Jerry Reed

Jerry Reed

Highest Rated: 81% Bat 21 (1988)

Lowest Rated: 0% Gator (1976)

Birthday: Mar 20, 1937

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

A rascally presence in music and film for over four decades, Jerry Reed was a highly respected guitarist and songwriter who parlayed a string of humorous country-pop singles in the 1970s into a successful second career as an actor in films like "Smokey and the Bandit" (1977). A gifted guitarist who employed the fingerpicked playing style of technical wizards like Merle Travis, Reed began recording as a teenager in the 1950s before hitting his stride as a songwriter the following decade with songs like "Guitar Man" and "A Thing Called Love," which became hits for Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash, respectively. Reed's own singing career took off in 1970 with "Amos Moses," a humorous tall tale that hinged on his wry, cracker-barrel delivery; the chart-topping "When You're Hot, You're Hot" soon followed, as did supporting turns opposite Burt Reynolds in "W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings" (1974), "Gator" (1976) and the hugely popular "Smokey" films. Reed's acting and music careers slowed in the 1980s, during which he concentrated on touring, though he would win a Grammy in 1998 for a collaboration with fellow guitar wizard Chet Atkins, as well as co-star with Adam Sandler in "The Waterboy" (1998) before his death in 2008. Celebrated for his humor, songwriting and guitar skills, Reed was a much-loved entertainment figure whose best efforts brought considerable joy to audiences.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
34% 71% The Waterboy Coach Red Beaulieu (Character) $161.5M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet B.L. Stryker: Plates Bill (Character) - 1990
81% 58% Bat 21 Col. George Walker (Character),
Executive Producer
$3.2M 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet What Comes Around Joe Hawkins (Character),
Director
- 1986
17% 18% Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 Cledus Snow/"Bandit" (Character) - 1983
9% 42% The Survivors Jack Locke (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Concrete Cowboys II J.D. Reed (Character) - 1981
14% 44% Smokey and the Bandit II Cledus (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 36% The Concrete Cowboys J.D. Reed (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 73% Hot Stuff Doug von Horne (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 25% High-Ballin' Duke (Character) - 1978
80% 85% Smokey and the Bandit Cledus Snow/'Snowman' (Character),
Original Music
- 1977
0% 44% Gator Bama McCall (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 29% W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings Wayne (Character) - 1975

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hee Haw Music Performer,
Host
1986 1977
33% No Score Yet Alice Unknown (Guest Star) 1981 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The New Scooby-Doo Movies Unknown (Guest Voice) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour Guest 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Super Dave Music Performer
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Johnny Cash Show Guest 1969

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