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Short Info

Net Worth$30 million
Date Of BirthSeptember 18, 1940
SpouseKathryn Diebel
FactHe sang the song "These Are The Good Times" in both the movie Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) and when he guest-starred in The Patty Duke Show (1963) in 1965.

Frankie Avalon (born Francis Thomas Avallone; September 18, 1940) is an American actor, singer, and former teen idol. He is known for his roles in several films directed by William Asher, including Beach Party (1963), Muscle Beach Party (1964), Bikini Beach Party (1964), and Pajama Party (1964). Avalon also had a successful recording career during the 1950s and 1960s, first as a solo artist and later as a duet partner with Annette Funicello on such songs as “A Boy Without a Girl” and “Venus”.

Avalon was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Mary Louise (née English) and Nicholas Avallone. His father was of Italian descent and his mother was of Irish descent. He has three brothers: Nick, Jr., Vic, and John. His father owned a candy store and later opened a bowling alley. Avalon attended Catholic schools and played football at St. Joseph’s Preparatory School.

Avalon’s career began as a teenager when he appeared on Bandstand in 1956. He signed a recording contract with Chancellor Records in 1958 and released his first single, “Cupid”, in 1959. His first album, Frankie Avalon, was released in 1960.

Avalon’s first film role was in the 1960 film Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. He subsequently appeared in a number of films directed by William Asher, including Beach Party (1963), Muscle Beach Party (1964), Bikini Beach Party (1964), and Pajama Party (1964). He also appeared in the 1966 film Fireball 500, which was directed by Richard Rush.

In addition to his acting career, Avalon also had a successful recording career during the 1950s and 1960s. He released a number of singles and albums, including the gold-certified album Frankie Avalon’s Greatest Hits. He also had a number of hit duets with Annette Funicello, including “A Boy Without a Girl” and “Venus”.

Avalon’s net worth is estimated to be $5 million. He has been married to Kathryn Diebel since 1967 and they have three children together: Frankie Jr., Tony, and Lisa.

General Info

Full NameFrankie Avalon
Net Worth$30 million
Date Of BirthSeptember 18, 1940
Height1.73 m
ProfessionEntrepreneur, Playwright, Actor, Singer, Venus, Beauty School Drop-Out, Bobby Sox To Stockings
EducationSouth Philadelphia High School


SpouseKathryn Diebel
ChildrenTony Avalon, Kathryn Avalon, Frankie Avalon Jr., Carla Avalon, Joseph Avalon, Laura Avalon, Dina Avalon, Nicolas Avalon, Venus, Beauty School Drop-Out, Bobby Sox To Stockings
ParentsNicholas Avallone, Mary Avallone, Venus, Beauty School Drop-Out, Bobby Sox To Stockings
SiblingsTheresa Avallone


MoviesBeach Party, Beach Blanket Bingo, Muscle Beach Party, Grease, Back to the Beach, Bikini Beach, Ski Party, Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine, Pajama Party, Fireball 500, The Alamo, Panic in Year Zero!, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, I'll Take Sweden, Sergeant Deadhead, The Haunted House of Horror...
TV ShowsEasy Does It... Starring Frankie Avalon

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1[on his "Beach Party" movies] They weren't great pictures, but they were fun, and they really represented that period of time well.
2Well, we all age, but I'd been taking herbal supplements for a long time.
3When I started to play trumpet I was fortunate to learn very quickly.
4Yes, but I don't think of the Teen Angel as of an age.
5I think today's music absolutely stinks. I really do mean that.
6I'll be 65 in September and I work as much as I want to, take cruises with Kay, relax with my family, do everything in moderation, because I want to enjoy my life.
7I learned not to blink in a close-up or move your head at all, because if you did, they wouldn't use it.
8I wish I could talk to [Annette Funicello], but she doesn't even correspond at this point.
9I've been around two years shy of 50 years doing what I do. I am a musician.
10It captures a lot of the spirit of the '50s.
11Rocco paid me 35 bucks a week at Murray's Inn in South Jersey. People started asking Rocco to have me sing.
12No sooner [did I] take it seriously [then] I had million-selling hits and movies with John Wayne.
13I was not a trained actor.
14The kids have all seen it on DVD or videotape.
15Kids know me from their Grease (1978) DVD, so they instantly respond. You can hear a pin drop when I do my old songs.
16[about touring in his "oldies" shows] I like that because the fans want to see onstage what they know so well from the big screen.
17These kids today, everything is about hitting a vocal home run. They look for the top note in every song. They don't know what they're singing about. They have no style.
18God's delay is not God's denial.


