“Archer” has a running gag about the super spy’s love for his “spirit guide,” Burt Reynolds. Archer even has a passing resemblance to a young Reynolds (No! Not in Deliverance. In Gator! How can you not see that?). So it makes perfectly awesome sense that Reynolds will play himself on Season 3 of FX’s hilarious animated show.
“I think the only person on the planet who’s a bigger fan of Burt Reynolds than me is Sterling Archer,” said Archer creator Adam Reed. “Archer constantly tries to imitate Burt and always raves about Burt’s movies and all-around awesomeness. So to have Burt recording voice-overs for the show was just amazing.” [EW]
There’s another picture of animated Burt looking suave below via EW. He makes for a handsome cartoon; I just hope he still does all his own stunts.