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Cap Somers (Fredrick Grant Somers)

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Biography

Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
Cap Somers was a bit actor and stuntman. He came to be known as Cap after returning from France during WWI as a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps. As a child who grew up around the New Jersey fisheries, he was nicknamed "Fimp" for his lispy pronunciation of shrimp. Fredrick was a descendant of the Somers Family of Somers Point, New Jersey, near Atlantic City. He was a hometown hero athlete and lifeguard who excelled in baseball, football, and basketball. He played professional baseball with the New York Giants in 1914. He was a scout for Connie Mack's Philadelphia Athletics. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Policeman #6

Force of Evil 1948

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Character: Giants Manager

The Stratton Story 1949

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Character: Barfly

Waco 1966

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