Frank DeCaro Biography
Frank DeCaro is an American writer, performer and talks radio host. DeCaro is best known for his work on The Daily Show, where he appeared as a contributor from 1996 to 2003.
Starting in 2004 until 2016 he was the host of The Frank DeCaro Show, a live daily radio show with producer/co-host Doria Biddle, for SIRIUS XM OutQ 106.
In April 2019 his book, “Drag”: Combing Through the Big Wigs of Show Business, about the history of drag queens was released by Rizzoli Libri.
Frank DeCaro Age
DeCaro is an American writer, performer and talks radio host. He is best known for his work on The. Daily Show, where he appeared as a contributor from 1996 to 2003. He was born on November 6. 1962 in New York, NY. Frank DeCaro is 56 years old as of 2018.
Frank DeCaro Family
DeCaro was born in New York City and grew up in Little Falls, New Jersey. He graduated in 1980 from Passaic Valley Regional High School in Little Falls. And from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, in 1984.
After graduating, DeCaro worked as a media critic writer for the Detroit Free Press and later the Detroit News. He has not revealed details of his’s father, mother, brother and sisters. The information is under review and will be updated soon.
Frank DeCaro Husband | Frank DeCaro Gay
DeCaro is gay, and he is married to his’s husband James Colucci. They married during the August 16. 2011, live broadcast of his Sirius radio show.
Frank DeCaro has been a lifelong gay rights activist and splits his time between Los Angeles and Little Falls, New Jersey, with his husband.
Frank DeCaro Net Worth
He is an American writer, comedian, journalist, and talk radio host. Frank DeCaro has an estimated net worth of $3 million dollars as of 2019.
DeCaro has authored the books The Dead Celebrity Cookbook: A Resurrection of Recipes from More Than 145 Stars of Stage and Screen, The Dead Celebrity Cookbook Presents Christmas in Tinseltown:
Celebrity Recipes and Hollywood Memories from Six Feet Under the Mistletoe, Unmistakably Mackie: The Fashion and Fantasy of Bob Mackie, and A Boy Named Phyllis: A Suburban Memoir.
Frank DeCaro Career
DeCaro came into the public eye with his recurring commentary Out at the Movies on The Daily Show, doing movie reviews, with his characteristically flamboyant gay style, from 1996 to 2003.
During those years, he co-wrote and hosted five Oscar preview specials for Comedy Central. He was a panelist on a short-lived remake of the classic TV game show I’ve Got a Secret, on GSN.
A journalist whose column on classic television appears in CBS’s Watch! Magazine, he has written for the New York Times Arts & Leisure, Home, and Styles sections. For several years, he wrote the funny-but-chic “Style Over Substance” column for that paper.
His writing has appeared in myriad publications including The New York Times Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Newsweek, Vogue, and Martha Stewart Living.
Beginning in 2004, he was the host of a live daily radio show with producer/co-host Doria Biddle for SIRIUS XM OutQ 106, the Frank Show, which aired its last broadcast on February 10.2016.
Also, he was a frequent guest on The Jason Ellis Show on Sirius Faction. His many TV appearances include NBC’s Dateline, CNN’s Showbiz Tonight and various programs for the Logo and Here! networks. He did a cameo role for the 2012 feature film BearCity 2: The Proposal.
Frank DeCaro Books
He is the author of The Dead Celebrity Cookbook: A Resurrection of Recipes From More Than 145 Stars of Stage and Screen (HCI Books, 2011), its sequel, “The Dead Celebrity Cookbook Presents Christmas in Tinseltown:
Celebrity Recipes and Hollywood Memories from Six Feet Under the Mistletoe” (HCI, 2012), Unmistakably Mackie: The Fashion and Fantasy of Bob Mackie “Universe, 1999)”, and A Boy Named Phyllis: A Suburban Memoir “Viking 1996”.
Frank DeCaro Unravels Drag’s
“Young people think drag began with ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race,’ and I wanted to show that it has existed for a much longer time than that,” says DeCaro, author of ‘Drag: Combing Through the Big Wigs of Show Business.’
Now, he has focused his gimlet eye and come out with the encyclopedic tome Drag: Combing Through the Big Wigs of Show Business “with a forward by fellow funnyman Bruce Vilanch”, which he chatted about with The Hollywood Reporter.
You say in the book that drag’s been a part of show business since man first got on the stage. Can you expand on that?
It turns out that Medea is a lot more Tyler Perry’s Madea than what they ever taught us in school. A lot of young people think drag began with the first season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, And I wanted to show that it has existed for a much longer time than that.
The guy who is considered the mother of modern drag, or the grandmother, Julian Eltinge, was given his own theater on Broadway on 42nd Street in 1912, like 107 years ago! This queen — he might have said he was straight to the end — but my God, he was fearless and he had a theater. It’s a multiplex now, but that bitch is still giving good façade.
Why do you think drag strikes such a chord with audiences?
It can be funny, it can be terrifying, it can be everything in between. And it’s exciting now that we get to see people who are performing drag as fully dimensional human beings and they can have sexuality.
And they can have hopes and dreams just like everybody. That’s a big change. We’re seeing whole people now instead of just the guy who has to whip off that wig at the end of the number so, if you got titillated, you knew you were looking at a man and you could have that saltpeter moment where you calmed down, and not be so worked up and go back to your regular life.
It’s really a part of American life.
I think it’s interesting that “the smart set” (a phrase I like to use that no one uses anymore) always used to seek out drag performances, even at times when guys could get arrested for performing in drag.
And it wasn’t just on the coasts. I would find things in my research like “The Turnabout Review,” and it would go to Fort Worth for 28 days in the ’50s and ’60s. For any kind of performance, that’s a big deal. And, like, in Fort Worth in the ’50s!
The audience has never been bigger.
I’m blown away that RuPaul’s Drag Race beat The Voice and other high-rated reality shows for best reality competition (at the 2018 Emmys).
As one of RuPaul’s producers told me, “When Ru wins, we all do” — and by that, I mean the LGBT community and entertainment lovers besides.
And drag is still evolving. I’m fascinated by the drag kids who are, like, 11 years old and fierce as could be and are performing in drag because their parents are, like, “Oh, let the kid do what he wants.”
I think that’s great and I wish our politicians agreed with them. And I love that cisgender woman perform now as drag queens, Knock yourself out. You know, it’s, it’s not about your “junk.”
It’s interesting that this is all happening when the political landscape is so bleak out there.
When times are tough, and politics are as conservative as they are now, a void opens up for glamour and glitter and relief.
And what better to provide that than drag? I don’t think it’s a coincidence at all, that the drag high points and our political low point are happening at exactly the same time.
We all heard the clarion call a couple of years ago on Nov. 9 and thought, “Oh, my God, I have to be ever gayer tomorrow.”