Alan Reed (I) (1907–1977)


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Character player Alan Reed was a strong, gruff, burly presence on 40's and 50's film and TV but he would be best remembered for his equally strong, gruff, distinctive voice on radio and TV. In 1960, he gave vocal life to the bombastic prehistoric cartoon character Fred Flintstone on the prime-time TV series The Flintstones (1960), the character ... See full bio »

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Known For

Breakfast at Tiffany's Sally Tomato
(1961)
The Postman Always Rings Twice Ezra Liam Kennedy
(1946)
(1955)
The Flintstones Fred Flintstone / J.L. Gothrocks / Professor Von Messerschmidt / The Prowler
(1960-1966)

Filmography

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 1977-1980 Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels (TV Series)
Additional Voices
- Lights, Camera, Cavey! (1980) ... (voice)
- The Old Caveman and the Sea (1980) ... (voice)
- The Legend of Devil's Run (1980) ... (voice)
- The Haunting of Hog's Hollow (1980) ... (voice)
 1978 Scooby's Laff-A Lympics (TV Series)
Fred Flintstone
- French Riviera/New Zealand (1978) ... Fred Flintstone (voice)
 1978 The Seniors
Professor Heigner
 1977 Energy: A National Issue (TV Short)
Fred Flintstone (voice, as Alan Reed Sr.)
 1977 Fred Flintstone and Friends (TV Series) (voice)
 1974 Heidi in the Mountains
Sebastian / Mr. Usher (English version, voice)
 1972 The Flintstone Comedy Hour (TV Series)
Fred Flintstone (voice)
 1971-1972 The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show (TV Series)
Fred Flintstone
- The Birthday Present (1972) ... Fred Flintstone (voice)
- They Went That A-Way (1971) ... Fred Flintstone (voice)
- Mayor May Not (1971) ... Fred Flintstone (voice)
- Wooly the Great (1971) ... Fred Flintstone (voice)
- No Cash and Carry (1971) ... Fred Flintstone (voice)
 1970 Where's Huddles? (TV Series)
Mad Dog Mahoney
- One Man's Family (1970) ... Mad Dog Mahoney (voice)
- A Sticky Affair (1970) ... Mad Dog Mahoney (voice)
- The Odd Trio (1970) ... Mad Dog Mahoney (voice)
- Get That Letter Back (1970) ... Mad Dog Mahoney (voice)
- To Catch a Thief (1970) ... Mad Dog Mahoney (voice)
 1970 Shinbone Alley
Big Bill (voice, as Allen Reed Sr.)
 1969 A Dream of Kings
Fig King (as Alan Reed Sr.)
 1969 In Name Only (TV Movie)
Phil Haskell
 1969 Get Smart (TV Series)
Little girl
- Valerie of the Dolls (1969) ... Little girl (voice, uncredited)
 1968 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
Bandit Lawson
- Bad Day at Shady Rest (1968) ... Bandit Lawson
 1964-1968 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
Gene Booth / Eddie Colton
- The Great Tag-Team Match (1968) ... Gene Booth
- Teenage Idol (1964) ... Eddie Colton
 1967 1967 Busch Advertisement (Short)
Fred Flintstone (voice, uncredited)
 1967 The Mothers-In-Law (TV Series)
Police Sergeant
- Through the Lurking Glass (1967) ... Police Sergeant (as Alan Reed Sr.)
 1967 Batman (TV Series)
General MacGruder
- Penguin Sets a Trend (1967) ... General MacGruder
 1966 Space Ghost (TV Series)
Glasstor
- Glasstor/The Sacrifice/The Space Ark (1966) ... Glasstor
 1966 The Man Called Flintstone
Fred Flintstone (voice)
 1966 Man in the Square Suit (TV Short)
Harlow
 1960-1966 The Flintstones (TV Series)
Fred Flintstone / Professor Von Messerschmidt / J.L. Gothrocks / ...
- The Story of Rocky's Raiders (1966) ... Fred Flintstone (voice)
- My Fair Freddy (1966) ... Fred Flintstone (voice)
- Dripper (1966) ... Fred Flintstone (voice)
- Jealousy (1966) ... Fred Flintstone (voice)
- Fred's Island (1966) ... Fred Flintstone (voice)
 1966 Alice in Wonderland or What's a Nice Kid Like You Doing in a Place Like This? (TV Movie)
The Talking Caterpillar (Fred Flintstone) (voice)
 1966 Honey West (TV Series)
'Chick'
- Don't Look Now, But Isn't That Me (1966) ... 'Chick'
 1966 My Brother the Angel (TV Series)
Luther
- We'd Rather Fight Than Switch (1966) ... Luther
 1966 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Joe Belasco
- A Few Hearts, a Few Flowers (1966) ... Joe Belasco
 1965 The Addams Family (TV Series)
Park Commissioner Fiske
