Mason Reese
Restaurateur and former child actor
Mason Reese
Mason Reese is a former child actor who appeared in numerous television commercials in the 1970s, particularly for Underwood Deviled Ham, Post Raisin Bran, and Dunkin' Donuts' Dunkin' Munchkins-brand "donut holes". Reese, the youngest son of William Reese and former actress Sonia Darrin, had a verbal precocity, red hair and slight lisp, all of which made him a recognizable figure. He was a frequent guest on the Mike Douglas Show.
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Prairie-oke Returns to the Cavern Club: A Q&A With Little House's Alison Arngrim
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Inspired by TV's Little House On The Prairie, writer/director Dane Whitlock's outrageous parody, Prairie-oke, won raves during its 2013 premiere at Silver Lake's Cavern Club (incidentally L.A.'s best underground theatre space). Well hold onto your bonnets because our favorite unauthorized musical is back in a big way (running weekends through November 22). Kudos to producers Vickie Mendoza and Matthew Herrmann (who reprises his role as middle son, Alfred) for assembling the most energetic, musical ensemble I've seen on the L.A. stage in some time. Packed with a Casey Kasem-worthy parade of pop hits from the 1970s to today, Prairie-oke is as brashly absurdist as it is a sweet love letter to the original series. So much so that Little House's original TV cast members have made pilgrimages down the basement stairs of Casita Del Campo to experience the prairie in a whole new way. Drew Droege and Alison Arngrim (Photo by Vickie Mendoza) Worth the price of admission alone is D ...
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All my rowdy Facebook friends are coming over tonight - Tallahassee Democrat (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
"Mason Reese was a kid actor in the '70s who sold Underwood Deviled Ham and Raisin Bran on TV on Saturday mornings when all the cartoon shows ran." "You know, they have the Cartoon Network now and it shows cartoons around the clock," my nephew said
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How the House could cut it fine - Financial Times
Google News - over 5 years
From Bozo the Clown and Lucille Ball to Mason Reese and Carrot Top, comedians with shocks of red hair have proved popular in the US. Ms Brooks would be massive – bigger than Bozo, even. All it would take is a decision by our national leaders to revisit
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Weekly Crime Report: June 13 - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
Douglas Mason Reese, 64, was arrested on an outstanding felony warrant after being stopped in the 8100 block of Lincoln Street on the afternoon of June 10. He was booked into County Jail in downtown San Diego. Jail records show he is awaiting a court
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The Graham Leader - Graham Leader
Google News - over 5 years
Three players had four or more runs batted in that game with Gaven Henderson and Luke Holland bringing home four, and Mason Reese drove home five. Before facing The Storm, The Drillers met with Bowie twice in the first and third games of the shootout
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Seguin draws together during Relay for Life - Seguin Gazette-Enterprise
Google News - almost 6 years
"I named him Mason Reese in her honor." Though the team is only in its first year, Melissa Freeman said they'd already made great strides in fundraising. "We've been leading, although it's still anyone's game," she said Friday night
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CRITIC'S NOTEBOOK; Television's Craving For Yesterday's Kitsch
NYTimes - over 11 years
For generations of adults who prize old television shows from their past, the madeleines of youth were mostly Twinkies. Even though the series were jammed with artificial ingredients and gooey centers, there's a nostalgic hunger for any morsels of the television industry's yesteryears, and cable channels are offering a full buffet. TV Land has just
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FILM IN REVIEW; 'Valentín'
NYTimes - almost 13 years
Directed by Alejandro Agresti In Spanish, with English subtitles PG-13, 86 minutes An Argentine film directed and written by Alejandro Agresti, ''Valentín'' proposes only a slight variation on a formula that, from ''Central Station'' to ''Kolya,'' has become all too familiar in the art houses: the cute child who awakens the cranky grown-ups around
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Lobsters at Five Paces, Knives and Egos Bared
NYTimes - over 15 years
THEY called it ''The Tango in Tokyo.'' On Sunday night, the Food Network ran its ''Iron Chef'' rematch between Bobby Flay and Masaharu Morimoto, after Mr. Flay's humiliating home-kitchen defeat a year ago in New York. This time, victory belonged to Mr. Flay. But some viewers of this strange, dubbed Japanese import -- a bake-off with the trappings
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NEW YORKERS & CO.; Couch Potatoes Need Not Apply Their Taste Buds
NYTimes - over 18 years
By the time he entered adolescence, Mason Reese had already appeared in more than 70 commercials for products like Underwood Deviled Ham and Dunkin' Donuts and won several Clio awards. Now 33 years old, Mr. Reese has changed careers. He is the owner of Standard Notions, a restaurant and bar at 161 Ludlow Street near Stanton Street, Nowbar, on 22
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AT WORK WITH: Mason Reese;Part 2 (Hard Part) In the Life Of a Former Child Star
NYTimes - almost 21 years
LIMELIGHT. Heartbreak. Underground. These were the favorite clubs of the former child star Mason Reese. Those same three words also tell the story of his life, starting with his formative years in the early 1970's as the star of 75 commercials, a Madison Avenue phenomenon with the face of a little old man whose mouth was always filled with
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THE MEDIA BUSINESS: Advertising; A 5-year-old tries to do for Welch's what Mikey did for Life cereal.
NYTimes - over 22 years
IS Travis Tedford the next Rodney Allen Rippy? The next Mason Reese? Perhaps even the next Mikey? Those with long memories -- or lives spent on Madison Avenue -- might recognize the last three as children who achieved measures of fame during the 1960's and 1970's as diminutive pitchmen in commercials aimed at adults. Now Welch Foods Inc. and its
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Advertising; Campbell's Spends Big On O-Pasta
NYTimes - about 34 years
O, House Speaker O'Neill or Peter O'Toole, has introduced a new advertising campaign that, at first glance, seems a little less O-positive. The production of O's at Campbell is largely the responsibility of its Franco-American subsidiary, the unit that introduced SpaghettiOs in 1965. The introduction of O-shaped pasta in sauce - easy for children
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mason Reese
    TWENTIES
  • 1990
    Age 24
    He appeared as himself in a 1990 short film directed by Brett Ratner called Whatever Happened to Mason Reese?, which can be seen on the DVD of the feature film Rush Hour.
    More Details Hide Details Since retiring from acting Reese has become a restaurant entrepreneur with multiple businesses in the New York City area. He owns "Paladar", a Pan-Latino restaurant located in Manhattan's Lower East Side. He opened an establishment named "Destination Bar and Grille" located on Avenue A in the East Village. His most recent venture is "The Luxury Box", and upscale sports bar.
  • 1988
    Age 22
    Reese was the subject of the song "Mason Reese" by Alice Donut on their 1988 debut album, Donut Comes Alive.
    More Details Hide Details The song is a reflection on the destinies of former child stars.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1965
    Born
    Born on April 11, 1965.
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