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Frank Dickos (Dicopolous)
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Frank Cooper (September 1987 to September 18, 2009)
At A Glance


Frank was so enthusiastic when his character joined the police force, he donned a bulletproof vest and tagged along with some real-life New York men in blue in their squad car to get a cop's perspective.

Frank majored in psychology and minored in art and drama at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. Active in football, basketball, and lacrosse, he also set a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III track record in high hurdles. For a time, he thought of becoming an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine. To keep his grade point average up, he admits, he enrolled in drama courses and became hooked.

Following college graduation, Frank moved to Texas. After managing a tire store in Houston and working as an auto mechanic, he began posing for print photography ads and doing television commercials. In a nationwide talent search in Dallas, he became one of four finalists out of 770 candidates to screen-test for the Larry Wilcox replacement role on the television series Chips.

Although he did not get the job, he did get a small film part and had the lead in an MTV video documentary called Wild Rides, narrated by Matt Dillon. He also hosted On the Move for ESPN and the Miss Teenage America Pageant in Dallas.

Frank moved to Los Angeles in 1984, and appeared in numerous primetime/ series, including The Tracey Ullman Show, Silver Spoons, O'Hara, Hotel, Dynasty, and Falcon Crest, as well as the soap operas The Young and the Restless, Capitol, and General Hospital. He also acted in several movies before joining Guiding Light.

The actor and his wife, actress/writer Teja Anderson, have two children. He enjoys running, weight training, playing basketball, tennis and golf, as well as collecting art, drawing, and music. He is also a national spokesperson for the American Cancer Society. Frank was born in Akron, Ohio, and is the oldest of three children of Catherine and Harry. His birthday is January 3.

Acting Portfolio
TELEVISION

Commercial for Robitussin
1999

Murder in Black and White
Bruno
1990

Guiding Light
Frank Cooper
September 1987 to September 18, 2009

ESPN's On the Move

Miss Teenage America Pagent

Hotel

The Tracy Ullman Show

Who's the Boss
Lifeguard

Silver Spoon

Dynasty

Falcon Crest

Acting Portfolio
FILM

Surrender
Thug
1987

Vital Statistics


PLACE OF BIRTH: Akron, Ohio
DATE OF BIRTH: January 3, 1957
HEIGHT: 6'1"
HAIR: Brown
EYES: Green
MARITAL STATUS: Married, Teja Anderson [Oct 20, 1990]
CHILDREN: Two
PARENT: Catherine and Harry Dickos
Miscellaenous

National Spokesperson for the Skin Cancer Foundation and has filmed public service announcements for them.
Set a NCAA Division III high hurdles track record at Ohio's Kenyon College
Originally enrolled in Ohio Kenyon College with dreams of becoming an Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in sports medicine but, got hooked on drama during his years there. He ended up majoring in psychology and minored in art and drama.
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