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Frank Gerstle (1915–1970)

Frank Gerstle was born on September 27, 1915 in New York City, New York, USA as Francis M. Gerstle. He was an actor, known for Monstrosity (1963), D.O.A. (1950) and The Wasp Woman (1959). He died on February 23, 1970 in Santa Monica, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1970 San Francisco International Airport (TV Series)
Congressman
- San Francisco International (1970) ... Congressman
 1970 The Christine Jorgensen Story
Newspaper reporter at airport
 1970 Mannix (TV Series)
Harry C. Armitage
- Murder Revisited (1970) ... Harry C. Armitage
 1969 Lancer (TV Series)
Lem Cable
- Blind Man's Bluff (1969) ... Lem Cable
 1967-1969 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series)
Plainclothes Man / Driver
- The Short Voyage Home (1969) ... Plainclothes Man
- The Prize Boat (1967) ... Driver
 1969 The Banana Splits Adventure Hour (TV Series)
Raseem
- A Fair Day for Tooly (1969) ... Raseem (voice)
- The Great Gold Robbery ... Raseem (voice)
- The Wizard Ramnizar ... Raseem (voice)
- The Ring ... Raseem (voice)
- The Ransom ... Raseem (voice)
 1968 Bullitt (voice, uncredited)
 1968 If He Hollers, Let Him Go!
Sergeant
 1968 The Bamboo Saucer
Technician at Radio (uncredited)
 1968 Arabian Knights (TV Series)
Raseem (voice)
 1967-1968 Ironside (TV Series)
Buck Dennison / Eddie Burns
- Force of Arms (1968) ... Buck Dennison
- Dead Man's Tale (1967) ... Eddie Burns
 1962-1967 Bonanza (TV Series)
Strand / Jake Weber
- False Witness (1967) ... Strand
- The Quest (1962) ... Jake Weber
 1956-1967 Lassie (TV Series)
Merv / Nick / Ken Hubbard
- Perils of the Prairie (1967) ... Merv
- The Wrong Gift (1960) ... Nick
- The Child (1956) ... Ken Hubbard
 1967 Hell on Wheels
Ben
 1967 Dragnet 1967 (TV Series)
Albert Marks
- The Fur Job (1967) ... Albert Marks
 1967 Hogan's Heroes (TV Series)
General Aloysius Barton
- The General Swap (1967) ... General Aloysius Barton
 1966 Murderers' Row
Furnace (uncredited)
 1966 The Green Hornet (TV Series)
Mel Hurk
- The Hunters and the Hunted (1966) ... Mel Hurk
 1966 The Wild Angels
Hospital Policeman
 1966 Honey West (TV Series)
Director
- Just the Bear Facts, Ma'am (1966) ... Director
 1966 The Patty Duke Show (TV Series)
Man
- Do You Trust Your Daughter? (1966) ... Man
 1966 The Silencers
Frazer
 1966 The Loner (TV Series)
Miner
- A Question of Guilt (1966) ... Miner
 1966 Laredo (TV Series)
Farmer
- Limit of the Law Larkin (1966) ... Farmer
 1965-1966 The Virginian (TV Series)
Milt Shiffman / Clint Koski
- Nobody Said Hello (1966) ... Milt Shiffman
- Dangerous Road (1965) ... Clint Koski
 1966 Branded (TV Series)
Major Meade
- The Golden Fleece (1966) ... Major Meade
 1965 Marriage on the Rocks
Assistant (uncredited)
 1965 Young Dillinger
Watchman
 1965 Mr. Novak (TV Series)
Adams
- Once a Clown (1965) ... Adams
 1965 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
 1965 Broadside (TV Series)
Skipper
- Follow That Pigeon (1965) ... Skipper
 1963-1965 McHale's Navy (TV Series)
Captain Cummings / Captain Dawson
- The PT 73 Follies (1965) ... Captain Cummings
- The Captain's Mission (1963) ... Captain Dawson
 1964 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Courtroom Spectator / Man with Jake
- Old Man (1964) ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
- The Promoter (1964) ... Man with Jake (uncredited)
 1964 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
- I and Claudie (1964)
 1964 The Quick Gun
George Keely
 1961-1964 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Sgt. Steve Toland / Det. Steve Toland / Allen
- The Case of the Woeful Widower (1964) ... Sgt. Steve Toland
- The Case of the Hateful Hero (1962) ... Det. Steve Toland
 1964 Channing (TV Series)
Eddie Martin
- Swing for the Moon (1964) ... Eddie Martin
 1963 Glynis (TV Series)
Manny
- A Little Knowledge Is Fatal (1963) ... Manny
 1963 Shock Corridor
Lt. Kane
 1963 Monstrosity
Dr. Otto Frank
 1960-1963 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Sound Man / Deli clerk / Larry Hawkins / ...
