Frank James Michael Grande Marchione is the Older Half-Brother of Singer and Actress Ariana Grande. He was born January 24, 1983 in New York City he is the son of Victor Marchione (a Physician) and Joan Grande (chief executive office).

He graduated from Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania in 2005, having triple-majored in biology, theatre and dance. He then began his acting career in 2007 appearing as Boots the Monkey in a national tour of Dora the Explorer Live! (Dora's Pirate Adventure) and in regional theatre productions including the title role in George M!.

Even though Frankie is a Musical Theatre Actor he also helped buildOn to build a school in a rural village in Malawi, and in 2014 buildOn honored him for his efforts with its Global Impact Award.

Though Frankie is a Musical Theatre Actor, Producer and YouTube personality he was a contestant on the reality television series Big Brother 16.