Frankie R. Faison

Frankie Faison

Highest Rated: 100% Premium (2006)

Lowest Rated: 0% Exterminator 2 (1984)

Birthday: Jun 10, 1949

Birthplace: Newport News, Virginia, USA

Along with being a regular on television, Frankie R. Faison was the only actor to appear in all three Hannibal Lecter movies starring Anthony Hopkins: 1991's "The Silence of the Lambs," 2001's "Hannibal," and 2002's "Red Dragon." Not only that, but Faison also had a part in "Manhunter," an earlier adaptation of "Red Dragon" by director Michael Mann (albeit as a different character than in the other films). His early career included playing a detective in the cult film "Cat People" (1982) which led to more movies of varying quality. Faison closed the decade strong with supporting roles in the hit comedy "Coming to America" (1988) and Spike Lee's critically-acclaimed drama "Do the Right Thing" (1989) (as well as a Tony nomination for the play "Fences"). The opportunity to star on a television series arrived with "True Colors" (Fox 1990-92), a sitcom about an interracial marriage between a black man and a white woman; however, Faison, who starred as dentist Ronald Freeman, was replaced in 1991 after the first season. He spent the rest of the decade alternating between films and guest appearances on television shows. Toward the end of the '90s, Faison got to co-star in "Prey" (ABC 1998), a short-lived science-fiction series, and a few years later began starring as Ervin Burrell, a police officer whose career ascends and falls over the course of the critically-acclaimed drama "The Wire" (HBO 2002-08). During his time on "The Wire," he also appeared in numerous movies, including Tyler Perry's "Meet the Browns" (2008). After appearing in John Krasinki's "Brief Interviews with Hideous Men" (2009), Faison appeared on the soap opera "One Life to Live" (ABC 1968-2012) for three years. Along with a recurring role on police drama "Blue Bloods" (CBS 2010- ), Faison co-starred in the cable series "Banshee" (Cinemax 2013-16) and in Marvel superhero series "Luke Cage" (Netflix 2016- ).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
20% 23% The Grudge William Matheson (Character) $21.2M 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain Unknown (Character) - 2020
33% 78% An Actor Prepares Deacon Frank Dodge (Character) - 2018
59% 87% The Case for Christ Joe Dubois (Character) $14.7M 2017
63% No Score Yet The Sounding Roland (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Other Home Donald Marbury (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet An American Girl Story - Melody 1963: Love Has to Win Unknown (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Smoke Filled Lungs Stanley (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trouble & the Shadowy Deathblow Georgia (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Assumption of Risk Dr. Paulson (Character) - 2014
29% 39% Tio Papi Gilly (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Away From Here Carl (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 79% Cowgirls 'n Angels Augustus (Character) $119.8K 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cookout 2 JoJo Anderson (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 37% Mayor Cupcake Lenny Davis (Character) - 2011
27% 50% Splinterheads Pope (Character) $16.4K 2009
38% 42% Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant Rhamus Twobellies (Character) $13.8M 2009
40% 32% Brief Interviews With Hideous Men Subject 42 (Character) $27.9K 2009
66% 72% Adam Harlan (Character) $2.3M 2009
0% 20% Breaking Point Judge Green (Character) - 2009
75% 65% Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist Ticket Salesman (Character) $31.5M 2008
46% 61% My Blueberry Nights Travis (Character) $866.8K 2007
100% 64% Premium Phil (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Messengers Tom Mabry (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 25% Crutch Jerry (Character) $6.2K 2004
83% 54% In Good Company Corwin (Character) $45.5M 2004
13% 37% Highwaymen Macklin (Character) $367K 2004
5% 37% The Cookout JoJo Anderson (Character) $11.5M 2004
80% 50% America Brown Coach Bryant (Character) - 2004
15% 55% White Chicks Section Chief Elliott Gordon (Character) $69.1M 2004
8% 64% Gods and Generals Jim Lewis (Character) $12.9M 2003
68% 74% Red Dragon Barney (Character) $92.9M 2002
25% 25% Showtime Lt. Winship (Character) $37.9M 2002
82% 50% The Sleepy Time Gal Jimmy Dupree (Character) - 2001
20% 40% Down to Earth Whitney Daniels (Character) $64.2M 2001
83% 71% Thirteen Conversations About One Thing Dick (Character) $3.3M 2001
39% 62% Hannibal Barney (Character) $165.1M 2001
No Score Yet 44% A Little Inside Tom Donner (Character) - 1999
70% 77% The Thomas Crown Affair Detective Paretti (Character) $69.3M 1999
No Score Yet 67% Julian Po Sheriff Leon (Character) $50.7K 1997
63% 76% Mother Night Robert Sterling Wilson (Character) $390.5K 1996
13% 38% The Rich Man's Wife Detective Ron Lewis (Character) $8.5M 1996
No Score Yet 28% Jaded Henry Broker (Character) - 1996
20% 37% The Stupids The Lloyd (Character) $2.4M 1996
29% 57% Roommates Professor Martin (Character) $12.1M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heading Home Unknown (Character) - 1995
62% 60% Sommersby Joseph (Character) $46.4M 1993
18% 25% Freejack Eagle Man (Character) $15.8M 1992
93% 90% Do the Right Thing Coconut Sid (Character) $26M 1989
15% 49% Maximum Overdrive Handy (Character) $6M 1986
0% 31% Exterminator 2 Be Gee (Character) - 1984
61% 46% Cat People Det. Brandt (Character) - 1982
92% 77% Ragtime Gang Member 1 (Character) - 1981

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE CINEMAX: Banshee Sugar Bates (Character) 2020
59% 87% God Friended Me Mr. Johnson (Guest Star) 2020
No Score Yet 86% The Village Ron Davis (Character) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sister Circle Guest 2019
No Score Yet 73% Hawaii Five-0 Leroy Davis (Guest Star) 2018
97% 78% The Good Fight Pastor Jeremiah Easton (Guest Star) 2017
89% 90% Banshee Sugar Bates (Character) 2013-2016
94% 92% The Good Wife Jeremiah Easton (Guest Star) 2014-2015 2010
57% 92% Forever Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
23% 59% Black Box Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 75% Unforgettable Mayor Beverly (Guest Star) 2014
95% 89% Elementary Judge Brewster O'Hare (Guest Star) 2013
83% 80% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2013 2009
No Score Yet 87% Lie to Me Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 89% Blue Bloods Jeffords (Guest Star) 2010
94% 97% The Wire Comm. Ervin H. Burrell (Character) 2008 2006 2002-2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jury Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
33% No Score Yet Prey Det. Ray Peterson (Character) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cosby Unknown (Guest Star) 1997-1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet New York Undercover Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
33% No Score Yet True Colors Ronald Freeman (Character) 1990-1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Monsters Unknown (Character) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kate & Allie Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE HBO: The Wire Comm. Ervin H. Burrell (Character)
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stephen King's The Langoliers Unknown (Character)

QUOTES FROM Frankie Faison CHARACTERS

Dick Lacey says: Life only makes sense when you look at it backwards. Too bad we have to live it forwards.

Landlord says: Damn shame what they did to that dog...

Landlord says: hey stu! your rent's due

Landlord says: Hey Stu, your rent's due, motherfucker!