Burton Leon "Burt" Reynolds, Jr. was an American actor, director, and producer. He has starred in many film and television roles, and is best known for his roles as Paul "Wrecking" Crewe in The Longest Yard, Charlie B. Barkin in Don Bluth's 1989 film, All Dogs Go to Heaven, and Bo Darville "Bandit" in the Smokey and the Bandit film series.
His Disney roles included Walt Disney World 4th of July Spectacular, where he makes an appearance as himself, and for appearing in Mickey's 50 and Mickey's 60th Birthday. He also collaborated with Disney's Buena Vista Television subsidiary for the game show, Win, Lose or Draw, which was based off game nights held at his house (the set was modeled after his living room); he co-produced with host Bert Convy, BVTV and game show veteran Richard S. Kline; it ran on NBC from 1987 to 1989, with a syndicated edition running until 1990; Disney Channel aired Teen Win, Lose, or Draw from 1989 to 1992, and revived the show in 2014. He even played Judge Walter Burns in Mystery, Alaska, Blaine Gibbons in Citizen Ruth, and Joey "Bats" Pistella in The Crew.
He also played himself in The Golden Girls.
- Burt Reynolds was considered for the role of Dodger in Disney's 1988 movie, Oliver & Company.
- He was the original choice for voicing Dr. Phillium Benedict in Recess: School's Out, but the directors thoght he was too scary for younger viewers, thus James Woods was cast instead.
- Reynolds was also considered for the role of Eddie Valiant in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. However, Bob Hoskins ended up being cast in that part.
- He was also considered for the role of Roquefort in The Aristocats.