While his name may not exactly jump out at you, fans of classic Kaiju films will definitely know the man well. Especially if they happen to be fans of the 1967 monster mash King Kong Escapes.
It was in that film that Mr. Rhodes Reason portrayed surly Commander Carl Nelson, an American who had the balls of steel to withstand a fight between both Kong and Robot Kong. Reason, who appeared in over two hundred thirty roles in film, television, and theatre, died peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of the 26th of December, 2014.
Thank you for the memories, sir. Rest easy!