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Wallace Reid (1891–1923)

The son of writer-theater producer-director-actor Hal Reid, Wallace was on stage by the age of four in the act with his parents. He spent most of his early years, not on the stage, but in private schools where he excelled in music and athletics. In 1910, his father went to the Chicago studio of "Selig Polyscope Company" and Wallace decided that he... See full bio »

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Known For

Carmen Don José
The Affairs of Anatol Anatol Spencer
Hawthorne of the U.S.A. Anthony Hamilton Hawthorne


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 1922 Thirty Days
John Floyd
 1922 Clarence
Clarence Smith
 1922 The Ghost Breaker
Walter Jarvis, a Ghost Breaker
 1922 Nice People
Captain Billy Wade
 1922 The Dictator
Brooke Travers
 1922 Across the Continent
Jimmy Dent
 1922 The World's Champion
William Burroughs
 1922 Rent Free
Buell Arnister Jr
 1921 Don't Tell Everything
Cullen Dale
 1921 Forever
Peter Ibbetson
 1921 The Affairs of Anatol
Anatol Spencer
 1921 The Hell Diggers
Teddy Darman
 1921 Too Much Speed
'Dusty' Rhoades
 1921 The Love Special
Jim Glover
 1921 The Charm School
Austin Bevans
 1920 Always Audacious
Perry Dayton / 'Slim' Attucks
 1920 What's Your Hurry?
Dusty Rhoades
 1920 Sick Abed
Reginald Jay
 1920 The Dancin' Fool
Sylvester Tibble
 1920 Excuse My Dust
'Toodles' Walden
 1920 Double Speed
'Speed' Carr
 1919 Hawthorne of the U.S.A.
Anthony Hamilton Hawthorne
 1919 The Lottery Man
Jack Wright
 1919 The Valley of the Giants
Bryce Cardigan
 1919 The Love Burglar
David Strong
 1919 You're Fired
Billy Deering
 1919 The Roaring Road
Walter Thomas 'Toodles' Walden
 1919 Alias Mike Moran
Larry Young
 1919 The Dub
John Craig (The 'Dub')
 1918 Too Many Millions
Walsingham Van Doren
 1918 The Man from Funeral Range
Harry Webb
 1918 His Extra Bit (Short)
The Husband
 1918 The Source
Van Twiller Yard
 1918 Less Than Kin
Hobart Lee / Lewis Vickers
 1918 The Firefly of France
Devereux Bayne
 1918 Believe Me, Xantippe
George MacFarland
 1918 The House of Silence
Marcel Levington
 1918 The Thing We Love (Short)
Rodney Sheridan
 1918 Rimrock Jones
Rimrock Jones
 1917 The Devil-Stone
Guy Sterling
 1917 Nan of Music Mountain
Henry de Spain
 1917 The Woman God Forgot
 1917 The Hostage
Lieutenant Kemper
 1917 The Squaw Man's Son
Lord Effington, aka Hal
 1917 Big Timber
Jack Fife
 1917 The World Apart
Bob Fulton
 1917 The Penalty of Silence (Short)
 1917 A Warrior's Bride (Short)
 1917 The Prison Without Walls
Huntington Babbs
 1917 The Tell-Tale Arm (Short)
 1917 Buried Alive (Short)
 1917 The Man Who Saved the Day (Short)
John King
 1917 The Golden Fetter
James Roger Ralston
 1916 Joan the Woman
Eric Trent 1431 / Eric Trent 1917
 1916 The Wrong Heart (Short)
 1916 The Wall of Flame (Short)
Wallace - the Fire Inspector
 1916 The Yellow Pawn
James Weldon
 1916 Intolerance
Boy Killed in Battle (uncredited)
 1916 The Selfish Woman
Tom Morley
 1916 Maria Rosa
 1916 The Love Mask
Dan Derring
 1916 To Have and to Hold
Captain Ralph Percy
 1915/I The Golden Chance
Roger Manning
 1915 Old Heidelberg
Prince Karl Heinrich of Rutania
 1915/I Carmen
Don José
 1915 The Chorus Lady
Danny Mallory
 1915 A Yankee from the West
Billy Milford aka Hell-in-the Mud
 1915 Station Content (Short)
Jim Manning
 1915 Enoch Arden (Short)
Phillip Ray
