Frank Whaley

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Frank Whaley

Born

7/20/1963, Syracuse, New York, USA

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Frank Whaley, born Frank Joseph Whaley on July 20, 1963 in Syracuse, New York is an American actor. After graduating from the University of Albany, Whaley began to pursue a career in acting. After appearing as a guest star in several television shows, he received his first major…more

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    • He gained noriety in 1991 for his leading man role as Jim Dodge in "Career Opportunites," the last of the John Hughes film about teenhood despite appearing in bit-parts long before this breakthrough.

    • His first two writing/directing efforts, "Joe The King" and "The Jimmy Show" both had their world premire at The Sundance Film Festival.

    • With fellow actor and friend Ethan Hawke, he helped to found the now defunct theatre group "The Malaparte" in New York City.

    • With fellow actor and friend Ethan Hawke, he helped to found the now defunct theatre group "The Malaparte" in New York City.

    • Whaley himself helped to form and perform in the now defunct rock band, "The Niagaras," with his brother; Robert, Jr.

    • Appeared on the television show "Buddy Faro" to finance his own semi-autobiographical writing/directing piece "Joe The King."

    • Frank grew up in Upstate New York.

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  • A great but underrated actor!

    9.0
    First saw Frank in the 1989 movie "Field of Dreams." As he portrayed a younger version of the late, great Burt Lancaster. He also has done great roles and has such a baby face. Though never the lead rarely, he thrived in awesome character acting roles. Just saw him in "Law & Order SVU" playing an arrogant Navy JAG Commander. He is the guy you love to hate. But he played it really well and held his own. He is also known for teaming up with Oliver Stone in "The Doors, Born on the Fourth of July, and JFK." A great underrated actor that deserves more.moreless
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