Frank Langella Biography
Frank Langella is an American stage and film actor. He is the winner of four Tony Awards. Two of his awards he earned for Best Leading Actor in a Play for his performances as Richard Nixon in the play Frost/Nixon and as André in The Father.
The other two he received for Best Featured Actor in a Play for the roles of Leslie in Edward Albee’s Seascape and Flegont Alexandrovitch Tropatchov in Ivan Turgenev’s Fortune’s Fool. Additionally, Langella has won two Obie Awards.
His most recognized film roles include George Prager in Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970), Count Dracula in Dracula (1979), Skeletor in Masters of the Universe (1987), Bob Alexander in Dave (1993), William S. Paley in Good Night, and Good Luck (2005) and Richard Nixon in the film production of Frost/Nixon (2008), which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.
In the FX series The Americans between Frank had a recurring role as Gabriel, the KGB handler for the lead characters between 2013 and 2017.
Frank Langella Age
Frank was born on January 1, 1938 in Bayonne, New Jersey.
Frank Langella Young |Frank Langella Family
Frank was born in Bayonne, New Jersey. He is an Italian American. He is the son of Angelina and Frank A. Langella Sr., a business executive who was the president of the Bayonne Barrel and Drum Company.
Frank went to Washington Elementary School and Bayonne High School in Bayonne. Frank’s family moved to South Orange, New Jersey. In 1955 he graduated from Columbia High School, in the South Orange-Maplewood School District. In 1959 he graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in drama. He remains a brother of the Alpha Chi Rho fraternity.
Frank Langella Wife
Langella was married to Ruth Weil from June 14, 1977 until their divorce in 1996. The couple has two children.
Frank also lived with actress/comedian Whoopi Goldberg, whom he had met on the set of Eddie. They were together since 1996 but they separated in March 2001.
Frank’s son is known as Frank A. Langella III.
Langella still appears in a Television series known as Kidding. The series was created by Dave Holstein. It premiered on September 9, 2018, on Showtime. Frank stars the series stars alongside Jim Carrey, Frank Langella, Judy Greer, Cole Allen, Juliet Morris, and Catherine Keener. It marks the second collaboration between director and executive producer Michel Gondry and Carrey, who previously worked together on the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. It was announced on October 10, 2018 that Showtime had renewed the series for a second season.
For his performance in Edward Albee’s Seascape in 1975 Frank won his first Tony Award and was nominated again for what may have been the performance for which he was best known in the early part of his career: the title role of the 1977 Broadway production of Dracula. Dracula is a stage play written by Hamilton Deane in 1924, then revised by John L. Balderston in 1927. It was the first authorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula.
- 1963–1964 – The Immoralist as Michael
- 1964 – The Old Glory as Don Benito Cereno
- 1965 -Good Day as The Young Men
- 1965–1966 – The White Devil as Flamineo
- 1966–1967 – Yerma
- 1968–1969 – A Cry of Players as Will
- 1975 – Seascape as Leslie
- 1976 – The Prince of Homburg as Prince Friedrich Arthur of Homburg
- 1977–1978 – Dracula as Count Dracula
- 1982 – Amadeus as Antonio Salieri
- 1983 – Passion as Jim
- 1984 – Design for Living as Otto
- 1984 – After the Fall as Quentin
- 1985 – Hurlyburly as Eddie
- 1987 – Sherlock’s Last Case as Sherlock Holmes
- 1989 – The Tempest as Prospero
- 1994 – Booth as Junius
- 1996 – The Father (Strindberg) as The Cavalry Captain
- 1996–1997 – Present Laughter as Garry Essendine
- 1997–1998 – Cyrano De Bergerac as Cyrano de Bergerac
- 2000 – A Christmas Carol as Ebenezer Scrooge
- 2002 – Fortune’s Fool as Flegont Alexandrovitch Tropatcho
- 2004 – Match as Tobi
- 2008 – A Man for All Seasons as Sir Thomas More
- 2011 – Man and Boy as Gregor Antonescu
- 2013–2014 – King Lear as Lear
- 2016 – The Father (Zeller) as André
- 2018–present – Kidding as Sebastian Piccirillo
- 2015–2017 – The Americans as Gabriel
- 2005–2006 – Kitchen Confidential as Pino
- 2018 – American Dad! as Commodore Francis Stoat
- 2016 – All the Way as Richard Russell Jr.
- 2013 – Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight as Warren Burger
- 2006 – 10.5: Apocalypse as Dr. Earl Hill
- 2005 – Now You See It… as Max
- 2003 – Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Al Baker
- 2001 – The Beast as Jackson Burns
- 2000 – Jason and the Argonauts as King Aeëtes
- 1996 – The Greatest Pharaohs as Narrator
- 1995 – Moses as Merneptah
- 1994 – Doomsday Gun as Gerald Bull
- 1993 – Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as Minister Jaro Essa
- 1988 – CBS Summer Playhouse as Dr. Paradise
- 1981 – Sherlock Holmes as Sherlock Holmes
- 1976 – Swiss Family Robinson aJean Lafitte
- 1974 – The Mark of Zorro as Don Diego de la Vega / Zorro
- 1973 – Marcus Welby, M.D. as Carey Robins
- 1967 – NBC Experiment in Television as The Young Man
- 1965 – The Trials of O’Brien as Michael Romani
Frank has an estimated net worth of $5 million which he earned from his stage and filmography career. He made $150k-$300k from his appearances in films and TV series.
The Mark of Zorro is made-for-television action adventure film. It starred Frank alongside Gilbert Roland, Yvonne De Carlo, Anne Archer, Ricardo Montalban and Robert Middleton. The film was also a backdoor pilot for a television series on which ABC-TV declined to pick up the option. It used Alfred Newman’s musical score for the 1940 film version along with new incidental music composed by Dominic Frontiere.
Frank Langella Lolita
Frank had a recurring role as Pino in the 2005 short-lived sitcom Kitchen Confidential. On this film, Frank played Clare Quilty in Adrian Lyne’s adaptation of Lolita. He also appeared as a villainous pirate in the summer 1995 release Cutthroat Island.