 1915 The Lost House (Short)
 1915 The Birth of a Nation
Jeff - The Blacksmith (as Wallace Reed)
 1915 The Craven (Short)
Bud Walton
 1915 The Three Brothers (Short)
Jean Gaudet / Will
 1914 Baby's Ride (Short)
 1914 The Exposure (Short)
The Reporter
 1914 The Joke on Yellentown (Short)
 1914 At Dawn (Short)
The Lieutenant
 1914 Over the Ledge (Short)
 1914 Another Chance (Short)
Detective Flynn
 1914 The Little Country Mouse (Short)
Lt. Hawkhurst
 1914 The Odalisque (Short)
 1914 The Niggard (Short)
Elmer Kent
 1914 Sheriff for an Hour (Short)
Jim Jones
 1914 A Mother's Influence (Short)
Wallace Burton - the Son
 1914 For Her Father's Sins (Short)
Frank Bell
 1914 Her Doggy (Short)
The Doctor (unconfirmed)
 1914/I Her Awakening (Short)
Bob Turner
 1914 Down the Hill to Creditville (Short)
Marcus Down
 1914 The High Grader (Short)
Dick Raleigh
 1914 Sierra Jim's Reformation (Short)
Tim - the Pony Express Rider
 1914 The Second Mrs. Roebuck (Short)
Samuel Roebuck
 1914 Moonshine Molly (Short)
Lawson Keene
 1914 The Avenging Conscience: or 'Thou Shalt Not Kill'
The Doctor (uncredited)
 1914 Down by the Sounding Sea (Short)
John Ward - the Man from the Sea
 1914 The City Beautiful (Short)
The Country Boy
 1914 Arms and the Gringo (Short)
 1914 The Den of Thieves (Short)
 1914 'Cross the Mexican Line (Short)
Lt. Wallace
 1914 A Wife on a Wager (Short)
Wally Bristow
 1914 Love's Western Flight (Short)
Wally - the Ranch Owner
 1914 Passing of the Beast (Short)
Jacques - the Woodsman
 1914 The Man Within (Short)
The Outlaw
 1914 The Siren (Short)
Dane Northrop
 1914/I The Quack (Short)
Wallace Rosslyn
 1914 Women and Roses (Short)
 1914 The Daughter of a Crook (Short)
 1914 The Fruit of Evil (Short)
 1914 The Skeleton (Short)
Jack - the Young Husband
 1914/I The Test (Short)
The Poor Man
 1914 A Gypsy Romance (Short)
Jose - King of the Gypsies
 1914 Cupid Incognito (Short)
Jack Falkner
 1914 The Spider and Her Web (Short)
 1914 The Mountaineer (Short)
Jim - the Mountaineer
 1914 The Way of a Woman (Short)
 1914 Heart of the Hills (Short)
Dave - the Woodsman
 1914 The Voice of the Viola (Short)
 1914/I Regeneration (Short)
The Artist
 1914 Breed o' the Mountains (Short)
Joe Mayfield
 1914 A Flash in the Dark (Short)
A Miner
 1914 The Greater Devotion (Short)
 1914 Fires of Conscience (Short)
Ray - the Prospector
 1914 The Wheel of Life (Short)
The Prospector
 1914 The Countess Betty's Mine (Short)
 1914/I The Intruder (Short)
The Woodsman
 1914 Whoso Diggeth a Pit (Short)
 1913 A Hopi Legend (Short)
 1913 The Lightning Bolt (Short)
 1913 A Cracksman Santa Claus (Short)
Gentleman Crook
 1913/I Retribution (Short)
 1913 Cross Purposes (Short)
 1913 The Fires of Fate (Short)
Wally - the Doctor
 1913 The Cracksman's Reformation (Short)
Gentleman Crook
 1913 The Heart of a Cracksman (Short)
Gentleman Crook
 1913 The Wall of Money (Short)
Wallace - McQuarrie's Son
 1913 The Gratitude of Wanda (Short)
 1913 The Mystery of Yellow Aster Mine (Short)
Reid - Rosson's Brother
 1913 The Spark of Manhood (Short)
 1913 The Harvest of Flame (Short)
The Inspector
 1913 The Animal (Short)
The Animal
 1913 An Even Exchange (Short)
 1913 Man's Duty (Short)
Bill, the Selfish One
 1913 Mental Suicide (Short)
Reid - a Contractor
 1913 The Picket Guard (Short)
 1913 A Foreign Spy (Short)
 1913 The Powder Flash of Death (Short)
Captain Bruce Douglas
 1913 Pride of Lonesome (Short)
