Frank Faylen

Frank Faylen
Frank Faylen (born Francis Charles Ruf) was an American stage, screen, and television actor. He is best remembered for his movie performances as the cynical male nurse in The Lost Weekend (1945) and Ernie the taxi driver in It's a Wonderful Life (1946), as well as for his portrayal of long-suffering grocer Herbert T. Gillis on the 1950s television sitcom The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.
Name Frank Faylen
Also Known As Francis Charles Ruf, Frank Ruf
Birthday 1905-12-08
Deathday 1985-08-02
Gender Male
IMDB Frank Faylen profile on IMDB
Place of Birth St. Louis, Missouri, USA
As: Tim
1940-03-15
The Grapes of Wrath...
As: Ernie Bishop
1947-01-07
It's a Wonderful Lif...
As: Det. Gallagher
1951-11-01
Detective Story...
As: Sheriff Cotton Wilso
1957-05-30
Gunfight at the O.K....
As: Frank, Orchestra Lea
1941-06-20
The Reluctant Dragon...
As: Trigger
1947-12-25
Road to Rio...
As: Taxi Driver (uncredi
1942-11-07
The Palm Beach Story...
As: Police Insp. Anderso
1952-05-09
The Sniper...
As: Waiter
1941-01-31
Come Live with Me...
As: Pinball Racketeer Ga
1936-06-06
Bullets or Ballots...
As: Commissioner Haskell
1954-02-28
Riot in Cell Block 1...
As: 'Bim' Nolan
1945-11-29
The Lost Weekend...
As: Fred Hill
1956-04-27
Terror at Midnight...
As: Convict Ponti
1950-08-01
Convicted...
As: Jake Pindalest
1948-11-09
Blood on the Moon...
As: Stan Hogan
1953-03-10
99 River Street...
As: Sgt. Kruger
1956-01-01
7th Cavalry...
As: Al Dawson
1952-10-24
The Lusty Men...
As: Keeney
1968-09-19
Funny Girl...
As: Man Recommending Mot
1946-04-16
The Blue Dahlia...
As: Jeff
1950-01-11
The Nevadan...
As: Peters - Stagehand (
1939-05-19
It's a Wonderful Wor...
As: Pete Foley - 1st pil
1939-12-15
Nick Carter, Master ...
As: Adjutant (uncredited
1939-03-29
The Story of Vernon ...
As: Reporter
1937-10-09
They Won't Forget...
As: Lieutenant John Kane
1944-07-28
The Canterville Ghos...
As: Chief Phillip P. 'Pa
1956-08-16
Away All Boats...
As: Barney
1937-05-29
Kid Galahad...
As: Mack
1946-10-15
Blue Skies...
As: Cass Browne
1952-11-15
Hangman's Knot...
As: Walter, room service
1951-04-01
Fourteen Hours...
As: Babe
1946-03-12
To Each His Own...
As: Phil Dickson
1948-09-11
Race Street...
As: Curly
1942-05-17
Whispering Ghosts...
As: Recruiting officer
1939-09-15
Thunder Afloat...
As: Stage Manager
1942-06-01
Maisie Gets Her Man...
As: Sfc. Sykes
1955-09-29
The McConnell Story...
As: Mullins
1950-11-15
Copper Canyon...
As: Newton
1951-12-25
My Favorite Spy...
As: Soldier - 'That Old
1942-03-05
Star Spangled Rhythm...
As: Jimmie Blake
1944-06-01
Address Unknown...
As: Whitey
1947-02-21
California...
As: Himself
1947-08-29
Variety Girl...
As: Speed Dugan
1943-11-05
The Mystery of the 1...
As: Mr. Joe Gurt
1947-07-04
The Perils of Paulin...
As: Spike Malone
1940-04-18
Curtain Call...
As: Henchman Silk
1943-04-16
Taxi, Mister...
As: Brooklyn Boy
1945-03-28
The Affairs of Susan...
As: Frank Mandel
1957-07-21
Dino...
As: Stan Leppich
1955-04-30
The Looters...
