Frankie Faison is a well-seasoned actor, having done over 100 films, voiceovers, televisions shows, and stage productions. His ability to cross over all genres is notable in some of his most recognized performances from the critically acclaimed crime series, “The Wire,” Cinemax’s action thriller “Banshee” and NBC’s “The Village.” In film, Faison is known for his work in the psychological horror The Silence of the Lambs as well as all the other Hannibal films – the only actor to have that distinction – in addition to the fan-favorite Spike Lee dramedy Do the Right Thing and Keenan Ivory Wayans’ hilarious comedy White Chicks. He earned Tony Award and Drama Desk nominations for his portrayal of the brain-damaged Gabriel to James Earl Jones’ Troy Maxon in August Wilson's award-winning play, Fences.
Faison’s other Broadway appearances include Getting Away With Murder, the Brooks Atkinson Theatre production of Of Mice and Men and the Circle in the Square revival of The Iceman Cometh and The Shadow Box. He also took on the challenge of playing the role of Memphis in August Wilson’s Two Trains Running and the monumental role of Willie Loman in Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman.
In television, Faison recently wrapped a role in the upcoming NBC rom-com pilot, “Someone Out There,” alongside Gabrielle Dennis. Prior to this, he reprised his role from “The Good Wife” in the spinoff series, “The Good Fight” for CBS All Access. He also appeared in SyFy’s “The Expanse,” CBS’ “God Friended Me” and “Hawaii Five-0,” and recurred on ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy.” Previously, Faison appeared in the feature films The Grudge for Screen Gems and in a lead role in Amazon’s television movie, “American Girl.” Additional television credits include a recurring
role on the hit Marvel/Netflix series “Luke Cage” and guest spots in “Elementary,” “Lie to Me,” “Blue Bloods,” “Army Wives” and “Law & Order: SVU,” to name a few.
In between television and theatre, Faison has continued to weave a series of studio and independent film performances. He received back-to-back rave reviews for his performance in the independent feature Adam opposite Hugh Dancy as well as the John Krasinski directed dramedy Brief Interviews with Hideous Men. Other film credits include Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant, Meet the Browns, For Sale by Owner, Splinterheads, Gods and Generals, Highwaymen and The Thomas Crown Affair.
Faison can currently be seen in the Amazon feature I’m Your Woman, produced by Jordan Horowitz and starring Rachel Brosnahan, as well as starring opposite Kevin Hart in the Sony comedy feature Fatherhood, available now on Netflix.