July 29, 1922|
New York City, U.S.
|Died||January 12, 2014
Rancho Mirage, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Hope Holiday (1967–2014, his death)|
Frank Marth (July 29, 1922 – January 12, 2014) was an American film and television actor. He may be best known as a cast-member of Cavalcade of Stars (1949; 1950–1957), especially segments of The Honeymooners, which later became a television series (1955–56).
Tall and fair-haired, Marth, often in tandem with the short, dark-haired George O. Petrie, played various recurring and one-time roles on The Honeymooners, i.e. as one of the brutal hoods who hold the Kramdens and Ed Norton hostage after Ralph witnesses a bank robbery; as Harvey Walstatter, who hires Alice Kramden to babysit his son, Harvey, Jr.; and as the inquiring news photographer who lands Ralph Kramden in hot water after he quotes Kramden declaring that he is "head of the household".
Marth's big screen scredits included roles in films such as Madame X (1966), Madigan (1968), Pendulum (1969), The Lost Man (1969), Marooned (1969) and Telefon (1977). He later appeared in two episodes of Perry Mason, five episodes of The Big Valley, one episode of The Wild, Wild West, and episodes of Hogan's Heroes, Hawaii Five-O, The Fugitive, Cannon, The Invaders, The Streets of San Francisco, The Six Million Dollar Man, and M*A*S*H. In 1976, he appeared in an episode of Sara and played the Commanding Officer of Ben Murphy's leading officer in the TV mini series version of The Dirty Dozen.
- 1956: Fright - George Morley
- 1961: Breakfast at Tiffany's - Party Guest (uncredited)
- 1963: Love with the Proper Stranger - Carlos (uncredited)
- 1966: Madame X - Det. Combs
- 1968: Madigan - Lt. James Price
- 1969: Pendulum - Lt. Smithson
- 1969: The Lost Man - Warren
- 1969: Marooned - Air Force Systems Director
- 1977: Telefon - Harley Sandburg
- 1993: Loving Deadly - Joe Reynolds
- 1994: Loving Deadly - John (final film role)
- 1964 Combat!
Season 3, Episode 7 "Operation Fly Trap" as a German Captain
- 1974-1976 Cannon
4x01 Kelly’s Song as Captain Royce, 5x23 Point After Death as Eliott Strickland
- "Honeymooners" Actor Frank Marth dies at 91, hollywoodreporter.com; accessed January 13, 2014.
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