How much do you know about the son of Loni Anderson and the late Burt Reynolds? Quinton Anderson Reynolds is a famous American digital imaging technician, editor, camera assistant, and post-production assistant.
While he is mostly known as the only son of Loni and Burt, he managed to carve his career path. How much do you know about him? Let’s take a look.
Who is his celebrity father?
Born Burton Leon Reynolds Jr. in February 1936, actor Burt Reynolds passed away in September 2018. He was an American actor and director, considered by many people a sex symbol and icon of the 1970s American popular culture.
Burt rose to prominence thanks to television series like Gunsmoke, Hawk, and Dan August. All of them aired in the 1960s and early 1970s. Burt had a leading role in iconic movies like Navajo Joe, 100 Riffles, and many more.
Yet, his breakthrough role came in 1972, when he portrayed Lewis Medlock in the movie Deliverance. He often played a lovable rogue, in movies like Smokey and the Bandit, Semi-Tough, The End, Hooper, Starting Over, and many more. Throughout his career, he has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor two times.
From 1978 to 1982, he was voted the world’s number one box-office star in the annual Top Ten Money Making Stars Poll. He shares that record with Bing Crosby.
In the 1990s, he returned to television with the sitcom Evening Shade, which finally won him a Golden Globe Award and Primetime Emmy Award.
Born in February 1936 to Harriet Fernette and Burton Milo Reynolds, his family descended from Dutch, English, Scottish, and Scots-Irish ancestry. He also claimed Cherokee and Italian roots.
In many interviews, he said he was born in Waycross, Georgia, but eventually, in 2015, he clarified he was actually born in Lansing, Michigan. In his autobiography, Reynolds clarified that Lansing is where his family lived when his father was drafted into the United States Army.
Then, his mother and sister joined his father at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, where they lived for two years. And when his father was sent to Europe, the family moved to Lake City, Michigan.
Regarding his education, Burt graduated from Palm Beach High School and then attended Florida State University. Fun fact: he had a football scholarship and played halfback. While he had an outstanding freshman year in football, he injured his knee in the first game of his sophomore season.
To keep up with his studies, he enrolled at Palm Beach Junior College, and during his time there, he was in a class taught by Watson B. Duncan III. It was Duncan who pushed Burt to try out for a play he was producing. In his autobiography, Reynolds refers to Duncan as his mentor and the most influential person in his life.
In the 1950s, Reynolds began appearing in television series, but it wasn’t until the 1960s and 1970s that he broke through. His first big break came when he appeared in the television show Riverboat from 1959 to 1961, playing Ben Frazer.
In 1962, Dennis Weaver wanted to leave the cast of Gunsmoke, which was one of the top rated shows in the country at the time. So, producers developed a new character, Quint Asper, and cast Burt in the role. Speaking of the period, Reynolds said, “It was the happiest period of my life. I hated to leave that show but I felt I had served my apprenticeship and there wasn’t room for two leading men”.
That show propelled him as a sex symbol and icon of the 1960s and 1970s.
Now let’s talk about Burt Reynolds son, Quinton Anderson Reynolds. He is the son of Burton Reynolds and actress Loni Anderson. His celebrity parents allowed him to focus on life and career without worrying about money or failure. How much do you know about his early life?
Quinton gained quite a lot of media exposure when his father’s will was made public. Quinton grew up in the limelight, and would often accompany his famous parents to red carpet events.
Nowadays, he works as a camera operator, editor, post-production assistant, and digital imaging technician. Since 2011, Quinton Anderson Reynolds has been working in the television and film industry. And thanks to the role of his parents, he managed to carve a nice career in the field.
Born in August 1988, Quinton is now in his mid-30s. His mother Loni Kaye Anderson is a renowned actress, mostly known for playing Jennifer Marlowe in the CBS sitcom WKRP. While most people recognize Quinton as Burt’s son, Loni is quite successful as well. She has earned three Golden Globe Award nominations and two Emmy Award nominations.
Loni also has a daughter, Deidra Hoffman, from her first marriage to Bruce Hasselberg. That is Quinton’s half-sister. The actress adopted Quinton together with his late former husband, Burt.
Loni and Burt were married from April 1988 to June 1994 and adopted Quinton after they found out they cannot have their own child.
To this day, Quinton biological parents have not been disclosed in public. We do not know their names or anything else. Truth be told, there is no much info on his personal life as well.
Did he inherit his father’s money?
As we said before, Quinton Anderson Reynolds made it to the limelight after his father’s will was made public. In 2018, there were several high-profile celebrity deaths, one of which was Burt Reynolds. He passed away from a heart attack in September 2018.
Two weeks after his passing, there was news that he left his son Quinton out of his will. Does that mean they had an argument? And why the famous actor excluded his son from inheriting any of his fortune?
But things were soon clarified. While Burt didn’t leave anything directly to Quinton, he provided for him through a trust fund.
By using a Trust, Reynolds may have accomplished several estate planning goals, like assets passing through the Trust outside of probate court. This eliminates the cost, hassle, and publicity that comes with proceedings.
In a way, Burt provided for his son for long-term management of assets.
Is he on social media?
There is no Quinton Anderson Reynolds profile you can find on social media that is linked to Burt’s son. Yes, there is a profile called Quinton Reynolds on Instagram, but it is not the son of the famous American actor.
You can easily notice that by the bio, or by any of the pictures on the profile.
His father has passed away, and his mother is not active on Instagram or any other social media handles. There is a profile on Twitter under her name, but we doubt it is the real Loni. And that profile hasn’t posted anything since 2013.
We mentioned that actor Burt Reynolds left his son out of his will and didn’t leave him anything of his fortune. Yes, he did make a Trust for his son, but there is no information on how much money he left in the Trust.
Quinton’s salary and net worth are unknown to the public. Here is an interesting fact. His father had a fortune of more than $5 million at the time of his passing.
Instead, Burt named his niece, Nancy Lee Brown Hess as executor of his state.