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Reed Howes (1900–1964)

American silent-era leading man who became a familiar heavy in B-Westerns of the talkie period. Born Hermon (not Herman) Reed Howes in Washington, D.C., in 1900, he served as an apprentice seaman in the U.S. Navy during the last year of the First World War. After the war he graduated from the University of Utah and attended Harvard Graduate School... See full bio »

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 1964 One Man's Way
Crowd Extra at Girl's Rescue (uncredited)
 1962 Incident in an Alley
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
 1961-1962 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Reporter / Police Capt. Reardon / Policeman at Raid
- The Case Against Eliot Ness (1962) ... Reporter (uncredited)
- Testimony of Evil (1961) ... Police Capt. Reardon (uncredited)
- The Nick Moses Story (1961) ... Policeman at Raid (uncredited)
 1962 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Courtroom Spectator
- The Case of the Melancholy Marksman (1962) ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
 1961-1962 Mister Ed (TV Series)
Ship's Officer / Harvey Wells / The Policeman
- Zsa Zsa (1962) ... Ship's Officer
- Mister Ed's Blues (1961) ... Harvey Wells
- Ed's Ancestors (1961) ... The Policeman
 1961 The Last Time I Saw Archie
Bus Passenger (uncredited)
 1961 The Tall Man (TV Series)
Bartender
- First Blood (1961) ... Bartender (uncredited)
 1960 The Sinister Urge
Police Inspector
 1960 The Dalton That Got Away
Father Dalton
 1960 The Betty Hutton Show (TV Series)
Judge
- The Seaton Story (1960) ... Judge
 1960 Gunfighters of Abilene
Durwood (uncredited)
 1955-1959 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Turkey Creek Johnson / Bar-W Man / Texas Ranger / ...
- Lineup for Battle (1959) ... Turkey Creek Johnson (uncredited)
- Death for a Stolen Horse (1959) ... Bar-W Man (uncredited)
- Three (1958) ... Texas Ranger (uncredited)
- Wyatt Earp Rides Shotgun (1958) ... Purvis Gang Member (uncredited)
- Justice (1956) ... Townsman Yelling Indians (uncredited)
 1958-1959 Trackdown (TV Series)
Townsman
- Stranger in Town (1959) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- Terror (1959) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- The Avenger (1958) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1959 Arson for Hire
Barney, the Bartender
 1959 Yancy Derringer (TV Series)
American Captain
- The Night the Russians Landed (1959) ... American Captain
 1958 The Californians (TV Series)
Elmer
- Hangtown (1958) ... Elmer
 1958 Panic! (TV Series)
 1958 Buckskin (TV Series)
Lane
- Cash Robertson (1958) ... Lane
 1958 Sierra Baron
Sheriff
 1958 Screaming Mimi
Herb (uncredited)
 1958 Tombstone Territory (TV Series)
Poker Player
- Doc Holliday in Durango (1958) ... Poker Player
 1958 Casey Jones (TV Series)
Collier
- Honeymoon Express (1958) ... Collier
 1958 Seven Guns to Mesa
Stage Driver
 1958 The Restless Gun (TV Series)
Joe Clamper
- Quiet City (1958) ... Joe Clamper
 1958 Broken Arrow (TV Series)
Fred Hosper
- Water Witch (1958) ... Fred Hosper
 1957 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Rancher
- Top Hand (1957) ... Rancher (uncredited)
 1957 Decision at Sundown
Morley's Henchman (uncredited)
 1952-1957 The Roy Rogers Show (TV Series)
Sheriff / Sheriff Tom / Rancher Jim Nolan / ...
- Johnny Rover (1957) ... Sheriff (uncredited)
- Three Masked Men (1955) ... Sheriff
- The Brothers O'Dell (1955) ... Sheriff (uncredited)
- Go for Your Gun (1952) ... Rancher Jim Nolan
- Ghost Gulch (1952) ... Sheriff Tom
 1956-1957 Crossroads (TV Series)
Bartender / Townsman / Doctor
- The Healing (1957) ... Bartender
- In God We Trust (1957) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- The Comeback (1956) ... Doctor
 1957 The Guns of Fort Petticoat
Well-Wishing Officer (uncredited)
 1955-1957 Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (TV Series)
Inspector / Blackie
- The Black Ace (1957) ... Blackie
- Return Visit (1956) ... Inspector
- Limping King (1956) ... Inspector
- The Boy Nobody Wanted (1955) ... Inspector
- Last Mail from Last Chance (1955) ... Inspector
 1956 Runaway Daughters
Henry Stevenson
 1956 Annie Oakley (TV Series)
Barney
- Joker on Horseback (1956) ... Barney
 1955 A Lawless Street
Townsman (uncredited)
 1950-1955 The Gene Autry Show (TV Series)
Davis, Passenger Agent / Masked Henchman / Henchman with Mustache / ...
