Frankie Avalon

Mostly Credited As: Frankie Avalon
Birth Name: Francis Thomas Avallone
Date Of Birth: September 18, 1939 (Age 76)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Height: 5' 8" (1.72 m)

Frankie Avalon

When Frankie Avalon struck it rich with his recording of Venus, he looked like a typical rock 'n' roller with his hair falling on his forehead and he wore too-tight clothes. Today his hair is close-cropped and his suits are impeccably tailored. The change is most becoming. "I've done a lot of growing up and maturing in the last years," Frankie confessed. "I take my responsibility as a star, a husband and father seriously." Even as a teenager, Frankie took on great responsibility when his father became ill. While still no bigger than a minute, Frankie earned his first money as a trombonist, later switched to singing. Still adored by the teens, Frankie is now accepted by sophisticated night club audiences; also adult movie-goers.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Easy Does It... Starring Frankie Avalon (1976)As: Himself (Host)
Episode Cast Credits 

American Idol (2002) 
  1 of 8 Voted Off 08x28: (Apr/08/2009) As Himself, [Musical Guests]

Where Are They Now? (1999) (1999) 
  Grease 03x12: (Aug/28/2002) As Himself 
  The Cowsills 02x17: (Oct/07/2000) As Himself 

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996) (1996) 
  Beach Blanket Bizarro 05x17: (Mar/23/2001) As Himself, [Special Guest Stars]

Renegade (1992) 
  High Rollers 05x08: (Nov/08/1996) As Dan Travis 

Full House (US) (1987) 
  Joey Goes Hollywood 04x23: (Mar/29/1991) As Himself 

Pee-Wee's Playhouse (1986) 
  Pee-Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special (Dec/21/1988) As Himself 

Happy Days (1974) 
  Poobah Doo Dah 09x15: (Jan/26/1982) As Himself 

American Bandstand (1957) 
  American Bandstand's 30th Anniversary Special (Oct/30/1981) As Himself 
  Donna Summer 19x49: (Aug/21/1976) As Himself 
  Frankie Avalon / Bill Withers 19x25: (Mar/06/1976) As Himself 
  Sue Thompson / Frankie Avalon 08x23: (Feb/13/1965) As Himself 

Fantasy Island (1977) (1978) 
  The Swinger/Terrors of the Mind 03x19: (Feb/09/1980) As Martin 

Sweepstakes (1979) 
  Episode 2 01x02: (Feb/02/1979) As Sergei 

The Love Boat (1977) 
  Computerman/Parlez-Vous/Memories of You 01x20: (Feb/13/1978) As Nick Heider 

The Sonny & Cher Show (1976) 
  Show 7 01x07: (Mar/14/1976) As Himself 

The Midnight Special (1973) 
  Helen Reddy / Miracles / Tanya Tucker / ELO 04x22: (Mar/05/1976) As Himself 
  Host: Frankie Avalon 02x36: (May/17/1974) As Himself (Host) 

Cher (1975) 
  Show 27 02x13: (Dec/07/1975) As Himself 

Tony Orlando and Dawn (1974) 
  Season 1, Episode 17 01x17: (Mar/12/1975) As Himself 

Police Story (1973) (1973) 
  Requiem for C.Z. Smith 02x02: (Sep/17/1974) As Lee 
  Big John Morrison 01x17: (Feb/26/1974) As David Koslinko 

Here's Lucy (1968) 
  The Carters Meet Frankie Avalon 06x11: (Nov/19/1973) As Himself 

The Barbara McNair Show (1969) 
  Frankie Avalon / Rona Barrett / Stanley Myron Handelman 01x04: (Oct/05/1969) As Himself 

The Lucy Show (1962) 
  Lucy, the Starmaker 06x04: (Oct/02/1967) As Thomas Cheever 

The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) 
  Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon 19x25: (Mar/06/1966) As Himself 
  Frankie Avalon, Stiller and Meara 16x27: (Apr/07/1963) As Himself 
  Frankie Avalon, Birgit Nilsson 13x17: (Jan/10/1960) As Himself 
  11th Anniversary Show 12x41: (Jun/28/1959) As Himself 

Hullabaloo (1965) 
  Show #38 Host: Frankie Avalon 02x20: (Jan/31/1966) As Himself, [Guest Hosts]
  Show #30 Host: Frankie Avalon 02x12: (Dec/06/1965) As Himself, [Guest Hosts]
  Show #18 Host: Frankie Avalon 01x18: (May/11/1965) As Himself, [Guest Hosts]
  Show #6 Hosts: Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello 01x06: (Feb/16/1965) As Himself, [Guest Hosts]

