Walter Reed

The early stages of Western star Walter Reed's acting career played almost in reverse. Raised in Los Angeles among the sons and daughters of prominent performers during the Great Depression, Reed skipped town at 17 and ... Read more »
Born: 02/10/1916

Filmography

Actor (29)

My Three Sons 1960 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

The Monk 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

Deadlock 1968 - 1969 (TV Show)

Actor

Panic in the City 1968 (Movie)

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Moment to Moment 1965 (Movie)

Hendricks (Actor)

The Money Trap 1965 (Movie)

Detective (Actor)

Cheyenne Autumn 1964 (Movie)

Lt Peterson (Actor)

Where Love Has Gone 1963 (Movie)

George Babson (Actor)

Macumba Love 1960 (Movie)

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Sergeant Rutledge 1960 (Movie)

Captain MacAfee (Actor)

The Horse Soldiers 1959 (Movie)

Union Officer (Actor)

How to Make a Monster 1958 (Movie)

Detective Thompson (Actor)

Summer Love 1958 (Movie)

Mr Reid (Actor)

Westbound 1958 (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

Missile Monsters 1957 (Movie)

Kent Fowler (Actor)

The Deep Six 1957 (Movie)

Paul Clemson (Actor)

Dance With Me Henry 1956 (Movie)

Drake (Actor)

Seven Men From Now 1956 (Movie)

Greer (Actor)

The Far Horizons 1955 (Movie)

Cruzatte (Actor)

Dangerous Mission 1954 (Movie)

Dobson (Actor)

The Yellow Tomahawk 1954 (Movie)

Keats (Actor)

Forever Female 1953 (Movie)

Leading Man (Actor)

Horizons West 1952 (Movie)

Layton (Actor)

The Clown 1952 (Movie)

Joe Hoagley (Actor)

Young Man With a Horn 1950 (Movie)

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Mystery in Mexico 1948 (Movie)

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Night Song 1947 (Movie)

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Bombardier 1942 (Movie)

Jim Carter (Actor)

Seven Days Leave 1941 (Movie)

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Biography

The early stages of Western star Walter Reed's acting career played almost in reverse. Raised in Los Angeles among the sons and daughters of prominent performers during the Great Depression, Reed skipped town at 17 and rode the rails to New York, where he broke into the Industry as a Broadway performer. Reportedly aided by fellow Western icon Joel McCrea, Reed returned home years later and made his true Hollywood debut as a platoon leader in a 1941 military training film. Reed quickly became a staple in the machismo-driven Western genre, giving his most famous performance as a cowardly stagecoach driver in the 1956 Budd Boetticher picture "Seven Men from Now," which proved to be the director's most famous effort. Throughout the '50s, Reed enjoyed branching out from his reputation as a cowboy. In 1950, he played a pilot in the sci-fi serial "Flying Disc Man from Mars," and later a foreman in "Superman and the Mole-Men." In the latter half of the decade, Reed made a graceful transition into television, where he soon found himself appearing on half a dozen series per year. Among his more memorable stints were as a newscaster on the family comedy "Dennis the Menace" and a gaggle of guest appearances on the detective drama "77 Sunset Strip." Reed retired from acting in 1972.

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