Dan Frazer with Jean LeBouvier in Kojak, 1975.
|Born||Daniel Thomas Frazer
November 20, 1921
New York City, U.S.
|Died||December 16, 2011
New York City, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Lillian Lee Bogsett (m. 1943–1999) (her death)|
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. He was 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, The Eddie Capra Mysteries, 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.
- The Andy Griffith Show (1961) - Mr. Harmon
- Lilies of the Field (1963) - Father Murphy
- Lord Love a Duck (1966) - Honest Joe
- Counterpoint (1967) - Chaminant
- Take the Money and Run (1969) - Julius Epstein - The Psychiatrist
- ...tick...tick...tick... (1970) - Ira Jackson
- Bananas (1971) - Priest
- Fuzz (1972) - Lt. Amos Byrnes
- The Stoolie (1972) - Police Sgt. Alex Brogan
- Kojak (1973-1978, TV Series) - Capt. Frank McNeil / Chief of Detectives (117 episodes)
- Cleopatra Jones (1973) - Crawford
- The Super Cops (1974) - Police Capt. Irving Krasna
- Breakout (1975) - U.S. Customs Agent (uncredited)
- Kojak: The Belarus File (1985, TV Movie) - Chief of Detectives Frank McNeil
- As the World Turns (1986–1996, TV Series) - Lt. McCloskey
- Saying Kaddish (1991) - Uncle Manny
- Flodders in America (1992) - President
- Deconstructing Harry (1997) - Janet's Dad
- The Kings of Brooklyn (2004) - Leo
- Fireflies (2006) - Jack
- The Pack (2009) - Sol Epstein (final film role)