Frank Converse

Frank Converse (born May 22, 1938) is an American actor.

Frank Converse
Jack Warden with Converse (right) as Johnny Corso in N.Y.P.D., 1968
Born (1938-05-22) 22 May 1938
Years active1966-2012
Spouse(s)Maureen Anderman (1982-present) 2 children
Carol Tawser (? - ?) (divorced) 2 children

Early life

Converse was born in 1938 in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1962, he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in drama at Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Career

On Broadway, he starred in The Philadelphia Story (1980), Design for Living (1984), A Streetcar Named Desire (1988), and Lady in the Dark (1994). Off-Broadway, he starred in The House of Blue Leaves (1971) and South Pacific. In 2007 he appeared at the Hartford Stage in Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" with Hal Holbrook. Converse also did television commercials for Black & Decker in the late 1980s.

Converse was the star of five television series: Coronet Blue, N.Y.P.D. (not to be confused with NYPD Blue), Movin' On, The Family Tree, and Dolphin Cove (TV series).[1] He played Harry O'Neill on One Life to Live and Ned Simon on As the World Turns, and he had a brief role on All My Children. He appeared opposite Bing Crosby in the 1971 TV movie thriller Dr. Cook's Garden, and played Morgan Harris in Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel (also known as "Anne of Avonlea").[2] He also played Bill Davenport on Law & Order: Criminal Intent episode 7, season 2, "Tomorrow".

His film career included roles in Hurry Sundown (1967), Hour of the Gun (1967, as Virgil Earp), The Rowdyman (1972), Killer on Board (1977), Cruise Into Terror (1978), The Pilot (1980), The Bushido Blade (1981), Spring Fever (1982), Solarbabies (1986), Everybody Wins (1990) [3] and Primary Motive (1992).

Personal life

Divorced from Carol Tauser, then Astrid Ronning, he is currently married to actress Maureen Anderman.

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1967Hurry SundownRev. Clem De Lavery
1967Hour of the GunVirgil Earp
1972The RowdymanAndrew Scott
1977Killer on BoardDr. PaulTV movie
1974-1976Movin' OnWill ChandlerTV series
1978Cruise Into TerrorMatt LazarusTV movie
1979The Bushido BladeCaptain Lawrence Hawk
1980The PilotJim Cochran
1981Time BanditsDim
1982Spring FeverLewis Berryman
1986SolarbabiesGreentree
1990Everybody WinsCharley Haggerty
1992Primary MotiveJohn Eastham

References

  1. Brooks, Tim and Marsh, Earle, The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946-Present (Seventh Edition), Ballantine Books, 1999
  2. Maltin, Leonard, TV Movies and Video Guide 1991 Edition, Plume, 1990
  3. Maltin, Leonard, TV Movies and Video Guide 1991 Edition, Plume, 1990
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