Frankie and his wife Michelle Pettigrove, also a ChildFund Australia ambassador, sponsor Srey Aun in Cambodia, a girl the same age as their own daughter.
Frankie J Holden began his show business career with the legendary rock group Ol' 55, one of the most successful Australian recording acts of all time. He has since gone on to be recognised as one of our most versatile and popular performers.
Currently appearing in the Ch 7 drama A Place to Call Home, Frankie has created some of Australian television's most memorable characters through leading roles in long-running serials Embassy, Police Rescue, Round the Twist and Something in the Air. He has also played guest roles in virtually every drama and sit-com on Australian television.
Frankie has also appeared in over 30 films, including The Odd Angry Shot, High Tide, The Big Steal, and Proof. He has been nominated twice for AFI Awards - for best performance in a feature film for Return Home, and best supporting actor in Clubland. He has also hosted the AFI Awards three times.
In theatre, Frankie has toured with The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas, The Rocky Horror Show, Grease, Summer Of The Seventeenth Doll, Daylight Saving and Certified Male. He is also an experienced and successful television presenter, on shows such as The Great Outdoors and In Melbourne Tonight.