Frank Joseph Whaley (born July 20, 1963) is an American film and television actor known for his roles in independent films. Whaley was born in Syracuse, New York, the son of Josephine (nee Timilione) and Robert W. Whaley, Sr. He is half-Irish and half-Sicilian and grew up in Syracuse. He has two sisters and an older brother. His father died in the 1990s of health problems related to alcoholism. Whaley graduated from Anthony A. Henninger High School in 1981 and later from University at Albany. In 2001, he married Heather Bucha, an actress and writer, with whom he has two children. They collaborated on the NBC pilot Lloyd of the House, and continue to write together.
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