Frank Doubleday (actor)

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Frank Doubleday
Born(1945-01-28)January 28, 1945
DiedMarch 3, 2018(2018-03-03) (aged 73)
OccupationActor
Spouse(s)Christina Hart
(m. 197?)
ChildrenKaitlin Doubleday
Portia Doubleday

Frank Doubleday (January 28, 1945 – March 3, 2018) was an American actor whose most notable roles are as film villains.[1]

Doubleday was born in Norwich, Connecticut, but moved to Los Angeles with his family as a child.[2]

Doubleday is known for such films as John Carpenter's Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)[1] and John Carpenter's Escape from New York (1981)[1] playing the character Romero.[3] In the special edition Escape from New York DVD commentary, Kurt Russell credits Doubleday's performance as setting the tone of the movie.[citation needed]

He made his film debut in The First Nudie Musical (1976), and his other film credits include roles in Alex & the Gypsy (1976), The Big Fix (1978), Butch and Sundance: The Early Days (1979), Avenging Angel (1985), Nomads (1986), Broadcast News (1987), L.A. Bounty (1989) and Dollman (1991).[1] Doubleday also acted and directed theater productions.[3]

Doubleday taught acting at the Hollywood Court Theater.[2]

He was married to actress Christina Hart for over 40 years.[3] The couple have two daughters, Kaitlin Doubleday and Portia Doubleday.[3] Doubleday died of complications from esophageal cancer at age 73 at his Los Angeles home on March 3, 2018.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1976 The First Nudie Musical Arvin
1976 Alex & the Gypsy Prisoner
1976 Assault on Precinct 13 White Warlord
1977 Abar, the First Black Superman Tough
1978 The Big Fix Jonah's Partner
1979 Butch and Sundance: The Early Days 2nd. Outlaw
1981 Escape from New York Romero
1985 Avenging Angel Miles Gerrard
1985 Space Rage Brain Surgeon
1986 Nomads Razor
1987 Broadcast News Mercenary
1989 L.A. Bounty Rand
1991 Dollman Cloy
1991 Shakespeare's Plan 12 from Outer Space Malvolio

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Frank Doubleday". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 2016-03-06.
  2. ^ a b "Frank Doubleday, 73". Classic Images (518): 45. August 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d e Barnes, Mike (May 30, 2018). "Frank Doubleday, Villain in John Carpenter's 'Escape From New York,' Dies at 73". The Hollywood Reporter.

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