Elliott Reid

Elliott Reid

Highest Rated: 98% Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Lowest Rated: 82% Blackbeard's Ghost (1968)

Birthday: Jan 16, 1920

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Actor Elliott Reid had a diverse career that encapsulated performances on stage, radio, film, and television. Best known for his portrayal of the smitten detective in the popular Marilyn Monroe/Jane Russell comedy "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," Reid got his start working as a radio announcer as a teen. At 20, he broke into film with a small role in the largely forgotten drama "The Ramparts We Watch." As a member of Orson Welles's Mercury Theater, Reid had little time for moviemaking and so made only a handful of films in his long career. However, by the 1950s, television was on the rise, and Reid took to the emerging medium. Many theater actors found this transition easy, as much of the early programming was anthology series composed of live or adapted theatrical productions. Reid spent much of the '50s working on these programs. As the years went on, he took to one-off roles on such popular sitcoms as "The Odd Couple," which was based on the acclaimed movie adaptation of the hit Broadway comedy, and "Seinfeld," the New York-set sitcom that famously declared it was about "nothing." After a screen career that spanned 55 years and included 21 films and 60 television programs, Reid retired.

Highest rated movies

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Inherit the Wind
Son of Flubber
The Absent Minded Professor
Blackbeard's Ghost




No Score Yet No Score Yet Mother of the Bride Gary Whitman (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Some Kind of a Nut Gardner (Character) - 1969
82% 72% Blackbeard's Ghost TV Commentator (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 77% Follow Me, Boys! Ralph Hastings (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 50% The Wheeler Dealers Leonard (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 77% Move Over, Darling Dr. Herman Schlick (Character) - 1963
88% 47% Son of Flubber Prof. Shelby Ashton (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 28% Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? Tom Edwards (Character) - 1963
83% 62% The Absent Minded Professor Prof. Shelby Ashton (Character) - 1961
93% 91% Inherit the Wind Prosecutor Tom Davenport (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 64% A Woman's World Tony Andrews (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 33% Vicki Steve Christopher (Character) - 1953
98% 83% Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Ernie Malone (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 29% The Whip Hand Matt Corbin (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 40% Sierra Duke Lafferty (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 67% The Story of Dr. Wassell William 'Andy' Anderson (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Young Ideas Jeff Evans (Character) - 1943


No Score Yet No Score Yet Maybe This Time Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
89% 93% Seinfeld Mr. Armstrong (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet It's a Living Frank (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Designing Women Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet 100% The Facts of Life Judge (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected Dick Archer (Character) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Disney's Wonderful World Ralph Hastings (Character) 1979-1981
No Score Yet 90% All in the Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet 100% Barney Miller Wayne Boley (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here's Lucy Unknown (Guest Star) 1969-1970 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The New Dick Van Dyke Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1971-1972
No Score Yet 100% The Odd Couple Gerard Ferguson (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Governor & J.J. Gulley (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild, Wild West Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lucy Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1963 1965
83% 83% The Munsters Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Surfside 6 Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Terri Blanchard (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet 90% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1955 1958
No Score Yet 98% I Love Lucy Unknown (Guest Star) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Belvedere Unknown (Guest Star)