Frankie Faison

Frankie Faison


  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 10-06-1949
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Newport News, Virginia, USA
  • Also Known As:

    Frankie Russel Faison
    Frankie R. Faison

  • Popularity: 4.54
  • Homepage: N/A


Frankie Faison is an American stage and screen actor, best known for his role as Deputy Commissioner Ervin Burrell in HBO's television series "The Wire", and as Barney Matthews in the "Hannibal Lecter" franchise. He studied Drama at Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Illinois, and graduated from New York Universities' Acting Program.




Year Movie Character
2001 Gina, An Actress, Age 29 as Albert
1995 Heading Home as Horace Jones
2019 The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain as Kenneth Chamberlain Sr.
2004 Highwaymen as Will Macklin
2013 Tio Papi as Gilly
2014 Trouble & the Shadowy Deathblow
2013 Danger Word as Grandpa Joe
1996 The Rich Man's Wife as Detective Ron Lewis
2006 Premium as Phil
1994 The Spider and the Fly as Lt. Turner
2014 Away From Here as Carl
1999 The Thomas Crown Affair as Detective Paretti
2009 Adam as Harlan
2001 Down to Earth as Whitney Daniels
2001 Call Me Claus as Dwayne
1984 Exterminator 2 as Be Gee
1997 Julian Po as Sheriff Leon
2001 The Sleepy Time Gal as Jimmy Dupree
2011 Mayor Cupcake as Lenny Davis
2002 A Little Inside as Tom Donner
2016 An American Girl Story - Melody 1963: Love Has to Win as Frank Ellison
2017 The Sounding as Roland
1970 The Oedipus Project as Shepherd
2009 Splinterheads as Pope
2009 For Sale By Owner as Gene Woodman
2009 Breaking Point as Richter Green
2004 White Chicks as Elliott Gordon
1988 Coming to America as Landlord
2001 Hannibal as Barney Matthews
1986 Maximum Overdrive as Handy
2005 America Brown as Coach Bryant
2017 The Case for Christ as Joe Dubois
2009 Do the Right Thing: 20 Years Later
2020 I'm Your Woman as Art
2007 My Blueberry Nights as Travis
1982 Cat People as Det. Brandt
1998 Jaded as Henry Broker
2012 Cowgirls n' Angels as Augustus
1992 Freejack as Eagle Man
1996 The Stupids as The Lloyd
1996 Albino Alligator as Agent Marv Rose
2011 The Cookout 2 as JoJo Anderson
1991 The Silence of the Lambs as Barney Matthews
1996 Mother Night as Robert Sterling Wilson
1999 Oxygen as Phil Kline
2018 An Actor Prepares as Deacon Frank Dodge
2020 The Grudge as William Matheson
1989 Do the Right Thing as Coconut Sid
1993 Sommersby as Joseph
2004 In Good Company as Corwin
2002 Red Dragon as Barney Matthews
2004 The Cookout as Jojo Andersen
1995 Roommates as Professor Martin
2002 Showtime as Lt. Winship
1988 Mississippi Burning as Eulogist
2008 Meet the Browns as L.B.
1980 Permanent Vacation as Man in Lobby
2008 Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist as Janitor
1993 Money for Nothing as Madigan
1986 Manhunter as Lt. Fisk
1991 City of Hope as Levonne
2009 Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant as Rhamus Twobellies
1984 C.H.U.D. as Sgt. Parker
1981 Ragtime as Gang Member 1
2003 Gods and Generals as Jim Lewis
1982 Hanky Panky as Cop Driver
2009 Brief Interviews with Hideous Men as Subject #42
1986 The Money Pit as James
2004 Messengers as Tom Mabry

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