1Born in South Philadelphia.
2Due to the popularity of Grease (1978) and its soundtrack, he considers "Beauty School Dropout" to be his most popular song.
3He had the last #1 hit of the 1950s with the ballad,"Why".
4Discovered by Robert P. Marcucci.
5He met Michael Wayne's wife, Gretchen Wayne (aka Gretchen Diebel), on the set of the John Wayne film The Alamo (1960), in which he had a part. Four years later he married beauty pageant winner Kathryn Diebel, Gretchen's sister. So he is part of the extended John Wayne family.
6Has a house in the San Bernardino Mountains in Southern California.
7His sister Theresa is two years older than he is.
8He sang the song "These Are The Good Times" in both the movie Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) and when he guest-starred in The Patty Duke Show (1963) in 1965.
9Mother, Mary Avallone was born July 3, 1916; father, Nicholas Avallone was born April 27, 1913. Sister, Theresa Avallone.
10He studied acting with Wynn Handman in New York and Estelle Harmon in Los Angeles.
11He and his wife have eight children and they are, in order of age, Frank Burt Avalon, Tony, Dina, Laura, Joseph, Nicolas, Kathryn and Carla.




Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970)2000TV Movie documentary performer: "Beach Party"
Hard Eight1996performer: "Christmas Medley"
Blue Sky1994performer: "Venus"
Full House1991TV Series performer - 1 episode
Betsy's Wedding1990performer: "Come Fly with Me"
Born on the Fourth of July1989performer: "Venus"
She's Out of Control1989performer: "Venus"
Good Morning, Vietnam1987performer: "Beach Blanket Bingo"
Back to the Beach1987performer: "California Sun", "Venus"
Shifshuf Naim1981performer: "Why"
Going Steady1979performer: "Why"
Good Old Days Part II1978TV Special performer: "Hound Dog", "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini", "Breaking Up is Hard to Do", "Bye Bye Love", "I Want to Hold Your Hand", "Why"
Grease1978performer: "Beauty School Drop-Out"
The Sonny and Cher Show1976TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Lucy Show1967TV Series performer - 1 episode
Fireball 5001966performer: "Fireball 500", "My Way", "Turn Around", "A Chance Like That", "Country Carnival"
The Patty Duke Show1965TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sergeant Dead Head1965performer: "The Difference in Me Is You", "Let's Play Love"
How to Stuff a Wild Bikini1965performer: "If It's Gonna Happen" - uncredited
Ski Party1965performer: "Ski Party", "Lots, Lots More", "Paintin' the Town"
I'll Take Sweden1965performer: "I'll Take Sweden", "Would You Like My Last Name", "The Bells Keep Ringin'", "There'll Be Rainbows Again"
Beach Blanket Bingo1965performer: "Beach Blanket Bingo", "I Think You Think", "These Are the Good Times" - uncredited
Bikini Beach1964performer: "Gimme Your Love, Yeah Yeah Yeah", "How About That", "Because You're You"
Muscle Beach Party1964performer: "Runnin' Wild", "Surfer's Holiday", "A Girl Needs a Boy" Part 2
Beach Party1963performer: "Beach Party", "Don't Stop Now"
Drums of Africa1963performer: "The River Love"
The Castilian1963performer: "Canción de Fernán", "El valle de las espadas"
Come Fly with Me1963performer: "Come Fly With Me"
Operation Bikini1963performer: "The Girl Back Home"
The Jack Benny Program1963TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sail a Crooked Ship1961performer: "Opposites Attract"
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea1961performer: "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea"
The Alamo1960performer: "Here's to the Ladies"
Hound-Dog Man1959writer: "What Big Boy?"
The Dick Clark Show1958TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Jamboree!1957performer: "Don't Want To Be Teacher's Pet"
Rules Don't Apply2016performer: "Venus"
10 Cloverfield Lane2016performer: "Venus"
I Am Santa Claus2014Documentary performer: "Why"
Jersey Boys2014performer: "If You Don't Think I'm Leaving"
Pan Am2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
Metal Evolution2011TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
The Help2011performer: "Swingin' on a Rainbow"
20 to 12010TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
United States of Tara2010TV Series 1 episode
Dexter2009TV Series performer - 2 episodes
California's Golden Parks2009TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
La tele de tu vida2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
Frágil2004performer: "Venus"
Deuces Wild2002performer: "Silent Night"
Un paso adelante2002TV Series performer - 1 episode


