Frankie Faison

Frankie Faison

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1949-06-10 (72 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Newport News, Virginia, USA

75 Movies · 27 TV shows

Also Known As: Frankie Russel Faison · Frankie R. Faison

Biography

Frankie Russel Faison (born June 10, 1949), often credited as Frankie R. Faison, is an American actor known for his role as Deputy Commissioner Ervin Burrell in the HBO series The Wire, as Barney Matthews in the Hannibal Lecter franchise, and as Sugar Bates in the Cinemax series Banshee.

Personal Life

Faison was born in Newport News, Virginia, the son of Carmena (née Gantt) and Edgar Faison. He studied drama at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois, where he joined Theta Chi fraternity. He also attended NYU's Graduate Acting Program, graduating in 1974.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

3 Movies
Redemption in Cherry Springs

Redemption in Cherry Springs

2021
Melanie went home to Cherry Springs for a break after a story went wrong. She uses her skills to get to the truth when her friend disappears.
Fatherhood

Fatherhood

7.5
2021
A widowed new dad copes with doubts, fears, and dirty diapers as he sets out to raise his daughter on his own. It was inspired by a true story.
The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain

The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain

2021
Based on the true story of the events that led to the death of Kenneth Chamberlain Sr., an elderly African American veteran with bipolar disorder, who was killed during a conflict with police officers...

2020.

2 Movies
I'm Your Woman

I'm Your Woman

2020
A woman is forced to go on the run after her husband betrays his partners, sending her and her baby on a dangerous journey.
The Grudge

The Grudge

5.21
2020
After a young mother murders her family in her own house, a vengeful detective attempts to investigate the case, only to discover that the house is cursed by a ghost. The detective has to protect hers...

2019.

1 TV show
TV
The Village

The Village

2019
The Village, an apartment building in Brooklyn that appears like any other from the outside, is quite unique inside. The people who live here have a lot of friends and neighbors.

2018.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
God Friended Me

God Friended Me

6.07
2018
A person claiming to be God befriends a person on Facebook and encourages the person to help other people.
An Actor Prepares

An Actor Prepares

2018
After suffering a heart attack, a world-famous and hard-drinking actor is forced to drive across country with his estranged son—who testified against him in his parents' divorce—on one last madcap adv...

2017.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
The Case for Christ

The Case for Christ

6
2017
Based on the true story of an award-winning investigative journalist who applies his well-honed journalistic and legal skills to disprove the newfound Christian faith of his wife. Life-changing result...
TV
The Good Fight

The Good Fight

4.33
2017
One year after the final broadcast episode of "The Good Wife", an enormous financial scam has destroyed the reputation of a young lawyer, Maia Rindell, while simultaneously wiping out her mentor and g...
The Sounding

The Sounding

2017
Liv began to weave a language out of Shakespeare's words on a remote island off the coast of Maine. A driven neurologist is brought to the island to protect her. She becomes a full-blow rebel in the h...

2016.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Marvel's Luke Cage

Marvel's Luke Cage

6.75
2016
A wrongly accused man escapes prison to become a superhero for hire after a sabotaged experiment.
An American Girl Story - Melody 1963: Love Has to Win

An American Girl Story - Melody 1963: Love Has to Win

1
2016
Set in Detroit during the Civil Rights Movement, "An American Girl Story - Melody 1963: Love Has to Win" examines the joyful life and troubled times of an African-American girl whose vivid imagination...

2015.

1 TV show
TV
The Expanse

The Expanse

6.36
2015
The case of a missing young woman brings a hardened detective and a rogue ship's captain together in a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.

2014.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
Assumption of Risk

Assumption of Risk

2014
Cutting edge technology spawns an enterprise of unimaginable, greed which manipulates life and death as the ultimate profit-making tools.
Away From Here

Away From Here

2014
Six years after an affair with the daughter of a priest who was his mentor, a former youth minister, now an ex-con and recovering addict, returns to his hometown and finds that his past will not allow...
Trouble & the Shadowy Deathblow

Trouble & the Shadowy Deathblow

2014
There are always exceptions to the rule that no man is an island. Tony Hale plays Jim Funkle. A failed experiment involving spray-on cheese ended his career as a food scientist. Ostracized, unemployed...
TV
Forever

Forever

5.96
2014
New York City's star medical examiner has a secret. He doesn't just study the dead to solve crimes, he does it to find the answer to his own inexplicable immortality. Henry's long life has given him r...

