June 10, 2005

Flash in the Pan Guys: 90s Division

Here's a good bar bet question:

He's the only actor to kill JFK and Jimmy Hoffa, while finding time to fix Einstein's car.

Whatever happened to Frank Whaley?

I'm hoping Red has an update---she always does on questions like this. He's an interesting actor---he inhabits the shady border between "guy next door" and "serial killer" quite well. Granted, he's no Fisher Stevens, but who really is?

Posted by Steve at June 10, 2005 07:38 PM

Frank Whaley!! You know what I really like him in? Field of Dreams ... member him in that? He was adorable.

And then of course, he got to be shot by Sam Jackson in Pulp Fiction!

I am not sure what he is doing now - but I know that he is a big presence here in NYC, the theatre scene. He and Ethan Hawke used to have a theatre company together ... a bunch of cool people were in it ... and he's very involved in a lot of different cool projects here. I see his name all the time.

I'll ask around - I know a couple of people who were in Hawke's company. They may be able to give an update.

Posted by: red at June 10, 2005 09:15 PM

One last thing: he's one of those actors who has pretty much never been out of a job. Whether he gets a nice small part in a big movie, or whether he's doing Shakespeare in the park, he's always around. His is the kind of career I really admire, and what I aspire to myself.

Kind of under the radar, but always there. He'll be acting when he's 80.

Posted by: red at June 10, 2005 09:17 PM

Uh, hey Beavis, how come you're wondering where some 80s dude is?

Posted by: Leopold Stotch at June 10, 2005 10:38 PM

See? That's what I mean! Thanks, Red.

Leopold: I was spreading mulch this afternoon, and for some odd reason, I couldn't get the scene out of my head where he whacks Jimmy Hoffa...

Posted by: Steve the LLamabutcher at June 11, 2005 01:41 AM

You said whacks ...

Posted by: Leopold Stotch at June 11, 2005 11:48 AM

And 'jimmy'.......

Posted by: Rusty Shackleford at June 11, 2005 02:54 PM
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