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Mickey Spillane (Frank Morrison Spillane)

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Biography

Brooklyn, New York, USA
Mickey Spillane, the king of the pulp novelists in the post-WW II period, sold an estimated 200 million copies globally. He was born Frank Morrison Spillane in Brooklyn, NY. Young Frank's mother was a Protestant who bestowed on him his middle name "Morrison", but his Irish Catholic father, barkeep John Joseph Spillane, allegedly had his son baptized with the middle name "Michael", a traditional name for Irishmen (so common, in fact, that the nickname derived from it, "Mick", served as a derogatory term for Irishmen in both the US and England). Read more...

Actor

Character: Himself

Hammar 1992

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Character: Alan Mallory

Columbo 1971

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Character: Himself

Parkinson 1971

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Character: Mickey Spillane

Texaco Star Theatre 1948

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Writing