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Creator / Bob Gunton

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Robert Patrick Gunton Jr. (born November 15, 1945 in Santa Monica, California) is an American actor. An engaging and hard-working character actor, he's perhaps best known for his iconic role as Warden Samuel Norton in the 1994 classic The Shawshank Redemption. He's otherwise turned up in critically acclaimed films such as JFK, Dolores Claiborne, Argo and, uh, Bats.


  • Deadpan Snarker: His characters often have a very dry, bitter sense of humor.
  • Reality Subtext: Any of his military roles are this; he's a Vietnam veteran who earned the Vietnam Service Medal and a Bronze Star for valor.

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