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Frankie Avalon


One of a spate of teen idols to come out of Philadelphia in the 1950s and 1960s, Frankie Avalon--unlike many of the others--actually had a musical background, having been taught to play the trumpet at a very young age by his father. As a youth Avalon performed in local clubs and theaters. He won a local TV talent contest playing a trumpet solo. In ... See full bio »
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Known For

Grease
Grease Teen Angel
(1978)
The Help
The Help Soundtrack
(2011)
Casino
Casino Frankie Avalon (achive footage)
(1995)
The Alamo
The Alamo Smitty
(1960)

Filmography

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 2016 Rules Don't Apply (performer: "Venus")
 2016 10 Cloverfield Lane (performer: "Venus")
 2014 I Am Santa Claus (Documentary) (performer: "Why")
 2014 Jersey Boys (performer: "If You Don't Think I'm Leaving")
 2012 Magic City (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Castles Made of Sand (2012) ... (performer: "Venus" written by nm6099314)
 2012 Pan Am (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Secrets and Lies (2012) ... (performer: "Lotta Livin' to Do" - uncredited)
 2011 Metal Evolution (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Pre-Metal (2011) ... (performer: "Venus")
 2011 The Help (performer: "Swingin' on a Rainbow")
 2010 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Our All Time Favourite Films (2010) ... (performer: "Beauty School Dropout" - uncredited)
 2010 United States of Tara (TV Series) (1 episode)
- From This Day Forward (2010) ... ("All of Everything", uncredited)
 2009 Dexter (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- The Getaway (2009) ... (performer: "Venus" - uncredited)
- Lost Boys (2009) ... (performer: "Venus" - uncredited)
 2009 California's Golden Parks (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Movie Beach (2009) ... (performer: "Beach Blanket Bingo" - uncredited)
 2007 A West Texas Children's Story (performer: "Swingin on a Rainbow")
 2007 La tele de tu vida (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.16 (2007) ... (performer: "Venus")
 2004 Frágil (performer: "Venus")
 2002 Deuces Wild (performer: "Silent Night")
 2002 Un paso adelante (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Detrás del telón (2002) ... (performer: "Beauty School Drop-Out")
 2000 Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970) (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Beach Party")
 1996 Hard Eight (performer: "Christmas Medley")
 1994 Blue Sky (performer: "Venus")
 1991 Full House (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Joey Goes Hollywood (1991) ... (performer: "Who Put the Bomp" - uncredited)
 1990 Betsy's Wedding (performer: "Come Fly with Me")
 1989 Born on the Fourth of July (performer: "Venus")
 1989 She's Out of Control (performer: "Venus")
 1987 Good Morning, Vietnam (performer: "Beach Blanket Bingo")
 1987 Back to the Beach (performer: "California Sun", "Venus")
 1981 Shifshuf Naim (performer: "Why")
 1979 Going Steady (performer: "Why")
 1978 Good Old Days Part II (TV Special) (performer: "Hound Dog", "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini", "Breaking Up is Hard to Do", "Bye Bye Love", "I Want to Hold Your Hand", "Why")
 1978 Grease (performer: "Beauty School Drop-Out")
 1976 The Sonny and Cher Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.7 (1976) ... (performer: "Yesterday Once More/Rock Around the Clock/Jailhouse Rock/Little Darlin'/Venus/Rock and Roll Is Here To Stay")
 1967 The Lucy Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Lucy and the Starmaker (1967) ... (performer: "When the Feeling Hits You", "Walking Happy", "When the Feeling Hits You (Reprise)" - uncredited)
 1966 Fireball 500 (performer: "Fireball 500", "My Way", "Turn Around", "A Chance Like That", "Country Carnival")
 1965 The Patty Duke Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- A Foggy Day in Brooklyn Heights (1965) ... (performer: "These Are The Good Times" - uncredited)
 1965 Sergeant Dead Head (performer: "The Difference in Me Is You", "Let's Play Love")
 1965 How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (performer: "If It's Gonna Happen" - uncredited)
 1965 Ski Party (performer: "Ski Party", "Lots, Lots More", "Paintin' the Town")
 1965 I'll Take Sweden (performer: "I'll Take Sweden", "Would You Like My Last Name", "The Bells Keep Ringin'", "There'll Be Rainbows Again")
 1965 Beach Blanket Bingo (performer: "Beach Blanket Bingo", "I Think You Think", "These Are the Good Times" - uncredited)
 1964 Bikini Beach (performer: "Gimme Your Love, Yeah Yeah Yeah", "How About That", "Because You're You")
 1964 Muscle Beach Party (performer: "Runnin' Wild", "Surfer's Holiday", "A Girl Needs a Boy" (Part 2))
 1963 Beach Party (performer: "Beach Party", "Don't Stop Now")
 1963 Drums of Africa (performer: "The River Love")
 1963 The Castilian (performer: "Canción de Fernán", "El valle de las espadas")
 1963 Come Fly with Me (performer: "Come Fly With Me")
 1963 Operation Bikini (performer: "The Girl Back Home")
 1963 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Frankie Avalon Show (1963) ... (performer: "I'll Never Say "Never Again" Again", "Embraceable You" - uncredited)
 1961 Sail a Crooked Ship (performer: "Opposites Attract")
 1961 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (performer: "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea")
 1960 The Alamo (performer: "Here's to the Ladies")
 1959 Hound-Dog Man (writer: "What Big Boy?")
 1958 The Dick Clark Show (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #2.8 (1958) ... (performer: "I'll Wait For You", "Ginger Bread")
- Episode #1.5 (1958) ... (performer: "Dee Dee Dinah" - uncredited)
 1957 Jamboree! (performer: "Don't Want To Be Teacher's Pet")
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Other Works:

Album: "Frankie Avalon's 15 Greatest Hits" (United Artists). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Portrayals | 3 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Frank Avalon

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

It captures a lot of the spirit of the '50s. See more »

Trivia:

He and his wife have eight children and they are, in order of age, Frank Burt Avalon, Tony, Dina, Laura, Joseph, Nicolas, Kathryn and Carla. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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