Frank Nelson

Actor
Comedy player of radio and early TV, Frank Nelson was, in his prime, one of the highest paid guest stars on network TV. He is best known as the annoying, tart-tongued clerk forever encountered by Jack Benny on radio and ... Read more »
Born: 05/06/1911 in Colorado, USA

Filmography

Actor (27)

The Bikini Shop 1987 (Movie)

Richard J Remington (Actor)

The Roquefort Gang 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Voice

Monchhichis 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Voice

The All-New Popeye Hour 1978 - 1981 (TV Show)

Voice

The Oddball Couple 1975 - 1977 (TV Show)

Voice

The Mouse and His Child 1976 (Movie)

of Crow (Voice)

Jack Benny's 20th Anniversary TV Special 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

The Jack Benny Program 1950 - 1965 (TV Show)

Actor

I Love Lucy 1951 - 1957 (TV Show)

Actor

Kiss Them For Me 1957 (Movie)

Neilson (Actor)

It Should Happen to You 1953 (Movie)

Salesman (Actor)

The Clown 1952 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

Bonzo Goes to College 1951 (Movie)

Dick (Actor)

In Old Arizona 1928 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dorothy in the Land of Oz (TV Show)

Voice

Foofur (TV Show)

Voice

Garfield in Paradise (TV Show)

Actor

Last of the Duanes (Movie)

Euchre (Actor)

My Pal Gus (Movie)

McNary (Actor)

Puff the Magic Dragon (TV Show)

Voice

Remains to Be Seen (Movie)

Fleming (Actor)

Snorks (TV Show)

Voice

Stephen Steps Out (Movie)

Hotel Proprietor (Actor)

The Milkman (Movie)

Mr. Green (Actor)

The Sea Beast (Movie)

Stubbs (Actor)

The Stranger (Movie)

Jackal/Bill Cutts (Actor)

Biography

Comedy player of radio and early TV, Frank Nelson was, in his prime, one of the highest paid guest stars on network TV. He is best known as the annoying, tart-tongued clerk forever encountered by Jack Benny on radio and TV. Benny would see the back of the clerk, and say, "Excuse me." Nelson would turn around and deliver the elongated "Yeeeeees" that became his trademark, and the audience would howl even before the scene hit its stride. Nelson was also known for playing Ralph Ramsey in the final season of "I Love Lucy". Ralph was married to Betty Ramsey, Lucy and Ethel's new Connecticut friend and occasional rival. Ralph was a new ally for Ricky and Fred. Actually, Nelson had appeared on a 1954 episode of the series playing Mr. Benjamin, the talent executive who comes to the Ricardo apartment to give Ricky a copy of the "Don Juan" script prior to his audition only to be hit over the head with a vase by Lucy. Nelson was very active in the affairs of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, serving on its board and as president.

Milestones

1958

Was regular on "The Betty White Show" (ABC)

1957

Played Ralph Ramsey on final season of "I Love Lucy" (CBS)

1950

Was regular on "The Hank McCune Show" (NBC)

Had recurring role on "The Jack Benny Show" playing wisecracking clerks and bureaucrats (CBS, NBC)

Performed voices for "The Jetsons" (ABC)

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