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Francis Thomas Avallone – better known as Frankie Avalon – is a singer and former teen idol, and actor born on 18th September 1940 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA. He is best known as the first ‘manufactured’ teen idol, and for appearing in popular beach party comedy films during the 1960s as a popular musician and singer.

Have you ever wondered how rich Frankie Avalon is? According to sources, it has been estimated that Frankie Avalon’s overall net worth is $30 million as of mid-2016, accumulated thanks to the enormous popularity he achieved by the release of his first singles in the late ‘50s, making him one of the most beloved teen idols of the time. His later equally lucrative film career significantly increased his net worth.

Frankie Avalon Net Worth $30 Million

Avalon entered show business as a child prodigy trumpet player, earning an appearance on “The Jackie Gleason Show”. During his teenage years, he played backup trumpet in a local band, where he was discovered by manager Bob Marcucci who launched the future teen star’s career. Frankie’s first single, “Cupid”, came out eight months later in 1957, and his third release “Dede Dinah” reached the Top 10. It was in 1959 that Avalon released his first No.1 single, “Venus” and released another six Top 40 records that same year, a solid start to isnet worth.

The following year, Avalon got his first movie role, starring in “Guns of the Timberland” which was directed by and starred John Wayne. Even though his music chart domination was coming to an end by 1962, Avalon preserved his successful career by teaming up with Annette Funicello and starring in a series of “Beach Party” surfer films such as “Beach Party”(2013), “Muscle Beach Party”(1964), “Bikini Beach”(1964),”Pajama Party”(1964),”Beach Blanket Bingo”(1965),”I’ll Take Sweden”(1965), “Ski Party”(1965), “How to Stuff a Wild Bikini”(1965) etc. These films were a combination of surfing, comedy, and dancing in bikinis, and achieved great popularity among teenage audiences and made a fortune at the box office. Although he was still recording songs, Frankie was now better known among younger audience for his movies.

As a sumbol of his era, he went on to appear in the 1950s themed musical “Grease”(1978) in which he sang the “Beauty School Drop-out” song. Four years later, Frankie starred in a film of a completely different genre, the horror thriller “Blood Song”(1982). In 1987 he reunited with Funicello to film a cheerful movie throwback – “Back to the Beach” – and continued to put on nostalgic shows around the country during the late eighties and early nineties by performing the Beach Party hit singles that made them famous. His net worth was maintained.

When it comes to his more recent activity, Avalon created a line of health and beauty care called Frankie Avalon Products. He also published the “Frankie Avalon’s Italian Family Cookbook: From Mom’s Kitchen to Mine and Yours” in October 2015.

In his personal life, Avalon has been married to Kathryn “Kay” Diebel since January 1963 and the couple have eight children and ten grandchildren. Two of his sons, Frankie Avalon Jr. a former actor, and Tony, a guitar player, both play on tours with their father.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Father 2016/I post-production Jack Freidman
Renegade 1996 TV Series Dan Travis
Casino 1995 Frankie Avalon (achive footage)
A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes: The Annette Funicello Story 1995 TV Movie Frankie Avalon
Burke's Law 1995 TV Series Johnny Fingers
Back to the Beach 1987 Annette's Husband
Blood Song 1982 Paul Foley
Fantasy Island 1980 TV Series Martin Ward
$weepstake$ 1979 TV Series Sergei
Frankie and Annette: The Second Time Around 1978 TV Movie Frankie
Grease 1978 Teen Angel
The Love Boat 1978 TV Series Nick Heider
Police Story 1974 TV Series Lee / David Koslenko
The Take 1974 Danny James
Saga of Sonora 1973 TV Movie Stagecoach Driver
Love, American Style 1971 TV Series Henry (segment "Love and the Tuba")
It Takes a Thief 1969 TV Series Guido Cartarenzi
Horror House 1969 Chris
Skidoo 1968 Angie
Off to See the Wizard 1967 TV Series Jack
The Lucy Show 1967 TV Series Tommy Cheever
The Million Eyes of Sumuru 1967 Tommy Carter
Fireball 500 1966 Dave Owens
Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine 1965 Craig Gamble
Sergeant Dead Head 1965 Sergeant O.K. Deadhead / Sergeant Donovan
How to Stuff a Wild Bikini 1965 Frankie
Ski Party 1965 Todd Armstrong
I'll Take Sweden 1965 Kenny Klinger
Beach Blanket Bingo 1965 Frankie
The Bing Crosby Show 1965 TV Series Ted Keefer
Combat! 1965 TV Series Eddie Cane
Burke's Law 1963-1965 TV Series Ralph Hirt / Max
Pajama Party 1964 Socum
Bikini Beach 1964 Frankie / Potato Bug
Muscle Beach Party 1964 Frankie
Amigos del martes 1964 TV Series
Mr. Novak 1963 TV Series David Muller
Rawhide 1963 TV Series Billy Farragut
Beach Party 1963 Frankie
Drums of Africa 1963 Brian Ferrers
The Castilian 1963 Jerifán
Operation Bikini 1963 Seaman Joseph Malzone
The Eleventh Hour 1963 TV Series Larry Thatcher
Panic in Year Zero! 1962 Rick Baldwin
Sail a Crooked Ship 1961 Ens. Rodney J. Foglemeyer
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea 1961 Lt (j.g.) Danny Romano
The Alamo 1960 Smitty
Saiyûki 1960 Alakazam (English version, singing voice)
Guns of the Timberland 1960 Bert Harvey
Jamboree! 1957 Frankie Avalon

