Frank Butler

Show Count: 19
Series Count: 3
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Old Time Radio
Born: December 28, 1890, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Died: June 10, 1967, Oceanside, Long Island, New York, USA

Frank Butler (December 28, 1890 — June 10, 1967) was an American film and theatre actor; he was also a screenwriter.



His theatre career included two appearances (1920s–1930s) in Broadway-theatre productions in New York City, New York.

Film work 

Butler's film career started with silent films in the early 1920s. He appeared in almost fifty films and wrote more than sixty screenplays. This included the 1937 film, Champagne Waltz.


He co-won, with Frank Cavett, an Academy Award for Best Writing, [Adapted] Screenplay for the film Going My Way (1944). Butler had earlier been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Writing (Original Screenplay) twice in the same year for both Road to Morocco and Wake Island, both released in 1942.

Source: Wikipedia

ABC Mystery TimeABC Mystery Time
Show Count: 13
Broadcast History: 1957 to 1958
Cast: Michael Redgrave, Laurence Olivier, Ann Loring, Bill Johnstone, Peggy Allenby, Frank Butler
Host: Don Dowd, Laurence Olivier
It's mystery time! Time now, for the best in mystery...
Death Valley DaysDeath Valley Days
Show Count: 4
Broadcast History: 30 September 1930 to 11 August 1931, 17 August 1931 to 3 June 1938, 10 June 1938 to 27 June 1941, 3 July 1941 to 3 August 1944, 10 August 1944 to 21 June 1945 and 29 June 1945 to 14 September 1951
Cast: Jack MacBryde, Tim Daniel Frawley, George Rand, Harry Humphrey, Harvey Hays, John White, Jean King, Edwin Bruce, Frank Butler, Geoffrey Bryant, Milton Herman, Paul Nugent, Rosemarie Broncato, Helen Claire, Robert Haag, Bob Warren, Donald Briggs, Olyn Landick
Director: Walter Scanlan, Florence Ortman
Producer: Dorothy McCann
Mr ChameleonMr Chameleon
Show Count: 20
Broadcast History: 1948-1953
Cast: Karl Swenson, Frank Butler
Director: Richard Leonard
Created by Frank and Anne Hummert (creators of Mr Keen: Tracer of Missing Persons and many other series), Mr Chameleon, as the name suggests, was a master of disguise, who changed his appearance with every episode, in order to track down suspects, murderers and fraudsters.
Broadcast: January 17, 1939
Added: Jan 21 2023
Broadcast: 11th October 1959
Added: Oct 02 2011
Broadcast: 1st November 1959
Added: Oct 15 2011
Broadcast: 21st August 1960
Added: Aug 23 2012