Frankie Avalon Biography (1940-)

Full name, Francis Thomas Avallone; born September 18, 1940, in Philadelphia,PA; married Kay Diebel, 1962; children: eight (including Frank Jr., an actor). Addresses: Agent: Jack Gilardi, International Creative Management,8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211-1934.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, singer, cabaret and nightclub entertainer
Birth Details
September 18, 1940
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Himself, Jamboree (also known as Disc Jockey Jamboree), Warner Bros., 1957
  • Voice of Alakazam, Alakazam the Great (also known as The Enchanted Monkey and Saiyu-ki), AM/INT, 1960
  • Bert Harry (some sources cite Bert Harvey), Guns of the Timberland(also known as Stampede), Warner Bros., 1960
  • Smitty, The Alamo, United Artists, 1960
  • Lieutenant Danny Romano, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1961
  • Rodney, Sail a Crooked Ship, Columbia, 1962
  • Jerifan, El valle de las espadas (also known as The Castilian and Valley of the Swords), 1962, Warner Bros., 1963
  • Rick Baldwin, Panic in the Year Zero (also known as End of theWorld), American International Pictures, 1962
  • Seaman Joseph Malzone, Operation Bikini (also known as The Seafighters), American International Pictures, 1963
  • Brian Ferrers, Drums of Africa, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1963
  • Frankie, Beach Party, American International Pictures, 1963
  • Socum, Pajama Party (also known as The Maid and the Martian), American International Pictures, 1964
  • Frankie, Muscle Beach Party, American International Pictures, 1964
  • Frankie and Potato Bug, Bikini Beach, American International Pictures, 1964
  • Todd Armstrong/Jane, Ski Party, American International Pictures, 1965
  • Frankie, Beach Blanket Bingo, American International Pictures, 1965
  • Jet Set, 1965
  • Kenny Klinger, I'll Take Sweden, United Artists, 1965
  • Sergeant O. K. Deadhead (title role)/Sergeant Donovan, Sergeant Deadhead (also known as Sergeant Deadhead, the Astronut), American International Pictures, 1965
  • (Uncredited) Frankie, How to Stuff a Wild Bikini, 1965
  • Craig Gamble, Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (also known as Dr. G and the Bikini Machine), American International Pictures, 1965
  • Dave, Fireball 500, American International Pictures, 1966
  • Thunder Alley (also known as Hell Drivers), 1967
  • Tommy Carter, The Million Eyes of Sumuru (also known as The 1000 Eyes of Su-Muru and The Slaves of Sumuru), American International Pictures, 1967
  • Angie, Skidoo, Paramount, 1968
  • Chris, Horror House (also known as The Dark and The Haunted House of Horror), 1969
  • Danny James, The Take, Columbia, 1974
  • Teen angel, Grease, Paramount, 1978
  • Paul, Blood Song (also known as Dream Slayer), 1982
  • The Big Kahuna, Back to the Beach, Paramount, 1987
  • Himself, Troop Beverly Hills, Columbia, 1989
  • Himself, The Stoned Age (also known as Tack's Chicks), Trimark Pictures, 1994
  • Himself, Casino, Universal, 1995
  • Film Work
  • Executive Producer
  • (With others) Back to the Beach, Paramount, 1987
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • Himself, A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes: The Annette Funicello Story, CBS, 1995
  • Episodic
  • American Bandstand, beginning 1957
  • Person to Person, CBS, 1960
  • "Emmy Lou," Shirley Temple Theater, ABC, 1960
  • "Ruth Becomes a Success," My Sister Eileen, CBS, 1961
  • "A Tumble from a High White Horse," Eleventh Hour, NBC, 1963
  • "The Frankie Avalon Show," The Jack Benny Program, CBS, 1963
  • Billy Farragut, "Incident at Faragut Pass," Rawhide, CBS, 1963
  • "Who Killed Cynthia Royal?," Burke's Law, ABC, 1963
  • "A Thousand Voices," Mr. Novak, NBC, 1963
  • "Who Killed the Strangler?," Burke's Law, ABC, 1965
  • Private Eddie Kane, "Brother, Brother!," Combat, ABC, 1965
  • "The Keefers Come Calling," Bing Crosby Show, ABC, 1965
  • "A Foggy Day in Brooklyn Heights," The Patty Duke Show, ABC, 1965
  • Hullabaloo, NBC, 1965-1966
  • "Lucy the Star Maker," The Lucy Show (also known as The LucilleBall Show), CBS, 1967
  • Jack, "Who's Afraid of Mother Goose" (some sources cite "Jack and Jill"),Off to See the Wizard, ABC, 1967
  • "A Friend in Deed," It Takes a Thief, ABC, 1969
  • "Love and the Tuba," Love, American Style, ABC, 1971
  • Himself, "The Carters Meet Frankie Avalon," Here's Lucy, CBS, 1973
  • Police Story, 1974
  • Nick Heider, "Computerman/Parlez-vous/Memories of You," Love Boat,ABC, 1978
  • $weepstake$, NBC, 1979
  • Fantasy Island, ABC, 1980
  • Himself, "Poobah Doo Dah," Happy Days, ABC, 1982
  • Himself, "Joey Goes Hollywood," Full House, 1991
  • Johnny Fingers, "Who Killed the World's Greatest Chef?," Burke's Law, CBS, 1995
  • Dan Travis, "High Rollers," Renegade, 1996
  • Himself, "Beach Blanket Bizarro," Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, TheWB, 2001
  • Guest panelist, The Celebrity Game; also appeared on Arthur Murray's Houseparty, The Dinah Shore Show, The Ed Sullivan Show, Golden Circle Spectacular, The Milton Berle Show, The PatBoone Show, The Perry Como Show, The Steve Allen Show, andThe Tonight Show.
