Critic Reviews of "Frailty"
Associated PressJuly 30, 2013
Paxton steals the show. And O'Leary more than holds his own again here. Too bad it's in a movie that fails to live up to its potential.
VarietyNovember 21, 2008
A resoundingly old-fashioned and well crafted study of evil infecting an American family, "Frailty" moves from strength to strength on its deceptive narrative course.
Time OutJanuary 26, 2006
Paxton's first movie as director is better than you might expect. It has a first rate cast, and Bill Butler's camerawork and some deft editing help to crank up the tension.
L.A. WeeklySeptember 16, 2002
With an admirably dark first script by Brent Hanley, Paxton, making his directorial feature debut, does strong, measured work.
Chicago TribuneJuly 20, 2002
Paxton wins quiet victories here as both star and helmer.
Ebert & RoeperApril 15, 2002
I love the way that it took chances and really asks you to take these great leaps of faith and pays off.
Seanax.comMarch 09, 2017
... marvelously off-balance and under-the-skin creepy from the first few minutes.
Georgia StraightFebruary 08, 2014
Frailty is disturbing, all right, but then so is sticking needles in your eyes. And I wouldn't recommend either.
Reel Film ReviewsDecember 18, 2011
...a solid thriller from a promising first-time director.
Common Sense MediaDecember 24, 2010
Violent and ultimately uneven and unsatisfying.
Cinema CrazedApril 29, 2009
One of the best horror mysteries ever conceived and yet one constantly over looked.
Urban CinefileOctober 18, 2008
Frailty marks a fine directorial debut for Bill Paxton. He judges the material expertly and brings it to the boil effectively ...
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Bill PaxtonBirth date: 17 May 1955, Fort Worth, Texas, USADescription: Bill Paxton was born on May 17, 1955 in Fort Worth, Texas. He was the son of Mary Lou (Gray) and John Lane Paxton, a businessman and actor (as John Paxton). Bill moved to Los Angeles, California at age eighteen, where he found work in the film industry as a set dresser for Roger Corman's New World Pictures. He made his film debut in the Corman film Crazy Mama (1975), directed by Jonathan Demme. Moving to New York, Paxton studied acting under Stella Adler at New York University. After landing a small role in Stripes (1981), he found steady work in low-budget films and television. He also directed, wrote and produced award-winning short films including Fish Heads (1980), which aired on Saturday Night Live (1975). His first appearance in a James Cameron film was a small role in The Terminator (1984), followed by his very memorable performance as Private Hudson in Aliens (1986) and as the nomadic vampire Severen in Kathryn Bigelow's Near Dark (1987). Bill also appeared in John Hughes' Weird Science (1985), as Wyatt Donnelly's sadistic older brother Chet. Although he continued to work steadily in film and television, his big break did not come until his lead role in the critically acclaimed film-noir One False Move (1992). This quickly led to strong supporting roles as Wyatt Earp's naive younger brother Morgan in Tombstone (1993) and as Fred Haise, one of the three astronauts, in Apollo 13 (1995), as well as in James Cameron's offering True Lies (1994).Bill died on February 25, 2017, in Los Angeles, from complications following heart surgery. He was 61.
