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Born in Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Born in Wellesley, MA, USA, Buxton grew up in Larchmont, NY, USA, graduated from Northwestern University (BS) and Syracuse University (MS). After service in the U.S. Army in the Korean War, he worked in local television as a producer-director in Buffalo, N.Y. and Chicago, IL and then began his performing career as a stand-up comedian, TV host (Discovery (1962), Get the Message (1964)), and stage performer ("Brigadoon", "Bye Bye Birdie", "The Tender Trap", etc.). His television writing, producing and directing work included The Odd Couple (1970), Happy Days (1974), Mork & Mindy (1978), among many others, and he created the Peabody Award-winning series Hot Dog (1970) for NBC which starred Woody Allen and Jonathan Winters. As a film and TV actor, he has appeared in Overboard (1987), Beaches (1988), Frankie and Johnny (1991), Face of a Stranger (1991), With a Vengeance (1992) and Roomates (1994), as well as many series and specials. He wrote and created voices for Woody Allen's What's Up, Tiger Lily? (1966) and has done cartoon and commercial voices for innumerable projects.

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Spouse (1)

Cynthia Lovelace Sears (? - present)

Trivia (3)

From November 1962 to 1969, Frank Buxton and actress/singer Virginia Gibson hosted the children's TV news magazine and travelogue, Discovery (1962), which was seen weekday afternoons and Sunday mornings on the ABC-TV network. Mr. Buxton served as the director during the show's last season, while the show's announcer, Bill Owen, served as the program's last co-host.
Was the bartender in a play called "Three Men on a Horse" with the legendary Buster Keaton at the Berkshire Playhouse, Summerstock in 1949.
Now living in the Seattle area, Buxton regularly appears on the cooking/comedy webcast "Cookus Interruptus" and performs improv comedy. [February 2009]

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