Frank John Hughes

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Frank John Hughes
Born (1967-11-11) November 11, 1967 (age 50)
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1990–present

Frank John Hughes (born November 11, 1967) is an American film and television actor, and screenwriter. Hughes is best known for his portrayals of "Wild Bill" Guarnere in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, Tom Fox in Catch Me If You Can, Tim Woods in 24, and Walden Belfiore in The Sopranos.[1]

Early life[edit]

A native of the South Bronx, Hughes studied jazz composition at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. At the age of nineteen, he became one of the youngest members ever to be given lifetime membership in The Actor's Studio. He also studied with acting teacher Sonia Moore. After numerous stage productions Off-Broadway, Hughes made his feature film debut in Robert Celestino's True Convictions (1991).

Career[edit]

Following his first appearance in True Convictions, Hughes has starred in such films as: Bad Boys (1995) opposite Will Smith, Lonely in America (1991), The Funeral (1996) opposite Benicio del Toro and Christopher Walken, Layin' Low (1996), Mr. Vincent (1997) (for which he won mass critical acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival for his role as John Vincent), Urban Jungle (1999), Robbers (2000), Anacardium (2001) (for which he won "Best Actor" at the New York Independent Film Festival), and Steven Spielberg's Catch Me If You Can (2002). He also appeared in Robert Celestino's Yonkers Joe opposite Chazz Palminteri and Christine Lahti and in Jon Avnet's Righteous Kill (2008) opposite Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. In 2009, Hughes joined the cast of the series 24 as Secretary of Homeland Security, Tim Woods. He reprised the role for the season released in 2010.

Hughes wrote, produced and starred in Leave (2011). In 2013 he wrote and produced Dark Tourist starring Michael Cudlitz and Melanie Griffith. That same year, Hughes signed a two-picture deal with Warner Bros. to adapt Shovel Ready into a feature film starring Denzel Washington, as well as to write a screenplay for a project titled Tier 1.

Hughes is currently writing an Untitled Western film for Sony Pictures. The film will star Tom Hanks, and will be directed by Frank Darabont. He has also completed writing an original story, 77 Blackout for Paramount Pictures. In addition to these projects, he has also completed a re-write for Splinter Cell, a film adaptation based on the Ubisoft video game franchise of the same name reportedly scheduled to begin production in late-2017, starring Tom Hardy as the film's protagonist Sam Fisher.

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

as Actor

Year Title Role Network Notes
1999-2007 The Sopranos Walden Belfiore HBO A crime drama, where Hughes plays a soldier in the Soprano crime family.
2001 Band of Brothers William "Wild Bill" Guarnere HBO Based on true events, involving the "Easy" Company 2nd Batallion in the United States Military during WWII.
1997-1998 Players Charlie O'Bannon NBCUniversal Television Crim drama series; canceled after 18 episodes.
2004 LAX Henry Engels NBC Drama set at the Los Angeles International Airport, drawing its name from the IATA airport code "LAX". Canceled after 13 episodes.

Other appearances include: Cover Me, Law & Order, Homicide: Life on the Street, Feds, Without a Trace, Monk, Boomtown, Kings of South Beach, Curb Your Enthusiasm, JAG, The Path to 9/11, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, NCIS, and Criminal Minds.

as Screenwriter

Year Title Network Notes
2002-2003 Boomtown NBC Action/drama series; title references nickname of setting, Los Angeles, CA.
2010-2015 Justified FX Crime/drama series

Video game[edit]

Year Title Developer Publisher Platform(s) Notes
2005 Call of Duty 2: Big Red One Treyarch Activision Nintendo GameCube,
PlayStation 2,
Xbox
Hughes provided multiple voiceover performances in the game.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Owen, Rob (10 June 2007). "TV Review: 'Sopranos' trails off with a tease". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 20 December 2012. 

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