Frank Pace (born February 14, 1950) is a television writer and producer. He is an executive producer (18 episodes), producer (14 episodes), and unit production manager for Shake It Up.
Pace was born in White Plains, New York, the son of Rose and Dominick Pace. He and his two brothers, Bruce and Douglas (d 1975), were raised in North White Plains, New York. Pace graduated from Valhalla High School and went on to attain a BS degree in business from Jacksonville University, where he now serves on the University Board of Trustees. Pace lives in Pasadena, California with his wife Karen (Huggins). They have one daughter, Erin.
Pace is considered to be one of television's most prolific producers with more than 500 episodes of network television to his credit. He has produced 15 television pilots, of which 11 were ordered as series and five were sold into syndication. His syndicated hits include The George Lopez Show, Suddenly Susan, For Your Love, Murphy Brown and Head of the Class. In 2010 he commenced production on the new Disney Channel TV Series, Shake it Up!. Pace received an Emmy nomination for "Outstanding Comedy Series" (Murphy Brown), in 1988. Pace also produced the Emmy Award Winning NBC movie Babe Ruth (1991) starring Stephen Lang, the HBO Live Special George Lopez – America's Mexican, and the Warner Brothers Premier feature film, Mr. Troop Mom. He is a member of Directors Guild of America and Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Pace spent eight years as Vice President of The Phillips Organisation, Ltd, a San Diego-based Marketing/PR firm. At TPO, Pace discovered a young Escondido Times Advocate sports writer named Armen Keteyian, who today is Chief Investigative Reporter for CBS News. Their collaboration on a variety of projects has continued for more than 30 years. At TPO, Pace and Keteyian were credited with creating the blueprint for short-course triathlon racing on behalf of Carl Thomas, their client at Speedo SportsWear. Their 1.5 kilometer swim, 40 km bike and 10 km run event is now a full-fledged Olympic Sport. During that time, Pace's firm handled accounts that included Ektelon Racquetball, PONY Sports and Leisure Athletic Footwear, the San Diego Padres, the San Diego Sockers, Sergio Valente Jeans and Lorimar Films. A meeting in the spring of 1979 with Bill Rasmussen, founder of ESPN prior to that network's launching, set in motion Pace’s transition from advertising to television.
Pace has been the exclusive business representative of Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew since 1982. He began his career in the now-defunct World Football League (WFL) on the staffs of the Southern California Sun, the Portland Storm and the Chicago Winds. He has coached high school soccer in Southern California for Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy in La Canada Flintridge for 12 seasons. In 2010, he coached the team to the California State High School Championship and a number 10 national ranking.
In 1986, Pace co-authored Rod Carew's Art and Science of Hitting along with Keteyian and Carew. He is a frequent contributor to the Hall of Fame Network, where he also serves as Senior Editor (www.hofn.com). Pace was the credited writer (and producer) on eight segments of Inside the NFL (the George Lopez segments) and an episode of The George Lopez Show entitled "The Unnatural".