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Old 07/15/2005, 07:13 PM
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Full Name: Frank Caeti [news]
Date of Birth: August 11th, 1973
Place of Birth: Chicago, IL
Height / Weight: 5'6" / <unknown>
Seasons on MADtv: 11-12 (2005 - 2007)

Recurring Characters:Celebrity Impressions:
  • Dennis Pukio
  • Gerard Way
  • Jimmy Johnson
  • Jordan Eubanks
  • Michael Kors
  • Miguel Sandoval
  • Nick DiPaolo
  • Steve Kroft
  • Sylvester Stallone
  • Toby Jones
  • Tony Sirico
  • Truman Capote
  • Zach Braff
Biography:
Frank Caeti was born in the Chicago suburbs, but spent most of his formative years in Colorado. After graduation from Colorado State University he returned to Chicago armed with no marketable skills. Frank most recently appeared in the etc revue "Show Title Deemed Indecent by FCC" where he delighted and horrified audiences by wearing a diaper in a scene. His credits include; ComedySportz Chicago, "Whose Chorus Line is it Anyway?," ImprovOlympic, The Hot Karl, the indie film Bad Meat, and many commercials. At The Second City, Mr. Caeti was a member of the National Touring Company for over two years and had a five-month stint at the Second City Las Vegas. He feels truly fortunate to be doing what he loves and thanks his family and friends for their love, support, and tolerance.

Where are they now?
As of July 2009, Frank is currently directing a comedy show called The Jon & Eddie Show, which is touring the United States.

Television - Starring Roles:
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Television - Guest Roles:Film - Starring Roles:
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Film - Supporting Roles:Other Credits:
  • Advertisements: 7-Up, Hampton Hotels, McDonald's Drive-Thru
Fun Facts:
  • Frank's last name is pronounced "Kai-yeh-tee"
  • Frank was at the infamous game six of the Chicago Cubs NLCS in 2003 (the Steve Bartman game).
  • Frank performed at The Second City Las Vegas in 2001 with Jason Sudeikis of SNL and Dan Bakkedahl of The Daily Show.
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Memorable Quotes:
  • "What I like about MAD is that they push the form a little bit more. They try to get away with more than other shows." --Frank Caeti
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Old 07/15/2005, 07:31 PM
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His name confuses me! Once he's on the show I know I'll get it .
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Old 07/25/2005, 12:46 PM
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Default Frank Caeti

Whether you're able to pronounce his name or not, you will know who Frank Caeti is before too long.
I just watched him perform on the Second City ETC stage last night, and he was hilarious. He's one of those performers who you can't stop watching when he's on stage. Great characters, incredible presence, and very funny.
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Old 07/25/2005, 07:51 PM
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Whether you're able to pronounce his name or not, you will know who Frank Caeti is before too long.
I just watched him perform on the Second City ETC stage last night, and he was hilarious. He's one of those performers who you can't stop watching when he's on stage. Great characters, incredible presence, and very funny.
That's freaking good to hear! I'm glad he's funny!!!

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Old 07/25/2005, 08:21 PM
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I've been tring to find his biography on the net but it's like it doesn't exist!
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Old 07/25/2005, 09:00 PM
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coolness, it's good to know that he's funny. 2 franks will confuse me!!!!!

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Old 07/25/2005, 09:02 PM
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coolness, it's good to know that he's funny. 2 franks will confuse me!!!!!
Yeah! You might have to change your User Name! lol
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I've been tring to find his biography on the net but it's like it doesn't exist!
Frank Caeti was born in the Chicago suburbs, but spent most of his formative years in Colorado. After graduation from Colorado State University he returned to Chicago armed with no marketable skills. Frank most recently appeared in the etc revue "Show Title Deemed Indecent by FCC" where he delighted and horrified audiences by wearing a diaper in a scene. His credits include; ComedySportz Chicago, "Whose Chorus Line is it Anyway?," ImprovOlympic, The Hot Karl, the indie film Bad Meat, and many commercials. At The Second City, Mr. Caeti was a member of the National Touring Company for over two years and had a five-month stint at the Second City Las Vegas. He feels truly fortunate to be doing what he loves and thanks his family and friends for their love, support, and tolerance.


http://www.secondcity.com/?id=theatres/chicago/etc/cast

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Frank Caeti was born in the Chicago suburbs, but spent most of his formative years in Colorado. After graduation from Colorado State University he returned to Chicago armed with no marketable skills. Frank most recently appeared in the etc revue "Show Title Deemed Indecent by FCC" where he delighted and horrified audiences by wearing a diaper in a scene. His credits include; ComedySportz Chicago, "Whose Chorus Line is it Anyway?," ImprovOlympic, The Hot Karl, the indie film Bad Meat, and many commercials. At The Second City, Mr. Caeti was a member of the National Touring Company for over two years and had a five-month stint at the Second City Las Vegas. He feels truly fortunate to be doing what he loves and thanks his family and friends for their love, support, and tolerance.


http://www.secondcity.com/?id=theatres/chicago/etc/cast
...... Damn you..... lol j/k
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Yeah! You might have to change your User Name! lol
OH NO!!!!! DUN DUN DUNN!!!!!!!!!!!!! or however it goes......

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Old 07/26/2005, 05:17 AM
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ComedySportz Veteran Frank Caeti joins MAD-TV

On Friday, July 1st, local comic actor Frank Caeti accepted an invitation to join the cast of MAD-TV, the LA based sketch comedy show, now in its 10th season. Caeti will begin his MAD-TV career as a “featured player” with at least 4 episodes guaranteed in the upcoming season, one of which being the season opener which will air in mid to late September.

