Richard Reeves also billed as Dick Reeves, was an American actor best known for playing henchmen and thugs.
Reeves grew up in an affluent section of Queens, New York, the eldest of two children of bank executive Walter Reeves and his wife, the former Marie Titsink. He studied music in school. At eighteen, Reeves signed on as a seaman aboard ships plying the New York-Havana route and spent much of the 1930s in that work. Shortly after the outbreak of World War II, in April, 1942, Reeves enlisted in the U.S. Army and rose to the rank of sergeant in the 1208 Service Command Unit. After his discharge following the end of World War II, Reeves moved to Los Angeles and began getting film work as an actor. He became a busy character actor in films in the late 1940s. Beginning in the early 1950s, he appeared in many television series. His height, build and somewhat sinister appearance made him suitable for roles involving muscle.
Reeves appeared in several episodes of the Adventures of Superman TV series at various time during its run. He was unrelated to series star George Reeves, whose real surname was Bessolo. Reeves also appeared in various roles on several episodes of I Love Lucy.