Born in Queens, New York, Frisa attended East Meadow, New York public schools and graduated from Saint John"s University.
Frisa is a Republican. He earned his law degree from Touro Law Center. He also was a marketing representative for Johnson & Johnson and a retail executive for Fortunoff before entering politics.
Frisa unseated fellow Republican David A. Levy in the 1994 primary election, and served one term in the 104th Congress, representing New York"s 4th congressional district.
Frisa ran for re-election in 1996 but was defeated by Carolyn McCarthy, who drew much attention to Frisa"s opposition to certain federal firearms legislation. The shooting occurred in Frisa"s district, and McCarthy became a gun control activist after the incident.
The story was depicted in the 1998 television movie The Long Island Incident. Since leaving Congress, Frisa has written for NewsMax.com and made appearances on politically oriented television programs.
Frisa was a member of the New York State Assembly from 1985 to 1992, sitting in the 186th, 187th, 188th and 189th New York State Legislatures.
Married Jane F. Gilmartin, 1980. Children: Danielle, Evan (deceased).