Frank Faylen

Place of birth:
St. Louis, Missouri, USA:
Frank Faylen (born Francis Charles Ruf) was an American stage, screen, and television actor. He is best remembered for his movie performances as the cynical male nurse in The Lost Weekend (1945) and Ernie the taxi driver in It's a Wonderful Life (1946), as well as for his portrayal of long-suffering grocer Herbert T. Gillis on the 1950s television sitcom The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.


James Stewart's Wonderful Life (1988)
as (archive footage)
Funny Girl (1968)
as Keeney
The Monkey's Uncle (1965)
as Mr. Dearborne
Fluffy (1965)
as Catfish
Dino (1957)
as Frank Mandel
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)
as Sheriff Cotton Wilson
Three Brave Men (1956)
as Enos Warren
7th Cavalry (1956)
as Sgt. Kruger
Everything But the Truth (1956)
as 'Mac' McMillan
Away All Boats (1956)
as Chief Phillip P. 'Pappy' Moran
Terror at Midnight (1956)
as Fred Hill
The McConnell Story (1955)
as Sfc. Sykes
The Looters (1955)
as Stan Leppich
The Lone Gun (1954)
as Fairweather
Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954)
as Commissioner Haskell
Red Garters (1954)
as Billy Buckett
99 River Street (1953)
as Stan Hogan
Hangman's Knot (1952)
as Cass Browne
The Lusty Men (1952)
as Al Dawson
The Sniper (1952)
as Anderson
My Favorite Spy (1951)
as Newton
Detective Story (1951)
as Det. Gallagher
Passage West (1951)
as Curly
Fourteen Hours (1951)
as Walter, room service waiter
Copper Canyon (1950)
as Mullins
The Eagle and the Hawk (1950)
as Red' Hyatt - Danzeeger's Foreman
Convicted (1950)
as Convict Ponti
Francis (1950)
as Sergeant Chillingbacker
The Nevadan (1950)
as Jeff
Whispering Smith (1948)
as Whitey Du Sang
Blood on the Moon (1948)
as Jake Pindalest
Race Street (1948)
as Phil Dickson
Hazard (1948)
as Oscar
Road to Rio (1947)
as Trigger
Variety Girl (1947)
as Himself
The Perils of Pauline (1947)
as Mr. Joe Gurt
The Trouble with Women (1947)
as Geeger
Welcome Stranger (1947)
as Bill Walters
Easy Come, Easy Go (1947)
as Boss
California (1947)
as Whitey
Suddenly It's Spring (1947)
as Harold Michaels
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
as Ernie
Cross My Heart (1946)
as Fingerprint Expert
Two Years Before the Mast (1946)
as Hansen
Blue Skies (1946)
as Mack
Our Hearts Were Growing Up (1946)
as Federal Agent
The Well Groomed Bride (1946)
as Cabbie
The Blue Dahlia (1946)
as Man Recommending Motel
To Each His Own (1946)
as Babe
Masquerade in Mexico (1945)
as Brooklyn (uncredited)
The Lost Weekend (1945)
as 'Bim' Nolan
Incendiary Blonde (1945)
as Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
The Affairs of Susan (1945)
as Brooklyn Boy (Uncredited)
Bring on the Girls (1945)
as Sailor
Bombalera (1945)
as Houlihan
The Canterville Ghost (1944)
as Lieutenant John Kane
Address Unknown (1944)
as Jimmie Blake
Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble (1944)
as Taxi Driver #2 (uncredited)
And the Angels Sing (1944)
as Holman
See Here, Private Hargrove (1944)
as M.P.
Standing Room Only (1944)
as Cabbie
A Guy Named Joe (1943)
as Major
The Gang's All Here (1943)
as Marine Sergeant (uncredited)
The Mystery of the 13th Guest (1943)
as Speed Dugan
Corvette K-225 (1943)
as Shipyard Painter
Nazty Nuisance (1943)
as Seaman Benson
Young Ideas (1943)
as Reporter (uncredited)
Yanks Ahoy (1943)
as Quartermaster Jenkins
Get Going (1943)
as Hank
Prairie Chickens (1943)
as Clem
Good Morning, Judge (1943)
as Ben Pollard
Mission to Moscow (1943)
as Reporter (uncredited)
Taxi, Mister (1943)
as Henchman Silk
Slightly Dangerous (1943)
as Gateman (uncredited)
The Falcon Strikes Back (1943)
as Cecil, a Hobo
Dixie Dugan (1943)
as Soldier (uncredited)
Silver Skates (1943)
as Eddie
Fall In (1942)
as Capt. Gillis
Across the Pacific (1942)
as Sidewalk Toy Vendor (uncredited)
The Palm Beach Story (1942)
as Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Somewhere I'll Find You (1942)
as Soldier Driving Jeep
A-Haunting We Will Go (1942)
as Train Detective (uncredited)
The Pride of the Yankees (1942)
