Happy by Alan Zweibel
FRANKIE R. FAISON Frankie earned a Tony and Drama Desk nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of the brain-damaged Gabriel to James Earl Jones’ Troy Maxon in August Wilson’s award winning play, Fences. His other Broadway appearances include Getting Away with Murder, the Brooks Atkinson Theatre production of Of Mice and Men and the Circle in the Square revival of The Iceman Cometh and The Shadow Box. Frankie also took on the challenge of playing the role of Memphis in August Wilson’s Two Trains Running and the monumental role of Willie Loman in Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. Following his success as Commissioner Ervin Burrell on the acclaimed HBO series “The Wire” Frankie Faison continues to weave a series of studio and independent film performances in Cirque du Freak , Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist, Meet the Browns, and indies Order of Redemption, For Sale By Owner, Adam, and Splinterheads . Audiences delighted in his portrayal of Chief Gordon in the madcap Wayan’s Brothers comedy White Chicks. Other prominent feature appearances include all three ‘Hannibal Lecter films’ The Silence of the Lambs, Red Dragon and Hannibal, as well as appearing in the initial film Manhunter which makes him the only actor to have appeared in all of the films. He can most recently be seen in the Cinemax series “Banshee” as Sugar Bates and the hit Netflix series “Luke Cage” as Pops.