Reed Hadley (1911–1974)

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Tall, dark, and handsome, Reed Hadley appeared most frequently as either a villain or as an officer of the law during a film career of 35 years. His rich, bass voice was also frequently heard as narrator for movies and documentaries. He may be best remembered for his work in television, where he starred in Racket Squad (1950) and Public Defender (... See full bio »

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Known For

I Take This Woman Bob Hampton
Zorro's Fighting Legion Don Diego Vega / Zorro
Dallas Wild Bill Hickok


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 1972 Men of Crisis: The Harvey Wallinger Story (TV Short)
 1971 Brain of Blood
Abdul Amir
 1969 The Fabulous Bastard from Chicago
Narrator (voice)
 1969 Green Acres (TV Series)
- Economy Flight to Washington (1969) ... Pilot
 1968 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
- The Protector (1968) ... Minister
 1967 Custer (TV Series)
War Eagle
- The Raiders (1967) ... War Eagle
 1967 Hondo (TV Series)
Morgan Slade
- Hondo and the Death Drive (1967) ... Morgan Slade
 1965 Young Dillinger
Federal Agent Parker
 1964 Moro Witch Doctor
Robert Collins
 1964 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Medical Examiner
- The Case of the Tragic Trophy (1964) ... Medical Examiner
 1963 Gunfight at Comanche Creek
Narrator (uncredited)
 1961 All in a Night's Work
General Pettiford (uncredited)
 1961 Sea Hunt (TV Series)
Fred Darrow
- Vital Error (1961) ... Fred Darrow
 1960 Grand Jury (TV Series)
Captain Scott
- The Perfect Crime (1960) ... Captain Scott
 1960 Tightrope (TV Series)
Raymond Braddock
- Borderline (1960) ... Raymond Braddock
 1959-1960 The Texan (TV Series)
Wild Jack Tobin / Sheriff Ben Tildy
- The Terrified Town (1960) ... Wild Jack Tobin
- Sixgun Street (1960) ... Wild Jack Tobin
- The Taming of Rio Nada (1960) ... Wild Jack Tobin
- The Sheriff of Boot Hill (1959) ... Sheriff Ben Tildy
 1958-1959 The Restless Gun (TV Series)
Mayor Love / Colonel Bromley
- A Very Special Investigator (1959) ... Mayor Love
- The Outlander (1958) ... Colonel Bromley
 1959 Rawhide (TV Series)
- Incident in No Man's Land (1959) ... Clement
 1958 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
District Attorney / Prof. L. M. Treadway
- Clem Sings (1958) ... District Attorney
 1958 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Raoul Cummings
- Dynamite Blows Two Ways (1958) ... Raoul Cummings
 1958 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Mort Galvin
- The Sacramento Story (1958) ... Mort Galvin
 1957 Navy Log (TV Series)
Capt. Jerauld Wright
- One If by Sea (1957) ... Capt. Jerauld Wright
 1956 God Is in the Streets (Short)
 1956 Crossroads (TV Series)
Captain Harry Purdum
- God in the Street (1956) ... Captain Harry Purdum
 1955 David Hartman: Counterspy (TV Movie)
David Harding
 1955 Lincoln Speaks for Himself (Short)
Abraham Lincoln
 1954-1955 Public Defender (TV Series)
Bart Matthews
- Failure (1955) ... Bart Matthews
- The Jockey and the Nun (1955) ... Bart Matthews
- The Bad Ones (1955) ... Bart Matthews
- Story of Nora Fulton (1955) ... Bart Matthews
- Operation Cleat (1955) ... Bart Matthews
 1955 Big House, U.S.A.
Special FBI Agent James Madden
 1954 Hazard House (Short)
Television Host
 1954 The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (TV Series)
Capt. Braddock
- Wally Dipple's Garage Door (1954) ... Capt. Braddock
 1954 Highway Dragnet
Lt. Joe White Eagle
 1951-1953 Racket Squad (TV Series)
Capt. John Braddock / Captain Braddock / Capt. Braddock / ...
- The Case of the Sure Thing (1953) ... Capt. John Braddock
- Sting of Fate (1953) ... Capt. Braddock
- Diamond Smugglers (1953) ... Capt. John Braddock
- Impatient Heir (1953) ... Capt. John Braddock
- Romance Unlimited (1953) ... Capt. John Braddock
 1953 Woman They Almost Lynched
Bitterroot Bill Maris
 1953 Kansas Pacific
Bill Quantrill
 1952 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Dr. Willam C. Gorgas
- No Greater Love (1952) ... Dr. Willam C. Gorgas
 1952 Son of Ali Baba
Bit (unconfirmed)
 1952 The Half-Breed
Frank Crawford
 1951 The Wild Blue Yonder
Commanding Officer (uncredited)
 1951 Little Big Horn
Sgt. Maj. Peter Grierson
 1951 Insurance Investigator
Chuck Malone
 1950 Dallas
Wild Bill Hickok
 1950 The Killer That Stalked New York
Narrator (uncredited)
 1950 The Return of Jesse James
Frank James
 1950 A Modern Marriage
Dr. Donald Andrews
 1950 Motor Patrol
Robert Flynn
 1950 The Baron of Arizona
