Frank Ashmore

Character actor Frank Ashmore got his big break in the benchmark 1980s parody films "Airplane!" and its aptly titled sequel, "Airplane II: The Sequel". Though he appeared in only small roles in both films, he soon ... Read more »
Born: 06/16/1945

Filmography

Actor (19)

Hawaii Five-O 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bigfoot: The Lost Coast Tapes 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Rizzoli & Isles 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Shield 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Criminal Minds 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The West Wing 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The District 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Practice 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Monster in the Closet 1987 (Movie)

Scoop Johnson (Actor)

V: The Series 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Invisible Strangler 1984 (Movie)

(Actor)

V: The Final Battle 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

V 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Airplane II: the Sequel 1982 (Movie)

3rd Controller (Actor)

Mitchell and Woods 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Airplane! 1980 (Movie)

Victor Basta (Actor)

The Clonus Horror 1978 (Movie)

George Walter (Actor)

Melba (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Character actor Frank Ashmore got his big break in the benchmark 1980s parody films "Airplane!" and its aptly titled sequel, "Airplane II: The Sequel". Though he appeared in only small roles in both films, he soon garnered recognition as Martin, a peaceful extraterrestrial in NBC's made-for-TV science fiction epic "V". The popular film spawned a miniseries that went under the subtitle "The Final Battle", on which Ashmore reprised his role. When "V" was serialized in 1984, Ashmore's character was killed off almost immediately, but he appeared as an entirely new personage, Philip, in seven episodes. Sci-fi aficionados may also recognize Ashmore from the original "Battlestar Galactica", on which he appeared in the 1979 episode "Murder on the Rising Star" as the villainous Flight Sergeant Ortega. Unwilling to be tied down to any particular genre, however, Ashmore has appeared on a diverse array of over two dozen television shows since 1972. Over his career, he filled guest roles on the medical soap "General Hospital", the throwback sitcom "Happy Days", and the snappy political drama "The West Wing". In 2010, Ashmore lent his talent to new corners of the entertainment industry. He acted in several episodes of the web series "The Guild" and voiced mobster Leone Galante in the Electronic Arts video game "Mafia II".

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