as Yankee Third Base Coach (uncredited)
Tough as They Come (1942)
as Collector
Maisie Gets Her Man (1942)
as Stage Manager (Uncredited)
Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
as Sergeant on Parade (uncredited)
Whispering Ghosts (1942)
as Curly
About Face (1942)
as Bartender Jerry
Mokey (1942)
as Police Desk Sergeant
Star Spangled Rhythm (1942)
as Soldier (uncredited)
Joe Smith, American (1942)
as Man in Waiting Room with Matches (uncredited)
Steel Against the Sky (1941)
as Egg Man in Diner (uncredited)
H.M. Pulham, Esq. (1941)
as Marine Sergeant (uncredited)
Top Sergeant Mulligan (1941)
as Pat Dolan
Sergeant York (1941)
as But! Boy (uncredited)
Let's Go Collegiate (1941)
as Speed Dorman
Tanks a Million (1941)
as Pvt. Skivic
Blossoms in the Dust (1941)
as Man with Man Carrying Dead Child
Father Steps Out (1941)
as Tall Hobo 'King', aka The King of Siam
The Reluctant Dragon (1941)
as Frank, Orchestra Leader (uncredited)
Thieves Fall Out (1941)
as Pick
Model Wife (1941)
as Master of Ceremonies
Footsteps in the Dark (1941)
as Gus a Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Come Live with Me (1941)
as Waiter
East of the River (1940)
as Tour Guide (uncredited)
Just a Cute Kid (1940)
as Benny
City for Conquest (1940)
as Band Conductor and Emcee (uncredited)
No Time for Comedy (1940)
as Cab Driver
They Drive by Night (1940)
as Driver in Cafe (uncredited)
Pop Always Pays (1940)
as Minerva Auto Loan Cashier
Brother Orchid (1940)
as Parkway Biltmore Desk Clerk (uncredited)
La Conga Nights (1940)
as Jeepers Peepers
Edison, the Man (1940)
as Galbreath
Saturday's Children (1940)
as Cab Driver (uncredited)
Curtain Call (1940)
as Spike Malone
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
as Tim
Alice in Movieland (1940)
as Master of Ceremonies (uncredited)
Castle on the Hudson (1940)
as Guard Who is Slugged (uncredited)
The Fighting 69th (1940)
as Engineer Sergeant (uncredited)
Married and in Love (1940)
as Jim Carter, Man in Bar
Invisible Stripes (1939)
as Steve - Henchman on Bank Job (uncredited)
Gone with the Wind (1939)
as Soldier Aiding Dr. Meade (uncredited)
Nick Carter, Master Detective (1939)
as Pete Foley - 1st pilot
Reno (1939)
as J. Hezmer Briggs
No Place to Go (1939)
as Pete Shaffer
Slapsie Maxie's (1939)
as Tiger Dorsey
Thunder Afloat (1939)
as Recruiting officer
Waterfront (1939)
as Skids Riley
Five Came Back (1939)
as Photographer (uncredited)
It's a Wonderful World (1939)
as Peters - Stagehand (uncredited)
Lucky Night (1939)
as Play Palace Announcer (uncredited)
Women in the Wind (1939)
as Chuck - the Mechanic (uncredited)
The Flying Irishman (1939)
as New York Mechanic
The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939)
as Adjutant (uncredited)
You Can't Get Away with Murder (1939)
as Boat Tour Guide (uncredited)
Twelve Crowded Hours (1939)
as Henchman
Idiot's Delight (1939)
as Ed
Crime Rave (1939)
Too Hot to Handle (1938)
as Assistant Dubber (uncredited)
No Time To Marry (1938)
as Waxler
The Invisible Menace (1938)
as Private of the Guard
Headin' East (1937)
as Joe
Back in Circulation (1937)
as James Maxwell - a Reporter (uncredited)
Wine, Women and Horses (1937)
as Horse Buyer
Ever Since Eve (1937)
as Bandit Leader at Monteray Tavern (uncredited)
They Won't Forget (1937)
as Reporter
Dance Charlie Dance (1937)
as Ted Parks
The Case of the Stuttering Bishop (1937)
as Charlie Downs
Kid Galahad (1937)
as Barney
The Go-Getter (1937)
as Country club man #2 (uncredited)
The Cherokee Strip (1937)
as Joe Brady
Marked Woman (1937)
as 2nd Cabbie (uncredited)
Midnight Court (1937)
as Reporter
Smart Blonde (1937)
as Ambulance Driver (uncredited)
King of Hockey (1936)
as Swede
Night Waitress (1936)
as Policeman at Torre's
All American Chump (1936)
as Reporter (uncredited)
China Clipper (1936)
as Weatherman (uncredited)
Bullets or Ballots (1936)
as Gatley - Pinball Racketeer (uncredited)
Border Flight (1936)
as Jimmie
Road Gang (1936)
as Radio Dispatcher
Double Exposure (1935)
as Press Photographer (uncredited) © 2021

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