Starring in major productions such as Deliverance, The Longest Yard as well as The Canonball Run, Burt Reynolds made a name in the international movie industry. He won two Golden Globes as well as received numerous praises for his performances in a career spanning over decades. The Burt Reynolds net worth is thought to be around 5 million dollars.
Burt Reynolds Net Worth - $5 Million
Birth Name - Burton Leon Reynolds
Date of birth - February 11, 1936
Zodiac Sign - Aquarius
Birth Place - Lansing, Michigan, United States
Nationality - American
Height - 5′ 11″
Profession - Screenwriter, Television producer, Film producer, Voice Actor, Author, Film director, Businessperson, Television Director
The son of Burton Milo Reynolds and Fern Miller, Burt was born in 1936 in Lansing, Michigan. He has English, Scottish, Irish, Dutch as well as Cherokee ancestry. Soon after his birth, his father was drafted into the US army so the family had to relocate to Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri. His father then went to fight in Europe and so Burt and his family moved to Lake City in Michigan.
With the return of his father after the war ended, the family eventually relocated in Riviera Beach, Florida where Burt would attend school and college.
Reynolds was a talented athlete, and he obtained countless scholarships for playing football as a fullback. He then received a full scholarship at the Florida University to play as a halfback. His future career seemed promising, but an injury sustained in the first game of the season as well as a car accident which only made it worse, put an end to his ambitions.
He took on several small jobs, yet his luck improved when he went to Palm Beach Junior College where he would have Watson B. Duncan III as his English teacher. Reynolds was cast in the professor’s play “Outward Bound” which would eventually earn him the Florida State Drama Award in 1956. This award also granted him a scholarship for the summer stock theater in Hyde Park, New York.
Soon afterwards Reynolds would be cast in TV series such as Riverboat and Pony Express. His first important role was as the half-native American blacksmith Quint Asper in Gunsmoke. He would appear in three seasons and earn critical praise as well as popularity for his look.
Reynolds then played the lead role in Navajo Joe as well as in the cop shows Dan August and Hawk. His breakthrough role would be in the 1972 movie Deliverance in which he played alongside Jon Voight and Ned Beatty. In 1977 he refused to play in George Lucas’ Star Wars and followed with lead roles in Smokey and the Bandit and The Longest Yard.
The 21st century also saw him in several important roles in movies such as Burn Notice or Pocket Listing.