Father2018/IIcompletedJack Freidman
Renegade1996TV SeriesDan Travis
Casino1995Frankie Avalon (achive footage)
A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes: The Annette Funicello Story1995TV MovieFrankie Avalon
Burke's Law1995TV SeriesJohnny Fingers
Back to the Beach1987Annette's Husband
Blood Song1982Paul Foley
Fantasy Island1980TV SeriesMartin Ward
$weepstake$1979TV SeriesSergei
Frankie and Annette: The Second Time Around1978TV MovieFrankie
Grease1978Teen Angel
The Love Boat1978TV SeriesNick Heider
Police Story1974TV SeriesLee / David Koslenko
The Take1974Danny James
Saga of Sonora1973TV MovieStagecoach Driver
Love, American Style1971TV SeriesHenry (segment "Love and the Tuba")
It Takes a Thief1969TV SeriesGuido Cartarenzi
Horror House1969Chris
Off to See the Wizard1967TV SeriesJack
The Lucy Show1967TV SeriesTommy Cheever
The Million Eyes of Sumuru1967Tommy Carter
Fireball 5001966Dave Owens
Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine1965Craig Gamble
Sergeant Dead Head1965Sergeant O.K. Deadhead / Sergeant Donovan
How to Stuff a Wild Bikini1965Frankie
Ski Party1965Todd Armstrong
I'll Take Sweden1965Kenny Klinger
Beach Blanket Bingo1965Frankie
The Bing Crosby Show1965TV SeriesTed Keefer
Combat!1965TV SeriesEddie Cane
Burke's Law1963-1965TV SeriesRalph Hirt / Max
Pajama Party1964Socum
Bikini Beach1964Frankie / Potato Bug
Muscle Beach Party1964Frankie
Amigos del martes1964TV Series
Mr. Novak1963TV SeriesDavid Muller
Rawhide1963TV SeriesBilly Farragut
Beach Party1963Frankie
Drums of Africa1963Brian Ferrers
The Castilian1963Jerifán
Operation Bikini1963Seaman Joseph Malzone
The Eleventh Hour1963TV SeriesLarry Thatcher
Panic in Year Zero!1962Rick Baldwin
Sail a Crooked Ship1961Ens. Rodney J. Foglemeyer
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea1961Lt (j.g.) Danny Romano
The Alamo1960Smitty
Saiyûki1960Alakazam (English version, singing voice)
Guns of the Timberland1960Bert Harvey
Jamboree!1957Frankie Avalon