Matthew McConaugheyBirth date: 4 November 1969, Uvalde, Texas, USADescription: American actor and producer Matthew David McConaughey was born in Uvalde, Texas. His mother, Mary Kathleen (McCabe), is a substitute school teacher originally from New Jersey. His father, James Donald McConaughey, was a Mississippi-born gas station owner who ran an oil pipe supply business. He is of Scottish, Irish, English, German, and Swedish descent. Matthew grew up in Longview, Texas, where he graduated from the local High School (1988). Showing little interest in his father's oil business, which his two brothers later joined, Matthew was longing for a change of scenery, and spent a year in Australia, washing dishes and shoveling chicken manure. Back to the States, he attended the University of Texas in Austin, originally wishing to be a lawyer. But, when he discovered an inspirational Og Mandino book "The Greatest Salesman in the World" before one of his final exams, he suddenly knew he had to change his major from law to film.He began his acting career in 1991, appearing in student films and commercials in Texas and directed short films as Chicano Chariots (1992). Once, in his hotel bar in Austin, he met the casting director and producer Don Phillips, who introduced him to director Richard Linklater for his next project. At first, Linklater thought Matthew was too handsome to play the role of a guy chasing high school girls in his coming-of-age drama Dazed and Confused (1993), but cast him after Matthew grew out his hair and mustache. His character was initially in three scenes but the role grew to more than 300 lines as Linklater encouraged him to do some improvisations. In 1995, he starred in The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1994), playing a mad bloodthirsty sadistic killer, opposite Renée Zellweger.Shortly thereafter, moving to L.A., Matthew became a sensation with his performances in two high-profile 1996 films Lone Star (1996), where he portrayed killing suspected sheriff and in the film adaptation of John Grisham's novel A Time to Kill (1996), where he played an idealistic young lawyer opposite Sandra Bullock and Kevin Spacey. The actor was soon being hailed as one of the industry's hottest young leading man inspiring comparisons to actor Paul Newman. His following performances were Robert Zemeckis' Contact (1997) with Jodie Foster (the film was finished just before the death of the great astronomer and popularizer of space science Carl Sagan) and Steven Spielberg's Amistad (1997), a fact-based 1839 story about the rebellious African slaves. In 1998, he teamed again with Richard Linklater as one of the bank-robbing brothers in The Newton Boys (1998), set in Matthew's birthplace, Uvalde, Texas. During this time, he also wrote, directed and starred in the 20-minute short The Rebel (1998). In 1999, he starred in the comedy Edtv (1999), about the rise of reality television, and in 2000, he headlined Jonathan Mostow's U-571 (2000), portraying officer Lt. Tyler, in a WW II story of the daring mission of American submariners trying to capture the Enigma cipher machine.In the 2000s, he became known for starring in romantic comedies, such as The Wedding Planner (2001), opposite Jennifer Lopez, and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003), in which he co-starred with Kate Hudson. He played Denton Van Zan, an American warrior and dragons hunter in the futuristic thriller Reign of Fire (2002), where he co-starred with Christian Bale. In 2006, he starred in the romantic comedy Failure to Launch (2006), and later as head coach Jack Lengyel in We Are Marshall (2006), along with Matthew Fox. In 2008, he played treasure hunter Benjamin "Finn" Finnegan in Fool's Gold (2008), again with Kate Hudson. After playing Connor Mead in Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009), co-starring with Jennifer Garner, McConaughey took a two year hiatus to open different opportunities in his career. Since 2010, he has moved away from romantic comedies.That change came in 2011, in his first movie after that pause, when he portrayed criminal defense attorney Mickey Haller in The Lincoln Lawyer (2011), that operates mostly from the back seat of his Lincoln car. After this performance that was considered one of his best until then, Matthew played other iconic characters as district attorney Danny Buck Davidson in Bernie (2011), the wild private detective "Killer" Joe Cooper in Killer Joe (2011), Mud in Mud (2012), reporter Ward Jensen in The Paperboy (2012), male stripper club owner Dallas in Magic Mike (2012), starring Channing Tatum. McConaughey's career certainly reached it's prime, when he played HIV carrier Ron Woodroof in the biographical drama Dallas Buyers Club (2013), shot in less than a month. For his portrayal of Ron, Matthew won the Best Actor in the 86th Academy Awards, as well as the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, among other awards and nominations. The same year, he also appeared in Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street (2013). In 2014, he starred in HBO's True Detective (2014), as detective Rustin Cohle, whose job is to investigate with his partner Martin Hart, played by Woody Harrelson, a gruesome murder that happened in his little town in Louisiana. The series was highly acclaimed by critics winning 4 of the 7 categories it was nominated at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards; he also won a Critics' Choice Award for the role. Later in 2014, Matthew starred in Christopher Nolan's sci-fi film Interstellar (2014), playing Cooper, a former NASA pilot.
Powers BootheBirth date: 1 June 1948, Snyder, Texas, USADescription: American actor born 1948, in Snyder, Texas. Leading man of the American stage, TV, and films. He made a strong presence in some films in the 80s, but he was most successful on TV. He won an Emmy award as Best Actor for his performance in the TV movie Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (1980).
