Frank Faylen

Frank Faylen

Highest Rated: 100% The Lusty Men (1952)

Lowest Rated: 67% Detective Story (1951)

Birthday: Dec 8, 1905

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Veteran character player, who first appeared onstage at the age of eighteen months in parents vaudeville act. In his 20s Faylen made the transition from a vaudeville song-and-dance man to touch guys in films of the 1930s. One of his most memorable performances is as the sadistic male nurse in "The Lost Weekend" (1945). Faylen also played archetypal 1950s teenager Dobie Gillis's father on the popular TV series, "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" (1959-63).

Highest rated movies

Riot in Cell Block 11
99 River Street
The Lusty Men
Road to Rio
The Blue Dahlia
The Grapes of Wrath
The Lost Weekend
It's a Wonderful Life

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
93% 85% Funny Girl Keeney (Character) $223.3K 1968
No Score Yet 44% The Monkey's Uncle Mr. Dearborne (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 17% When the Boys Meet the Girls Phin Gray (Character) - 1965
85% 69% Gunfight at the O.K. Corral Sheriff Cotton Wilson (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 61% Away All Boats Chief Phillip P. "Pappy" Moran (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 42% 7th Cavalry Sgt. Kruger (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Brave Men Enos Warren (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Everything but the Truth "Mac" McMillan (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Terror at Midnight Fred Hill (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 17% The McConnell Story Sfc. Sykes (Character) - 1955
100% 76% Riot in Cell Block 11 Commissioner Haskell (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lone Gun Fairweather (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 50% Red Garters Billy Buckett (Character) - 1954
100% 80% 99 River Street Stan Hogan (Character) - 1953
100% 83% The Lusty Men Al Dawson (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 43% Hangman's Knot Cass Browne (Character) - 1952
80% 64% The Sniper Police Insp. Anderson (Character) - 1952
67% 71% Detective Story Det. Gallagher (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 59% My Favorite Spy Newton (Character) - 1951
71% 73% Fourteen Hours Walter, room service waiter (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Passage West Curly (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 53% Convicted Convict Ponti (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 20% Copper Canyon Mullins (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 54% The Nevadan Jeff (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Eagle and the Hawk Red' Hyatt (Character) - 1950
80% 68% Francis Sgt. Chillingbacker (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Race Street Phil Dickson (Character) - 1948
83% 62% Blood on the Moon Jake Pindalest (Character) - 1948
83% 61% Whispering Smith Whitey Du Sang (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 43% The Perils of Pauline Mr. Joe Gurt (Character) - 1947
100% 77% Road to Rio Trigger (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 67% Welcome Stranger Bill Walters (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Easy Come, Easy Go Boss (Character) - 1947
81% 85% To Each His Own Babe (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 78% California Whitey (Character) - 1946
100% 72% The Blue Dahlia Man recommending a motel (Character) - 1946
94% 95% It's a Wonderful Life Ernie Bishop, Taxi Driver (Character) $3.3M 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Our Hearts Were Growing Up Federal Agent (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Years Before the Mast Hansen (Character) - 1946
83% 66% Blue Skies Mack (Character) - 1946
98% 90% The Lost Weekend `Bim" Nolan, Male Nurse (Character) - 1945
86% 72% The Canterville Ghost Lieutenant Kane (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 40% Mystery of the 13th Guest Speed Dugan (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 67% Slightly Dangerous Gateman (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Prairie Chickens Clem (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nazty Nuisance Seaman Benson (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Yanks Ahoy German (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Silver Skates Eddie (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Taxi, Mister Silk (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Three Seaman Benson (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Joe Smith, American Man in Waiting Room with Matches (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 70% Somewhere I'll Find You Slim (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fall In Captain Gillis (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Devil With Hitler Unknown (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 54% Footsteps in the Dark Gus (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thieves Fall Out Pick (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 53% No Time for Comedy Cab Driver (Character) - 1940
100% 88% The Grapes of Wrath Tim Wallace, camp commiteeman (Character) - 1940
92% 71% They Drive by Night Driver in cafe (uncredited) (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Married and in Love Jim Carter (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nick Carter, Master Detective Pete Foley (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Place to Go Pete Shafter (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Slapsie Maxie's Tiger Dorsey, the Champ (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dance, Charlie, Dance Ted Parks (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Public Wedding Trainman (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cherokee Strip Joe Brady (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 88% Ever Since Eve Bandit Leader (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Case of the Stuttering Bishop Charlie Downs (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Down the Stretch Ben (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 66% Bullets or Ballots Gatley (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet King of Hockey Unknown (Character) - 1936

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Girl Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Petticoat Junction Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet 100% The Beverly Hillbillies Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Mother the Car Conrad Byron (Guest Star) 1965-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dobie Gillis Herbert T. Gillis (Character) 1959-1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1959