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Frank Albertson (I) (1909–1964)


Frank Albertson entered the film industry in 1922 as a prop boy, but soon graduated into acting. He was a prolific and reliable character actor who occasionally played the lead in a "B" picture, but was used mainly as a supporting actor in scores of films, often cast as a wisecracking cab driver, a cop or a reporter. See full bio »

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 1964 The Third Man (TV Series)
- Frame Up (1964)
 1964 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Colonel Watson
- Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. (1964) ... Colonel Watson
 1964 Destry (TV Series)
Alex Whitney
- Big Deal at Little River (1964) ... Alex Whitney
 1964 Mr. Novak (TV Series)
Jim O'Neal
- The Death of a Teacher (1964) ... Jim O'Neal
 1964 The Virginian (TV Series)
Sheriff Webb
- The Drifter (1964) ... Sheriff Webb
 1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Morgan
- The House Next Door (1963) ... Morgan
 1963 Johnny Cool
Bill Blakely
 1963 Bonanza (TV Series)
Sam Walker
- A Passion for Justice (1963) ... Sam Walker
 1963 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Constable Tom Batterman
- Last Seen Wearing Blue Jeans (1963) ... Constable Tom Batterman
 1963 The Lloyd Bridges Show (TV Series)
Walter
- Waltz of the Two Commuters (1963) ... Walter
 1963 Bye Bye Birdie
Sam - The Mayor
 1963 Papa's Delicate Condition
Gambler (uncredited)
 1963 Sam Benedict (TV Series)
Frank Gordon
- Green Room, Grey Morning (1963) ... Frank Gordon
 1963 Going My Way (TV Series)
Commissioner Hughes
- My Son the Social Worker (1963) ... Commissioner Hughes
 1959-1962 The Real McCoys (TV Series)
Jerry Williams / Mr. Leonard
- Actress in the House (1962) ... Jerry Williams
- How to Paint a House (1959) ... Mr. Leonard
 1962 Don't Knock the Twist
Herbert 'Herb' Walcott
 1962 Lassie (TV Series)
Norman Talley
- Double Trouble (1962) ... Norman Talley
 1959-1962 Lawman (TV Series)
Henry Bildy / Clint Porter
- Heritage of Hate (1962) ... Henry Bildy
- The Return (1959) ... Clint Porter
 1962 Maverick (TV Series)
Harvey Storey
- Epitaph for a Gambler (1962) ... Harvey Storey
 1961 87th Precinct (TV Series)
Pop Smith
- Heckler (1961) ... Pop Smith
 1960-1961 Bronco (TV Series)
Sheriff Steve Gage / J.R. Keene
- The Equalizer (1961) ... Sheriff Steve Gage
- Masquerade (1960) ... J.R. Keene
 1961 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Collins
- The Geetas Box (1961) ... Collins
 1961 King of Diamonds (TV Series)
Victor Thackeray
- Diamonds Come in Cans (1961) ... Victor Thackeray
 1960-1961 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Wally Gibbs / Paul Charring
- The Doctor's Lady (1961) ... Wally Gibbs
- Cut of Ice (1960) ... Paul Charring
 1961 Man-Trap
Paul Snavely
 1961 Tallahassee 7000 (TV Series)
Porter
- Hostage (1961) ... Porter
 1961 Bringing Up Buddy (TV Series)
Mr. Cooper
- Behind Bars (1961) ... Mr. Cooper
- Buddy and the Teenager (1961) ... Mr. Cooper
- Room for Rent (1961) ... Mr. Cooper
- Buddy and Janie (1961) ... Mr. Cooper
- Poppa's Memoirs (1961) ... Mr. Cooper
 1961 Assignment: Underwater (TV Series)
Brazil
- Partners in Death (1961) ... Brazil
 1958-1961 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
George Wyncliff / Sergeant Kirby / Regis
- You Can't Trust a Man (1961) ... George Wyncliff
- Out There - Darkness (1959) ... Sergeant Kirby
- Disappearing Trick (1958) ... Regis
 1961 Checkmate (TV Series)
Jimmy Purdy
- The Gift (1961) ... Jimmy Purdy
 1957-1961 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Sheriff Boyce / Amos Markham / Judge Mortimer Hall / ...
- Angel (1961) ... Sheriff Boyce
- The Wild Bunch (1959) ... Amos Markham
- The Canary Kid (1958) ... Judge Mortimer Hall
- Misfire (1957) ... Sheriff Crabtree
 1961 Michael Shayne (TV Series)
David Bard
- The Heiress (1961) ... David Bard
 1961 Outlaws (TV Series)
Hazell
- The Bill Doolin Story (1961) ... Hazell
 1960 Thriller (TV Series)
Charles Salisbury
- Man in the Middle (1960) ... Charles Salisbury
 1960 The Aquanauts (TV Series)
Mr. Linden
- Night Dive (1960) ... Mr. Linden
