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Frankie Faison


Frankie Faison was born on June 10, 1949 in Newport News, Virginia, USA. He is an actor, known for Coming to America (1988), The Thomas Crown Affair (1999) and Adam (2009). He has been married to Jane Mandel since December 26, 1988. They have three children. See full bio »

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Known For

Coming to America
(1988)
The Thomas Crown Affair
The Thomas Crown Affair Detective Paretti
(1999)
Adam
Adam Harlan
(2009)
Thirteen Conversations About One Thing
(2001)

Filmography

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 2017/I An Actor Prepares (post-production)
Deacon Frank Dodge
 2017 Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television (TV Series)
Captain Jackson #5
- Hungry for Justice (2017) ... Captain Jackson #5
 2017 My Other Home
Donald
 2017 The Case for Christ
Joe Dubois
 2017 The Good Fight (TV Series)
Jeremiah Easton
- Reddick v Boseman (2017) ... Jeremiah Easton
 2017 The Sounding
Roland
 2016 Luke Cage (TV Series)
Henry 'Pop' Hunter
- Code of the Streets (2016) ... Henry 'Pop' Hunter
- Moment of Truth (2016) ... Henry 'Pop' Hunter
 2016 Smoke Filled Lungs
Stanley
 2013-2016 Banshee (TV Series)
Sugar Bates
- Requiem (2016) ... Sugar Bates
- Only One Way a Dogfight Ends (2016) ... Sugar Bates (credit only)
- A Little Late to Grow a Pair (2016) ... Sugar Bates
- Innocent Might Be a Bit of a Stretch (2016) ... Sugar Bates (credit only)
 2013-2016 Banshee Origins (TV Mini-Series)
Sugar Bates
- Epilogue (2016) ... Sugar Bates
- Drown (2016) ... Sugar Bates
- Escape (2016) ... Sugar Bates
- Hope (2016) ... Sugar Bates
- Cronus (2016) ... Sugar Bates
 2015 The Sounding (Short)
Roland
 2010-2015 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Jeremiah Easton
- The Debate (2015) ... Jeremiah Easton
- Old Spice (2014) ... Jeremiah Easton
- Bad Girls (2010) ... Jeremiah Easton
- Heart (2010) ... Jeremiah Easton
 2014 Forever (TV Series)
Pepper Evans
- 6 A.M. (2014) ... Pepper Evans
 2014 Black Box (TV Series)
Wade
- Sing Like Me (2014) ... Wade
 2014 Trouble & the Shadowy Deathblow (Short)
Georgia (rumored)
 2014 Away from Here
Carl
 2014 Assumption of Risk
Dr. Paulson
 2014 Unforgettable (TV Series)
Mayor Beverly
- Omega Hour (2014) ... Mayor Beverly
 2014 Clipped Wings, They Do Fly
Mayor Goode
 2013 Elementary (TV Series)
Judge Brewster O'Hare
- Tremors (2013) ... Judge Brewster O'Hare
 2013 Danger Word (Short)
Grandpa Joe
 2013 Tio Papi
Gilly
 2009-2013 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
William Bailey
- Things We Said Today (2013) ... William Bailey
- Holidaze (2009) ... William Bailey
 2013 Banshee Origins: Sugar's Release (TV Mini-Series)
Sugar Bates
 2013 Banshee Origins: The Forge (TV Mini-Series)
Sugar Bates
 2013 Banshee Origins: The Real Lucas Hood (TV Mini-Series)
Sugar Bates
 2012 Cowgirls 'n Angels
Augustus
 2009-2012 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Richard Evans / Mr. Evans / Mr, Evans
- Episode dated 13 January 2012 (2012) ... Mr. Evans
- Episode #1.11104 (2012) ... Mr. Evans
- Episode #1.11098 (2012) ... Mr. Evans
- Episode #1.11097 (2012) ... Richard Evans
