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Frankie “Half-Pint” Jaxon

Biography

Frankie “Fifty percent Pint” Jaxon was an eccentric vocalist along with a mysterious shape who disappeared following the mid-’40s. Known as “Fifty percent Pint” because of becoming 5’2″, Jaxon (who was simply an orphan) was raised in Kansas Town. At 15 he started singing in range shows with night clubs. He toured having a theatrical troupe in Tx and Oklahoma, developing a track and dance group with Miss Gallie De Gaston that do well in vaudeville during 1912-1924. When he was 21, Jaxon started working frequently in Atlantic Town (generally the Heaven Café) in the summertime as well as the Sunset Café in Chicago in the wintertime. A specialist at staging displays, Fifty percent Pint helped Bessie Smith and Ethel Waters (amongst others) placed on their productions. Jaxon, who also worked well as a lady impersonator, a pianist-singer, along with a saxophonist, was mainly in Chicago during 1927-1941, an interval when he produced many recordings. In 1930 he created the Quarts of Pleasure and he frequently appeared on the air within the ’30s. Jaxon utilized his best-known structure “Lover It” (which would later on be documented by Woody Herman) like a brand track. Although still well-known, Jaxon dropped from music completely in 1941, doing work for the federal government in Washington D.C. In 1944 he relocated to LA and largely vanished, never to become heard from once again from the musical globe. Half Pint Jaxon’s recordings like a leader (which day from 1926-1940) consist of such sidemen as washboardist Jasper Taylor, pianist Georgia Tom Dorsey, banjoist Ikey Robinson, cornetist Punch Miller, the Harlem Hamfats (1937-1938), clarinetist Barney Bigard, pianist Lil Armstrong, and trumpeter Henry “Crimson” Allen.

Quick Facts


Full Name Frankie Jaxon
Date Of Birth February 3, 1895
Died 1944, Los Angeles, California, United States
Profession Drag queen, Comedian, Singer
Nationality American
Music Songs Willie the Weeper, It Must Be Jelly, Jive Man Blues, Wet It, Fan It, Can't You Wait Till You Get Home, I'm Gonna Steal You, Down At Jasper's Bar-B-Que, Operation Blues, You Got to Wet It, Let's Knock A Jug, Hit Ta Ditty Low Down, Callin' Corrine, Corinne Blues, Gimme A Pig's Foot And A Bottle Of Beer, I'm Gonna Dance Wit De Guy Wot Brung Me, Something’s Goin’ on Wrong, Be Your Natural Self, It's Heated, If That Don't Get It, This Sho' Will, Hannah Fell In Love With My Piano, Don’t Pan Me, When They Play Them Blues, How Can I Get It?, Mama Don't Allow It, She Got "It", Let Me Ride Your Train, They Put the Big Britches on Me, You Can’t Tell, I Knocks Myself Out, Scuddlin', Fan It Boogie Woogie
Albums Chicago Sessions 1928-1931, Frankie 'Half-Pint' Jaxon Vol. 1 1926-1929, Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Volume 3: 22 July 1937 to 17 April 1940, Blues: 44 Blues, Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Volume 1: 14 May 1926 to 22 July 1929, Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Volume 2: 30 July 1929 to 20 July 1930


