Frank Whaley

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Frank Whaley

American film and television actor known for his roles in independent films add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1963.

Countries: United States (81%), United Kingdom (6%), (6%)

Main connections: Kevin Spacey, Burt Lancaster, Kevin Costner

Linked to: Anthony A. Henninger High School, CBS, NBC,




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Frank Whaley was born in 1963 add something


Whaley graduated from Anthony A. Henninger High School in 1981 and later from University at Albany add something


Whaley made his film debut in 1987's "Ironweed", and performed mostly in made-for-TV movies until 1989, when he appeared in "Field of Dreams" alongside Burt Lancaster and Kevin Costner, and "Born on the Fourth of July" alongside Tom Cruise add something


Moonlight Graham - His story was popularized by "Shoeless Joe", a novel by W. P. Kinsella, and the subsequent 1989 film "Field of Dreams", starring Kevin Costner, and featuring Burt Lancaster and Frank Whaley as older and younger incarnations of Graham


His father died in the 1990s of health problems related to alcoholism add something


In 1991, Whaley starred in the John Hughes production "Career Opportunities" alongside Jennifer Connelly add something


This latter film began a long collaboration with director Oliver Stone, including 1991's "The Doors", in which he played Robby Krieger, and, in the same year, "JFK", in which he played a conspirator in the JFK assassination add something


Born on the Fourth of July (film) - Another star, Frank Whaley, would join Stone for the 1991 films "The Doors" and "JFK"


Jennifer Connelly - Connelly's next movie was the 1991 romantic comedy "Career Opportunities", starring alongside Frank Whaley


He appeared in his second leading film role in 1994's "Swimming with Sharks", in which he starred opposite Kevin Spacey add something


Swimming with Sharks - "'Swimming With Sharks"' is a 1994 American comedy-drama film written and directed by George Huang, and stars Kevin Spacey, Frank Whaley and Michelle Forbes


In 1998, he started a regular role on the short-lived CBS series "Buddy Faro" add something


He made his writing-directorial debut in his own independent film, "Joe the King", in 1999, featuring his "Doors" costar Val Kilmer and longtime friend and colleague Ethan Hawke in starring roles add something


In 2001, he married Heather Bucha, an actress and writer, with whom he has two children add something


Alex Hyde-White - Through his production company TMG, named after his mentor, Washington attorney Steven Martindale, he produced the 2002 independent romantic drama, "Pursuit of Happiness" which starred Frank Whaley, Annabeth Gish, Adam Baldwin and featured comedienne Jean Stapleton in a cameo as the advertising agency's owner


He starred as the villain in Screen Gems' 2007 horror film "Vacancy" alongside Luke Wilson and Kate Beckinsale, and guest starred on the April 10, 2007 episode of "Boston Legal" where he plays a man who tried to alter the crime scene of a murder his brother committed add something


Anthony Michael Hall - Hall starred in "Aftermath", a 2010 independent crime-drama film, with Tony Danza and Frank Whaley


Debra Messing - Messing will next star alongside Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong and Leighton Meester in Frank Whaley's film "Like Sunday, Like Rain", which began filming in September 2013


He has directed the 2014 film "Like Sunday, Like Rain", starring Debra Messing, Leighton Meester and Billie Joe Armstrong add something


In 2015, Whaley will appear on Paramount Animation's first live-action/animation film, "Monster Trucks", which stars Jane Levy, Lucas Till, Amy Ryan, Holt McCallany, Danny Glover, Chad Willett, Barry Pepper, Thomas Lennon, Tucker Albrizzi, Adrian Formosa, and Rob Lowe add something


It opened in March 2015 and The New York Times called it a "sentimental intersection of two lives ' and the Los Angeles Times called it "quite a wonderful journey" add something


In 2016, Whaley had a role in Paramount Animation's first mostly live-action film, "Monster Trucks", and in 2017, he will appear in the teen film "The Outskirts", opposite Victoria Justice add something