- Episode #1.11086 (2011) ... Mr. Evans
 2011 The Cookout 2 (TV Movie)
JoJo Anderson
 2011 Mayor Cupcake
Lenny Davis
 2010 Lie to Me (TV Series)
Teddy
- Smoked (2010) ... Teddy
 2010 Blue Bloods (TV Series)
Jeffords
- Samaritan (2010) ... Jeffords
 2009 Breaking Point
Judge Green
 2009 For Sale by Owner
Gene Woodman (as Frank Faison)
 2009 Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant
Rhamus Twobellies
 2009 Splinterheads
Pope
 2009/I Adam
Harlan
 2008 Play or Be Played (TV Movie)
Detective Lyle
 2008 Army Wives (TV Series)
General Baxter
- Departures, Arrivals (2008) ... General Baxter
 2008 Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
Ticket Salesman
 2008 Meet the Browns
L.B.
 2002-2008 The Wire (TV Series)
Commissioner Ervin H. Burrell / Acting Commissioner Ervin H. Burrell / Dep. Comm. for Operations Ervin H. Burrell
- Transitions (2008) ... Commissioner Ervin H. Burrell (as Frankie R. Faison)
- Not for Attribution (2008) ... Commissioner Ervin H. Burrell
- Unconfirmed Reports (2008) ... Commissioner Ervin H. Burrell
- More with Less (2008) ... Commissioner Ervin H. Burrell (as Frankie R. Faison)
- Final Grades (2006) ... Commissioner Ervin H. Burrell
 2007-2008 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
FBI Agent Tom Nickerson
- Signature (2008) ... FBI Agent Tom Nickerson
- Florida (2007) ... FBI Agent Tom Nickerson
 2007 My Blueberry Nights
Travis
 2006 Premium
Phil
 2004 In Good Company
Corwin
 2004 Crutch
Jerry
 2004 The Cookout
Jojo Andersen
 2004 Messengers
Tom Mabry
 2004 White Chicks
Chief Elliott Gordon
 2004 The Jury (TV Series)
Nick Van Lier
- Bangers (2004) ... Nick Van Lier
 2004 America Brown
Coach Bryant
 2004 Highwaymen
Will Macklin
 2003 Gods and Generals
Jim Lewis
 2002 Red Dragon
Barney Matthews
 2002 Showtime
Lt. Winship (as Frankie R. Faison)
 2001 Call Me Claus (TV Movie)
Dwayne (as Frankie R. Faison)
 2001 Thirteen Conversations About One Thing
Richard 'Dick' Lacey
 2001 Down to Earth
Whitney Daniels
 2001 Hannibal
Nurse Barney (as Frankie R. Faison)
 2001 The Sleepy Time Gal
Jimmy Dupree (as Frankie R. Faison)
 2001 Gina, an Actress, Age 29 (Short)
Albert
 2000 Where the Money Is
Security Guard
 1999 Oxygen
Phil Kline
 1999 A Little Inside
Tom Donner (as Frankie R. Faison)
 1999 The Thomas Crown Affair
Detective Paretti
 1998-1999 All My Children (TV Series)
Frank Dawson / Frank Dalton
- Episode dated 27 January 1999 (1999) ... Frank Dawson
- Episode dated 20 January 1999 (1999) ... Frank Dawson
- Episode dated 18 January 1999 (1999) ... Frank Dalton
- Episode dated 25 November 1998 (1998) ... Frank Dawson
 1998 Jaded
Henry Broker
 1997-1998 Cosby (TV Series)
Ron
- On the Rocks (1998) ... Ron (as Frankie R. Faison)
- I'm OK, You're Hilton (1997) ... Ron (as Frankie R. Faison)
 1998 Prey (TV Series)
Ray Peterson
- Hungry for Survival: Unaired Pilot (1998) ... Ray Peterson
- Deliverance: Part 1 (1998) ... Ray Peterson (as Frankie R. Faison)
- Progeny (1998) ... Ray Peterson (as Frankie R. Faison)
- Vengeance (1998) ... Ray Peterson (as Frankie R. Faison)
- Sleeper (1998) ... Ray Peterson (as Frankie R. Faison)
 1997 Julian Po
Sheriff Leon
 1997 Oz (TV Series)