- The Frankie Avalon Show (1963) ... Sound Man
- Jack Goes to Cafeteria (1961) ... Deli clerk
- Jack Goes to Gym (1961) ... Larry Hawkins
- Jack Arrested for Disturbing the Peace (1960) ... Lockup Policeman
 1961-1963 Laramie (TV Series)
Judge Wheeler / Sheriff Aikens
- No Place to Run (1963) ... Judge Wheeler
- The Lawless Seven (1961) ... Sheriff Aikens
 1963 G.E. True (TV Series)
Court Reporter
- Defendant Clarence Darrow (1963) ... Court Reporter
 1962 Kid Galahad
Romero's Manager (uncredited)
 1958-1962 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Frank Carter / Otto / Chris Grimes
- The Hiram Winthrop Story (1962) ... Frank Carter
- The Jed Polke Story (1961) ... Otto
- The Beauty Jamison Story (1958) ... Chris Grimes
 1962 87th Precinct (TV Series)
Ed Bennett
- The Last Stop (1962) ... Ed Bennett
 1954-1962 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Dan Farrol
- My Dark Days: Part 2 (1962) ... Dan Farrol
- My Dark Days: Part 1 (1962) ... Dan Farrol
- Committed (1954)
 1958-1962 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Tim / John Curtis
- Moneyrun (1962) ... Tim
- The Renegade (1958) ... John Curtis
 1961 Everglades (TV Series)
- Angry Town (1961)
 1961 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Hammond
- Cross Purpose (1961) ... Hammond
 1961 A Thunder of Drums
Trooper Drortmander (uncredited)
 1961 The McGonigle (TV Movie)
Captain Amboy
 1961 Angel (TV Series)
Mr. Butler
- The Wedding (1961) ... Mr. Butler
 1961 The Detectives (TV Series)
 1961 The Best of the Post (TV Series)
Steve
- I'm No Hero (1961) ... Steve
 1960-1961 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
John Carter / Bennie Cannon
- The Common Denominator (1961) ... John Carter
- Family Skeleton (1960) ... Bennie Cannon
 1959-1961 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Frank Clanton / Jake Lynch
- Short a Motive (1961) ... Frank Clanton
- The Fuse (1959) ... Jake Lynch
 1961 The Americans (TV Series)
Capt. Bice
- The Invaders (1961) ... Capt. Bice
 1961 Lawman (TV Series)
David Ferris
- The Promoter (1961) ... David Ferris
 1961 The Case of the Dangerous Robin (TV Series)
- The Tunnel (1961)
 1961 Rawhide (TV Series)
Bartender
- Incident of the Broken Word (1961) ... Bartender
 1961 Checkmate (TV Series)
Tim
- The Human Touch (1961) ... Tim
 1961 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Foreman
- Baa-Baa (1961) ... Foreman
 1961 Shotgun Slade (TV Series)
- Five Graves (1961)
 1960 Dan Raven (TV Series)
Harrow
- Man on the Ledge (1960) ... Harrow
 1960 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
Police Officer
- I Hit and Ran (1960) ... Police Officer
 1960 Lock Up (TV Series)
Johnny Gibson
- The Seventh Hour (1960) ... Johnny Gibson
 1956-1960 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Dick Gird / Dirk Gird / Dirk Gerd / ...
