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December 29, 2014
The retired American character actor Rhodes Reason, who appeared in over two-hundred and thirty roles in film, television, and theatre, among which were many western roles, especially on television, died peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of the 26th of December, he was 84. Reason had suffered from lymphoma the last years of his life.
The younger brother of actor Rex Reason, Rhodes followed his older brother into the entertainment industry and marked his professional debut at the age of eighteen in a production of "Romeo and Juliet" directed by Charles Laughton. He marked his motion picture debut with an uncredited role in "Lady Godiva of Coventry" (1955) and went on to appear in scores of TV programs and films. Reason had starring roles in the TV series "White Hunter" (1957 to 1959), as 'John A. Hunter' and "Bus Stop" (1961 to 1962), as 'Sheriff Will Mayberry'. He played 'Flavius' in an episode of the
original "Star Trek" series titled "Bread and Circuses" (1968).
Born: 4/19/1930, Glendale, California, U.S.A.
Died: 12/26/2014, Palm Springs, California, U.S.A.
Rhodes Reason’s westerns – actor:
Tales of the Texas Rangers (TV) – 1955 (Sheriff Tom Keever, Dave)
The Adventures of Champion (TV) – 1955 (Molson, young cowboy)
Death Valley Days (TV) – 1955, 1966 (Peter Jeffries, Wild Bill Hickok)
Tension at Table Rock – 1956 (Baird)
The Desperadoes Are in Town – 1956 (Frank Banner)
Frontier (TV) – 1956 (Will)
Sky King (TV) – 1956 (Chuck Wilson, Kinnard)
Cheyenne (TV) – 1956, 1960 (Les Shore, Bill Lockhart)
Maverick (TV) – 1957 (Hank Foster)
Sugarfoot (TV) – 1957 (Burt Fulton)
Tombstone Territory (TV) – 1957 (Nate Crandall)
Yellowstone Kelly – 1959 (Major Towns)
Frontier Doctor (TV) – 1959 (Black Jack)
Bronco (TV) – 1959, 1960 (Major John Stoddard, Pat Garrett)
Colt .45 (TV) – 1960 (Ben Thompson)
Laramie (TV) – 1961 (Phil Yuma)
The Rifleman (TV) – 1962 (Ben Kendrick)
Daniel Boone (TV) – 1965, 1966 (Captain William Butler, Dr. Jedrick)
The Big Valley (TV) – 1967 (Dave Cannon)
Prudence and the Chief (TV) – 1970 (Major O’Toole)