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
La tele de tu vida 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Frágil 2004 performer: "Venus"
Deuces Wild 2002 performer: "Silent Night"
Un paso adelante 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970) 2000 TV Movie documentary performer: "Beach Party"
Hard Eight 1996 performer: "Christmas Medley"
Blue Sky 1994 performer: "Venus"
Full House 1991 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Betsy's Wedding 1990 performer: "Come Fly with Me"
Born on the Fourth of July 1989 performer: "Venus"
She's Out of Control 1989 performer: "Venus"
Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 performer: "Beach Blanket Bingo"
Back to the Beach 1987 performer: "California Sun", "Venus"
Shifshuf Naim 1981 performer: "Why"
Going Steady 1979 performer: "Why"
Good Old Days Part II 1978 TV 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"
Grease 1978 performer: "Beauty School Drop-Out"
The Sonny and Cher Show 1976 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Lucy Show 1967 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Fireball 500 1966 performer: "Fireball 500", "My Way", "Turn Around", "A Chance Like That", "Country Carnival"
The Patty Duke Show 1965 TV Series performer - 1 episode
How to Stuff a Wild Bikini 1965 performer: "If It's Gonna Happen" - uncredited
Ski Party 1965 performer: "Ski Party", "Lots, Lots More", "Paintin' the Town"
I'll Take Sweden 1965 performer: "I'll Take Sweden", "Would You Like My Last Name", "The Bells Keep Ringin'", "There'll Be Rainbows Again"
Beach Blanket Bingo 1965 performer: "Beach Blanket Bingo", "I Think You Think", "These Are the Good Times" - uncredited
Bikini Beach 1964 performer: "Gimme Your Love, Yeah Yeah Yeah", "How About That", "Because You're You"
Muscle Beach Party 1964 performer: "Runnin' Wild", "Surfer's Holiday", "A Girl Needs a Boy" Part 2
Beach Party 1963 performer: "Beach Party", "Don't Stop Now"
Drums of Africa 1963 performer: "The River Love"
The Castilian 1963 performer: "Canción de Fernán", "El valle de las espadas"
Come Fly with Me 1963 performer: "Come Fly With Me"
Operation Bikini 1963 performer: "The Girl Back Home"
The Jack Benny Program 1963 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sail a Crooked Ship 1961 performer: "Opposites Attract"
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea 1961 performer: "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea"
The Alamo 1960 performer: "Here's to the Ladies"
Hound-Dog Man 1959 writer: "What Big Boy?"
The Dick Clark Show 1958 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Jamboree! 1957 performer: "Don't Want To Be Teacher's Pet"
Rules Don't Apply 2016 performer: "Venus"
10 Cloverfield Lane 2016 performer: "Venus"
I Am Santa Claus 2014 Documentary performer: "Why"
Jersey Boys 2014 performer: "If You Don't Think I'm Leaving"
Pan Am 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Metal Evolution 2011 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
The Help 2011 performer: "Swingin' on a Rainbow"
20 to 1 2010 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
United States of Tara 2010 TV Series 1 episode
Dexter 2009 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
California's Golden Parks 2009 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Back to the Beach 1987 co-executive producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Home & Family 2012-2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Chow Ciao! With Fabio Viviani 2013 TV Series Himself
The View 2013 TV Series Himself
Inside Edition 2013 TV Series documentary Himself
Philadelphia: The Great Experiment 2013 TV Series Himself
The 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
Hollywood Don't Surf! 2010 Documentary Himself
The Florence Henderson Show 2009 TV Series Himself
American Idol 2009 TV Series Himself - Performer
The Wages of Spin 2008 Documentary Himself
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project 2007 Documentary Himself / Frankie
My Music: The 70s 2007 TV Movie Himself
Charlie Gracie Fabulous 2007 Documentary Himself
My Music: Movie Songs 2007 TV Movie Himself
Grease: You're the One That I Want! 2007 TV Series Himself
Larry King Live 2005 TV Series Himself
The Wayne Brady Show 2003 TV Series Himself
VH-1 Where Are They Now? 2000-2002 TV Series documentary Himself / Teen Angel
American Soundtrack: Red, White & Rock 2002 TV Special documentary Himself
VH-1 Behind the Movie 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Biography 1996-2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 2001 TV Series Himself
Behind the Music 2001 TV Series documentary Himself / Teen Angel
Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970) 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
68th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 1999 TV Special Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1997 TV Series Himself
Ballyhoo: The Hollywood Sideshow! 1996 Documentary Himself - Host
Talk Soup 1996 TV Series The Big Kahuna
The Life and Times of the Everly Brothers 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself
Howie Mandel's Sunny Skies 1995 TV Series Himself
The Stöned Age 1994 Himself
American Bandstand's Teen Idol 1994 TV Special Himself
20/20 1992 TV Series documentary Himself
Twist 1992 Documentary Himself
