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Frank Aletter (1926–2009)


For someone who goes only to movie theaters, Frank Aletter is a total stranger. It is true that the actor appeared in no more than a handful of theatrical films (Gerhart in Mister Roberts (1955), a commanding officer in Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970), Leigh Jensen in Private School (1983)...). But for a TV fan things are just the opposite, for Aletter ... See full bio »

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 1991 The New Adam-12 (TV Series)
Lyle Burke
- Addictions (1991) ... Lyle Burke
 1987 Matlock (TV Series)
Judge David Spinner
- The Gambler (1987) ... Judge David Spinner
 1987 You Again? (TV Series)
Dr. Gottlieb
- Where the Sun Don't Shine (1987) ... Dr. Gottlieb
 1986 Vasectomy: A Delicate Matter
Mr. Cromwell
 1986 Falcon Crest (TV Series)
Mr. Baker
- Captive Hearts (1986) ... Mr. Baker
 1986 T.J. Hooker (TV Series)
Robert Huntman
- The Obsession (1986) ... Robert Huntman
 1986 Dallas (TV Series)
Floyd Ericson
- Shadow Games (1986) ... Floyd Ericson
 1985 The Golden Girls (TV Series)
Harry
- The Engagement (1985) ... Harry
 1982-1985 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Professor Brewster / O'Hara
- A Piece of Cake (1982) ... O'Hara
 1985 Three's a Crowd (TV Series)
Carnival Barker
- One Ego to Go (1985) ... Carnival Barker
 1985 Hotel (TV Series)
Bill Korman
- New Beginnings (1985) ... Bill Korman
 1985 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Wendell Joyner
- Capitol Offense (1985) ... Wendell Joyner
 1984 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Harker Anderson
- Manna from Heaven (1984) ... Harker Anderson
 1984 Automan (TV Series)
James Dowling
- Ships in the Night (1984) ... James Dowling
 1983 The Facts of Life (TV Series)
William Ogden Smith III
- Just My Bill (1983) ... William Ogden Smith III
 1983 Love, Sidney (TV Series)
- One Is Enough (1983)
 1983 Alice (TV Series)
Eric
- Vera the Virtuoso (1983) ... Eric
 1978-1982 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Hugh Casey / U.S. Marshal Hugh Boudreau / Alan Turner
- Give Me Your Weak (1982) ... Hugh Casey
- Memories of Allison (1981) ... U.S. Marshal Hugh Boudreau
- A Night to Raise the Dead (1978) ... Alan Turner
 1982 CHiPs (TV Series)
Dr. Johnson
- Trained for Trouble (1982) ... Dr. Johnson
 1982 Capitol (TV Series)
Pat O'Keefe (1982)
 1981 Three's Company (TV Series)
Tom Latham
- Professor Jack (1981) ... Tom Latham
 1981 The Star Maker (TV Movie)
Harvey Denver
 1981 Lou Grant (TV Series)
David Ellison
- Venice (1981) ... David Ellison
 1981 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series)
Walt Thompson
- Mayday! Mayday! (1981) ... Walt Thompson
 1980 Hello, Larry (TV Series)
- Diane Drinks (1980)
 1979 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Arnold James
 1978-1979 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Todd Sinclair / Lt. Draper
- Nobody's There/The Dancer (1979) ... Todd Sinclair
- Trouble, My Lovely/The Common Man (1978) ... Lt. Draper
 1972-1978 Emergency! (TV Series)
Man with Back Injury / Roger Mundell
- Greatest Rescues of Emergency (1978) ... Man with Back Injury
- Cook's Tour (1972) ... Roger Mundell
 1978 David Cassidy - Man Undercover (TV Series)
Cross
- RX for Dying (1978) ... Cross
 1978 Operation Petticoat (TV Series)
Lt. Cmdr. Harry Baxter
- Matt on a Hot Pink Sub (1978) ... Lt. Cmdr. Harry Baxter
 1978 Columbo (TV Series)
Dr. Garrison
- How to Dial a Murder (1978) ... Dr. Garrison
 1975-1978 Police Woman (TV Series)
Willy Galloway / Henning / Tony Scilio
- Good Old Uncle Ben (1978) ... Willy Galloway
- Broken Angels (1976) ... Henning
- The Score (1975) ... Tony Scilio
 1978 Project U.F.O. (TV Series)
Milton Short
- Sighting 4003: The Fremont Incident (1978) ... Milton Short
 1978 The Bionic Woman (TV Series)
Spencer
 1978 All in the Family (TV Series)
Mr. Prescott
- The Commercial (1978) ... Mr. Prescott
 1976-1977 Switch (TV Series)
Harry Gilden / Fred Willens
- Thirty Thousand Witnesses (1977) ... Harry Gilden
- Come Die with Me (1976) ... Fred Willens
 1971-1977 Insight (TV Series)
Troutman / Curtis Drill / Whitepaper / ...
