Frank Crudele was born in Triggianoi, Italy. His family moved to Montreal when Frank was 10 years old, and two years later to Toronto, where he spent his formative years. He returned to Montreal to study modern languages. In 1977 he received a B.A in Italian Literature from Concordia University.
Frank trained under Stella Adler in New York City with a Canadian scholarship. His special talent with foreign languages has gifted him the possibility to also work in Italian, Spanish and French.
Frank is divorced with three children who live in the Vancouver area. He divides his time between Toronto, Vancouver, Rome and Spain.