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Albert Reed Jr.
Born/date of Birth: January 28, 1910
Place of Birth: Texas, United States
Died: 31 May 1986 (aged 76), Bishop, California, United States
Occupation: Television actor, law enforcement official
Years active: 1969–1982 (as actor)
1959–1983 (in law enforcement)
Albert Reed Jr. (January 28, 1910 – May 31, 1986) was an American actor and law enforcement officer. He was mostly known for his recurring role as Alderman Fred C. Davis on 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 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.")