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Bobby Buntrock Biography

Updated On 05 Jul, 2024 Published On 05 Jul, 2024
Bobby Buntrock

Facts of Bobby Buntrock

Date of Birth :
Age : 71 years old
Family Name : Buntrock
Birth Country : United States

Relationship short Statistics of Bobby Buntrock

What is Bobby Buntrock marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Single
How many children does Bobby Buntrock have ? (name): 0 Children
Is Bobby Buntrock having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Bobby Buntrock Gay ? No

In loving memory of Bobby Buntrock, the talented young actor who won hearts as Harold 'Sport' Baxter on that iconic sitcom, 'Hazel.' He brought joy to the television audience from the years 1961 through 1966. Right in the bloom of his career, Bobby had an early death at 21, leaving behind a legacy of warmth and laughter cherished by the viewers of classic television.

Early Life and Family Background

Bobby Buntrock was born on August 4, 1952, in Denver, Colorado, to Robert E. and Maxine Buntrock. From an early age, Buntrock showed interest in performing, and his parents signed him up with a talent agent at the age of 3.

Bobby Buntrock plays Harold 'Sport' Baxter, the lovable young star of the classic sitcom 'Hazel'.
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Early Acting Roles

Buntrock's first on-screen role came about in 1959 with a guest appearance in an episode of the Western TV series Wagon Train. This early run-in with the entertainment industry set the stage for his breakout just a few years later.

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Landing the Role of "Sport" on Hazel

In 1961, at the age of 9, Buntrock won the role of Harold "Sport" Baxter on the popular sitcom Hazel. Co-starring with Shirley Booth in the title role, this show would run for 5 seasons.

Bobby Buntrock captured hearts with his charming role in 'Hazel' (1961–1966).
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Life on the Hazel Set

While on Hazel, he had a tutor on set to continue his schooling. When the series was shooting on hiatuses, he attended public schools in Whittier, California.

Post-Hazel Career

After Hazel ended its run in 1966, Buntrock continued acting, making guest appearances on shows like The Virginian. He then decided to retire from acting in 1967, aged 15.

Personal Life and Tragic Passing

During his later years, Buntrock relocated to Keystone, South Dakota, where he became a permanent resident along with his family. Sadly, on April 7, 1974, Buntrock died at the young age of 21 in an automobile accident when his car went off a bridge over Battle Creek and he drowned.

In memory of Bobby Buntrock, beloved for his role as Harold 'Sport' Baxter on 'Hazel'. 
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He was buried in Keystone Cemetery.

Legacy and Impact

Though Bobby Buntrock's time in the spotlight was rather short, the actor did manage to leave his mark on fans of this classic sitcom with his portrayal of lovable "Sport" Baxter on Hazel. His untimely passing at the age of 21 was quite devastating for him and his family, along with damage to the entertainment field.

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