- Cousin Itt Visits the Addams Family (1965) ... Park Commissioner Fiske
 1964-1965 Mickey (TV Series)
Swidler
- Mickey Takes Over (1965) ... Swidler
- Nobody Buys Retail (1964) ... Swidler
 1964 Valentine's Day (TV Series)
Howard
- Cherry Blossoms in New York (1964) ... Howard
 1964 Harris Against the World (TV Series)
Mr. Farnum
- Harris Against His Secretary (1964) ... Mr. Farnum
 1964 Hoppity Hooper (TV Series)
Fillmore Bear / Cyrus Flugelhorn
- Ring-A-Ding Spring (1964) ... Fillmore Bear / Cyrus Flugelhorn (voice, uncredited)
 1963 My Favorite Martian (TV Series)
Councilman Jack Gramby
- The Awful Truth (1963) ... Councilman Jack Gramby
 1963 The Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)
Auctioneer
- The Masterpiece (1963) ... Auctioneer
 1963 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
Charlie, Counter Man
- Lucy Visits the White House (1963) ... Charlie, Counter Man
 1963 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Bannfield / Morty
- Thunder in a Forgotten Town (1963) ... Mr. Bannfield
- Everybody Loves Sweeney (1963) ... Morty
 1962-1963 The New Hanna-Barbera Cartoon Series (TV Series)
Dum Dum
- Baby Chase/Crazy Cat Capers/Rapid Rabbit (1963) ... Dum Dum (voice)
- Puddle Hopper/Mouse in the House/Duel Control (1963) ... Dum Dum (voice)
- Phantom Alligator/Injun Trouble/Grandma Outlaw (1963) ... Dum Dum (voice)
- False Alarm/Show Use/High Goon (1963) ... Dum Dum (voice)
- Gator-Baiter/Hard Luck Hardy/Sea for Two (1963) ... Dum Dum (voice)
 1962 Touché Turtle and Dum Dum (TV Series)
Dum Dum
 1962 The Gertrude Berg Show (TV Series)
Mr. Rickadmyack
- Dad's Day (1962) ... Mr. Rickadmyack (as Alan Reed Sr.)
 1961 Breakfast at Tiffany's
Sally Tomato
 1960 Hoppity Hooper (TV Movie)
Fillmore (voice, uncredited)
 1960 The Flinstones Winston Cigarette Commercial 1 (Short)
Fred Flintstone (voice)
 1960 Michael Shayne (TV Series)
Mr. Johnson
- The Poison Pen Club (1960) ... Mr. Johnson
 1960 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Garson
- The Maître d' (1960) ... Garson
 1960 Peter Loves Mary (TV Series)
Happy Collins
- The Suburbanites (1960) ... Happy Collins
 1960 Stop! Look! and Laugh!
Prince (voice, uncredited)
 1960 M Squad (TV Series)
Colonel Sims
- The Tiger's Cage (1960) ... Colonel Sims
 1960 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Col. Mapleson
- Emma Is Coming (1960) ... Col. Mapleson
 1960 Johnny Midnight (TV Series)
Mike Rogan
- Trouble on the Road (1960) ... Mike Rogan
 1954-1960 The Danny Thomas Show (TV Series)
Howard Sloan / Joe Ferbus / Mr. Hillie
- The Apple Polishers (1960) ... Howard Sloan
- The Reunion (1958) ... Joe Ferbus
- Hollywood Trip (1954) ... Mr. Hillie
 1959 1001 Arabian Nights
The Sultan (voice)
 1959 The Man from Blackhawk (TV Series)
Drago
- Vendetta for the Lovelorn (1959) ... Drago
 1959 Startime (TV Series)
Nathan Gittleson
- The Jazz Singer (1959) ... Nathan Gittleson
 1959 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series)
Paul Trumbo
- Hoodlum (1959) ... Paul Trumbo
 1959 Tightrope (TV Series)
Barney Chamalis
- The Casino (1959) ... Barney Chamalis
 1959 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Dirks
- Gold and Brimstone (1959) ... Dirks
 1959 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Mr. Finsterwald
- Operation Deadbeat (1959) ... Mr. Finsterwald
 1959 The David Niven Show (TV Series)
Ben Gross
- A Day of Small Miracles (1959) ... Ben Gross
 1959 Colonel Humphrey Flack (TV Series)
Dawson
- Garviola, the Matador (1959) ... Dawson
 1958 The Thin Man (TV Series)
Jonathan Packson
- I Loathe You, Darling (1958) ... Jonathan Packson
 1958 The Bob Cummings Show (TV Series)
J.D. Hafter
- Bob Helps Anna Maria (1958) ... J.D. Hafter
 1957-1958 Mr. Adams and Eve (TV Series)
J.B. Hafter
- Dear Variety (1958) ... J.B. Hafter
- The Chowder Cup (1958) ... J.B. Hafter
- The Bowling Story (1958) ... J.B. Hafter
- The Original MacDuffs (1958) ... J.B. Hafter
- The Writers (1958) ... J.B. Hafter
 1958 Marjorie Morningstar
Puddles Podell
 1958 The People's Choice (TV Series)
James Parnell
- The Practical Joker (1958) ... James Parnell
 1957 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV Series)