Vicki! 1992 TV Series Himself
American Bandstand's 40th Anniversary Special 1992 TV Movie Himself
John Wayne's 'The Alamo' 1992 Video documentary short Himself
Idols 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself
One on One with John Tesh 1991 TV Series Himself
Full House 1991 TV Series Himself
Thank Ya, Thank Ya Kindly 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Joan Rivers Show 1990 TV Series Himself
Troop Beverly Hills 1989 Himself
The 6th Annual American Cinema Awards 1989 TV Special Himself
Christmas at Pee Wee's Playhouse 1988 TV Movie Himself
The Starlight Annual Foundation Benefit 1988 TV Special Himself
Sábado noche 1988 TV Series Himself
Spring Break Reunion II 1988 TV Movie Himself
Opryland Celebrates 200 Years of American Music 1988 TV Movie Himself - Host
The Annual Entertainment Industry Honors Presentes a Salute to Bud Grant 1987 TV Movie Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1965-1987 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Good Morning America 1979-1987 TV Series Himself
Friday Night 1987 TV Series Himself
Liberty Weekend 1986 TV Special documentary Himself
America Votes the #1 Song 1986 TV Movie Himself - Host
American Bandstand's 33 1/3 Celebration 1985 TV Special Himself
Good Time Rock 'n' Roll 1985 TV Movie documentary Himself
Our Time 1985 TV Series Himself
Salute! 1983 TV Series Himself
Madame's Place 1982 TV Series Himself
Happy Days 1982 TV Series Himself
The Roots of Rock 'n' Roll 1981 TV Series documentary Himself - Host
Horas doradas 1980 TV Series Himself
Sha Na Na 1980 TV Series Himself
The 21st Annual Grammy Awards 1979 TV Special Himself
Good Old Days Part II 1978 TV Special Himself - Co-Host
Dinah! 1975-1978 TV Series Himself
Good Old Days 1977 TV Special Himself - Co-host
The Mike Douglas Show 1962-1977 TV Series Himself - Vocalist / Himself - Co-Host / Himself - Actor / ...
The Sonny and Cher Show 1976 TV Series Himself / Various Characters
Easy Does It... Starring Frankie Avalon 1976 TV Series Himself (1976)
New American Bandstand 1965 1957-1976 TV Series Himself / Himself - Interview
Cher 1975 TV Series Himself
The Magnificent Marble Machine 1975 TV Series Himself
Tony Orlando and Dawn 1975 TV Series Himself
Celebrity Bowling 1972-1975 TV Series Himself
Here's Lucy 1973 TV Series Himself
NBC Follies 1973 TV Series Himself
The John Byner Comedy Hour 1972 TV Series Himself
The Merv Griffin Show 1965-1970 TV Series Himself
The David Frost Show 1970 TV Series Himself
The Barbara McNair Show 1969 TV Series Himself
Allen Ludden's Gallery 1969 TV Series Himself
The Joey Bishop Show 1967-1969 TV Series Himself
The Saturday Crowd 1969 TV Series Himself
The Jackie Gleason Show 1967-1968 TV Series Himself
The Hollywood Squares 1967-1968 TV Series Himself
The Woody Woodbury Show 1967-1968 TV Series Himself
Two of a Kind 1967 TV Series Himself
The Pat Boone Show 1967 TV Series Himself
Tienerklanken 1967 TV Series
The Hollywood Palace 1967 TV Series Himself
The London Palladium Show 1967 TV Series Himself
Something Special 1967 TV Special Himself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1959-1966 TV Series Himself - Singer
Hullabaloo 1965-1966 TV Series Himself / Himself - Host / Himself - Co-Host
The Dean Martin Show 1966 TV Series Himself
Where the Action Is 1965 TV Series Himself
The Don Lane Tonight Show 1965 TV Series Himself
Bandstand 1965 TV Series Himself
The Patty Duke Show 1963-1965 TV Series Himself
The Celebrity Game 1965 TV Series Himself
The Bob Hope Show 1965 TV Series Himself - Guest Vocalist
Hollywood Backstage 1964 TV Series Himself
The Lloyd Thaxton Show 1964 TV Series Himself
Celebrity Party 1963 TV Special Himself
The Steve Allen Playhouse 1963 TV Series Himself
Stump the Stars 1963 TV Series Himself - Guest Panelist
The Jack Benny Program 1963 TV Series Himself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show 1962 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show 1962 TV Series Himself - Vocalist
Talent Scouts 1962 TV Series Himself
The New Steve Allen Show 1961 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show 1961 TV Series Himself
Here's Hollywood 1961 TV Series Himself
Spirit of the Alamo 1960 TV Movie documentary Himself
Shirley Temple's Storybook 1960 TV Series Himself
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall 1958-1960 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Person to Person 1960 TV Series documentary Himself
The Dick Clark Show 1958-1959 TV Series Himself
This Is Your Life 1959 TV Series Himself - Singer
The 31st Annual Academy Awards 1959 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
The Milton Berle Show 1959 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Big Record 1958 TV Series Himself
The Jackie Gleason Show 1952 TV Series Himself (Honeymooners Sketch)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Music: Summer, Surf & Beach Music We Love 2016 TV Movie Himself
Here's Lucy Spotlight: Lucie Arnaz 2012 Video documentary short Clip from 'Here's Lucy'
Plages des 60's 2010 TV Mini-Series documentary Frankie
20 to 1 2010 TV Series documentary The Teen Angel
My Music: Love Songs of the '50s and '60s 2008 TV Movie Himself
The Wrecking Crew! 2008 Documentary Frankie
Biography 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
La tele de tu vida 2007 TV Series Himself
Beat! Beat! Beat! 1966 TV Series Himself - Host

