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Carl Benton Reid

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Carl Benton Reid (August 14, 1893 – March 16, 1973) was an American actor. He achieved fame on the Broadway stage in 1939 as Oscar Hubbard, one of Regina Giddens's (Tallulah Bankhead) greedy, devious brothers in the play The Little Foxes, and made his film debut reprising his role opposite Bette Davis in the 1941 film version. He also appeared in several Shakespeare plays on Broadway, and in the original production of Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh, as Harry Slade. His stern, cold demeanor quickly stereotyped him in villainous, and/or unpleasant characters, although he could play a sympathetic role, as he did occasionally in such films as the 1957 TV-movie version of The Pied Piper of Hamelin. Here he played the Mayor of Hamelout, who unsuccessfully requests help from the Mayor of Hamelin (Claude Rains), when Hamelout is the victim of a flood. The flood leads to the famous plague of rats which invade Hamelin, and set the main plot in motion. He played the American Admiral, who is leading the peace talks between the Americans and Chinese during the Korean War in MGM's Pork Chop Hill. Reid made four guest appearances on Perry Mason during the show's nine-year run between 1957-66. His last two roles came in 1966; as the judge in the film version of Madame X and as Claude Townsend in the TV series The F.B.I.

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Aug 14, 1893 In Lansing, Michigan, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Little Foxes 1941-08-29
Latest Project:
Series Johnny Midnight 2022
Known For
Poster of The Virginian
Poster of The Rank and File
Poster of Perry Mason
Poster of Lassie
Series Johnny Midnight Unknown 2022
Movie Madame X The Judge 1966-01-01
Series Amos Burke: Secret Agent 1965-09-01
Series The F.B.I. Unknown 1965-09-19
Series Profiles in Courage Unknown 1964-11-08
Movie The Ugly American Unknown 1963-04-02
Series Burke's Law Unknown 1963-09-20
Series Kraft Suspense Theatre Unknown 1963-10-10
Series The Great Adventure Unknown 1963-09-27
Movie The Underwater City Dr. Junius Halstead 1962-08-08
Series The Virginian Unknown 1962-09-19
Series Stoney Burke Unknown 1962-10-01
Series The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown 1962-09-20
Movie Pressure Point Chief Medical Officer 1962-10-10
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Series Cain's Hundred Unknown 1961-09-19
Series Target: The Corruptors! Unknown 1961-09-29
Series Bus Stop Unknown 1961-10-01
Series Ben Casey Unknown 1961-10-02
Series The Dick Van Dyke Show Mr Meehan 1961-10-03
Movie The Bramble Bush Sam McFie 1960-02-24
Movie The Gallant Hours Robert Ghormley 1960-06-13
Series The Andy Griffith Show Unknown 1960-10-03
Series Thriller Unknown 1960-09-13
Movie The Trap Sheriff Lloyd Anderson 1959-01-28
Series One Step Beyond Unknown 1959-01-20
Movie The Rank and File Senator Henders 1959-05-28
Movie Pork Chop Hill American Admiral 1959-05-29
Series The Detectives Unknown 1959-10-16
Series Johnny Ringo Unknown 1959-10-02
Series Wichita Town Unknown 1959-09-30
Series Laramie Unknown 1959-09-15
Movie Nightmare at Ground Zero Gen. Tyler 1958-05-15
Movie The Last of the Fast Guns John Forbes 1958-07-01
Series Yancy Derringer Unknown 1958-10-02
Movie Tarzan's Fight for Life Dr. Sturdy 1958-08-15
Movie Battle Hymn Deacon Edwards 1957-02-14
Movie Spoilers of the Forest John Mitchell 1957-04-04
Series Have Gun – Will Travel Unknown 1957-09-14
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Movie Strange Intruder James Carmichael 1956-09-02
Movie A Day of Fury Judge John J. McLean 1956-05-01
Movie The Last Wagon Gen. Howard 1956-09-21
Series Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater Unknown 1956-10-05
Series The Millionaire Unknown 1955-01-19
Movie Atomic Energy as a Force for Good Sen. Maynard 1955-01-01
Movie Wichita Mayor Andrew Hope 1955-07-03
Movie One Desire Senator Kenneth A. Watrous 1955-07-20
Series The 20th Century Fox Hour Unknown 1955-10-05
Movie The Spoilers Judge Stillman 1955-09-20
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Movie The Left Hand of God Father Cornelius 1955-09-02
Movie The Command Col. Janeway 1954-02-13
Movie The Egyptian Senmut 1954-08-25
Movie Athena Mr. Griswalde 1954-11-04
Series Lassie Unknown 1954-09-12
Movie Broken Lance Clem Lawton 1954-09-25
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Series Letter to Loretta Unknown 1953-09-20
Movie Escape from Fort Bravo Col. Owens 1953-12-04
Movie The First Time Andrew Bennett 1952-01-31
Movie Indian Uprising John Clemson 1952-01-02
Movie Boots Malone John Williams 1952-01-11
Movie The Sniper Liddell 1952-05-09
Movie The Brigand Prime Minister Triano 1952-06-24
Series Cavalcade of America Unknown 1952-10-01
Movie The Story of Will Rogers Clem Rogers 1952-07-17
Movie Smuggler's Gold Pop Hodges 1951-05-05
Movie The Great Caruso Park Benjamin 1951-04-16
Movie Lorna Doone Sir Ensor Doone 1951-05-31
Movie Criminal Lawyer Tucker Bourne 1951-08-23
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Movie The Family Secret Dr. Reynolds 1951-10-21
Movie Convicted Captain Douglas 1950-08-01
Movie In a Lonely Place Capt. Lochner 1950-05-17
Movie The Fuller Brush Girl Mr. Christy 1950-09-15
Movie The Flying Missile Dr. Gates 1950-12-24
Movie Stage to Tucson Dr. Noah Banteen 1950-12-01
Movie The Killer That Stalked New York Health Commissioner Ellis 1950-10-06
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02
Series The Philco Television Playhouse Unknown 1948-10-03
Movie The North Star Boris Simonov 1943-11-04
Movie Tennessee Johnson Congressman Hargrove 1942-12-01
Movie The Little Foxes Oscar Hubbard 1941-08-29