- Shoot to Kill (1960) ... Dick Gird
- The Big Fight at Total Wreck (1960) ... Dick Gird
- Behan Shows His Hand (1959) ... Dirk Gird
- The Perfidy of Shotgun Gibbs (1959) ... Dirk Gerd
- Wyatt's Decision (1959) ... Dick Gird
 1960 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Dirkson
- The Manhunt (1960) ... Dirkson
 1960 Hell to Eternity
Drunken Officer (uncredited)
 1960 Bourbon Street Beat (TV Series)
Sgt. Steve Travis
- Interrupted Wedding (1960) ... Sgt. Steve Travis
 1960 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Maj. Dunham
- Assignment: Manila (1960) ... Maj. Dunham
 1960 Colt .45 (TV Series)
Ed Garrick
- Attack (1960) ... Ed Garrick
 1960 Tightrope (TV Series)
Charlie
- The Horse Runs High (1960) ... Charlie
 1959-1960 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Police Captain / Schultz Man
- The Underworld Bank (1960) ... Police Captain
- The Dutch Schultz Story (1959) ... Schultz Man (uncredited)
 1960 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
Pat Harris
- Squeeze Play (1960) ... Pat Harris
 1960 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Sheriff
- Mr. Fourpaws (1960) ... Sheriff
 1960 Vice Raid
Capt. Brennan
 1959 U.S. Marshal (TV Series)
Max
- Honeymoon (1959) ... Max
 1959 The Man and the Challenge (TV Series)
Ed Burke
- Man Without Fear (1959) ... Ed Burke
 1957-1959 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Ross Marshall / Sergeant / Captain Wylie
- Millionaire Mitchell Gunther (1959) ... Ross Marshall
- The Raymond Dupar Story (1958) ... Sergeant
- The Jim Driskill Story (1957) ... Captain Wylie
 1959 Beloved Infidel
Frank - Reporter (uncredited)
 1959 Leave It to Beaver (TV Series)
Police Sergeant
- Borrowed Boat (1959) ... Police Sergeant
 1959 Man with a Camera (TV Series)
Jan
- The Man Below (1959) ... Jan
 1959 The Wasp Woman
Les Hellman
 1959 Inside the Mafia
Julie, the killer
 1959 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Bartender
- Homecoming (1959) ... Bartender
 1959 Tombstone Territory (TV Series)
Deputy Marshal Bledsoe
- Gun Hostage (1959) ... Deputy Marshal Bledsoe
 1959 The Third Man (TV Series)
Captain Gallifa
- Death of an Overlord (1959) ... Captain Gallifa
 1959 Behind Closed Doors (TV Series)
Lieutenant Commander Jeff Conway
- The Alkaloid Angle (1959) ... Lieutenant Commander Jeff Conway
 1959 Cimarron City (TV Series)
Henry Shaw
- Child of Fear (1959) ... Henry Shaw
 1959 Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Bob Crausen
- Aces and Eights (1959) ... Bob Crausen
 1959 The Fat Man: The Thirty-Two Friends of Gina Lardelli (TV Movie)
Police Lieutenant
 1958 I Mobster
District Attorney
 1958 Rescue 8 (TV Series)
Building Inspector
- The Cave In (1958) ... Building Inspector
 1958 Submarine Seahawk
Capt. Boardman
 1958 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Bartender
- The Hunted (1958) ... Bartender
 1955-1958 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
George McShane / Rocket Ship Crew
- Texas John Slaughter: Ambush in Laredo (1958) ... George McShane (uncredited)
- Man and the Moon (1955) ... Rocket Ship Crew
 1958 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
- The Jackass Mail (1958)
 1958 Steve Canyon (TV Series)
General Hall
- Operation Survival (1958) ... General Hall
 1958 Onionhead
Officer at Inquiry (uncredited)
 1958 Jefferson Drum (TV Series)
Hardy
- The Lawless (1958) ... Hardy
 1955-1958 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Police Chief Walt Haney / Police Sgt. Thompson / Police Sgt. Mack
- Death Sentence (1958) ... Police Chief Walt Haney
