Gary (I) Frank filmography and biography
Date of birth: 9 October 1950, Spokane, Washington, USA
Gary (I) Frank 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.
Gary (I) Frank trivia
- Niece is Shannon Frank.