How well do you know the career of Frank Sutton from 'Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.'?

He had been acting for over a decade before playing Sgt. Carter on Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.


Frank Sutton was the perfect person to play the hard-nosed Sgt. Carter opposite Jim Nabors' goofy Gomer Pyle on Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Sutton expertly portrayed the toughness and exasperation of the commanding officer but also occasionally revealed Carter's softer side.

But Gomer Pyle was not Frank Sutton's first job on television — far from it. He had already been acting professionally for over ten years by that point.

How well do you know the career of Frank Sutton? Take the quiz below to find out!

  1. Most people know Frank Sutton as Sgt. Carter on 'Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.' What was Carter’s first name?
  2. True or false: Sutton played Sgt. Carter in one episode of 'The Andy Griffith Show'.
  3. True or false: Sutton appears in every single episode of 'Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.'
  4. What was Sgt. Carter’s true rank?
  5. Sutton was in 'Gunsmoke', 'Have Gun – Will Travel' and 'Death Valley Days'. But he was in the most episodes of which Western?
  6. Sutton was in which episode of 'The Twilight Zone'?
  7. Sutton was in the 1961 movie 'Town Without Pity' starring which Hollywood leading man?
  8. Sutton was in many episodes of the Jim Nabors variety show called what?
  9. Before becoming an actor, Sutton served in World War II. In which branch of the military did he serve?
  10. Sutton had a black belt in which martial art?
  11. According to IMDb, one of Sutton’s first television roles was in 'Captain Video and His Video Rangers' which is notable for being what?
  12. Sutton was in a 1965 movie about a deadly germ called what?

How well do you know the career of Frank Sutton from 'Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.'?

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Moriyah 38 months ago
8/12! At least I did better than last time, right?
EllisClevenger 40 months ago
You got 10 out of 12
You hit all the right notes on that quiz. Great job!
Missed #10 and #12
Muleskinner 45 months ago
11/12. That was a tough one that really took some thought,
MattOresko 45 months ago
7 out of 12. That was pretty hard .
TheDavBow3 45 months ago
7/12. Great quiz! Frank Sutton is an interesting person.
Jorgal74 45 months ago
Was proud to get 12/12. My Uncle knew Frank Sutton, said he was a great guy. So sad he died at such a young age.
RichardPniewski 45 months ago
And was part of the cast of what Best Picture Oscar Winner?
jholton30062 45 months ago
10/12. It would have been 11 except I forgot the back door pilot. Speaking of which, I'm surprised Sgt. Carter didn't recognize Andy Taylor in "Opie Joins The Marines" since they had already met in "Gomer Joins The Marines," and vice versa...
Mikecole230 45 months ago
8|12 I guess I didnt know much about frank sutton!!
Jethro1 45 months ago
Just saw him along with Martin Milner in a movie, "Hurricane", an early 70's disaster movie, he played a man hosting a hurricane party with little regard to safety. Milner was the pilot of an Air Force Hurricane Hunter aircraft!
justjeff Jethro1 44 months ago
Sutton did an excellent episode of "Naked City', playing an escaped criminal. MeTV should bring back that series for another late-night run...
jtrain justjeff 28 months ago
Him and Robert Blake played brothers.
UTZAAKE 45 months ago
1. He was The Original Vinsanity.
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