Robert "Bob" Jasper Reeves was born on January 28, 1892 in Marlin, Texas. He attended Texas A&M University and served in the US Army during World War I. In 1921 he was cast in a series of Western shorts that were called "Cactus Features". He and his leading lady Maryon Aye would make 18 Cactus Features together including Streak Of Yellow and The Claim Jumpers. Bob, who was six foot two inches tall and weighed over 200 pounds, became a popular Western star during the silent era. His success didn't last long and by the 1940s he was playing bit parts. During his long career he appeared in more three hundred movies. He also had roles on the television shows Maverick and Wyatt Earp. Bob was married to Mary Lee Turner. The couple had no children together but Bob was a stepfather to Mary's children from a previous marriage. On April 12, 1960 Bob had a heart attack and died while filling out an unemployment application. He was buried at Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery in North Hollywood, California.