Frank Faylen

Frank Faylen

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Frank Faylen was born on Dec 08, 1905 in USA. Frank Faylen's big-screen debut came with Road Gang directed by Louis King in 1936, strarring Police Radio Dispatcher (uncredited). Frank Faylen is known for Funny Girl directed by William Wyler, Barbra Streisand stars as Fanny Brice and Omar Sharif as Nick Arnstein. The most recent award Frank Faylen achieved is Walk of Fame. The upcoming new movie Frank Faylen plays is Funny Girl which will be released on Sep 19, 1968.

American character actor who specialized in average-guy parts and who could be equally effective in sympathetic or unlikeable roles. His parents, the vaudeville team of Ruf and Cusik, took him onstage with them when he was a baby, and Faylen grew up in the theatre. He attended St. Joseph's Preparatory College in Kirkwood, Missouri, but returned to vaudeville as a comic pantomimist. He toured the country throughout the late Twenties and early Thirties as a clown and later as song-and-dance man with acrobatic agility. During a tour stop in Los Angeles, he was screen tested and began a thirty-year career as one of Hollywood's most familiar character players. His most famous film roles were as the vicious male nurse Bim in The Lost Weekend (1945) and as the cabdriver Ernie in It's a Wonderful Life (1946). But his greatest fame came in television, particularly as Dobie's dad Herbert T. Gillis in The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959). Faylen was married to actress Carol Hughes, with whom he had two daughters. He retired after Funny Girl (1968), and died in 1985.

  • Birthday

    Dec 08, 1905
  • Place of Birth

    St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Known For


1 wins & 0 nominations

Walk of Fame
Winner - Star on the Walk of Fame

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