Matt O'LearyBirth date: 6 July 1987, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Matt O'Leary was born on July 6, 1987 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Matthew Joseph O'Leary. He is an actor and director, known for Brick (2005), Frailty (2001) and Time Lapse (2014).
Jeremy SumpterBirth date: 5 February 1989, Monterey, California, USADescription: Jeremy Robert Myron Sumpter was born on February 5, 1989 in Monterey, California, to Sandra (Johnson) and Gary Sumpter. He was raised in his mother's hometown, Mount Sterling, Kentucky. At a young age, he enjoyed mountain climbing and play with his friends like any other normal kid, but when he went to Lexington, Kentucky, to model, he won the numerous awards and met his manager Mark Robert. Soon after that, Jeremy, his twin sister Jessica Sumpter, his little sister Gigi Sumpter, and his mom and dad moved to Los Angeles, California.He started filming Local Boys (2002) and then Just a Dream (2002). His next movie was Frailty (2001), in which he played young Adam Meeks, opposite Bill Paxton and Matthew McConaughey. "Bill had been one of my favorite actors so to be able to work with him was unbelievable," says Jeremy. The adult Adam Meeks was played by Matthew McConaughey.Next, Jeremy was chosen by Danny Glover to play Henry Sturbuck in the Showtime original film Just A Dream. "Working with Danny was great, we had a great time filming in a small town in Utah," explains Jeremy. Jeremy received the "Best Performance in a TV Movie, Mini-Series or Special - Leading Young Actor" from the Young Artist Awards. Jeremy was able to use his surfing skills on his next film, "Local Boys." This coming of age film was shot on location in southern California. "This was a hard film to shoot since we were surfing at the beach almost everyday and there were all these girls around in bikinis," jokes Jeremy.After a worldwide search, Jeremy was chosen to play "Peter" in the P.J. Hogan film Peter Pan (2003). This was one of the most coveted roles in films for a teen actor in recent years. "It was a part that I really wanted," says Jeremy, "since I'd be able to fight pirates and fly around the stage on wires." Jeremy trained extensively in sword fighting and gymnastics prior to shooting the movie in Australia. Clubhouse (2004) was Jeremy's first television series, a dream role since he had always loved baseball and played little league when he was younger. Jeremy was cast in the role of Justin in Cyber Seduction: His Secret Life. After wrapping, he immediately went on to star in The Sasquatch Dumpling Gang in Oregon. A lot of the people from Napoleon Dynamite were involved in the film and it was a lot of fun for him to shoot. Jeremy shot "Calvin Marshall" in Oregon.Jeremy Sumpter shot the Warner Bros./New Line big budget film "Into the Storm" and the independent feature film "Animal.""The Squeeze," a feature film which was released in 2015 and starred Jeremy and Christopher McDonald. They teed off in a high stakes gambling matches careening throughout the South and landing in Las Vegas. Jeremy was also Co-Producer.Jeremy recently shot Take Down" which is being distributed around the world.In the future, Jeremy hopes to also work behind the camera as a director and producer. In his spare time, he surfs, plays basketball, football, golf and shoots pool.
