Albert Reed made a guest appearance on "The Jeffersons" as Louise's Uncle Ward, a former Pullman Porter, in the Season 1 episode "Lionel Cries Uncle".
|Deathplace:||Bishop, California, U.S.|
|Television actor, voice artist, law enforement official|
|Years active:||1969–1982 (as actor) |
1959–1983 (in law enforcement)
|Appeared on:||The Jeffersons|
|Episodes appeared in:||"Lionel Cries Uncle" (Season 1)|
|Character played:||Uncle Ward|
Albert Reed Jr. (born January 28, 1910 - died May 31, 1986) was a veteran actor, voice over artist and, asides from his career in entertainment, a respected law enforcement officer. He is best known for his recurring role as Alderman Fred Davis on the 1970s sitcom, Good Times. He also had a recurring role on the children's adventure series The Secret of Isis as Dr. Joshua Barnes and made guest appearances on The Jeffersons, where he made a guest appearance as Louise's Uncle Ward in the Season 1 episode "Lionel Cries Uncle", and Sanford & Son. On Sanford & Son, he appeared in the role of Grady Wilson, a cousin of Fred's, a part he played for just one episode; another role which involved a character named Grady Wilson, a longtime friend of Fred, would later go to actor Whitman Mayo. He portrayed "Lieutenant Ned Ordway" in the original Airport movie (1970), a case of art imitating life, as Reed was also an airport law enforcement official.
Outside of his acting career, Reed also served with the Security Division at Los Angeles International Airport from 1959–1983, ending his career as the Chief of Security, 1979–1983. (The Security Division later grew into what is now known as the "Los Angeles Airport Police.")
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