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Frank Gorshin is a Actor American born on 5 april 1933 at Pittsburgh (USA)

Frank Gorshin

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Birth name Frank John Gorshin, Jr.
Nationality USA
Birth 5 april 1933 at Pittsburgh (USA)
Death 17 may 2005 (at 72 years) at Burbank (USA)

Frank John Gorshin, Jr. (April 5, 1933 – May 17, 2005) was an American character actor, impressionist, and comedian. He was perhaps best known as an impressionist, with many guest appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show and Tonight Starring Steve Allen. His most famous acting role was as The Riddler on the Batman live-action television series.


On April 8, 1957, Gorshin married Christina Randazzo. They had one son, Mitchell, and later separated but remained married until his death.

Best films

Twelve Monkeys (1996)
That Darn Cat! (1965)

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Filmography of Frank Gorshin (45 films)

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Return to the Batcave - The Misadventures of Adam and Burt, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Documentary, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about children, Batman films, Superhero films
Actors Adam West, Burt Ward, Jason Marsden, Lee Meriwether, Frank Gorshin, Julie Newmar
Roles Himself
Rating64% 3.2461853.2461853.2461853.2461853.246185
Adam West and Burt Ward go in search of the Batmobile after it is stolen, and along the way find themselves forced to consult their memories to decipher clues left by the criminals, evidently people they had known from filming the Batman television series. Memories include affairs, one of which led to Burt being chased by a knife-bearing lover, medicine Burt was forced to take so his genitals would not be so visible in his tights, and Adam meeting the actress who played Batgirl (Yvonne Craig) and accidentally placing a hand on her breast during filming. As it turns out, the villains who stole the Batmobile were the actors who once played the Riddler (Frank Gorshin) and Catwoman (Julie Newmar).
Manna from Heaven, 1h59
Directed by Maria Burton, Maria Burton
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about religion
Actors Shirley Jones, Cloris Leachman, Seymour Cassel, Louise Fletcher, Frank Gorshin, Austin Pendleton
Roles Ed
Rating56% 2.806892.806892.806892.806892.80689
Manna From Heaven is a comedic fable about what happens when you get a gift from God (a financial windfall), but many years later you find out it was a just a loan and it's due immediately. Once upon a time, many years ago, a neighborhood in Buffalo, NY is mysteriously showered with 20 dollar bills. Theresa, a young girl who everyone thinks is a saint, doesn't have much trouble convincing her loose-knit "family" that the money is a gift from Heaven. Years later, Theresa, who has become a nun, has an epiphany that it is time to pay the money back, so she calls the eccentric group together to repay the "loan." The problem is, nobody wants to give back the money, nobody has the money, they don't know to whom it belongs, and most of them can't stand each other. Along the way, the characters learn about family, romance, reconciliation and redemption, and by working together they begin to realize their full potential.
Once Upon a Time: The Super Heroes, 1h40
Directed by Michel Viotte
Origin France
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about animals, Films about spiders, Batman films, Hulk (comics) films, Spider-Man films, Superman films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Stan Lee, Tim Burton, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder
Roles The Riddler (archive footage)
Rating69% 3.4903653.4903653.4903653.4903653.490365
Ce documentaire est consacré à l'histoire des super-héros américains depuis leur apparition dans les années 1930. Il présente de nombreux dessins issus des comics originaux, des extraits de leurs adaptations en films et dessins animés, ainsi que des entretiens avec des auteurs importants du genre.
Beethoven's 3rd, 1h39
Directed by David M. Evans
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about animals, Films about families, Transport films, Films about dogs, Road movies, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Judge Reinhold, Julia Sweeney, Joe Pichler, Jamie Marsh, Michaela Gallo, Frank Gorshin
Roles Uncle Morrie
Rating42% 2.11952.11952.11952.11952.1195
The movie takes place a few years after the events of the second film and the event at the mountains. The Newton family is on a cross country vacation in the USA to join a Newton family reunion in California, and in an unexplained move, Beethoven must travel there with George's brother Richard (Judge Reinhold) and his family of a nagging wife Beth (Julia Sweeney) and two bratty kids Sara (Michaela Gallo) and Brennan (Joe Pichler) as they hit the road to California in a huge, shiny and expensive RV, equipped with a DVD player. Following them are two bumbling criminals who have hidden some secret codes on a DVD that they figure no one in the world will buy (The Shakiest Gun in the West), but someone does: Richard. So now they've got a DVD holding top secret information and the criminals must get it back. They are not only in trouble with the criminals but with Beethoven also. But after he saves Sara from the criminals the family becomes very sad knowing they have to give him back. After they get to California they find out from Richard's Uncle Morrie that George, Alice, and the kids will not be coming because of business reasons in Botswana which means they need to extend their visit for another year and will have to watch Beethoven longer which made everyone happy.
The Last Hand, 1h29
Origin USA
Actors Frank Gorshin, Stanley DeSantis, Sam Anderson, Richard Lineback, Lou Rawls, Daniel Zacapa
Roles Benny Walsh
Rating46% 2.3268252.3268252.3268252.3268252.326825
After the Game is a crime fiction murder mystery with a theme of "after the game of poker" and "after the game of life." It deals with revenge, deceit, lust and greed, and explores karma and the afterlife.
Bloodmoon (1997)

Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Frank Gorshin, Darren Shahlavi, Nina Repeta, Keith Vitali
Roles Chief William Hutchins
Rating59% 2.957352.957352.957352.957352.95735
Ken O'Hara (Gary Daniels) is a "Mindhunter" - a serial killer specialist enlisted to find the mass murderer (Darren Shahlavi) intent on killing the strongest fighters in New York City.
Twilight of the Ice Nymphs, 1h31
Directed by Guy Maddin
Origin Canada
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Romance
Actors Pascale Bussières, Nigel Whitmey, Shelley Duvall, Frank Gorshin, Alice Krige, R.H. Thomson
Roles Cain Ball
Rating60% 3.003273.003273.003273.003273.00327
A newly released prisoner, Peter Glahn, returns home to the land of Mandragora, where the sun never sets. Aboard the ship, Glahn has a romantic encounter with Juliana Kossel, then proceeds to the family ostrich farm, which is run by his sister Amelia. Amelia is in love with Dr. Isaac Solti, a manipulative gentleman scientist/mesmerist. Cain Ball, Amelia's hired hand, quarrels with her about her promise to sell him the ostrich farm. Peter heads into the forest to go hunting and meets the pregnant Zephyr, who despite her fisherman husband falls for Peter. Zephyr prays to a stone statue of the goddess Venus that stands in the forest that Peter will be hers, and gives the statue her wedding ring as a gift. Zephyr meets Peter again and Venus appears to have worked her magic, since the two embrace, although Peter notes that he is in love with Juliana and Zephyr notes her marriage.
Twelve Monkeys, 2h9
Directed by Terry Gilliam
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller
Themes Films about animals, Environmental films, Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Psychologie, Films about religion, Films about terrorism, Time travel films, Films set in the future, Films about viral outbreaks, Films about psychiatry, Political films, Dystopian films, Films set in psychiatric hospitals, Arme nucléaire, Disaster films
Actors Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt, Christopher Plummer, Frank Gorshin, David Morse
Roles Dr. Fletcher
Rating79% 3.9980753.9980753.9980753.9980753.998075
A deadly virus wipes out almost all of humanity in 1996, forcing remaining survivors to live underground. In 2027, James Cole (Willis) is a prisoner living in a subterranean shelter beneath the streets of Philadelphia. Cole is selected for a mission, where he is trained and sent back in time to collect information on the virus in order to help scientists develop a cure. Meanwhile, Cole is troubled by recurring dreams involving a foot chase and an airport shooting.
Hail Caesar, 1h40
Directed by Anthony Michael Hall
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Bobbie Phillips, Frank Gorshin
Roles Pete Dewitt
Rating32% 1.621881.621881.621881.621881.62188
Caesar is having a hard time dividing his time between his band and his rich girlfriend, Buffer, whose father hates him. Buffer's father calls Caesar in to make a bet: If Caesar makes $100,000 within six months, he can have Buffer; if he does not, he is banished from her life.
The Meteor Man, 1h40
Directed by Robert Townsend
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Comic science fiction
Themes Comedy science fiction films, Superhero films
Actors Marla Gibbs, Robert Townsend, Robert Guillaume, James Earl Jones, Eddie Griffin, Roy Fegan
Roles Byers the Mobster
Rating52% 2.600782.600782.600782.600782.60078
Jefferson Reed (Robert Townsend) is a mild mannered school teacher in Washington D.C. His neighborhood is terrorized by a local gang called The Golden Lords led by Simon Caine (Roy Fegan) and allied with drug lord Anthony Byers (Frank Gorshin). One night, Jeff steps in to rescue a woman from the gang only to end up running from them himself. Hiding in a garbage dumpster, he manages to escape. As he climbs out, he is struck down by a glowing green meteorite. His spine is crushed and he receives severe burns. A small fragment of the meteor was left over and taken by a mute vagrant named Marvin (Bill Cosby). Reed awakens several days later in the hospital, but when his bandages are taken off, he is miraculously healed of all injuries.
Amore! (1993)

Genres Romance
Actors Jack Scalia, Kathy Ireland, George Hamilton, Elliott Gould, Katherine Helmond, Betsy Russell
Roles Asino
Rating45% 2.2890352.2890352.2890352.2890352.289035
Saul Schwartz (played by Jack Scalia) is a bored New York businessman who decides to change his life to become a Hollywood movie star but finds it harder than he expected.
The Gnomes' Great Adventure
Directed by Harvey Weinstein
Genres Animation
Actors Tom Bosley, Christopher Plummer, Bob Elliott, Ray Goulding, Frank Gorshin, Tony Randall
Roles Holler / Carlo / Omar / Prince (voice)
Rating62% 3.130123.130123.130123.130123.13012
Beverly Hills Bodysnatchers, 1h25
Directed by Jonathan Mostow
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror
Actors Vic Tayback, Frank Gorshin, Art Metrano, Rodney Eastman, Keone Young, Brooke Bundy
Roles Doc
Rating34% 1.730111.730111.730111.730111.73011
A doctor and a mortician team up to do re-animation experiments on corpses using money borrowed from the mafia. When they can't pay it back, the mafia boss sends his nephews to work at the funeral home to keep a watch on the debtors. The nephews end up helping to search for new bodies, and mayhem ensues when some undesirable types are re-animated.