Jan. 1st, 1938
Bayonne, New Jersey, USA
Guest TV Roles
A stage and screen actor of extreme versatility, Frank Langella won acclaim on the New York stage in "Seascape" and followed it up with the title role in the Edward Gorey production of "Dracula." He repeated the role for the screen in Dracula (1979) and became an international star. Over the years he has done occasional films but prefers to concentrate n his first love, the legitimate theatre. His stage performance ranged from Strindberg drama ("The Father") to Noel Coward comedy ("Present Laughter"). He also appeared in several productions for the New York Shakespeare festival.
- He and 'Anthony Hopkins' (qv) both received Oscar-nominations for portraying 'Richard Nixon' (qv). Hopkins is one day older than him, born on December 31, 1937.
- He won a supporting Tony in 1975 for "Seascape".
- Frank is a Brother of Alpha Chi Rho Fraternity and belonged to the Phi Epsilon chapter at Syracuse University.
- Lived with actress/comedian 'Whoopi Goldberg' (qv) (separated in March 2001).
- Studied acting at Syracuse University with 'Larry Hankin' (qv) and 'Carl Gottlieb (I)' (qv)
- Was one of the last actors cast for _Masters of the Universe (1987)_ (qv).
- Along with 'Christopher Lee (I)' (qv) and 'Richard Roxburgh' (qv), one of the few actors to play both Dracula and Sherlock Holmes.
- Won both Tony and Drama Desk awards as best featured actor in a Broadway play, in "Fortune's Fool," May/June 2002.