Frank Ashmore (Wilson, Free Man of Color) is honored to be making his Colony Theatre debut in Free Man of Color. He has been working professionally for over 35 years in film, television, and theatre with notable roles in Paramount’s ground-breaking comedy classic Airplane! as Victor the Navigator, and NBC’s 1983 hit sci-fi series V in the role of Martin.
His most recent theatre credits include National Pastime as the legendary Branch Rickey, winning the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Featured Actor; Far East at the Laguna Playhouse; Equus at the Pasadena Playhouse; Theatre League’s southwest tour of West Side Story; Lend Me a Tenor, Corpse, and Noises Off for International City Theatre in Long Beach; and many others.
His most recent film credits include Stealing Home, for which he received a film festival Best Actor nomination, Work and the Glory II & III, and Oranges.
On television, Frank has had contract roles on both Days of our Lives and General Hospital, and he has appeared in over 60 roles as a co-star or guest star in episodic television, most recently on Criminal Minds. Frank can currently be seen as Ollie in the highly successful web-series The Guild, and his voice work for the character Leo Galante can be heard on the newly released video game Mafia II. Frank is a proud longtime member of Actors’ Equity.