The Dean Martin Show (1965) 
  Peggy Lee / Frankie Avalon / Rose Marie / Allan Sherman 01x15: (Jan/06/1966) As Himself 
  Frank Sinatra / Diahann Carroll / Jan & Dean 01x01: (Sep/16/1965) As Himself 

The Patty Duke Show (1963) 
  A Foggy Day in Brooklyn Heights 03x01: (Sep/15/1965) As Himself, [Special Guest Stars]
  How to be Popular 01x12: (Dec/04/1963) As Himself, [Special Guest Stars]

Where The Action Is (1965) 
  Jan & Dean / The Four Seasons 01x01: (Jun/28/1965) As Himself 

The Bing Crosby Show (1964) 
  The Keefers Come Calling 01x21: (Feb/22/1965) As Ted Keefer 

Combat! (1962) 
  Brother, Brother 03x20: (Feb/02/1965) As Eddie Cane, [Special Guest Stars]

Burke's Law (1963) (1963) 
  Who Killed the Strangler? 02x16: (Jan/06/1965) As Ralph Hirt 
  Who Killed Cynthia Royal? 01x12: (Dec/13/1963) As Max 

Mr. Novak (1963) 
  A Thousand Voices 01x13: (Dec/17/1963) As David Muller 

Rawhide (1959) 
  Incident at Farragut Pass 06x06: (Oct/31/1963) As Billy Farragut, [Special Guest Stars]

The Jack Benny Program (1950) 
  Frankie Avalon Show 13x23: (Mar/05/1963) As Himself, [Special Guest Stars]

The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (1956) 
  Season 5, Episode 14 05x14: (Jan/01/1961) As Himself 

The Dick Clark Show (1958) 
  Final show (with highlights from past shows) 03x53: (Sep/10/1960) As Himself 
  Johnny Preston / Santo and Johnny / Frankie Avalon / The Playmates / Carl Dobkins, Jr. 03x39: (Jun/04/1960) As Himself 
  Johnny Cash / Frankie Avalon / The Browns / Bob Crewe / The Four Preps 03x29: (Mar/26/1960) As Himself 
  Bobby Freeman / Lloyd Price / Gary Stites / Frankie Avalon / Rod Lauren 03x12: (Nov/28/1959) As Himself 

This Is Your Life (1952) (1952) 
  Dick Clark 07x05: (Jun/24/1959) As Himself 

Kraft Music Hall (1958) 
  Ed Wynn / Frankie Avalon 01x15: (Jan/21/1959) As Himself 
Featured Songs

Happy Days Songs:
Poobah Doo Dah + "Venus" (sung by Avalon / on jukebox) (1959)
+ "Why" (1960) 
Hollywood (1) + "Venus" (1959) (sung by Potsie) 
They Shoot Fonzies, Don't They? + "Venus" (1959) (played by the band) 
The Dick Clark Show Songs:
Final show (with highlights from past shows) + De De Dinah 
Johnny Preston / Santo and Johnny / Frankie Avalon / The Playmates / Carl Dobkins, Jr. + Tuxedo Junction 
Johnny Cash / Frankie Avalon / The Browns / Bob Crewe / The Four Preps + All Those Teardrops 
Bobby Freeman / Lloyd Price / Gary Stites / Frankie Avalon / Rod Lauren + Swingin' On A Rainbow
+ Why? 
From Hollywood: Jan & Dean / Duane Eddy / Frankie Avalon / Anita Bryant + Just Ask Your Heart 
Chubby Checker / Frankie Avalon / Ray Peterson / Clark Gordon + Boy Without a Girl 
Frankie Avalon / Sam Cooke / The Fleetwoods / Lou Monte / Art and Dotty Todd + Venus 
1st Anniversary Show - Frankie Avalon / Connie Francis / Duane Eddy / The Kalin Twins / Richard Rome + Venus 
Dick Clark's Birthday Show + I'll Wait for You 
Buddy Holly / Frankie Avalon / Don Gibson / Bobby Day / Robin Luke + I'll Wait for You 
The Coasters / Frankie Avalon / The Kirby Stone Four / Pat Wayne / Mary Swan + Gingerbread 
American Bandstand Songs:
AB-170: Frankie Avalon + Dede Dinah 
AB-94: Frankie Avalon + Dede Dinah 
AB-33: Frankie Avalon + Dede Dinah 
The Wonder Years Songs:
Back to the Lake + Venus 
Magic City Songs:
Feeding Frenzy + Venus 
American Idol Songs:
1 of 8 Voted Off + Venus 
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