Frank Wood (actor)

Frank Wood (born February 10, 1960) is an American actor who has appeared in various television, film, and theatre roles.[1] His most frequent role was performing as Greg in the HBO series Flight Of The Conchords.

Frank Wood
Born (1960-02-10) February 10, 1960
EducationWesleyan University (BA)
New York University (MFA)
Years active1998–present
Parent(s)Robert Coldwell Wood
Margaret Byers
RelativesMaggie Hassan (sister)

Early life

Wood is the son of Margaret (Byers) and Robert Coldwell Wood, a political scientist who briefly served as United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Lyndon Johnson administration.[2] His sister is U.S. Senator and former Governor of New Hampshire Maggie Hassan. Wood attended the Buxton School, graduated from Wesleyan in 1984 and subsequently earned an MFA from New York University's Graduate Acting Program.[3][4]


Wood won a Tony Award in 1999 for Best Featured Actor in a Play for Side Man. He played Bill in August: Osage County on Broadway.[5] From September 14, 2010 to March 27, 2011, Wood starred as the character Roy Cohn in the acclaimed off-Broadway revival of Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Angels in America staged by the Signature Theatre Company in Manhattan.[6][7][8][9] Wood played Gary Lucas in Greetings from Tim Buckley, a film on Tim and Jeff Buckley, which premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.[10][11]

In 2016, Wood played the Night Clerk in Eugene O'Neill's play Hughie opposite Forest Whitaker's Broadway debut at the Booth Theatre in New York City, directed by Michael Grandage.[12]

Wood is currently on the faculty of HB Studio in New York City.[13]






  1. "Playbill Biography: FRANK WOOD". 2005-04-24. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  2. Martin, Douglas (April 5, 2005). "Robert Wood, Education Expert, Dies at 81". New York Times. Retrieved 21 June 2016.
  3. "NYU Graduate Acting Alumni". 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-08.
  4. "Frank Wood". Filmbug. 2007-11-10. Retrieved 2017-02-25.
  5. BWW News Desk (2008-06-03). "'August' Welcomes Frank Wood on June 17th". Retrieved 2017-02-25.
  6. "Signature Theatre Company – Angels in America". Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  7. "Time Out New York | New York Events, Activities & Things To Do". Retrieved 2017-02-25.
  8. What to Stream Now. "Theater Review: The Spectacularly Overstuffed Angels in America – Vulture". Retrieved 2017-02-25.
  9. "Photo 9 of 10 | Angels in America: Show Photos". Retrieved 2017-02-25.
  10. "Tony Winners Norbert Leo Butz and Frank Wood Join Penn Badgley in Greetings from Tim Buckley". August 22, 2011. Retrieved October 2, 2012.
  11. Kurchak, Sarah (August 15, 2012). "TIFF 2012 Adds Greetings From Tim Buckley, Spike Lee's Bad 25 Michael Jackson Doc, Skrillex Soundtrack". Spinner. Retrieved October 2, 2012.
  12. "Gambling on O'Neill: Forest Whitaker Makes His Broadway Debut in Hughie" by Michael Paulson, The New York Times, February 3, 2016
  13. HB Studio Faculty page
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