Frankie Santana, as played by Eddie Velez.
|Age:||1955 (1970 in film...?)|
|Nickname/Alias:||"Dishpan", "Dishpan Man"|
|Job/Career:||Former U.S. Army Sergeant, Special Effects expert, who is coerced into joining forces with A-Team by General Hunt Stockwell|
|Years active in job:||1978 - present (?)|
|Military Rank:||Sergeant (E-5), U.S. Army|
|Appeared on/in:||The A-Team (TV series)|
|First appeared:||Dishpan Man (Season 5, TV series)|
|Last appeared:||Without Reservations (Season 5, TV series)|
|TV episodes appered in:||13 in Season 5 of series|
|Played by:||Eddie Velez (TV Series)|
Frankie Santana was a Puerto Rican special effects expert who helps the A-Team during the series' final season. He was blackmailed into joining the team by Gen. Hunt Stockwell (Robert Vaughn) after he and Murdock helped the team escape the firing squad.
The character's early script name was "Frankie Sanchez", which filtered through to a number of coverage material. The character was also often given the nickname "Dishpan Man" (or simply "Dishpan") in much of the series' coverage, but while he was introduced as this in the fifth season opener, itself called "Dishpan Man", this nickname was very seldom used afterwards in the actual series.