Franklyn Seales Movies and Career Information
Jul 15, 1952
Franklyn Seales (July 15, 1952 – May 14, 1990) was an American film, television and stage actor. Born on the island of St. Vincent, Seales attended Juilliard before appearing in various television productions of Shakespearean plays including Macbeth and The Taming of the Shrew where he played the role of Petruchio. From 1983 to 1987, Seales portrayed the role of Dexter Stuffins in the sitcom Silver Spoons, followed by guest appearances on Wiseguy, Growing Pains, and Amen. His movie appearances include The Onion Field, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, and Southern Comfort. In addition to acting, Seales was also a painter. On May 14, 1990, Seales died of complications from AIDS at his family's home in New York City. He was 37 years old.