Frank Converse Biography (1938-)

Full name, Frank Guthrie Converse; born May 22, 1938, in St. Louis, MO; married Carol Tawser (divorced); married second wife (marriage ended); married Maureen Anderman (an actress); children: (first marriage) two, (third marriage)two. Addresses: Agent: Artists Group, 10100 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite2490, Los Angeles, CA 90067; (voice work) Phil Sutfin, International CreativeManagement, 40 West 57th St., 17th Floor, New York, NY 10019.

Birth Details
May 22, 1938
St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Famous Works

  • Stage Appearances
  • (Broadway debut) David, First One Asleep, Whistle, Belasco Theatre, 1966
  • The Night of the Iguana, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle, WA, 1967
  • Billy Einhorn, The House of Blue Leaves, Truck and Warehouse Theatre, New York City, 1971
  • The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1973
  • The Seagull, McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ, 1973
  • Afore Night Come, Long Wharf Theatre, 1975
  • "On the Inside," On the Outside, and On the Inside (double-bill), Long Wharf Theatre, 1976
  • Hobson's Choice, Long Wharf Theatre, 1977-1978
  • The Philadelphia Story, Long Wharf Theatre, 1977-1978
  • C. K. Dexter Haven, The Philadelphia Story, Lincoln Center TheatreCompany, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City, 1980-1981
  • Harry, Brothers, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1983
  • Otto, Design for Living, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1984-1985
  • Mr. Webb, Our Town, Long Wharf Theatre, 1987-1988
  • Harold Mitchell, A Streetcar Named Desire, Circle in the Square, 1988
  • General Crook, Crazy Horse and Three Stars, Long Wharf Theatre, 1992
  • A Cheever Evening, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, New York City, 1993
  • Misalliance, Long Wharf Theatre, 1993
  • Kendall Nesbit, Lady in the Dark, City Center Theatre, New York City, 1994
  • Austin, Later Life, Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA, 1994
  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Coconut Grove Playhouse, FL, 1997
  • Captain Brackett, South Pacific, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 2000
  • Thief River, off-Broadway production, 2001
  • A Doll's House, Connecticut production, 2001
  • Also performed in Ancestral Voices and Brothers, both Broadway productions; Arturo Ui, Death of a Salesman, A Man for All Seasons, and The Night of the Iguana, all American ShakespeareFestival, Stratford, CT; Camping with Henry and Tom, Children of the Sun, A Fair Country, Passion Play, and Skylight, all regional productions; The Crucible; and The Ride Down Mount Morgan; performed with the PAF Playhouse, Huntington Station, NY, 1972-73.
  • Film Appearances
  • Marshal Virgil Earp, Hour of the Gun, United Artists, 1967
  • Reverend Clem DeLavery, Hurry Sundown, Paramount, 1967
  • Andrew Scott, The Rowdyman, Crowley, 1972
  • Jim Cochran, The Pilot (also known as Danger in the Skies),Summit, 1979
  • Captain Hawk, The Bushido Blade (also known as The Bloody Bushido Blade), Trident, 1981
  • Louis Corman (some sources cite Lewis Berryman), Spring Fever (also known as Sneakers), Comworld, 1983
  • Greentree, Solarbabies (also known as Solar Warriors), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Video, 1986
  • Charlie Haggerty, Everybody Wins, Orion, 1990
  • John Eastham, Primary Motive, FoxVideo, 1992
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Michael Alden, Coronet Blue, CBS, 1967
  • Detective Johnny Corso, N.Y.P.D., ABC, 1967-1969
  • Will Chandler, Movin' On, NBC, 1974-1976
  • Kevin Nichols, The Family Tree, NBC, 1983
