Frankie Avalon

Frankie Avalon

Highest Rated: 80% Casino (1995)

Lowest Rated: 29% Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965)

Birthday: Sep 18, 1939

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

A pop crooner and teen idol during the late 1950s, singer Frankie Avalon transformed into a movie star via a string of surf-and-sand musicals in the 1960s like "Beach Party" (1963) and "Muscle Beach Party" (1964). Slight of stature and build but handsome and charismatic in an eminently safe and approachable way, Avalon wooed teenage girls with light romantic tunes like "Venus" and "Why," both of which shot to the top of the charts. When rock and roll took over the music business in the 1960s, he shifted fulltime to films, where he teamed with Annette Funicello for the silly but watchable beach party films. In ensuing decades, he was a familiar face on television and the occasional film, most notably 1978's "Grease" as the Teen Angel, and always happy to revisit the nostalgia of his career for new audiences. If his body of work was lightweight, it was also well loved, which ensured Avalon's place in pop culture history.

Highest rated movies

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
Beach Blanket Bingo
Back to the Beach
Panic in Year Zero
The Alamo
Beach Party
Skidoo
Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 96% Papa Jack Freidman (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes: The Annette Funicello Story Self - 1995
80% 93% Casino Self $42.4M 1995
No Score Yet 69% The Stoned Age Self - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet American Bandstand's 40th Anniversary Special Unknown (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 74% Pee-Wee's Playhouse: Christmas Special Unknown (Character) - 1988
71% 63% Back to the Beach Annette's Husband (Character),
Executive Producer
$12.2M 1987
No Score Yet 20% Blood Song Paul Foley (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Take Danny James (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 21% Horror House Chris (Character) - 1969
42% 41% Skidoo Angie (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 13% The Million Eyes of Su-Muru Agent Tommy Carter (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 35% Fireball 500 Dave Owens (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 33% How to Stuff a Wild Bikini Frankie (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 39% Ski Party Todd Armstrong (Character) - 1965
29% 43% Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine Craig Gamble (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 0% Sergeant Deadhead Sergeant O.K. Deadhead/Sergeant Donovan (Character) - 1965
73% 52% Beach Blanket Bingo Frankie (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 32% I'll Take Sweden Kenny Klinger (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 40% Muscle Beach Party Frankie (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 39% Bikini Beach Frankie/Potato Bug (Character) - 1964
43% 42% Beach Party Frankie (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Drums of Africa Brian Ferrers (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Castilian Jerifán (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Operation Bikini Seaman Joseph Malzone (Character) - 1963
67% 62% Panic in Year Zero Rick Baldwin (Character) - 1962
76% 39% Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Lt (j.g.) Danny Romano (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 50% Alakazam the Great Alakazam (singing voice) (Voice) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Guns of the Timberland Bert Harvey (Character) - 1960
52% 63% The Alamo Smitty (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jamboree Self - 1957

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 75% Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Renegade Dan Travis (Guest Star) 1996
43% No Score Yet Burke's Law Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 80% Full House Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happy Days Frankie Avalon (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Norm Crosby's Comedy Shop Guest 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story David Koslenko (Character) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here's Lucy Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lucy Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Combat! Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Novak Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jack Benny Program Guest 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet You Bet Your Life Guest 1961

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