Frank Buxton

A Swiss Army Knife of creativity, Frank Buxton had a career as a writer, director, actor, and producer that has been a melting pot for his unique sensibility. His effortless charisma won him hosting duties early in his ... Read more »
Born: 02/13/1930

Filmography

Actor (15)

The District 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Fugitive 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Roommates 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Frankie and Johnny 1991 (Movie)

Minister (Actor)

Beaches 1988 (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

The Johnsons Are Home 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Overboard 1987 (Movie)

Wilbur Budd (Actor)

The Romance of Betty Boop 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Voice

No Man's Land 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Voice

What's Up Tiger Lily? 1966 (Movie)

voice dubbing (Voice)

Dark Avenger (TV Show)

Actor

Face of a Stranger (TV Show)

Actor

The Bakery (TV Show)

Actor

The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer (TV Show)

Actor

With a Vengeance (TV Show)

Actor
Director (4)

Mork and Mindy 1978 - 1982, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Live From Planet Earth 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Director

Emo Philips 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Director

Sunday Funnies 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Director
Writer (2)

No Man's Land 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Writer

What's Up Tiger Lily? 1966 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (2)

HBO Presents Emo 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Producer

Hot Dog 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Producer

Biography

A Swiss Army Knife of creativity, Frank Buxton had a career as a writer, director, actor, and producer that has been a melting pot for his unique sensibility. His effortless charisma won him hosting duties early in his career, first on the documentary anthology series "Discovery", then on the game show "Get the Message". Even robbing his audience of his physical presence, he impressed in scores of animated shorts as the voice behind the anthropomorphic crime fighter "Batfink", developed by cartoon maestro Hal Seeger. With a wide vocal range, Buxton also provided aural aid to Woody Allen for his experimental debut film, "What's Up, Tiger Lily?", an exercise in overdubbed cinema that Buxton co-wrote with the legendary director. Perhaps inspired by their working relationship, Buxton soon mounted a directorial career of his own. He oversaw nine episodes of the classic TV sitcom "The Odd Couple" in addition to his prior role as writer on the series. Throwback comedy "Happy Days" was his next endeavor; he wrote three episodes and directed three more. After lending his expertise to series spinoff "Mork & Mindy", Buxton returned to acting. He appeared as Wilbur Budd , a supporting role in the 1987 Kurt Russell/Goldie Hawn romantic comedy "Overboard", and as a doctor in the Oscar-nominated Bette Midler film, "Beaches".

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