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Franklin Cover (1928–2006)


Franklin Cover was born on November 20, 1928 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Franklin Edward Cover. He was an actor, known for Wall Street (1987), The Stepford Wives (1975) and Almost Heroes (1998). He was married to Mary Bradford Stone. He died on February 5, 2006 in Englewood, New Jersey, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Wall Street
(1987)
The Stepford Wives
The Stepford Wives Ed Wimpiris
(1975)
Almost Heroes
Almost Heroes Nicholas Burr
(1998)
The Jeffersons
The Jeffersons Tom Willis
(1975-1985)

Filmography

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 1999 Will & Grace (TV Series)
Justice of the Peace
- Object of My Rejection (1999) ... Justice of the Peace
 1998 Almost Heroes
Nicholas Burr
 1998 Mad About You (TV Series)
Yankee Infielder
- The 2nd Mrs. Buchman (1998) ... Yankee Infielder
 1997 Columbo (TV Series)
Harry Jenkins
- A Trace of Murder (1997) ... Harry Jenkins
 1996 New York Daze (TV Series)
Professor Skaggs
- Eric's Book (1996) ... Professor Skaggs
 1996 Coach (TV Series)
Gunnar
- Luther Get Your Gun (1996) ... Gunnar
 1994 Batman: The Animated Series (TV Series)
General Vreeland
- Harley's Holiday (1994) ... General Vreeland (voice, as Frank Cover)
 1994 Living Single (TV Series)
Professor Fletcher
- School Daze (1994) ... Professor Fletcher
 1994 ER (TV Series)
Mr. Thurnhurst
- Day One (1994) ... Mr. Thurnhurst
 1992 Brain Donors
Doctor
 1992 Davis Rules (TV Series)
Captain
- Gunny's Ex (1992) ... Captain
 1991 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series)
Tommy Vincent
- Unfinished Business (1991) ... Tommy Vincent
- Just a Country Boy (1991) ... Tommy Vincent
 1991 Who's the Boss? (TV Series)
Mr. Campbell / Mr. Kimball
- Ms. Mom (1991) ... Mr. Kimball
 1991 They Came from Outer Space (TV Series)
Mr. Renick
- Cozy Cove (1991) ... Mr. Renick
 1988 Zits
FBI Chief
 1988 Hothouse (TV Series)
Sheriff Joe Gates
- The Good Family (1988) ... Sheriff Joe Gates
 1988 227 (TV Series)
Albert Blotchbinder
- The Butler Did It (1988) ... Albert Blotchbinder
 1987 Wall Street
Dan
 1985 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Marvin Brown
 1975-1985 The Jeffersons (TV Series)
Tom Willis
- Red Robins (1985) ... Tom Willis
- Off-Off-Off-Off Broadway (1985) ... Tom Willis
- The Odd Couple (1985) ... Tom Willis
- The Truth Hurts (1985) ... Tom Willis
- And Up We Go (1985) ... Tom Willis
 1982 A Woman Called Golda (TV Movie)
Hubert Humphrey
 1982 The Day the Bubble Burst (TV Movie)
Herbert Hoover
 1975 The Stepford Wives
Ed Wimpiris
 1975 All in the Family (TV Series)
Tom Willis
- The Jeffersons Move on Up (1975) ... Tom Willis
 1974 Change at 125th Street (TV Movie)
Mr. Murray (as Frank Cover)
 1974 The Great Gatsby
Senator Evans (uncredited)
 1973 The Connection (TV Movie)
Lee Harris
 1972 Short Walk to Daylight (TV Movie)
Conductor
 1972 Between Time and Timbuktu (TV Movie)
Col. Donald 'Tex' Pirandello
 1968 What's So Bad About Feeling Good?
Medical Expert (uncredited)
 1967-1968 N.Y.P.D. (TV Series)
Pepper / The Captain
- The Patriots (1968) ... Pepper
- Fast Gun (1967) ... The Captain
 1967 The Jackie Gleason Show (TV Series)
Police Officer / Police Officer Callahan
- The Honeymooners: Be It Ever So Humble (1967) ... Police Officer
- The Honeymooners: Flushing Ho! (1967) ... Police Officer Callahan
 1965 Mirage
Group Leader (as Franklin E. Cover)
 1962 Naked City (TV Series)
Steelworker
 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series)
- Henry IV (1960)
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Other Works:

She Stoops to Conquer (1960). Comedy (revival). See more »

Alternate Names:

Franklin E. Cover | Frank Cover

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Trivia:

Played opposite African-American actress Roxie Roker as the character of Tom Willis on The Jeffersons (1975). They became one of the first interracial marriages to be seen weekly on prime-time television. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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