2013.

2 Movies · 3 TV shows
Danger Word

Danger Word

2013
A 13-year-old girl and her grandfather, hiding out in a wooded cabin after a plague, have to face the challenge of their lives when her birthday trip to a Trading Post goes terribly awry.
Tio Papi

Tio Papi

2013
It was a bachelor’s life for hard-working and fun-loving Ray Ray Dominguez (Joey Dedio) who dreamt of leaving the barrio for a more carefree existence in Miami. That’s until one day when everything ch...
TV
The Blacklist

The Blacklist

6.61
2013
One of the FBI's most wanted fugitives, Raymond "Red" Reddington, surrendered to the FBI in Washington, D.C. He claims that he and the FBI both want to bring down criminals and terrorists. The FBI can...
TV
Banshee: Origins

Banshee: Origins

2013
Banshee: Origins is a series of webisodes based on the American drama television series produced by Cinemax called Banshee. The series offers flashbacks in-between the time where Lucas Hood was arrest...
TV
Banshee

Banshee

5.37
2013
An American drama television series is set in a small town in Pennsylvania Amish country and features an enigmatic ex-con posing as a murdered sheriff who imposes his own brand of justice while also c...

2012.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Elementary

Elementary

6.05
2012
The NYPD's most impossible cases are cracked by a crime-solving duo. Following his fall from grace in London and a stint in rehab, eccentric Sherlock escapes to Manhattan where his wealthy father forc...
Cowgirls n' Angels

Cowgirls n' Angels

6
2012
A group of rodeo trick-Riders recruit a young girl.

2011.

2 Movies
Mayor Cupcake

Mayor Cupcake

2011
A cupcake maker is elected mayor of a town that is in debt. She uses her street smarts to clean up the town.
The Cookout 2

The Cookout 2

2011
Basketball coach Ashmokeem kidnaps and blackmails the opposite team's player and his family in order to secure the championship for his team.

2010.

2 TV shows
TV
Hawaii Five-0

Hawaii Five-0

5.9
2010
In order to find his father's killer, Steve McGarrett returns to Oahu. He was offered the chance to run his own task force. Chin Ho Kelly, Danny "Danno" Williams, and Kono Kalakaua are part of Steve's...
TV
Blue Bloods

Blue Bloods

6.74
2010
A family of cops dedicated to New York City law enforcement are the focus of a drama. The New York Police Commissioner is Frank Reagan. He runs his department as diplomatically as he runs his family, ...

2009.

7 Movies · 1 TV show
Adam

Adam

2009
Adam, a lonely man with Asperger's Syndrome, develops a relationship with his upstairs neighbor, Beth.
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant

6
2009
He is a regular teenage kid. He and Steve are trying to find tickets for a show that is coming to town. There are many strange acts at "Cirque du Freak", including a wolf-man and a bearded lady.
Do the Right Thing: 20 Years Later

Do the Right Thing: 20 Years Later

2009
In this documentary directed by Spike Lee, he interviews the cast and crew of his 1989 film DO THE RIGHT THING. It also includes footage from a twentieth-anniversary screening of the film.
Breaking Point

Breaking Point

2009
"Breaking Point" is a dramatic tale of corruption and self-realization, in which one man has to overcome a deep-seated conspiracy and his own past in order to gain the redemption he desires.
TV
The Good Wife

The Good Wife

6.01
2009
After her husband's sex and political corruption scandal lands him in jail, she assumes full responsibility for her family and re-enters the workforce.
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men

Brief Interviews with Hideous Men

2009
A PhD candidate in anthropology at a prestigious East Coast university is left looking for answers after her boyfriend mysteriously leaves her with little explanation.
For Sale By Owner

For Sale By Owner

2009
One man's journey to find his past leads him to discover the secret to one of America's most haunting mysteries.
Splinterheads

Splinterheads

2009
Thomas Middleditch is introduced as a slacker on the show. When a small-time carnival rolls into town, he meets a gorgeous con artist who has more things going for her than anyone he has ever met.

2008.

