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Jerry Reed

Highest Rated:   81% Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
Lowest Rated:   0% Gator (1976)
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 Buster B. Jones - Guitar Styles and Techniques of Jerry Reed
  • Actor
No Score Yet What Comes Around
  • Producer
  • Joe Hawkins
  • Executive Producer
  • Director
35% The Waterboy
  • Red Beaulieu
No Score Yet Chet Atkins & Jerry Reed - In Concert at the Bottom Line
  • Actor
80% Bat 21
  • Col. Walker
  • Executive Producer
No Score Yet Stand Alone
  • Paramedic
9% The Survivors
  • Jack Locke
20% Smokey and the Bandit Part 3
  • Cletus/The Bandit
20% Smokey and the Bandit II
  • Cledus
No Score Yet The Concrete Cowboys
  • J.D. Reed
No Score Yet Hot Stuff
  • Doug von Horne
No Score Yet High-Ballin' (Death Toll)
  • Duke
81% Smokey and the Bandit
  • Cledus
0% Gator
  • Bama McCall
No Score Yet W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings
  • Wayne

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