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|Born||Frank Woodrow Boers, Jr.
February 28, 1942
Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.
Mary A. Rings
Catherin M. Sherwood
(1981 - ?;divorced)
Life and career
Bonner was born Frank Woodrow Boers, Jr., in Little Rock, Arkansas, the son of Grace Marie (née Dobbins), a singer, and Frank Woodrow Boers, a saxophone player. Bonner started his acting career in the experimental 1967 indie film "The Equinox...a journey into the unknown" which was re-made into the 1970 cult classic Equinox (credited as Frank Boers, Jr.). He reprised Tarlek in the 1991 spinoff The New WKRP in Cincinnati, and in a 2004 rock video for Canadian indie rock band Rheostatics (for the song "The Tarleks", from their album 2067).
Bonner appeared as a guest star in one episode of the sitcom Night Court in the 1980s. From 1988-1990, Bonner played the role of "Father Hargis," headmaster of the fictional St. Augustine's Academy on the TV show Just the Ten of Us. (This show was a spin-off of Growing Pains). Bonner also directed several episodes of WKRP in Cincinnati as well as other TV sitcoms, including Who's the Boss?, Head of the Class, Evening Shade, Newhart and every episode of the NBC Saturday morning sitcom City Guys. Bonner also appeared in five episodes of Saved by the Bell: The New Class, and directed 4 episodes.