Frank Marth (Frank Marth)

Frank Marth

Frank Marth (July 29, 1922 – January 12, 2014) was an American film and television actor. He may be best known as a cast-member of Cavalcade of Stars (1949; 1950–1957), especially segments of The Honeymooners, which later became a television series (1955–56). Tall and fair-haired, Marth, often in tandem with the short, dark-haired George O. Petrie, played various recurring and one-time roles on The Honeymooners, i.e. as one of the brutal hoods who hold the Kramdens and Ed Norton hostage after Ralph witnesses a bank robbery; as Harvey Walstatter, who hires Alice Kramden to babysit his son, Harvey, Jr.; and as the inquiring news photographer who lands Ralph Kramden in hot water after he quotes Kramden declaring that he is “head of the household”. Frank Marth later appeared in two episodes of Perry Mason, including “The Case of the Impetuous Imp” from season 9, 1965, five episodes of ´´The Big Valley´´ between 1966 and 1968. Missing or empty |title= (help); External link in |website= (help); one episode of ´´The Wild, Wild West´´ as Col. Rath in ´´The Night of the Arrow´´, as well as in episodes of Hogan’s Heroes as numerous different SS officers, Hawaii Five O episode “Mr. Devil and Mr. Frog”, The Fugitive episode; ‘The Devil’s Disciples’,The Invaders episodes; ‘The Innocent’, ‘Task Force’,The Streets of San Francisco,The Six Million Dollar Man, and M*A*S*H as tank commander Colonel Griswald. In 1976, he appeared in an episode of Sara and played the Commanding Officer of Ben Murphy’s leading officer in the TV mini series version of The Dirty Dozen. Frank Marth was married to Hope Holiday from 1967 until his death. Frank Marth died of congestive heart failure and Alzheimer’s disease on January 12, 2014, aged 91.

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  • July, 29, 1922
  • USA
  • New York, New York


  • January, 12, 2014
  • USA
  • Rancho Mirage, California

Cause of Death

  • congestive heart failure and Alzheimer's disease

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