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Frank Stallone

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Frank Stallone
Frank Stallone (cropped).jpg
Stallone in May 2012
Born
Francesco Stallone Jr.

(1950-07-30) July 30, 1950 (age 71)
Maryland, U.S.
OccupationActor, singer, musician
Years active1976–present
Parent(s)Frank Stallone Sr.
Jackie Stallone
RelativesSylvester Stallone (brother)
Sage Stallone (nephew)
Sistine Stallone (niece)

Francesco Stallone Jr. (born July 30, 1950)[citation needed] is an American actor, singer-songwriter and guitarist. He is the younger brother of Sylvester Stallone and has written music for Sylvester's movies. His song "Far from Over", which appeared in the 1983 film Staying Alive and was also featured in the film's soundtrack, peaked at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100, for which he received Golden Globe and Grammy nominations.

Early life[edit]

Stallone was born in Maryland and raised in Philadelphia.[1] He is the younger son of Jacqueline Stallone (née Labofish; 1921–2020), an astrologer, former dancer, and promoter of women's professional wrestling, and Frank Stallone Sr., a hairdresser. His father was an Italian immigrant, and his mother's family was French from Brittany and also of Eastern European descent. Stallone's brother is actor Sylvester Stallone. In his teen years, he went to Lincoln High School in Northeast Philadelphia.[2]

Career[edit]

1980s to 1990s[edit]

Stallone has worked as a singer. He wrote and performed "Far from Over" for the 1983 film Staying Alive which was written and directed by his older brother.[3] The song peaked at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming his only major pop hit, and it was nominated for a Golden Globe award for Best Original Song from a Motion Picture. The album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special.

Stallone also played himself in a recurring role on the short-lived sitcom Movie Stars, alongside fellow celebrity siblings Don Swayze and Joey Travolta.

Stallone was the subject of repeated non-sequitur punchlines delivered by comedian Norm Macdonald during the Weekend Update segment of the television show Saturday Night Live.

2000s and 2010s[edit]

Stallone appeared as a boxing consultant on the NBC reality television series The Contender in 2005. He appeared on the Howard Stern Radio and television show on several occasions. During one appearance on the Howard Stern Show, Frank Stallone had a boxing match with television reporter Geraldo Rivera; Frank Stallone won the bout. He was a contestant on Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling, a reality competition series on CMT that followed 10 celebrity contestants as they trained to be professional wrestlers. He also appeared on an episode of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!.

A documentary directed and produced by Derek Wayne Johnson entitled STALLONE: Frank, That Is about the life, career and survival of Frank Stallone is due for release in 2021. The documentary features interviews with Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Billy Zane, Geraldo Rivera, Joe Mantegna and many others.[4]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Frank Stallone (1985)
  • Day in Day Out with The Billy May Orchestra (1991)
  • Close Your Eyes with The Sammy Nestico Big Band (1993)
  • Soft and Low (1999)
  • Full Circle (2000)
  • Frankie and Billy (2002)
  • Songs from the Saddle (2005)
  • Let Me Be Frank With You (2010)

Compilation albums[edit]

  • Stallone on Stallone – By Request (2002) (re-recorded versions)
  • In Love in Vain with The Sammy Nestico Orchestra (2003)

Singles[edit]

Title Release Peak chart positions Album
US AUS[5]
"Case of You" 1980 67 Heart and Souls
"Far from Over" 1983 10 61 Frank Stallone / Staying Alive soundtrack
"Moody Girl" Staying Alive soundtrack
"I'm Never Gonna Give You Up" with Cynthia Rhodes
"Darlin'" 1984 81 Frank Stallone
"If We Ever Get Back" 1985
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart.

Soundtrack appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biography". Frank Stallone (personal website). Retrieved August 21, 2021.
  2. ^ Frank Stallone [@Stallone] (April 7, 2016). "Just found my high school ring. Lincoln High School Philadelphia. www.instagram.com/p/BD5IxymHOlzHU_q30k8ZOO2C9VqwpT4gbanCzM0/" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  3. ^ 80s Music Channel: Far From Over
  4. ^ Gonzalez, Bobby. "Spoken Dreams: Derek Wayne Johnson, Filmmaker", KTLA, Los Angeles, CA, February 19, 2018. Retrieved on August 21, 2018.
  5. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 290. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.

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