Frank Sutton Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Abhijeet Modi
Feb 20, 2024 By Abhijeet Modi
Originally Published on May 14, 2022
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Frank Sutton was an extremely popular American actor and radio announcer.
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About Frank Sutton

Frank Spencer Sutton was a well-known American actor known for his role in the television series 'Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C,' as Gunnery Sergeant Vince Carter.
Frank Spencer Sutton started developing an interest in the film industry at a young age. He has appeared in various supporting roles in many series and gained recognition from the audience.
Frank Sutton made money from his successful career as an actor. Apart from being an actor, Sutton was also a Sergeant by profession. So, the approximate net worth estimations can be determined from the above income sources.

Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Frank Sutton’s net worth?

The estimated net worth of Frank Sutton will be around $20 million, approximately.

How much did Frank Sutton earn per year?

As per media reports, no details are available regarding the details of the yearly income of Frank Sutton.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was Frank Sutton?

Frank Sutton stood tall at 5 ft 8 in (172.7 cm).

How old was Frank Sutton?

Frank Sutton was born on October 23, 1923, and died on June 28, 1974, when he was 51 years old.

Childhood And Education

Frank Sutton was born in Clarksville, Tennessee. Frank Sutton was born to Thelma and Frank Sims Sutton, and his parents worked in a local newspaper company. At the age of eight, Sutton relocated to Nashville; at this time, his father died due to intestinal disease. He was raised by his mother. At the age of nine, he started developing an interest in acting.
He joined the drama club during his school studies at East Nashville High School with his curiosity. He completed his high school studies in 1941, and after his high school studies, Sutton joined as a radio announcer.
He served in the Second World War, but, unfortunately, due to his color blindness, he was rejected to serve in the war. He enrolled himself in the U.S army and started serving in the South Pacific.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was Frank Sutton’s partner?

Frank Sutton got married to Toby M.Igler, a soap-opera writer. They both together had two children, Amanda and Joe Sutton.
On June 28, 1974, Frank Sutton died due to a heart attack while preparing a comedy play, 'Luv.' Frank Sutton’s body is buried in the Greenwood Cemetry, Clarksville, Tennessee.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Frank Sutton was an extremely talented actor of his generation. Frank Sutton was mainly known for his role as Vince Carter in 'Gomer Pyle,' the Andy Griffith Show. He was a famous American actor who has appeared in many television series and movies, mainly in supporting roles.
Sutton worked as a sergeant in the company named Joint Assault Signal for three years, from 1943 to 1946.
In 1952, after serving the war as a sergeant, he graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in drama from Columbia University School of General Studies.
He started appearing in minor roles from 1950 to early 1960, and some of his remarkable works are 'Naked City,' 'The Fugitive,' 'Gunsmoke,' and ‘The Twilight Zone.’
From 1950 to 1955, he appeared in a recurring role of Eric Rattison in 'Tom Corbett - Space Cadet.' In 1955, a significant breakthrough in his career was through his role as Ralph in an Academy Award-winning movie, 'Marty.' Another breakthrough point in his career was the appearance of his role as Vince Carter in ‘Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.’
Sutton starred in the variety show 'The Jim Nabors Hour' and played the role of Nabors’ brother-in-law in comedy sketches. Sutton also made guest appearances on many television shows.

Charity Work

As per the media reports, no details are available regarding the charity works of Frank Sutton.

What awards did Frank Sutton win?

Frank Sutton was honored with a Bronze Star for heroic achievement in the United States Armed Forces.
Frank Sutton was awarded a Purple Heart, a United States Military Decoration Award.

Frank Sutton’s Hobbies And Interests

As per media reports, no details are available regarding the hobbies and interests of Frank Sutton.

Other Interesting Frank Sutton Facts And Trivia

  • Frank Spencer Sutton was the full name of Frank Sutton.
  • He is of American nationality.
  • Frank Sutton died at the age of 50 years.
  • From 1958 to 1961, Sutton appeared in the television series in the role of Franklin Maquon in 'Naked City.'
  • From 1962 to 1963, Sutton appeared in different roles in the episodes of 'The Untouchables,' a television series. In 1962, he appeared as Benny Stryker in 'The Stryker Brothers' episode.
  • Libra is the zodiac sign of Frank Sutton.
  • His son Joe Sutton is working at Dartmouth College, and he teaches playwrights to the students.
  • Frank Sutton appeared as Ollie Denker in 'Four boys and a Gun' in 1957.
  • Frank Sutton played the lead role as John McDowell in the episode 'To Move a Mountain' in the series 'Deadline' from 1960 to 1961.
  • Frank Sutton was a Sergeant with the US Army, and he was honorably discharged after the war.
  • He was 41 years old when he featured on 'Gomer Pyle.'

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Frank Sutton Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Frank Spencer Sutton

Date of Birth


Date of Death




Place of Birth



171 cm

Eye Color

Dark Brown




Columbia University

Net Worth



Toby M.Igler


Frank Sims Sutton, Thelma Sutton
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