Frankie J
Mexican singer
Frankie J
Francisco Javier Bautista, Jr., better known by his stage name Frankie J, is a Mexican singer and former member of the musical group Kumbia Kings. Born in Tijuana, he grew up in San Diego and became a freestyle artist under the stage name Frankie Boy in the late 1990s. After his debut freestyle album was shelved, he joined Kumbia Kings. Frankie J's solo debut album, What's a Man to Do, was released in 2003, followed by some more English and Spanish language albums.
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'Looking' Stars Reflect On Show's Legacy And The HBO Farewell Film
Huffington Post - 7 months
Fans of “Looking” will get an overdue valentine this weekend, when the gay-themed HBO series concludes with a much-anticipated television film. For stars Frankie J. Alvarez and Murray Bartlett, however, “Looking: The Movie” represents more than just a fond farewell to the series, which struggled to find an audience during its brief, two-season run despite critical acclaim. It was an opportunity to reunite with a cast and creative team they fondly refer to as a “family” for a full-length project with director Andrew Haigh, whose 2015 film, “45 Years,” became an awards season darling. “We got the call that the show was canceled, and it was the same call that we got the information about the movie. It was a bittersweet feeling,” Alvarez told The Huffington Post. “More often than not, these shows get canceled, and there’s no sense of closure for the characters. But there’s also no sense of closure for us as actors, for the family we created. To close it out [by] mak ...
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HBO's 'Looking' looks for understanding
LATimes - about 3 years
Michael Lannan's HBO show 'Looking,' starring Jonathan Groff, Frankie J. Alvarez and Murray Bartlett, is a next-generation, nuanced view of gay relationships. It was just over a week before the leads of HBO's gay-centered new series "Looking" would ultimately be seen — and examined closely — and the trio of friends (or "dream team," as they dub themselves) were too occupied to be overwhelmed by the burden, thumbing through humorous cellphone videos of one another taken from the set.
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'Looking' gets the gay S.F. wardrobe right
San Francisco Chronicle - about 3 years
HBO series finds the wardrobe to fit the gay characters in S.F. When I first heard that HBO's new series "Looking" would center on the lives of gay men in their 20s living in San Francisco, I had mixed feelings. Lead characters Patrick (Jonathan Groff), Agustin (Frankie J. Alvarez) and Dom (Murray Bartlett) dress like the guys I see in bars, riding Muni and (if I'm lucky) swiping my way through Grindr. [...] Patrick walks a typically San Francisco fine line between prep and cultivated geek (as a video game designer, his tech-appropriate side-strap commuter bag is a realistic touch) while Agustin's outgrown scruff and DIY hipster vibe represents another El Rio trope in authentic native costuming.
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HBO's 'Looking': Let's Talk About Sex
MTV News - about 3 years
'What's really interesting about the way we tackle the sexuality on the show is it's really character-driven,' says star Frankie J. Alvarez By Gil Kaufman
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“Looking”: An unlikable character searching for love
Salon.com - about 3 years
"Looking," a show about three 30-something gay males seeking career and relationship fulfillment in contemporary San Francisco, debuts this Sunday. Like a lot of HBO's newer half-hours -- "Hello Ladies," "Going On" -- "Looking" is a relatively understated affair. The show was spawned from a short film by creator Michael Lannan and retains that indie feel and scale. Fortunately, that aesthetic intimacy serves the story greatly. I don't know if it's politically incorrect or simply passé to portray this look at gay singletons as a peek into some secret world -- it's San Francisco, after all, not Saudi Arabia -- but there is no question all the close-ups and soft focus heighten the drama. While "Looking" is ensemble-driven, like other such shows, the audience requires a character to serve as its entrée into the world. In this case, that character is Patrick (Jonathan Groff), a 29-year-old video game designer who, after learning of his ex-boyfriend's impending nuptials, is newly energized ...
