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John Frankenheimer (John Michael Frankenheimer)

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Biography

New York City, New York, USA
Born in New York and raised in Queens, John Frankenheimer wanted to become a professional tennis player. He loved movies and his favorite actor was Robert Mitchum. He decided he wanted to be an actor but then he applied for and was accepted in the Motion Picture Squadron of the Air Force where he realized his natural talent to handle a camera. After his military discharge he began a TV career in 1953 convincing CBS to hire him as an assistant director, which consisted mainly working as a cameraman at that time. Read more...

Actor

Character: Gen. Sonnenberg

The General's Daughter 1999

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Character: Himself - Winner: Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV

The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1995

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Character: Himself - Winner: Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries or a Special

The 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1994

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Character: Bernie Sussman

The Holcroft Covenant 1985

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Directing

Writing