Bob Gunton

Bob Gunton
Robert Patrick Gunton Jr.

(1945-11-15) November 15, 1945 (age 75)
EducationMater Dei High School
Alma materPaulist Seminary St Peter's College
University of California, Irvine
Years active1979–present
Annie McGreevey
(m. 1980; div. 2006)

Carey Pitts
(m. 2006)
Military career
AllegianceUnited States
Service/branchU.S. Army
Years of service1969–71
RankArmy-USA-OR-05-2015.svg Sergeant
Unit501st Infantry Regiment
Battles/warsVietnam War
AwardsBronze Star Medal ribbon.svg Bronze Star Medal
Army Commendation Medal ribbon.svg Army Commendation Medal
Vietnam Service Medal ribbon.svg Vietnam Service Medal

Robert Patrick Gunton Jr. (born November 15, 1945) is an American character actor of stage and screen. He is known for playing strict, authoritarian characters, including Warden Samuel Norton in the 1994 prison drama The Shawshank Redemption, Chief George Earle in 1993's Demolition Man, Dr. Walcott, the domineering dean of Virginia Medical School in Patch Adams, and Secretary of State Cyrus Vance in Argo. He also played Leland Owlsley in the Daredevil television series, Secretary of Defense Ethan Kanin in 24, and Noah Taylor in Desperate Housewives.

In addition to his film and television career, Gunton is a prolific theatre actor. He originated the role of Juan Perón in the Broadway premiere of Evita and the titular character in the 1989 revival of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, roles for which he received Tony Award nominations. He is the recipient of a Drama Desk Award, an Obie Award, and a Clarence Derwent Award.