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"Everyone's a critic aren't they? You think this is easy?"
— Reed, responding to Chuck/Frank's "criticism"

Reed Wallbeck is a psychopath found in Dead Rising 2 during the mission World's Most Dangerous Trick.

Before zombies invaded Fortune City, Reed and his partner Roger Withers were failed magicians seeking fame. However, they both went insane after the outbreak. He reappears in Dead Rising 2: Off the Record with the same role.

World's Most Dangerous Trick[]

Main article: World's Most Dangerous Trick

When Chuck Greene/Frank West finds the two magicians, they are rehearsing for a new magic show with Reed often berating Roger for messing up their scenes. He then attempts "the most dangerous trick in the world", cutting a hostage named Madison Lainey in half with a large saw. However, Reed fails his trick and Madison is killed. While Reed laments another failure, Chuck/Frank points out that they have murdered the woman. Reed yells at Chuck/Frank for insulting them, as they are just practicing. Reed then tries to kill Chuck/Frank with a Rocket Launcher. After being defeated, Reed lies dying as an injured Roger crawls over to him and stabs him to death with a dagger. Roger happily says he had always wanted to kill Reed and then succumbs to his own wounds.

Sandbox Mode[]

Main article: Sandbox Mode

Reed will spawn with Roger in their usual spot in the Atlantica Casino on the first day. Once defeated, he will drop his weapon and $25,000.

Battle Style[]

See World's Most Dangerous Trick.


  • Reed bears resemblance to actors David Hasselhoff and Will Ferrell.
  • Reed and Chuck share a similar facial model, though the body and clothing models are different.
  • Reed and Roger have similarities to real life magicians and stage performers Penn and Teller: Teller and Roger are the silent partners in their acts, while Reed and Penn are the more talkative of the two. Also, their outfits and the way the present their performances are similar to Siegfried and Roy.
  • Reed's voice actor, Alessandro Juliani, is also known as the voice of L from Death Note and Gambit in X-Men Evolution.
  • The song that plays while fighting them is "Switchback (Detroit 2000)" by Celldweller.
  • The duo may be based on the magic duo Siegfried and Roy, due to the outfits and nature of their performances.
  • Reed is able to kill Roger with his Rocket Launcher, marking him in the notebook as "Located" instead of "Dead".
  • His portrait shows his facial structure to also be similar to Michael C. Hall, famous for portraying the serial killer Dexter.
  • He is also a blonde reference to David Copperfield since both killed by their assistants in the 1980's Canadian horror movie Terror Train.
  • In Off The Record, he will bow once you take a hit from him and it gives you 1000 Prestige Points.
  • In OTR, whenever Reed starts firing rockets, the screen will shake whenever it explodes and the sound graphics are louder than the original Dead Rising 2.


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Major Characters
Rebecca Chang - Stacey Forsythe - Chuck Greene - Katey Greene - Isabela Keyes - Tyrone King - Marian Mallon - Raymond Sullivan - Frank West
Skylar Ali - Randolph Allen - Esther Alwin - Allen Ash - Lulu Barra - Brittany Beck - Sven Blaaborg - Tammy Blaine - Danni Bodine - John Boog - Kristopher Bookmiller - Elrod Bumpkins - Denyce Calloway - Summer Chavez - Rosa Collins - Wade Coopwood - Jared Davis - Gordon Dawkins - LaShawndra Dawkins - Chad Elchart - Doris Elchart - Curtis Ellenton - Jack Ellis - Terri Glass - Kristin Harris - Willa Harris - Wallace Hertzog - Stuart Holmes - Trixie-Lynn Horton - Jessica Howe - Richard Kelly - Bessie Kent - Chrystal Kennedy - Jonathon Kilpatrick - Matthew Kuss - Juan Lee - Bibi Love - Erica Mayes - Kevin Meyers - Bill Montagu - Lenny Mooney - Walter Morris - Luz Palmer - Camille Payne - Lillian Payne - Gretchen Peregrine - Allison Perkins - Janus Razo - Cora Russel - Woodrow Rutherford - Jasper Sanford - Brian Scherbey - Jacob Skinner - Jeanna Slick - Nevada Slim - Cinda Smith - Snowflake - Royce St. John - Tamara Stein - Floyd Stone - Nina Suhr - Andy Talbat - Vikki Taylor - Ray Teller - Kenneth Walsh - Linette Watkins - Dean Wayne - Cameron Welch - Europa Westinghouse - Anim White - Kirby Wilkinson - Lance Williams - Michael Woo
Off the Record Survivors
Marc Cooper - Earvin Gooding - Eric Masters - Tomomi Miyamoto - Deidre Sanchez
Amber Bailey - Crystal Bailey - Leon Bell - Dwight Boykin - Mark Bradson - Derrick Duggan - Brent Ernst - Earl Flaherty - Deetz Hartman - Johnny James - Looters - Bibi Love - Mercenaries - Seymour Redding - Carl Schliff - Snowflake - Ted Smith - Pearce Stephens - Antoine Thomas - Randall Tugman - Reed Wallbeck - Brandon Whittaker - Roger Withers
Off the Record Psychopaths
Stacey Forsythe - Chuck Greene - Evan MacIntyre
8-Ball - Barra - Pat Berkson - Helen Bonner - Andrea Brenser - Curtis - Drake Danton - Dean - Tim Duggan - Tom Ebersole - Jeremiah Eckland - - Kerri - Noah Hawthorne - Hunters' Victim - Infected Spectator - Louise Jameson - Jonesy - Madison Lainey - Leah - Adrian Lee - Luke - Carlos Mertiz - Alice Paynter - Lance Pennington - Lucas Pontremoli - Irwin Sagehorn - Shin - Jenny Slaten - Justin Tetherford - Kalee Timmons - TIR Employee - Emanuel Tugman - Shaun Wexler
Off the Record Victims
Oscar Dingman - Dale Kerpan - Julius Reinke - Vikki Taylor
Don Andrews - Banchester - Simon Bostwick - Charlie - Kazmina Ellis - Josh - Paul Lazenby - Bobby Newland - Roland Nichol - Reinhold - Septimus - Tarquin
Scrapped Characters
Marvin Horner - Dmitri Kazlov - Taylor Nightingale - Gary Peake - Sarah Stayer