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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 20 July 1963Syracuse, New York, USA
Birth NameFrank Joseph Whaley
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Frank Whaley is a critically acclaimed actor/ writer/ director. He is best known for the films Pulp Fiction and Swimming With Sharks, and has worked with Oliver Stone multiple times. His feature directorial debut earned him the Waldo Salt Screenwriting prize at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival. He was born in Syracuse, New York and resides in New York City. He is also an accomplished stage actor, working frequently with the New Group theater. Frank is married to the writer Heather Bucha Whaley. They have two children.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Samantha Norez

Spouse (1)

Heather Bucha (5 May 2001 - present) (2 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Frequently cast in 'Oliver Stone' films.

Trivia (17)

Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1991" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 43.
A staunch supporter of indie-films, he hosted the MetroChannel cable TV New York Stories Angelika Film Festival.
Gained 30 pounds for role in Homage (1995).
Wife Heather Bucha, graduate of Colby College, is a playwright and actress, author of "Social Notes: An Evening with Dorothy Parker".
Graduate of State University of New York at Albany.
Is good friends with actor Ethan Hawke, who also lists Whaley in the acknowledges of his novel, Ash Wednesday.
Does all his own musical work whenever he plays a musician in a movie.
Brother of musician/composer/actor Robert Whaley.
He founded a theater company called Malaparte with Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard, and Steve Zahn.
Plays bit parts in big movies and successful star vehicles (Pulp Fiction (1994), JFK (1991), Broken Arrow (1996), The Freshman (1990), Born on the Fourth of July (1989) and Red Dragon (2002)), and leads in mostly small and unsuccessful movies (Career Opportunities (1991), Cold Dog Soup (1990), and The Jimmy Show (2001)).
Has 2 children with his wife Heather Bucha.
Son of Josephine and Robert W. Whaley, Sr.
Has a brother named Robert Whaley and two sisters.
Made his acting debut on the New York stage in "Tigers Wild".
Good friends with actor Val Kilmer.
Played Lee Harvey Oswald in Fatal Deception: Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald (1993) and an Oswald impostor in JFK (1991).
As of 2016, has appeared in four films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Field of Dreams (1989), Born on the Fourth of July (1989), JFK (1991) and Pulp Fiction (1994).

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