Alan Reed Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Chetan Mittal
Feb 08, 2024 By Chetan Mittal
Originally Published on Feb 06, 2023
Edited by Sonali Rawat
Fact-checked by Sonali Rawat
Alan Reed worked at the Copake Country club as an actor, social director, and entertainment producer.
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About Alan Reed

Alan Reed was a former American actor best known for his part as a voice-over artist in Flintstones.

He gave his voice to the character of Fred Flintstone on the Flintstones and various other spinoff series. Alan Reed was also seen in a number of films like 'The Tarnished Angels', 'Viva Zapata', 'Days of Glory', and 'Nob Hill'.

He also appeared in several other radio programs and television series. Alan Reed was born on August 20, 1907, in New York City. His birth name was Herbert Theodore Bergman. Alan Reed was admitted to Washington High School, now known as the George Washington Educational Campus. He majored in journalism at Columbia University. He also studied drama before joining Columbia University.

Alan Reed's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Alan Reed's net worth?

Alan Reed's net worth was $10 million as of his death.

How much did Alan Reed earn per year?

There is no information available on Alan Reed's earnings.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was Alan Reed?

Alan Reed was 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) tall.

How old was Alan Reed?

As he was born on August 20, 1907, in New York City. Alan Reed was 69 years old in 1977, the year he died.

Childhood And Education

Born in New York City, Alan Reed was admitted to Washington High School. He later joined Columbia University and majored in journalism.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was Alan Reed's partner?

Alan Reed married Finnette Walker in May 1932. She was a Broadway actress, and they met at a television station W2XAB in New York City. Finnette was seen on stage in the early '30s and was also a chorus member in the Broadway production of 'Anything Goes'. The couple had three sons, including Alan Reed Jr., born in 1936.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Alan Reed was an American actor best known as a voice-over artist who gave vocal life to the cartoon character of the prehistoric Fred Flintstone on the Flintstones and several spinoff series. He was seen in various films like 'Tarnished Angels', 'Viva Zapata', 'Breakfast at Tiffany's', and 'Nob Hill'. He also appeared in other radio programs and television series.

What awards did Alan Reed win?

Alan Reed was the winner of the OFTA TV Hall of Fame for the character of Fred Flintstone on 'Flintstones'.

Alan Reed's Hobbies And Interests

Alan Reed also had two other jobs other than being a vocal artist. He operated a wholesome candy factory and worked as a social director, entertainment producer, and actor at the Copake Country Club.

Other Interesting Alan Reed Facts And Trivia

  • In 1930, Alan Reed starred in 'Henry and George' alongside Herbert Polesie. 'Henry and George' was a CBS program featuring minute dramas and popular laughmakers mixed with music selections.
  • His radio work included two roles in 'Valiant Lady'.
  • Alan Reed appeared in a recurring role as J.B. Hafter, a studio boss on 'Mr. Adams and Eve', a CBS series. Alan Reed starred in this CBS series alongside Ida Lupino and Howard Duff.
  • In 1960, he started with the voice role for Fred Flintstone, the lead character of the prime-time animated series 'The Flintstones'. Reed gave his voice to the character of Fred Flintstone for the entire six-season run.
  • Alan Reed's wife, Finnette Walker, performed on stage in the early '30s and performed in a Broadway show called 'Anything Goes'.
  • Reed made his transition from radio to television by taking the role of J.B. Hafter and another role in the short-lived Mickey Rooney vehicle 'Mickey'. He took the role in the Mickey Rooney vehicle 'Mickey' in the early '60s.
  • In 1964-65, Alan Reed had a recurring role in 'Mickey', an ABC sitcom.
  • Alan Reed's last performance as Fred Flintstone included a cameo guest role on 'Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics'.
  • Alan Reed was also seen on Broadway in 'A House in the Country' and 'Double Dummy'.
  • Alan Reed's body was donated after his death for medical research.

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Alan Reed Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Herbert Theodore Bergman

Date of Birth

1907-08-20

Date of Death

1977-06-14

Nationality

American

Place of Birth

New York City

Height

168 cm

Child Star?

No

Education

Columbia University

Net Worth

164200000

Partner

Finette Walker
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Written by Chetan Mittal

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Chetan MittalBachelor of Journalism

With a Bachelor's in Journalism from Amity University and copywriting, Chetan is an accomplished content writer who has demonstrated his versatility through his work with various companies across diverse industries, including media, travel, business, and hospitality. Additionally, Chetan is an accomplished Punjabi show director who brings his creative skills to his writing. His passion for traveling, dancing, and reading informs his content, producing high-quality work that engages and informs his audience.

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