- Christmas 2025 (1977) ... Curtis Drill
- The Man from Inner Space (1975) ... Whitepaper
- Skid Row (1974) ... Troutman
- Mohawk (1974) ... Cardinal
- Bloodstrike (1973) ... Troutman
 1977 Blansky's Beauties (TV Series)
John
- Dear Nancy (1977) ... John
 1977 What's Happening!! (TV Series)
Daniel Turner
- The Maid Did It (1977) ... Daniel Turner
 1976 The Quest (TV Series)
Pierson
- Welcome to America, Jade Snow (1976) ... Pierson
 1976 Holmes and Yo-Yo (TV Series)
- Funny Money (1976)
 1976 Hunter (TV Series)
Kendall
- Hunter (1976) ... Kendall
 1971-1976 Cannon (TV Series)
Kyle Parrish / Jess Whitney
- Bloodlines (1976) ... Kyle Parrish
- Girl in the Electric Coffin (1971) ... Jess Whitney
 1976 Rich Man, Poor Man (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Tinker
- Part I: Chapters 1 and 2 (1976) ... Mr. Tinker
 1976 Petrocelli (TV Series)
Dusty Rhodes
- The Falling Star (1976) ... Dusty Rhodes
 1975 The Invisible Man (TV Series)
Charles Hooten
- Stop When Red Lights Flash (1975) ... Charles Hooten
 1973-1975 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Avery Waters
- The Covenant (1975) ... Avery Waters
- The Last Rip-Off (1974) ... Avery Waters
- A Question of Fault (1973) ... Avery Waters
 1975 Kojak (TV Series)
Capt. Nolan
- My Brother, My Enemy (1975) ... Capt. Nolan
 1975 S.W.A.T. (TV Series)
Lt. Purcell
- Blind Man's Bluff (1975) ... Lt. Purcell
 1967-1975 Mannix (TV Series)
Professor O'Neill / Lorne Marshall
- Edge of the Web (1975) ... Professor O'Neill
- Nothing Ever Works Twice (1967) ... Lorne Marshall
 1975 Kolchak: The Night Stalker (TV Series)
Norman Kahill
- Chopper (1975) ... Norman Kahill
 1975 The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series)
Borden
- The Cross-Country Kidnap (1975) ... Borden
 1974 Planet of the Apes (TV Series)
Leuric
- Up Above the World So High (1974) ... Leuric
 1974 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Harry Morrison
- Suspect Number One (1974) ... Harry Morrison
 1973 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Sam Davis
- Run, Cougar, Run: Part 2 (1973) ... Sam Davis
- Run, Cougar, Run: Part 1 (1973) ... Sam Davis
 1973 M*A*S*H (TV Series)
Maj. Stoner
- For the Good of the Outfit (1973) ... Maj. Stoner
 1969-1973 Ironside (TV Series)
Eli / Frank Clawson / Frank Bolan
- In the Forests of the Night (1973) ... Eli
- Unreasonable Facsimile (1972) ... Frank Clawson
- Five Miles High (1969) ... Frank Bolan
 1973 Jigsaw (TV Series)
- Girl on the Run (1973)
 1972 The New Temperatures Rising Show (TV Series)
Dr. Larkin
- The New Head Nurse (1972) ... Dr. Larkin
 1972 Maude (TV Series)
George Snyder
- Love and Marriage (1972) ... George Snyder
 1972 Run, Cougar, Run
Sam Davis
 1972 Banyon (TV Series)
John Garvey
- The Decent Thing to Do (1972) ... John Garvey
 1972 Now You See Him, Now You Don't
TV Announcer
 1972 Lassie (TV Series)
Colonel Gene Cameron
- Peace Is Our Profession: Part 3 (1972) ... Colonel Gene Cameron
- Peace Is Our Profession: Part 2 (1972) ... Colonel Gene Cameron
 1972 The Bold Ones: The Lawyers (TV Series)
William Harper
- In Sudden Darkness (1972) ... William Harper
 1972 The Don Rickles Show (TV Series)
Dr. Hoyt
- Episode #1.1 (1972) ... Dr. Hoyt
 1968-1972 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Warren Michaels / Jim
- A Second Life (1972) ... Warren Michaels
- Act of Violence (1968) ... Jim
 1971 Funny Face (TV Series)
Dick
- Pilot (1971) ... Dick
 1971 Nanny and the Professor (TV Series)
Tom Kerry
- Nanny and Her Witch's Brew (1971) ... Tom Kerry
 1971 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Arthur (segment "Love and the Naked Stranger")