Along with acting and improv credits throughout the city, Frank Caeti was a mainstay of The ComedySportz Theatre from 1997 – 2003. At ComedySportz, Frank was a performer, a teacher, and a founding member of The Hot Karl, a late-night cult comedy that began in 1999. In 2001, Frank was named ComedySportz’s most valuable player. Resigning from the company in 2003, Frank went on to star in two sketch comedy revues with Second City E.T.C. MAD-TV is Frank’s first venture into television of this nature.




“This is a totally new adventure. It’s the same type of theater I do now, but a totally new type of media,” said Frank in a phone interview Thursday, July 8. ComedySportz is a live improv comedy show where there is no script and no chance to re-shoot a bad scene. On MAD-TV, actors say what writers write and a tough scene means multiple takes in front of a studio audience. Frank doesn’t seemed phased by the shift. “The scenes are shot live on tape, but the last take is usually improvised. As far as writing goes, I’d prefer to be an actor before a writer, anyway. And, it’s definitely collaborative. You’re expected to have ideas.”

If Frank was to go anywhere in television comedy, it seems like MAD-TV was the place for him: “What I like about MAD is that they push the form a little bit more. They try to get away with more than other shows. And, when it comes to comedy I actually like watching, Fox is the network to beat. They’re willing to push boundaries. And also, everyone [at Fox and MAD-TV] have been very, very nice. I’m looking forward to it.”

AN EQUALLY “MAD” PROCESS TO GETTING HIRED

Caeti’s path to a signed contract with MAD-TV was not an easy one. It began at the end of April, when executives from MAD-TV saw Caeti in “from Fear to Eternity,” the current Second City E.T.C. revue. Frank auditioned with other Chicago actors, and then received some good news and some bad news.

“I was told by my agent that I would be flown out to L.A. for a callback, but that there was no way to tell when. But several weeks later, I did get flown out. The whole thing was pretty stressful. I had to test for the producers and the network. I ended up doing 12 different characters and impressions in just one of the screen tests.” Caeti’s advice to those who wish to get on a TV show, “bring more stuff than what you need.”

Because of a prior development deal Caeti signed with Sony Pictures that was never exercised, MAD-TV had to wait until June 30th to pursue the actor further, making the process even longer. Finally, on July 1st, an offer was made and accepted. Caeti definitely believes the process was worth it.

CAETI’S SECRET? “WORKING WITH PEOPLE much BETTER THAN ME.”

For six years, Frank Caeti was ComedySportz. He looks back on that time as foundational to his recent success: “ComedySportz gave me the opportunity to perform on a regular basis when I needed to – the chance to work and be directed by people who were much better than me. And not just ComedySportz, but the other shows we did at [The ComedySportz Theatre] like Whose Chorus Line Is It Anyway?, The Hot Karl, and Blind Date. With ComedySportz, they each taught me something different about comedy.”

Caeti did not just learn from ComedySportz, he taught others. “I was a teacher for our beginning level. I think where ComedySportz surpasses other training centers is where it prepares you to think quickly and to ultimately have fun. It’s much easier to excel if you’re having a good time doing it. And that’s something that ComedySportz’s training center imparts to its students. And ultimately that is a reflection of the show. There is a playfulness that ComedySportz possesses that isn’t present everywhere.

CHICAGO: COASTAL COMEDY INCUBATOR?

Frank Caeti is by no means the first Chicago comic talent to go to one of the coasts. In late 2003, ComedySportz’s Liz Cackowski was hired to Saturday Night Live. Several performers from Second City, ComedySportz, Improv Olympic, and the Annoyance have all left their mark on both the West and East Coasts.

At last count, half of the repertory players on Saturday Night Live hailed from the Chicago improv scene: Amy Poehler, Seth Meyers, Rachel Dratch, Horatio Sanz, and Tina Fey, their Head Writer. In addition to Fey, SNL writers include such Chicago talent as John Lutz, Rich Talarico, Jason Sudeikis, and of course, Cackowski. On the West Coast’s MAD-TV, Frank will join such Chicago favorites as Stephanie Weir, Ike Barinholtz, Keegan Michael Key, and Nicole Parker.

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Frank caeti is cool u know y?? cuz hes my cousin!!
Hmmmm... somehow I don't beleive you.
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I kinda do, although it is hard sometimes to believe people when they say they know or are related to a castmember, just out of the blue........

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I kinda do, although it is hard sometimes to believe people when they say they know or are related to a castmember, just out of the blue........
I agree with you, Scorp. It might seem like a humongous planet, but its really a very small world. Joey_Johncola24 may be related to Frank, and he may not, but sometimes it's not so bad to trust people.

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I promise people this guy is my cousin i know i even have pictures from our family reunion ... He and my sister used to hang out all the time.. n e ways u can believe me if u want ...
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The weird thing is that I keep on getting this guys name confused with Frank Caliendo.

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I googled Frank and got some of his postings at a Chicago Improv message board. He seems like a smart guy. Some things that I thought were interesting were that he's auditioned for the show 3 times, first time 5 years ago, second time 3 years ago. His last name is also pronounced Ki-eddie. You can look at his posts yourself here.

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I googled Frank and got some of his postings at a Chicago Improv message board. He seems like a smart guy. Some things that I thought were interesting were that he's auditioned for the show 3 times, first time 5 years ago, second time 3 years ago. His last name is also pronounced Ki-eddie. You can look at his posts yourself here.
When you post an url from a search of a message board, the link is only good for so long and then it's invalid. Can you tell me the user name Kurt?

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