Luke AskewBirth date: 26 March 1932, Macon, Georgia, USADescription: Tall and rangy, usually sporting long mangy hair, and frequently projecting a strong and intense on-screen presence, character actor Luke Askew made a potent and lasting impression playing a substantial volume of mean and fearsome villains in both motion pictures and television shows alike in a career that spanned over forty years. Askew was born on March 26, 1932 in Macon, Georgia. He was of mixed Yorksire and Scandinavian descent and first developed an interest in acting towards the end of high school. Luke attended the University of Georgia (where he initially planned on getting a B.A. in Business Administration), Mercer University, and the Walter F. Joy School of Law. Luke served in the U.S. Air Force in strategic air command intelligence during his college years. Following college Askew worked as a radio deejay and television announcer prior to beginning his acting career in Off-Broadway stage productions in New York City (Askew lived in Greenwich Village in the early 1960s and kept himself afloat working as a furniture mover). Luke moved to Los Angeles in 1966 and made his film debut in 1967 in "Harry Sundown." Best known as the stranger on the highway in the hippie counterculture cult classic "Easy Rider," Askew's other memorable roles include the redoubtable Boss Paul in "Cool Hand Luke," peaceful hippie commune leader Jonathan Tremaine in "Angel Unchained;" very scary and hateful as brutal low-life thug Automatic Slim in the grim revenge thriller "Rolling Thunder," sleazy coroner Dexter Ward in "The Beast Within," and no-nonsense Irish gypsy crime lord Boss Jack Costello in "Traveller." Moreover, Luke appeared in a sizable number of Westerns made throughout the 1960s and 1970s: He had a rare lead role in the spaghetti Western "Night of the Serpent" and gave an especially fine performance as tough and stoic veteran cowpoke Luke in the gritty gem "The Culpepper Cattle Co." Among the many TV series Askew popped up in throughout the years are "The High Chaparral," "Mission: Impossible," "Cannon," "The Six Million Dollar Man," "Fantasy Island," "T.J. Hooker," "The Fall Guy," "Airwolf," "Murder, She Wrote," "Walker, Texas Ranger," "Everwood," and "Cold Case." Luke had an excellent recurring part as creepy and dangerous polygamist Hollis Greene on the acclaimed cable TV program "Big Love." Askew died at age 80 at his home in Portland, Oregon on March 29, 2012; he's survived by his wife and his son Christopher, who's a well regarded painter and tattoo artist.
Levi KreisBirth date: 26 March 1932, Macon, Georgia, USADescription: Tall and rangy, usually sporting long mangy hair, and frequently projecting a strong and intense on-screen presence, character actor Luke Askew made a potent and lasting impression playing a substantial volume of mean and fearsome villains in both motion pictures and television shows alike in a career that spanned over forty years. Askew was born on March 26, 1932 in Macon, Georgia. He was of mixed Yorksire and Scandinavian descent and first developed an interest in acting towards the end of high school. Luke attended the University of Georgia (where he initially planned on getting a B.A. in Business Administration), Mercer University, and the Walter F. Joy School of Law. Luke served in the U.S. Air Force in strategic air command intelligence during his college years. Following college Askew worked as a radio deejay and television announcer prior to beginning his acting career in Off-Broadway stage productions in New York City (Askew lived in Greenwich Village in the early 1960s and kept himself afloat working as a furniture mover). Luke moved to Los Angeles in 1966 and made his film debut in 1967 in "Harry Sundown." Best known as the stranger on the highway in the hippie counterculture cult classic "Easy Rider," Askew's other memorable roles include the redoubtable Boss Paul in "Cool Hand Luke," peaceful hippie commune leader Jonathan Tremaine in "Angel Unchained;" very scary and hateful as brutal low-life thug Automatic Slim in the grim revenge thriller "Rolling Thunder," sleazy coroner Dexter Ward in "The Beast Within," and no-nonsense Irish gypsy crime lord Boss Jack Costello in "Traveller." Moreover, Luke appeared in a sizable number of Westerns made throughout the 1960s and 1970s: He had a rare lead role in the spaghetti Western "Night of the Serpent" and gave an especially fine performance as tough and stoic veteran cowpoke Luke in the gritty gem "The Culpepper Cattle Co." Among the many TV series Askew popped up in throughout the years are "The High Chaparral," "Mission: Impossible," "Cannon," "The Six Million Dollar Man," "Fantasy Island," "T.J. Hooker," "The Fall Guy," "Airwolf," "Murder, She Wrote," "Walker, Texas Ranger," "Everwood," and "Cold Case." Luke had an excellent recurring part as creepy and dangerous polygamist Hollis Greene on the acclaimed cable TV program "Big Love." Askew died at age 80 at his home in Portland, Oregon on March 29, 2012; he's survived by his wife and his son Christopher, who's a well regarded painter and tattoo artist.
Derk CheetwoodBirth date: 8 October 1973, Bowling Green, Ohio, USADescription: Derk Cheetwood was born on October 8, 1973 in Bowling Green, Ohio, USA. He is an actor, known for General Hospital (1963), Frailty (2001) and U-571 (2000). He has been married to Cari Costner since August 5, 2006. They have one child.
