FRANK GETZ was born in Chicago, and except for a few years when the family moved him to a suburb of Detroit, he has never strayed from his roots. A proud member of Actors Equity Association and SAG-Aftra for almost 40 years, Frank remembers that as he sat in a meeting room of the very first talent agency he ever visited, while filling out the information card, an agent walked in, looked at him and took the, as yet, unfinished card out of his hands and left. The agent came back in short order with a print audition. He booked that job and had to call the agency from the audition to find out what his day rate was!
Early theatre experiences included roles at several venerable theatres such as Candlelight Dinner Theatre, Milwaukee Melody Top Theatre and Little Theatre on the Square where he was honored to share the stage with actors such as John Raitt, JoAnne Worley, Tom Poston, Denise Lor and Louis Edmunds.
Later in his career, Frank added Drury Lane South and Drury Lane Oakbrook theatres to his list of credits in productions of How to Succeed in Business (with Donald O’Connor!)… and 1776. He also had a ten-year run in a unique annual production of The Nutcracker, where he played Drosselmeyer. It may have been a ballet, but this Drosselmeyer did not dance … he did, however, talk … acting as the narrator as he participated in the ballet.
On camera credits include commercials for United Air Lines, Ameritech Yellow Pages, St Paul Federal Bank and Midway Airlines, among others.
Frank is an avid dart player and volunteers with Fetching Tails Foundation, a dog rescue group in Itasca, IL.