2 Movies
Meet the Browns

Meet the Browns

2008
A single mother living in inner city Chicago, Brenda has been struggling for years to make ends meet and keep her three kids off the street.But when she's laid off with no warning, she starts losing h...
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

6
2008
A friend of Tris' shows interest in Nick. Thus beings an odd night filled with ups and downs as the two keep running into Tris and her new boyfriend while searching for Norah's drunken friend with hel...

2007.

1 Movie
My Blueberry Nights

My Blueberry Nights

9
2007
After a nasty break-up, Elizabeth is leaving her friends and memories behind as she chases her dreams. Along the way, Elizabeth gets waitress jobs. Elizabeth's emotional turmoil helps her understand h...

2006.

1 Movie
Premium

Premium

2006
A struggling actor named Cool Coolidge is fed up with taking stereotypical African American roles and waiting for his big break in a legitimate production. He works at his mother's boyfriend's gas sta...

2005.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
Arlington: Field of Honor

Arlington: Field of Honor

2005
Once little more than a potter's field, Arlington National Cemetery has become a national shrine and treasury of American history. Discover how this revered site came to be, and how it serves as the f...
TV
Grey's Anatomy

Grey's Anatomy

6.54
2005
The personal and professional lives of doctors are chronicled.
America Brown

America Brown

2005
A coming-of-age drama about a young quarterback from West Texas, a priest in New York, and two women in their lives.

2004.

5 Movies · 1 TV show
Highwaymen

Highwaymen

6
2004
Fargo killed his wife. James went to prison to avenge his wife's death. He is looking for Fargo's 1972 Cadillac, which has become a rolling death trap because of the disabled killer. James is being ai...
Messengers

Messengers

2004
Dr. Sarah Chapel's father is in the small town of Brighton Mills. Robert Chapel died suddenly. Sarah revealed that all of his clients have perfect health, that they hear voices when they are sleeping,...
In Good Company

In Good Company

6
2004
A corporate takeover results in a seasoned advertisement sales executive being placed under a naive supervisor, who is half his age, at a high-ranking publication. Dan's supervisor becomes romanticall...
White Chicks

White Chicks

6.56
2004
Two FBI agents accidentally foil a drug bust. They're going to be used as bait for a kidnapper when they're escorted to the Hamptons. The girls refuse to go when they realize the FBI's plan. Marcus an...
TV
The Jury

The Jury

2004
The series takes the viewer into the jury room to watch the deliberators try to answer questions. When facts are exposed through crime footage, viewers will form their own opinions about the guilt or ...
The Cookout

The Cookout

6
2004
A $30 million contract with the New Jersey Nets will change Todd Anderson's life. He threw the barbeques his family used to have at his place. There are a lot of people in the same house.

2003.

1 Movie
Gods and Generals

Gods and Generals

2003
The film focuses on the personal and professional life of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, a brilliant if eccentric Confederate general, from the outbreak of the American Civil War until its halfway point ...

2002.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
The Wire

The Wire

6.84
2002
The series captures a universe in which the national war on drugs has become a permanent, self-sustaining bureaucracy, and distinctions between good and evil are routinely obliterated.
Showtime

Showtime

6
2002
Two very different cops are forced to team up on a new reality based T.V in a spoof of buddy cop movies. A cop show.
A Little Inside

A Little Inside

2002
When he unexpectedly becomes a single parent, an aspiring professional baseball player trades in his bat for a socket wrench and becomes a small-town mechanic. But when he tries to convince his young ...
Red Dragon

Red Dragon

5.62
2002
Former FBI Agent Will Graham, who was once almost killed by the savage Hannibal 'The Cannibal' Lecter, now has no choice but to face him again, as it seems Lecter is the only one who can help Graham t...

2001.