 1971 Medical Center (TV Series)
Morton
- Danger Point (1971) ... Morton
 1970 Lassie: Peace Is Our Profession (TV Movie)
Col. Gene Cameron
 1970 Nancy (TV Series)
Tom Daily
- Busiest Bride in the World (1970) ... Tom Daily
- Here Comes the Groom (1970) ... Tom Daily
- It's a Bad Day for Meeting Presidents (1970) ... Tom Daily
 1970 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Bruks Meecham
- The War Merchants (1970) ... Bruks Meecham
 1970 Tora! Tora! Tora!
Lt. Commander Thomas
 1970 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Russ Hayman
- The Loser (1970) ... Russ Hayman
 1970 My World and Welcome to It (TV Series)
Guest Star
- Rules for a Happy Marriage (1970) ... Guest Star
 1966-1969 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
Arthur Lewis / Mr. David Benton
- The Tenant (1969) ... Arthur Lewis
- The Invisible Mr. Dobble (1966) ... Mr. David Benton
 1969 The Doris Day Show (TV Series)
Colonel Andy Carson
- The Flyboy (1969) ... Colonel Andy Carson
 1968-1969 The Banana Splits Adventure Hour (TV Series)
Prof. Irwin Hayden
- A Fair Day for Tooly (1969) ... Prof. Irwin Hayden
- Danger Island (1968) ... Prof. Irwin Hayden
- The Great Gold Robbery ... Prof. Irwin Hayden
- The Wizard Ramnizar ... Prof. Irwin Hayden
- The Ring ... Prof. Irwin Hayden
 1965-1966 12 O'Clock High (TV Series)
Sgt. Ben Prinzi / Lt. Col. Bill Christy
- Angel Babe (1966) ... Sgt. Ben Prinzi
- Grant Me No Favor (1965) ... Lt. Col. Bill Christy
 1963-1966 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Tom Farnsworth / Dr. Dick Miller
- Fun and Games and Other Tragic Things (1966) ... Tom Farnsworth
 1965 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Burton Green
- Trial by Fire (1965) ... Burton Green
 1964 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
James Welton
- The Henry Bergh Story (1964) ... James Welton
 1964 A Tiger Walks
Joe Riley
 1964 Grindl (TV Series)
Mr. Sterling
- Active Retirement (1964) ... Mr. Sterling
 1963-1964 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Tommy Towne / Harry Collins
- The Case of the Arrogant Arsonist (1964) ... Tommy Towne
- The Case of the Skeleton's Closet (1963) ... Harry Collins
 1963 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Dr. Jerry Helvick
- A Vote of Confidence (1963) ... Dr. Jerry Helvick
 1963 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Wallie Jason
 1963 My Favorite Martian (TV Series)
Agent No. 2
- Russians R in Season (1963) ... Agent No. 2
 1963 The Big Brain (TV Movie)
Lester Bestrip
 1963 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
Lester Belstrip
- The Big Brain ... Lester Belstrip
 1963 General Hospital (TV Series)
Mayor Richmond (1991)
 1963 Wide Country (TV Series)
Mott
- The Girl from Nob Hill (1963) ... Mott
 1963 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Colonel Connacher
- The Parallel (1963) ... Colonel Connacher
 1963 Hazel (TV Series)
Walter Burke
- Ain't Walter Nice? (1963) ... Walter Burke
 1962 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
Dr. Sam Eastman
- Lucy the Music Lover (1962) ... Dr. Sam Eastman
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Tom Logan
- Mr. Lucifer (1962) ... Tom Logan
 1962 The Lloyd Bridges Show (TV Series)
McAfee
- Testing Ground (1962) ... McAfee
 1962 Target: The Corruptors (TV Series)
Dan Wallace
- Yankee Dollar (1962) ... Dan Wallace
 1955-1962 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Kenneth Wiley / Jeff Hamil / Norquest
- Patterns of Hope (1962) ... Dr. Kenneth Wiley
- Dishonor System (1960)
- Dishonor System (1960) ... Jeff Hamil
 1962 The Gertrude Berg Show (TV Series)
Norman Rogers
- The Bird (1962) ... Norman Rogers
 1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Bob
- Tippy-Top (1961) ... Bob
 1960-1961 Bringing Up Buddy (TV Series)
Buddy Flower / Buddy
- Behind Bars (1961) ... Buddy Flower
- Buddy and the Teenager (1961) ... Buddy Flower
- Room for Rent (1961) ... Buddy Flower
- Buddy and Janie (1961) ... Buddy Flower
- Big Game Hunter (1961) ... Buddy Flower
 1959 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Mr. Arnold
- Trouble-in-Law (1959) ... Mr. Arnold
 1956 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
Stevens
- Mock Trial (1956) ... Stevens
 1956 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Tommy Sanford
- The Archangel Harrigan (1956) ... Tommy Sanford
 1955 Mister Roberts
Gerhart
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Stage Play: Bells Are Ringing. Musical comedy. Material adaption by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Music by Jule Styne. Musical Director: Milton Rosenstock. Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett. Vocal arrangements and direction by Herbert Greene and Buster Davis. Dance arrangements by John ... See more »

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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He made his NY debut in 1950 when he replaced Eli Wallach in the role of Stefanowski in the original Broadway production of "Mister Roberts." He later played another role (Gerhart) in the movie version of Mister Roberts (1955). See more »

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