Burt Reynolds To Attend Wizard World Comic Con Chicago, Saturday, August 22
Burt Reynolds, film and TV star and sex symbol for decades, will make his second Wizard World Comic Con appearance when he appears at Wizard World Comic Con Chicago at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center on Saturday, August 22. One of the all-time Hollywood greats, Reynolds has starred in dozens of popular films and TV series, making him one of the most recognizable entertainment figures of the past half-century.
Reynolds, 79, had his breakout role opposite Jon Voight in 1972’s Deliverance, followed by a string of blockbuster hits that included The Longest Yard, Smokey and the Bandit, Cannonball Run and Boogie Nights , for which he earned an Oscar nomination. He also earned acclaim—two Golden Globes and a Primetime Emmy—for his performance as the lead in the ‘90s comedy series Evening Shade. He is also a best-selling author, as his 1994 autobiography My Life reached the New York Times list.
A noted humanitarian, Reynolds received the prestigious “Children at Heart Award” for his humanitarian efforts benefiting and aiding the children of Chernobyl among numerous other causes.
He was a big hit at his first Wizard World show in Philadelphia in May.
Reynolds joins an all-star celebrity lineup at Wizard World’s largest and longest-running show, August 20-23, which also includes Norman Reedus, Nathan Fillion, Stephen Amell, Billie Piper, David Morrissey, Ben McKenzie, Bruce Campbell and WWE Superstar Undertaker, Randy Orton, Sting, Daniel Bryan, and Diva Paige and dozens of others.
Chicago show hours are Thursday, August 20, 3-8 p.m.; Friday, August 21, 12-7 p.m.; Saturday, August 22, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, August 22, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.