Frank Collison


Based in Los Angeles, USA, Frank trained at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, earned his BA in theatre at San Francisco State University, helped establish a summer theatre company in the Sierra Nevadas then went on to earn an MFA in acting at UC San Diego.

Appearing in over 150 productions, he has worked off Broadway and in regional theatres in Boston, Denver and California. His theatrical roles have ranged from “Puck” in A Midsummer’s Nights Dream to “Miss Havisham” in Great Expectations to “Jacob Marley” in A Christmas Carol. He is a founding member of Pacific Resident Theatre in Venice, California, which has won over 25 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards.

His film work includes The Whole Ten Yards, Hope Spring, Suspect Zero, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, The Majestic, Mobsters, The Last Boy Scout, Buddy, Alien Nation, Diggstown, The Blob, My Summer Story and Wild at Heart which won the Golden Palm Award at Cannes. He is best known to television audiences as “Horace Bing”, the bumbling telegraph operator, on CBS’s Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. His extensive television appearances include guest-starring roles on Monk, HBO’s Carnivale, Seventh Heaven, Twin Peaks, American Horror Story, My Name Is Earl, NYPD Blue, Star Trek, the Next Generation and Hill Street Blues, to name but a few.

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