BiographyNorwich, Connecticut, USA
Thin, intense, antsy and often unnerving character actor Frank Doubleday usually portrayed creepy villains in both movies and TV shows, alike, from the mid-70s up until the early 90s. Doubleday made his film debut as an aggressive switchblade-wielding punk thug in the hilariously raunchy comedy The First Nudie Musical (1976). Read more... in cold blood in the terrific urban action classic Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) and was likewise memorably freaky as Isaac Hayes' ghoulish flunky "Romero" in the excellent futuristic sci-fi cult favorite Escape from New York (1981). Doubleday's other noteworthy parts are a mob kingpin's conceited jerk son in Avenging Angel (1985), a fidgety prison inmate in the nifty sci-fi item Space Rage (1985), a ferocious member of a roving murderous band of supernatural Eskimo spirits in the spooky Nomads (1986), a mercenary in Broadcast News (1987), and a sweaty, twitchy hoodlum who holds a bunch of fat ladies hostage in a laundromat in the funky sci-fi hoot Dollman (1991). Among the TV shows Doubleday has done guest appearances on are Amazing Stories (1985), Sledge Hammer! (1986), _"Stingray" (1986)_ (1986)_, T.J. Hooker (1982), Hill Street Blues (1981), CHiPs (1977), The Incredible Hulk (1978), Charlie's Angels (1976), Wonder Woman (1975) and Starsky and Hutch (1975). Outside of acting, Frank Doubleday has also directed stage plays and now currently teaches acting at the Hollywood Court Theater.