Frank Whaley Net Worth

Frank Whaley Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Frank Whaley net worth is
$3 Million

Frank Whaley Wiki Biography

Frank Joseph Whaley was born on the 20th July 1963, in Syracuse, New York State, USA, and is an award-winning actor, director and screenwriter best known to the world for playing Robby Krieger, guitarist of the cult rock band The Doors in the film “The Doors”, starring Val Kilmer, then as Brett in Quentin Tarantino’s classic “Pulp Fiction” (1994), and as Mason in the horror “Vacancy” (2007). His career has been active since the late ‘80s.

Have you ever wondered how rich Frank Whaley is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Whaley’s net worth is as high as $3 million, an amount earned through his successful career in the entertainment industry.

Frank Whaley Net Worth $3 Million

Frank is of mixed ancestry, as he has Sicilian and Irish roots, the son of Josephine and Robert W. Whaley, Sr. He attended Anthony A. Henninger High School, and after matriculation in 1981 he left home, due to problems with his father who was an alcoholic and abusive towards young Frank. He then enrolled at the State University of New York at Albany, earning a BA degree four years later.

His professional career started in 1987 with a minor role in the TV series “Spenser: For Hire”, while the same year he also featured in the Academy Award-nominated drama “Ironweed”, starring Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep and Carroll Baker. Two years later he portrayed Archie Graham in the Academy Award-nominated fantasy drama “Field of Dreams”, with Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones and Ray Liotta as the stars of the film. Also, he played Timmy in the biography about Ron Kovic, entitled “Born on the Fourth of July”, starring Tom Cruise, and directed by Oliver Stone. His net worth was well set.

Frank started the ‘90s with the lead role in the comedy “Cold Dog Soup”, and then portrayed Robbie Krieger in the biopic about the rock band The Doors in 1991, while also portraying one of the conspirators of the assassination of John F. Kennedy in “JFK”, starring Kevin Costner. In 1993 he portrayed Lee Harvey Oswald in the made-for-television drama “Fatal Deception: Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald, and the next year played Brett in one of Tarantino’s critically acclaimed productions, the crime drama “Pulp Fiction”, which received over 50 awards, including one Academy Award. By the end of the decade, Frank had appeared in numerous productions, however, none of the films became a success, except “Retroactive” (1997), in which he played Brian, next to Jim Belushi and Shannon Whirry, which only increased Frank’s net worth.

He bounced back in 2001 with the lead role in the romantic comedy “Pursuit of Happiness”, with Anabeth Gish, and then in 2005 featured in the Golden Globe- nominated drama “Mrs. Harris”, starring Annette Bening and Ben Kingsley. Two years later he was cast next to Kate Beckinsale and Luke Wilson in the horror “Vacancy”, further increasing his wealth.

He then had several minor roles in B production films, but in 2013 was selected for the role of Van Miller in the TV drama series “Ray Donovan”, continuing with television roles in recent years, such as Dr. Marston in “Under the Dome” (2015), Harry Markopolos in “Madoff” (2016), and as Detective Rafael Scarfe in “Luke Cage” (2016), which only benefited his net worth.

Frank is also an accomplished writer and director; his directorial debut was “Joe the King”, a crime drama starring Noah Fleiss, Karen Young and Camryn Manheim, and then in 2001 came his second film, comedy drama “The Jimmy Show”, in which Frank was also the lead actor, alongside Ethan Hawke and Carla Gugino. Most recently, he wrote and directed the musical drama “Like Sunday, Like Rain” (2014), starring young actor Julian Shatkin, then Debra Messing and Olga Merediz.

Regarding his personal life, Frank has been married to actress Heather Bucha, since 2001; the couple has two children together.

