Frank Maxwell (November 17, 1916 – August 4, 2004) was an American actor who served as president of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists from 1984 to 1989.
A native of The Bronx borough of New York City, he appeared in 151 films or television programs. His first acting roles were in 1950 in episodes of the Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse followed in 1951 by an appearance in the episode "The Overcoat" of thetelevision series Big Town.
Maxwell subsequently appeared in such series as Decoy, with Beverly Garland, Peter Gunn (twice), Alfred Hitchcock Presents (five episodes), Whirlybirds, Black Saddle, The Man and the Challenge, The Deputy, Cain's Hundred, Follow the Sun, Hong Kong, Target: The Corruptors, and Mr. Novak. He was cast three times each on Robert Montgomery Presents, Perry Mason, Cannon, andEmergency! and four times each on Rawhide, Quincy, M.E., and The F.B.I.
In 1960, Maxwell was cast in CBS's science fiction series, The Twilight Zone as Marty Fisher in the episode "A World of Difference". That same year, he appeared as Hackett in the episode "Millionaire Jessica March" of the CBS fantasy drama, The Millionaire.
In the 1962–1963 television season he was a co-star of the ABC sitcom, Our Man Higgins, starring Stanley Holloway in the title role and with Audrey Totter and Ricky Kelman. Maxwell played the father, Duncan MacRoberts, in all thirty-four episodes of the series.
From 1973 to 1975, he appeared in five episodes of CBS's Barnaby Jones, with Buddy Ebsen. His last regular acting role was in 1984 in a two-part episode of ABC's The Love Boat, in which he was cast as Col. Charles Holmsey.