Elliott Reid

Elliott Reid

  • Highest Rated: 98% Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
  • Lowest Rated: 71% A Double Life (1947)
  • Birthday: Jan 16, 1920
  • Birthplace: New York City, New York
  • Trained for an acting career at various Manhattan professional children's schools, Elliot Reid was hired for the CBS radio announcer's staff while still a teenager. His work on the airwaves led to Reid's being hired by Orson Welles for the latter's 1937 modern-dress production of Julius Caesar. Reid was subsequently featured in such Broadway hits as My Sister Eileen and Ladies in Retirement. Uncomfortably cast as a two-fisted hero in his first film, the 1950 anti-Red opus The Whip Hand, Reid was seen to better advantage in comedy roles. Highlights in the actor's film career included the part of Jane Russell's erstwhile suitor in Gentleman Prefer Blondes (1954) and Fred MacMurray's snotty romantic rival in Disney's The Absent-Minded Professor (1960) and Son of Flubber (1963). In the 1960s, Elliot Reid gained a reputation as a sharp-witted political satirist on such programs as The Jack Paar Program and That Was the Week That Was, fracturing audiences with his on-target impressions of such pundits as Lyndon Johnson and Paul Harvey. Other TV work in Reid's resumé included the role of Darleen Carr's father on the weekly sitcom Miss Winslow and Son (1979). Even in the later stages of his career, Elliot Reid would occasionally return to his dramatic-radio roots in such audio series as "Theater 5" and "The CBS Radio Mystery Theater."

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

89% Heaven Can Wait Waiter 1978
No Score Yet Some Kind of a Nut Gardner 1969
82% Blackbeard's Ghost TV Commentator 1968
No Score Yet Follow Me, Boys! Ralph Hastings 1966
No Score Yet Move Over Darling Dr. Herman Schlick 1963
No Score Yet Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? Tom Edwards 1963
No Score Yet The Wheeler Dealers Leonard 1963
86% The Thrill of It All Mike Palmer 1963
86% Son of Flubber Shelby Ashton 1963
82% The Absent-Minded Professor Shelby 1961
92% Inherit the Wind Davenport 1960
No Score Yet Woman's World Tony 1954
No Score Yet Vicki Steve Christopher 1953
98% Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Malone 1953
No Score Yet The Whip Hand Matt Corbin 1951
No Score Yet Sierra Duke Lafferty 1950
71% A Double Life Actor in 'A Gentleman's Gentleman' 1947
No Score Yet The Story of Dr. Wassell `Andy' Anderson 1944
No Score Yet Young Ideas Actor 1943
No Score Yet The Ramparts We Watch Ralph Gilchrist 1940

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

88% Seinfeld
1989-1998
Armstrongs
  • 1992
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Jonathan Keeler
  • 1988
No Score Yet Designing Women
1986-1993
Tyson
  • 1988
  • 1987
No Score Yet The Facts of Life
1979-1988
Judge
  • 1984
No Score Yet All in the Family
1971-1979
Harold
  • 1976
No Score Yet The Odd Couple
1970-1975
Ferguson
  • 1972
No Score Yet The Wild Wild West
1965-1969
Hawthorne
  • 1966
83% The Munsters
1964-1966
Baxter
  • 1965
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
Blanchard
  • 1959
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Tom Kramer
  • 1958
  • 1955
No Score Yet I Love Lucy
1951-1957
Edward Warren
  • 1955
No Score Yet Maybe This Time
1996
Henry Witherspoon
No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected
1979-1988
Dick Archer

QUOTES FROM Elliott Reid CHARACTERS

Tom Edwards
WHO'S BEEN SLEEPING IN MY BED?