Missy CriderBirth date: 13 June 1974, Columbia, South Carolina, USADescription: A native of Columbia, South Carolina, Missy Crider began her journey to the arts at an early age. She took a job as a singer and violinist in musical stage shows, when she was awarded Young Entertainer of the Year by the OMA Stage Awards Association in 1986 in Branson, Missouri. A trip to record a Christmas album in Nashville was stopped short due to a car accident, and the album was never recorded. Although she has yet to sing on country music stages again, she performed and produced two songs, "Endless Sleep" and "Can't Show the World", that appear on the soundtracks in two of her films: "Girls in Prison" (1994) and "A Boy Called Hate" (1995).She started her Hollywood career at a young age (12) and for six years, alternated between making films in Hollywood and doing musical stage work in New York City and Branson Missouri while doubling her education, managing to graduate with a 3.98 GPA ranked 3rd in her class. She spent seven years working in musical theater and doing local plays while flying back and forth to Hollywood and New York. She made a permanent move to Los Angeles in October of 1992, after having filmed six movies and miniseries for television that secured her Screen Actors Guild membership, including the award-winning original, "Lonesome Dove" (1989), starring Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Duvall, Anjelica Huston and Diane Lane, for which she was cast by New York-based casting director Lynn Kressel. Through Crider's final high school years in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, Kressel cast her in three projects before she made the permanent move to Los Angeles. After playing Anjelica Huston's lovesick daughter, "Sally Allen", in "Lonesome Dove" (1989), Lorimar Productions immediately signed Missy to a one-year holding contract. She celebrated her graduation from high school with a starring role opposite Ossie Davis and Morris Chestnut in NBC's The Ernest Green Story (1993) (TV), which showed the 1950s struggle to integrate the school system in Little Rock, Arkansas.Shortly after her relocation to Los Angeles, director Glenn Jordan cast her opposite James Woods and Anne Archer in the prestigious Hallmark Hall of Fame production, Jane's House (1994) (TV). Shortly thereafter, Crider portrayed the beleaguered daughter of Lesley Ann Warren in ABC's A Mother's Revenge (1993) (TV), opposite Shirley Knight and Bruce Davison and, soon afterward, director John McNaughton cast her as an aspiring singer who lands a record deal. McNaughton asked Crider to sing the vocal tracks for the film in Showtime's campy remake classic, Girls in Prison (1994) (TV), co-starring Anne Heche and Ione Skye. Crider received a 1994-95 Emmy nomination for her leading role opposite Tom Everett Scott in the ABC drama about fear of sex in the 1990s: "CBS Schoolbreak Special: Love in the Dark Ages (#11.3)" (1994). She made the transition to film when writer/director Mitch Marcus cast her as the female lead, "Cindy Wells", opposite Scott Caan, James Caan and Elliott Gould, in A Boy Called Hate (1995). The gritty road movie captivated filmgoers and critics alike, winning The Grand Jury Prize at the Berlin Film Festival. She followed this role by being cast as a Southern woman caught in a cycle of small-town violence with a sensitive portrayal of a student who finds compassion for fellow empath, Sean Patrick Flanery in Disney's feature film, Powder (1995), co-starring Jeff Goldblum and Mary Steenburgen.It was this winsome portrayal that brought her to the attention of renowned television producer Steven Bochco, who cast her opposite Anthony LaPaglia and Mary McCormack, as inscrutable murder defendant "Sharon Rooney" for a nine-episode run in the second season of his highly-acclaimed ABC series, "Murder One" (1995).It was during this period that Crider filmed Paramount's Sins of the Mind (1997) (TV), in the starring role of "Michelle Widener", opposite Louise Fletcher and Jill Clayburgh. This telefilm was based on the true story of a talented and traditional young woman who slips into a coma following a car accident and awakens with psychologically disturbing and uncharacteristic emotional behavior, swinging mercurially from childlike behaviors to that of a young woman as she healed. That winter, she went on to show more colors with Nick Cassavetes and Paul Johansson, as a neglected date at the end of her rope in the short film, Conversations