Frank Bonner Biography and Wiki
Frank Bonner (born Frank Woodrow Boers, Jr.) was an American actor and television director. He was best known for playing sales manager Herb Tarlek on the television sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati. He appeared in 88 of the 90 episodes of “WKRP in Cincinnati,” which aired for four seasons from 1978-82. He also directed six episodes of the sitcom, which followed the misadventures of the staff of a struggling rock radio station in Cincinnati.
He began his acting career in “The Equinox… A Journey Into the Supernatural,” an experimental film released in 1967 that was re-released in 1970 under the title “Equinox.” Bonner went on to guest star on sitcoms such as “Nancy” (1970) and “Love, American Style” (1974). Before appearing on “WKRP in Cincinnati,” the actor appeared on popular dramas including “Mannix” (1971), “The F.B.I.” (1973), “Emergency!” (1973), and “Cannon” (1974-75).
In addition to portraying Mr. Harrington on four episodes of “Saved by the Bell: The New Class” (1994), Bonner made other television appearances in “The Duck Factory” (1984), “Scarecrow and Mrs. King” (1985), and “Punky Brewster” (1986). The actor also played Det. R.T. Mooney in “Sidekicks” (1986) and Father Robert Hargis on the “Growing Pains” spin-off “Just the Ten of Us” (1988-90).
Frank Bonner Age
Frank Woodrow Boers, Jr. was born on February 28, 1942, in Little Rock, Arkansas. He died on June 16, 2021. He was 79.
Frank Bonner Net Worth
Frank Bonner’s net worth is estimated to be between $1.5 million and $5 million.
Frank Bonner Wife
Was Frank Bonner married? He was married five times to Sharon Gray (m. April 1, 1966; div. 1971), Mary A. Rings (m. October 14, 1972; div. 1975), Lillian Garrett-Groag (m. February 24, 1977; div. 1980), Catherin M. Sherwood (m. November 24, 1981, divorced), and Gayle Hardage (m. July 28, 2006). His ex-wife, Lillian Garrett, guest-starred on his TV series, WKRP in Cincinnati (1978).
Frank Bonner Children
Frank Bonner had four children: daughters, Desiree Boers-Kort and DeAndra; sons, Justin and Matthew; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Frank Bonner Family
He was the son of Mamie Grace, a singer, and Frank Woodrow Boers, a saxophone player. He is survived by his wife of nearly 15 years, Gayle Hardage, his daughters Desiree (and her wife, Mona) and DeAndra (and her husband, Matt); sons Justin and Matthew; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Frank Bonner Death
Frank Woodrow Boers, Jr. died at the age of 79 on June 16, 2021, at his home in Laguna Niguel, California. Bonner’s daughter, Desiree Boers-Kort, posted in a “WKRP In Cincinnati” Facebook group, saying that the actor “loved his fans and was still signing autograph requests up until the last few weeks of his illness. Thank you to all who followed his career. He will be forever missed.”
Frank Bonner Cause of Death
Frank Bonner died of complications from Lewy body dementia, his wife, Gayle, told The Hollywood Reporter.