Frankie Faison

Along with being a regular on television, Frankie R. Faison is the only actor to appear in all three Hannibal Lecter movies starring Anthony Hopkins: 1991's "The Silence of the Lambs," 2001's "Hannibal," and 2002's "Red ... Read more »
Born: 06/10/1949


Actor (74)

Banshee 2012 - 2016 (TV Show)


The Good Wife 2010, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)


Away From Here 2014 (Movie)

Carl (Actor)

The Black Box 2014 (Tv Show)


Unforgettable 2014 (Tv Show)


Elementary 2013 (Tv Show)


Tio Papi 2013 (Movie)

Gilly (Actor)

Cowgirls 'N Angels 2012 (Movie)

Augustus (Actor)

Adam 2009 (Movie)

Harlan (Actor)

Breaking Point 2009 (Movie)

Judge Green (Actor)

Brief Interviews With Hideous Men 2009 (Movie)

Subject #42 (Actor)

Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant 2009 (Movie)

Rhamus Twobellies (Actor)

Grey's Anatomy 2009 (Tv Show)


Splinterheads 2009 (Movie)

Pope (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)


My Blueberry Nights 2008 (Movie)

Travis (Actor)

Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist 2008 (Movie)

Ticket Salesman (Actor)

The Wire 2001 - 2002, 2004 - 2008 (Tv Show)


Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns 2008 (Movie)

L.B. (Actor)

Cosby 1996 - 1998, 2001 - 2002, 2004 - 2007 (Tv Show)


Oz 1997 - 1998, 2001 - 2002, 2004 - 2007 (Tv Show)


Premium 2007 (Movie)

Phil (Actor)

For Sale by Owner 2006 (Movie)

Gene Woodman (Actor)

America Brown 2005 (Movie)

Coach Bryant (Actor)

Crutch 2004 (Movie)

Jerry (Actor)

Highwaymen 2004 (Movie)

Will Macklin (Actor)

In Good Company 2004 (Movie)

Corwin (Actor)

The Cookout 2004 (Movie)

Jojo Anderson (Actor)

White Chicks 2004 (Movie)

Section Chief Elliott Gordon (Actor)

Gods and Generals 2003 (Movie)

Jim Lewis (Actor)

Messengers 2003 (Movie)


Red Dragon 2002 (Movie)

Barney (Actor)

Showtime 2002 (Movie)

Captain Winship (Actor)

The Sleepy Time Gal 2002 (Movie)

Jimmy Dupree (Actor)

Thirteen Conversations About One Thing 2002 (Movie)

Dick Lacey (Actor)

Down to Earth 2001 (Movie)

Whitney Daniels (Actor)

Hannibal 2001 (Movie)

Barney (Actor)

Gina, an Actress, Age 29 2000 (Movie)

Albert (Actor)

Where the Money Is 2000 (Movie)

Security Guard (Actor)

The Thomas Crown Affair 1999 (Movie)

Detective Paretti (Actor)

Prey 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)


Albino Alligator 1997 (Movie)


Julian Po 1997 (Movie)

Leon--Sheriff (Actor)

Mother Night 1996 (Movie)

Black Fuhrer of Harlem (Actor)

The Rich Man's Wife 1996 (Movie)

Ron Lewis (Actor)

The Stupids 1996 (Movie)

The Lloyd (Actor)

Heading Home 1995 (Movie)

Horace Jones (Actor)

Roommates 1995 (Movie)

Professor Martin (Actor)

Stephen King's "The Langoliers" 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)


I Love Trouble 1994 (Movie)

Police Chief (Actor)

Money for Nothing 1993 (Movie)

Madigan (Actor)

Sommersby 1993 (Movie)

Joseph (Actor)

True Colors 1990 - 1992 (TV Show)


City of Hope 1991 (Movie)

Levonne (Actor)

The Silence of the Lambs 1991 (Movie)

Barney (Actor)

Betsy's Wedding 1990 (Movie)

Zack Monroe (Actor)

Law & Order 1990 (Tv Show)


Do the Right Thing 1989 (Movie)

Coconut Sid (Actor)

Coming to America 1988 (Movie)

Landlord (Actor)

Mississippi Burning 1988 (Movie)

Eulogist (Actor)

Manhunter 1986 (Movie)

Lieutenant Fisk (Actor)

Maximum Overdrive 1986 (Movie)

Handy (Actor)

The Money Pit 1986 (Movie)

James--"The Construction Crew" Member (Actor)

C.H.U.D. 1984 (Movie)

CHUD (Actor)

Exterminator 2 1984 (Movie)

Be Gee (Actor)

Sessions 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)


Hot Hero Sandwich 1979 - 1983 (TV Show)


Cat People 1982 (Movie)

Detective Brandt (Actor)

Hanky Panky 1982 (Movie)

Cop Driver (Actor)

Permanent Vacation 1982 (Movie)


Call Me Claus (TV Show)


Common Ground (TV Show)


Oxygen (TV Show)


The Spider and the Fly (TV Show)



Along with being a regular on television, Frankie R. Faison is the only actor to appear in all three Hannibal Lecter movies starring Anthony Hopkins: 1991's "The Silence of the Lambs," 2001's "Hannibal," and 2002's "Red Dragon." Not only that, but Faison also had a part in "Manhunter," an earlier adaptation of "Red Dragon" by director Michael Mann (albeit as a different character than in the other films). His early career included playing a detective in the 1980s cult film "Cat People," which led to more movies of varying quality. Faison closed the decade strong with supporting roles in the hit comedy "Coming to America" and Spike Lee's critically-acclaimed drama "Do the Right Thing" (as well as a Tony nomination for the play "Fences"). The opportunity to star on a television series arrived with "True Colors," a sitcom about an interracial marriage between a black man and a white woman; however, Faison, who starred as dentist Ronald Freeman, was replaced in 1991 after the first season. He spent the rest of the decade alternating between films and guest appearances on television shows. Toward the end of the '90s, Faison got to co-star in "Prey," a short-lived science-fiction series, and a few years later began starring as Ervin Burrell, a police officer whose career ascends and falls over the course of the critically-acclaimed drama "The Wire." During his time on "The Wire" he also appeared in numerous movies, including Tyler Perry's "Meet the Browns."


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