Frank Conniff

Frank ConniffFrank Conniff is a writer/actor/comedian who is perhaps best known for his portrayal of TV's Frank on Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K). From the second through sixth seasons of Mystery Science Theater 3000's time on Comedy Central, Conniff played one of the "mads" (short for "mad scientists") next to Trace Beaulieu. During his years with MST3K, Conniff was also part of the writing team, and the individual responsible for screening and selecting many of the films shown. 
After leaving MST3K behind, Conniff went on to become executive story editor for the popular ABC series Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. He made a few on-air appearances on the show, most notably as "Rootie Kazootie", a baby-turned-adult due to Sabrina's wishing spell. He later showed up as a writer and later as head writer on the ill-fated Nickelodeon TV series Invader Zim, even making a few cameo appearances before departing from that show as well, marking the second TV show that he has been associated with that was cancelled due to conflicts with station management over content and creative direction, and the second show that has achieved cult status following its cancellation. In the summer of 2005 Conniff provided the voice for legendary cowboy Buffalo Bill Cody in two episodes of The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd. He has made many appearances on 'Dr. Floyd'.
Currently, Conniff hosts Cartoon Dump, a monthly comedy/music revue that ends by showcasing some of the worst cartoons of all time, at the Steve Allen Theatre in Los Angeles. Recently, fellow Mystery Science Theater alum Joel Hodgson joined the cast, creating his own puppet, "Dumpster Diver Dan".
In March of 2008, Conniff starred in the web series The Writers Room on Crackle.
He has since starred in the upcoming computer game DARKSTAR - The Interactive Movie as both Navigator Alan Burk and the voice of the quirky robot SIMON(Semi Intelligent Motorized Observation Network).
On October 30, 2007, Joel Hodgson announced he was starting a new show with the same "riffing on bad movies" premise as MST3K called Cinematic Titanic, together with former MST3K cast and crew members Conniff, Trace Beaulieu, J. Elvis Weinstein, and Mary Jo Pehl. As of February 2010, Conniff continues to tour with Cinematic Titanic.  

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Episode 8: Letters to the Devil 5/11/10