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1966 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Musical Performance, Male Ski Party (1965)
1961 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Male New Personality 6th place.


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#Fact
1 Born in South Philadelphia.
2 Due to the popularity of Grease (1978) and its soundtrack, he considers "Beauty School Dropout" to be his most popular song.
3 He had the last #1 hit of the 1950s with the ballad,"Why".
4 Discovered by Robert P. Marcucci.
5 He 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.
6 Has a house in the San Bernardino Mountains in Southern California.
7 His sister Theresa is two years older than he is.
8 He 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.
9 Mother, Mary Avallone was born July 3, 1916; father, Nicholas Avallone was born April 27, 1913. Sister, Theresa Avallone.
10 He studied acting with Wynn Handman in New York and Estelle Harmon in Los Angeles.
11 He and his wife have eight children and they are, in order of age, Frank Burt Avalon, Tony, Dina, Laura, Joseph, Nicolas, Kathryn and Carla.

#Quote
1 [on his "Beach Party" movies] They weren't great pictures, but they were fun, and they really represented that period of time well.
2 Well, we all age, but I'd been taking herbal supplements for a long time.
3 When I started to play trumpet I was fortunate to learn very quickly.
4 Yes, but I don't think of the Teen Angel as of an age.
5 I think today's music absolutely stinks. I really do mean that.
6 I'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.
7 I learned not to blink in a close-up or move your head at all, because if you did, they wouldn't use it.
8 I wish I could talk to [Annette Funicello], but she doesn't even correspond at this point.
9 I've been around two years shy of 50 years doing what I do. I am a musician.
10 It captures a lot of the spirit of the '50s.
11 Rocco paid me 35 bucks a week at Murray's Inn in South Jersey. People started asking Rocco to have me sing.
12 No sooner [did I] take it seriously [then] I had million-selling hits and movies with John Wayne.
13 I was not a trained actor.
14 The kids have all seen it on DVD or videotape.
15 Kids 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.
17 These 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.
18 God's delay is not God's denial.


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