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Frankie R. Faison Biography

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

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


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