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TV: Groff Goes 'Looking' for Love in SF
San Francisco Chronicle - about 3 years
Groff, 28, is one of the busiest young actors in film, TV and theater working today. The Pennsylvania native calls last year his "dream year" because of two projects for HBO - "Looking," which premieres Sunday after "Girls," and "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy's long-awaited film of Larry Kramer's historic 1985 play about the early years of the AIDS crisis, "The Normal Heart," airing in May. Groff was in Pasadena last week with other cast members from both HBO projects to talk to the Television Critics Association at the group's winter press tour. The series follows the lives and loves of three men-Patrick (Groff), a young video game developer; Dom (Murray Bartlett), cynical and dissatisfied with his job as a waiter at San Francisco's celebrated Zuni Cafe, and Agustin (Frankie J. Alvarez), an artist's assistant to a demanding and pretentious boss. ('Looking') is specifically about the gay community, but partially because the characters aren't having struggles with their sexuality, strai ...
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Jonathan Groff Takes Center Stage In New 'Looking' Trailer
Huffington Post - over 3 years
HBO debuted a trailer with the first footage from their upcoming series, "Looking." Starring Jonathan Groff ("Glee"), Frankie J. Alvarez ("Smash") and Murray Bartlett ("Guiding Light"), the show follows a trio of gay men living in San Francisco, trying to find love in the digital age. While the trailer is brief, it gives us a glimpse at what could very likely become HBO's gay version of "Girls." (Fingers crossed?) The stars were also on hand last night at Out magazine's Out100 Awards in New York, where they introduced the trailer. Check out some photos of the cast at the event below and tune in to watch "Looking" on Jan. 19 on HBO. Jonathan on stage at the Out100 party last night with Murray Bartlett and Frankie J. Alvarez (Pic 3) #JonathanGroff pic.twitter.com/pT1I7IdToy — Jonathan Groff UK (@JonathanGroffUK) November 15, 2013
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'Girls' Season 3 Premiere Date, 'True Detective' And 'Looking' Debuts Announced By HBO
Huffington Post - over 3 years
HBO announced the premiere date for "Girls" Season 3 on Thursday, along with the debuts of its new comedy "Looking" and crime drama "True Detective." "Girls" will premiere January 12 at 10 p.m. ET., which Lena Dunham made all the more memorable with this Instagram selfie. "Girls" will be preceded by the premiere of the new Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey drama series "True Detective" on January 12 at 9 p.m. The two stars play "Louisiana detectives Rust Cohle and Martin Hart, whose lives collide and entwine during a 17-year hunt for a killer, ranging from the original investigation of a bizarre murder in 1995 to the reopening of the case in 2012." "Looking" makes its debut the next Sunday, January 19, at 10:30 p.m. ET. The new comedy stars Jonathan Groff, Frankie J. Alvarez and Murray Bartlett as "three friends in San Francisco who explore the fun and sometimes overwhelming options available to a new generation of gay men."
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SF Mayor Lee Announces Filming of New HBO Series ‘Looking’ in San Francisco
California News Wire - over 3 years
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Tuesday, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee and HBO announced the signing of a lease for stage and production office space for HBO’s upcoming new series “Looking,” which began filming this week in San Francisco. The lease in the Mission neighborhood creates local jobs that include cast and crew, with a citywide estimated $2 million in economic impact between now and November. “I am thrilled to have HBO return to San Francisco,” said Mayor Lee. “Our Scene in San Francisco Rebate provides incentives for production companies to film in our City, while providing jobs and enhancing our local economy. Productions like this help showcase our world class City to the world.” “Looking” will follow three gay men in San Francisco. It stars Frankie J. Alvarez, Murray Bartlett and Jonathan Groff in the lead roles. The series is created by Michael Lannan and will be executive produced by Andrew Haigh and Sarah Condon. HBO begins filming the first season in Se ...
