Frederick Long (Frederick Long)
BiographyAlton , Illinois, USA
The son of an Illinois farmer, Frederick Long moved to L.A. with his mother in 1952. He became heavily involved in the Rock and Roll scene from age eleven to age seventeen. After serving in The U.S. Army, he became a top-forty radio D.J. until 1977 when he got his first job as an actor by accident. He approached Mel Wells who was directing a scene for the movie Joyride To Nowhere (1977) in San Dimas, California, helped Mel scout a location, and was offered a part that got him into SAG. Read more... year and worked on The Gong Show writing and performing skits for the next two years. In 1985, Bradford May cast him in a Twilight Zone episode as A WOMAN. The episode, adapted by Harlan Ellison from Stephen King's "Nightshift" was titled GRAMMA--Fred played: GRAMMA. Under the name Fred J. Stone, Long created and wrote King's Pawn (1999) (TV) and Driving Me Crazy (2000) (V).