Now We Know Why Frank Isn't On American Pickers

The Banter

The banter between Danielle, Mike, and Frank was always a highlight of American Pickers and a fan favorite. But Frank hasn't been around lately.

Frank was part of the core group and helped make the show successful, but the reason behind him not being on the show is actually quite sad. Read more to find out.


Frank and Mike are the closest of friends, they've been inseparable since the eighth grade and it seemed that nothing could ever tear them apart.

Danielle told Miami New Times, “He’s a prankster and a jokester and always the center of attention… Frankie is the exact opposite. He’s the old man of the group.” 


Sadly, Frank has been suffering from Crohn's disease for years now and eagle eyed fans have even commented on his change in appearance since the show debuted. He's among a few stars that suffer from the disease and say it isn't easy.

Shannen Doherty, pop star Anastacia, Olympic competitor Carrie Johnson, and Mike McCready have all admitted that they suffer from the disease too, with them and Frank's family and friends, he knows he's not alone.