Marshall Reed

Marshall Reed was a supporting actor famous for his roles as a villain in Westerns. Born in 1917, Reed appeared in more than 150 films over the course of his career. Before getting into movies, however, Reed worked as ... Read more »
Born: 05/28/1917

Filmography

Actor (16)

Till Death 1977 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Day the Lord Got Busted 1975 (Movie)

Billy Henry (Actor)

The Hard Ride 1970 (Movie)

Father Tom (Actor)

The Long Ride Home 1966 (Movie)

Stedner (Actor)

Fate Is the Hunter 1964 (Movie)

Reporter (Actor)

The Hallelujah Trail 1964 (Movie)

Carter (Actor)

The Lineup 1958 (Movie)

Inspector Fred Asher (Actor)

Rose Marie 1954 (Movie)

Mountie (Actor)

Sound Off 1952 (Movie)

Capt. Fred Karger (Actor)

The Lusty Men 1952 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hurricane Island 1951 (Movie)

(Actor)

Texas Lawmen 1951 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mysterious Island 1950 (Movie)

Jack Pencroft (Actor)

The Cowboy and the Prizefighter 1949 (Movie)

(Actor)

Angel and the Badman 1947 (Movie)

Nelson (Actor)

West of Dodge City 1947 (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

Marshall Reed was a supporting actor famous for his roles as a villain in Westerns. Born in 1917, Reed appeared in more than 150 films over the course of his career. Before getting into movies, however, Reed worked as, among other things, a meter reader, a mail clerk, and a horse trainer. During the golden years of the B Westerns in the 1940s and '50s, Reed was a regular for many of the big studios, including Columbia, Republic, P.R.C., and Monogram/Allied Artists, all of whom were churning out Westerns at the time. Though his characters were usually on the wrong side of the law, he did score a part as a protagonist every once in awhile, most notably in his only starring role, as Bill Cody in the 1954 film "Riding with Buffalo Bill." As Westerns began to decline in popularity, Reed moved on to TV work. He landed a costarring role on the police drama "The Lineup" as Inspector Fred Asher, a role he held for the six-year duration of the series. Though he would return to his Western roots every once in a while, with guest roles on "Bonanza" and "Gunsmoke," Reed stuck mainly to police dramas throughout the '60s and '70s. He appeared in three episodes of "Perry Mason" and, several years later, had a guest role on "Dragnet 1967."

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