Frank Converse
Date of Birth
May 22, 1938
Birth Place:
St. Louis, MO

Biography

Tall (6'2"), sandy-haired American leading man Frank Converse studied at Carnegie Tech before launching his acting career with stage, commercial and soap-opera assignments. Converse became a star by way of a TV series that literally died before it was born. Thirteen episodes of Coronet Blue, in which Converse played an amnesiac pursued by mysterious assassins, were filmed in 1965, then shelved when no room could be cleared on CBS' fall schedule. Most of these episodes were telecast as a 1967 summer replacement series, sparking an intensely loyal fan following for Converse; by that time, however, he was committed to the weekly cop series NYPD and could not continue with Coronet Blue, thus his fans never did find out who his character really was or why he was being chased all over the country. Active in all aspects of entertainment, Frank Converse has been most visible on television: he starred on the prime time series Movin' On (1974-75), The Family Tree (1983), Dolphin Cove (1989), and for several years was a regular on the ABC daytime drama One Life to Live. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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