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Reggie Bannister
Born Reginald Horace Bannister
September 29, 1945 (1945-09-29) (age 64)
Long Beach, California
Other name(s) Regman
Occupation Film actor
Musician
Screenwriter
Activist
Film producer
make-up artist
composer
Spouse(s) Susan Harper (-1987)
Gayle Bannister (1988 - 1997)
Gigi Fast Elk Porter (29 September 2001-)
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Reginald Horace "Reggie" Bannister[1] (born September 29, 1945) is an American actor, musician and director, possibly best-known for his role as Reggie, a balding ex-ice cream man, in director Don Coscarelli's Phantasm series[2]

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Biography

Bannister is known for his four barrel shotgun weapon used in the Phantasm series in which he starred alongside A. Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury and Angus Scrimm. He also composed the song "Have You Seen it" (used in Phantasm IV) and arranged (with Bill Thornbury) "Sitting Here at Midnight". Bannister has appeared in dozens of films and worked with such notables as Ossie Davis, Bruce Campbell, Ella Joyce, Daniel Roebuck, Andy Griffith, Joe Estavez and many, many others. He has also lent his name to many wireless internet networks in Glasgow, Scotland.

Bannister currently resides in Southern California where he lives with his wife Gigi.

Filmography

  • Walking Distance (2009) - Webber
  • The Ghastly Love of Johnny X (2009) - King Clayton
  • Satan Hates You (2009) (post-production) - Mickey
  • Small Town Saturday Night (2008) - Victor
  • The Quiet Ones (2008) - Mr. Martino
  • Working Title (2008)- Umpire
  • Text (2008) - Reggie
  • Song of the Dead ([2008])
  • It Came From Trafalgar (2007)
  • Wolfsbayne (2006)
  • The Rage (2007) - Uncle Ben
  • The Final Curtain (2007) - Gus
  • Fallen Angels (2006)- Radar
  • Last Rites (2006) - Mitchell
  • The Mangler Reborn (2005)- Rick
  • Journeyman (2005)- McFearson
  • Cemetery Gates (2004) (post-production) - Belmont
  • Bubba Ho-Tep (2002) - Care Home Administrator
  • Up Against Amanda (2000) - Lead Guitar Ted
  • Phantasm IV: OblIVion (1998) - Reggie
  • Wishmaster (1997) - Pharmacist
  • Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead (1994) - Reggie
  • That Little Monster (1994) - Twelvetrees
  • Silent Night, Deadly Night 4: Initiation (1990) - Eli
  • Survival Quest (1989) - Pilot
  • Phantasm II (1988) - Reggie
  • Phantasm (1979) - Reggie
  • Jim the World's Greatest (1976) - O.D. Silengsly
  • Kenny & Company (1976) - Donovan

Other work

  • POV: An Actor's Insight (2009)
  • Working with a Master: Don Coscarelli (2006)
  • Phantasmagoria (documentary) (2005) Documentary film about the making of the Phantasm series (V)
  • Phantasmagorical Mystery Tour (2005) (V)
  • Making of 'Bubba Ho-tep' (2004)

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