Kelly Reno

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Kelly Reno
Born (1966-06-19) June 19, 1966 (age 53)
OccupationActor, rancher, trucker
Years active1979–1985
  • Lynette Tuttle
    (m. 1986; div. 1996)
  • Annette Crump
    (m. 1998; div. 2005)
  • Dawn Hickey (m. 2007)

Kelly Reno (born June 19, 1966 raised in Pueblo Colorado) [1] is a former child actor who was cast at age 11 in the role of Alec Ramsey (after responding to an open casting call), the young boy who is marooned on a deserted island along with an Arabian horse[2], in The Black Stallion (based on the novel by Walter Farley). The film was made in 1977. Reno did nearly all of the action scenes in the movie.[3]

Reno also appeared in the 1983 film adaptation of The Black Stallion Returns, alongside Vincent Spano.

Reno's acting career was cut short when the pick-up truck he was driving was hit by a semi-truck. He had severe injuries and the long recovery time put an end to his acting career. In 1985 he appeared as an Alamo messenger who travels through time in an episode entitled "Alamo Jobe" in Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories.

After 20 years as a cattle rancher, he became a semi-truck driver.



Year Title Role Notes
1979 The Black Stallion Alec Ramsey
1983 The Black Stallion Returns
Brady's Escape Miki


Year Title Role Notes
1983 The Merv Griffin Show Himself
1985 Amazing Stories (1985 TV series) Alamo Jobe


  1. ^ "Actor Kelly Reno, girl hurt in Auto Accident". LA Times. LA Times. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Hollywood Confidential". Westworld. Westworld. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  3. ^ "New Face: Kelly Reno". New York Times. New York Times.


  • Holmstrom, John. The Moving Picture Boy: An International Encyclopaedia from 1895 to 1995. Norwich, Michael Russell, 1996, p. 372-373.

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