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New HBO Show Is 'The Gay Experience'
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Jonathan Groff hopes his new HBO series represents multiple aspects of gay life. The dramedy, which stars Groff, Frankie J. Alvarez ("Smash") and Murray Bartlett ("Damages") as three friends living in San Francisco, hails from Michael Lannan, who will serve as executive producer alongside Sarah Condon and David Marshall Grant. Lannan wrote the pilot, which will be directed by Andrew Haigh. According to SFGate, Groff will play a video game designer named Patrick, who's looking for love on OKCupid. "The show hopefully will express all facets of gay life," he said. "We're all different types of people. There's lots of people who have anonymous sex. There's also people looking for love. There's people looking for an open relationship. There are also the queens. There are those you wouldn't know were gay. It's the gay experience." HBO is targeting a 2014 premiere date with eight episodes planned for the new series. No title has been set yet.
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New Albums by Laura Marling, Terence Blanchard, Frankie J and Cecile McLorin Salvant
NYTimes - almost 4 years
This week’s releases include “Once I Was an Eagle,” by Laura Marling, and “Magnetic,” by the trumpeter Terence Blanchard.
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Nice body language
San Francisco Chronicle - almost 4 years
With his hearing and signing abilities, he was a liaison between the hearing world and his grandparents - a task that can stir resentment in some children of deaf adults. For nine months he performed with Teatro Zinzani - before it folded - and he is now an acrobat and dancer with the Vau de Vire Society and a character actor with Velocity Circus. Singing lyrics is nothing new, he admitted, but he's never heard of someone signing during double back flips. When he performed Frankie J's cover of the 1990 song "More Than Words," he calmly signed the verses at first, but accelerated as the song picked up, whipping his body into a set of back flips down an aisle between dozens of awestruck students. "For the deaf and hard of hearing it instills hope and a sense of pride to see others who can do this with ASL," said Marie Esquivel, the teacher at the school who invited Kazen-Maddox to perform after a chance meeting at a nearby cafe.
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Frankie J Holden's favourite trips
Byron Shire News - over 4 years
FRANKIE J Holden and his wife, Michelle Pettigrove, fell in love with the caravan park industry while working on What's Up Downunder.
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Brenda Joyce Jackson - Amarillo.com
Google News - over 5 years
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Frankie J. Cobb and Vera J. Daniels; and two stepdaughters, Eyvonne Dowdy-Jackson and Rhonda Dowdy-Jackson. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Cori Smith and husband Michael of Amarillo;
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The best of the best - Merimbula News Weekly
Google News - over 5 years
Frankie J Holden, our local Sapphire Coast ambassador, was the emcee and there was good food and great entertainment including the beats of the congo drums by cultural band Drum Beats and the band Peppermint Jam that had everyone up on their feet.”
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Victory Boxing Academy's USA Amateur Boxing Show results Part 1 - Examiner.com
Google News - over 5 years
After Vargas was contacted, his wife offered to bring along Frankie J. the R&B recording artist who is best known for his hit singles Obsession, That Girl and Suga Suga. They also needed someone to sing the National Anthem, someone with the voice of an
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Television personalities visit The Gap Winery - Summit Sun
Google News - over 5 years
HALLS GAP - The Gap Winery in Halls Gap was fortunate to receive a visit last weekend from television personality Frankie J Holden. Frankie and his wife Michelle were filming an episode of their television program 'What's up down under' which will
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Frankie J
    THIRTIES
  • 2015
    Age 37
    In 2015, he premiered a new single "Breakin'" on November 26th with a music video (in English and Spanglish) premiering on December 14th.
    More Details Hide Details The digital single released on December 25th, 2015. Two additional singles "Let the Music Take Control" and "I Promise You" followed in 2016. He announced his next album would be titled More Than The Music. Frankie appeared as a celebrity guest at the 16th birthday party of Marissa Mishelle on MTV's My Super Sweet 16. In 2011, he joined the mun2 television series RPM Miami as mechanic Ramon. The series was quickly renewed for a second season.
  • 2013
    Age 35
    In 2013, he released his new album, Faith, Hope y Amor on May 28, 2013.
