Frank Stallone

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Frank Stallone
Frank Stallone.jpg
Frank Stallone in May 2012
Born (1950-07-30) July 30, 1950 (age 64)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor, musician
Years active 1976–present
Parents Frank Stallone, Sr.,
Jackie Stallone
Relatives Sage Stallone (nephew, deceased)
Family Sylvester Stallone (brother)

Frank P. Stallone, Jr. (born July 30, 1950) is an American actor, singer/guitarist and songwriter. He is the younger brother of Sylvester Stallone.

Early life[edit]

Stallone was born in New York City. He is the younger brother of Sylvester Stallone and the son of Jacqueline "Jackie" Stallone (née Labofish), an astrologer, former dancer, and promoter of women's wrestling, and Frank Stallone, Sr., a hairdresser.

In his teen years he went to Lincoln High School in Northeast Philadelphia.[citation needed] Frank started his career around the time of high school singing on street corners and making money with his guitar.

Career[edit]

1980s to 1990s[edit]

Stallone has worked as a singer in the tradition of American big band jazz and popular music, in a vocal style reminiscent of his idol Frank Sinatra. He tours with his own orchestra under conductor Paul Vesco, and has also worked with conductors Sammy Nestico and Billy May. Stallone has released a number of albums, including Day In Day Out with Sammy Nestico (1991; A1 Records: FSTCD1) and "Close Your Eyes" with Billy May (1996; Coolnote).

Stallone wrote and performed "Far From Over" for the 1983 film Staying Alive.[1] The song was released mid April 1983. The song peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming his only major pop hit. The song was nominated for a Golden Globe award for Best Original Song from a Motion Picture and a Grammy Award for Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special.

A self-titled album soon followed from RSO, in the style of 1980s pop. The album featured a slightly remixed (and abridged) version of "Far From Over" as well as the song, "Darlin'", which peaked at #81 on the Billboard Hot 100 in May 1984.

In the mid-1990s, Stallone became the subject of a running gag on Saturday Night Live, during its "Weekend Update" segment hosted by Norm Macdonald. During each episode, Macdonald (at some point in the mock-newscast) would read a legitimate news headline, then would propose a question asking the cause of that news, which would always be answered by, "You guessed it—Frank Stallone." At that moment, a publicity photo of Stallone would appear on the screen behind Macdonald.

Example:

In economic news, unemployment figures rose slightly for the month of October, with declines in the Dow Jones and NASDAQ. The reason for the sudden downturn? You guessed it—Frank Stallone.

Norm MacdonaldSaturday Night Live, November 2, 1996

Stallone also played himself in a recurring role on the short-lived sitcom Movie Stars, alongside fellow celebrity siblings Don Swayze and Joey Travolta.

2000s and 2010s[edit]

Stallone is also an amateur boxer and appeared as a boxing consultant on the NBC reality television series The Contender in 2005. Frank Stallone has appeared on the Howard Stern Radio and TV show on several occasions. During one appearance on the Howard Stern Show, Frank Stallone had a boxing match with TV reporter Geraldo Rivera; Frank Stallone won the bout.

In 2007, he appeared as himself at a meeting of 'Siblings Anonymous' in the film Fred Claus (see cast list).

In 2008, he embarked on a tour with his own Frank Stallone Band, which features himself on lead vocals and rhythm guitar.

Stallone was a contestant on Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling, a new reality competition series on CMT that follows 10 celebrity contestants as they are trained to be professional wrestlers.[2] He was the second celebrity eliminated and was also eliminated in the second episode.

He has also appeared in a fourth season episode of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! where he sang about how he was going to turn his fictional daughter's bedroom into a computer room and kick her out of the house.

During the 2009 second season of the ifc show "Z Rock" Frank Stallone is featured throughout the episode "mini Kiss".

In late 2009, he was added to the cast of truTV Presents: World's Dumbest... on truTV. He remains in cast as of the 2011 season, the show airs Thursday nights at 9/8 central.

He performed a one off show, "Let Me Be Frank With You" at the Forum Theatre in Melbourne, Australia, which was organized by Hamish and Andy on the 18th of August 2010.[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

  • Frank Stallone (1984)
  • Day in Day Out (1991)
  • Close Your Eyes (1993)
  • Soft and Low (1999)
  • Full Circle (2000)
  • Frankie and Billy (2002)
  • Stallone on Stallone – By Request (2002)
  • In Love In Vain (2003)
  • Songs From the Saddle (2005)
  • Let Me Be Frank With You (2010)

Singles[edit]

Filmography[edit]

  • Reach Me (2014) .... Ben
  • Night Claws (2012) .... Testi
  • Z Rock (2009) .... Himself
  • Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (2009) .... Himself
  • Fred Claus (2007) .... Himself
  • Rocky Balboa (2006) .... diner patron
  • Taken by Force (2006) (filming) .... Schultz
  • Angels with Angles (2005) (post-production) .... Elvis Presley
  • Hitters (2002) .... Spilotri
  • Get Carter (2000) (cameo) .... guy at funeral
  • Doublecross On Costa's Island (1997) .... Marty Moretti
  • The Good Life (1997)
  • Ground Rules (1997)
  • Strange Wilderness (1997) .... Old Man
  • Total Force (1997) .... Jack O'Hara
  • Billy Lone Bear (1996)
  • The Garbage Man (1996)
  • Public Enemies (1996) .... Alvin Karpis
  • ... aka Public Enemy #1
  • Lethal Cowboy (1995) .... Frank
  • Taken Alive (1995) .... Marty Moretti
  • Tombstone (1993) .... Ed Bailey
  • Return of the Roller Blade Seven (1993) .... Black Knight
  • The Legend of the Rollerblade Seven (1992) .... The Black Knight
  • Hudson Hawk (1991) .... Cesar Mario
  • The Roller Blade Seven (1991) .... Black Knight
  • Terror in Beverly Hills (1991) .... Hack Stone
  • Lethal Games (1990) .... Mac Richards
  • Masque of the Red Death (1990) .... Duke
  • Ten Little Indians (1989) .... Capt. Philip Lombard
  • ... aka Death on Safari
  • Easy Kill (1989) .... Frank Davies/Alex Anderson
  • Order of the Eagle (1989) .... Quill
  • Prime Suspect (1989) .... Gene Chambers
  • Miami Vice (1988) ... Billy
  • Heart of Midnight (1988) .... Ledray
  • Killing Blue (1988) .... Jack Miskowski
  • ... aka Midnight Cop
  • Crossing the Mob (1988) (TV) .... Anthony D'Amato
  • Fear (1988) ... Armitage
  • ...aka Honor Betrayed
  • Take Two (1988) ... Ted
  • Barfly (1987) .... Eddie
  • Outlaw Force (1987) ... Grady Purella
  • The Pink Chiquitas (1987) ... Tony Mareda Jr.
  • Savage Harbor (1987) ... Joe
  • ...aka Death Feud
  • ...aka Raggedy Anne
  • ...aka Slammers
  • W.A.R. Women Against Rape (1987) ... Walter Taggert
  • ...aka Death Blow
  • ...aka I Will Dance on Your Grave: Lethal Victims
  • The Road to Freedom: L. Ron Hubbard and Friends ... Himself
  • Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) ... singer ("Peace In Our Life")
  • Staying Alive (1983) ... Carl
  • Hotline (1982) ... Barnie
  • Rocky III (1982) ... singer
  • Rocky II (1979) ... singer
  • Paradise Alley (1978) ... singer
  • Rocky (1976) ... streetcorner singer

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