- The Deadly (1957) ... Police Sgt. Thompson
- The Long Shot (1955) ... Police Sgt. Mack
 1958 Ambush at Cimarron Pass
Capt. Sam Prescott
 1952-1958 Dragnet (TV Series)
Jake / Harry Talmadge
- The Big Excuse (1958)
- The Big Gap (1955) ... Jake
- The Big Sucker (1955)
- The Big Customer (1955)
- The Big New Year (1954) ... Harry Talmadge
 1958 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
 1958 Man Without a Gun (TV Series)
- Guilty (1958)
 1958 Navy Log (TV Series)
Thompson
- Blood Alley (1958) ... Thompson
 1957 No Down Payment
Verdun (uncredited)
 1957 Father Knows Best (TV Series)
Foreman
- Sentenced to Happiness (1957) ... Foreman
 1957 The Californians (TV Series)
- The Avenger (1957)
 1957 Under Fire
Col. Dundee
 1957 Code 3 (TV Series)
Lt. Carl Harrison
- Ashes Will Happen (1957) ... Lt. Carl Harrison
 1957 The Silent Service (TV Series)
Mumma
- The Squailfish (1957) ... Mumma
 1957 The River's Edge
Harry Castleton
 1957 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Pierre
- Castle Dangerous (1957) ... Pierre
 1956-1957 The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (TV Series)
Vinnie / Williams
- The Ghost of Devil's Island (1957) ... Vinnie
- The Fourth Witness (1956) ... Williams
 1956-1957 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- The Wildcatter (1957)
- The Velvet Trap (1956)
 1957 Top Secret Affair
Sgt. Kruger
 1957 Whirlybirds (TV Series)
Captain Brown
- Rampage (1957) ... Captain Brown
 1957 The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (TV Series)
Lieutenant Stutz
- The Lost Face (1957) ... Lieutenant Stutz
 1956 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Marshal
- Pride of the Man (1956) ... Marshal
 1956 The Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu (TV Series)
Ivan Thor
- The Slave of Dr. Fu Manchu (1956) ... Ivan Thor
 1956 Crossroads (TV Series)
Tito Krackow
- Circus Priest (1956) ... Tito Krackow
 1956 Between Heaven and Hell
Col. Miles (uncredited)
 1955-1956 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series)
Col. Davis / The Commanding Officer
- Beam of Fire (1956) ... Col. Davis
- Dead Reckoning (1955) ... The Commanding Officer
 1956 Magnificent Roughnecks
Chuck Evans
 1954-1956 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Joe Garson / Frank Pierce
- Weapon of Courage (1956) ... Joe Garson
- Four Things He'd Do (1954) ... Frank Pierce
 1956 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Brig. Gen. N. D. Cota
- The Major of St. Lo (1956) ... Brig. Gen. N. D. Cota
 1956 Autumn Leaves
Mr. Ramsey
 1956 The Proud Ones
Tim (uncredited)
 1956 Crusader (TV Series)
Ben Kelder
- Helltown, U.S.A. (1956) ... Ben Kelder
 1956 The Steel Jungle
Kadinski
 1956 The Killer Is Loose
Holdup Man (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1956 Slightly Scarlet
Dave Dietz, Det. Lt. / Chief of Police (uncredited)
 1956 The Adventures of Falcon (TV Series)
Mike Poggin
- Kiss Me Not (1956) ... Mike Poggin
 1953-1956 I Love Lucy (TV Series)
Helicopter Pilot / Short Indian
- The Indian Show (1953) ... Short Indian
 1955 Highway Patrol (TV Series)
Sergeant Betts
- Father Thief (1955) ... Sergeant Betts
 1955 The McConnell Story
American Soldier in Korea (uncredited)
 1955 Star Stage (TV Series)
- On Trial (1955)
 1955 It's Always Fair Weather
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1955 The Man Behind the Badge (TV Series)
Bernie
- The Case of the Red Letter Day (1955) ... Bernie
 1955 5 Against the House
Robbery Suspect (uncredited)
 1951-1955 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series)
