Frank Roman

Frank Roman

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Frank Roman, a Nuyorican Sephardic, migrated to Miami, Florida and with theatre, television and film credits to his name, he has become an exciting talent in Hollywood. Frank began his acting career as the lead in six theatrical productions from the East Coast to the West. He has starred in such stage hits as the famous ... Show more »
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Frank Roman, a Nuyorican Sephardic, migrated to Miami, Florida and with theatre, television and film credits to his name, he has become an exciting talent in Hollywood. Frank began his acting career as the lead in six theatrical productions from the East Coast to the West. He has starred in such stage hits as the famous musical "The Fantasticks" and Neil Simon's comedy "California Suite."When Frank made "the move" to Los Angeles, he was quickly discovered by Mel Brooks, who starred him in his comedy Life Stinks (1991). The two funny men worked together again on two more Mel Brooks' comedies. With this solid comic endorsement, Frank made the transition to features. Soon thereafter, he found himself starring opposite other comedy greats such as Ellen DeGeneres in Mr. Wrong (1996), and Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau in The Odd Couple II (1998).His film work has taken him to exotic locations such as Manila, Moscow, and, most recently, Rome, where he wrapped location shooting for the expected summer hit, Envy (2004). However, one of Frank's favorite memories was the strip search in Bucharest, Romania. (Frank considered this one of the perks in his contract.)Having guest-starred in more than 20 network shows, Frank has had the opportunity of working with some of TV's most accomplished actors...from Brian Dennehy in The Fighting Fitzgeralds (2001) to Jenna Elfman in Dharma & Greg (1997). But, Frank isn't limited to comedy, as he has demonstrated with his critically acclaimed dramatic performance in The X Files (1993) during the show's Final Season "John Doe" episode as the devious Domingo Salmeron and as Cesar Rodriguez in "Noriega: God's Favorite". He has also had the opportunity to appear in other stablemate shows like NYPD Blue (1993), Diagnosis Murder (1993), ER (1994), Becker (1998), and Quantum Leap (1989).In 2003, he worked alongside Ben Stiller and Jack Black in Barry Levinson's new feature comedy Envy (2004). Also, he can be found in the recurring role of Reno on the NBC/Grammet sitcom In-Laws (2002), starring Dennis Farina and Jean Smart. Show less «