Back to the Beach1987co-executive producer


Home & Family2012-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Chow Ciao! With Fabio Viviani2013TV SeriesHimself
The View2013TV SeriesHimself
Inside Edition2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Philadelphia: The Great Experiment2013TV SeriesHimself
The 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Hollywood Don't Surf!2010DocumentaryHimself
The Florence Henderson Show2009TV SeriesHimself
American Idol2009TV SeriesHimself - Performer
The Wages of Spin2008DocumentaryHimself
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project2007DocumentaryHimself / Frankie
My Music: The 70s2007TV MovieHimself
Charlie Gracie Fabulous2007DocumentaryHimself
My Music: Movie Songs2007TV SpecialHimself
Grease: You're the One That I Want!2007TV SeriesHimself
Larry King Live2005TV SeriesHimself
The Wayne Brady Show2003TV SeriesHimself
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2000-2002TV Series documentaryHimself / Teen Angel
American Soundtrack: Red, White & Rock2002TV Special documentaryHimself
VH-1 Behind the Movie2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Biography1996-2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch2001TV SeriesHimself
Behind the Music2001TV Series documentaryHimself / Teen Angel
Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970)2000TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
68th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade1999TV SpecialHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997TV SeriesHimself
Ballyhoo: The Hollywood Sideshow!1996DocumentaryHimself - Host
Talk Soup1996TV SeriesThe Big Kahuna
The Life and Times of the Everly Brothers1996TV Movie documentaryHimself
Howie Mandel's Sunny Skies1995TV SeriesHimself
The Stöned Age1994Himself
American Bandstand's Teen Idol1994TV SpecialHimself
20/201992TV Series documentaryHimself
Vicki!1992TV SeriesHimself
American Bandstand's 40th Anniversary Special1992TV MovieHimself
John Wayne's 'The Alamo'1992Video documentary shortHimself
Idols1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
One on One with John Tesh1991TV SeriesHimself
Full House1991TV SeriesHimself
Thank Ya, Thank Ya Kindly1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Joan Rivers Show1990TV SeriesHimself
Troop Beverly Hills1989Himself
The 6th Annual American Cinema Awards1989TV SpecialHimself
Christmas at Pee Wee's Playhouse1988TV MovieHimself
The Starlight Annual Foundation Benefit1988TV SpecialHimself
Sábado noche1988TV SeriesHimself
Spring Break Reunion II1988TV MovieHimself
Opryland Celebrates 200 Years of American Music1988TV MovieHimself - Host
The Annual Entertainment Industry Honors Presentes a Salute to Bud Grant1987TV MovieHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1965-1987TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Good Morning America1979-1987TV SeriesHimself
Friday Night1987TV SeriesHimself
Liberty Weekend1986TV Special documentaryHimself
America Votes the #1 Song1986TV MovieHimself - Host
American Bandstand's 33 1/3 Celebration1985TV SpecialHimself
Good Time Rock 'n' Roll1985TV Movie documentaryHimself
Our Time1985TV SeriesHimself
Salute!1983TV SeriesHimself
Madame's Place1982TV SeriesHimself
Happy Days1982TV SeriesHimself
Hour Magazine1981TV SeriesHimself
The Roots of Rock 'n' Roll1981TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
Horas doradas1980TV SeriesHimself
Sha Na Na1980TV SeriesHimself
The 21st Annual Grammy Awards1979TV SpecialHimself
Good Old Days Part II1978TV SpecialHimself - Co-Host
Dinah!1975-1978TV SeriesHimself
Good Old Days1977TV SpecialHimself - Co-host
The Mike Douglas Show1962-1977TV SeriesHimself - Vocalist / Himself - Co-Host / Himself - Actor / ...
The Sonny and Cher Show1976TV SeriesHimself / Various Characters
Easy Does It... Starring Frankie Avalon1976TV SeriesHimself (1976)
New American Bandstand 19651957-1976TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Interview
Cher1975TV SeriesHimself
The Magnificent Marble Machine1975TV SeriesHimself
Tony Orlando and Dawn1975TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Bowling1972-1975TV SeriesHimself
Here's Lucy1973TV SeriesHimself
NBC Follies1973TV SeriesHimself
The John Byner Comedy Hour1972TV SeriesHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1965-1970TV SeriesHimself
The David Frost Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Barbara McNair Show1969TV SeriesHimself
Allen Ludden's Gallery1969TV SeriesHimself
The Joey Bishop Show1967-1969TV SeriesHimself
The Saturday Crowd1969TV SeriesHimself
The Jackie Gleason Show1967-1968TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Squares1967-1968TV SeriesHimself
The Woody Woodbury Show1967-1968TV SeriesHimself
Two of a Kind1967TV SeriesHimself
The Pat Boone Show1967TV SeriesHimself
Tienerklanken1967TV Series
The Hollywood Palace1967TV SeriesHimself
The London Palladium Show1967TV SeriesHimself
Something Special1967TV SpecialHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1959-1966TV SeriesHimself - Singer
Hullabaloo1965-1966TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host / Himself - Co-Host
The Dean Martin Show1966TV SeriesHimself
Where the Action Is1965TV SeriesHimself
The Don Lane Tonight Show1965TV SeriesHimself
Bandstand1965TV SeriesHimself
The Patty Duke Show1963-1965TV SeriesHimself
The Celebrity Game1965TV SeriesHimself
The Bob Hope Show1965TV SeriesHimself - Guest Vocalist
Hollywood Backstage1964TV SeriesHimself
The Lloyd Thaxton Show1964TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Party1963TV SpecialHimself
The Steve Allen Playhouse1963TV SeriesHimself
Stump the Stars1963TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panelist
The Jack Benny Program1963TV SeriesHimself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1962TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show1962TV SeriesHimself - Vocalist
Talent Scouts1962TV SeriesHimself
The New Steve Allen Show1961TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show1961TV SeriesHimself
Here's Hollywood1961TV SeriesHimself
You Bet Your Life1961TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Spirit of the Alamo1960TV Movie documentaryHimself
Shirley Temple's Storybook1960TV SeriesHimself
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall1958-1960TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Person to Person1960TV Series documentaryHimself
The Arthur Murray Party1960TV SeriesHimself
The Dick Clark Show1958-1959TV SeriesHimself
This Is Your Life1959TV SeriesHimself - Singer
The 31st Annual Academy Awards1959TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
The Milton Berle Show1959TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Big Record1958TV SeriesHimself
The Jackie Gleason Show1952TV SeriesHimself (Honeymooners Sketch)

Archive Footage

My Music: Summer, Surf & Beach Music We Love2016TV MovieHimself
Here's Lucy Spotlight: Lucie Arnaz2012Video documentary shortClip from 'Here's Lucy'
Plages des 60's2010TV Mini-Series documentaryFrankie
20 to 12010TV Series documentaryThe Teen Angel
My Music: Love Songs of the '50s and '60s2008TV MovieHimself
The Wrecking Crew!2008DocumentaryFrankie
Biography2008TV Series documentaryHimself
La tele de tu vida2007TV SeriesHimself
Beat! Beat! Beat!1966TV SeriesHimself - Host


Nominated Awards

1966Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsMusical Performance, MaleSki Party (1965)
1961Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Male New Personality6th place.

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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