Frankie Jay Allison

Actor Frankie Jay Allison grew up steeped in Nevada's gambling culture because his father Bill purchased the Mizpah Hotel in Tonopah, Nevada in 1984. The Mizpah was a legendary and allegedly haunted casino-hotel. Both father and son got their start on the big screen in parts close to their real world background, with Frankie debuting as a craps dealer in the 1993 infidelity drama "Indecent Proposal" before appearing alongside his father in the 1995 Mafia epic "Casino." While Bill has largely stuck to the gambling industry and only taken a few roles since his debut, Frankie has continued performing in film and television, quickly expanding his range beyond casino-related parts. Although he has continued to play various gambling functionaries in movies like the 2001 heist drama "Ocean's Eleven" and sitcoms like "Murphy Brown," Allison's imposing physique and deep voice allowed him to add mafiosos and police officers to his specialized performance range. In addition to his many mobster parts in movies like the 1996 drama "The Last Days of Frankie The Fly," Allison made a memorably threatening neo-Nazi in the 2006 action film "Miami Vice," while his most notable cop role was his turn as the bigoted Officer Carr in the 2004 political satire "A Day Without A Mexican." Allison also appeared as a police detective in the hit serial killer series "Dexter" in 2008.