Frank Doubleday (January 28, 1945 – March 3, 2018) was an American actor whose most notable roles are as film villains.
Doubleday was born in Norwich, Connecticut, but moved to Los Angeles with his family as a child.
Doubleday is known for such films as John Carpenter’s Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) and John Carpenter’s Escape from New York (1981) playing the character Romero. In the special edition Escape from New York DVD commentary, Kurt Russell credits Doubleday’s performance as setting the tone of the movie.
He made his film debut in The First Nudie Musical (1976), and his other film credits include roles in Alex & the Gypsy (1976), The Big Fix (1978), Butch and Sundance: The Early Days (1979), Avenging Angel (1985), Nomads (1986), Broadcast News (1987), L.A. Bounty (1989) and Dollman (1991). Doubleday also acted and directed theater productions.
Doubleday taught acting at the Hollywood Court Theater.
He was married to actress Christina Hart for over 40 years. The couple have two daughters, Kaitlin Doubleday and Portia Doubleday. Doubleday died of complications from esophageal cancer at age 73 at his Los Angeles home on March 3, 2018.
|1976||The First Nudie Musical||Arvin|
|1976||Alex & the Gypsy||Prisoner|
|1976||Assault on Precinct 13||White Warlord|
|1977||Abar, the First Black Superman||Tough|
|1978||The Big Fix||Jonah’s Partner|
|1979||Butch and Sundance: The Early Days||2nd. Outlaw|
|1981||Escape from New York||Romero|
|1985||Avenging Angel||Miles Gerrard|
|1985||Space Rage||Brain Surgeon|
|1991||Shakespeare’s Plan 12 from Outer Space||Malvolio|