Frank Converse

Frank Converse

Jack Warden with Converse (right) as Johnny Corso in N.Y.P.D., 1968,
Born (1938-05-22) May 22, 1938
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Years active 1966-2012
Spouse(s) Maureen Anderman (1982-present) 2 children
Carol Tawser (? - ?) (divorced) 2 children

Frank Converse (born May 22, 1938) is an American actor.

Early life

Converse was born in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1962, he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in drama at Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


On stage, he starred in The Philadelphia Story (1980), Design for Living (1984), A Streetcar Named Desire (1988), and Lady in the Dark (1994) on Broadway, and The House of Blue Leaves (1971) and South Pacific (2000) Off-Broadway. In 2007 he appeared at the Hartford Stage in Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" with Hal Holbrook. Converse also did television commercials for Black & Decker in the late 1980s.

Converse was the star of three television series: Coronet Blue, N.Y.P.D. (not to be confused with NYPD Blue), and Movin' On. He played Harry O'Neill on One Life to Live and Ned Simon on As the World Turns, and he had a brief role on All My Children. He appeared opposite Bing Crosby in the 1971 TV movie thriller Dr. Cook's Garden, and played Morgan Harris in Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel (also known as "Anne of Avonlea"). He also played Bill Davenport on Law & Order: Criminal Intent episode 7, season 2, "Tomorrow".

His film career included roles in Hurry Sundown (1967), Hour of the Gun (1967, as Virgil Earp), The Rowdyman (1972), Cruise Into Terror (1978), The Pilot (1980), The Bushido Blade (1981), Spring Fever (1982), Solarbabies (1986), Everybody Wins (1990) and Primary Motive (1992).

Personal life

Divorced from Carol Tauser, then Astrid Ronning, he is currently married to actress Maureen Anderman.

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