Frank Stallone reveals he never felt ‘jealous’ or ‘overshadowed’ by his brother Sylvester Stallone

While his older brother Sylvester Stallone became an A-list star and a household name, Frank Stallone never felt any jealousy towards him.

Frank, 70, the younger brother of Sly, 74, has carved out a fine career for himself as an actor and musician, which is chronicled in the new documentary Stallone: Frank, That Is, debuting January 19.

While promoting the new film, Frank spoke with Page Six, where he made it clear he never felt jealous of his brother’s astronomical rise.

Not jealous: While his older brother Sylvester Stallone became an A-list star and a household name, Frank Stallone never felt any jealousy towards him

Brothers: Frank, 70, the younger brother of Sly, 74, has carved out a fine career for himself as an actor and musician, which is chronicled in the new documentary Stallone: Frank, That Is, debuting January 19

Brothers: Frank, 70, the younger brother of Sly, 74, has carved out a fine career for himself as an actor and musician, which is chronicled in the new documentary Stallone: Frank, That Is, debuting January 19

‘I was never jealous. I was always fairly comfortable in my skin and my talents. I knew what I could do well,’ Frank said of his brother.

‘But I never felt like I was in the shadows. I think other people thought I was in the shadows,’ he added.

His brother shot to fame after writing and starring in Rocky, which stunned the movie world by winning the Best Picture Oscar, catapulting him to fame.

Comfortable: 'I was never jealous. I was always fairly comfortable in my skin and my talents. I knew what I could do well,' Frank said of his brother.

Comfortable: ‘I was never jealous. I was always fairly comfortable in my skin and my talents. I knew what I could do well,’ Frank said of his brother.

The younger Stallone did admit that Sly’s overnight success with Rocky was a bit, ‘frustrating’ for him.

‘Overnight he becomes this worldwide phenomenon and here I am living in an $80 a month apartment in New Jersey with my band and there was just no handbook for it,’ Frank said.

Frank added he is, ‘very proud’ of everything his brother has accomplishments, but it had some downfalls when it came to his career.

Frustrating: The younger Stallone did admit that Sly's overnight success with Rocky was a bit, 'frustrating' for him

Frustrating: The younger Stallone did admit that Sly’s overnight success with Rocky was a bit, ‘frustrating’ for him

‘I love the movie but all of a sudden it was like if they couldn’t get him to do a TV show I would come up with my band and they would ask me, “what’s it like being Rocky’s brother? Did you guys have bunk beds?”‘

He added that, ‘after a while, that got a little tired but I’m pretty strong-willed. I think I’m better with it now.’

Frank admitted that he thinks, ‘most people in my situation would have quit a long time ago.’

Rocky's brother: 'I love the movie but all of a sudden it was like if they couldn¿t get him to do a TV show I would come up with my band and they would ask me, "what¿s it like being Rocky¿s brother? Did you guys have bunk beds?"'

Rocky’s brother: ‘I love the movie but all of a sudden it was like if they couldn’t get him to do a TV show I would come up with my band and they would ask me, “what’s it like being Rocky’s brother? Did you guys have bunk beds?”‘

Frank’s biggest hit as a musician was Far From Over, from the 1983 film Staying Alive starring John Travolta, which Sly wrote and directed.

The song peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and was featured on the film’s soundtrack, which earned Grammy and Golden Globe nominations.  

Frank also provided songs for many of Sly’s films including Rocky, Rambo: First Blood Part II, and most recently American Horror Story and John Wick 3: Parabellum.

He has also put together an extensive resume as an actor as well with 75 film and TV credits to his name. 

Musical hit: Frank's biggest hit as a musician was Far From Over, from the 1983 film Staying Alive starring John Travolta, which Sly wrote and directed

Musical hit: Frank’s biggest hit as a musician was Far From Over, from the 1983 film Staying Alive starring John Travolta, which Sly wrote and directed