|Born||8 June 1946|
|Alma mater||The Aleksander Zelwerowicz National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw|
|Also known as||Franek Kimono, Crazy Zdzich, Pan Kimono|
|Labels||Arston, Polskie Nagrania Muza, Alcom, Columbia Records, Sony Music Entertainment Poland, Sony BMG Music Entertainment Poland, Vega, Polmark, Polton, Savitor, Brawo, Polskie Radio/Pomaton EMI|
|Associated acts||Jan Pietrzak|
Life and career
He was born to a Polish mother, Bogna Duszyńska (1912–2016) and a Polish-Jewish father, Władysław Fronczewski (1900–1969). His father was born as Władysław Finkelstein and changed last name before the outbreak of World War II.
Piotr Fronczewski created a fictional character Franek Kimono he issued a disco LP in 1983 which was meant to be a musical joke but turned out to be a great success. Fronczewski started his acting career playing in the theater. He also performed in cabarets. His daughters – Kasia and Magda Fronczewski were very popular child-singers in late 1980s and early 1990s.
From his TV and movie work, he's probably best known as Pan Kleks (Mr Inkblot), the main character of a series of movies based on books written by Jan Brzechwa and illustrated by Craig Bonner. He also voiced Robert "Bob" Parr/Mr. Incredible in the Polish dub of The Incredibles franchise and Diego in the Polish version of the Ice Age film series.
- 1958 – Wolne miasto
- 1972 – Boleslaw Smialy
- 1974 – Ziemia Obiecana as Horn
- 1975 – A Woman's Decision as Jan
- 1976 – Parada Oszustów
- 1978 – Halo Szpicbródka as Fred Kampinos vel Szpicbródka
- 1979 – Kung-Fu
- 1980 – The Moth
- 1981 – Znachor as Dobraniecki
- 1982 – Aby do świtu... as Szczygieł
- 1983 – Akademia Pana Kleksa as Ambroży Kleks
- 1983 – Szaleństwa Panny Ewy
- 1985 – Podróże Pana Kleksa
- 1987 – Cesarskie Cięcie
- 1987 – Zabij Mnie Glino
- 1988 – Pan Kleks w Kosmosie
- 1989 – Konsul as Czesław Wiśniak
- 1989 – A Tale of Adam Mickiewicz's 'Forefathers' Eve'
- 1990 – Escape from the 'Liberty' Cinema
- 1995 – Awantura o Basię
- 1998 – Billboard
- 1999 – Lot 001
- 1999 – Tygrysy Europy
- 1999 – Rodzina zastępcza as Jacek Kwiatkowski
- 2001 – Tryumf pana Kleksa
- 2002 – Dzień Świra
- 2004 – The Incredibles (Polish dub)
- 2006 – Rozmowy z katem as Jürgen Stroop
- "PIOTR FRONCZEWSKI skończył 70 lat! Zobacz wszystkie wcielenia Pana Kleks". Retrieved 16 April 2020.
- IBFP entry[permanent dead link]
- Piotr Fronczewski at IMDb
- Link to official Franek Kimono project page