Frank Silva

1950 - 1995

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Frank A. Silva (October 31, 1950 – September 13, 1995) was an American set dresser and occasional actor best known for his performance as the evil spirit Killer BOB in the TV series Twin Peaks.Silva had a degree in lighting design from San Francisco State University and worked as a prop master and set decorator on several films including David Lynch's Dune and Wild at Heart.Silva worked on Lynch's Twin Peaks. According to David Lynch on the 2007 Gold Edition DVD release of Twin Peaks, Lynch was upstairs in the Laura Palmer house, near Silva as he worked, and suddenly realized that Silva might have a place in the show. He asked Silva if he was an actor, and Silva said that he was. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frank Silva has received more than 864,359 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Frank Silva is the 4,393rd most popular actor (up from 4,543rd in 2019), the 6,451st most popular biography from United States (up from 6,779th in 2019) and the 1,969th most popular American Actor.

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  • 860k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 48.31

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 17

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.64

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.51

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Frank Silvas by language

Over the past year Frank Silva has had the most page views in the with 93,458 views, followed by Russian (14,671), and Italian (12,128). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are English (36.01%), Polish (29.85%), and Spanish (25.80%)


Among actors, Frank Silva ranks 4,393 out of 13,578Before him are Robert Preston, Ole Ernst, Peter Davison, Louise Lasser, Kamal Haasan, and Barry Humphries. After him are René Navarre, Kim Joo-hyuk, Walter Sedlmayr, Madeleine Robinson, Blair Brown, and Tessa Thompson.

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Among people born in 1950, Frank Silva ranks 357Before him are Nicholas Hammond, Jenny Holzer, Trevor Bolder, Antonio Di Pietro, Susan George, and Boris Morukov. After him are David Lloyd, Sandra Reemer, Neil Murray, Candida Royalle, Jack Dongarra, and Nicholas Evans. Among people deceased in 1995, Frank Silva ranks 216Before him are David Wayne, Gottfried Haberler, Priscilla Lane, Peter Grant, Massimo Pallottino, and Boris Ponomarev. After him are Jean Tardieu, Ralph Kronig, Carlos Lapetra, Nicolas Slonimsky, Robert Bolt, and Emmanuel Roblès.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Frank Silva ranks 6,451 out of 20,380Before him are Charles Stark Draper (1901), Robert Preston (1918), James Jamerson (1936), Ruth Orkin (1921), Louise Lasser (1939), and Joe Hunt (1919). After him are John Armstrong Jr. (1758), Kevin Garnett (1976), Blair Brown (1946), Tessa Thompson (1983), Gina Torres (1969), and Steve Jordan (1957).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Frank Silva ranks 1,969Before him are Dominique Dunne (1959), Diana Muldaur (1938), Bob Sapp (1973), Penelope Ann Miller (1964), Robert Preston (1918), and Louise Lasser (1939). After him are Blair Brown (1946), Tessa Thompson (1983), Gina Torres (1969), Phyllis Allen (1861), Michael Flatley (1958), and Henry B. Walthall (1878).

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