Bill Sedley
- The Bridegroom (1957) ... Bill Sedley
 1957 The Tarnished Angels
Colonel Fineman
 1956-1957 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Sid Kramer
- I Get Along Without You Very Well (1957) ... Sid Kramer
 1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
 1957 Blondie (TV Series)
Charles
- The Tramp (1957) ... Charles
 1957 Studio 57 (TV Series)
- The Alibi (1957)
 1956 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series)
Zachary
- The Magician (1956) ... Zachary
 1956 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Uncle Leo
- Alibi Me (1956) ... Uncle Leo
 1956 He Laughed Last
Big Dan Hennessy
 1956 The Revolt of Mamie Stover
Captain Gorecki
 1956 Time Table
Al Wolfe
 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Capt. Otto Krauss aka Swenson (in credits)
- Hot Cargo (1956) ... Capt. Otto Krauss aka Swenson (in credits)
 1955 The Desperate Hours
Detective
 1955 Kiss of Fire
Sergeant Diego
 1955 Andy's Gang (TV Series)
The Poet (voice)
 1955 Lady and the Tramp
Boris (voice)
 1955 Big Town (TV Series)
 1955 Damon Runyon Theater (TV Series)
Blackstone Fogarty
- Old Em's Kentucky Home (1955) ... Blackstone Fogarty
 1955 The Far Horizons
Charboneau
 1955 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
General Powers
- Visit to a Small Planet (1955) ... General Powers
 1955 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
Manager John McGraw
- How Charlie Faust Won a Pennant for the Giants (1955) ... Manager John McGraw
 1955 Your Favorite Story (TV Series)
- The Crackdown (1955)
 1954 Duffy's Tavern (TV Series)
Finnegan
- Episode #1.36 (1954) ... Finnegan
- Episode #1.35 (1954) ... Finnegan
- Wedding in the Tavern (1954) ... Finnegan
- Archie's Publicity Stunt (1954) ... Finnegan
- Archie Buys a Dog (1954) ... Finnegan
 1954 Waterfront (TV Series)
Mr. Lazaaro
- Portia of the Sea (1954) ... Mr. Lazaaro
 1954 The Halls of Ivy (TV Series)
Prof. Heaslip
- Professor Hall's Baby (1954) ... Prof. Heaslip
 1954 Woman's World
Tomaso
 1954 Public Defender (TV Series)
Reet
- The Clown (1954) ... Reet
 1953 Geraldine
Frederick Sterling
 1953 I, the Jury
George Kalecki
 1953 Pickup on South Street
Detective (uncredited)
 1953 Father's Day Off (Short)
Radio Voice #1 (voice, uncredited)
 1952 Life with Luigi (TV Series)
Pasquale
- A Visit from Santa Claus (1952) ... Pasquale
- The Phone Booth (1952) ... Pasquale
- Luigi's Christmas Gifts (1952) ... Pasquale
- Luigi vs. the Gas Company (1952) ... Pasquale
- The Violin (1952) ... Pasquale
 1952 Two Weeks Vacation (Short)
Narrator / Mechanic / Hitch-Hiker (voice, uncredited)
 1952 Teachers Are People (Short)
Narrator (uncredited)
 1952 Actors and Sin
J.B. Cobb (segment "Woman of Sin")
 1952 Viva Zapata!
Pancho Villa
 1951 Here Comes the Groom
Walter Godfrey
 1951 The Redhead and the Cowboy
Col. Lamartine
 1950 Emergency Wedding
Tony - Barber
 1949-1950 The Life of Riley (TV Series)
Punchy / Ferguson
- Junior and the Bully (1950) ... Punchy
- The Boarder (1949) ... Ferguson
 1950 Perfect Strangers
Harry Patullo
 1949 Your Show Time (TV Series)
 1946 The Postman Always Rings Twice
Ezra Liam Kennedy
 1945 Nob Hill
Dapper Jack Harrigan
 1944 Days of Glory
Sasha
 1937 Teddy Bergman's Bar-B-Q (Short)
Teddy Bergman (as Teddy Bergman)
 1937 Porky's Romance (Short)
Opening Announcer (voice, unconfirmed, uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Self (12 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (12 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

(1960s) Recorded albums in character as Fred Flintstone. One of these LPs introduced the song, "Meet the Flintstones" that become the TV show's enduring theme song, the last four seasons. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Blubber Bergman | Teddy Bergman | Falstaff Openshaw | Alan Reed Sr. | Allen Reed Sr.
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

Was very fond of his co-stars from The Flintstones (1960) Jean Vander Pyl, Mel Blanc and Bea Benaderet. See more »

Trademark:

The voice of Fred Flintstone

Nickname:

Teddy

Star Sign:

Leo

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