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Frank Langella


Frank Langella was born in Bayonne, New Jersey, to Angelina and Frank A. Langella, a business executive. He is of Italian descent. A stage and screen actor of extreme versatility, Frank Langella won acclaim on the New York stage in "Seascape" and followed it up with the title role in the Edward Gorey production of "Dracula". He repeated the role ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 11 wins & 44 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Frost/Nixon
Frost/Nixon Richard Nixon
(2008)
Robot & Frank
(2012)
The Box
The Box Arlington Steward
(2009)
Masters of the Universe
(1987)

Filmography

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  Martyrs' Crossing (announced)
George Raad
 2018 Kidding (TV Series)
Seb
- Episode #1.1 (2018) ... Seb
 2018 American Dad! (TV Series)
Commodore Francis Stoat
- Shell Game (2018) ... Commodore Francis Stoat (voice)
 2017 Destiny 2 (Video Game)
The Consul (voice)
 2015-2017 The Americans (TV Series)
Gabriel
- IHOP (2017) ... Gabriel
- The Committee on Human Rights (2017) ... Gabriel
- Crossbreed (2017) ... Gabriel
- Lotus 1-2-3 (2017) ... Gabriel
- What's the Matter with Kansas? (2017) ... Gabriel
 2016 All the Way (TV Movie)
Senator Richard Russell
 2016 Youth in Oregon
Raymond
 2016 Captain Fantastic
Jack
 2015 The Driftless Area
Tim Geer
 2014 The Prophet
Pasha (voice)
 2014 Grace of Monaco
Francis Tucker
 2014 5 to 7
Sam Bloom
 2014/I Draft Day
Anthony Molina
 2014 Parts Per Billion
Andy
 2014 Muppets Most Wanted
Beefeater Vicar
 2014 Noah
Og (voice)
 2013 Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight
Warren Burger
 2012 The Time Being
Warner Dax
 2012 Robot & Frank
Frank
 2011 The Miraculous Year (TV Movie)
Alex Segal
 2011/I Unknown
Rodney Cole
 2010 All Good Things
Sanford Marks
 2010 Medium Raw: Night of the Wolf (TV Movie)
 2010 Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
Louis Zabel
 2009 Christmas Eve: Alaska (Short)
Bill Benson
 2009/I The Box
Arlington Steward
 2008 The Tale of Despereaux
Mayor (voice)
 2008 Frost/Nixon
Richard Nixon
 2008 The Caller
Jimmy
 2007 Starting Out in the Evening
Leonard Schiller
 2006 Capitol Law (TV Movie)
Managing Partner
 2005-2006 Kitchen Confidential (TV Series)
Pino
- The Robbery (2006) ... Pino
- Let's Do Brunch (2006) ... Pino
- An Affair to Remember (2006) ... Pino
- And the Award Goes to... (2006) ... Pino
- Aftermath (2005) ... Pino
 2006 The Novice
Father Tew
 2006 Superman Returns
Perry White
 2006 10.5: Apocalypse (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Earl Hill
- Episode #1.2 (2006) ... Dr. Earl Hill
- Episode #1.1 (2006) ... Dr. Earl Hill
 2006 Return to Rajapur
Ned Bears
 2006 The Water Is Wide (TV Movie)
Superintendent
 2005 Good Night, and Good Luck.
William Paley
 2005 Back in the Day
Lieutenant Hudson
 2005 How You Look to Me
Professor Driskoll
 2005 Unscripted (TV Series)
Goddard Fulton
- Episode #1.10 (2005) ... Goddard Fulton
- Episode #1.9 (2005) ... Goddard Fulton
- Episode #1.8 (2005) ... Goddard Fulton
- Episode #1.7 (2005) ... Goddard Fulton
- Episode #1.6 (2005) ... Goddard Fulton
 2005 Now You See It... (TV Movie)
Max
 2004 Breaking the Fifth
Godfrey Winters
 2004 House of D
Reverend Duncan
 1975-2004 Great Performances (TV Series)
Narrator / The Prince of Homburg / John Buchanan / ...
- Degas and the Dance (2004) ... Narrator
- The Prince of Homburg (1977) ... The Prince of Homburg
- Eccentricities of a Nightingale (1976) ... John Buchanan
- The Seagull (1975) ... Konstantin Treplev
 2003 111 Gramercy Park (TV Movie)
William
 2003 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Al Baker
- Dominance (2003) ... Al Baker
 2002 Red Dragon
Voice of the Dragon (scenes deleted)
 2001 The Beast (TV Series)
