Monday, April 19, 2010

Happy birthday, Rhodes Reason!

The happy couple: Rhodes and his wife Jeri in a recent photo. Photo courtesy of Jeri Reason.

Rhodes Reason, the actor known to Toho fans as Carl Nelson in King Kong Escapes, celebrates his 80th birthday today. Mr. Reason, whose other credits include Voodoo Island (opposite Boris Karloff), the Star Trek episode "Bread and Circuses," The Time Tunnel, Perry Mason, The Rifleman, 77 Sunset Strip, and too many others to name, will no doubt celebrate the occasion in style.

Rhodes Reason co-stars with Lucille Ball and Carol Burnett on an episode of The Lucy Show. Really, is this any way to run an airline?!

As the guest of honor at G-FEST XIV in 2007, Mr. Reason was a big hit with the attendees and enjoyed the convention himself. I know we'd love to have him back.

Happy birthday, Rhodes! I hope it's a great one!


  1. I loved reading the transcript of his G-FEST panel/interview. He seems like one cool cat.

  2. He certainly is. He also has a great sense of humor. He told me he wanted to do more comedies, but he was usually typecast as authority figures.