Biography

Actor Frank Jaquet's screen career extended from 1934 to the mid-1950s. Seldom playing a major role, Jaquet essayed dozens of bit parts as senators, judges, doctors, and politicians. As a pompous small-town mayor, he served as a "human punch line" in the 1938 "Our Gang" comedy Party Fever. Among his larger assignments was the part of murder suspect Paul Hawlin in the 1944 Charlie Chan entry Black Magic. One of Frank Jaquet's last roles was the kindly butcher in the "Gift of the Magi" sequence in O. Henry's Full House (1952). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi