite Robin Williams in "Patch Adams"
2000:
Had featured role in "The Perfect Storm"
2002:
Co-starred in the Fox midseason replacement series "Greg the Bunny"
2003:
Played California Governor Marino in the short-lived NBC drama "Mister Sterling"
2004:
Portrayed President Woodrow Wilson in the HBO original movie "Iron Jawed Angels," based on womens' struggle for the right to vote in America
2005:
Guest-starred as Agent Sagamore on three episodes of "Nip/Tuck" (FX)
2005:
Cast as Noah Taylor on ABC's "Desperate Housewives"
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Education

St Peter's College: Baltimore , Maryland -
University of California, Irvine: Irvine , California -

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wife:
Annie McGreevey. Actor. Married on July 6, 1980.

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father:
Robert Patrick Gunton Sr. Labor union executive.
mother:
Rose Marie Gunton.

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