Frank Collison

Frank Collison ( born February 14 1950 in Evanston, Illinois, USA) is an American theater and film actor. One of his most famous roles was that of the hapless telegrapher Horace Bing in the series Dr. Quinn - Medicine Woman.

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Early life

Frank Collison, was born on February 14 1950 in Evanston, Illinois, the son of Peg, a journalist, director and teacher of English and John Collison, a speech therapist, actor and writer. His career began Collison at the The Tent Theatre in Granville, Ohio with the role of a six- month-old mascot. As an adolescent he played later in a number of plays in Virginia and Ohio, where his mother has directed. Furthermore, Frank assisted his father in his one-man Abraham Lincoln show. Furthermore, his father was chosen the role of Lincoln in the centennial celebrations of Lincoln's first inauguration in Washington, DC to play, where Frank played the young Tad Lincoln.

Acting Career

Collison made ​​his training at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco and got his bachelor's degree in Acting at the San Francisco State University. Then he helped with a summer theater company in the Sierra Nevada to set up and went to the University of California at San Diego, where he earned his Master of Fine Arts ( MFA) made ​​in the art of acting later.

Between his jobs as an actor, he worked as a substitute teacher, diaper service dispatcher and forest firefighter.

He appeared in over 150 productions, which took place away from Broadway in the regional theaters in California, Boston and Denver. His theater roles ranged from " Jacob Marley " in A Christmas Carol "Miss Havisham " in Great Expectations to " Puck " in A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Collison is a founding member of Pacific Resident Theatre in Venice, California, which has won more than 25 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards.

Private life

Collison lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Laura Gardner, an actress, and her three children. In addition to his acting career, he is still active on the stage.

Filmography ( excerpt)

Guest roles

  • Monk
  • HBO 's Carnivàle
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation
  • Stargate Atlantis
  • A heavenly family
  • NYPD Blue
  • Hill Street Blues
  • My Name is Earl