6 Movies
Gina, An Actress, Age 29

Gina, An Actress, Age 29

2001
A struggling young actress lands her first job...only to discover that her "part" is to lie to an assembly of factory workers to keep them from unionizing.
Breaking the Silence: The Making of Hannibal

Breaking the Silence: The Making of Hannibal

2001
Several aspects of Ridley Scott's masterpiece Hannibal (2001) are examined through interviews with the cast and crew, and behind the scenes footage. We are even taken to two premieres and get to see s...
Down to Earth

Down to Earth

2001
After dying, an aspiring comic gets a second chance. Being reincarnated as a wealthy businessman.
The Sleepy Time Gal

The Sleepy Time Gal

2001
A young woman quits her law firm job and goes on a quest to find her birth mother after learning of her adoption.
Call Me Claus

Call Me Claus

2001
Lucy gets more than she bargained for when she hires an actor named Nick to play Santa Claus on her home shopping network.
Hannibal

Hannibal

5.58
2001
After evading the authorities for many years, he now lives in Italy as an art scholar. He discovered leaving a few dead in the process. He returns to America to make contact with Clarice Starling, a d...

1999.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

6.09
1999
Sexually-based offenses are considered heinous in the criminal justice system. In New York City, the detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Specia...
The Thomas Crown Affair

The Thomas Crown Affair

5.67
1999
A rich and successful playboy may have met his match in a seductive detective after stealing artwork.
Oxygen

Oxygen

1999
A detective is brought in when a housewife is kidnapped and buried alive. Madeleine is on the trail of a killer before the oxygen runs out. After capturing Harry, Madeline brought him back to the poli...

1998.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Prey

Prey

1998
Prey aired on ABC in 1998. The stars of the show were Adam Storke, Larry Drake, James Morrison, andVincent Ventresca.
Jaded

Jaded

1998
An innocent young girl finds herself befriended by two sexy, uninhibited girls at a small-town bar, and she discovers that they have more planned than just a party.

1997.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Oz

Oz

5.88
1997
The daily lives of prisoners in Emerald City, an experimental unit of the Oswald Maximum Security Prison where in groups of Muslims, Latinos, Italians, and Aryans stick close to their friends and enem...
Julian Po

Julian Po

1997
A person comes to a small town. Local citizens think that he's up to no good. He said he was there to kill himself because he was bothering him.

1996.

4 Movies
Mother Night

Mother Night

1996
An American spy behind the lines during WWII is a Nazi propagandist, a role he cannot escape in his future life, as he can never reveal his real role in the war.
The Stupids

The Stupids

1996
An incredibly dull-witted family stumbles upon an illegal weapons deal while on the trail of their "stolen" garbage.
Albino Alligator

Albino Alligator

1996
While escaping from a failed robbery attempt, three thieves are surrounded by police at a New Orleans bar, only they are not the people the police are looking for.
The Rich Man's Wife

The Rich Man's Wife

6
1996
The wife of a rich man has a bad prenup. She would like to void her husband's prenupt over drinks with a stranger. The wife was surprised by the stranger's decision to turn her imagination into realit...

1995.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Heading Home

Heading Home

1995
The emotional journey of two unlikely friends who form a bond en route to Washington, D.C. is chronicled in a Vietnam War–era drama.
Roommates

Roommates

4.8
1995
An elderly, yet young-at-heart man moves in with his grandson, and both their lives turn upside-down.
TV
The Langoliers

The Langoliers

6
1995
A jet leaves on a flight from Los Angeles to Boston. All of the other passengers have vanished when ten passengers awaken early in the flight.

1994.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
New York Undercover

New York Undercover

1
1994
Detective J.C is the star of New York Undercover. Two undercover detectives in New York City's Fourth Precinct were assigned to investigate various crimes and gang-related cases.
I Love Trouble

I Love Trouble

4
1994
Two reporters from Chicago join forces to uncover a conspiracy.
The Spider and the Fly

The Spider and the Fly

1994
A wager between two novelists about committing the perfect crime becomes real when a murder occurs under the circumstances they had plotted in jest and either one of them might be the killer.

1993.

2 Movies
Money for Nothing

Money for Nothing

1993
When a dockworker finds a million dollars that fell off of an armored car, he decides to take the money and run. He says finders keepers. He turns to Monica, who works in an investment firm, for advic...
Sommersby

Sommersby

1993
Set in the south of the United States just after the Civil War, Laurel Sommersby is just managing to work the farm without her husband Jack, who is believed killed in the Civil War. Jack Sommersby was...

1992.

1 Movie
Freejack

Freejack

5.68
1992
Time-traveling bounty hunters find a dying race-car driver in the past and bring him to New York, where his mind will be taken over by a dying billionaire.

1991.

