Frank Stallone

Frank Stallone

Born: July 30, 1950
Age: 67
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.
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Biography

Frank P. Stallone Jr. (born July 30, 1950) is an American actor, singer/guitarist and songwriter. He is the younger brother of Sylvester Stallone and wrote music for his movies. His song "Far from Over" that appeared in the 1983 film Staying Alive and was also featured in the film's soundtrack. The song peaked at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100, for which he received a Golden Globe and a Grammy Nomination.

Stallone is also an actor. He played the street corner singer in his brother's film Rocky and had small roles in many of his films. Other roles he is notable for are the supporting role of Eddie in Barfly, and the voicing Thunderhooof in the cartoon Transformers: Robots in Disguise.

He attracted national attention by posting vulgar tweets which disparaged the Parkland student activists and in which he urged somebody to sucker punch activist David Hogg; Stallone apologized for his posts a few days later.

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Early life

Stallone was born in New York City. He is the younger son of Jacqueline Stallone (née Labofish), an astrologer, former dancer, and promoter of women's professional wrestling, and Frank Stallone Sr., a hairdresser. His father was an Italian immigrant, and his mother's family was from Brittany (France) and Ukraine. Stallone's brother is actor Sylvester Stallone. In his teen years, he went to Lincoln High School in Northeast Philadelphia.

Career

1980s to 1990s

Stallone has worked as a singer. He wrote and performed Far from Over for the 1983 film Staying Alive which was written and directed by his older brother. The song peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming his only major pop hit, and it was nominated for a Golden Globe award for Best Original Song from a Motion Picture. The album won a Grammy Award for Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special.

In the mid-1990s, Stallone became the subject of a running gag on Saturday Night Live, during its "Weekend Update" segment hosted by Norm Macdonald. During each episode, Macdonald (at some point in the mock-newscast) would read a legitimate news headline, then would propose a question asking the cause of that news, which would always be answered by, "You guessed it—Frank Stallone." At that moment, a publicity photo of Stallone would appear on the screen. For example, Macdonald would say:

In economic news, unemployment figures rose slightly for the month of October, with declines in the Dow Jones and NASDAQ. The reason for the sudden downturn? You guessed it—Frank Stallone.

— Norm Macdonald, Saturday Night Live, November 2, 1996

Stallone also played himself in a recurring role on the short-lived sitcom Movie Stars, alongside fellow celebrity siblings Don Swayze and Joey Travolta.

2000s and 2010s

Stallone appeared as a boxing consultant on the NBC reality television series The Contender in 2005. He appeared on the Howard Stern Radio and television show on several occasions. During one appearance on the Howard Stern Show, Frank Stallone had a boxing match with television reporter Geraldo Rivera; Frank Stallone won the bout. He was a contestant on Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling, a reality competition series on CMT that followed 10 celebrity contestants as they trained to be professional wrestlers. He also appeared on an episode of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!.

Controversies

In March 2018 Stallone tweeted disparaging comments about one of the survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Stallone urged that someone should sucker punch David Hogg, and criticized the Parkland survivor-turned-activist as a "pussy" who has become "a little big for his britches". Stallone's post which used vulgar language and advocated violence was later deleted, but the post was copied before Stallone's account was switched to private mode. Stallone's post prompted a backlash on Twitter. After Stallone's post was widely reported on the Internet, Stallone complained about being described as a bully, and defended himself with another tweet:

Oh I’m a bully but these privileged teens who no respect to anyone have a free path to their arrogance. Most of the dopes that say things only claim to fame is my brother. Look at my resume you uninformed liberal dunce cap wearing clowns.

— Frank Stallone, March 31, 2018

Stallone also lashed out at Parkland activist Emma Gonzalez:

Emma Gonzalez is another headline grabbing clown. She thinks she it she ain’t s***.

— Frank Stallone, March 31, 2018

Judd Apatow said "We don’t have to worry about a Frank Stallone boycott -- that started in the late seventies."

In 2016, after his brother Sylvester lost out to Mark Rylance for an Academy award for Best Supporting Actor, Stallone criticized the Academy as well as Rylance in a series of tweets in which he said that the decision was "total Hollywood bulls**t" and that Rylance "couldn't even comb his hair for Christ's sake". The tweets were subsequently deleted, and Stallone posted an apology while keeping a "defensive edge", according to CBS News.

Discography

  • Frank Stallone (1984)
  • Day in Day Out (1991)
  • Close Your Eyes (1993)
  • Soft and Low (1999)
  • Full Circle (2000)
  • Frankie and Billy (2002)
  • Stallone on Stallone - By Request (2002)
  • In Love in Vain (2003)
  • Songs from the Saddle (2005)
  • Let Me Be Frank With You (2010)

Singles

Single Year Peak Chart
(US Billboard Hot 100)
Album
"Case of You" 1980 67 Heart and Souls
"Far from Over" 1983 10 Frank Stallone & Staying Alive soundtrack
"Moody Girl" - Staying Alive soundtrack
"I'm Never Gonna Give You Up"
(duet with Cynthia Rhodes)
- Staying Alive soundtrack
"Darlin'" 1984 81 Frank Stallone
"If We Ever Get Back" 1985 -

[ Source: Wikipedia ]