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Name  Walter Reed
Role  Film actor
Siblings  Smilin' Jack Smith

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Died  August 20, 2001, Santa Cruz, California, United States
Spouse  Elizabeth Bryce (m. ?–1988)
Children  Kirk Reed, Peggy Reed, Kim Reed
Movies  Seven Men from Now, Flying Disc Man from Mars, Macumba Love, Superman and the Mole Men, Government Agents vs Phantom
Similar People  Douglas Fowley, Budd Boetticher, Lesley Selander, Joseph Kane, Robert Wise

Walter Reed (born Walter Reed Smith, February 10, 1916 – August 20, 2001) was an American stage, film and television actor. He was born in Fort Ward, Washington. Following a stint as a Broadway actor, Reed broke into films in 1941. He appeared in several features for RKO Radio Pictures, including the last two Mexican Spitfire comedies (in which Reed replaced Buddy Rogers as the Spitfire's husband). Perhaps his most memorable role was as the spineless wagon driver husband of Gail Russell in the western Seven Men from Now. Reed also appeared in the very first Superman theatrical feature film Superman and the Mole Men in 1951.

Walter Reed (actor) Walter Reed Biography and Filmography 1916

In 1951 Reed made two serials for Republic Pictures; Reed strongly resembled former Republic leading man Ralph Byrd, enabling Republic to insert old action scenes of Byrd into the new Reed footage. Republic wanted to sign Reed for additional serials but Reed declined, preferring not to be typed as a serial star.

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After appearing in 90 films and numerous television programs, such as John Payne's The Restless Gun, Reed changed careers and became a real estate investor and broker in Santa Cruz, California in the late 1960s.

Selected filmography

  • Mexican Spitfire's Blessed Event (1943) - Dennis Lindsay
  • Petticoat Larceny (1943) - Bill Morgan
  • Bombardier (1943)
  • Return of the Bad Men (1948)
  • Angel on the Amazon (1948)
  • Western Heritage (1948)
  • The Lawless (1950) - Jim Wilson
  • Young Man with a Horn (1950)
  • Superman and the Mole Men (1951)
  • Flying Disc Man from Mars (1951, serial)
  • Government Agents vs. Phantom Legion (1951, serial)
  • Dangerous Mission (1954)
  • The Far Horizons (1955)
  • Seven Men from Now (1956)
  • The Horse Soldiers (1959)
  • Macumba Love (1960) - J. Peter Weils
  • The Oscar (1966) - Pereira (uncredited)
  • The Sand Pebbles (1966) - Bidder at Red Kettle Bar (uncredited)
  • The Destructors (1968) - Admiral
  • Star! (1968) - Photographer (uncredited)
  • Panic in the City (1968) - Frank Devers
  • A Time for Dying (1969) - Mayor
  • Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) - Vice Adm. William S. Pye (uncredited)
  • References

    Walter Reed (actor) Wikipedia