Full NameFrank Whaley
Net Worth$3 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 20, 1963
Place Of BirthSyracuse, New York, United States
Height1.71 m
EducationUniversity at Albany, SUNY
SpouseHeather Bucha
ParentsRobert W. Whaley, Sr., Josephine Whaley
SiblingsRobert Whaley
AwardsWaldo Salt Screenwriting Award
NominationsGotham Open Palm Award
MoviesPulp Fiction, Like Sunday, Like Rain, Career Opportunities, Swimming with Sharks, Field of Dreams, Joe the King, Swing Kids, The Doors, Born on the Fourth of July, The Freshman, The Jimmy Show, Broken Arrow, Vacancy, A Midnight Clear, Hoffa, Little Monsters, Rob the Mob, When Trumpets Fade, Crazy Ei...
TV ShowsBuddy Faro, Luke Cage
1Frequently cast in 'Oliver Stone' films.
1As of 2016, has appeared in four films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Field of Dreams (1989), Born on the Fourth of July (1989), JFK (1991) and Pulp Fiction (1994).
2Played Lee Harvey Oswald in Fatal Deception: Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald (1993) and an Oswald impostor in JFK (1991).
3Good friends with actor Val Kilmer.
4Made his acting debut on the New York stage in Tigers Wild.
5Has a brother named Robert Whaley and two sisters.
6Son of Josephine and Robert W. Whaley Sr.
7Has two children with his wife, Heather Bucha.
8Plays bit parts in big movies and successful star vehicles (Pulp Fiction (1994), JFK (1991), Broken Arrow (1996), The Freshman (1990), Born on the Fourth of July (1989) and Red Dragon (2002)), and leads in mostly small and unsuccessful movies (Career Opportunities (1991), Cold Dog Soup (1990), and The Jimmy Show (2001)).
9He founded a theater company called Malaparte with Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard, and Steve Zahn.
10Brother of musician/composer/actor Robert Whaley.
11Does all his own musical work whenever he plays a musician in a movie.
12Is good friends with actor Ethan Hawke, who also lists Whaley in the acknowledgments of one of his novels, Ash Wednesday.
13Graduate of State University of New York at Albany.
14Wife Heather Bucha, graduate of Colby College, is a playwright and actress, author of "Social Notes: An Evening with Dorothy Parker".
15Gained 30 pounds for role in Homage (1995).
16A staunch supporter of indie films, he hosted the MetroChannel cable TV's Metro-Angelika Film Festival (2001).
17Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1991" in John Willis's Screen World, Vol. 43.


Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story1999TV MovieAllen Kogan
Joe the King1999Angry Man Bob Owes (uncredited)
It All Came True1998Brett Conway
When Trumpets Fade1998TV MovieMedic Chamberlain
The Wall1998TV MovieBishop
Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God... Be Back by Five1998Skee-Ball Weasel
Bombshell1997Malcolm Garvey
Glam1997Franky Syde
Dead Man's Gun1997TV SeriesCole Ballard
Oddville, MTV1997TV Series
Dead Man's Gun1997TV MovieCole (segment "My Brother's Keeper")
The Winner1996Joey
Broken Arrow1996Giles Prentice
Cafe Society1995Mickey Jelke
Homage1995Archie Landrum
The Desperate Trail1994VideoWalter Cooper
Swimming with Sharks1994Guy
Pulp Fiction1994Brett
To Dance with the White Dog1993TV MovieJames
Fatal Deception: Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald1993TV MovieLee Harvey Oswald
Swing Kids1993Arvid
Hoffa1992Young Kid
A Midnight Clear1992Paul 'Father' Mundy
Back in the U.S.S.R.1992Archer
JFK1991Oswald Imposter (credited on Director's Cut)
Career Opportunities1991Jim Dodge
The Doors1991Robby Krieger
Cold Dog Soup1990Michael Latchmer
The Freshman1990Steve Bushak
Born on the Fourth of July1989Timmy
Little Monsters1989Boy
Field of Dreams1989Archie Graham
Flying Blind1989TV MovieJoey
Unconquered1989TV MovieArnie Woods
Life on the Flipside1988TV MovieSonny Day
The Equalizer1988TV SeriesPress
Ironweed1987Young Francis Phelan
ABC Afterschool Specials1987TV SeriesJeff Dillon
CBS Schoolbreak Special1987TV SeriesScott McNichol
Spenser: For Hire1987TV SeriesTommy
Warning Shot2017post-productionDavid
Monster Trucks2016post-production
The Outskirts2016completedHerb
Divorce2016TV SeriesCarson Hodges
Cold Moon2016Sheriff Ted Hale
Luke Cage2016TV SeriesDetective Rafael Scarfe
Chicago Med2016TV SeriesChuck Gleason
Madoff2016TV Mini-SeriesHarry Markopolos
Unforgettable2016TV SeriesJim Garrett
Under the Dome2015TV SeriesDr. Marston
Gotham2014TV SeriesDoug
Rob the Mob2014Agent Frank Hurd
The Blacklist2014TV SeriesKarl Hoffman
Blue Bloods2012-2013TV SeriesGary Heller
Ray Donovan2013TV SeriesVan Miller
NYC 222012TV SeriesLarry Giles
Alcatraz2012TV SeriesOfficer Donovan
Medium2010TV SeriesGabe Helling
Janie Jones2010Chuck
Burn Notice2010TV SeriesJosh Wagner
As Good as Dead2010Aaron
Ugly Betty2010TV SeriesMr. Sparks
The Cell 22009VideoDuncan
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2009TV SeriesMiles
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2008TV SeriesNavy Commander Grant Marcus
Drillbit Taylor2008Jittery Bodyguard
House M.D.2007TV SeriesRobert Elliot
New York City Serenade2007Les
Ruffian2007TV MovieBill Nack
Boston Legal2007TV SeriesFrankie Cox
Cherry Crush2007Wade Chandling
The System Within2006Prison Guard
Crazy Eights2006Brent Sykes
The Hottest State2006Harris
Psych2006TV SeriesRobert Dunn
World Trade Center2006Chuck Sereika
Where There's a Will2006TV MovieRichie Greene
Curb Your Enthusiasm2005TV SeriesPeter Hagen
Mrs. Harris2005TV MovieGeorge Bolen
Detective2005TV MovieBrewmaster
NCIS2004TV SeriesJeffrey White
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2004TV SeriesMitch Godel
The Dead Zone2003-2004TV SeriesChristopher Wey Future Guy
School of Rock2003Battle of the Bands Director (uncredited)
A Good Night to Die2003Chad
Sun Gods2002TV Movie
The Twilight Zone2002TV SeriesMartin Donner
Red Dragon2002Ralph Mandy (uncredited)
Law & Order2002TV SeriesJohn McDowell
Bad News Mr. Swanson2001TV Movie
Strange Frequency2001TV Series
Chelsea Walls2001Lynny Barnum
The Jimmy Show2001Jimmy O'Brien
Pursuit of Happiness2001Alan
Buddy Faro1998-2000TV SeriesBob Jones
The Outer Limits1995-2000TV SeriesZig Fowler / Cliff Unger / Henry Marshall
Two Family House2000Narrator (uncredited)


