Frank Whaley

Frank Whaley

Highest Rated: 94% The Freshman (1990)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Jul 20, 1963

Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, USA

A boyishly handsome actor-turned-writer/director, Frank Whaley entered films as the youthful version of Francis Phelan (played as an adult by Jack Nicholson) in "Ironweed" (1987) and again essayed the teenaged version of another screen icon, this time Burt Lancaster, in the Oscar-nominated "Field of Dreams" (1989). These turns plus his harrowing portrayal of a heroin-addicted Vietnam vet in Oliver Stone's "Born on the Fourth of July" (also 1989) helped him land his first leading role in "Cold Dog Soup" (1990), a bizarre "After Hours"-clone requiring him to perform CPR on an expired hound, which unfortunately ran out of steam halfway through. Whaley continued to shine as a supporting player in Andrew Bergman's "The Freshman" (also 1990), helping Matthew Broderick import a Komodo dragon for the mob, and as guitarist Robby Krieger in Stone's biopic "The Doors" (1991) but stumbled as the likable, lying lead of the John Hughes-written-and-produced "Career Opportunities" (also 1991), an idea insufficient to stretch to feature length.

Highest rated movies

The Freshman
A Midnight Clear
Field of Dreams Born on the Fourth of July
Rob the Mob
Swimming With Sharks
Cold Moon
The Shed

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
0% 30% Private Property Ed Hogate (Character) - 2022
62% 37% The Shed Bane (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet 88% Wish Man Tom Wells (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet 62% Warning Shot David (Character) - 2018
9% 97% Against the Night Detective Ramsey (Character) - 2017
56% 45% The Outskirts Herb (Character) - 2017
70% 35% Cold Moon Sheriff Ted Hale (Character) - 2016
32% 51% Monster Trucks Wade Coley (Character) $33.2M 2016
50% 65% Like Sunday, Like Rain Director,
Screenwriter
$27.1K 2014
81% 57% Rob the Mob Agent Frank Hurd (Character) $206.9K 2014
No Score Yet 50% Aftermath Eric (Character) $3.0K 2013
56% 52% Janie Jones Chuck (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 28% As Good as Dead Aaron (Character) $1.5K 2010
No Score Yet 7% The Cell 2 Duncan (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 96% Ruffian Bill Nack (Character) - 2007
8% 23% New York City Serenade Director,
Writer
- 2007
No Score Yet 38% Cherry Crush Wade Chandling (Character) - 2007
55% 42% Vacancy Mason (Character) $18.9M 2007
No Score Yet 16% Crazy Eights Brent Sykes (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 33% Where There's a Will Richie Greene (Character) - 2006
43% 40% Mrs. Harris George Bolen (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 43% Arthur Hailey's Detective Brewmaster (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 64% A Good Night to Die Chad (Character) - 2003
40% 36% The Jimmy Show Jimmy O'Brien (Character),
Director,
Original Music
$703 2002
No Score Yet 70% Pursuit of Happiness Alan (Character) - 2001
26% 40% Chelsea Walls Lynny (Character) $59.7K 2001
67% 73% Joe the King Director,
Writer
$59.0K 1999
No Score Yet 100% The Wall Bishop (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 75% When Trumpets Fade Medic Chamberlain (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 0% Bombshell Malcolm Garvey (Character) - 1997
43% 31% Went to Coney Island on a Mission From God ... Be Back by Five Skee-Ball Weasel (Character) $16.0K 1997
57% 47% Retroactive Brian (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Glam Franky Syde (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dead Man's Gun Cole (Character) - 1997
17% 9% The Winner Joey (Character) - 1996
53% 44% Broken Arrow Giles Prentice (Character) $70.6M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Homage Archie Landrum (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cafe Society Mickey Jelke (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 48% The Desperate Trail Walter Cooper (Character) - 1994
76% 79% Swimming With Sharks Guy (Character) $34.7K 1994
43% 47% I.Q. Frank (Character) $25.2M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fatal Deception: Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald Lee Harvey Oswald (Character) - 1993
56% 79% Swing Kids Arvid (Character) $5.4M 1993
No Score Yet 79% To Dance With the White Dog James (Character) - 1993
88% 79% A Midnight Clear Paul `'Father'` Mundy (Character) $580.9K 1992
52% 59% Hoffa Young Kid (Character) $23.3M 1992
No Score Yet 25% Back in the USSR Archer (Character) - 1992
39% 37% Career Opportunities Jim Dodge (Character) $11.0M 1991
57% 79% The Doors Robby Krieger (Character) $32.7M 1991
No Score Yet 82% Cold Dog Soup Michael Latchmer (Character) - 1990
94% 61% The Freshman Steve Bushak, Clark's Roommate (Character) $20.7M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flying Blind Joey (Character) - 1990
86% 76% Born on the Fourth of July Timmy (Character) $68.8M 1989
44% 62% Little Monsters Boy (Character) $542.9K 1989
87% 86% Field of Dreams Archie Graham (Character) $61.8M 1989

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 58% Bull Ray Peterman (Guest Star) 2017 2020
64% 92% Deception Charles Quaid (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet 74% MacGyver Unknown (Guest Star) 2017
95% 89% Elementary Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
87% 70% Marvel's Luke Cage Rafael Scarfe (Character) 2016
No Score Yet 64% Chicago Med Chuck Gleason (Guest Star) 2016
68% 62% Madoff Harry Markopolos (Character) 2016
No Score Yet 63% Unforgettable Jim Garrett (Guest Star) 2016
72% 86% Ray Donovan Van Miller (Guest Star) 2013 2015
68% 46% Under the Dome Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2015
77% 67% Gotham Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
91% 80% The Blacklist Karl Hoffman (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 88% Blue Bloods Gary Heller (Guest Star) 2012-2013
43% 66% NYC 22 Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 76% Medium Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
88% 94% Burn Notice Josh Wagner (Guest Star) 2010
97% 87% Ugly Betty Mr. Sparks (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Navy Commander Grant Marcus (Guest Star) 2008
90% 96% House Robert Elliot (Guest Star) 2007
86% 91% Boston Legal Frankie Cox (Guest Star) 2007
92% 92% Curb Your Enthusiasm Peter Hagen (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 82% NCIS Jeffrey White (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
50% 80% The Twilight Zone Unknown (Character) 2002
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strange Frequency Unknown (Character) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shake, Rattle & Roll Unknown (Character) 1999
92% No Score Yet Buddy Faro Unknown (Character) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dead Man's Gun Unknown (Character) 1997
No Score Yet 100% The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1995
No Score Yet 100% The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1988