Alan Reed Sr.

Highest Rated: 100% The Tarnished Angels (1958)
Lowest Rated: 46% Days of Glory (1945)
Birthday: Not Available
Birthplace: Not Available
Afrer majoring in journalism at Columbia University, beefy, gravel-voiced Alan Reed turned to acting at the Provincetown Playhouse. He went on to become one of the infant radio industry's busiest announcers, which led to his first movie gig as the narrator of the 1932 silent-film compilation Chase Me Charlie. A master of some 22 foreign dialects, Reed worked steadily on Broadway with the Theatre Guild. By the late '30s, he was billing himself under his real name of Teddy Bergman for comedy roles on radio programs like "The Eddie Cantor Show," and under his "nom de stage" of Alan Reed for dramatic series like "The Shadow." Becoming "Alan Reed" on a full-time basis in the early '40s, the actor gained famed for recurring radio roles like Falstaff Openshaw on the "Fred Allen Show," Pasquale on "Life With Luigi," and Mr. Clyde on "My Friend Irma." Reed was featured in both the radio and TV versions of Duffy's Tavern, playing Clancy the Cop on radio and the dim-witted Finnegan on TV. An occasional film actor, Reed was usually cast in extroverted comic roles; one of his few dramatic movie assignments was as Pancho Villa in Viva Zapata (1952). TV fans of the past 35 years will most closely associate Alan Reed with his work as the voice of Fred Flinstone on the popular prime time animated series The Flintstones (and incidentally, it was Reed who dreamed up Fred's famous catchphrase "Yabba dabba doo!").

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Seniors Professor Heigner 1978
No Score Yet Shinbone Alley Big Bill, Sr. 1971
No Score Yet A Dream of Kings Fig King 1969
No Score Yet The Man Called Flintstone Fred Flintstone 1966
88% Breakfast at Tiffany's Sally Tomato 1961
100% The Tarnished Angels Col. Fineman 1958
No Score Yet Marjorie Morningstar Puddles Podell 1958
60% Peyton Place Matt 1957
No Score Yet Rock, Pretty Baby "Sax"Lewis 1956
No Score Yet The Revolt of Mamie Stover Gorecki 1956
No Score Yet Timetable Wolfe 1956
93% Lady and the Tramp Boris 1955
No Score Yet The Far Horizons Charboneau 1955
83% The Desperate Hours Detective 1955
No Score Yet Woman's World Tomaso 1954
No Score Yet I, the Jury George Kalecki 1953
65% Viva Zapata! Pancho Villa 1952
No Score Yet Actors and Sin J.B. Cobb [Woman Of Sin] 1952
No Score Yet Here Comes the Groom Walter Godfrey 1951
No Score Yet Perfect Strangers Harry Patullo 1950
95% The Postman Always Rings Twice Ezra Liam Kennedy 1946
No Score Yet Nob Hill Dapper Jack Harrigan 1945
46% Days of Glory Sasha 1945

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Edward Bixby
  • 1969
No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies
1962-1971
Booth Eddie Sheldon Epps Buddy
  • 1968
  • 1967
  • 1965
  • 1964
93% Batman
1966-1968
General MacGruder
  • 1967
No Score Yet The Flintstones
1960-1966
Voice
  • 1965
  • 1963
  • 1962
  • 1961
  • 1960
No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show
1960-1968
Recruit
  • 1964
No Score Yet My Favorite Martian
1963-1966
Councilman Jack Gramby
  • 1963
No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show
1961-1966
Auctioneer
  • 1963
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Uncle Leo
  • 1956
No Score Yet The Flintstones (inactive)

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