Edward Daton
 1913 Song Bird of the North (Short)
Fowle - a Mission Worker
 1913 Calamity Anne Takes a Trip (Short)
 1913 The Guerilla Menace (Short)
Captain Bruce Douglas
 1913 Women and War (Short)
The Boy
 1913 In Love and War (Short)
David - the Journalist
 1913 Hearts and Horses (Short)
Bill Walters
 1913 The Spirit of the Flag (Short)
Dr. Reid
 1913 Via Cabaret (Short)
Harry Reeder
 1913 When Luck Changes (Short)
Cal Jim
 1913 On the Border (Short)
Bill Reeves - the Cowboy
 1913 A Modern Snare (Short)
Ralph - the New Sheriff
 1913 Her Innocent Marriage (Short)
Will Wayne
 1913 The Kiss (Short)
Ralph Walters
 1913 Youth and Jealousy (Short)
 1913 The Deerslayer (Short)
 1913/II The Brothers (Short)
Robert Gregory
 1913 The Tattooed Arm (Short)
Ben Hart
 1913 When Jim Returned (Short)
 1913 The Ways of Fate (Short)
Jim Conway
 1913 The Eye of a God (Short)
Frank Hammond
 1913 The Picture of Dorian Gray (Short)
Dorian Gray
 1913 The Rose of Mexico (Short)
Paul Hapgood
 1913 Pirate Gold (Short)
 1913 Their Masterpiece (Short)
Jack Sanders
 1913/I Love and the Law (Short)
Sheriff John Allen
 1912 The Sepoy Rebellion
Extra (uncredited)
 1912 The Hidden Treasure (Short)
Bill Binks
 1912 An Indian Outcast (Short)
Wally, a Cowboy
 1912 The Tribal Law (Short)
Tall Pine aka Jose Seville - Apache Brave
 1912 The Cowboy Guardians (Short)
 1912 A Daughter of the Redskins (Short)
Captain Stark, U.S.A.
 1912 Hunted Down (Short)
John Dayton
 1912 Early Days in the West (Short)
Dan, a Young Pioneer
 1912 Every Inch a Man (Short)
Robert Chapman - the Son
 1912 His Only Son (Short)
Bob Madden
 1912 The Indian Raiders (Short)
 1912 The Secret Service Man (Short)
The Secret Service Man
 1912/I Making Good (Short)
Billy Burns
 1912 At Cripple Creek (Short)
Joe Mayfield
 1912 A Man's Duty (Short)
Dick Wilson - Union Soldier
 1912/I Before the White Man Came (Short)
Wathuma - the Leopard
 1912 The Gamblers (Short)
Arthur Ingraham
 1912 Virginius (Short)
 1912 Kaintuck (Short)
The Artist
 1912 His Mother's Son (Short)
 1912 Curfew Shall Not Ring Tonight (Short)
Basil Underwood
 1912/I Diamond Cut Diamond (Short)
The Office Clerk
 1912 Fortunes of a Composer (Short)
Opera Attendee (uncredited)
 1912 The Hieroglyphic (Short)
 1912 The Victoria Cross (Short)
Lt. Cholmodeley
 1912 Brothers (Short)
Undetermined Secondary Role
 1912 At Scrogginses' Corner (Short)
 1912 The Illumination (Short)
Giuseppe's Father
 1912 The Seventh Son (Short)
One of the Beecham Brothers
 1912 The Telephone Girl (Short)
Jack Watson
 1912 Playmates (Short)
Party Guest at Piano (uncredited)
 1912 Indian Romeo and Juliet (Short)
Oniatore / Romeo
 1912 Jean Intervenes (Short)
Billy Hallock
 1912 Chumps (Short)
George - the Denouement
 1912 The Path of True Love (Short)
The Country Boy
 1911 War (Short)
 1911 The Mother of the Ranch (Short)
The mother's friend back east
 1911/I The Reporter (Short)
Cohn, Jones' Assistant
 1911 The Leading Lady (Short)
 1910 The Phoenix (Short)
Young Reporter
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Alternate Names:

Wallace Reed | William W. Reid


6' 1" (1.85 m)


Dorothy Davenport  (his death)  (1 child)

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[to director Cecil B. DeMille, before entering a sanitarium to cure his drug addiction] Either I'll come out cured, or I won't come out.


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