Charlie Hawthorne / Sgt. McDuff
- Surprise Party for Mortons/Sanitarium Routine (1953) ... Charlie Hawthorne
- Surprise Birthday Party (1951) ... Charlie Hawthorne
 1955 I Cover the Underworld
Dum-Dum Wilson
 1955 Treasury Men in Action (TV Series)
Det. Sgt. Draper
- The Case of the Stolen Watches (1955) ... Det. Sgt. Draper
 1955 Tight Spot
Jim Hornsby (uncredited)
 1955 The Amos 'n Andy Show (TV Series)
Tower Controller
- Kingfish Teaches Andy to Fly (1955) ... Tower Controller (uncredited)
 1954 The Adventures of Kit Carson (TV Series)
- Overland Stage (1954)
 1954 The Whistler (TV Series)
Max Fenner
- A Trip to Aunt Sarah's (1954) ... Max Fenner
 1954 Drum Beat
Grant's Officer (uncredited)
 1954 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
George Harper
- Death Rides a Wildcat (1954) ... George Harper
 1953-1954 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
George Braun / Sam
- Man in the Cellar (1954) ... George Braun
- Search in the Night (1953) ... Sam
 1954 Our Miss Brooks (TV Series)
Jailor
- Bobsey's Twins in Stir (1954) ... Jailor
 1954 Killers from Space
Dr. Curt Kruger (as Frank Gerstel)
 1953 The Long, Long Trailer
Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)
 1953 Vicki
Detective (uncredited)
 1953 I Married Joan (TV Series)
Dr. Griswald / Tom
- Broken Toe (1953) ... Dr. Griswald
- Country Club (1953) ... Tom
 1953 The Neanderthal Man
Mr. Wheeler - hunter
 1953 Big Town (TV Series)
Duke Barker
- The Eliminator (1953) ... Duke Barker
- Rugged Reverend (1953)
 1953 The Glory Brigade
Maj. Sauer (uncredited)
 1953 The Lady Wants Mink
Frank, Office Worker (uncredited)
 1953 Call Me Madam
Newspaper Reporter (uncredited)
 1953 The Magnetic Monster
Col. Willis
 1952 Above and Beyond
SSgt. Wilson (uncredited)
 1952 The Bad and the Beautiful
Gabby Agent at Party (uncredited)
 1952 Blackhawk: Fearless Champion of Freedom
Dawson - New Fuel Demonstrator [Chs. 7-8] (uncredited)
 1952 Young Man with Ideas
Bill Collector (unconfirmed)
 1952 Rebound (TV Series)
- The Wreck (1952)
 1952 Racket Squad (TV Series)
Joe
- Desperate Money (1952) ... Joe (as Frank Gustle)
 1952 Dangerous Assignment (TV Series)
McClosky
- The Caboose Story (1952) ... McClosky
 1952 Dick Tracy (TV Series)
Influence
- Dick Tracy and Influence (1952) ... Influence (as William Gerstle)
 1951 The Unknown Man
News Photographer in Bucknor's Office (uncredited)
 1951 The Blue Veil
Doctor (uncredited)
 1951 You Never Can Tell
Detective
 1951 Little Egypt
Globe Reporter (uncredited)
 1951 Strictly Dishonorable
Charlie, Dempsey's Photographer (uncredited)
 1951 I Was a Communist for the FBI
Tom Cvetic (uncredited)
 1951 Three Guys Named Mike
Joe Allison - Radio Dispatcher (uncredited)
 1950 A Life of Her Own
Birthday Party Guest (uncredited)
 1950 The Next Voice You Hear...
Plant Worker in Locker Room (uncredited)
 1950 My Friend Irma Goes West
Doctor (uncredited)
 1950 Outside the Wall
Stick-Up Man (uncredited)
Show Show Self (1 credit)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

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Guest starred on the radio drama "Nightbeat," which starred Frank Lovejoy.

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Tough-looking, thin-lipped American character actor and voice-over artist, usually seen in stern authoritarian roles as cops, doctors or military types. Featured in many television and radio commercials. A familiar face in science fiction and crime films of the 1950's.

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