Dan Frazer

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Dan Frazer
Telly Savalas Dan Frazer Jean LeBouvier Kojak 1975.JPG
Frazer (center) with Telly Savalas and Jean LeBouvier in Kojak, 1975.
Born Daniel Thomas Frazer
(1921-11-20)November 20, 1921
New York City, New York, U.S.
Died December 16, 2011(2011-12-16) (aged 90)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Cause of death
Cardiac arrest
Occupation Actor
Years active 1943-2009
Spouse(s) Lillian Lee Bogsett (m. 1943–99) (her death)
Children Susanna Frazer

Daniel Thomas "Dan" Frazer (November 20, 1921 – December 16, 2011) was an American actor, born in a West Side neighborhood (formerly known Hell's Kitchen) of Manhattan in New York City. Probably, best known for his role as Captain Frank McNeil, the former partner turned supervisor of Theo Kojak, Telly Savalas's character, in the 1970s TV police drama Kojak. His screen career started in 1950.

His TV appearances include The Phil Silvers Show, Car 54, Where Are You?, The Untouchables, Route 66, Blue Light, The F.B.I., Barney Miller, and Law & Order. His first film role was in 1963's Lilies of the Field, playing Father Murphy. In his later years, Frazer appeared as detective Dan McCloskey on the daytime soap As the World Turns.

He died of cardiac arrest on December 16, 2011, at his home in Manhattan.[1]



  1. ^ "Kojak actor Dan Frazer dies at 90". BBC News. December 19, 2011. Retrieved December 19, 2011. 

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