June 1, 2012

JBB Poll: Which Current or Former Jersey Boys Cast Member Would You Like to Play Frankie Valli in the JB Movie?

June 1st, 2012

Thank you to everyone who voted in our last JBB Poll: What actor (who has not played in JB) would you like to see play Frankie Valli in the film adaptation of Jersey Boys? The results are in–and 38% voted for Darren Criss. For full results, click HERE.

Now, we’re asking the same question–only this time–with current & former JB “Frankie” cast members. We’ve included the six-show Frankies and the Frankie alternates–and you’re welcome to add your own!


  1. Jarrod Spector should play Frankie.Jarrod is unbelievable!!!!!!

    Comment by debbie — June 1, 2012 @ 5:49 pm

  2. Jarod should be the one who plays Frankie in the film. I saw him on stage and I don’t think you can find anyone better.

    Comment by Ann Steadman — June 1, 2012 @ 5:51 pm

  3. Who is Darin Criss? Just make Jarrod Spector Frankie Valli!

    Comment by Grace BEllamy — June 2, 2012 @ 12:29 am

  4. I haven’t seen Jarrod in person but if not him Joseph Leo Bwarie is incredible.

    Comment by Kay Fellows — June 3, 2012 @ 1:12 am

  5. Travis Cloer from Vegas not only has THE voice but also the best physical traits. I feel sorry for those people who have not seen him as Frankie!

    Comment by Mary Anne Taglia — June 3, 2012 @ 2:07 pm

  6. jarrod definetly deserves the part!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by sally — June 3, 2012 @ 4:46 pm

  7. I’ve seen Jersey Boys many times and several actors who played Frankie Valli. They have all been great but for the movie? It HAS to be John Lloyd Young!

    Comment by Pam Nawrot — June 4, 2012 @ 11:17 am

  8. Dominic Scaglione Jr as FV. Is there a question ? Yes Jarrod is a great singer but he’s not the right look or authenticity for the role. Dominic is from the neighborhood and has the Italian background to make it real. It isn’t about who your favorite Frankie is its about whose gomna make it more real. Unless they are going to do a musical version of it and not make it raw then I guess anyone can play him. Not being cruel. Just making a point.

    Comment by James — June 10, 2012 @ 5:24 pm

  9. All of the above comments make excellent points. IMHO, if it’s who deserves the role, it’s probably JLY since he helped make “Jersey Boys” a worldwide hit and won the Tony. Indeed, though, Travis has exceptional star power with a marvelous voice.

    But James, you make a great point: Dom is from “the old neighborhood,” is Italian, and himself comes from a working class background. As he told Oprah, he was doing construction just two years ago and now “I’m on Oprah!”. I also think Dom would be excellent for promotion, since he’s certainly one of the most humble, outgoing, and appreciative Frankies of all, and I think Hollywood would fall in love with him!

    Comment by Howard — June 11, 2012 @ 9:50 pm

  10. Dominic nolfi should play tommy in the movie he is awesome

    Comment by Nessa — June 12, 2012 @ 10:28 am

  11. This is the first time I have ever commented on a website. I was introduced to Jersey Boys when it was in San Francisco back in 2008. Jarrod was the alternate Frankie. It just so happened that he was the first Frankie I ever saw. (I’ve seen 4 including JLY) I thought, how could he be the alternate? How could anyone do this better? I was a friend of one of the investors who told me that Jarrod was not supposed to be the alternate but was actually chosen to be the lead Frankie. Apparently, there was a snafu with negotiations and they went with Chris Jones. He also told me that Jarrod would probably have been chosen for the OBC but that he was just too young and JLY beat him out when it was just down to the two of them. I believe that Jarrod will be picked for the movie and here is why. He is and has been the anchor of the Broadway show for 4 years. He is undoubtedly, the best Frankie who ever played the part. This is not just my opinion but obviously that of all who are part of this amazing organization who run Jersey Boys. The producers and creative team who will have the final say on who plays the role in the movie will agree and we will all get the honor to see Jarrod on the big screen. IMO
    Rosie O.

    Comment by Rosie O. — June 12, 2012 @ 5:25 pm

  12. I was lucky enough to see Jarrod on 23rd April this year for my birthday.. I was knocked out he was amazing .. When he sang My eyes adore you, it gave you goose pimples it was so beautiful, He has the most gorgeous voice..

    Comment by Sandy.. Cheshire — June 13, 2012 @ 1:26 pm

  13. Hmmm. Wondering now, is the film going to be a musical or not?? And absolutely Michael Longoria in the lead. Don’t think many people who voted saw Michael in the show. He was original Joe Pesci and Wed. and Sat. Matinee Frankie. He took over lead when JLY left for several months. Michael has tremendous talent and energy on stage and would explode off the screen. Very powerful. Just my opinion. Don’t know any of these guys personally; I’m just a fan. If the folks making the movie want an Oscar, I say make Michael the star, He can do it.

    Comment by Zanna — July 10, 2012 @ 4:32 pm

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