Frank Faylen

Actor, Vaudevillian, Pantomimist
Veteran character player, who first appeared onstage at the age of eighteen months in parents vaudeville act. In his 20s Faylen made the transition from a vaudeville song-and-dance man to touch guys in films of the ... Read more »
Born: 12/07/1905 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Filmography

Actor (39)

Whatever Happened to Dobie Gillis? 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Eddie 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

That Girl 1966 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Funny Girl 1968 (Movie)

Keeney (Actor)

Fluffy 1964 (Movie)

Catfish (Actor)

The Monkey's Uncle 1964 (Movie)

Mr Dearborne (Actor)

When the Boys Meet the Girls 1964 (Movie)

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Dobie Gillis 1959 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

North to Alaska 1960 (Movie)

Arnie (Actor)

Dino 1957 (Movie)

Mandel (Actor)

Gunfight at the O.K. Corral 1957 (Movie)

Cotton Wilson (Actor)

Away All Boats 1956 (Movie)

Chief "Pappy" Moran (Actor)

Everything But the Truth 1956 (Movie)

Mac (Actor)

Three Brave Men 1956 (Movie)

Enos Warren (Actor)

Seventh Cavalry 1955 (Movie)

Kruger (Actor)

The McConnell Story 1955 (Movie)

Sykes (Actor)

Red Garters 1954 (Movie)

Billy Buckett (Actor)

Riot in Cell Block 11 1954 (Movie)

Haskell (Actor)

The Lone Gun 1953 (Movie)

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The Lusty Men 1952 (Movie)

Al Dawson (Actor)

Detective Story 1951 (Movie)

Gallagher (Actor)

Fourteen Hours 1951 (Movie)

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Francis 1950 (Movie)

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The Nevadan 1950 (Movie)

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Blood on the Moon 1948 (Movie)

(Actor)

California 1947 (Movie)

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Road to Rio 1947 (Movie)

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Variety Girl 1947 (Movie)

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It's a Wonderful Life 1946 (Movie)

Ernie (Actor)

The Blue Dahlia 1946 (Movie)

The Man (Actor)

To Each His Own 1946 (Movie)

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The Lost Weekend 1945 (Movie)

Bim (Actor)

Address Unknown 1944 (Movie)

Jimmie Blake (Actor)

Bring on the Girls 1944 (Movie)

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The Canterville Ghost 1944 (Movie)

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Tanks a Million 1940 (Movie)

Pvt. Skivic (Actor)

Thieves Fall Out 1940 (Movie)

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Kid Galahad 1936 (Movie)

Barney (Actor)

Bullets or Ballots 1935 (Movie)

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Biography

Veteran character player, who first appeared onstage at the age of eighteen months in parents vaudeville act. In his 20s Faylen made the transition from a vaudeville song-and-dance man to touch guys in films of the 1930s. One of his most memorable performances is as the sadistic male nurse in "The Lost Weekend" (1945). Faylen also played archetypal 1950s teenager Dobie Gillis's father on the popular TV series, "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" (1959-63).

Relationships

Carol Faylen

Daughter
played eldest daughter on TV series, "The Bing Crosby SHow" (1964)

Kay Faylen

Daughter

Carol Hughes

Wife
married 1936 starred as Dale Arden in the "Flash Gordon" serials

Milestones

1935

Film debut, "Thanks a Million"

First on stage at eighteen months of age in parent's vaudeville act

Bonus Trivia

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Treasurer of the Screen Actors Guild.

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President of the Masquers Club.

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