Frank Conniff (born August 30, 1958) is a Cinematic Titanic writer and cast member. He is best known for his portrayal of TV's Frank on Mystery Science Theater 3000 from the second through sixth seasons. During his years with MST3K, Conniff was also part of the writing team, and the individual responsible for screening and selecting many of the films shown.
After his departure from MST3K, Conniff went on to become executive story editor for the popular ABC series Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. He made a few on-air appearances on the show, most notably as "Rootie Kazootie", a baby-turned-adult due to Sabrina's wishing spell. He later showed up as a writer and later as head writer on the ill-fated Nickelodeon TV series Invader Zim, even making a few cameo appearances before departing from that show as well, marking the second TV show that he has been associated with that was cancelled due to conflicts with station management over content and creative direction, and the second show that achieved cult status following its cancellation. In the summer of 2005 Conniff provided the voice for legendary cowboy Buffalo Bill Cody in two episodes of The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd.
Currently, Conniff hosts Cartoon Dump, a monthly comedy/music revue that ends by showcasing some of the worst cartoons of all time, at the Steve Allen Theatre in Los Angeles. Recently, fellow MST3K alum Joel Hodgson joined the cast, creating his own puppet, "Dumpster Diver Dan." Cartoon Dump is available as a podcast on http://www.cartoonbrewfilms.com.
- Frank Conniff at the Internet Movie Database
- The Official Cartoon Dump website
- Interview with Ken Plume of Quick Stop Entertainment