Bob Gunton, 75, is an American actor well-known for playing Warden Samuel Norton in The Shawshank Redemption and Chief George in Demolition Man and many more.
Similarly, in 1989, he starred in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street for which he received two Tony Award nominations. Moreover, prior to his acting career, Gunton served in the United States Army from 1969 to 1971.
What Is Bob Gunton’s Net Worth?
As per Celebrity Net Worth, Gunton is estimated to own net worth at around $3 million as of 2020. He earns most of his fortune from his successful acting career.
The average pay of an aspiring actor ranges from $52,000 to $67,000 per year. However, successful actors earn above the average pay range.
In an interview in 2014, Bob said he still earns at least six figures from residuals every year from the on-going success of Shawshank.
Bob Gunton Short Bio And Personal Details
Robert Patric Gunton Jr. was born on 15th November 1945 in Santa Monica, California, the United States of America to Rose Marie Banovetz and Robert Patrick Gunton Sr. He is an American as per his nationality and grew up in a catholic family.
He went to Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California. He later enrolled at the Paulist Seminary St Peter’s College and the University of California, Irvine.
Bob was married to actress Annie McGreevey and shared a child together. They got married on 6th July 1980 until 31st July 2006.
He is currently married to Carey Pitts since August 26, 2006.
Where Does He Live?
The 75-year-old reportedly resides in Dana Point, California where the median house price ranges around $1,046,423.
Previously he lived in Los Angeles, California where the house price starts from $859,000.
Prior to his acting career, Gunton served in the United States Army as a radio telephone operator with the 2nd Battalion from 1969 to 1971.
He made his Broadway debut in the original 1980 Broadway production of Evita. He then starred in the title role of the 1989 Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd.
Gunton received recognition after playing Warden Samuel Norton, the head of Shawshank State Prison in The Shawshank Redemption alongside Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, William Sadler, and Clancy Brown.
He then starred in a recreation of the Watergate tapes incident for Nightline. Similarly, in 2004, he appeared as President Woodrow Wilson in the film Iron Jawed Angels.
The same year, he joined the cast of Desperate Housewives as Noah Taylor. He appeared in the show with a recurring role as Noah Taylor until 2006.
From 2007 to 2010, he starred as the main character Ethan Kanin in action-drama series 24 along with Kiefer Sutherland, Leslie Hope, and others.
Some of his other film and television series are The 33, Unbroken: Path to Redemption, Family Guy, The Cool Kids, and several more.