Richard Reeves (actor)

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Richard Reeves
Born Richard Jourdan Reeves
(1912-08-10)August 10, 1912
New York City, New York, USA
Died March 17, 1967(1967-03-17) (aged 54)
Northridge, California, USA
Years active 1943-1967

Richard Reeves (August 10, 1912, New York City – March 17, 1967, Northridge, Los Angeles) also billed as Dick Reeves, was an American actor best known for playing henchmen and thugs.

Reeves grew up in an affluent section of Queens, New York, the eldest of two children of bank executive Walter Reeves and his wife, the former Marie Titsink. He studied music in school. At eighteen, Reeves signed on as a seaman aboard ships plying the New York-Havana route and spent much of the 1930s in that work. Shortly after the outbreak of World War II, in April, 1942, Reeves enlisted in the U.S. Army and rose to the rank of sergeant in the 1208 Service Command Unit. After his discharge following the end of World War II, Reeves moved to Los Angeles and began getting film work as an actor. He became a busy character actor in films in the late 1940s. Beginning in the early 1950s, he appeared in many television series. His height, build and appearance made him suitable for roles involving muscle.

Reeves appeared in several episodes of the Adventures of Superman TV series at various time during its run. He was unrelated to series star George Reeves, whose real surname was Bessolo. Reeves also appeared in various roles on several episodes of I Love Lucy.

Richard Reeves died of cirrhosis of the liver at age 54. He is buried in Oakwood Memorial Park in Chatsworth, California.

Selected Filmography[edit]

External links[edit]

Richard Reeves at the Internet Movie Database