Cornelius Keane
- Capital P (1997) ... Cornelius Keane
 1996 The Rich Man's Wife
Detective Ron Lewis
 1996 Albino Alligator
Agent Marv Rose
 1996 Mother Night
Robert Sterling Wilson
 1996 The Stupids
The Lloyd
 1996 New York Undercover (TV Series)
Capt. Wilton
- Fire Show (1996) ... Capt. Wilton (as Frankie R. Faison)
 1995 The Langoliers (TV Mini-Series)
Don Gaffney
- Episode #1.2 (1995) ... Don Gaffney
- Episode #1.1 (1995) ... Don Gaffney
 1995 Heading Home
Horace Jones
 1995 Roommates
Professor Martin
 1994 I Love Trouble
Police Chief (as Frankie R. Faison)
 1994 The Spider and the Fly (TV Movie)
Detective Turner (as Frankie R. Faison)
 1993 Money for Nothing
Madigan
 1993 Sommersby
Joseph
 1992 Freejack
Eagle Man
 1990-1991 True Colors (TV Series)
Ron Freeman
- Seems Like Old Times (1991) ... Ron Freeman (as Frankie R. Faison)
- Three for All (1991) ... Ron Freeman (as Frankie R. Faison, credit only)
- Brotherly Love (1991) ... Ron Freeman (as Frankie R. Faison)
- Not My Sister, Brother (1991) ... Ron Freeman (as Frankie R. Faison)
- Presumed Guilty (1991) ... Ron Freeman (as Frankie R. Faison)
 1991 City of Hope
Levonne
 1991 The Silence of the Lambs
Barney
 1990 Law & Order (TV Series)
Lester Crawford
- Out of the Half-Light (1990) ... Lester Crawford (as Frankie R. Faison)
 1990 Betsy's Wedding
Zack Monroe (as Frankie R. Faison)
 1990 Common Ground (TV Movie)
 1989 Monsters (TV Series)
Jack Lyle
- The Mandrake Root (1989) ... Jack Lyle
 1989 Do the Right Thing
Coconut Sid
 1989 A Man Called Hawk (TV Series)
Mr. Carver
- Choice of Chance (1989) ... Mr. Carver
 1988 Mississippi Burning
Eulogist
 1988 Coming to America
Landlord
 1987 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Zudo
- Mission: McCall: Part 1 (1987) ... Zudo
 1986 Manhunter
Lt. Fisk
 1986 Maximum Overdrive
Handy
 1986 The Money Pit
James
 1985 Kate & Allie (TV Series)
Detective
- The Bad Seed (1985) ... Detective (as Frankie R. Falcon)
 1985 Search for Tomorrow (TV Series)
Willard Clovis
- Episode #1.8643 (1985) ... Willard Clovis
 1984 Exterminator 2
Be Gee
 1984 C.H.U.D.
Sgt. Parker (as Frankie R. Faison)
 1983 Sessions (TV Movie)
Intern
 1983 The Edge of Night (TV Series)
Ralph Pettibone
- Episode #1.6919 (1983) ... Ralph Pettibone (uncredited)
 1982 Hanky Panky
Cop Driver
 1982 A Little Sex
Electrician
 1982 Cat People
Detective Brandt
 1981 Ragtime
Gang Member No. 1
 1980 Permanent Vacation
Man in lobby
 1979 Hot Hero Sandwich (TV Series) (as Frankie R. Faison)
 1974 Great Performances (TV Series)
Captain
- King Lear (1974) ... Captain
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Stage: Appeared in August Wilson's "Fences" on Broadway. NOTE: Nominaed for Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role--Play). See more »

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Alternate Names:

Frankie R. Faison | Frank Faison | Frankie R. Falcon

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Trivia:

Was nominated for Broadway's 1987 Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play) for August Wilson's "Fences." See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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