    More Details Hide Details The album has been nominated for the 56th annual Grammy Award under the category of Best Latin Pop Album. It was preceded by the release of the single, "No Te Quiero Ver Con Él" and "Beautiful ft Pitbull". Frankie J announced "Impossible" as the next single for release.
  • 2012
    Age 34
    He released two digital singles ("Ay, Ay, Ay" and "Tienes Que Creer En Mi"/"Take a Chance on Me") in late 2012.
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  • 2011
    Age 33
    In 2011 he signed with Universal Music and began work on a new Spanish-language album.
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    Frankie J and Baby Bash shot a video for the album's third single "That's Wussup" in December 2011 in San Diego, California.
    More Details Hide Details The video premiered on January 8, 2012. On July 12, 2012 it was announced that Frankie J will join Jennifer Lopez and Enrique Iglesias on their joint North America tour, serving as a special guest, replacing Wisin & Yandel who were initially the opening act.
    The video for the album's second single "And I Had You There" premiered on Frankie's YouTube channel on November 26, 2011.
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    He released his fourth English-language studio album Courage on December 7, 2011.
    More Details Hide Details The lead single "How Beautiful You Are" was released to digital retailers on October 24, 2011. The music video was directed by Mike Ho and premiered on YouTube on September 11, 2011.
  • 2008
    Age 30
    Following his departure from Columbia Records, Frankie J released a few singles ("Pictures", "If You Were My Girlfriend", "Crush") between 2008 and 2011, as well as starting his own label, Soulsick Records.
    More Details Hide Details He has also written songs for other artists, most recently the #2 hit song "Take a Chance on Me" in the United Kingdom for boyband JLS.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2006
    Age 28
    Frankie's third English-language album, Priceless, was released on October 17, 2006.
    More Details Hide Details It debuted at #30 on the Billboard 200. The lead single "That Girl" featured Chamillionaire and Mannie Fresh and peaked at #43 on the Billboard Hot 100. A second single, "Daddy's Little Girl", charted at #23 on Billboard's Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.
    His second Spanish-language album Un Nuevo Dia was released on June 13, 2006 and featured the single "Pensado En Ti."
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  • 2005
    Age 27
    His second album The One was released on March 22, 2005.
    More Details Hide Details It was led by the #3 Billboard Hot 100 hit "Obsession (No Es Amor)" featuring rapper Baby Bash, and followed by the Top40 singles "How To Deal" and "More Than Words". To coincide with the release of "More Than Words", the album was re-released on the DualDisc format in October. By January 2006, The One was certified platinum by the RIAA for shipping over a million copies.
  • 2003
    Age 25
    Frankie J signed as a solo artist with Columbia Records and released his first album What's A Man To Do on May 23, 2003.
    More Details Hide Details His self-titled first Spanish-language album Frankie J was also released later in the same year. The album's lead single "Don't Wanna Try" peaked at #19 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, while "Ya No Es Igual" went Top 10 on the World Latin charts. Later that year, he was featured in the Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 hit "Suga Suga" by rapper Baby Bash.
    Frankie J's solo debut album, What's a Man to Do, was released in 2003, followed by some more English and Spanish language albums.
    More Details Hide Details Bautista was born in Tijuana, Mexico and raised in San Diego, California from the age of two, after his uncle brought him and his siblings to the United States. He grew up listening to both traditional Latin music as well as American urban music. He attended Southwest Senior High School in San Diego. He later began to develop more interest in singing, with the encouragement of his family. At high school age, he began participating in talent shows and performing at school functions. In 1997, Bautista signed with the now defunct Hola Recordings which at the time had only one artist signed to the label, the brainchild of dance music legend and producer Jellybean Benitez. At the time, he was a freestyle artist known as Frankie Boy and his music was released on 3 Maximum Freestyle compilations but his solo CD was shelved before release.
  • 1999
    Age 21
    In 1999 he became a member of the Kumbia Kings created by A.B. Quintanilla, brother of Selena.
    More Details Hide Details He performed under Cisko.
  • OTHER
  • 1975
    Age -3
    Born on December 7, 1975.
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