Jackson Burns
- Travinia: Part 2 (2001) ... Jackson Burns
- Travinia: Part 1 (2001) ... Jackson Burns
- Functional Family (2001) ... Jackson Burns
- The Delivery (2001) ... Jackson Burns
- The Damage Done (2001)
 2001 Sweet November
Edgar Price
 2000 Cry Baby Lane (TV Movie)
Mr. Bennett
 2000 Stardom
Blaine De Castillon
 2000 Jason and the Argonauts (TV Mini-Series)
Aertes
- Episode #1.2 (2000) ... Aertes
- Episode #1.1 (2000) ... Aertes
 2000 Innocents
Robert Denright
 1999 Kilroy (TV Movie)
Goddard Fulton
 1999 The Ninth Gate
Boris Balkan
 1999 Alegría
Fleur
 1998 I'm Losing You
Perry Needham Krohn
 1998 Small Soldiers
Archer (voice)
 1997 Lolita
Clare Quilty
 1996 Eddie
Wild Bill Burgess
 1995 Cutthroat Island
Dawg
 1995 Moses (TV Mini-Series)
Mermefta
 1995 Bad Company
Vic Grimes
 1994 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
 1994 Junior
Noah Banes
 1994 Doomsday Gun (TV Movie)
Dr. Gerald Bull
 1994 Brainscan
Detective Hayden
 1993 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series)
Minister Jaro
- The Siege (1993) ... Minister Jaro (uncredited)
- The Circle (1993) ... Minister Jaro (uncredited)
- The Homecoming (1993) ... Minister Jaro (uncredited)
 1993 Dave
Bob Alexander
 1993 Body of Evidence
Jeffrey Roston
 1993 Monkey House (TV Series)
Dr. Frankel
- Fortitude (1993) ... Dr. Frankel
 1992 Lincoln (TV Movie)
John Wilkes Booth (voice)
 1992 1492: Conquest of Paradise
Santangel
 1991 True Identity
Leland Carver
 1990 The Magic Balloon (Short)
 1988 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
Dr. Paradise
- Dr. Paradise (1988) ... Dr. Paradise
 1988 And God Created Woman
James Tiernan
 1987 Masters of the Universe
Skeletor
 1986 The Men's Club
Harold Canterbury
 1986 Liberty (TV Movie)
Frederic Auguste Bartholdi
 1983 I, Leonardo: A Journey of the Mind (TV Movie)
Leonardo
 1981 Standing Room Only (TV Series)
Sherlock Holmes
- Sherlock Holmes (1981) ... Sherlock Holmes
 1981 Sphinx
Akmed Khazzan
 1980 Those Lips, Those Eyes
Harry Crystal
 1979 Dracula
Count Dracula
 1976 The American Woman: Portraits of Courage (TV Movie documentary)
John Adams
 1976 Swiss Family Robinson (TV Series)
Jean LaFitte
- Jean LaFitte: Part 2 (1976) ... Jean LaFitte
- Jean LaFitte: Part 1 (1976) ... Jean LaFitte
 1974 The Mark of Zorro (TV Movie)
Don Diego / Zorro
 1973 Love Story (TV Series)
Jimmy Lewin
- When the Girls Came Out to Play (1973) ... Jimmy Lewin
 1973 Mannix (TV Series)
Harry Tass
- Silent Target (1973) ... Harry Tass
 1973 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Carey Robins
- Friends in High Places (1973) ... Carey Robins
 1972 The Wrath of God
Thomas De La Plata
 1971 The Deadly Trap
Philippe
 1970 The Twelve Chairs
Ostap Bender
 1970 Diary of a Mad Housewife
George Prager
 1969 The Choice (TV Movie)
 1967 NET Playhouse (TV Series)
- Benito Cereno (1967)
 1967 NBC Experiment in Television (TV Series)
The Young Man
- Good Day (1967) ... The Young Man
 1965 The Trials of O'Brien (TV Series)
Michael Romani
- How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall? (1965) ... Michael Romani
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Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on his role as Skeletor in Masters of the Universe (1987)] It's one of my favorite parts. I played him because my son was four years old and walked around with a sword yelling "I have the power!". And he loved, loved, loved Skeletor. I didn't even blink when I was offered the role. I couldn't wait to play him. See more »

Trivia:

Received his Bachelor's degree in Drama from Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York (1959). See more »

Trademark:

Rich yet flawless voice See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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