  • Specials
  • Frankie Avalon's Easter Special, syndicated, 1969
  • American Bandstand's 20th Anniversary Special, ABC, 1973
  • Saga of Sonora, NBC, 1973
  • Host, "The Early Years, 1955-1958," Roots of Rock 'n' Roll, 1981
  • The Real Trivial Pursuit, 1985
  • Fabian's Good Time Rock `n' Roll, 1985
  • American Bandstand's 33 1/3 Celebration, ABC, 1985
  • Miss Teen USA, CBS, 1986
  • Liberty Weekend, ABC, 1986
  • "The Golden Boys of Bandstand," On Stage at Wolf Trap, PBS, 1986
  • Frankie, The Drug Knot, CBS, 1986
  • American Music Awards, 1986
  • Cohost, America Picks the No. 1 Songs, ABC, 1986
  • The Mother-Daughter Pageant 1987, syndicated, 1987
  • Host, Spring Break Reunion, syndicated, 1987
  • Pee-Wee's Playhouse Christmas (also known as Christmas Special and Pee-wee Herman's Christmas Special), CBS, 1988
  • Jackie Gleason: The Great One, CBS, 1988
  • Host, Opryland Celebrates 200 Years of America's Music, syndicated, 1988
  • Command Performance: An All-Star Salute to the President, ABC, 1989
  • Freedom Festival '89, CBS, 1989
  • MDA Jerry Lewis Telethon, syndicated, 1992
  • American Bandstand 40th Anniversary Special, ABC, 1992
  • More of the Best of the Hollywood Palace, ABC, 1993
  • American Bandstand's Teen Idols, NBC, 1994
  • Interviewee, The Life and Times of the Everly Brothers, TNN, 1996
  • Host, Ballyhoo!: The Hollywood Sideshow!, American Movie Classics,1996
  • Himself and teen angel, VH-1 Where Are They Now: Grease, VH1, 1998
  • Himself, Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970),2000
  • Himself and teen angel, VH1's Behind the Music: Grease, VH1, 2000
  • Other
  • Host, Easy Does It ... Starring Frankie Avalon (series; also knownas Easy Does It), CBS, 1976
  • The Beach Girls (pilot), NBC, 1978
  • Frankie and Annette: The Second Time Around (pilot), NBC, 1978
  • Stage Appearances
  • Godfather of the bride, Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding, Chicago, IL, 2001
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums
  • Swingin' on a Rainbow, Chancellor, 1959
  • The Young Frankie Avalon, Chancellor, 1959
  • Venus, 1959
  • You're My Life, 1960
  • Summer Scene, Chancellor, 1960
  • And Now about Mr. Avalon, Chancellor, 1961
  • A Whole Lot of Frankie, Chancellor, 1961
  • Frankie Avalon's Christmas Album, Chancellor, 1962
  • Italiano, Chancellor, 1962
  • You Are Mine, Chancellor, 1962
  • Christmas Album, Chancellor, 1962
  • Songs from Muscle Beach Party, United Artists, 1964
  • I Want You Near Me, Metromedia, 1970
  • Bobby Sox to Stockings, Ace, 1984
  • (With Annette Funicello) Back to Back, ERA, 1991
  • Singles include "Dede Dinah," Chancellor, 1958; "Ginger Bread," Chancellor, 1958; "I'll Wait for You," Chancellor, 1958; "Bobby Sox to Stockings"/"Boywithout a Girl," Chancellor, 1959; "Just Ask Your Heart," Chancellor, 1959;"Venus," Chancellor, 1959; "Why"/"Swingin' on a Rainbow," Chancellor, 1959; "Don't Throw Away All Those Teardrops," Chancellor, 1960; "Togetherness," Chancellor, 1960; "Where Are You," Chancellor, 1960; "You are Mine," Chancellor,1962; "Don't Let Love Pass Me By," "A Miracle," "A Perfect Love," "True, TrueLove," "Two Fools," "Who Else but You," and "You Excite Me."
  • Albums; Compilations
  • Cleopatra Plus 13 Other Great Hits, Chancellor, 1963
  • Hits of Frankie Avalon, United Artists, 1964
  • 16 Greatest Hits, ABC, 1973
  • Pick of Frankie Avalon, CBS, 1979
  • Best of Frankie Avalon, Creole, 1984
  • The Best of Frankie Avalon, MCA, 1985
  • The Frankie Avalon Collection, Castle Communications, 1990
  • Venus: The Best of Frankie Avalon, Varese Sarabande, 1995
  • Teen Idols: The Very Best of Frankie Avalon, Music Club, 1997
  • WRITINGS
  • Film Music
  • Songwriter for the film Hound Dog Man; songwriter, "Why," Shifshuf Naim.

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