As: Catfish
1965-06-27
Fluffy...
As: Fairweather
1954-04-25
The Lone Gun...
As: Radio Dispatcher
1936-03-28
Road Gang...
As: Cabbie
1944-01-07
Standing Room Only...
As: Pete Shaffer
1939-09-23
No Place to Go...
As: Swede
1936-12-19
King of Hockey...
As: Boss
1947-03-07
Easy Come, Easy Go...
As: Enos Warren
1956-12-01
Three Brave Men...
As: 'Mac' McMillan
1956-12-01
Everything But the T...
As: Holman
1944-04-25
And the Angels Sing...
As: J. Hezmer Briggs
1939-12-01
Reno...
As: Bill Walters
1947-06-13
Welcome Stranger...
As: Assistant Dubber (un
1938-09-16
Too Hot to Handle...
As: Sidewalk Toy Vendor
1942-09-05
Across the Pacific...
As: Mr. Dearborne
1965-08-18
The Monkey's Uncle...
As: Hansen
1946-11-22
Two Years Before the...
As: Marine Sergeant (unc
1941-12-18
H.M. Pulham, Esq....
As: Jim Carter, Man in B
1940-01-19
Married and in Love...
As: Speed Dorman
1941-09-12
Let's Go Collegiate...
As: Soldier Driving Jeep
1942-08-27
Somewhere I'll Find ...
As: Curly
1951-10-01
Passage West...
As: Master of Ceremonies
1940-03-03
Alice in Movieland...
As: Skids Riley
1939-07-15
Waterfront...
As: Eddie
1943-02-26
Silver Skates...
As: Chuck - the Mechanic
1939-04-15
Women in the Wind...
As: Engineer Sergeant at
1940-01-27
The Fighting 69th...
As: Private of the Guard
1938-01-22
The Invisible Menace...
As: Oscar
1948-05-28
Hazard...
As: Horse Buyer
1937-09-11
Wine, Women and Hors...
As: Whitey Du Sang
1948-12-09
Whispering Smith...
As: Bandit Leader at Mon
1937-07-15
Ever Since Eve...
As: Brooklyn
1945-12-03
Masquerade in Mexico...
As: Fingerprint Expert
1946-12-18
Cross My Heart...
As: Charlie Downs
1937-06-08
The Case of the Stut...
As: Ted Parks
1937-08-14
Dance Charlie Dance...
As: Ed
1939-01-27
Idiot's Delight...
As: New York Mechanic
1939-04-07
The Flying Irishman...
As: Clem
1943-05-21
Prairie Chickens...
As: Play Palace Announce
1939-05-05
Lucky Night...
As: Photographer (uncred
1939-06-23
Five Came Back...
As: Soldier Aiding Dr. M
1939-12-15
Gone with the Wind...
As: Steve - Henchman on
1939-12-30
Invisible Stripes...
As: Egg Man in Diner (un
1941-12-13
Steel Against the Sk...
As: Pick
1941-05-03
Thieves Fall Out...
As: Sgt. Chillingbacker
1950-01-01
Francis...
As: Federal Agent
1946-06-14
Our Hearts Were Grow...
As: Joe Brady
1937-05-15
The Cherokee Strip...
As: Reporter
1937-03-06
Midnight Court...
As: Policeman at Torre's
1936-12-18
Night Waitress...
As: Ambulance Driver (un
1937-01-02
Smart Blonde...
As: Soldier (uncredited)
1943-03-12
Dixie Dugan...
As: Parkway Biltmore Des
1940-06-08
Brother Orchid...
As: Galbreath
1940-05-10
Edison, the Man...
As: Marine Sergeant (unc
1943-12-24
The Gang's All Here...
As: Harold Michaels
1947-02-13
Suddenly It's Spring...
As: Reporter (uncredited
1936-10-16
All American Chump...
As: Benny
1940-10-05
Just a Cute Kid...
As: Waxler
1938-02-05
No Time To Marry...
As: Tall Hobo 'King', ak
1941-07-19
Father Steps Out...
As: Ben Pollard
1943-05-07
Good Morning, Judge...
