I guess my introduction to Frank Stallone came with my cable viewing of Rocky - when he is with the guys singing "Take You Back" on the street corner when Mr. Balboa (Frank's brother Sylvester Stallone, if you weren't aware) comes sauntering by.
|"Take You Back...doo doo nnn doo doo...Take You Back..."|
After that, while continuing his own musical career - favoring big band crooning in the Sinatra style - Frank also carved out a side career as an actor and pop singer - often working with brother Sly. He provided the song "Far from Over" for the Saturday Night Fever sequel Staying Alive which was directed by his brother - and this song garnered Frank nominations for both a Golden Globe and Grammy.
Let's get his most famous song in here - here's the video of Far from Over - with Frank performing over footage from Staying Alive...
On the acting side he started out in his brother's movies - appearing in the first three Rocky movies and Paradise Alley - but also got his own jobs on TV shows like It's a Living and Walker: Texas Ranger and movies like Barfly, Outlaw Force, Terror in Beverly Hills, Tombstone, Hudson Hawk, and two Roller Blade Seven flicks.
He's got 70 acting jobs listed on the IMDB - and a lot of them are genre movies that are this blog's bread and butter. Frank has also released a couple of albums, and continues to tour with his musical act.
I like the Stallone family - even mom Jackie has had her moments in the spotlight - so I'm pleased Frank has managed to maintain an entertainment career out of his brother's shadow. Check out some Frank Stallone when you get the chance!
Until next post, you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!