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Bob Gunton, American Actor ( November 15, 1945 - )

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Lyndon Johnson may have escalated the war, but when I was drafted and shipped off to Vietnam, the signature on my orders was Nixon's.~Bob Gunton


War May Vietnam

I was a grunt, walking around in the jungle of Vietnam, trying not to find the enemy. Because I am so big, they were going to give me either a heavy radio or a huge machine gun to carry. I carried a radio.~Bob Gunton


Walking I Am Gun

I was the adoring son of a Welsh-Irish father, a dyed-in-the-wool Democrat, a Catholic Knight of Columbus who was a blue-collar, trade union organizer and, not surprisingly, a fervid Nixon-hater.~Bob Gunton


Son Father Democrat

Among the roles I've played on stage, television and in films were politicos as diverse as Abe Lincoln, Juan Peron, Herman Goering, George Wallace and both Roosevelts.~Bob Gunton


Television Stage Lincoln

My first presidential primary vote was for Bobby Kennedy.~Bob Gunton


Vote First Presidential

In film roles, I play a lot of heavies and a lot of bad guys, so I tend to be the jokester and the good-time Charlie on the set.~Bob Gunton


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