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Frank Wilcox

Frank Wilcox (13 March 1907 – 3 March 1974) was an American actor. He appeared in numerous films and television series, as well as Broadway plays. Wilcox made several guest appearances as a judge in Perry Mason during the nine-year run of that program. In 1961, he appeared as the judge in the Jack Benny Show episode "Jack on Trial for Murder", which had Raymond Burr as a guest star appearing as Perry Mason in a dream sequence where Jack dreams that he is on trial for murdering a rooster and Perry Mason is his defense attorney. Wilcox was also renowned for his performances in numerous episodes of The Untouchables as Federal District Attorney Beecher Asbury.

He appeared in films such as:

  • The Roaring Twenties (1939)
  • The Fighting 69th (1940) as Lt. Norman
  • Santa Fe Trail (1940) as future Confederate General James Longstreet
  • Sergeant York (1941)
  • They Died with Their Boots On (1941) as Captain Webb
  • Captains of the Clouds (1942) as Flight Lt. Wood
  • The Fighting Sullivans (1944)
  • The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944)
  • The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944)
  • Notorious (1946)
  • The Babe Ruth Story (1948)
  • All the King's Men (1949)
  • Samson and Delilah (1949) as Lord of Ekron
  • Annie Get Your Gun (1950)
  • The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) as the Circus Doctor
  • Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair (1952)
  • Invaders from Mars (1953)
  • The Man from the Alamo (1953)
  • A Star Is Born (1954)
  • Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops (1955) as Rudolph Snavely
  • The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955) as Maj. Tom
  • Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956) as Alfred Cassidy
  • 7th Cavalry (1956) as Maj. Marcus Reno
  • Dance with Me, Henry (1956) as Father Mullahy


Wilcox played Sam Harris in The Addams Family episode "The Addams Family Meet the VIPs".