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#Fact
1 Practices Sil Lum Kuen (Northern Shaolin kung fu).
2 Former Beverly Hills Pro/Am Karate Soft Forms Champion.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Awesome Asian Bad Guys 2014 Al (2013)
Forbidden Warrior 2005 Yang Sze
Confessions of an Action Star 2005 Evil Doctor
David Callaham: Writer Reel 2004 Short Dave Callaham
Deadwood 2004 TV Series Laundryman
The Scorpion King 2002 Asian Training Master
24 2002 TV Series Neill Choi
The Ghost 2001 Wu's Thug No.2
Daddy Tell Me a Story... 2000 Al Ka Bong
The Others 2000 TV Series Mr. Lee
That '70s Show 2000 TV Series Ninja Warrior
Limo 1998 Hack
Lethal Weapon 4 1998 Wah Sing Ku Triad Member (uncredited)
Godzilla 1998/I Japanese Fishing Boat Crewman (uncredited)
The Replacement Killers 1998 Terence Wei Gunmen (uncredited)
Tuff Luk Klub 1997 Cousin Ming
Raven: Return of the Black Dragons 1997 TV Movie Black Dragon Henchman
Escape from L.A. 1996 Hershe Gang Member (uncredited)
Deadly Target 1994 Guard
Double Dragon 1994 Lewis
Vanishing Son III 1994 TV Movie Triad Lieutenant #1
The Shadow 1994 Tibetan Driver
Beverly Hills Cop III 1994 Car Mechanic (uncredited)
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues 1994 TV Series Chinese Warlord
Martial Outlaw 1993 Video Asian Thug Robber (uncredited)
Last Action Hero 1993 Vivaldi Gunmen (uncredited)
Army of One 1993 Chinese Gunmen #9
Renegade 1993 TV Series
Hard Hunted 1993 Raven
Rapid Fire 1992 Minh
Raven 1992 TV Series Black Dragon Ninja
Steel Justice 1992 TV Movie Guard #2
Showdown in Little Tokyo 1991 Yoshida's Men (uncredited)
The Perfect Weapon 1991 Man in Croc-Pit Bar (uncredited)
Death Warrant 1990 Bruce
Aftershock 1990 Fighter (uncredited)
I Come in Peace 1990 Luggage Salesman (as Albert Leong)
Savage Beach 1989 Fu
Black Rain 1989 Yakuza Assassin (uncredited)
Cage 1989 Tiger Joe
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure 1989 Genghis Khan
They Live 1988 Asian Revolutionary (uncredited)
Die Hard 1988 Uli
MacGyver 1988 TV Series Wayne H. Lim
Broken Angel 1988 TV Movie Handcuffed Gang Leader (uncredited)
Action Jackson 1988 Dellaplane's Chauffeur
She's Having a Baby 1988 Photographer
Steele Justice 1987 Long Hair
Lethal Weapon 1987 Endo
Simon & Simon 1987 TV Series Yuki
The A-Team 1984-1986 TV Series Byron Chin Men / Quyet Thug / Chow's Henchman / ...
Big Trouble in Little China 1986 Wing Kong Hatchet Man
Big Trouble 1986 Chinese laborer #2 (as Albert Leong)
T.J. Hooker 1983-1986 TV Series Nabutsu Hood #1 / Martial Arts Instructor
Riptide 1986 TV Series Mr. Yeem
The Fall Guy 1984-1986 TV Series Quon / Johnny
The Twilight Zone 1986 TV Series Proprietor (segment "The Misfortune Cookie")
Airwolf 1985 TV Series General Rangavara Bandit Soldier
Hunter 1985 TV Series Chang Men
The Equalizer 1985 TV Series Chinese Man
My Science Project 1985 Vietnamese Soldier (uncredited)
Protocol 1984 Cook
Magnum, P.I. 1984 TV Series Bodyguard #2
Knight Rider 1984 TV Series Fong's Bouncer
Hart to Hart 1983 TV Series Tai-Chi Man
Off the Wall 1983 Mt. Joy Cheerleader (as Albert Leong)
Twilight Zone: The Movie 1983 Vietnamese (Segment #1)

Stunts

Stunts

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hostage 2005 stunts
Deadwood 2004 TV Series stunts - 1 episode
Daredevil 2003 stunts
The Scorpion King 2002 sword fighting coordinator
Ghosts of Mars 2001 stunts
Planet of the Apes 2001 stunt player
Lethal Weapon 4 1998 stunts - uncredited
Godzilla 1998/I stunts
The Replacement Killers 1998 stunts
Raven: Return of the Black Dragons 1997 TV Movie stunts
Escape from L.A. 1996 stunts
Double Dragon 1994 stunts
Vanishing Son IV 1994 TV Movie stunts
Vanishing Son III 1994 TV Movie stunts
Deconstructing Sarah 1994 TV Movie stunts
Beverly Hills Cop III 1994 stunts
Martial Outlaw 1993 Video stunts
Last Action Hero 1993 stunts - uncredited
Hot Shots! Part Deux 1993 stunts
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues 1993 TV Series stunt coordinator
Raven 1992 TV Series stunts - 1 episode
Nervous Ticks 1992 stunt player
Showdown in Little Tokyo 1991 stunts
Double Impact 1991 stunts
Stone Cold 1991 stunts - as Albert Leong
The Perfect Weapon 1991 stunts
Aftershock 1990 stunts - uncredited
Why Me? 1990 stunts
Black Rain 1989 stunts
They Live 1988 stunts
The Golden Child 1986 stunts
The A-Team 1984-1986 TV Series stunts - 8 episodes
My Science Project 1985 stunts
Twilight Zone: The Movie 1983 stunts - uncredited

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Daddy Tell Me a Story... 2000

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Daddy Tell Me a Story... 2000

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tuff Luk Klub 1997 associate producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Henchman: The Al Leong Story 2017 Documentary post-production Himself
The Gathering filming Himself
Movies and Stuff 2015 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Good Mythical Morning 2012 TV Series Genghis Khan
Movie Nights 2011 TV Series Minh

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