Gary Frank

Biography

Date of Birth 9 October 1950, Spokane, Washington, USA Height 5' 9½" (1.77 m) Mini Biography A long time member of the famed Actor's Studio, Gary Frank began studying with Lee Strasberg in 1969, as well s being a student of renowned teachers Peggy Feury and Bill Traylor. Gary's career on film began in 1974 when he was cast by director Dick Donner in the television movie "Senior Year", which went on to become the CBS TV series "Sons and Daughters". Gary became a contract player at Universal Studios until the series was canceled after one season; 2 days later he was cast by director Mark Rydell and producer Mike Nicols to play Willie Lawrence in the critically acclaimed ABC series "Family", for which he won an EMMY Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1977. After a successful five season run on "Family", Gary went on to do television movies, features and an impressive array of guest parts on almost every major TV series in the '80s and '90s. "Family" also enjoyed a very successful run as a syndicated series in Europe during those years, as evidence by the amount of fan mail he and the rest of the cast received from viewers overseas. Also a writer, Gary has written a stack of scripts and is currently writing his first novel. Married for thirty years to producer Carroll Newman, they have one daughter who is a senior in the USC School of Film, who intends to follow in her parents footsteps, as well as her grandfather's, Academy Award-winning composer Lional Newman.

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Enemy Territory

Barry

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Prison of Secrets

Larry Schaffer

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Family: The Complete First and Second Seasons

Willie Lawrence (86 episodes, 1976-1980)

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Untamed Love

Mr. Eldridge

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Engola Gay - Bomber des Todes

Major Tom Ferebee

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Midnight Lace

Brian Preston

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Getting Up and Going Home

Scott Stevens

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Like Father, Like Santa

Smitty

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Death in Small Doses

Bill Dillard Jr.

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Lost in the Wild

Len

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Like Father, Like Santa

Smitty

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Prison of Secrets

Larry Schaffer

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Death in Small Doses

Bill Dillard Jr.

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Untamed Love

Mr. Eldridge

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Lost in the Wild

Len

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The Distinguished Gentleman

Iowa (Mike Hoyt)

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Getting Up and Going Home

Scott Stevens

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Enemy Territory

Barry

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Midnight Lace

Brian Preston

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Engola Gay - Bomber des Todes

Major Tom Ferebee

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Family: The Complete First and Second Seasons

Willie Lawrence (86 episodes, 1976-1980)

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