Phillip Reed

Phillip Reed (born Milton LeRoy;[2] March 25, 1908 – December 7, 1996)[3] was an American actor. He was perhaps best known for his role as Steve Wilson in a series of four films (1947–1948) based on the Big Town radio series.

For similarly named individuals, see Phil Reid (disambiguation).
Phillip Reed
Milton LeRoy

(1908-03-25)March 25, 1908
DiedDecember 7, 1996(1996-12-07) (aged 88)
Years active1932–1965
Spouse(s)Audrey Reed (?–1996; his death)[1]

Early years

Reed was a star athlete at Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn and attended college for one year before going into acting. His name was changed after he went to Hollywood.[2]

Acting career

Billed as Milton Leroy, Reed appeared in two Broadway plays: Melody and Ballyhoo of 1932.[4]

Reed played Russ Barrington in the soap opera Society Girl on CBS radio[2] and Brian Wells in the soap opera David Harum, also on CBS.[5]

Reed's television appearances include a lead role in the 1955 anthology drama series Police Call.[6] He appeared in the Alfred Hitchcock Presents episodes "The Derelicts,” "A Bullet for Baldwin" and “Sylvia.” He also appeared as King Toranshah in the 1965 Elvis Presley musical film Harum Scarum.


Reed died in 1996 and was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.

Complete filmography


  1. "Phillip Reed; Actor Appeared in Films as a Leading Man From 1930s to 1960s". Los Angeles Times. December 24, 1996.
  2. "Say Hello to ..." (PDF). Radio and Television Mirror. 15 (1): 44. November 1940. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  4. "Milton Leroy". Playbill. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  5. Terrace, Vincent (1999). Radio Programs, 1924-1984: A Catalog of More Than 1800 Shows. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-4513-4. P. 94.
  6. "TV Guide, Police Call episodes listing". Retrieved August 1, 2010.
  7. "Mystery Film Will Head New Capitol Bill". Pennsylvania, Shamokin. Shamokin News-Dispatch. February 12, 1936. p. 9. Retrieved March 24, 2016 via

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