In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale : About he Cast - Burt Reynolds

BURT REYNOLDS (King Konreid) is an Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner. He has enjoyed enormous success as an actor and director in feature films, television and stage productions. In addition to receiving an Oscar nomination and winning the Golden Globe Award for Boogie Nights (1997), Reynolds was honored by The New York Film Critics, The Los Angeles Film Critics, The Chicago Film Critics and The National Society of Film Critics with Best Supporting Actor awards for his memorable role in that film. He provided the voice of Delgo’s Father in the forthcoming animated feature Delgo (2008), starring Val Kilmer, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Freddie Prinze Jr.

Reynolds’ long list of feature film credits include Driven, The Crew, Mystery Alaska, Without a Paddle, Striptease, Citizen Ruth, Bean, Cop and a Half, Deliverance, Starting Over, White Lightning, The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing, Hustle, Semi-Tough, Tempted, Snapshots, Hotel, Time of the Wolf, Hooper, Stroker Ace, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, The Longest Yard, Smokey and the Bandit, Sharky’s Machine, Gator, The End and The Final Hit. He also directed the latter four films.
More recently, Reynolds’ film work includes Randy and the Mob; a drama with Willie Nelson called Broken Bridges; The Longest Yard, with Adam Sandler and Chris Rock; The Dukes of Hazzard; End Game, with Cuba Gooding, Jr., Forget about It; Cloud Nine; Grilled and Deal.

In the television world, Reynolds has enjoyed an auspicious career as an actor, director and producer. Among his finest endeavors in this medium is the hit series “Evening Shade” (as star, executive producer and, more often than not, director). For this series he won his ninth People’s Choice Award (Favorite Male Performer in a New Television Series) the 1991 Emmy Award for Best Performance in a Comedy and the Golden Globe Award for the same category. Reynolds’ other TV credits include “My Name is Earl,” “Riverboat,” “Gunsmoke,” “Hawk,” “Dan August” and “B.L. Stryker.” Additionally, he hosted a series of specials entitled “Burt Reynolds’ Conversation With...” He also starred in, directed and produced the CBS television movie “The Man from Left Field.”

Reynolds directed and starred in Turner Network Television’s ambitious “Hard Time,” a six-hour TV movie thriller trilogy. His four-hour miniseries “Johnson County War” aired on the Hallmark Channel, receiving huge ratings, and Hallmark’s “Hard Ground,” which aired July 2003, broke Hallmark’s record for most-watched movie.
The actor made his Broadway debut in “Look, We’ve Come Through” with director Jose Quintero. In addition, he has directed eight productions and starred in two at the Jupiter Theatre, which Reynolds founded in Jupiter, Florida. He also appears in his one-man show called “An Evening with Burt Reynolds.”

His numerous achievements include being named America’s Favorite All Around Motion Picture Actor (People’s Choice Award) for a record six consecutive years; chosen as the Most Popular Star for five years running; designated Star of the Year (National Association of Theater Owners); and proclaimed #1 Box Office Star for five years in a row, still an unmatched record.
Burt Reynolds’ commitment to his profession and devotion to education is perhaps best exemplified by the program he created to give college students scholastic credit and wages for their work while obtaining an education at the Burt Reynolds Institute for Theatre (B.R.I.T.), located in Tequesta, Florida. Reynolds also created a chair at Florida State University through generous endowments, as well as one at the Asolo Theatre in Sarasota, Florida.

His autobiography, My Life, reached the New York Times Bestseller List just after publication and Reynolds received the prestigious “Children at Heart Award” for his humanitarian efforts benefiting children affected by the Chernobyl disaster in 1986.