Reggie Bannister

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Reggie Bannister
Born Reginald Horace Bannister
(1945-09-29) September 29, 1945 (age 68)
Long Beach, California
Other names Regman
Occupation Film actor
Musician
Screenwriter
Activist
Film producer
Make-up artist
Composer
Spouse(s) Susan Harper (died 1987)
Gayle Bannister (1988-97)
Gigi Fast Elk Porter (29 September 2001-present)
Website
http://www.reggiebannister.com/

Reginald Horace "Reggie" Bannister[1] (born September 29, 1945) is an American musician, actor, producer, writer, and activist. He is often referred to as "The Hardest Working Man in Horror"[citation needed].

Biography[edit]

Bannister, known for playing the shotgun-toting, ex-ice cream man Reggie, from writer/director Don Coscarelli's Phantasm series in which he starred alongside A. Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury, and Angus Scrimm. Bannister has appeared in dozens of films and worked with such notables as Ossie Davis, Bruce Campbell, Ella Joyce, Daniel Roebuck, Andy Griffith, Joe Estevez and many, many others. Bannister has played many great roles from Reggie in the Phantasm series to Herb Tooklander in the latest Stephen King adaption for One for the Road.

And most recently, Bannister and wife, Gigi, have collaborated with co-writer Shelby McIntyre and co-writer/director Vito Trabucco with the comedy/horror extravaganza Bloody Bloody Bible Camp. Also having great experience working with Sullivan on One for the Road, he had even asked Sullivan to co-produce and star in the film as the main villain, Sister Mary Chopper, which he accepted.

Along with co-producer Tim Sullivan and writer/director Paul Ward, he has also co-produced and starred in the short sequel to Salem's Lot, entitled One for the Road. This film stars Bannister as well as Adam Robitel as Booth and Audrey Walters as Janey Lumley.

Music career[edit]

He has also composed the song "Have You Seen It" (used in Phantasm IV: Oblivion co-produced and recorded by Doug Agee at Alpha Sound Services Geneva Il.) and also arranged "Sittin' Here at Midnight" with Bill Thornbury (used in Phantasm).

Personal life[edit]

Bannister currently resides in Crestline, California where he lives with his wife, Gigi.

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