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Frank Whaley

Frank Whaley began his film career in 1986 as the young Francis Phelan in Hector Babenco's Ironweed, starring opposite Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep. Since then he has appeared in more than 60 film and television productions including Field of Dreams with Kevin Costner, The Freshman with Marlon Brando and Born On The Fourth of July with Tom Cruise. Other film credits include Career Opportunities, The Doors, JFK, Hoffa, Swing Kids, Pulp Fiction and his memorable turn as Kevin Spacey's beleaguered assistant in Swimming with Sharks. He appeared in School of Rock, Red Dragon and last summer's blockbuster World Trade Center, which teamed him with director Oliver Stone for the fourth time.

Whaley's television credits include: Mrs. Harris opposite Annette Bening, When Trumpets Fade and the HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm. He also starred in Homage with Blythe Danner and The Wall with Edward James Olmos. Whaley has starred in numerous television movies and mini-series including To Dance With The White Dog with Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy, Fatal Deception with Helena Bonham Carter and The Desperate Trail with Sam Elliot. Frank stars opposite Sam Shepard in the upcoming ABC/ ESPN movie Ruffian. Whaley resides in New York City with his wife Heather and their two children.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
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Frank Whaley Facts

OccupationDirector, Screenwriter, Actor
BirthdayJuly 20, 1963 (60)
BirthplaceSyracuse, New York, USA

Selected Filmography

Not available.