Frank McRae (born March 18, 1944) is an American film and television actor, and a former professional football player.
|Born||March 18, 1944|
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
|Years active||1972–2006; 2019|
McRae was born in Memphis, Tennessee. He graduated from Tennessee State University with a double major in drama and history. He was a defensive tackle for the Chicago Bears in the 1967 NFL season appearing in 6 games.
Among his acting roles are bank robber Reed Youngblood in Dillinger (1973); a shouting police captain in 48 Hrs. (1982), a role he later parodied in Last Action Hero (1993) and Loaded Weapon 1 (1993); the history teacher, Mr. Teasdale, in Red Dawn (1984); James Bond's friend Sharkey in Licence to Kill (1989); and former professional boxing champion Harry Noble in *batteries not included (1987). He also appeared opposite Sylvester Stallone in 4 films; F.I.S.T. (1978), Paradise Alley (1978), Rocky II (1979) and Lock Up (1989), as well as a protective trucker in The Wizard (1989).
He made an effective pairing with John Candy as two bumbling subordinates; first as two tank soldiers (under an equally bumbling Sgt. Frank Tree played by Dan Aykroyd) in the film 1941 (1979), and later as a "Walley World" security guard in National Lampoon's Vacation (1983). He further showed his comedic abilities as Jim the clumsy mechanic in the cult classic Used Cars (1980). One of his more recent roles was Cookie in the Hallmark Channel original films Love's Long Journey and Love's Abiding Joy.
|1972||Cool Breeze||Barry, Mercer's Servant||uncredited|
|1973||Shaft in Africa||Osiat|
|1974||Bank Shot||Hermann X|
|Walking Tall Part 2||Steamer Riley|
|The End||Male Nurse|
|Paradise Alley||Big Glory|
|1979||Norma Rae||James Brow|
|Rocky II||Meat Foreman|
|1941||Pvt. Ogden Johnson Jones|
|1980||City in Fear||Captain Madison|
|Used Cars||Jim the Mechanic|
|48 Hrs.||Captain Haden|
|1983||National Lampoon's Vacation||Grover|
|1984||Red Dawn||Mr. Teasdale|
|1987||*batteries not included||Harry Noble|
|1989||Farewell to the King||Tenga|
|Licence to Kill||Sharkey|
|1990||Another 48 Hrs.||Captain Haden||uncredited|
|1993||Loaded Weapon 1||Captain Doyle|
|Last Action Hero||Lieutenant Dekker|
|1994||Lightning Jack||Mr. Doyle|
|1997||The Killing Jar||Det. Bernie Morris|
|1998||Mr. P's Dancing Sushi Bar||Bruce McFee|
|2000||One Hell of a Guy||Moe|
|G-Men from Hell||Lester|
|2005||Love's Long Journey||Cookie|
|2006||Love's Abiding Joy||Cookie|
|2019||The 500 Foot Sister||General Jagger Daniels (voice)|
- "Frank McRae". NFL Player Profiles. Nfl.com. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
- "Frank McRae". The New York Times.
- Marill, Alvin H. (October 1, 2010). Movies Made for Television, 2005-2009. Scarecrow Press. pp. 60–. ISBN 9780810876583. Retrieved July 11, 2012.
- Hibbin, Sally (1989). The Making of Licence to Kill. Salem House. pp. 56–. ISBN 9780881624533. Retrieved July 11, 2012.