Franklyn Seales

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Franklyn Seales
Born(1952-07-15)July 15, 1952
St. Vincent, West Indies
DiedMay 14, 1990(1990-05-14) (aged 37)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Cause of death
Complications from AIDS
Other namesFrank Seales
OccupationActor, painter
Years active1974–1988
 
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Franklyn Seales
Born(1952-07-15)July 15, 1952
St. Vincent, West Indies
DiedMay 14, 1990(1990-05-14) (aged 37)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Cause of death
Complications from AIDS
Other namesFrank Seales
OccupationActor, painter
Years active1974–1988

Franklyn Seales (July 15, 1952 – May 14, 1990) was an American film, television and stage actor.

Career[edit]

Born on the island of St. Vincent, Seales attended Juilliard before appearing in various television productions of Shakespearean plays including Macbeth and The Taming of the Shrew where he played the role of Petruchio. From 1983 to 1987, Seales portrayed the role of Dexter Stuffins in the sitcom Silver Spoons, followed by guest appearances on Wiseguy, Growing Pains, and Amen. His movie appearances include The Onion Field, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, and Southern Comfort.[1]

In addition to acting, Seales was a painter.[1]

Death[edit]

On May 14, 1990, Seales died of complications from AIDS at his family's home in New York City. He was 37 years old.[2]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1974King LearServant to CornwallTelevision movie
1979The Onion FieldJimmy Lee "Youngblood" Smith
1978The Trial of the MokeLt. Henry O. FlipperTelevision movie
1979Star Trek: The Motion PictureCrew member
1980Beulah LandRomanMiniseries
1981MacbethLennoxDirect-to-video release
1981Southern ComfortPfc. Simms
1982Hill Street BluesCrawford3 episodes
1983The Taming of the ShrewPetruchioDirect-to-video release
1983 to 1987Silver SpoonsDexter Stuffins89 episodes
1986 to 1987AmenLorenzo Hollingsworth3 episodes
1987Growing PainsDr. Jerry MarquezEpisode: "This Is Your Life"
1988WiseguyPaco BazosEpisode: "Fascination for the Flame"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Franklyn Seales Artwork". franklynsealesartwork.com. Retrieved 2008-06-05. 
  2. ^ "Franklyn Seales, Co-Star of 'Silver Spoons', Of AIDS". Jet (Johnson Publishing Company) 78 (9): 54. 1990-06-11. ISSN 0021-5996. 

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