With his tighty-whities, cowboy hat and strategically placed guitar, Robert Burck, better known as the Naked Cowboy, has been a fixture in New York City's Times Square for more than 15 years. But Burck's life today has changed quite a bit since he started his solo act back in the late '90s. In those early days, he was the only Naked Cowboy in town, performing in his underwear even when the temperature dropped below freezing. Today, Burck is just as dedicated to his work but has since built his brand into a franchise that includes 11 naked cowboys and cowgirls -- one of whom is his wife. Burck may not have expected to meet the love of his life through his act, but he tells "Oprah: Where Are They Now? Yes, I did!
The Naked Cowboy exposed: A day in the life of Times Square’s most famous one-man show
Robert Burck has been singing and strumming his guitar dressed in nothing but underwear and cowboy boots almost every day since By Jenny Powers. Throngs of selfie stick-toting tourists weave in and out of the paths of costumed cartoon characters looking to pose for photos in exchange for tips. Meanwhile, taxi drivers and double-decker tour bus operators lean on their horns in unison, cursing the bumper-to-bumper traffic. The backdrop of flashing neon lights and larger-than-life billboards looms above it all.
Tea Party movement. He later earned a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Cincinnati. He made an appearance on January 25, , where he performed at a Leinster Rugby game in Donnybrook, Dublin , Ireland , singing his theme song "I'm the Naked Cowboy" before 18, spectators. The album was featured on MTV News.