- Feuding Friends (1955) ... Davis, Passenger Agent
- Silver Dollars (1951) ... Masked Henchman (uncredited)
- Ghost Town Raiders (1951) ... Henchman with Mustache
- Double Barreled Vengeance (1951) ... Joe (scenes deleted)
- The Raiders (1951) ... Spade, Captured Holdup man
 1955 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Stage Driver
- The Return (1955) ... Stage Driver
 1955 Stage 7 (TV Series)
Man in Bar
- The Traveling Salesman (1955) ... Man in Bar
 1955 The Whistler (TV Series)
Clerk
- Windfall (1955) ... Clerk
 1955 Ten Wanted Men
One of the Daltons (uncredited)
 1951-1954 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series)
Henchman Hartley / Henchman / Slate
- The Gorilla of Owl Hoot Mesa (1954) ... Henchman Hartley
- The Fortune Telling Story (1952) ... Henchman
- Silver Stage Holdup (1951) ... Slate
 1954 Three Hours to Kill
Townsman (uncredited)
 1954 Adventures of the Falcon (TV Series)
Army Sergeant
- A Border-Line Case (1954) ... Army Sergeant (uncredited)
 1954 The Desperado
2nd Bartender (uncredited)
 1954 The Command
Infantry Lieutenant (uncredited)
 1951-1953 The Cisco Kid (TV Series)
Hank Barton / Jeff Malcolm / Dan Sloan / ...
- The Black Terror (1953) ... Hank Barton
- Bandaged Badman (1953) ... Jeff Malcolm
- Protective Association (1951) ... Dan Sloan
- Stolen Bonds (1951) ... Dan
 1953 Calamity Jane
Angry Saloon Patron (uncredited)
 1953 Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Policeman
- The Big Squeeze (1953) ... Policeman
 1953 The Stranger Wore a Gun
Harve Comis (uncredited)
 1953 The Last Posse
Townsman (uncredited)
 1953 Mr. & Mrs. North (TV Series)
Hotel Clerk
- Hot Mink (1953) ... Hotel Clerk
 1953 The Man Behind the Gun
Roberts aka The Dude (uncredited)
 1952 Boston Blackie (TV Series)
Sarge
- Queen of Thieves (1952)
- Timely Hour (1952)
- Minuet for Murders (1952) ... Sarge
 1952 The Iron Mistress
Player (uncredited)
 1952 Hangman's Knot
Hank Fletcher (uncredited)
 1951-1952 The Adventures of Kit Carson (TV Series)
Daggett / John Maxwell / Henchman Monte
- Thunder Over Inyo (1952) ... Daggett
- The Teton Tornado (1951) ... John Maxwell
- Fury at Red Gulch (1951) ... Henchman Monte
 1952 Cowboy G-Men (TV Series)
Agent Grant
- Secret Mission (1952) ... Agent Grant
 1952 Captain Pirate
Brag (uncredited)
 1952 Carson City
Townsman (uncredited)
 1952 Indian Uprising
Taggart Man (uncredited)
 1951 Man in the Saddle
Townsman (uncredited)
 1951 Rich, Young and Pretty
Texan Wedding Guest (uncredited)
 1951 The Thundering Trail
Schaeffer's Brother (uncredited)
 1951 Saddle Legion
Noble (uncredited)
 1951 Santa Fe
Henchman (uncredited)
 1950 Stage to Tucson
Eddie (uncredited)
 1950 Silver Raiders
Ranger George Barnes
 1950 The Savage Horde
Officer Riding with Lt. Baker (uncredited)
 1950 Fortunes of Captain Blood
Guard (uncredited)
 1950 Gunslingers
Marshal Stoner
 1950 Captain China
Blake
 1950 Ambush
Trooper (uncredited)
 1950 The Nevadan
Hotel Guest (uncredited)
 1949 Range Land
Henchman Red Davis
 1949 Task Force
Officer (uncredited)
 1949 The Doolins of Oklahoma
Grat Dalton (uncredited)
 1949 El Paso
Mr. Wilkes (uncredited)
 1949 The Walking Hills
Young King
 1948 Loaded Pistols
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1948 Mexican Hayride
Man (uncredited)
 1948 The Untamed Breed
Oklahoma Sutter (uncredited)
 1948 Superman
Jackson (uncredited)
 1948 River Lady
