Frank Whaley

Frank Whaley Bio, Wiki, Age, Family, Wife, Children, Salary and Net Worth.

Frank Whaley is a well known American actor, film director, screenwriter and a comedian. His roles include Brett in Pulp Fiction, Robbie Krieger in the Doors and young Archie “Moonlight” Graham in Field of Dreams.He is half Irish and half Sicilian. He left home at the age  of 18 and started being active in his career in the year 1987. His zodiac sign is Cancer.

Frank Whaley Wiki

Frank Whaley is a well known American actor, film director, screenwriter and a comedian. His roles include Brett in Pulp Fiction, Robbie Krieger in the Doors and young Archie “Moonlight” Graham in Field of Dreams.He is half Irish and half Sicilian. He left home at the age  of 18 and started being active in his career in the year 1987. His zodiac sign is Cancer.

Frank Whaley

Frank Whaley Biography

Whaley graduated from Anthony A. Henninger High School in 1981, a high school in the Syracuse City School District then later on, graduated from the State University of New York at Albany.

Frank Whaley made his film debut in 1987’s Ironweed, and 1989 appeared in Field of Dreams, alongside Burt Lancaster and Kevin Costner and Born on the Fourth of July, with Tom Cruise. The latter film began a long collaboration with director Oliver Stone, including The Doors in 1991, in which he played Robby Krieger and, in the same year, JFK, in which he played a conspirator in the JFK assassination. In 1990, Whaley appeared with Marlon Brando and Matthew Broderick in The Freshman.

In 1991 he starred in the John Hughes production Career Opportunities alongside Jennifer Connelly.
Over the next two years, he played supporting roles in movies such as Hoffa and Swing Kids. He appeared in his second leading film role, Swimming with Sharks in 1994, in which he starred opposite Kevin Spacey. During the same year, he played a supporting role as the doomed Brett, who was memorably killed by Samuel L. Jackson’s and John Travolta’s characters in Pulp Fiction.

In 1998, he started a regular role on the short-lived CBS series Buddy Faro. He has also appeared in episodes of The Dead Zone, Law & Order, and its spinoff Law & Order: Criminal Intent. He made his writing-directorial debut in his own independent film, Joe the King, in 1999, featuring his Doors costar Val Kilmer and longtime friend and colleague Ethan Hawke in starring roles. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and earned Whaley the prestigious Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award. His second film as writer and director, The Jimmy Show, starred Whaley and Carla Gugino. This film also premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

Whaley’s third film as writer and director, New York City Serenade, starring Chris Klein and Freddie Prinze, Jr., premiered at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival. He starred as the villain in the 2007 horror film Vacancy alongside Luke Wilson and Kate Beckinsale.

In 2014 he wrote and directed the film Like Sunday, Like Rain, starring Debra Messing, Leighton Meester and Billie Joe Armstrong. The film won six awards at the 2014 Williamsburg Independent Film Festival including Best Film, Best Director and acting nods for Billie Joe Armstrong, Leighton Meester, Debra Messing and Julian Shatkin. It opened in March 2015 and The New York Times called it a “sentimental intersection of two lives ‘ and the Los Angeles Times called it “quite a wonderful journey”
Whaley appeared as Van Miller in Season One of the Showtime series Ray Donovan, alongside Jon Voight and Liev Schreiber in 2014.

Whaley had a role in Paramount Animation’s first mostly live-action film, Monster Trucks in 2014, and in 2017, he appeared in the teen film The Outskirts, opposite Victoria Justice.

Whaley’s other film credits include World Trade Center, Red Dragon, Rob The Mob, School Of Rock, The Freshman, Broken Arrow, Little Monsters, A Midnight Clear, Janie Jones, IQ among numerous others.
Whaley’s television credits include Gotham, The Blacklist, CSI, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Psych, Burn Notice, Ugly Betty, Mrs. Harris, When Trumpets Fade, Boston Legal, Medium, Blue Bloods, Bull, MacGyver, Divorce, Elementary, Under the Dome, the TV mini-series Madoff, Alcatraz and many others.

Whaley has maintained his roots in the theater, working frequently with The New Group in NYC. He appeared in the New Group’s revival of Wallace Shawn’s Marie And Bruce opposite Marisa Tomei in 2011.

Frank Whaley Age

Frank Whaley celebrates his birthday on 20th July.

Frank Whaley Family

Frank Joseph Whaley was born and raised in Syracuse, New York. He is the son of Josephine (née Timilione) and Robert W. Whaley, Sr.  His abusive father died of health problems related to alcoholism in the 1990s. frank  has a brother by the name Robert Whaley .

Frank Whaley Wife

Heather Bucha is the name of Frank Whaley’s wife. The two got married back in 2001 and were blessed with two kids. Heather Bucha is an actress and writer, author of Eat Your Feelings: Recipes for Self-Loathing. The two have collaborated on the NBC pilot Lloyd of the House, and continue to write together.