in Limbo (1998).Other credits for the actress include a Los Angeles theatrical production, "Pot Mom", directed by Justin Tanner; Peter Benchley's eight-hour miniseries for NBC, The Beast (1996) (TV), opposite William Petersen; Stephen King's Quicksilver Highway (1997) (TV) for ABC, opposite Christopher Lloyd, and the independent film, Stand-ins (1997), in which Crider drones in low German octave when playing Marlene Dietrich's savvy, wise-cracking double, in 1930s banter with fellow stand-ins Bette Davis, Jean Harlow, Mae West, Rita Hayworth and Greta Garbo. In Christian Otjen's drama/suspense indie ensemble, Reeseville (2003), she was cast as "Athee", a quirky small-town girl who works at the local stop-and-shop and proves pivotal in a murder mystery, opposite Majandra Delfino, Brad Hunt, Brian Wimmer, Mark Hamill and Sally Struthers.She won the role of "Janine Haywood" in the premiere episode of the second season of CBS' hit series, "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (2000), playing a Las Vegas dancer with a decidedly Jersey accent who is suspected of murdering her lover, the owner of a successful chain of casinos, due to her insisting she is in his will and owns "half" of his mansion. Next, Crider played opposite Simon Baker in CBS' series, "The Guardian" (2001), as "Minette", his ex-girlfriend, an actress from his less sober days in New York, who shows up in his Pittsburgh office, after five years, in hopes of picking up where they left off. She then accepted the offer of a lead role in Showtime's futuristic series, "Jeremiah" (2002). She played "Claire", a brave young lady making her way in a new and hopeful post-apocalyptic time, siphoning gasoline to fuel her late father's sailboat in order to travel to the other side of the world to see if human life still exists. Claire's mysterious way and curious behavior of siphoning scarce gasoline is luring to Jeremiah. They fall in love as she reveals that she has been storing what gas she could find a little at a time over the span of ten years to fuel her late father's boat and the promise to live out his dream of sailing the sea to discover if human life remains in other parts of the world.In the fall of 1999, Crider's manager received a phone call from Steven Spielberg. He said he had recently seen her work on ABC's "Strange World" (1999) and wanted to write a leading role, specifically, for her in his NBC one-hour drama, "The Others" (2000). The role had originally been written as an elderly Indian woman and was rewritten for Crider to play "Satori", a gifted psychic, opposite fellow telepaths Bill Cobbs, Julianne Nicholson, John Billingsley, Kevin J. O'Connor and Gabriel Macht. The series aired for 14 episodes on Saturday nights in 2000. Proving equally adept with humor, Crider completed a co-starring role in producer/director Mike Binder's award-winning feature film comedy, The Sex Monster (1999), joining an ensemble cast that included Mariel Hemingway, Kevin Pollak and Stephen Baldwin. In this bedroom farce, which won Best Picture at the 1999 Aspen Comedy Festival, Crider plays "Diva", a beautiful young secretary who becomes the unwitting object of both her employer's and his wife's affections.In 2001, Bill Paxton met Crider at a screening of "The Sex Monster". He cast her in his feature-film directorial debut, set in rural Texas, Frailty (2001), playing a cameo as Matthew McConaughey's wife, "Becky Meiks". Soon after, she was offered the leading role in the indie film, Instinct to Kill (2001), the film version of the book, "The Perfect Husband", playing "Tess", a young woman who discovers that her husband is a serial killer and has stalked her since she was a child.Crider landed a coveted role in David Lynch's ABC pilot-turned-feature film, Mulholland Dr. (2001), as "Diane/Betty", a smart, hip, mysterious waitress who dreams of becoming an actress and served as the projection of Naomi Watts' character's fragile identity. Writer/director Andrew Bowen offered Crider the female lead in his independent film, Along the Way (2007), a coming-of-age tale about four young men whose lives seem destined for tragedy. Crider plays "Jordan", a photojournalist whose relationship with one of the friends becomes the catalyst that forces him to come to terms with his life.Crider joined an all-star cast, including Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez, Al Pacino and Christopher Walken in Revolution Studios' romantic comedy, Gigli (2003), written and