Frank Bonner

The once-and-future Herb Tarlek from "WKRP in Cincinnati" (CBS, 1978-1982), Frank Bonner was a comic actor and director who came to personify the worst aspects of salesmanship on the critically acclaimed television ... Read more »
Born: 02/28/1942

Filmography

Actor (19)

City Guys 1978 - 1982, 1985 - 1986, 1990 - 1995, 1997 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

WKRP in Cincinnati 1978 - 1982, 1985 - 1986, 1990 - 1995, 1997 - 1999, 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Evening Shade 1978 - 1979, 1985 - 1986, 1990 - 1995, 1997 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Motel 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Colony 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Mommies 1985 - 1986, 1991 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1985 - 1986, 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

The New WKRP in Cincinnati 1991 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Just the Ten of Us 1987 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

You Can't Hurry Love 1988 (Movie)

Chuck Hayes (Actor)

Sidekicks 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

George Burns Comedy Week 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

No Man's Land 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Sutters Bay 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Rainbow 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hoax 1971 (Movie)

Clete Dempsey (Actor)

Fer-De-Lance (TV Show)

Actor

Sex and the Single Parent (TV Show)

Actor
Director (6)

Campus Cops 1978 - 1982, 1985 - 1986, 1988 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Family Ties 1978 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Harry and the Hendersons 1978 - 1982, 1985 - 1986, 1990 - 1995, 1997 - 1999, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Head of the Class 1978 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Saved By the Bell 1978 - 1982, 1985 - 1986, 1988 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Usa High 1978 - 1982, 1985 - 1986, 1988 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Biography

The once-and-future Herb Tarlek from "WKRP in Cincinnati" (CBS, 1978-1982), Frank Bonner was a comic actor and director who came to personify the worst aspects of salesmanship on the critically acclaimed television comedy. Based on a real-life sales executive and acquaintance of series creator Hugh Wilson, Herb's desperation and crass behavior made him the butt of numerous jokes on the series, and endeared Bonner to television audiences. After the show came to an end, he found regular work in sitcoms as both performer and director, but Herb Tarlek would remain Bonner's calling card for decades to follow.

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