  • Harry O'Neill, One Life to Live (also known as One Life to Live: The Summer of Seduction), ABC, 1984-19851987
  • Michael Larson, Dolphin Cove, CBS, 1989-1990
  • Ned Simon, As the World Turns, 1992-1993
  • Sidney "Sid" Sheffield, All My Children (also known as All My Children: The Summer of Seduction), ABC, 1997
  • Pilots
  • Dr. Sam Delaney, D.H.O., ABC, 1973
  • Dr. Ben Voorhees, Stat!, CBS, 1973
  • Will Chandler, In Tandem (also known as Movin' On), NBC, 1974
  • Modge Modgelewsky, Steeltown, CBS, 1979
  • Marion Walker, Gabe and Walker, ABC, 1981
  • Tom Hackman, Momma the Detective, ABC, 1981
  • Movies
  • Jim Tennyson, Dr. Cook's Garden, ABC, 1971
  • Steve Butler, A Tattered Web, CBS, 1971
  • Mr. Fallon, Columbo: Requiem for a Falling Star, NBC, 1974
  • Dr. Paul Jeffries, Killer on Board, NBC, 1977
  • Matt Lazarus, Cruise into Terror, ABC, 1978
  • Captain Larsen Jaenicke, Sergeant Matlovich versus the U.S. Air Force, NBC, 1978
  • Joe DiMaggio, Marilyn: The Untold Story, ABC, 1980
  • Larry Miller, The Miracle of Kathy Miller, CBS, 1981
  • Haley, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Showtime, 1987
  • John Hamilton, Alone in the Neon Jungle (also known as Commandin Hell), CBS, 1988
  • Peter Morgan, Voices Within: The Lives of Truddi Chase, ABC, 1990
  • Specials
  • Blackmore, "The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd," Theatre in America, PBS, 1974
  • "You're a Poet and Don't Know It! ... The Poetry Power Hour," The CBSFestival of Lively Arts for Young People, CBS, 1976
  • Hal McKain, "A Movie Star's Daughter," ABC Afterschool Special, ABC, 1979
  • Dan Alexander, "Mystery at Fire Island," CBS Children's Mystery Theatre, CBS, 1981
  • "Eugene O'Neill: A Glory of Ghosts," American Masters, 1985
  • Also appeared in Shadow of a Gunman.
  • Miniseries
  • Morgan Harris, Anne of Avonlea: The Continuing Story of Anne of GreenGables (also known as Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel), The Disney Channel, 1987
  • Episodic
  • "Is There a Good Samaritan in the House?" The Young Lawyers, ABC,1970
  • "Death on Sunday," The F.B.I., ABC, 1971
  • Chris Truitt, "Bushwack!" Alias Smith and Jones, ABC, 1972
  • "Canyon of No Return," The F.B.I., ABC, 1972
  • Circle of Fear, NBC, 1975
  • Jack Mitchell, "The Las Vegas Strangler," Starsky and Hutch, 1976
  • "Thanksgiving," Police Story, 1976
  • Dr. Christopher, "Snake Eyes: Part 1," Quincy, 1977
  • Major Burton Cannon, "Hot Shot," Baa Baa Black Sheep, NBC, 1977
  • Bill Thompson, "The Last of the Stubings/The Million Dollar Man/The Sisters," The Love Boat, 1978
  • Commander Jed Kimball, "Deadly Music," The Bionic Woman, 1978
  • "Bird of Prey," Tales of the Unexpected, NBC, 1979
  • Guthrie Browne, "Back Home," The Equalizer, CBS, 1985
  • Sam Henderson, "The Kona Winds," Magnum, P.I., CBS, 1985
  • John Dunson, "Hearts Divided," Hotel, ABC, 1986
  • Nils Anderson, "Home at Last," Wonderworks, PBS, 1988
  • Cooper, "Brother Future," Wonderworks, PBS, 1991
  • Gary Wallace, "His Hour Upon the Stage," Law & Order, NBC, 1991
  • Everett Buffum, "The Dream Team," Murder, She Wrote, 1995
  • Robert Alexander, Sr., "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun," Land's End, syndicated, 1996
  • "Corpus Delicti," Law & Order, NBC, 1996
  • Dr. Jordan, "Another Day," The Practice, ABC, 1998
  • Dr. Jordan, "Checkmate," The Practice, ABC, 1998
  • Judge Jordan, "Power Play," Michael Hayes, CBS, 1998
  • Mr. Kelly, "Admissions," Law & Order, NBC, 1999
  • Also appeared in The Bold Ones, NBC; The Guest House; Medical Center, CBS; and The Mod Squad, ABC.
  • Other
  • Guests of the Nation, 1981
  • Audio Books
  • Reader, Flight of the Intruder, by Stephen Coonts, Audio PartnersPublishing, 1987

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