directed by Martin Brest. Director Gregory Hatanaka offered her the lead role of "Mina" in his ensemble independent film, Until the Night (2004), in which she plays the girlfriend of hopeful cinematographer Norman Reedus, an actress who battles with them growing in different directions in Hollywood. The ensemble also costars Sean Young, Kathleen Robertson, Michael T. Weiss and Aimee Graham. Crider was offered the female lead in an original Hallmark Channel television film, Out of the Woods (2005) (TV), opposite Jason London and Edward Asner, directed by Stephen Bridgewater. She completed the premiere episode of the 2004 fall season of "CSI: Miami" (2002), as the lead guest star, "Tawny Williams", the wife of a wealthy man and stepmother of his child, who is suspected of his murder.In 2006, she appeared in "Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Bedfellows (#6.5)" (2006) as Charlene Copeland and in "Huff" (2004) as Natalie for two episodes. In 2007, she appeared in four episodes of Fox's highly acclaimed hit show, "24" (2001) as Rita Brady and was in "Without a Trace: One and Only (#5.22)" (2007) as Mia. In 2009, she was in CW's "90210" (2008). In 2013, she returned to TV as Leanne Tipton in "Criminal Minds: Pay It Forward (#8.19)" (2013).Crider has starred in several indie films such as Until the Night (2004) opposite Norman Reedus, Kathleen Robertson, Michael T. Weiss, and Sean Young, Butterfly Dreaming (2008) opposite Andrew Bowen, and co-stars opposite John Savage and Dee Wallace Stone in The Cry of the Butterfly (2014). After ten years of doubling residency between California and Northwest Arkansas, in the spring of 2013, Crider made a permanent move to Los Angeles after the sale of her circa 1885 bed & breakfast in the South when working on ABC's hit show, Criminal Minds.
Alan DavidsonBirth date: 13 June 1974, Columbia, South Carolina, USADescription: Alan Davidson is an actor, known for Frailty (2001), Rounders (1998) and In Hell (2003).
Cynthia EttingerBirth date: 13 June 1974, Columbia, South Carolina, USADescription: Cynthia Ettinger is an actress, known for The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Frailty (2001) and Thirteen (2003). She was previously married to Wally Kurth.
Vincent ChaseBirth date: 13 June 1974, Columbia, South Carolina, USADescription: Vincent Chase is known for his work on Frailty (2001), Traveller (1997) and 29th Street (1991).
Gwen McGeeBirth date: 13 June 1974, Columbia, South Carolina, USADescription: Gwen McGee is an actress and director, known for New Jersey Drive (1995), Coach Carter (2005) and Malevolent (2002). She has been married to Anthony Coleman since June 10, 1988.
Edmond Scott RatliffBirth date: 13 June 1974, Columbia, South Carolina, USADescription: Edmond Scott Ratliff is known for his work on Spider-Man 2 (2004), Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003).
Rebecca TilneyBirth date: 30 June 1960, USADescription: Rebecca Tilney was born on June 30, 1960 in the USA. She is an actress, known for Killing Reagan (2016), Nashville (2012) and Rectify (2013).
Blake KingBirth date: 5 March 1985, Alabama, USADescription: Blake King was born on March 5, 1985 in Alabama, USA. He is an actor, known for Frailty (2001) and The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000).
Brad BerryhillBirth date: 5 March 1985, Alabama, USADescription: Brad Berryhill is an actor, known for Frailty (2001), Lost (2004) and Criminal Minds (2005).
Greg SeranoBirth date: 7 August 1972, Brooklyn, New York, USADescription: Greg Serano was born on August 7, 1972 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Terminator Salvation (2009), Wildfire (2005) and Legally Blonde (2001). He was previously married to Carmen Serano.
Edgar L. DavisBirth date: 12 September 1962, St. Louis, Missouri, USADescription: Edgar was born to Olivia Deborah Davis and Edgar Leon Davis, Sr. in St. Louis. Missouri. He attended University City Senior High school (1976-80). He received a B.F.A. in Painting from the Kansas City Art Institute in K.C., Mo. (1980-84) He also received an M.F.A. in Acting from the University of Minnesota's Dept. of Theater Arts and Dance (1990-93). He now resides with his wife, Shari Cornish in Harwick, Vermont.
Jim FlowersBirth date: 12 September 1962, St. Louis, Missouri, USADescription: Jim Flowers was born in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. He is known for his work on Frailty (2001), Temple Grandin (2010) and L.A. Confidential (1997).
