Frankie Avalon


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One of a spate of teen idols to come out of Philadelphia in the 1950s and 1960s, Frankie Avalon--unlike many of the others--actually had a musical background, having been taught to play the trumpet at a very young age by his father. As a youth Avalon performed in local clubs and theaters. He won a local TV talent contest playing a trumpet solo. In ... See full bio »

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Grease Teen Angel
(1978)
Ski Party Todd Armstrong
(1965)
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Casino Frankie Avalon
(1995)

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 2018/I Papa
Jack Freidman
 2001 Sabrina the Teenage Witch (TV Series)
Frankie Avalon
- Beach Blanket Bizarro (2001) ... Frankie Avalon
 1996 Renegade (TV Series)
Dan Travis
- High Rollers (1996) ... Dan Travis
 1995 Casino
Frankie Avalon
 1995 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Johnny Fingers
- Who Killed the World's Greatest Chef? (1995) ... Johnny Fingers
 1987 Back to the Beach
Annette's Husband
 1982 Blood Song
Paul Foley
 1980 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Martin Ward
- The Swinger/Terrors of the Mind (1980) ... Martin Ward
 1979 Sweepstakes (TV Series)
Sergei
 1978 Grease
Teen Angel
 1978 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Nick Heider
- Memories of You/Computerman/Parlez Vous? (1978) ... Nick Heider
 1974 Police Story (TV Series)
Lee / David Koslenko
- Requiem for C.Z. Smith (1974) ... Lee
- The Hunters (1974) ... David Koslenko (as Frank Avalon)
 1974 The Take
Danny James
 1973 Saga of Sonora (TV Movie)
Stagecoach Driver
 1971 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Henry (segment "Love and the Tuba")
 1969 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Guido Cartarenzi
- A Friend in Deed (1969) ... Guido Cartarenzi
 1969 Horror House
Chris
 1968 Skidoo
Angie
 1967 Off to See the Wizard (TV Series)
Jack
- Who's Afraid of Mother Goose? (1967) ... Jack
 1967 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
Tommy Cheever
- Lucy and the Starmaker (1967) ... Tommy Cheever
 1967 The Million Eyes of Sumuru
Tommy Carter
 1966 Fireball 500
Dave Owens
 1965 Sergeant Dead Head
Sergeant O.K. Deadhead / Sergeant Donovan
 1965 Ski Party
Todd Armstrong
 1965 I'll Take Sweden
Kenny Klinger
 1965 Beach Blanket Bingo
Frankie
 1965 The Bing Crosby Show (TV Series)
Ted Keefer
- The Keefers Come Calling (1965) ... Ted Keefer
 1965 Combat! (TV Series)
Eddie Cane
- Brother, Brother (1965) ... Eddie Cane
 1963-1965 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Ralph Hirt / Max
- Who Killed the Strangler? (1965) ... Ralph Hirt
- Who Killed Cynthia Royal? (1963) ... Max
 1964 Pajama Party
Socum
 1964 Bikini Beach
Frankie / Potato Bug
 1964 Muscle Beach Party
Frankie
 1964 Amigos del martes (TV Series)
 1963 Mr. Novak (TV Series)
David Muller
- A Thousand Voices (1963) ... David Muller
 1963 Rawhide (TV Series)
Billy Farragut
- Incident at Farragut Pass (1963) ... Billy Farragut
 1963 Beach Party
Frankie
 1963 Drums of Africa
Brian Ferrers
 1963 Operation Bikini
Seaman Joseph Malzone
 1963 The Castilian
Jerifán
 1963 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Larry Thatcher
- A Tumble from a High White House (1963) ... Larry Thatcher
 1962 Panic in Year Zero!
Rick Baldwin
 1961 Sail a Crooked Ship
Ens. Rodney J. Foglemeyer
 1961 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
Lt (j.g.) Danny Romano
 1960 The Alamo
Smitty
 1960 Alakazam the Great
Alakazam (English version, singing voice)
 1960 Guns of the Timberland
Bert Harvey
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Other Works:

Album: "I Want You Near Me" (Metromedia Records). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Portrayals | 3 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Frank Avalon

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)

Spouse:

Kathryn Utices Deibel  (8 children)

Children:

Frank Burt Avalon | See more »
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Personal Quote:

I wish I could talk to [Annette Funicello], but she doesn't even correspond at this point. See more »

Trivia:

He had the last #1 hit of the 1950s with the ballad,"Why," the shortest title of any chart-topping song (as of 2018). In January 1960, "Why" was bumped from the #1 spot by singer Marty Robbins' "El Paso", the first #1 hit of the 1960s. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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