 1959-1960 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Sheriff Mike Strata / George Elkins
- To the Victor (1960) ... Sheriff Mike Strata
- The Tyrant (1959) ... George Elkins
 1960 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Johnny Kent
- The Long Rope (1960) ... Johnny Kent
 1960 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Jason MacIntyre
- The Frank Nitti Story (1960) ... Jason MacIntyre
 1960 Colt .45 (TV Series)
General Devery
- Strange Encounter (1960) ... General Devery
 1960 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Duck Hunter
- The Case of the Prudent Prosecutor (1960) ... Duck Hunter
 1960 Leave It to Beaver (TV Series)
Mr. Gannon
- Wally's Test (1960) ... Mr. Gannon
 1960 Johnny Midnight (TV Series)
Slade
- The Single (1960) ... Slade
 1959 The Deputy (TV Series)
Nick Harper
- Land Greed (1959) ... Nick Harper
 1959 Markham (TV Series)
Bert Evans
- The Altar (1959) ... Bert Evans
 1959 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
General Scott
- Appleby the Weatherman (1959) ... General Scott
 1959 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Capt. A.C. Clark
- Kidnap (1959) ... Capt. A.C. Clark
 1959 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series)
Gerald Clayton / Stuart Riker
- The Messenger (1959) ... Gerald Clayton
- Pack Rat (1959) ... Stuart Riker
 1959 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series)
Stevens
- The Million Dollar Mutt (1959) ... Stevens
 1959 M Squad (TV Series)
Walter Ashton
- The European Plan (1959) ... Walter Ashton
 1958-1959 Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Jason Gill / Abner Reed
- Groomed to Kill (1959) ... Jason Gill
- A Grave Undertaking (1958) ... Abner Reed
 1959 The Restless Gun (TV Series)
Lacey
- The Englishman (1959) ... Lacey
 1959 The Californians (TV Series)
Charley Tuttle
- Bella Union (1959) ... Charley Tuttle
 1958-1959 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Lane Fullerton / Sheriff Horn
- Welcome Home a Stranger (1959) ... Lane Fullerton
- The Homecoming (1958) ... Sheriff Horn
 1958 The Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
The Producer
- Bilko's Giveaway (1958) ... The Producer
 1958 Bachelor Father (TV Series)
Charlie Swanson
- Bentley and the Teenage Siren (1958) ... Charlie Swanson
 1958 The Last Hurrah
Jack Mangan
 1958 State Trooper (TV Series)
John Henderson
- 710 Hysteria Street (1958) ... John Henderson
 1958 Father Knows Best (TV Series)
Mr. Wickett
- Revenge Is Sweet (1958) ... Mr. Wickett
 1958 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Howard Bayliss
- Millionaire Marjorie Martinson (1958) ... Howard Bayliss
 1957 Official Detective (TV Series)
Detective King
- Muggers (1957) ... Detective King
 1957 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Cocker
- Barbary Coast (1957) ... Cocker
 1953-1957 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Coffee / Mr. Edgar
- Diagnosis: Homicide (1957) ... Dr. Coffee
- Lost Sunday (1953) ... Mr. Edgar
 1950-1957 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- Give and Take (1950)
 1957 Nightfall
Dr. Edward Gurston
 1956 The Man Who Knew Too Much
Worker at the Taxidermist's (uncredited)
 1956 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series)
 1949-1955 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Walter
- A Business Proposition (1955) ... Walter
- The Recluse (1953)
 1954 Ponds Theater (TV Series)
Biff Grimes
- One Sunday Afternoon (1954) ... Biff Grimes
 1954 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
- Home Town (1954)
 1954 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Colonel Greer
- Stir Mugs (1954) ... Colonel Greer
 1953 Girl on the Run
Hank
 1953 The Web (TV Series)
- Figurine (1953)
 1951-1953 Danger (TV Series)
- Jam Session (1953)
 1953 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
 1952-1953 Short Short Dramas (TV Series)
Albert Ingram
- Follow-Up (1953) ... Albert Ingram
- The Return (1952)
 1952 The Blue and White Lamp (TV Movie)
 1952 The Big Story (TV Series)
Paul Conway
- Paul Conway, Reporter (1952) ... Paul Conway
 1952 Mister Peepers (TV Series)
