Biography

Francis Thomas Sullivan, aka Frank Sully, was an American character actor. Beefy and square-jawed, he was usually cast as rustic types or dumb heavies. He was a regular feature in Three Stooges shorts. Sully started his career as a comedian in vaudeville and appeared on Broadway from the late 1920s. He is known for the films The Grapes of Wrath (1940), The More the Merrier (1943) and Bye Bye Birdie (1963).

Francis Thomas Sullivan, aka Frank Sully, was an American character actor. Beefy and square-jawed, he was usually cast as rustic types or dumb heavies. He was a regular feature in Three Stooges shorts. Sully started his career as a comedian in vaudeville and appeared on Broadway from the late 1920s. He is known for the films The Grapes of Wrath (1940), The More the Merrier (1943) and Bye Bye Birdie (1963).

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 120

Birthday 1908-06-17

Day of Death 1975-12-17

Place of Birth St. Louis, Missouri, USA

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Also Known As

  • Francis Thomas Sullivan
  • Frank Sullivan

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1963 Bye Bye Birdie as Bartender
1962 The Beverly Hillbillies (1 episode)
1962 The Virginian (2 episodes)
1960 The Tall Man (1 episode)
1959 Johnny Staccato (1 episode)
1958 The Rifleman (1 episode)
1958 Wanted: Dead or Alive (2 episodes)
1957 Rockabilly Baby as Bum
1957 Leave It to Beaver (3 episodes)
1957 Domino Kid as Bartender
1957 Maverick (1 episode)
1957 Perry Mason (1 episode)
1957 M Squad (1 episode)
1957 The Buckskin Lady as Jed
1956 The Desperados Are in Town as Carl Branch
1956 Frontier Gambler as Bartender
1955 Last of the Desperados as Murder Victim Tim (bit)
1955 The 20th Century Fox Hour (3 episodes)
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1 episode)
1955 Navy Log (1 episode)
1955 Jungle Moon Men as Max
1955 Fling in the Ring as Big Mike
1954 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (1 episode)
1954 Silver Lode as Paul Herbert, Telegrapher
1954 Battle of Rogue River as Pvt. Kohler
1954 Ain't It Aggravatin' as Neighbor (uncredited)
1953 Bad for Each Other as Tippy Kashko, Townsman
1953 Pardon My Backfire as Escaped Convict
1953 Northern Patrol as Bartender
1953 Take Me to Town as Sammy
1953 Spies and Guys as Enemy Soldier (uncredited)
1952 Mr. & Mrs. North (1 episode)
1952 Young Man with Ideas as Salesman (uncredited)
1952 With a Song in My Heart as Soldier
1952 Gang Busters (2 episodes)
1952 Night Stage to Galveston as Policeman Kelly
1951 Dragnet (2 episodes)
1951 Man in the Saddle as Lee Repp
1951 I Love Lucy (1 episode)
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1 episode)
1951 The Tall Target as Telegram Messenger (uncredited)
1951 The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (1 episode)
1950 The Good Humor Man as Cop (uncredited)
1950 The Reformer and the Redhead as Joe, a Policeman
1950 Beauty on Parade as Murph
1949 Joe Palooka in the Counterpunch as Looie
1949 Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture as Sergeant Matthews
1948 Gun Smugglers as Corporal Clancy
1948 Trapped by Boston Blackie as Sgt. Matthews
1947 Wild Harvest as Nick
1946 Boston Blackie and the Law as Sgt. Matthews
1946 Crime Doctor's Man Hunt as Henchman 'Rigger'
1946 Renegades as Link
1946 The Phantom Thief as Detective Sergeant Matthews
1946 Throw a Saddle on a Star as Lawyer
1946 A Close Call for Boston Blackie as Sgt. Matthews
1946 One Way to Love as Hopkins
1945 Out of the Depths as 'Speed' Brogan
1945 I Love a Bandleader as Dan Benson
1945 Along Came Jones as Avery de Longpre
1945 Boston Blackie's Rendezvous as Mathews
1945 Boston Blackie Booked on Suspicion as Sgt. Matthews
1944 Secret Command as Shawn
1944 Two Girls and a Sailor as Private Adams
1944 Bachelor Daze as Ezra's neighbor
1944 The Ghost That Walks Alone as Beppo
1943 There's Something About a Soldier as Alex Grybinski
1943 Dangerous Blondes as Detective Joe Henderson
1943 Good Luck, Mr. Yates as Joe Briggs
1943 The More the Merrier as FBI Agent Pike
1943 Power of the Press as Mack Gibbons (uncredited)
1943 Thousands Cheer as Alan
1942 The Daring Young Man as Luke
1942 Lucky Legs as Mugg
1942 My Sister Eileen as Jenson
1942 Parachute Nurse as Sgt. Peters
1942 Inside the Law as Jim Burke
1942 Two Yanks in Trinidad as Mike Paradise
1942 Rings on Her Fingers
1942 Sleepytime Gal as Dimples
1942 All Through the Night as Spence
1941 Let's Go Collegiate as Hercules 'Herk' Bevans
1941 She Knew All the Answers as Cop
1941 A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob as Salty
1941 Golden Hoofs as Ed Muckle
1940 Dr. Kildare's Crisis as John Root
1940 Spring Parade as Bert - Shawl Salesman
1940 City for Conquest as Radio Listener (uncredited)
1940 He Stayed for Breakfast as Butcher
1940 Young People as Jeb
1940 The Return of Frank James as Actor
1940 Cross-Country Romance as Mike
1940 Lillian Russell as Hank
1940 Escape to Glory as Tommy Malone
1940 The Doctor Takes a Wife as Slapcovitch
1940 The Grapes of Wrath as Noah
1940 Women Without Names as Friendly Motorist
1940 Castle on the Hudson as Second Prisoner
1940 The Fighting 69th as Sergeant
1939 Second Fiddle as Townsman
1939 Some Like It Hot as Sailor Burke / The Living Corpse
1939 Sorority House as The Caterer
1939 The Great Man Votes as Policeman at Parade
1939 Another Thin Man as Pete - a Father
1938 Youth Takes a Fling as Jim
1938 Hold That Co-ed as Steve Wurgeski
1938 Start Cheering as Jimmy - Student Accosting Jean
1937 Live, Love and Learn as Marine (uncredited)
1937 Radio Patrol as Flynn
1937 Life Begins in College as Football Player
1937 White Bondage as Man in Pool Room
1937 Captains Courageous as Taxi Driver (uncredited)
1937 They Gave Him a Gun as Comedy Soldier (uncredited)
1937 The Romance Of Robert Burns as Jock Wilson (uncredited)
1936 Theodora Goes Wild as Clarence
1936 Rhythm on the Range as Splashed Rodeo Cowboy
1936 Fury as Dynamiter (uncredited)
1935 Mary Burns, Fugitive as Steve
1934 Caravan as Hungarian Soldier
1934 Murder at the Vanities as Chorus Boy

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