Lance E. NicholsBirth date: 13 July 1955, New Orleans, Louisiana, USADescription: Distinguished New Orleans actor, Lance Nichols, stars in the Emmy nominated HBO drama series TREME, which follows several New Orleans natives as they try to rebuild their lives after the devastation left behind by Hurricane Katrina. Nichols plays the dentist 'Larry Williams', supportive and devoted husband to 'LaDonna Baptiste-Williams' (Khandi Alexander) and loving father to his two stepchildren.Born in the 12th ward of New Orleans, Nichols grew up attending McDonough 35 and remained in the city through his college years, attending the University of New Orleans in 1973. Having begun as a pre-med major, Nichols knew quickly that this was not his calling. A freshman drama class spurred his decision to change his major, which resulted in a GPA jump and a Bachelors degree in Dramatic Arts and Communications. After attending a national dramatic audition for graduate studies, Nichols was offered entrance into seven different programs. Budget cuts eventually made it impossible for him to attend, however, and he remised to manual labor work, loading trucks for UPS.Not one to give up on his true passion for acting, Nichols made the decision to move to Los Angeles in 1978 where he quickly landed his first on-screen gig on the widely popular game show "The Dating Game." Though love never sparked for him on the show, following his appearance he was fortunate enough to run into another New Orleans native at a Baskin Robbins, whom he married less than a year later. Today, after 31 years of marriage and three children, the couple are still going strong, having battled the plight of Hurricane Katrina not only on the small screen of TREME but also in real life as a working family.Nichols is most widely known for his role as the preacher in the 2008 Academy Award nominated film, THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON, alongside Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett. Following the success of this role, Nichols landed a part in the Warner Bros. summer blockbuster THE CAMPAIGN (2012), starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis. Throughout his 30+ years of acting, spanning from the early 80s to present day, Nichols has made over 75 appearances on multiple award winning and critically acclaimed television series including: CHEERS, MURDER SHE WROTE, MATLOCK, EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND and DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES. After a long stint in Los Angeles pursuing his passion, Nichols returned to his roots in New Orleans where he landed a role close to his heart - his current role on TREME.Nichols is currently filming the fourth and final season of TREME and has recently wrapped filming on the feature film adaptation of BEAUTIFUL CREATURES alongside Academy Award nominee Viola Davis and Academy Award winning actress Emma Thompson. When he's not on set, Nichols and wife Zardis stay busy operating Lanzardis Productions, their company that specializes in acting and dialogue coaching. In his free time, Nichols can be found at home in New Orleans with his wife and kids, most likely at a Saints game cheering his team to victory.
John PaxtonBirth date: 14 July 1920, Missouri, USADescription: John Paxton was born on July 14, 1920 in Missouri, USA as John Lane Paxton. He was an actor and producer, known for Spider-Man (2002), Spider-Man 3 (2007) and Spider-Man 2 (2004). He was married to Mary Lou Gray. He died on November 17, 2011 in Rancho Santa Fe, California, USA.
Richard A. BellBirth date: 14 July 1920, Missouri, USADescription: Richard A. Bell is an actor, known for Frailty (2001).
Chelsea ButlerBirth date: 17 November 1993Description: Chelsea Butler was born on November 17, 1993 as Chelsea Blaine Butler. She is an actress, known for Frailty (2001), Days of Our Lives (1965) and Deceiver (1997).
Jennifer DrakeBirth date: May1965Description: Jennifer Drake was born in May 1965. She is an actress and assistant director, known for Frailty (2001), Bullet (1996) and Until Morning (2002).
Betty GuruleBirth date: May1965Description: Betty Gurule is known for her work on Frailty (2001), One of Us (2002) and The Convent (2000).
Directors of "Frailty"
Bill PaxtonBirth date: 17 May 1955, Fort Worth, Texas, USADescription: Bill Paxton was born on May 17, 1955 in Fort Worth, Texas. He was the son of Mary Lou (Gray) and John Lane Paxton, a businessman and actor (as John...
Creators of "Frailty"
Brent HanleyBirth date: 21 August 1970, Dallas, Texas, USADescription: Brent Hanley was born on August 21, 1970 in Dallas, Texas, USA. He is a writer and director, known for Frailty (2001), Day 73 with Sarah (2007) and...