Warren Frost

Actor, Director, Playwright
Although character actor Warren Frost worked off and on in film and television since appearing in the 1957 United States Civil War drama "The Gray Ghost," he is better known for being the father of television producer ... Read more »
Born: 05/25/1925

Filmography

Actor (26)

Twin Peaks 2016 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

Murphy Brown 1988 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Civil Wars 1986 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grace Under Fire 1986 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

L.A. Law 1986 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder One 1986 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Quantum Leap 1986 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Seinfeld 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

The John Larroquette Show 1986 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Matlock 1986 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Matlock: The Heist 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Matlock: The Scam 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Byrds of Paradise 1986 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Stephen King's The Stand 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Matlock: The Vacation 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit 1993 (Movie)

Archdiocese 1st Person (Actor)

Intruders 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

So Proudly We Hail 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Somerset Gardens 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

War of the Colossal Beast 1958 (Movie)

Switchboard Operator (Actor)

An Inconvenient Woman (TV Show)

Actor

False Arrest (TV Show)

Actor

Proudly We Hail (Movie)

Horace Gabler (Actor)

Psycho IV: The Beginning (TV Show)

Actor

Twin Peaks (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Although character actor Warren Frost worked off and on in film and television since appearing in the 1957 United States Civil War drama "The Gray Ghost," he is better known for being the father of television producer Mark Frost (co-creator with David Lynch of the cult favorite mystery series "Twin Peaks"), television actress Lindsay Frost, and television writer Scott Frost. After working steadily in film and television in the latter half of the 1950s, Frost left Hollywood to enroll in the doctoral program at the prestigious drama school at the University of Minnesota; he then spent several years acting and directing in regional theater before returning to Hollywood in the 1980s. Frost played kindly Dr. Will Hayward in "Twin Peaks," and followed that recurring role with another on the older-skewing legal drama "Matlock" as Billy Lewis, the title character's best friend since high school. Frost concluded his acting career with a recurring role on "Seinfeld" as the father of George Costanza's doomed fiancee Susan Ross (Heidi Swedberg). The character was a publishing executive who memorably had his long-hidden affair with author John Cheever accidentally exposed when Kramer burned down their vacation cabin.

Relationships

Virginia Frost

Wife
married 1940

Lindsay Frost

Daughter

Mark Frost

Son

Scott Frost

Son

EDUCATION

University of Minnesota

Middlebury College

Middlebury , Vermont

Milestones

1990

Debut as TV series regular, "Twin Peaks"

1970

Appeared in film, "Slaughterhouse Five"

Moved with family to Minneapolis, MN after ten years in Hollywood; earned doctorate; toured nation with regional theaters

Returned to acting full-time in late 70s

After college graduation, moved to New York; worked three years at NBC as stage manager for "Philco TV Playhouse" (1948-56)

Served in Europe with US Navy during WWII at age 17

Moved to Los Angeles; appeared in numerous TV shows

Directed stage productions; ran theater in St. Paul

Moved to New York; starred in one-man show about Eugene O'Neill; accepted recurring role on soap, "As the World Turns" (1956-)

Bonus Trivia

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Frost has published at least four plays and a novel. He is an avid tennis player having ability to play in Over-75 division at Wimbledon.

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