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Frankie Avalon

Highest Rated:   80% Casino (1995)
Lowest Rated:   8% Troop Beverly Hills (1989)
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One of the more talented members of the "Philadelphia school" of rock-n-rollers, Frankie Avalon was the reigning teen singing idol from 1958 through 1960. Devotees of American Bandstand will hold affectionate memories of such Avalon top-tenners as "Gingerbread" and "Venus." Avalon made a gradual transition from singer to actor beginning in 1957. He successfully essayed supporting roles in such films as Guns of the Timberland (1960) and The Alamo (1960) before starring in a string of inexpensive but moneymaking "Beach Party" flicks for American-International. As his film stardom eclipsed in the early 1970s, Avalon returned to singing, briefly starring in the 1976 nostalgia-oriented TV variety series Easy Does It. In 1987, Frankie Avalon was reteamed with his "Beach Party" leading lady Annette Funicello in the retro film musical Back to the Beach (1987), which he also co-produced. Over the next few years he could be seen in cameo performances portraying himself in a diverse string of projects including Troop Beverly Hills, the kid-friendly ABC sitcom Full House, and Martin Scorsese's violent Vegas gangster film Casino. In 1995 he reteamed with many of his old co-horts, including Annette and Dick Clark, for the feel-good made-for-TV showbiz film A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes: The Annette Funicello Story.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Movie Songs Live
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Charlie Gracie: Fabulous! An Intimate Portrait of a Rock Pioneer
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet The Fabulous '50s
  • Actor
2002
80% Casino
  • Himself
1995
No Score Yet The Stoned Age
  • Himself
1994
8% Troop Beverly Hills
  • Himself
1989
No Score Yet Pee-Wee's Playhouse: Christmas Special
  • Actor
1988
71% Back to the Beach
  • Annette's Husband
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
1987
No Score Yet Blood Song
  • Actor
1982
77% Grease
  • Teen Angel
1978
No Score Yet The Haunted House of Horror, (Horror House)
  • Chris
1970
36% Skidoo
  • Angie
1968
No Score Yet The Million Eyes of Su-Muru
  • Tommy Carter
1967
No Score Yet Thunder Alley
  • Actor
1967
No Score Yet Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs
  • Craig Gamble
1966
No Score Yet Fireball 500
  • Dave
1966
No Score Yet Sergeant Deadhead
  • Sergeant O.K. Deadhead / Sergeant Donovan
1965
No Score Yet How to Stuff a Wild Bikini
  • Frankie
1965
No Score Yet Ski Party
  • Todd Armstrong
1965
No Score Yet I'll Take Sweden
  • Kenny Klinger
1965
80% Beach Blanket Bingo
  • Frankie
1965
29% Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine
  • Craig Gamble
1965
33% Pajama Party
  • Socum
1964
No Score Yet Bikini Beach
  • Frankie/Potato Bug
1964
No Score Yet Muscle Beach Party
  • Frankie
1964
43% Beach Party
  • Frankie
1963
No Score Yet El Valle de las espadas (The Castillian) (Valley of the Swords)
  • Jerifan
1963
No Score Yet Operation Bikini
  • Seaman Joseph Malzone
1963
No Score Yet Drums Of Africa
  • Brian Ferrers
1963
No Score Yet Castilian
  • Actor
1963
67% Panic in Year Zero! (End of the World)
  • Rick Baldwin
1962
75% Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
  • Chip Romano
1961
50% The Alamo
  • Smitty
1960
No Score Yet Alakazam the Great
  • Actor
1960
No Score Yet Guns of the Timberland
  • Bert
1960
No Score Yet Jamboree
  • Himself
1958

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet American Idol
2002-2016
  • Performer
  • 2009
No Score Yet Full House
1987-1995
  • Himself
  • 1991

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