 1950 Riders of the Range
Clint Burrows
 1949 Red Desert
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1949 Apache Chief
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1949 Grand Canyon
Mitch Bennett
 1949 Rimfire
The Abilene Kid
 1949 I Shot Jesse James
Jesse James
 1948 Last of the Wild Horses
Riley Morgan
 1948 He Walked by Night
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1948 The Girl from Manhattan
Mr. Crandall (uncredited)
 1948 Walk a Crooked Mile
Narrator (voice)
 1948 Jungle Goddess
Radio Newscaster (uncredited)
 1948 The Return of Wildfire
Marty Quinn
 1948 A Southern Yankee
Fred Munsey
 1948 Canon City
Narrator (voice)
 1948 The Iron Curtain
Narrator (uncredited)
 1948 The Man from Texas
Marshal Gregg
 1948 Panhandle
Matt Garson
 1947 Captain from Castile
Juan Escudero (uncredited)
 1947 T-Men
Narrator (uncredited)
 1947 The Fabulous Texan
 1947 Louisiana
 1947 The Brasher Doubloon
Dr. Moss (uncredited)
 1947 Boomerang!
Off-Screen Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1946 13 Rue Madeleine
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1946 The Razor's Edge
Party Waiter (voice, uncredited)
 1946 If I'm Lucky
Jed Conklin - Magonnagle's Campaign Manager
 1946 It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog
Mike Valentine
 1946 The Dark Corner
Police Lt. Frank Reeves
 1946 Shock
District Attorney O'Neill
 1945 Doll Face
Flo Hartman
 1945 Leave Her to Heaven
Dr. Mason
 1945 The House on 92nd Street
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1945 The Caribbean Mystery
Dr. Rene Marcel
 1945 A Bell for Adano
Cmdr. Robertson
 1945 Captain Eddie
News Announcer (uncredited)
 1945 Don Juan Quilligan
Announcer of Pearl Harbor Attack (uncredited)
 1945 Diamond Horseshoe
Intern (uncredited)
 1945 Circumstantial Evidence
 1944 In the Meantime, Darling
Maj. Phillips
 1944 Rainbow Island
High Priest Kahuna
 1944 Wilson
White House Usher (uncredited)
 1944 Wing and a Prayer
Cmdr. O'Donnell
 1944 Home in Indiana
Narrator in Opening Scene (uncredited)
 1944 Roger Touhy, Gangster
FBI Agent Boyden
 1944 The Eve of St. Mark
Radio Announcer (voice, uncredited)
 1944 Pin Up Girl
Radio Announcer (voice, uncredited)
 1944 Buffalo Bill
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1944 Four Jills in a Jeep
Fighter Pilot Dispatcher on Loudspeaker (uncredited)
 1943 Happy Land
Off-Screen Narrator (uncredited)
 1943 Guadalcanal Diary
War Correspondent / Narrator
 1943 Wintertime
Radio Announcer (voice, uncredited)
 1942 I Married a Witch
Young Man (uncredited)
 1942 Now, Voyager
Henry Montague (uncredited)
 1942 Lady in a Jam
Man (uncredited)
 1942 Mystery of Marie Roget
Naval Officer
 1942 Juke Box Jenny
Brother Wicks
 1942 Jail House Blues
 1942 The Bugle Sounds
Court-Martial Judge (uncredited)
 1942 Arizona Terrors
Jack Halliday aka Don Pedro de Berendo
 1941 Road Agent
Henchman Shayne
 1941 Look Who's Laughing
Master of Ceremonies (uncredited)
 1941 Appointment for Love
Ferguson (uncredited)
 1941 Sea Raiders
Carl Tonjes
 1941 Unfinished Business
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1941 Whistling in the Dark
Beau Smith
 1941 I'll Wait for You
Tony Berolli
 1941 The Flame of New Orleans
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1941 Ziegfeld Girl
Geoffrey's Friend in Audience (uncredited)
 1941 Sky Raiders
Caddens - Henchman
 1941 Adventures of Captain Marvel
Rahman Bar [Ch. 1, 11-12]
 1940 Flight Command
Admiral's Aide (uncredited)
 1940 The Bank Dick
 1940 Meet the Wildcat
 1940 Ski Patrol
Ivan Dubroski
 1940 Jack Pot (Short)
Arthur Jackson (uncredited)
 1940 I Take This Woman
Bob Hampton
 1939 Zorro's Fighting Legion
Don Diego Vega / Zorro
 1939 Man from Montreal
Ross Montgomery aka L. R. Rawlins
 1939 Bachelor Mother
Polly's First Dance Partner (uncredited)
 1939 Stronger Than Desire
Flagg's Party Guest (uncredited)
 1939 Calling Dr. Kildare
Tom Crandell
 1939 Sergeant Madden
Lawyer (uncredited)
 1938 Orphans of the Street
 1938 Sunset Murder Case
Oliver Helton
 1938 Female Fugitive
Bruce Dunning
 1938 Hollywood Stadium Mystery
Ralph Mortimer
Show Show Self (7 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (12 credits)

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(1942-44) Radio: Played Red Ryder in the Mutual Radio series "The Adventures of Red Ryder". See more »

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Alternate Names:

Reed Bert Hadley


6' 4" (1.93 m)


Helen Ellen Gill  (his death)  (1 child)

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