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Frank McRae

African-American former NFL player, with plenty of height and built like an ox, has scored over 40 film appearances predominantly as tough thugs, authority figures or even successful comedy roles. McRae first came to attention playing a grinning jail inmate, "Reed Youngblood", helping Warren Oates escape in Dillinger (1973), and then quickly ... See full bio »
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 2006 Love's Abiding Joy
 2005 Love's Long Journey (TV Movie)
 2003 ER (TV Series)
- Out of Africa (2003) ... Freddie
- Shifts Happen (2003) ... Freddie
 2000 Cory the Clown (TV Series)
Ringmaster (2000)
 2000 G-Men from Hell
 2000 One Hell of a Guy
 1999 Hijack
Roger Tate
 1998 Houdini (TV Movie)
 1998 Mr. P's Dancing Sushi Bar
Bruce McFee
 1997 Asteroid (TV Movie)
Lloyd Morgan (as Frank Mcrae)
 1997 The Killing Jar
Det. Bernie Morris
 1994 Lightning Jack
Mr. Doyle
 1992 Columbo (TV Series)
Lt. Robertson
- A Bird in the Hand... (1992) ... Lt. Robertson (as Frank Mc Rae)
 1992 Sketch Artist (TV Movie)
 1990 Poochinski (TV Short)
Captain Ed Martin
 1990 Another 48 Hrs.
Haden (uncredited)
 1989 Lock Up
 1989 Farewell to the King
 1985 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Sheriff (segment "Opening Day")
- The Shadow Man/The Uncle Devil Show/Opening Day (1985) ... Sheriff (segment "Opening Day")
 1985 Hostage Flight (TV Movie)
Bart Cooper
 1985 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Jerome Simmons
- Dr. Hoof and Mouth (1985) ... Jerome Simmons
 1984 Red Dawn
Mr. Teasdale
 1984 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)
Pig, the Burglar
- I Witness (1984) ... Pig, the Burglar (uncredited)
 1983 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Runner #130
- The Agony of D'Feet (1983) ... Runner #130
 1983 Shooting Stars (TV Movie)
 1982 48 Hrs.
 1982 Cannery Row
 1980 City in Fear (TV Movie)
Captain Madison
 1979 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Mr. Butterworth
- Dead Last (1979) ... Mr. Butterworth
 1979 Rocky II
Meat Foreman
 1979 Norma Rae
James Brown
 1978 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
- Kill the Messenger (1978) ... Junior
 1978 Wonder Woman (TV Series)
- Disco Devil (1978) ... Foreman
 1978 Paradise Alley
Big Glory
 1978 The End
Male Nurse
 1978 Big Wednesday
 1978 F.I.S.T.
Lincoln Dombrowsky
 1977 Dog and Cat (TV Movie)
Morgue Attendant
 1977 Tracks
Train Coachman
 1976 The Quest (TV Series)
- The Freight Train Rescue (1976) ... Daniels
 1976 Police Story (TV Series)
The Bodyguard
- Oxford Gray (1976) ... The Bodyguard
 1976 Pipe Dreams
 1975 Walking Tall Part II
Steamer Riley
 1975 The Orphan and the Dude (TV Movie)
Fast Freddie
 1974 Bank Shot
Hermann X
 1973 Dillinger
Reed Youngblood
 1973 Shaft in Africa
 1973 Snatched (TV Movie)
 1972 Cool Breeze
Barry, Mercer's Servant (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Frank Mcrae | Frank Mc Rae


6' 6" (1.98 m)

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Graduated from Tennesse State with a double major in drama and history. See more »

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