Carl Schraeder
- Episode #1.7 (1952) ... Carl Schraeder
 1952 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Travellers (1952)
 1952 Tales of Tomorrow (TV Series)
- Black Planet (1952)
 1950-1951 The Billy Rose Show (TV Series)
Billy Rose
- Moon Over Miami (1950)
- Episode #1.4 (1950) ... Billy Rose
 1950 Starlight Theatre (TV Series)
George
- Before You Came Along (1950) ... George
 1948 Shed No Tears
Lt. Hutton - Police Detective
 1947 Killer Dill
William T. Allen
 1947 The Hucksters
Max Herman
 1946 They Made Me a Killer
Patrolman Al Wilson
 1946 Gay Blades
Frankie Dowell
 1945 How Doooo You Do!!!
Tom Brandon
 1944 I Love a Soldier
Little Soldier (uncredited)
 1944 And the Angels Sing
Oliver
 1944 Rosie the Riveter
Charlie Doran
 1943 O, My Darling Clementine
'Dapper' Dan Franklin
 1943 Mystery Broadcast
Michael Jerome
 1943 Here Comes Elmer
Joe Maxwell
 1943 Keep 'Em Slugging
Frank Moulto
 1943 Silent Witness
Bruce L. Strong - Attorney
 1942 Underground Agent
Johnny Davis
 1942 City of Silent Men
Gil Davis
 1942 Wake Island
Johnny Rudd
 1942 Junior G-Men of the Air
Jerry Markham
 1942 Shepherd of the Ozarks
Lieutenant James J. 'Jimmy' Maloney, Jr.
 1941 Louisiana Purchase
Robert Davis, Jr.
 1941 Flying Cadets
Bob Ames
 1941 Burma Convoy
Mike Weldon
 1941 Citadel of Crime
Jim Rogers
 1940 Behind the News
Jeff Flavin
 1940 Dr. Christian Meets the Women
Bill Ferris
 1940 When the Daltons Rode
Emmett Dalton
 1940 The Ghost Comes Home
Ernest
 1940 Framed
Henry T. 'Hank' Parker
 1939 Bachelor Mother
Freddie Miller
 1939 I'll Tell the World (Short)
Jimmy Hawkins
 1938 The Shining Hour
Benny Collins
 1938 Spring Madness
Hat
 1938 Room Service
Leo Davis
 1938 Fugitives for a Night
Matt Ryan
 1938 Mother Carey's Chickens
Tom Hamilton Jr.
 1938 Hold That Kiss
Steve Evans
 1936 The Plainsman
A Young Trooper
 1936 No Place Like Rome (Short)
Flavius - Roman Bachelor
 1936 Fury
Charlie
 1936 The Farmer in the Dell
Davy Davenport
 1935 Kind Lady
Peter Santard
 1935 East of Java
Larry Page
 1935 Personal Maid's Secret
Kent Fletcher
 1935 Waterfront Lady
Ronny Hillyer aka Bill
 1935 Doubting Thomas
Jimmy Brown
 1935 College Scandal
Student (scenes deleted)
 1935 Enter Madame!
John Fitzgerald
 1934 Bachelor of Arts
Pete Illings
 1934 Tripping Through the Tropics (Short)
Jack
 1934 Hollywood Hoodlum
Daniel Patrick Ryan
 1934 The Life of Vergie Winters
Ranny Truesdale
 1934 Stars in the Making (Short)
 1934 The Last Gentleman
Allan Blaine, Augusta's adopted son
 1934 Love Detectives (Short)
Bob
 1933 King for a Night
Dick Morris
 1933 Rainbow Over Broadway
Don Hayes
 1933 'Tis Spring (Short)
 1933 Ever in My Heart
Sam Archer
 1933 Midshipman Jack
Russell H. Burns
 1933 Ann Carver's Profession
Jim Thompson
 1933 Room Mates (Short)
 1933 The Plumber and the Lady (Short)
James Fawcett
 1933 Should Crooners Marry (Short)
 1933 Billion Dollar Scandal
Babe Partos
 1932 The Lost Special
Tom Hood
 1932 Boys Will Be Boys (Short)
 1932 Air Mail
Tommy Bogan
 1932 Who, Me? (Short)
 1932 Huddle
Larry
 1932 Racing Youth
Teddy Blue
 1932 The Cohens and Kellys in Hollywood
Frank Albertson
 1931 Way Back Home
David Clark
 1931 The Brat
Stephen Forester
 1931 Traveling Husbands
Barry Greene
 1931 A Connecticut Yankee
Emile le Poulet / Clarence
 1930 Just Imagine
RT-42
 1930 Wild Company
Larry Grayson
 1930 So This Is London
Junior Draper
 1930 Born Reckless
Frank Sheldon
 1930 Spring Is Here
Stacy Adams
 1930 Son of the Gods
Kicker
 1930 The Big Party
Jack Hunter
 1930 Men Without Women
Ensign Albert Edward Price
 1929 Salute
Midshipman Albert Edward Price
 1929 Words and Music
Skeet Mulroy
 1929 Blue Skies
Richard Lewis (episode 2)
 1928 Prep and Pep
Bunk Hill
 1928 The Farmer's Daughter
Allan Boardman Jr
 1923 The Covered Wagon
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Mr. Adam (1949). Comedy. See more »

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Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Trivia:

Is of Irish heritage. See more »

Nickname:

Frankie

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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