Logger (uncredited)
 1948 Black Bart
Bartender (uncredited)
 1947 The Spirit of West Point
Naval Commander (uncredited)
 1947 Gunfighters
Ranch Hand (uncredited)
 1947 That's My Man
Racing Official (uncredited)
 1947 Stallion Road
Engagement Party Guest (uncredited)
 1946 Till the Clouds Roll By
Critic (uncredited)
 1946 My Dog Shep
Shorty Spain, Kidnapper
 1946 Three Little Girls in Blue
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
 1946 Under Arizona Skies
Henchman Duke
 1945 The Stork Club
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
 1945 Song of the Prairie
Deputy (uncredited)
 1945 State Fair
Horse Race Spectator (uncredited)
 1945 You Came Along
Officer on Dance Floor (uncredited)
 1945 The Clock
Man in Penn Station (uncredited)
 1945 Sheriff of Cimarron
Joel (uncredited)
 1945 Frisco Sal
Rio's Henchman (uncredited)
 1945 Sing Me a Song of Texas
Rancher in Bronson's Booth (uncredited)
 1944 The Whispering Skull
Lafe Jeffers (uncredited)
 1944 Belle of the Yukon
Barfly (uncredited)
 1944 Saddle Leather Law
Henchman Reardon (uncredited)
 1944 Dead or Alive
Yackey Henchman with Rifle (uncredited)
 1944 Wild Horse Phantom
Jim Brooks (uncredited)
 1944 Strange Affair
Bank Officer (uncredited)
 1944 Brand of the Devil
Henchman Duke
 1944 The Desert Hawk
Assassin (uncredited)
 1944 The Great Alaskan Mystery
Ship's Officer (uncredited)
 1944 Thundering Gun Slingers
Townsman (uncredited)
 1944 Outlaw Roundup
Henchman Rod Laidlow
 1944 The Fighting Seabees
Reporter (uncredited)
 1943 The Phantom
Tartar Guard (uncredited)
 1943 Raiders of Red Gap
Henchman (uncredited)
 1943 Cattle Stampede
Dan Kelly (uncredited)
 1943 Black Hills Express
Henchman (uncredited)
 1943 Law of the Saddle
Sheriff Dave Barstowe
 1943 Secret Service in Darkest Africa
American Officer [Ch. 5] (uncredited)
 1943 Border Buckaroos
Trigger Farley (uncredited)
 1943 The Desperadoes
Grey-Vested Saloon Waiter (uncredited)
 1943 Santa Fe Scouts
Hoodlum (uncredited)
 1943 Wild Horse Stampede
Henchman Tex
 1943 King of the Cowboys
2nd Usher (uncredited)
 1943 Carson City Cyclone
Jim Thorp (uncredited)
 1943 Thundering Trails
Jeff Cantrell
 1942 Dawn on the Great Divide
Henchman Stevens (uncredited)
 1942 The Valley of Vanishing Men
Union Officer (uncredited)
 1942 Pirates of the Prairie
Henchman Gordon (uncredited)
 1942 Red River Robin Hood
Henchman Buck Owens
 1942 Criminal Investigator
Reporter (uncredited)
 1942 Along the Sundown Trail
Barfly (uncredited)
 1942 Sin Town
Lyncher (uncredited)
 1942 Tumbleweed Trail
Saloon Croupier / Henchman / Vigilante (uncredited)
 1942 Down Texas Way
Henchman Joe (uncredited)
 1942 Raiders of the West
Man at Auction (uncredited)
 1942 Below the Border
Henchman Max (uncredited)
 1941 Lone Star Law Men
Henchman Red (Ace in credits)
 1941 Down Mexico Way
Henchman (uncredited)
 1941 Tonto Basin Outlaws
Army Captain
 1941 Billy the Kid Wanted
Deputy (uncredited)
 1941 Death Valley Outlaws
Henchman (uncredited)
 1941 The Lone Rider in Frontier Fury
Henchman Helping Joe (uncredited)
 1941 Fugitive Valley
Jim Brandon
 1941 Bullets for O'Hara
Juror (uncredited)
 1941 Sunset in Wyoming
Rancher / Man in Lynch Mob (uncredited)
 1941 Billy the Kid in Santa Fe
Henchman (uncredited)
 1941 Kansas Cyclone
Deputy (uncredited)
 1941 Back in the Saddle
Slim (uncredited)
 1941 Western Union
Slade Henchman #2 (uncredited)
