Alan Reed


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29th May 2022 | FlixCatalog Staff

Character player Alan Reed was a strong, gruff, burly presence on 40's and 50's film and TV but he would be best remembered for his equally strong, gruff, distinctive voice on radio and TV. In 1960, he gave vocal life to the bombastic prehistoric cartoon character Fred Flintstone on the prime-time TV series Familie Feuerstein (1960), the character being inspired by the Ralph Cramden husband on the popular earlier sitcom The Honeymooners (1955). It is this direct association that continues to keep his name alive today. Reed himself thought up and introduced the Flintstonian catchphrase "Yabba dabba doo!" (improvised from a script calling for Fred to say "Yahoo!") for his beloved animated character to the delight of children everywhere.Born Herbert Theodore Bergman on August 20, 1907 in New York City, to Jewish parents of Lithuanian/Ukrainian descent, he received his early education at Washington High School and studied theatre at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. After majoring in journalism at Columbia University, he decided to pursue to acting at such places as Provincetown Playhouse and toured in vaudeville shows. He supplemented his income operating a candy factory and worked as a social director at a country club.A master of over 22 foreign dialects, Reed also worked steadily on Broadway with the Theatre Guild. His vocal talents were well suited for radio, becoming a prime announcer for that medium. In addition to billing himself as Teddy Bergman, he sometimes was credited under the moniker Alan Reed for more dramatic parts, eventually settling in on the Reed name. Reed was featured on the best radio shows of the time including "The Shadow," "Crime Doctor," "Abie's Irish Rose," "The Life of Riley," "The Fred Allen Show," "Life with Luigi" (which he later took to TV), and "My Friend Irma."Once in Hollywood, Reed deserted the Bergman name completely. Sporting a comic Runyonesque appeal, he played in such fare as Der Revolvermann (1951), Emergency Wedding (1950), and Hochzeitsparade (1951). His more dramatic roles came with Im Netz der Leidenschaften (1946) and An einem Tag wie jeder andere (1955). One of his most unusual parts was his portrayal of Pancho Villa in Viva Zapata (1952) starring Marlon Brando. He also supplied the voice of "Boris" in Disney's Susi und Strolch (1955). Featured in many TV shows, the popular prehistoric cartoon and its various offshoots made up most of Reed's later work after Familie Feuerstein (1960) premiered.Long married to a former Broadway actress, Finette Walker, one of their three children, actor/producer Toby Reed, entered show business as a teenager. Reed started billing himself as Alan Reed, Sr. to avoid any confusion. Working up until his death, Reed died in Los Angeles from heart disease and emphysema at age 69 on June 14, 1977. Reed's incomplete autobiography was extensively used to publish his son's own biographical tribute: Yabba Dabba Doo: The Alan Reed Story. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Gary Brumburgh /

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Streaming Availability

Amazon Video has the most number of Alan Reed’s flixes, followed by Boomerang compared to other streaming platforms. See the full graph below.

Releases by Year

Alan Reed on average has worked on 1 movies per year from 1970 to 2005. See the full graphs of the number of Alan Reed movies released per year from 1970 till 2005.

Top Genres

Alan Reed works mostly in Animation Genre followed by Comedy Genre flixes. 33% of Alan Reed movies are Animation Genre movies. See Top Genres that Alan Reed worked on in the graph below.

Average IMDB Score

On average the IMDB score of the movies that Alan Reed has worked on is 6.7.

6.7 / 10

Alan Reed's Movies and Tv Series available to Stream now ..

Scooby's Laff-A Lympics (1977)

The various Hanna Barbera characters compete in their own version of the Olympic Games.

7.4/1030 min

Available in 6 platform(s).

Where's Huddles? (1970)

The misadventures of a team of football players and their families on and off the field.

7.2/1030 min

Available in 3 platform(s).

The misadventures of the children of the Flintstones and the Rubbles as teenagers.

5.5/1030 min

Available in 3 platform(s).