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Frank John Hughes
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|Known for:||Band of Brothers, Catch Me If You Can, Bad Boys|
|Birthday:||11 November 1967, The Bronx, New York, USA|
|Height:||5' 6" (1.68 m)|
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TriviaOriginally from the Bronx, Hughes now lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son. He still has a Bronx accent. He is a member of the Actor's Studio. Plays the drums and studied jazz at the renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachussetts Worked with Al Pacino and J.J. Johnston in the play American Buffalo in a staged reading at the Tiffany Theater. In 1999, his intense dedication to his craft caused him to gain 58 pounds to prepare to play a man with Down's Syndrome. The film was postponed and in the interim, he was cast in "Band of Brothers" (2001) where he had two months to lose the weight in order to play a 17-year-old Wild Bill Guarnere. He went through a brutal routine of fasting and running 6-8 miles a day. Just before filming, a doctor told him that he had done seriously damage to his adrenal system. A member of Teamsters local 814 in New York as a furniture mover, which he did on and off for ten years, to support his wife and child. Has been a practicing Buddhist since 1990 and took precepts into the Kwan Um School (a Korean Buddhist lineage) in 2003.