Turner, Frank C. 1951–

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TURNER, Frank C. 1951

(Frank Turner)

PERSONAL

Full name, Francis Charles Turner; born June 2, 1951, in Wainwright, Alberta, Canada; married Jan; children: four. Education: University of Alberta, B.F.A., acting. Religion: Roman Catholic. Avocational Interests: Writing icons according to the Catholic/Byzantine tradition.

Addresses: Agent Lucas Talent, Inc., Sun Tower, 7th Floor, 100 West Pender, Vancouver BC V6B 1R8, Canada.

Career: Actor. Conducted workshops in acting, mask, voice, and puppetry; taught voice at Seminary of Christ the King, Mission, British Columbia, Canada. Member of a polyphonic choir; involved with the Epiphany Sacred Arts Guild, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver, British Columbia.

Awards, Honors: Gemini Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a guest role in a dramatic series, 1997, for Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years.

CREDITS

Film Appearances:

Young man, Silence of the North, Universal, 1981.

Peter Seed, A War Story, National Film Board of Canada, 1981.

Hotel clerk, The Grey Fox, 1982.

Eddie Hoyt, Harry Tracy, Desperado (also known as Harry Tracy ), Quartet Films, 1982.

(Uncredited) Elvis, railway waiter, Finders Keepers, Warner Bros., 1984.

Dimitri, Certain Fury, New World Pictures, 1985.

Farmer, The Journey of Natty Gann, Buena Vista, 1985.

Andy, Malone, Orion, 1987.

Austin Crilley, Shoot to Kill (also known as Deadly Pursuit ), Buena Vista, 1988.

Sales clerk, Watchers, MCA/Universal, 1988.

Ticket agent, Family Reunion, 1988.

Shepard, The Fly II, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1989.

Cottonwood officer, Dead Bang (also known as DeadBang ), Warner Bros., 1989.

Shopkeeper, We're No Angels, 1989.

Sheriff, The Experts (also known as Les experts ), Paramount, 1989.

Prison guard, Bingo, 1991.

Emaciated man, Showdown at Williams Creek (also known as Kootenai Brown and The Legend of Kootenai Brown ), 1991.

Doctor, Knight Moves (also known as Face to Face and Knight MovesEin moerderisches Spiel ), Interstar, 1992.

Fuzzy, Unforgiven, Warner Bros., 1992.

Truck driver, This Boy's Life, Warner Bros., 1993.

Unlucky, Another Stakeout (also known as The Lookout and Stakeout 2 ), Buena Vista, 1993.

Pete Jerzyck, Needful Things, Columbia, 1993.

Dave, Look Who's Talking Now, TriStar, 1993.

Van driver, Ernest Rides Again, Monarch Home Video, 1993.

John Miller, Andre, Paramount, 1994.

Coroner, Flinch, 1994.

Oliver Green, Crackerjack, 1994.

Bailiff, Air Bud (also known as Disney's Air Bud, MVP (Most Valuable Pooch), and Tobby le joueur etoile ), Buena Vista, 1997.

Ralston (store manager), Mr. Magoo, Buena Vista, 1997.

Official, Air Bud: Golden Receiver (also known as Air Bud 2 and Tobby 2: Receveur etoile ), Miramax, 1998.

Bunny man, The Tourist Trap, 1998.

Juror, Snow Falling on Cedars, MCA/Universal, 1999.

Thin man, Mr. Rice's Secret, Panorama Entertainment, 2000.

Frank, Beautiful Joe, Columbia TriStar, 2000.

Bart, MVP: Most Valuable Primate, Keystone Family Pictures, 2000.

Referee #2, Air Bud: World Pup (also known as Air Bud 3 and Tobby III: Le chien etoile ), Miramax Home Entertainment, 2000.

Impound shop man, 3000 Miles to Graceland, Warner Bros., 2001.

The farmer, Cats & Dogs, Warner Bros., 2001.

Neely, Snow Dogs (also known as Chiens des neiges ), Buena Vista, 2002.

Carlton, Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch (also known as Tobby, le frappeur etoile ), Miramax Home Entertainment, 2002.

Custodian, Try Seventeen (also known as All I Want ), Try Seventeen Productions, 2002.

Mr. Meek's brother, Scary Movie 3, Dimension Films, 2003.

Dinky, The Woodcutter, 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

Unbob Finch, Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years, syndicated, 1995.

Owner, Most Valuable Primate, 1999.

Frank Palmer, Call of the Wild (also known as Jack London's Call of the Wild ), CBS, 2000.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Willy, Earth Star Voyager, The Disney Channel, 1988.

Alvin Marsh, It (also known as Stephen King's It ), ABC, 1990.

Kansas Rock, And the Sea Will Tell, CBS, 1991.

Clarence Ewalt, In Cold Blood, CBS, 1996.

Farmer, Black River (also known as Dean Koontz's Black River ), Fox, 2001.

Ozias Holt, Christy: The Movie (also known as Christy: Return to Cutter Gap ), PAX, 2001.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Poker player, Draw!, HBO, 1984.