Frank Whaley Children

Frank Whaley has two kids, a son and a daughter. His son has the name Buster Williams Whaley and his daughter is Tallulah Josephine Whaley.

Frank Whaley Height

He stands at a height of 1.71 m.

Frank Whaley Net Worth

Frank Whaley has a net worth of $ 3 million.

Frank Whaley Little Monsters

Little Monsters is a 1989 American black comedy film starring Fred Savage and Howie Mandel and directed by main titles maker magnate Richard Alan Greenberg. Little Monsters tells the story of a boy who befriends a real-life “monster under the bed” and discovers a secret world of monsters who sneak into children’s bedrooms at night to pull pranks on them.

Frank Whaley Jennifer Connelly

Jennifer Connelly is an American actress who began her career as a child model. She appeared in magazine, newspaper and television advertising, before she made her film acting debut in the crime film Once Upon a Time in America (1984).
Frank Whaley starred in an American romantic comedy alongside the co-star Jennifer Connelly. The film, “Career opportunities” (produced in 1991) had Frank Whaley in his first lead  role and co-starring Jennifer Connelly. It was written and co-produced by John Hughes and directed by Bryan Gordon.

Frank Whaley Burn Notice

Burn Notice(2007-2013)  is a TV series that had Frank Whaley as Josh Wagner.

Frank Whaley School Of Rock

School of Rock had Frank Whaley as Battle of The Bands Director. It is a 2003 comedy film directed by Richard Linklater, produced by Scott Rudin, and written by Mike White. The film stars Jack Black, Joan Cusack, White, and Sarah Silverman. Black plays struggling rock guitarist Dewey Finn, who is kicked out of his band and subsequently disguises himself as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. After witnessing the musical talent of his students, Dewey forms a band of fourth-graders to attempt to win the upcoming Battle of the Bands and pay off his rent.

The comedy was released on October 3 2003, by Paramount Pictures, grossing $131 million worldwide on a $35 million budget. The comedy film received a lot of positive reviews from critics with praise for Black’s performance. It was the highest grossing music-themed comedy of all time until it was overtaken in 2015, by Pitch Perfect 2. A stage musical adaptation, opened on Broadway in December 2015 and a television adaptation for Nickelodeon premiered on March 12 2016.

Frank Whaley Movies | TV Shows

  • The Jimmy Show
  • Vacancy (film)
  • Joe the King
  • Field of Dreams
  • Born on the Fourth of July
  • The Jimmy Show
  • Broken Arrow 1996
  • The Freshman 1990
  • Like Sunday, Like Rain
  • Swing Kids
  • Monster Trucks (film)
  • When Trumpets Fade
  • A Midnight Clear 1992
  • Hoffa 1992
  • Little Monsters
  • Cold Moon 2016
  • As Good as Dead 2010
  • Retroactive 1997
  • JFK (film)
  • Rob the Mob
  • The Cell 2
  • Crazy Eights 2006
  • Back in the U.S.S.R. 1992
  • Warning Shot 2018
  • The Hottest State
  • The Desperate Trail
  • Against the Night 2017
  • Ruffian 2007
  • Chelsea Walls
  • New York City Serenade (film)
  • The Outcasts 2017
  • Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God… Be Back by Five
  • Pursuit of Happiness 2001
  • Janie Jones 2010
  • A Good Night to Die
  • Fatal Deception: Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald
  • Café Society 1995
  • Cherry Crush 2007
  • Drillbit Taylor
  • World Trade Center (film)
  • Mrs. Harris
  • I.Q. (film)
  • Where There’s a Will 1936
  • frank whaley to dance with the white dog
  • Curtain Call 1998
  • ‘Tis Autumn: The Search for Jackie Paris
  • The Winner (1996 film)
  • Aftermath 2013
  • Pulp Fiction
  • The Doors (film)

Frank Whaley Awards

Gotham Awards


Open Palm Award

Joe the King (1999)

New York International Independent Film & Video Festival


Feature Film Award

Best Actor
Pursuit of Happiness (2001)

Stony Brook Film Festival


Festival Achievement Award

For outstanding contribution to independent cinema.

Sundance Film Festival


Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award

Joe the King (1999)
Tied with Audrey Wells for Guinevere (1999).

Grand Jury Prize

Joe the King (1999)

Williamsburg Independent Film Festival, US


Best Director

Best Director
Like Sunday, Like Rain (2014)

Best Feature

Best Feature
Like Sunday, Like Rain (2014)

Young Artist Awards


Young Artist Award

Outstanding Youth Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Swing Kids (1993)
Shared with:
Christian Bale
Robert Sean Leonard
David Tom

Zurich Film Festival


Golden Eye

Best New Fiction Film
New York City Serenade (2007)

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