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Bobby Buntrock

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Years active  1959–1967
Resting place  Keystone Cemetery
Name  Bobby Buntrock

Nationality  American
Role  TV actor
Occupation  Actor
TV shows  Hazel
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Full Name  Robert W. Buntrock
Born  August 4, 1952 (age 21) (1952-08-04) Denver, Colorado, U.S.
Education  Lake Marie Public School
Similar People  Whitney Blake, Shirley Booth, Don DeFore, Ray Fulmer, Lynn Borden

Cause of death  Automobile Accident

Died  April 7, 1974 (aged 21) Keystone, South Dakota, U.S.

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Robert W. Buntrock (August 4, 1952 – April 7, 1974) was an American child actor. Buntrock is best known for playing the character of Harold "Sport" Baxter on the 1960s sitcom Hazel.


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Buntrock was born in Denver, Colorado to Robert and Maxine Buntrock. He had a younger sister, Stella. When he was three, the family moved to Whittier, California, where neighbors urged Buntrock's parents to get their son into acting. After submitting Buntrock's picture to various agents, he was signed by Marcella Bell. Shortly after signing with Bell, Buntrock landed his first role on an episode of Wagon Train at the age of four. He also appeared in guest spots on Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, Mister Ed, and The Donna Reed Show.

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In 1961, Buntrock won the role of Harold "Sport" Baxter on the sitcom Hazel, starring Shirley Booth. The series aired for five seasons, first on NBC with Don DeFore and Whitney Blake in the role of Harold's parents, George and Dorothy Baxter. In the fifth and final season (1965-1966) shown on CBS, the series was retooled after DeFore and Blake were dismissed and Harold lived with his Uncle Steve Baxter (Ray Fulmer), Aunt Barbara (Lynn Borden), and cousin Susie (Julia Benjamin). During the run of Hazel, Buntrock was tutored on the set and attended Lake Marie Public School in Whittier when the show was on hiatus.

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After Hazel ended its run in 1966, Buntrock appeared in two guest spots on The Virginian in 1967 after which he retired from acting.


On April 7, 1974, Buntrock died in an automobile accident in Keystone, South Dakota, at the age of 21. He is buried in Keystone Cemetery in Keystone, South Dakota.


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