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Fran Tarkenton


Fran Tarkenton was born on February 3, 1940 in Richmond, Virginia, USA as Francis Asbury Tarkenton. He is an actor, known for 1st & Ten (1984), Hill Street Blues (1981) and Saturday Night Live (1975). He is married to Linda. They have one child. He was previously married to Anna Elaine Merrell. See full bio »

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Known For

1st & Ten Play-by-play Announcer / Play-by-play announcer
(1984-1985)
Hill Street Blues Sportscaster
(1981)
Saturday Night Live Self - Host
(1977)
The NFL on CBS Self - Minnesota Vikings Quarterback / Self - New York Giants Quarterback
(1961-1978)

Filmography

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 1984-1985 1st & Ten (TV Series)
Play-by-play Announcer / Play-by-play announcer
- You Are Who You Eat (1985) ... Play-by-play Announcer (uncredited)
- Wine Time (1985) ... Play-by-play Announcer
- Uneasy Lies the Head (1985) ... Play-by-play Announcer
- The Sins of the Quarterback (1985) ... Play-by-play Announcer
- Super Bull Sunday (1985) ... Play-by-play Announcer (uncredited)
 1981 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Sportscaster
- Fruits of the Poisonous Tree (1981) ... Sportscaster (voice)
 1970 MASH
Football Player - 325th Evac. (uncredited)
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Show Show Self (34 credits)
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Other Works:

Radio commercial for the Association of Mature American Citizens See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Article | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Former NFL pro-bowl quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings renowned for his "scrambling" ability. Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback with the Minnesota Vikings ('61-'66, '72-'78) and the New York Giants ('67-'71). Played in three Super Bowls with the Vikings and was a broadcaster for NFL Monday Night Football (1970). An astute business man, he has made a fortune in the private sector. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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