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Frank Whaley stars "Luke Cage" on Netflix as Detective Scarfe. He also stars in the ABC miniseries "Madoff" as Harry Markopolos.

Frank Whaley first broke into acting as the young Francis Phelan opposite Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep in the Academy Award nominated "Ironweed." Whaley has appeared in over sixty films, including "Field of Dreams," "Born on the Fourth of July," "The Doors," "JFK," "The Freshman," "Career Opportunities," "Swing Kids," "Hoffa," "IQ," John Woo's "Broken Arrow" opposite John Travolta, "Red Dragon" and "School of Rock." Whaley is probably best known for his portrayal of Guy, the put-upon assistant opposite Kevin Spacey in the now cult classic "Swimming With Sharks" and as the ill-fated drug dealer Brett in Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction." Whaley's more recent film roles include a fourth collaboration with Oliver Stone in "World Trade Center," and his intense and terrifying performance as Mason in "Vacancy," starring Luke Wilson and Kate Beckinsale, "As Good as Dead," opposite Andie MacDowell, and "Janie Jones," alongside Abigail Breslin.

On television, Whaley appeared in the miniseries "Marina and Lee," opposite Helena Bonham Carter, "To Dance with the White Dog" with Jessica Tandy, HBO's "When Trumpets Fade," and the Emmy Award-winning "Mrs. Harris," opposite Ben Kingsley and Annette Benning. Whaley starred opposite Sam Shepard in the ABC television miniseries "Ruffian" and opposite Tom Berringer in Arthur Haley's "Detective." Whaley also starred in Lifetime's "Where There's a Will," alongside Marion Ross, and "Homage," opposite Blythe Danner.

Whaley recently received critical praise for his portrayal of FBI Agent Van Miller opposite Liev Schrieber and Jon Voight in the Showtime drama series "Ray Donovan." Whaley also has had recurring roles in CBS's "Under the Dome" and "Blue Bloods," as well as USA network's "The Dead Zone," and has made guest appearances in "Gotham," "The Blacklist," "NYC 22," "Alcatraz," "Medium," "Burn Notice," "Ugly Betty," "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "Law & Order: SVU," "House," "Boston Legal," "Psych," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "NCIS," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" and "Law & Order."

Whaley has written and directed four feature films. His first, "Joe the King," premiered at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival where he received the Waldo Salt Award for screenwriting and a Grand Jury Prize nomination. His second feature, "The Jimmy Show," which he wrote, directed and starred in opposite Carla Gugino and Ethan Hawke, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2002. "New York City Serenade" premiered at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival. His most recent feature "Like Sunday, Like Rain" was released in 2014.

Aside from his work in television and film, the stage-trained Whaley has appeared off-Broadway in numerous productions, including his Drama Desk Award-winning performance in "The Years" and Charles Evered's "The Size of the World" with Rita Moreno, which earned him his second Drama Desk nomination. Whaley appeared in the critically acclaimed revival of Sam Shepard's "A Lie of the Mind" at the New Group in 2010 and recently starred opposite Marisa Tomei in the revival of Wallace Shawn's "Marie & Bruce."




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FRANK WHALEY: FACTS

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Age: 53 years old
Birthday: July 20, 1963
Height: 5' 9"
Full Name / Real Name: Frank Joseph Whaley
Birthplace: Syracuse, NY





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