Random Roles: Bob Gunton on Daredevil, Greg The Bunny, and The Shawshank Redemption
Welcome to Random Roles, wherein we talk to actors about the characters who defined their careers. The catch: They don’t know beforehand what roles we’ll ask them to talk about.
The actor: Although he got his start in the theater, Bob Gunton has worked in front of the camera as a character actor since the early ’80s. It was his 1994 performance as a despicable warden in The Shawshank Redemption that secured him cinematic immortality and has supplied him with an ongoing stream of work ever since. Gunton has proven himself deft at both comedy (Greg The Bunny) and drama (24), filling his filmography with projects ranging from Argo to Boat Trip, and he can currently be seen playing snippy, sarcastic financial wizard Leland Owlsley on Netflix’s Daredevil.
Daredevil (2015)—“Leland Owlsley”
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