Frankie received an honorary doctorate from Illinois Wesleyan University in 2002.
Frankie first got interested in acting after appearing in a grade school play.
Frankie studied drama at Illinois Wesleyan University, he graduated in 1971.
Frankie attended New York University, he graduated in 1974.
Frankie's first feature film role was in 1984's The Exterminator 2.
Frankie was nominated for Best Actor at the Tony Awards in 1987 for his role in the play Fences.
Frankie has appeared in commercials for Sears and Wendy's.
Frankie is a member of the following unions:
-Screen Actors Guild
-American Federation of TV and Radio
-Actors Equity Association
Frankie was a member of the following stage companies:
-New York Shakespeare Festival
-The Negro Ensemble Company
-Circle in the Square
Frankie is married to producer Jane Mandel.
Frankie and his wife have three children, all daughters.
Frankie is not related to Scrubs star Donald Faison.
Frankie serves as spokesperson for the Organization for the Prevention of Child Abuse.
Frankie is an African-American.
Frankie is 6'2" (1.88 m).
Frankie is the only actor to appear in all four Hannibal Lecter films. Manhunter, The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal, and Red Dragon.
Frankie Faison: Far too often have I been accepted or rejected for work because of the color of my skin. I have never thought of myself as a black actor, I have always thought of myself as an actor first, black second. In the same way I think of myself as a human being who happens to be black.
Frankie Faison: As an actor I live a life of ups and downs, highs and lows, feast or famine. But when you remember who you are and where you came from, you are prepared to live in dignity as you experience life's ups and downs.