Frankie Faison
Frankie Faison
as Christopher "Cutty" Clark

Actor Biography

Frankie R. Faison is a well-seasoned and award-winning actor, having done over a hundred films, voiceovers, television shows and stage productions. Most recently, he won the Gotham Award for Outstanding Lead Performance for his captivating and "holding your breath" performance in the feature film "The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlin."

Faison can next be seen in the MGM motion picture "Till," about a 14-year-old African American boy, Emmett Till, who was lynched in Mississippi in 1955, after being accused of offending a white woman in her family's grocery store. The film was written and directed by Chinonye Chukwu and will star Whoopi Goldberg and Danielle Deadwyler.

Faison will also recur in the Apple TV + series "Hello Tomorrow," a 10-episode half-hour dramedy from MRC Television and starring Billy Crudup. He is currently in production on ABC's "The Rookie: Feds," after guest starring in the two-episode season finale of "The Rookie." Faison will star as Christopher "Cutty" Clark," father to Niecy Nash's character, "Simone Clark."

Faison's most recent projects include the Amazon crime drama "I'm Your Woman," produced by Jordan Horowitz and starring Rachel Brosnahan, as well as a supporting role opposite Kevin Hart in the Sony comedy feature "Fatherhood." Additionally, Faison had a strong supporting role in the Hallmark movie mystery "Redemption in Cherry Springs."

His ability to cross over all genres is notable in some of his most recognized performances from the critically acclaimed crime series, "The Wire," Cinemax's action thriller "Banshee" and NBC's "The Village." In film, Faison is known for his work in the psychological horror "The Silence of the Lambs" and all of the other Hannibal films (the only actor to have that distinction) as well as fan-favorite Spike Lee dramedy "Do the Right Thing" and Keenan Ivory Wayans' hilarious comedy "White Chicks."

Faison earned Tony and Drama Desk nominations 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 I can Cometh" and "The Shadow Box." Faison 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."

In television, Faison reprised his role from "The Good Wife" in the spinoff series, "The Good Fight," for CBS. His other notable television credits include recurring roles on the hit Marvel/Netflix series "Luke Cage" and ABC's "Grey's Anatomy," and guest spots in SyFy's "The Expanse," CBS' "God Friended Me," "Hawaii Five-O," "Bull," "Elementary," "Lie to Me," "Blue Bloods," "Army Wives" and "Law & Order: SVU," to name a few.

Faison has appeared in the feature films "The Grudge" for Screen Gems and in a lead role in Amazon's movie for television "American Girl." He received back-to-back rave reviews for his performance in the independent feature "Adam" opposite Hugh Dancy, as well as the John Krasinski-directed dramedy "Brief Interviews with Hideous Men." Other film credits include "Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist," "Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant," "Meet Browns," "For Sale By Owner," "Splinterheads," "Gods and Generals," "Highwaymen" and "The Thomas Crown Affair."

Faison is incredibly grateful to have an acting career that spans almost 50 years and is looking forward to continuing his illustrious career. He currently resides in New Jersey with his family.