Frank Ashmore

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Frank Ashmore
Born (1945-06-17) June 17, 1945 (age 73)
Years active1960–present

Frank Ashmore (born June 17, 1945 in El Paso, Texas) is an American actor.


He is perhaps best known for his role as "Martin" in the 1983 NBC miniseries V and its 1984 sequel V: The Final Battle. He reprised his role in the pilot episode of V: The Series but was killed off by the end of the episode. He returned later on in V: The Series as Philip, Martin's twin brother.[1]

Ashmore appeared in the 1980 hit comedy film Airplane!, Airplane II: The Sequel and films such as Gable and Lombard (1976), Invisible Strangler (1978), Parts: The Clonus Horror (1979), Monster in the Closet (1986) and Extracted (2012). In 1981, he appeared on both Days of Our Lives as a hit man out to kill Julie Williams and General Hospital as Monica Quartermaine's private investigator. He also had a supporting role in the 2012 independent thriller Extracted. He made guest appearances on various television shows including Happy Days, The Bob Newhart Show, Battlestar Galactica, Touched by an Angel, The West Wing and the current version of Hawaii Five-O. In 2010, he had a recurring role in season 4 of The Guild. He voiced Leone "Leo" Galante in the 2010 video game Mafia II, and its sequel Mafia III. He also voiced Austin Buckell in the 2013 video game Dead Space 3.


Ashmore won the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Featured Performance in 2005.[2] In 2009, he was nominated for Best Actor by the 168 Hour Film Project, a Christian film festival, for the short Stealing Home.[3]



Year Title Role Notes
1974 Black Eye Chess Credited as Frank Stell
1976 Gable and Lombard Ragland Credited as Frank Stell
1978 Invisible Strangler Roger Sands
1979 Parts: The Clonus Horror George Walker
1980 Airplane! Victor Basta
1982 Airplane II: The Sequel Controller #3
1986 Monster in the Closet Scoop
2007 Game of Life Rick
2011 A Letter to Momo Sachio Sadahama (voice) English dub
2012 Extracted Martino
2012 I Will Follow You Into the Dark Mr. Carter
2012 It's Not That Simple Dr. Edwards
2015 400 Days Garcia


Year Title Role Notes
1972 Alias Smith and Jones Guard Episode: "The Day the Amnesty Came Through"
1972 The Sixth Sense Intern Episode: "The Eyes That Wouldn't Die"
1973 Banacek Airline Clerk Episode: "The Greatest Collection of Them All"
1974 The Streets of San Francisco Sniper Episode: "Crossfire"
1974 Happy Days Johnny Episode: "Wish Upon a Star"
1975 Petrocelli Alec McCaslin Episode: "The Kidnapping"
1975 The ABC Afternoon Playbreak Mark Linden Episode: "The Girl Who Couldn't Lose"
1978 The Next Step Beyond Peter Holmby Episode: "The Pact"
1978 The Bob Newhart Show Major Hartman, Phil Morgan Episode: "Group on a Hot Tin Roof"
1978–80 Barnaby Jones Ted Goff, Donald Forest 2 episodes
1979 Battlestar Galactica Flight Sergeant Ortega Episode: "Murder on the Rising Star"
1979 Trapper John, M.D. Bolen Episode: "Taxi in the Rain"
1979, 1981 CHiPs Larry Fletcher, Lance 2 episodes
1980 Laverne & Shirley Bob Gatenby Episode: "The Dating Game"
1981 Days of Our Lives Brent Cavanaugh Unknown episodes
1981 General Hospital Corrigan 1 episode
1983 V Martin Miniseries
1984 The New Mike Hammer Alex 2 episodes
1984 V The Final Battle Martin Miniseries
1984–85 V Philip, Martin 7 episodes
1985 T. J. Hooker Carl David Beeman Episode: "To Kill a Cop"
1986 Shadow Chasers Miles Episode: "Blood and Magnolias"
1987 Hunter Carl Brand Episode: "Night on Bald Mountain"
1987 L.A. Law Bruce Wellman Episode: "Brackman Vasektimized"
1998 Pensacola: Wings of Gold Sheriff Episode: "Solo Flight"
1998 The Practice Mr. Mayfield 2 episodes
1999 Touched by an Angel Mac Episode: "The Man Upstairs"
2002 The District Mr. Stockwell Episode: "The Second Man"
2004 The West Wing Congressman Chris Finn Episode: "Full Disclosure"
2006 Criminal Minds Henry Davin Episode: "The Perfect Storm"
2008 The Shield Cy Episode: "Party Line"
2010 The Guild Ollie 6 episodes
2012 Rizzoli & Isles Ryan Finnegan Episode: "Home Town Glory"
2014 Hawaii Five-0 Jeff Harrison Episode: "Ke Koho Mamau Aku"
2017 Room 104 Older Patrick Episode: "I Know You Weren't Dead"

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
2010 Mafia II Leo Galante
2012 The Darkness II Jimmy the Grape, Dr. James
2013 Dead Space 3 Austin Buckell
2013 The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Dr. Hara
2016 Mafia III Leo Galante, Additional Voices


  1. ^ "Fans Clamor for Resurrection of 'V'". Portsmouth Daily Times. 1985-07-05. Retrieved 2013-11-07.
  2. ^ "2005 Awards :: LA Drama Critics Circle". Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle. Retrieved 2013-11-07.
  3. ^ "168 Film > Festival > Nominations/Awards". 168 Hour Film Project. Retrieved 2013-11-07.

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