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Ben Frank (I) (1934–1990)

Lanky, tough-looking American character actor, whose narrow-eyes and icy delivery were a particularly effective combination for impersonating ex-cons, thugs, or police officers - not all of whom could be counted upon to be on the right side of the law, either. Ben was in show business from an early age, singing on stage by the time he was six ... See full bio »

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 1990 Head of the Class (TV Series)
Max
- Tough Guys Don't Sew (1990) ... Max
 1989 Who's the Boss? (TV Series)
Pit Boss
- Gambling Jag (1989) ... Pit Boss
 1989 Growing Pains (TV Series)
Captain
- The Looooove Boat: Part 2 (1989) ... Captain
- The Looooove Boat: Part 1 (1989) ... Captain
 1989 She's the Sheriff (TV Series)
- Midnight Run (1989)
 1988 Shattered Innocence (TV Movie)
Lou Gates
 1987 Starman (TV Series)
Ron
- Dusty (1987) ... Ron
 1986 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Mr. Walters
- The Venus Butterfly (1986) ... Mr. Walters
 1986 Hollywood Zap
Nash
 1986 The Wizard (TV Series)
Bud Dixon
- Haunting Memories (1986) ... Bud Dixon
 1986 Assassin (TV Movie)
Franklin
 1986 Hollywood Vice Squad
Daley
 1986 Tales from the Darkside (TV Series)
Al
- A New Lease on Life (1986) ... Al
 1985 Heart of a Champion: The Ray Mancini Story (TV Movie)
Eddie Sullivan
 1985 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Dr. Livingston
- Violation (1985) ... Dr. Livingston
 1983 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Les
- Death Boat (1983) ... Les
 1982 Slapstick (Of Another Kind)
Quentin, the Handyman
 1981 CHiPs (TV Series)
Capt. Haskell
- Dead Man's Riddle (1981) ... Capt. Haskell
 1980 Falling in Love Again
Cabbie #1 (Present day)
 1980 Stone (TV Series)
 1980 Don't Answer the Phone!
Sgt. Hatcher
 1980 Foxes
Daryl
 1979 High Midnight (TV Movie)
Garage Cop
 1979 Just You and Me, Kid
First Policeman
 1978 Rainbow (TV Movie)
The Agent
 1977 Baretta (TV Series)
Daniels
- Somebody Killed Cock Robin (1977) ... Daniels
 1977 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Mr. Coolidge / Mr. Schroeder
- No Deadly Secret (1977) ... Mr. Coolidge
- Valleyview (1977) ... Mr. Schroeder
 1977 Most Wanted (TV Series)
Blake
- The Dutchman (1977) ... Blake
 1976 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Fred Molin / Howard Nystrom
- Piece Work (1976) ... Fred Molin
- In Hazard (1976) ... Howard Nystrom
 1976 Isis (TV Series)
Larry
- Now You See It... (1976) ... Larry
- ...And Now You Don't (1976) ... Larry
 1974-1976 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Tom Springer / Joe Max / Scotty
- Dead or Alive (1976) ... Tom Springer
- No Place to Hide (1975) ... Joe Max
- A String of Puppets (1974) ... Scotty
 1976 The Blue Knight (TV Series)
Max
- The Creeper (1976) ... Max
 1975 Joe Forrester (TV Series)
 1975 Cannon (TV Series)
Det. Lt. Bernie Hutton / Wirsching
- The Star (1975) ... Det. Lt. Bernie Hutton
- The Investigator (1975) ... Wirsching
 1975 Bronk (TV Series)
Mitchell
- Open Contract (1975) ... Mitchell
 1975 S.W.A.T. (TV Series)
Simon Bishop
- Kill S.W.A.T. (1975) ... Simon Bishop
 1975 Murph the Surf
Hopper Magee
 1975 Jessi's Girls
Brock
 1973-1974 Police Story (TV Series)
Fred / Gross / Calvello
- Captain Hook (1974) ... Fred
- Line of Fire (1973) ... Gross
- The Ten Year Honeymoon (1973) ... Calvello
 1974 Manhunter (TV Movie)
Alvin Davidson
 1974 So Evil, My Sister
Woody
 1969-1973 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Rabbi Myer Gerstein / John Henderson
- Hollywood Division (1973) ... Rabbi Myer Gerstein
- Log 52: Good Cop - Handle with Care (1969) ... John Henderson
 1973 The Rookies (TV Series)
Furniture Man
- Prayers Unanswered, Prayers Unheard (1973) ... Furniture Man
 1973 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Frank Tilton
- Death Leap (1973) ... Frank Tilton
 1973 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Turnkey
- Chains (1973) ... Turnkey
 1972 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Victor Stark
- The Jug-Marker (1972) ... Victor Stark
 1971 Mod Squad (TV Series)
 1970-1971 The Partridge Family (TV Series)
Policeman / Convict
- Soul Club (1971) ... Policeman
- Go Directly to Jail (1970) ... Convict
 1969 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Sgt. Bradkowski
- The Incomparable Connie Walker (1969) ... Sgt. Bradkowski
 1968 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Chauffer
- The Thingamabob Heist (1968) ... Chauffer
 1968 I Spy (TV Series)
Everett
 1963 Terrified
Duell
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He appears in a scene from the Director's Cut of Lethal Weapon.

Star Sign:

Virgo

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