Reed Hadley - biography

Actor from United States of America

Reed Hadley (June 25, 1911 – December 11, 1974) was an American movie, television and radio actor. Reed Hadley was born Reed Herring in Petrolia in Clay County near Wichita Falls, Texas, to Bert Herring, an oil well driller, and his wife Minnie. Hadley had one sister, Bess Brenner. He was reared in Buffalo, New York. He graduated from Bennett High School in Buffalo and was involved in local theater with the Studio Arena Theater. Hadley and his wife, Helen, had one son, Dale.. Before moving to Hollywood, he acted in Hamlet on stage in New York City. Throughout his thirty-five-year career in film, Hadley was cast as both a villain and a hero of the law, in such movies as The Baron of Arizona (1950), The Half-Breed (1952), Highway Dragnet (1954) and Big House, USA (1955). With his bass voice, he narrated a number of documentaries. He starred in two television series, Racket Squad (1950–1953) as Captain Braddock, and The Public Defender (1954–1955) as Bart Matthews, a fictional attorney for the indigent. Hadley also worked on the Red Ryder radio show during the 1940s, being the first actor to portray the title character. In films, among other things, he starred as Zorro in the 1939  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Known as
Reed Bert Herring,Reed Bert Hadley,Reed Herring
Date of birth
Place of birth
United States of America
Bert Herring, Minnie Herring
Helen Hadley
Dale Hadley
Bess Brenner


Institution From To
Bennett High School


Year Performance Character
1956 Mobs, Inc.
1955 Big House, U.S.A.
1952 The Half Breed Frank Crawford
1950 Dallas
1950 Riders of the Range
1948 Panhandle
1946 If I'm Lucky
1946 Doll Face
1946 Shock
1946 The Dark Corner
1944 Rainbow Island High Priest Kahuna
1941 Sky Raiders
1941 I'll Wait for You Tony Berolli
1939 Zorro's Fighting Legion
1938 Sunset Murder Case
1938 Hollywood Stadium Mystery


Date of death
Cause of death
Myocardial infarction
Place of death
Los Angeles

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