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Frank Doubleday (1945–2018)


Thin, intense, antsy, and often unnerving character actor Frank Doubleday usually portrayed creepy villains in both movies and TV shows alike from the mid-1970's up until the early 1990's. Frank was born on January 28, 1945 in Norwich, Connecticut and came with his family to Los Angeles, California at age six. Doubleday made his film debut as an ... See full bio »

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Known For

(1981)
Assault on Precinct 13 White Warlord
(1976)
Space Rage Brain Surgeon
(1985)

Filmography

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 1997 Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (TV Series) (segment: Mystery Lock)
 1991 Dollman (Video)
Cloy
 1989 L.A. Bounty
Rand
 1988 Our House (TV Series)
Larry Osborne
- The Ashton Street Gang (1988) ... Larry Osborne
 1987 Broadcast News
Mercenary
 1987 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
Beckloff
- Blue Man Down (1987) ... Beckloff
 1986 Sledge Hammer! (TV Series)
Cliff
- Dori Day Afternoon (1986) ... Cliff
 1986 Stingray (TV Series)
- Ancient Eyes (1986)
 1986 Nomads
Razor
 1985 Space Rage
Brain Surgeon
 1983-1985 T.J. Hooker (TV Series)
Gunman / Sammy Baker
- Hollywood Starr (1985) ... Gunman
- The Hostages (1983) ... Sammy Baker
 1985 Avenging Angel
Miles Gerrard
 1983 Trauma Center (TV Series)
Bernie
- Line of Fire ... Bernie
 1983 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Shooter
- Gung Ho (1983) ... Shooter
 1982 The Greatest American Hero (TV Series)
Lutz
- Divorce, Venusian Style (1982) ... Lutz
 1981-1982 CHiPs (TV Series)
Eddie / Lopez
- The Spaceman Made Me Do It (1982) ... Eddie
- 11-99: Officer Needs Help (1981) ... Lopez
 1981 Archie Bunker's Place (TV Series)
Photographer
- Growing Up Is Hard to Do: Part 2 (1981) ... Photographer
 1981 Escape from New York
Romero
 1981 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
Danny
- Fast Lane (1981) ... Danny
 1978 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Joe Hicks
- Angel on My Mind (1978) ... Joe Hicks
 1978 The Big Fix
Jonah's Partner
 1978 Wonder Woman (TV Series)
Van Driver
- Hot Wheels (1978) ... Van Driver
 1977 A Killing Affair (TV Movie)
Driver
 1977 Abar
Tough
 1977 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Matthew
- Bloodbath (1977) ... Matthew
 1976 The Quest (TV Series)
Lutie
- Seventy-Two Hours (1976) ... Lutie
 1976 Assault on Precinct 13
White Warlord
 1976 Alex & the Gypsy
Prisoner
 1976 Delvecchio (TV Series)
Bobby Cratch
- The Avenger (1976) ... Bobby Cratch
- Delvecchio (1976)
 1975 Police Story (TV Series)
Arnie
- The Empty Weapon (1975) ... Arnie
 1975 Lucas Tanner (TV Series)
Jo Jo
- Requiem for a Son (1975) ... Jo Jo
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Personal Quote:

[on playing the character of Romero in Escape from New York (1981)] John [John Carpenter] gave me total creative freedom. The voice and look were my ideas. I did a lot of character work and worked on Romero through voice, costume, and movement. All my behavior was improvised. Oce a character is created and is in one's skin, the behavior just comes naturally. If the character has been internalized... See more »

Trivia:

During his career in television, he was often cast to play villains. His menacing performance in Escape from New York (1981) drew critical praise. See more »

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Aquarius

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