Motel manager, Into Thin Air, CBS, 1985.

Mr. Frank, Love Is Never Silent, NBC, 1985.

Sad Sack Santa, The Christmas Star, ABC, 1986.

Station attendant, A Stranger Waits, CBS, 1987.

Emil Janssen, Stone Fox, NBC, 1987.

Salvation army, The Red Spider, CBS, 1988.

Jack Simon, Higher Ground, CBS, 1988.

Eli, The People across the Lake, NBC, 1988.

Produce keeper, Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus, ABC, 1991.

Dr. Moranis, Miles from Nowhere, CBS, 1992.

Bill Ross, Shame, Lifetime, 1992.

Biologist, Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster (also known as Disaster at Valdez ), HBO, 1992.

Old timer, Call of the Wild, CBS, 1993.

Minister in van, The Diary of Evelyn Lau, CBC, 1993.

Homeless man, Incident at Deception Ridge (also known as Terror at Deception Ridge ), USA Network, 1994.

Bear, Johnny's Girl, ABC, 1995.

Hiram Wingate, The Angel of Pennsylvania Avenue (also known as L'ange de Noel ), The Family Channel, 1996.

Willard, Northern Lights (also known as L'etoile du nord ), The Disney Channel, 1997.

Doctor Olsen, Tricks, Showtime, 1997.

Pratt, Goldrush: A Real Life Alaskan Adventure (also known as Gold Rush! ), ABC, 1998.

Parsnip the gardener, The Duke (also known as Hubert ), The Disney Channel, 1999.

Alan, Navigating the Heart, Lifetime, 2000.

Private investigator Ralph Spivak, Best Actress, E! Entertainment Television, 2000.

Station master, High Noon, TBS, 2000.

Doctor, By Dawn's Early Light, Showtime, 2000.

Skinny farmer, Killer Bees, PAX, 2002.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Manager, Wiseguy, 1987.

Crazy Kenny, "Soviet America: Parts 1 & 2," Sliders, Fox, 1995.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Old Billy B., "The Legendary Billy B.," The Hitchhiker, 1987.

Priest, "Back from the Dead," MacGyver, ABC, 1987.

John Webley, "Hail and Farewell," The Ray Bradbury Theatre, USA Network, 1989.

"Halloween Knights," MacGyver, ABC, 1989.

Roger Willis, "Boys! Raise Giant Mushrooms in Your Cellar!," The Ray Bradbury Theatre, USA Network, 1989.

Goggles, "Gumshoe," Mom P.I., CBC, 1990.

Reverend Adams, "His Master's Voice," Wiseguy, CBS, 1990.

Reverend Adams, "Hello Buckwheat," Wiseguy, CBS, 1990.

Reverend Adams, "Let Them Eat Cake," Wiseguy, CBS, 1990.

News, "MacGyver's Women," MacGyver, ABC, 1990.

Homeless man, "Feet of Clay," Street Justice, 1992.

Harry the taxidermist, "The Darkness," Highlander, syndicated, 1993.

Dr. Collins, "Tooms," The XFiles, Fox, 1994.

Dr. Del Hakkie, "Duane Barry," The XFiles, Fox, 1994.

Official, "Shadows," Highlander, syndicated, 1994.

Luther, "If These Walls Could Talk," The Outer Limits, Showtime and syndicated, 1995.

Brother Frederick, "Vow of Silence," The Sentinel, UPN, 1996.

Reverend Josiah Blood, "Thirteenth Generation," Poltergeist: The Legacy, Showtime, SciFi Channel, and syndicated, 1996.

First elder, "The Camp," The Outer Limits, Showtime and syndicated, 1997.

Roscoe Knowles, "Stagecoach Marty," Dead Man's Gun, Showtime, 1998.

Harley Miltston, "The Case of the Golden Cave," The Adventures of Shirley Holmes, 1998.

"The Ship," Jake and the Kid, 1999.

Matt Joad, "Chem Lab," The Net, USA Network, 1999.

Mikulak, "Descent," The Outer Limits, Showtime and syndicated, 1999.

"Cell phone," Hollywood OffRamp, E! Entertainment Television, 2000.

"Honey, I'm Spooked," Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, 2000.

Manager, "Wonderful," Mysterious Ways, PAX, 2001.

Old man, "Rule of Law," The Outer Limits, Showtime and syndicated, 2001.

Homeless man, "Desperate Measures," Stargate SG1, Showtime and syndicated, 2001.

Eddie Cole, "Obscura," Smallville, The WB, 2002.

Farmer, "Farm Boys," The Chris Isaak Show, Showtime, 2002.

Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction, 2002.

Also appeared as Mushroom man, "Case of the Golden Mushrooms," The Adventures of Shirley Holmes, YTV; Buddy, The Fearing Mind; Fred Phillips, The Commish, ABC; Mr. Halohan, Jack's Place; Tom Campanas, The Marshal, ABC; in Jake and the Kid.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared in Of Mice and Men, Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; The Tempest, Theatre Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon, Theatre Calgary.