||Frank John Hughes
|Date of Birth
||11 November 1967
|Place of Birth
||The Bronx, New York, USA
American film and television actor best known for his portrayal of "Wild Bill" Guarnere in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers and also as "Tom Fox" in Catch Me If You Can. Frank John Hughes was born November 11, 1967, in The Bronx, New York.
A native of the South Bronx, Hughes studied Jazz composition at the Berklee College of Music in Boston before making his feature film debut in Robert Celestino's True Convictions (1991). Since then he has starred in such films as: Bad Boys (1995) opposite Will Smith, Lonely in America (1991), The Funeral (1996) opposite Bencio Del Toro and Christopher Walken, Layin' Low (1996), Mr. Vincent (1997) (for which he won mass critical acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival for his role as John Vincent), "Urban Jungle"(1999), "Robbers" (2000), Anacardium(2001), (for which he won best actor at the New York Independent Film Festival) and Steven Speilberg's Catch Me If You Can (2002) opposite Tom Hanks and Leonardo Di Caprio.
He will next be seen in Robert Celestino's "Yonkers Joe" opposite Chaz Palminteri and Christine Lahiti and in John Avnet's Righteous Kill opposite Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino.
A veteran of numerous television appearances Mr. Hughes was most recently seen on HBO's "The Sopranos" as Walden Belfiore, a soldier in Tony Soprano's crew, who committed the historic 'last murder' in the landmark series when he killed Lupertazzi Crime Family Capo, Phil Leotardo.
Hughes also received wide international acclaim for his portrayal of "Wild Bill" Guarnere in the H.B.O mini series event, "Band of Brothers" (2001) which won both the Golden Globe and Emmy awards for Best Mini Series.
Hughes also starred in the Dick Wolf series "Players" (1997) and "LAX" for N.B.C. Other appearances include: "Cover Me" (series regular), "Law and Order", "Homicide: Life On The Street", "Feds", "Without a Trace", "Monk", 'Boomtown", "Kings of South Beach", "Curb Your Enthusiasm", The Path to 911, "Law and Order: Criminal Intent" and many others.
In 2007 Hughes joined the cast of the hit series "24" as Director of Homeland Security, Tim Woods.