Like Sunday, Like Rain2014
New York City Serenade2007
The Jimmy Show2001
Joe the King1999


Like Sunday, Like Rain2014
New York City Serenade2007
The Jimmy Show2001
Joe the King1999written by


Chelsea Walls2001performer: "Remember Me" 2001
Cafe Society1995performer: "Remind Me" 1940
The Doors1991performer: "My Wild Love"


Easy Six2003thanks
Sleep Easy, Hutch Rimes2000thanks
Two Family House2000special thanks
The Desperate Trail1994Video the filmmakers wish to thank


Celebrity Ghost Stories2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Con Man with a Heart of Gold2006Video shortHimself
'Tis Autumn: The Search for Jackie Paris2006DocumentaryHimself
Field of Dreams: Passing Along the Pastime2004Video documentary shortHimself
Metro-Angelika Film Festival2001TV MovieHimself -Host
The Road of Excess1997Video documentary shortHimself
Cannes Man1997Himself (as Frank Whalley)
American Experience1997TV Series documentary
The Jon Stewart Show1995TV SeriesHimself
The State1995TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Diálogos de cine2008TV MovieBrett
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters2006DocumentaryBrett (uncredited)
'Pulp Fiction' on a Dime: A 10th Anniversary Retrospect2004TV Short documentary
You're Still Not Fooling Anybody1997ShortHimself (uncredited)

Won Awards

2002Festival Achievement AwardStony Brook Film FestivalFor outstanding contribution to independent cinema.
2001Feature Film AwardNew York International Independent Film & Video FestivalBest ActorPursuit of Happiness (2001)
1999Waldo Salt Screenwriting AwardSundance Film FestivalJoe the King (1999)

Nominated Awards

2007Golden EyeZurich Film FestivalBest New Fiction FilmNew York City Serenade (2007)
1999Open Palm AwardGotham AwardsJoe the King (1999)
1999Grand Jury PrizeSundance Film FestivalDramaticJoe the King (1999)
1994Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsOutstanding Youth Ensemble in a Motion PictureSwing Kids (1993)

Known for movies

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