Jerry Reed

Highest Rated: 81% Bat 21 (1988)
Lowest Rated: 0% Gator (1976)
Birthday: Mar 20, 1937
Birthplace: Not Available
The son of an amateur musician, Jerry Reed spent his formative years laboring in the cotton fields of Georgia, teaching himself the guitar in his spare time. At 18, Reed was hired by Capitol Records as a staff songwriter. One of his first compositions, "Crazy Legs," proved to be a hit for C&W star Gene Vincent; likewise, Elvis Presley scored successes with Reed's "Guitar Man" and "U.S. Males." After army service, Reed established himself as one of the most highly sought-after studio guitarists in the business. He made his mark as a singer in his own right with his best-selling 1967 rendition of "Guitar Man." Reed went on to win a Grammy award for his 1970 chart-topper "Amos Moses"; his later number-one hits included 1971's "When You're Hot, You're Hot" and 1982's "She Got the Goldmine (I Got the Shaft)." He augmented his recording fame as a regular on the TV series The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, then as star of his own summer-replacement variety weekly, 1972's The Jerry Reed When You're Hot You're Hot Hour. By 1977, Reed had pretty much put his recording activities on the back burner in favor of his blossoming film career. He made his movie bow in Burt Reynolds' W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings (1975), then went on to co-star as Cletus in Reynolds' two Smokey and the Bandit outings, composing the musical score for both films. Reed was elevated to second billing in the Reynolds-less Smokey and the Bandit III (1983), but only after the film had been unsuccessfully previewed with Jackie Gleason playing both Smokey and the Bandit. Jerry Reed made his film directorial debut with 1981's What Comes Around.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet What Comes Around Joe Hawkins Producer Executive Producer Director 2002
35% The Waterboy Red Beaulieu 1998
No Score Yet Chet Atkins & Jerry Reed - In Concert at the Bottom Line Actor 1992
81% Bat 21 Col. Walker Executive Producer 1988
No Score Yet Stand Alone Paramedic 1985
20% Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 Cletus/The Bandit 1983
9% The Survivors Jack Locke 1983
17% Smokey and the Bandit II Cledus 1980
No Score Yet The Concrete Cowboys J.D. Reed 1979
No Score Yet Hot Stuff Doug von Horne 1979
No Score Yet High-Ballin' (Death Toll) Duke 1978
79% Smokey and the Bandit Cledus 1977
0% Gator Bama McCall 1976
No Score Yet W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings Wayne 1975


No Score Yet Mama's Family
  • 1983


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