Frank Simms

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Frank Simms
Frank simms.jpg
Background information
Birth nameFrank Adams Simms
OriginTulsa OK
GenresRock, Pop, Soul, Jazz, Gospel
OccupationsSinger, Actor, Voice-over Artist
InstrumentsGuitar, Bass Guitar
Years active50
Associated actsDavid Bowie, Madonna, Billy Joel, Carly Simon
Websitehttp://www.franksimms.net
 
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Frank Simms
Frank simms.jpg
Background information
Birth nameFrank Adams Simms
OriginTulsa OK
GenresRock, Pop, Soul, Jazz, Gospel
OccupationsSinger, Actor, Voice-over Artist
InstrumentsGuitar, Bass Guitar
Years active50
Associated actsDavid Bowie, Madonna, Billy Joel, Carly Simon
Websitehttp://www.franksimms.net

Frank Simms is an American singer and voice-over artist known for providing the voices behind such iconic characters as the Kool-Aid Man, "Crazy Craving" (the bug-eyed, fuzzy mascot of Honeycomb cereal), the GEICO ringtone, and more. He is one of the founding members and songwriters of The Simms Brothers Band. He recorded the weekly theme song for TV Funhouse on Saturday Night Live. He's recorded with dozens of artists beginning in the seventies.

Singing[edit]

Simms provides background vocals on David Bowie's "Let's Dance", "Modern Love", and "China Girl"; Billy Joel's River of Dreams album, and Madonna's Material Girl. He has also recorded with INXS, Chaka Khan, Al Green, Elvis Costello, Brian Wilson, Carly Simon, Cyndi Lauper, Jeff Beck, Philip Bailey, The Fab Faux, Laurie Anderson, Chic, William S. Burroughs, Ace Frehley, The Psychedelic Furs, Dionne Warwick, Roberta Flack, Serge Gainsbourg and Harry Chapin among others.

He sings for the Emmy winning PBS shows Dragontales and Between the Lions, and won a 2007 Emmy award with his performance of the winning song, "Q Without U" for the children's animated series, Between The Lions. His voice may be heard on the films Working Girl, Anastasia, David Bowie's Serious Moonlight Tour DVD, and Mickey Blue Eyes.

In 1983, he toured the world with his brother George as a vocalist on David Bowie's Serious Moonlight Tour. Frank has also toured with Billy Joel and Carly Simon, and has sung on TV with Elvis Costello, Brian Wilson, Al Green, Dan Hartman, Phil Collins, and others.

Voice acting[edit]

After much album/CD work, he began a career in voice-overs and character acting for commercials, films and TV, including spots for Saturday Night Live and Nickelodeon. His voice may be heard on the video games Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

He is a National and NY Local Board member of AFTRA, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

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