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Frank Converse (born May 22, 1938) is an American actor.

Frank Converse
Jack Warden with Converse (right) as Johnny Corso in N.Y.P.D., 1968,
Born (1938-05-22) 22 May 1938 (age 80)
Years active1966-2012
Spouse(s)Maureen Anderman (1982-present) 2 children
Carol Tawser (? - ?) (divorced) 2 children


Early lifeEdit


On Broadway, he starred in The Philadelphia Story (1980), Design for Living (1984), A Streetcar Named Desire (1988), and Lady in the Dark (1994). Off-Broadway, he starred in The House of Blue Leaves (1971) and South Pacific. In 2007 he appeared at the Hartford Stage in Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" with Hal Holbrook. Converse also did television commercials for Black & Decker in the late 1980s.

Converse was the star of five television series: Coronet Blue, N.Y.P.D. (not to be confused with NYPD Blue), Movin' On, The Family Tree, and Dolphin Cove (TV series).[1] He played Harry O'Neill on One Life to Live and Ned Simon on As the World Turns, and he had a brief role on All My Children. He appeared opposite Bing Crosby in the 1971 TV movie thriller Dr. Cook's Garden, and played Morgan Harris in Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel (also known as "Anne of Avonlea").[2] He also played Bill Davenport on Law & Order: Criminal Intent episode 7, season 2, "Tomorrow".

His film career included roles in Hurry Sundown (1967), Hour of the Gun (1967, as Virgil Earp), The Rowdyman (1972), Killer on Board (1977), Cruise Into Terror (1978), The Pilot (1980), The Bushido Blade (1981), Spring Fever (1982), Solarbabies (1986), Everybody Wins (1990) [3] and Primary Motive (1992).

Personal lifeEdit

Divorced from Carol Tauser, then Astrid Ronning, he is currently married to actress Maureen Anderman.


Year Title Role Notes
1967 Hurry Sundown Rev. Clem De Lavery
1967 Hour of the Gun Virgil Earp
1972 The Rowdyman Andrew Scott
1977 Killer on Board Dr. Paul TV movie
1978 Cruise Into Terror Matt Lazarus TV movie
1980 The Pilot Jim Cochran
1981 The Bushido Blade Captain Lawrence Hawk
1982 Spring Fever Lewis Berryman
1986 Solarbabies Greentree
1990 Everybody Wins Charley Haggerty
1992 Primary Motive John Eastham

External linksEdit


  1. ^ Brooks, Tim and Marsh, Earle, The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946-Present (Seventh Edition), Ballantine Books, 1999
  2. ^ Maltin, Leonard, TV Movies and Video Guide 1991 Edition, Plume, 1990
  3. ^ Maltin, Leonard, TV Movies and Video Guide 1991 Edition, Plume, 1990