Frank Albertson was an American character actor who made his debut in a minor part in Hollywood at age 13.
Albertson made well over one hundred appearances in movies and television. He is probably best remembered for his role as Sam Wainwright, the businessman fond of saying “Hee-Haw” in the movie It’s a Wonderful Life. He played the wealthy rancher, Tom Cassidy, at the start of Psycho, who provides the cash that Janet Leigh’s character later steals.
Albertson portrayed future U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt in the 1956 episode “Rough Rider” of CBS’s My Friend Flicka television series, starring Johnny Washbrook, Gene Evans, Anita Louise, and Frank Ferguson.