As a youth, Dwight D. was affectionately known as "Buddy" by family and friends. Worked primarily on the stage, including a small role in the 1965 Broadway musical "Man of La Mancha". An extremely versatile character actor and originator of several memorable characterizations in the horror film genre, Dwight Frye had a notable theatrical career in the 1920s, moving from juvenile parts to leads before entering film. Dwight Frye, Actor: Dracula. Has twice been paid homage to in Marvel TV series. In his only full length feature appearance, he had a small role, playing an injured boy on a train, in the film, "The Man Who Found Himself" (1937). In 1924, he played the Son in a production of Luigi Pirandello's Six Characters in Search of an Author. Dwight David Frye, the son of Laura Bullivant and Dwight Iliff Frye, was born in his mother's hometown of Spokane, Washington, on December 26, 1930. Son of actor Dwight Frye. Dwight David Frye, Self: Lugosi: Hollywood's Dracula. Dwight David Frye, the son of Laura Bullivant and Dwight Iliff Frye, was born in his mother's hometown of Spokane, Washington, on December 26, 1930. Son: Dwight David, aka Buddy. In the 1920s, he made his name as a stage actor, often in comedies. Frye was born in Salina, Kansas and studied for a career in music and first appeared as a concert pianist. In The Incredible Hulk (1977) two-part episode "The First" Harry Townes played a character named Dell Frye in one of the episode's numerous tributes to the Universal Frankenstein series.