2 Movies
The Silence of the Lambs

The Silence of the Lambs

6.1
1991
The FBI's training academy has a student named Clarice Starling. Jack Crawford wants Clarice to see a doctor. A brilliant psychiatrist who is also a violent psychopath, serving life behind bars for va...
City of Hope

City of Hope

1991
This gritty inner-city film follows various people living in a troubled New Jersey setting, most notably Nick Rinaldi, a disillusioned contractor who has been helped along his whole life by his wealth...

1990.

2 TV shows
TV
True Colors

True Colors

1990
True Colors aired on Fox from 1990 to 1992 for a total of 45 episodes. Michael J created the series. There was an interracial marriage and a blended family.
TV
Law & Order

Law & Order

5.83
1990
From two different vantage points, the police investigation and the prosecution in court, follows a crime.

1989.

1 Movie
Do the Right Thing

Do the Right Thing

7.4
1989
The owner of a pizzeria is an Italian. Buggin' Out is upset that the pizzeria's Wall of Fame only features Italian actors. Buggin' Out thinks a pizzeria in a black neighborhood should feature black ac...

1988.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Mississippi Burning

Mississippi Burning

5.6
1988
In a small Southern town where segregation divides black and white, two FBI agents are investigating the murder of civil rights workers during the 60s. The younger agent was trained in FBI school and ...
TV
Monsters

Monsters

1988
Monsters is a syndicated horror anthology series which originally ran from 1988 to 1991 and reran on the Sci-Fi Channel during the 1990s. As of 2011, Monsters airs on NBC Universal's horror/suspense-t...
Coming to America

Coming to America

7.1
1988
Akeem, heir to the throne, left the tropical paradise kingdom to look for his queen. Akeem wants to find a bride in Queens, New York, where he can blend in. Akeem and Semmi attempt to blend in as ordi...

1986.

3 Movies
Maximum Overdrive

Maximum Overdrive

5.4
1986
When a comet passes close to the earth, machines all over the world go on rampages. A group of people are held hostage by a group of 18-wheelers. The people were going to defeat the machines. Or be ki...
Manhunter

Manhunter

5.23
1986
FBI agent Will Graham is back on duty after retiring to catch a new killer.
The Money Pit

The Money Pit

9
1986
After being evicted from their Manhattan apartment, a couple buy what looks like the home of their dreams, only to find themselves saddled with a bank-account-draining nightmare. Struggling to keep th...

1985.

1 TV show
TV
The Equalizer

The Equalizer

7.33
1985
Robert McCall is a former agent of a secret government agency who is now running his own private crime fighting operation where he fashions himself as "The Equalizer." It is a service for victims of t...

1984.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Exterminator 2

Exterminator 2

3.5
1984
A drug lord is in New York.
TV
Kate & Allie

Kate & Allie

1984
The show ran from March 19, 1984 to May 22, 1989. The positive response from critics and viewers made CBS commit to a full season of Kate & Allie in the fall of 1984. Sherry Coben created the series.
C.H.U.D.

C.H.U.D.

5.33
1984
There have been murders in New York. A policeman, a photo journalist, and his girlfriend are trying to figure out how to stop the creatures.

1982.

2 Movies
Hanky Panky

Hanky Panky

1982
The complete innocent, Michael Jordon, is drawn into a web of secrecy and government secrets when a girl carrying a mysterious package gets into a taxi with him. After she is murdered, Michael is on t...
Cat People

Cat People

6
1982
In this erotic tale of the supernatural, the minister brother and his sister return to New Orleans after years of separation. The zoo curator is drawn to the panther when it is captured by the zoologi...

1981.

1 Movie
Ragtime

Ragtime

7.5
1981
A young black pianist becomes involved in the lives of an upper-class white family in New York City in the early 1900s.

1980.

1 Movie
Permanent Vacation

Permanent Vacation

6.17
1980
A twenty-something boy whose father is not around and whose mother is in an institution is a big fan of Charlie Parker. He meets a few characters along the way as he searches for more meaning in his l...

Unknown Year.

1 Movie
The Oedipus Project

The Oedipus Project

The Oedipus Project is an innovative new digital initiative by Theater of War Productions that will present acclaimed actors performing scenes from Sophocles’ Oedipus the King as a catalyst for powerf...
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