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Alan Reed Sr.

Highest Rated:   100% The Tarnished Angels (1958)
Lowest Rated:   50% 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
89% 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
50% Days of Glory
  • Sasha
1945

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Batman
1966-1968
  • General MacGruder
  • 1967
No Score Yet The Flintstones
  • Actor

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