Frankie R. Faison

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  • Birth Name: Frankie Russel Faison
  • Birth Place: Newport News, Virginia, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Made his film debut in 1981 with a small role in Ragtime.
  • The only actor to have appeared in the first four films about the cannibalistic serial killer Dr. Hannibal Lector; portrayed Lt. Fisk in Manhunter (1986) and Nurse Barney in The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Hannibal (2001) and Red Dragon (2002).
  • Keynote speaker for Illinois Wesleyan University's class of 2002; was presented with an honorary doctorate.
  • Spokesperson for the Organization for the Prevention of Child Abuse.

Awards

  • 1987, Tony — Actor (Featured Role--Play): Nominee

Relationships

  • Carmena Faison — Mother
  • Edgar Faison — Father
  • Derek Faison — Brother
  • Jane Mandel Faison — Wife

College

  • Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Illinois, United States (1971); New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, New York, United States (MFA in Theatre, 1974)

Details

  • Birth Name: Frankie Russel Faison
  • Birth Place: Newport News, Virginia, United States
  • Profession: Actor

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