Frank Langella

Frank Langella

Jan. 1st, 1938
Born in
Bayonne, New Jersey, USA
6' 4"

Frank Langella's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Stephen Hawking's Universe (UK) TV Show
Stephen Hawking's Universe (UK)
Swiss Family Robinson TV Show
Swiss Family Robinson
10.5: Apocalypse TV Show
10.5: Apocalypse
Unscripted TV Show
The Beast (2001) TV Show
The Beast (2001)

Main Movie Roles

2016 - The Driftless Area
2015 - 5 to 7
2015 - Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films
2014 - Noah
2014 - Muppets Most Wanted
2014 - Grace of Monaco
2013 - The Time Being
2013 - Jodorowsky's Dune
2012 - Robot & Frank
2011 - Unknown
2010 - Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
2010 - All Good Things
2009 - The Box
2008 - Frost/Nixon
2008 - The Caller
2008 - The Tale of Despereaux
2007 - Starting Out in the Evening
2006 - Superman Returns
2006 - The Novice
2005 - Good Night, and Good Luck
2005 - Back in the Day
2004 - House of D
2002 - Red Dragon
2001 - Sweet November
2000 - Stardom
2000 - Dark Summer
1999 - The Ninth Gate
1998 - And God Created Woman
1998 - Small Soldiers
1997 - Lolita
1996 - Eddie
1995 - Bad Company
1995 - Cutthroat Island
1994 - Junior
1994 - Brainscan
1993 - Dave
1993 - Body of Evidence
1992 - 1492: Conquest of Paradise
1987 - Masters of the Universe
1981 - Sphinx
1979 - Dracula
1970 - Diary of a Mad Housewife
1970 - The Twelve Chairs
0 - Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Minister Jaro
Dr. Paradise
Harry Tass
Carey Robins
Jimmy Lewin
Himself - Nominee: Best Male Actor in a Leading Role
[Complete List]


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.

  • Lived with actress/comedian 'Whoopi Goldberg' (qv) (separated in March 2001).
  • Won a Tony for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play for "Frost/Nixon" in 2007.
  • Has twice won Broadway's Tony Award: as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Dramatic), in 1975 for 'Edward Albee' (qv)'s "Seascape," and as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play), in 2002 for "Fortune's Fool." He was also nominted for the Tony two other times as Best Actor (Play): in 1978 for "Dracula," a role he recreated with a different script in the film, _Dracula (1979)_ (qv), and in 2004 for "Match."
  • He won an Obie Award in 1965 for "The Old Glory".
  • Studied acting at Syracuse University with 'Larry Hankin' (qv) and 'Carl Gottlieb (I)' (qv)
  • Shares two roles with 'Lane Smith (I)' (qv): President Richard Nixon and Daily Planet Editor Perry White.
  • 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.
  • His date for the Oscars 2009 was his daughter Sarah.

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