Frank Wood (actor)

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Frank Wood
Born (1960-05-06) May 6, 1960 (age 63)
EducationWesleyan University (BA)
New York University (MFA)
Years active1998–present
RelativesMaggie Hassan (sister)

Frank Wood (born May 6, 1960) is an American actor who has appeared in various television, film, and theatre roles.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Wood is the son of Margaret (Byers) and Robert Coldwell Wood, a political scientist who briefly served as United States secretary of housing and urban development in the Lyndon Johnson administration.[2] His sister is U.S. senator and former governor of New Hampshire, Maggie Hassan. Wood attended the Buxton School. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan University in 1984 and a MFA from the New York University Tisch School of the Arts.[3][4]


Wood won a Tony Award in 1999 for Best Featured Actor in a Play for Side Man. He played Bill in August: Osage County on Broadway.[5] From September 14, 2010, to March 27, 2011, Wood starred as the character Roy Cohn in the acclaimed off-Broadway revival of Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Angels in America staged by the Signature Theatre Company in Manhattan.[6][7][8] Wood played Gary Lucas in Greetings from Tim Buckley, a film on Tim and Jeff Buckley, which premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.[9][10]

In 2016, Wood played the Night Clerk in Eugene O'Neill's play Hughie opposite Forest Whitaker's Broadway debut at the Booth Theatre in New York City, directed by Michael Grandage.[11]

Wood is on the faculty of HB Studio in New York City.[12]



Year Title Role Notes
2000 Down to You Doctor
2000 Small Time Crooks Oliver
2000 Pollock Frank Pollock
2000 Thirteen Days McGeorge Bundy
2001 The Royal Tenenbaums Hotel Manager
2002 In America Paediatrician
2002 People I Know Michael Wormly
2004 Winter Solstice Bill Brennan
2004 King of the Corner Anthony Berenson
2004 Keane Assaulted Commuter
2004 The Undeserved Alex Montgomery
2007 Flakes Bruce
2007 The Favor Lawrence
2007 Michael Clayton Gerald
2007 Dan in Real Life Howard
2008 Lucky Days Dr. Ginger
2008 Changeling Ben Harris
2008 Synecdoche, New York Evaluative Services Doctor
2009 The Missing Person Harold Fullmer
2009 The Taking of Pelham 123 Police Commissioner Sterman
2012 Greetings from Tim Buckley Gary Lucas
2014 St. Vincent Maggie's Attorney
2016 The Phenom Richard Boyer
2016 Custody Uncle Frank
2016 Gold Scottie Nevins
2017 Detroit Robert Edward DeMascio
2018 Isle of Dogs Simul-Translate Machine Voice
2019 Joker Dr. Stoner
2020 Lapsis John
2022 She Said Matt Purdy


Year Title Role Notes
1998 Law & Order Dr. Rutland Episode: "Scrambled"
2001 The Sopranos Dean Ross Episode: "Second Opinion"
2001 Third Watch Third Watch Episode: "Honor"
2002 Law & Order: Criminal Intent George Weems Episode: "Chinoiserie"
2004 Medium Crazed Man Episode: "Pilot"
2007–2009 Flight of the Conchords Greg 17 episodes
2010 Bored to Death Dr. O'Connor Episode: "Escape from the Castle!"
2011 Lights Out Dr. Stuart Wexler Episode: "The Comeback"
2012 Modern Family Reporter Episode: "Election Day"
2012 Grey's Anatomy Frank Wheeler Episode: "The Girl With No Name"
2012 The Good Wife Dr. Joseph Lidera Episode: "And the Law Won"
2012–2021 Law & Order: SVU Dr. Truman / Andrew Lennox 4 episodes
2013 Elementary EROC Supervisor Episode: "Snow Angels"
2013 The Newsroom Shep Pressman 2 episodes
2013 Blue Bloods Father Markhum Episode: "Lost and Found"
2014 The Divide Griffen Donleavey Episode: "I'm for Justice"
2014–2015 The Knick Mr. Havershorn 10 episodes
2016 Younger Dr. Kigner Episode: "Un-Jaded"
2016 Girls Charlie's Client Episode: "The Panic in Central Park"
2016 The Night Of Medical Examiner 4 episodes
2016–2017 The Get Down Ed Koch 6 episodes
2018 Mozart in the Jungle Keith Rutledge 2 episodes
2019 The Blacklist Gerald Klepper Episode: "The Ethicist (No. 91)"
2019 Prodigal Son Dr. Carl Mitchell Episode: "Fear Response"
2021 Bull Dr. Edwin Pruitt Episode: "Cloak and Beaker"
2021 Evil Brother Jacob Episode: "S Is for Silence"


  1. ^ "Playbill Biography: FRANK WOOD". 2005-04-24. Archived from the original on 2005-04-24. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  2. ^ Martin, Douglas (April 5, 2005). "Robert Wood, Education Expert, Dies at 81". New York Times. Retrieved 21 June 2016.
  3. ^ "NYU Graduate Acting Alumni". 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-08.
  4. ^ "Frank Wood". Filmbug. 2007-11-10. Retrieved 2017-02-25.
  5. ^ BWW News Desk (2008-06-03). "'August' Welcomes Frank Wood on June 17th". Retrieved 2017-02-25.
  6. ^ "Signature Theatre Company – Angels in America". Archived from the original on 2010-08-02. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  7. ^ Brown, Scott (October 29, 2010). "Theater Review: The Spectacularly Overstuffed Angels in America". Vulture. Retrieved 2020-02-23.
  8. ^ "Photo 9 of 10 | Angels in America: Show Photos". Retrieved 2017-02-25.
  9. ^ "Tony Winners Norbert Leo Butz and Frank Wood Join Penn Badgley in Greetings from Tim Buckley". August 22, 2011. Retrieved October 2, 2012.
  10. ^ Kurchak, Sarah (August 15, 2012). "TIFF 2012 Adds Greetings From Tim Buckley, Spike Lee's Bad 25 Michael Jackson Doc, Skrillex Soundtrack". Spinner. Retrieved October 2, 2012.
  11. ^ "Gambling on O'Neill: Forest Whitaker Makes His Broadway Debut in Hughie" by Michael Paulson, The New York Times, February 3, 2016
  12. ^ HB Studio Faculty page

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