Frank Charles Vento was born in Boston Mass., and grew up in Arlington, Mass.
He graduated from Arlington High School after becoming involved with the Arlington H.S., dramatic club.
He co-wrote and starred in the senior school production, “We don’t Care.”
He served on active duty for two years with the Navy Air Corps Reserve during the Korean War, before attending Leland Powers School of Radio, Television, and Theater, in Boston.
He became a production engineer at Boston’s WGBH-TV Where he was a cameraman, and later, Lighting Director, before he moved to New York City.
There, he worked as a free-lance engineer with MGM Telestudios, and Sports Network.
In 1971 he became a staff engineer with ABC-TV, and was one of the original cameramen on the daytime serial “Dark Shadows,”
Later, when “Shadows” was ending he was transferred to “All My Children,” where his photo appeared in the book, “All Her Children.”
He moved to Los Angeles with ABC, and was a boom operator on the prize-winning program, “General Hospital,” when it won the Emmy for “Best daytime show.”
He retired from ABC in 1999, and wrote several screenplays: one of them, “A Greek Tragedy In Rome,” was considered for production, but not filmed.
He wrote “Dr Larry Runs Away” as his second novel, after finishing a book about oil greed, and White House politics, called “Big Dickie.”
He is a resident of Burbank, CA, where he enjoys life with his many friends who are fellow retirees from ABC.