As: Pvt. Skivic
1941-09-12
Tanks a Million...
As: Capt. Gillis
1942-11-20
Fall In...
As: Quartermaster Jenkin
1943-06-29
Yanks Ahoy...
As: Pat Dolan
1941-10-16
Top Sergeant Mulliga...
As: Hank
1943-06-21
Get Going...
As: Train Detective (unc
1942-08-07
A-Haunting We Will G...
As: Taxi Driver #2 (uncr
1944-05-04
Andy Hardy's Blonde ...
As: Billy Buckett
1954-02-09
Red Garters...
As: But! Boy (uncredited
1941-09-27
Sergeant York...
As: Cab Driver
1940-05-11
Saturday's Children...
As: Cab Driver
1940-09-14
No Time for Comedy...
As: James Maxwell - a Re
1937-09-25
Back in Circulation...
As: Tour Guide
1940-11-09
East of the River...
As: Guard Who is Slugged
1940-02-17
Castle on the Hudson...
As: Driver in Cafe
1940-07-27
They Drive by Night...
As: Minerva Auto Loan Ca
1940-06-21
Pop Always Pays...
As: Band Conductor and E
1940-09-21
City for Conquest...
As: Boat Tour Guide (unc
1939-03-23
You Can't Get Away w...
As: Reporter (uncredited
1943-08-02
Young Ideas...
As: Press Photographer (
1935-11-23
Double Exposure...
As: Jeepers Peepers
1940-05-31
La Conga Nights...
As: Red' Hyatt - Danzeeg
1950-10-01
The Eagle and the Ha...
As: Collector
1942-06-05
Tough as They Come...
As: Geeger
1947-06-25
The Trouble with Wom...
As: Shipyard Painter (un
1943-09-29
Corvette K-225...
As: Jimmie
1936-05-29
Border Flight...
As: Master of Ceremonies
1941-04-17
Model Wife...
As: Bartender Jerry
1942-04-16
About Face...
As: Sergeant on Parade
1942-06-06
Yankee Doodle Dandy...
As: Police Desk Sergeant
1942-04-01
Mokey...
As: Gateman (uncredited)
1943-04-01
Slightly Dangerous...
As: Country club man #2
1937-05-22
The Go-Getter...
As: Unknown
1939-01-13
Crime Rave...
As: Cabbie
1946-05-17
The Well Groomed Bri...
As: Yankee Third Base Co
1942-07-14
The Pride of the Yan...
As: 2nd Cabbie (uncredit
1937-04-10
Marked Woman...
As: Houlihan
1945-02-09
Bombalera...
As: Sailor
1945-03-30
Bring on the Girls...
As: Major
1944-03-01
A Guy Named Joe...
As: Reporter
1943-05-22
Mission to Moscow...
As: Tiger Dorsey
1939-09-16
Slapsie Maxie's...
As: Man with Man Carryin
1941-07-25
Blossoms in the Dust...
As: Seaman Benson
1943-08-06
Nazty Nuisance...
As: Cecil, a Hobo
1943-05-07
The Falcon Strikes B...
As: Unknown
1966-09-08
That Girl...
As: Unknown
1958-10-10
Man with a Camera...
As: Unknown
1965-09-14
My Mother the Car...
As: Unknown
1958-09-06
Wanted: Dead or Aliv...
As: Unknown
1959-09-29
The Many Loves of Do...
As: Unknown
1957-09-22
Maverick...
As: Unknown
1950-09-10
The Colgate Comedy H...
As: Unknown
1963-09-27
The Great Adventure...
As: Unknown
1962-09-26
The Beverly Hillbill...
As: Unknown
1976-10-03
Quincy, M.E....
As: Unknown
1963-09-24
Petticoat Junction...
As: Unknown
1953-02-01
General Electric The...
As: Unknown
1956-10-05
Dick Powell's Zane G...
As: Unknown
1951-06-07
Racket Squad...
As: Unknown
1956-04-08
Telephone Time...
As: Herbert T. Gillis
1959-09-29
The Many Loves of Do...