Collison, Frank 1950–

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COLLISON, Frank 1950


Born February 14, 1950, in Evanston, IL; son of John Collison (an actor, writer, and speech therapist); mother, a director, English teacher, and publicist; married; children. Education: Studied at American Conservatory Theatre; San Francisco State University, B.A. (theatre); University of California, San Diego, M.F.A. (acting).

Addresses: Agent House of Representatives, 400 South Beverly Dr., Suite 101, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career: Actor. Pacific Theatre Ensemble, later named Pacific Resident Theatre Ensemble, still later named Pacific Resident Theatre, Venice, CA, founding member, beginning 1985, and board member.

Member: Screen Actors Guild, Associated Actors and Artists of America.


Television Appearances; Series:

Horace Bing, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, CBS, 19931998.

Warlock, Passions, NBC, 2001.

Death, Passions, NBC, 2003.

Appeared as Mr. Weasel, Inside Out.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Gas station attendant, Into the Homeland, HBO, 1987.

Darryl Burke, Keep the Change, TNT, 1992.

Thin assassin, 12:01, Fox, 1993.

Horace Bing, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman: The Movie, CBS, 1999.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Man with fliers, The Investigator, Showtime, 1994.

A Salute to Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (documentary), PAX TV, 1998.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Bosco, "Death Machine," Hunter, NBC, 1986.

Padua resident, "Atomic Shakespeare," Moonlighting, ABC, 1986.

Unshaven man, "The Network," Matlock, NBC, 1987.

Aqualung, "Hit the Road, Jack," Night Court, NBC, 1988.

Plasterer, "The Gospel Truth," The Bronx Zoo, NBC, 1988.

Phil, "Happy Mudder's Day," Cop Rock, ABC, 1990.

Gul Dolak, "Ensign Ro," Star Trek: The Next Generation (also known as The Next Generation and Star Trek: TNG ), syndicated, 1991.

Mortimer, "Shock TheaterOctober 2, 1954," Quantum Leap, NBC, 1991.

Wino, "Second Time Around," Jake and the Fatman, CBS, 1991.

Brawny logger, "Spotting Elvis," Johnny Bago, CBS, 1993.

Dana Lennix, "Dead Man Talking," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1997.

Fred Moon, "Paranoia," 7th Heaven, The WB, 1999.

(Uncredited) Fred Moon, "One Hundred," 7th Heaven, The WB, 2001.

Dennis Ratner, "Keeping Abreast," NYPD Blue, ABC, 2003.

Also appeared in episodes of other series, including Gabriel's Fire, ABC; and Hill Street Blues, NBC.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Horace Bing, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, CBS, 1993.

Jasper, "Milfay," Carnivale, HBO, 2003.

Film Appearances:

Sly, Wired to Kill (also known as Booby Trap ), ADG, 1986.

Grizzled pirate, "Video Pirates," Amazon Women on the Moon (also known as Cheeseburger Film Sandwich ), MCA/Universal, 1987.

Bentner, Alien Nation, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1988.

Billy, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, New World, 1988.

Phil Hobbe (projectionist), The Blob, TriStar, 1988.

Knight, Tree of Battles, 1989.

Armenian robber, Why Me?, Triumph Releasing, 1990.

Spider, Backstreet Dreams (also known as Backstreet Strays ), Vidmark Entertainment, 1990.

Timmy Thompson, Wild at Heart (also known as David Lynch's Wild at Heart ), Samuel Goldwyn, 1990.

Pablo, The Last Boy Scout, Geffen Pictures, 1991.

Sonny Catania, Mobsters (also known as The Evil Empire ), Universal, 1991.

Sprug, Dollman, Paramount Home Video, 1991.

Workman, Where Sleeping Dogs Lie, 1991.

Night gate guard, The Lawnmower Man (also known as Stephen King's The Lawnmower Man ), New Line Cinema, 1992.

Prison guard, Diggstown (also known as Midnight Sting ), MetroGoldwynMayer, 1992.

Raddish, A Formula for Mayhem, Friday Harbor, 1992.

Floyd Bumpus, It Runs in the Family (also known as My Summer Story ), MetroGoldwynMayer, 1994.

Garage attendant, Dead Connection (also known as Final Combination ), PolyGram Filmed Entertainment/Propaganda Films, 1994.

Stoner witness, S.F.W., Gramercy Pictures, 1995.

Zookeeper, Buddy, Columbia, 1997.

Turner, A Crack in the Floor, Norris Johnson Productions, 2000.

Wash Hogwallop, O Brother, Where Art Thou? (also known as O' Brother ), Buena Vista, 2000.

(Uncredited) Screaming man, KPAX, MCA/Universal, 2001.

Skinny police officer, Camouflage, PM Entertainment Group, 2001.

Subpoena server, The Majestic, Warner Bros., 2001.

Fisher, Hope Springs (also known as New Cardiff ), Buena Vista, 2003.

Piper, Suspect Zero, Paramount, 2004.

Strabo Gogolak, The Whole Ten Yards, Warner Bros., 2004.

Texas Jack Omohundro, Hidalgo, Buena Vista, 2004.

Victor, The Village, Buena Vista, 2004.

Stage Appearances:

Thanksgiving, Pacific Theatre Ensemble/Pacific Resident Theatre Ensemble/Pacific Resident Theatre, Venice, CA, 1985.

The Merry Wives of Windsor, Pacific Theatre Ensemble/Pacific Resident Theatre Ensemble/Pacific Resident Theatre, 1989.

Peachum, The Beggar's Opera, Pacific Theatre Ensemble/Pacific Resident Theatre Ensemble/Pacific Resident Theatre, 1990.

Appeared in other productions of the Pacific Theatre Ensemble/Pacific Resident Theatre Ensemble/Pacific Resident Theatre, including Alice in Wonderland, Barbarians, The Caretaker, A Christmas Carol, Crimes and Crimes, Happy End, I'll Die Happy, The Importance of Being Earnest, A Long Christmas Dinner, Lulu, No Problem, The Quick Change Room, The Three Sisters, The Visit, and Voices in the Woods; appeared as Merlin, Camelot (musical); in Carousel (musical); in The Front Page, Denver Center Theatre, Denver, CO; as Sitting Bull, Indians; as first witch, Macbeth; as the Marquis de Sade, Marat/Sade; as Puck, A Midsummer Night's Dream; and as understudy for the doctor, Question of Mercy; appeared in J. B. and My Heart's in the Highlands; also appeared in productions at Chamber Repertory Theatre of Boston, Boston, MA, Los Angeles Theatre Center, Los Angeles, tent productions in Granville, OH, and in musicals at Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts.

Stage Director:

Directed a production of Come down to Carrolton County, Pacific Theatre Ensemble/Pacific Resident Theatre Ensemble/Pacific Resident Theatre, Venice, CA.



Lookalike salesperson, The Compleat Al, Fox Video, 1985.