Frank was born in St. John’s in 1954 and spent his childhood growing up on Shea Heights. He left home at seventeen and traveled to Vancouver then moved on to Toronto. Finally Frank got a job doing square dances with the traditional folk-rock group Figgy Duff. The group toured all over the island. In 1979 he co-founded Sheila’s Brush Theatre Co. and has worked in the theatre as a writer, actor, dancer and director ever since.