Frank Doubleday

Frank Doubleday

actor, art department

Frank Doubleday was born on Jan 28, 1945 in USA. Frank Doubleday's big-screen debut came with The First Nudie Musical directed by Mark Haggard in 1976, strarring Arvin. Frank Doubleday is known for Broadcast News directed by James L. Brooks, William Hurt stars as Tom Grunick and Albert Brooks as Aaron Altman. The upcoming new movie Frank Doubleday plays is Dollman which will be released on Mar 12, 1992.

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 aggressive switchblade-wielding punk thug in the hilariously raunchy comedy The First Nudie Musical (1976). Doubleday's lean, hollow-eyed, sunken-cheeked face, closely cropped light blonde hair, skinny limbs, and slim build gave him a striking and potent screen presence that was put to especially effective use in two pictures for director John Carpenter: He's genuinely scary as the vicious street gang leader who kills little girl Kim Richards in cold blood in the terrific urban action classic Assaut (1976) and was likewise memorably freaky as Isaac Hayes' ghoulish flunky "Romero" in the excellent futuristic science fiction cult favorite New-York 1997 (1981). Doubleday's other noteworthy parts are a mob kingpin's conceited jerk son in La vengeance de l'ange (1985), a fidgety prison inmate in the nifty science fiction item Trackers (1985), a ferocious member of a roving murderous band of supernatural Eskimo spirits in the spooky Nomads (1986), a mercenary in Broadcast News (1987), and a sweaty, twitchy hoodlum who holds a bunch of fat ladies hostage in a laundromat in the funky urban science fiction hoot Dollman (1991). Among the TV shows Doubleday did guest appearances on are Histoires fantastiques (1985), Mr. Gun (1986), Stingray (1985), Hooker (1982), Capitaine Furillo (1981), Chips (1977), L'incroyable Hulk (1977), Drôles de dames (1976), Wonder Woman (1975) and Starsky et Hutch (1975). Outside of acting, Frank also directed stage plays and taught acting at the Hollywood Court Theater. Doubleday died at age 73 from esophageal cancer on March 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

  • Birthday

    Jan 28, 1945
  • Place of Birth

    Norwich, Connecticut, USA

Known For

Movies & TV Shows