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Frank McRae

Frank McRae (born June 3, 1942) is an American actor and former professional football player. McRae was born in Memphis, Tennessee. McRae graduated from Tennessee State University with a double major in drama and history. He was a defensive tackle for the Chicago Bears in the 1967 NFL season. Among his acting roles are the history teacher, Mr. Teasdale, in Red Dawn, bank robber Reed Youngblood in Dillinger, Hazel in Cannery Row, Spanky in The Wizard, James Bond's friend Sharkey in 1989's Licence to Kill, inmate Eclipse in Lock Up, shouting police captain in 48 Hrs. (a role he later parodied in Last Action Hero and Loaded Weapon 1), the train coachman in Tracks and former professional boxing champion Harry Noble in *batteries not included. He also made an effective pairing with John Candy as two bumbling subordinates; first as two tank soldiers (under an equally bumbling Sgt. Frank Tree played by Dan Aykroyd) in the cult classic 1941 and later as "Walley World" Security Guards in National Lampoon's Vacation . He played Jim, the Mechanic in the movie Used Cars. His most recent role was as a guest star on the television series ER. He also portrayed the character of Sergeant Tenga in Farewell to the King Description above from the Wikipedia article Frank McRae, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Jun 3, 1942 In Memphis, Tennessee
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Columbo 1971-09-15
Latest Project:
Movie Bad Labor 2018-06-21
Known For
Poster of Bad Labor
Poster of Lock Up
Poster of National Lampoon's Vacation
Poster of Rocky II
Movie Bad Labor Richie 2018-06-21
Movie Love's Abiding Joy Cookie 2006-10-06
Movie Love's Long Journey Cookie 2005-12-03
Movie Hijack Roger Tate 1999-08-31
Movie Asteroid Lloyd Morgan 1997-02-16
Movie The Killing Jar Unknown 1997-05-27
Series ER Unknown 1994-09-19
Movie Lightning Jack Mr. Doyle 1994-03-11
Movie National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 Captain Doyle 1993-02-04
Movie Last Action Hero Lieutenant Dekker 1993-06-18
Movie Sketch Artist Det. Milon 1992-06-22
Movie Poochinski Captain Ed Martin 1990-07-09
Movie Licence to Kill Sharkey 1989-07-07
Movie Farewell to the King Sgt. Tenga 1989-03-03
Movie Lock Up Eclipse 1989-08-04
Movie The Wizard Spanky 1989-12-15
Movie *batteries not included Harry Noble 1987-12-18
Series The Twilight Zone Unknown 1985-09-27
Movie Opening Day Sheriff 1985-11-29
Movie Hostage Flight Bart Cooper 1985-11-17
Movie Red Dawn Mr. Teasdale 1984-08-10
Movie National Lampoon's Vacation Grover 1983-07-28
Movie 48 Hrs. Haden 1982-12-07
Movie Cannery Row Hazel 1982-02-12
Series Hill Street Blues Unknown 1981-01-15
Movie City in Fear Capt. Madison 1980-03-30
Movie Used Cars Jim, the Mechanic 1980-07-11
Movie Rocky II Meat Foreman (uncredited) 1979-06-15
Movie 1941 Pvt. Ogden Johnson Jones 1979-12-14
Movie F.I.S.T. Lincoln Dombrowsky 1978-04-26
Movie Paradise Alley Big Glory 1978-09-22
Series Quincy, M.E. Unknown 1976-10-03
Movie Pipe Dreams Moose 1976-11-11
Movie Tracks Train Coachman 1976-12-15
Movie The Orphan and the Dude Fast Freddie 1975-07-18
Movie Judgment: The Court Martial of Lieutenant William Calley Mr. Langham 1975-01-12
Movie Hard Times Hammerman 1975-08-11
Series Wonder Woman Unknown 1975-11-07
Movie Bank Shot Herman Lincoln (aka Herman X) 1974-07-31
Movie Snatched Cheech 1973-01-31
Movie Dillinger Reed Youngblood 1973-07-20
Movie Shaft in Africa Osiat 1973-06-14
Series Columbo Lt. Robertson 1971-09-15