Alan had a successful career as a radio announcer and stage actor before he became involved with movies and television.
Alan was on the 1949 NBC radio program Life of Riley as Big Louie.
Alan's first job in the movie industry was as a narrator for the 1932 silent film compilation, Chase Me Charlie.
Alan was a friend of Mel Blanc, who just happened to do the voice of Barney Rubble, Fred Flinstone's (Alan) friend on the show The Flintstones.
Before Alan played the part of Pasquale on the 1952 television series, Life with Luigi, he originated the same character on radio.
Alan played the part of Ezra Liam Kennedy in the 1946 hit film, The Postman Always Rings Twice.
Alan's first major screen role was the 1944 movie Days of Glory in which he played the character, Sasha.
Alan is the one who dreamed up Fred Flintstone's catchphrase, "Yabba-Dabba_Doo!".
Alan's body was donated for medical research to the Loma Linda University School of Medicine.
In one of his few dramatic roles, Alan played Pancho Villa in the 1952 movie Viva Zapata.
Alan had steady work on Braodway in the 1930's with the Theater Guild.
Alan provided the voice of Boris in the 1955 Disney movie Lady and the Tramp.
When Alan did his work on radio he would use the name Teddy Bergman for comedic roles and Alan Reed for dramatic roles.
Alan began his acting career at Provincetown Playhouse.
Alan was a master of over 22 foreign dialects.
Alan Reed graduated Columbia University and majored in journalism.
Alan was married to Finnette Walker, a former Broadway actress, for 45 years.
Alan had three sons, one of whom is the actor Alan Reed Jr.