Frank Jonasson

Active - 1924 - 1930  |   Born - Dec 14, 1878   |   Died - Oct 17, 1942   |   Genres - Comedy, Adventure, Romance, Action

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Biography by Hans J. Wollstein

A pioneering screen actor, Frank Jonasson was a popular leading man and character player with the Western Kalem company (1913-1917), appearing in numerous one- and two-reel Westerns, series, and serials, notably as Marin Sais' long-suffering father in the 21-chapter The American Girl (1915). He later played the pirate captain in Old Ironsides (1926) and continued to appear in bit parts until at least 1930.