Who is Frank Runyeon?
Frank Runyeon has won national acclaim for his work as a translator
and performer of Biblical texts since the 1990s. He has performed
the gospel for tens of thousands of people in virtually every state
He is probably still best known, however, for his many roles on
television. He starred for seven years as Steve Andropoulos on As
the World Turns opposite Meg Ryan, then for four years as Father
Michael Donnelly on the Emmy award-winning show Santa Barbara.
He also appeared for a season as tycoon Simon Romero on General
Hospital playing opposite Emma Samms. He has guest-starred in
recurring roles on L.A. Law as TV talk-show host Brooks Tapman,
on Another World as party boss Ed McClain, and on Falcon
Crest as chess genius Jovan Dmytryk. He also appeared on Melrose
Place as Father Tom.
Frank starred as Detective Marty Lowery in the feature film Dark
Streets and appeared on the New York stage as Hercules in Aristophanes'
The Birds. He has performed in regional theater as Clifford
in Deathtrap and Oliver Costello in The Spider's Web.
He has also hosted his own comedy talk show Sunday nights on the
top-rated L.A. talk-radio station, KFI, and on WCNN in Atlanta.
Frank is a graduate of Princeton University with a degree in Religion.
After studying acting in New York and Lost Angeles for 15 years,
he attended Fuller Seminar in Pasadena, California in preparation
for the writing and performance of "Afraid!" (the Gospel
of Mark). He further refined the play in study at Yale Divinity
School and the General Theological Seminary, from which he received
his Masters, with honors, in the Spring of 1994. Frank continues
his studies toward a doctorate in Biblical studies.
Frank Runyeon has also translated and adopted four other Biblical
texts for one-man theatrical performance:
- Sermon on the Mount
- The Mysterious Witness (The Gospel of John)
- What Are You Doing? (The Letter of James) and
- The 3 1/2 Stories of Christmas, which is a comedy with music.