 1940 The Green Hornet Strikes Again!
Policeman at Breedon's House [Ch. 14] (uncredited)
 1940 Lone Star Raiders
Henchman (uncredited)
 1940 Texas Terrors
Henchman Ed
 1940 Trailer Tragedy (Short)
Motorcycle Driver (uncredited)
 1940 Arizona Gang Busters
Barfly (uncredited)
 1940 Roll Wagons Roll
Steve Coleman
 1940 Mystery Sea Raider
Hughes, Carl's Chauffeur
 1940 Billy the Kid Outlawed
Henchman Whitey
 1940 Adventures of Red Ryder
Henchman Slade [Chs. 2, 5-12] (uncredited)
 1940 Frontier Crusader
Cowhand (uncredited)
 1940 Lightning Strikes West
Henchman Frank
 1940 Covered Wagon Days
Henchman
 1940 Covered Wagon Trails
Rancher (uncredited)
 1940 Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe
Barin's Ship #5 Commander (uncredited)
 1940 Virginia City
Union Sergeant on Horse (uncredited)
 1940 Phantom Rancher
Lon, Burton Foreman
 1940 The Cheyenne Kid
Jeff Baker
 1940 Heroes of the Saddle
Wilson
 1940 The Green Hornet
Acme Driver Charlie (uncredited)
 1939 Zorro's Fighting Legion
Trooper [Ch. 2] (uncredited)
 1939 South of the Border
Saunders' Henchman Slugging Gene (uncredited)
 1939 Westbound Stage
Red Greer
 1939 Flaming Lead
Tex Hanlon
 1939 The Phantom Creeps
Signalman [Ch. 10]
 1939 Calling All Marines
Marine Guard (uncredited)
 1939 Dick Tracy's G-Men
Slim (uncredited)
 1939 The Fighting Renegade
Sheriff
 1939 Port of Hate
Hotel Clerk
 1939 Straight Shooter
Henchman Slade
 1939 Riders of the Sage
Sam Halsey
 1939 Daredevils of the Red Circle
Derrick Thug (uncredited)
 1939 Wolf Call
Tom Blake - Henchman (uncredited)
 1939 Buck Rogers
Capt. Roberts
 1939 Texas Wildcats
Ace the Card Sharp
 1939 Dodge City
Joe (uncredited)
 1939 Trigger Smith
Henchman
 1939 Six-Gun Rhythm
Jim Davis
 1939 Honor of the West
Deputy Tom Morrison
 1939 The Phantom Stage
Henchman Denver
 1938 Ghost Town Riders
Henchman Fred
 1938 Come On, Rangers
Soldier (uncredited)
 1938 Flight to Fame
Roy Curran (flyer)
 1938 Lightning Carson Rides Again
Henchman Jim
 1938 The Spider's Web
Henchman (uncredited)
 1938 Dick Tracy Returns
Agent Rance
 1938 The Utah Trail
Rifleman Henchman #2 (uncredited)
 1938 The Fighting Devil Dogs
Parker--Sub Crewman [Chs. 4, 10-12]
 1938 Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars
Stratosled Pilot [Chs. 5-6] (uncredited)
 1938 State Police
Police Orderly (uncredited)
 1938 The Secret of Treasure Island
Pencil-Mustached Cortez Thug Leader (uncredited)
 1938 Born to Be Wild
Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)
 1938 The Lone Ranger
Lt. Brown (uncredited)
 1938 West of Rainbow's End
Ted Crane
 1937 The Mysterious Pilot
RCAF HQ Radio Constable (uncredited)
 1937 Zorro Rides Again
Phillip Andrews
 1937 Love Takes Flight
NBC Announcer
 1937 There Goes the Groom
Sanitarium Attendant Extra (uncredited)
 1937 The Toast of New York
Man in New York Restaurant (uncredited)
 1937 Behind the Headlines
Gang Member (uncredited)
 1937 A Million to One
Duke Hale
 1936 The Plot Thickens
Museum Guard in Egyptian Room (uncredited)
 1936 Death in the Air
Lt. John Ives
 1936/I The Amazing Exploits of the Clutching Hand
Private Detective Sullivan (uncredited)
 1936 Feud of the West
Bart Hunter (as Reed Howe)
 1936/I Flash Gordon
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1936 The Farmer in the Dell
Assistant Director (uncredited)
 1936 Taming the Wild
Chuck
 1935/I Queen of the Jungle
David Worth / Frank Worth
 1935 The Fighting Coward
Detective Brandon
 1935 Confidential
FBI Agent Bob Arnold
 1935 Paradise Canyon
Henchman Red
 1935/II Queen of the Jungle
David Worth Jr. / David Worth Sr.
 1935 The Dawn Rider
Ben McClure
 1935 Hold 'Em Yale (uncredited)
 1935 Million Dollar Haul
Dan Kennedy
 1934 Chloe, Love Is Calling You
Wade Carson
 1933 Playthings of Desire
Jack Halliday
 1933 Fighting with Kit Carson
Duke (uncredited)
 1932 Madison Sq. Garden
Reporter at Ringside (uncredited)
 1932 70,000 Witnesses
Southard (uncredited)
 1932 Gorilla Ship
Dave Burton
 1931 Anybody's Blonde
Don O'Hara
 1931 Hell Divers
Lieutenant Fisher
 1931 White Renegade
Bob Hershey
 1931 Catch-As Catch-Can (Short)
Harry (Strangler's manager)
 1931/II Trapped
Tiger Callahan
 1931 Sheer Luck
'Rabbit' Rossi
 1930 Terry of the 'Times'
Terry Macy
 1930 Clancy in Wall Street
Freddie Saunders
 1929 Come Across
Harry Fraser
 1929 The Cloud Patrol (Short)
Russ Farrell
 1929 Stolen Kisses
Jack Harding
 1929 The Air Derby (Short)
Russ Farrell
 1928 Fashion Madness
Victor Redding
 1928 The Skywayman (Short)
Russ Farrell
 1928 The Sky Ranger (Short)
Russ Farrell
 1928 The Singing Fool
John Perry
 1928 Sawdust Paradise
Butch
 1928 Hellship Bronson
Tim Bronson
 1928 A Million for Love
Danny Eagan
 1928 Ladies' Night in a Turkish Bath
Edwin Leroy
 1927 The Racing Fool
Jack Harlowe
 1927 The Royal American
Jack Beaton
 1927 Romantic Rogue
Hart Lawson
 1927 Rough House Rosie
Joe Hennessey
 1927 The Lost Limited
Leonard Hathaway
 1927 The Scorcher
Mike O'Malley
 1926 The Night Owl
Larry Armitage
 1926 Wings of the Storm
Allen Gregory
 1926 The High Flyer
Jim
 1926 Racing Romance
Howard Billings
 1926 Moran of the Mounted
Moran
 1926 The Gentle Cyclone
Marshall Junior
 1926 The Dangerous Dude
Bob Downs
 1926 The Self Starter
Jerry Neale
 1926 Danger Quest
Rob Rollins
 1925 Bashful Buccaneer
Jerry Logan
 1925 Bobbed Hair
Bingham Carrington
 1925 Cyclone Cavalier
Ted Clayton
 1925 Youth's Gamble
William Ignatius Newton
 1925 The Snob Buster
Ted Pendergast
 1925 Super Speed
Pat O'Farrell
 1924 Geared to Go
 1924 Lightning Romance
Jack Wade
 1924 The Cyclone Rider
Richard Armstrong
 1924 Open All Night
American Bicyclist (uncredited)
 1923 High Speed Lee
James Jefferson Lee
 1923 The Broken Violin
John Ellsworth
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