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Arthur Franz (I) (1920–2006)

Arthur Franz was a reliable character actor in many '40s and '50s "B" pictures, often cast as a friendly small-town businessman or professional (as in The Doctor and the Girl (1949)) or the lead's sympathetic friend (as in 1953's Invaders from Mars (1953)). He wasn't confined to just "B" pictures, however. He had good parts in such major ... See full bio »

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(age 86) in Oxnard, California, USA

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 1982 That Championship Season
Macken
 1980 Bogie (TV Movie)
Dr. Bogart
 1979 Jennifer: A Woman's Story (TV Movie)
Dick Leonard
 1977 The Last Hurrah (TV Movie)
Hack Wiles
 1977 The Waltons (TV Series)
Police Chief Moresdale
- The Seashore (1977) ... Police Chief Moresdale
 1977 The Amazing Howard Hughes (TV Movie)
Barnes
 1977 Rich Man, Poor Man - Book II (TV Series)
Sen. Jones
- Chapter XVII (1977) ... Sen. Jones
- Chapter XIV (1977) ... Sen. Jones
 1976 King Monster
Narrator
 1976 The Quest (TV Series)
Charles Minter
- Portrait of a Gunfighter (1976) ... Charles Minter
 1976 Medical Story (TV Series)
 1975 F. Scott Fitzgerald in Hollywood (TV Movie)
Man at party
 1975 The 'Human' Factor
Gen. Fuller
 1974 The Missiles of October (TV Movie)
Congressman Charles A. Halleck
 1974 The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series)
Dr. Wayne Carlton
- Stranger in Broken Fork (1974) ... Dr. Wayne Carlton
 1974 The Rookies (TV Series)
Vic Phillips
- The Old Neighborhood (1974) ... Vic Phillips
 1974 Murder or Mercy (TV Movie)
Dr. Raymond Eckworth
 1974 Police Story (TV Series)
Professor
- Wyatt Earp Syndrome (1974) ... Professor
 1974 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Morgan Walding
- A Gold Record for Murder (1974) ... Morgan Walding
 1973 So Long, Blue Boy
Ed Rilke
 1973 The New Perry Mason (TV Series)
Dave Wallant
- The Case of the Wistful Widower (1973) ... Dave Wallant
 1973 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
Laird Holden
- The Pool House (1973) ... Laird Holden
 1970-1972 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Dr. Adler / First Minister Andre Picard
- Crack-Up (1972) ... Dr. Adler
- The Choice (1970) ... First Minister Andre Picard
 1972 Primus (TV Series)
McKeldy
- The Black Hole (1972) ... McKeldy
 1972 McCloud (TV Series)
Charlie Harrington
- Give My Regrets to Broadway (1972) ... Charlie Harrington
 1972 Cannon (TV Series)
Steven Carr
- To Kill a Guinea Pig (1972) ... Steven Carr
 1967-1971 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Stacy Merriman / Carl Stokely / Joseph Daly / ...
- The Recruiter (1971)
- The Architect (1970) ... Stacy Merriman
- Scapegoat (1969) ... Carl Stokely
- Region of Peril (1968) ... Joseph Daly
- The Conspirators (1967) ... John Caldwell
 1971 Mannix (TV Series)
Father Vale
- To Save a Dead Man (1971) ... Father Vale
 1968-1971 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Jeffers Sr. / Sims / Dr. Sam Berger / ...
- The Sands of Anger (1971) ... Jeffers Sr.
- The Hot, Hot Car (1971) ... Sims
- Lisa (1969) ... Dr. Sam Berger
- Love (1968) ... Arthur Westphal
 1971 The Million Dollar Duck
Prosecutor (uncredited)
 1971 Men at Law (TV Series)
Henry Millett
- Hostage (1971) ... Henry Millett
 1970 Dream No Evil
Psychiatrist
 1970 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Del Enright
- The One with the Gun (1970) ... Del Enright
 1969 Lancer (TV Series)
Sheriff Platt
- Devil's Blessing (1969) ... Sheriff Platt
 1969 Land of the Giants (TV Series)
Dr. Franzen
- Target: Earth (1969) ... Dr. Franzen
 1963-1968 The Virginian (TV Series)
Sheriff Mike Miller / Fitz Warren
- Big Tiny (1968) ... Sheriff Mike Miller
- No Tears for Savannah (1963) ... Fitz Warren
 1968 The Outcasts (TV Series)
Anse Farnum
- My Name Is Jemal (1968) ... Anse Farnum
 1968 Anzio
Maj. Gen. Luke Howard
 1968 The Sweet Ride
Army Psychiatrist
 1968 The Invaders (TV Series)
Capt. Jim Trent
- The Life Seekers (1968) ... Capt. Jim Trent
 1967 Custer (TV Series)
Grey Fox / Bledsoe
- Massacre (1967) ... Grey Fox / Bledsoe
 1967 Tarzan (TV Series)
Dan Morrisey
- Algie B for Brave (1967) ... Dan Morrisey
 1966 Alvarez Kelly
Capt. Towers
 1965 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Bus Driver
- Landscape with Running Figures: Part 1 (1965) ... Bus Driver
 1965 The Nurses (TV Series)
Hugh McLeod (1965-1967)
 1965 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series)
Archer
- The Condemned (1965) ... Archer
 1965 The Bing Crosby Show (TV Series)
Fearnley
- The Gifted Child (1965) ... Fearnley
 1965 Slattery's People (TV Series)
Morris
 1964 Mr. Novak (TV Series)
Det. Sgt. Sol Moss
- Little Girl Lost (1964) ... Det. Sgt. Sol Moss
- With a Hammer in His Hand, Lord, Lord! (1964) ... Det. Sgt. Sol Moss
 1964 Lassie (TV Series)
Professor Standish
- Lassie and the Savage (1964) ... Professor Standish
 1964 The Carpetbaggers
Morrissey
 1958-1964 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Ray Ogilvie / Evans / Mayor James 'Jim' Henderson / ...
- The Case of the Captain's Coins (1962) ... Evans
- The Case of the Larcenous Lady (1960) ... Mayor James 'Jim' Henderson
- The Case of the Golden Fraud (1959) ... Richard Vanaman
- The Case of the Married Moonlighter (1958) ... Danny Harrison
 1961-1963 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Lieutenant Rudy / Dr. Alex Conley
- Reunion at Balboa (1963) ... Lieutenant Rudy
- The Space Caper (1961) ... Dr. Alex Conley
 1962-1963 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Dan Highet / Nathan Forge
- The Annie Duggan Story (1963) ... Dan Highet
- The Jud Steele Story (1962) ... Nathan Forge
 1962 Saints and Sinners (TV Series)
Everett Harper
- Judith Was a Lady (1962) ... Everett Harper
 1960-1962 Rawhide (TV Series)
Sheriff Art Harris / Charles Fredericks / C. F. Roper
- Incident at Sugar Creek (1962) ... Sheriff Art Harris
- Incident of the Wanted Painter (1960) ... Charles Fredericks / C. F. Roper
 1962 Bonanza (TV Series)
Asa Moran
- The Lawmaker (1962) ... Asa Moran
 1962 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Mel Akins
- Portrait of Teresa (1962) ... Mel Akins
 1960-1962 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Payne Piprim / Matt Warner
- Justice at Jackson Creek (1962) ... Payne Piprim
- The Young Gun (1960) ... Matt Warner
 1962 Ripcord (TV Series)
Dr. Joe Hagen
- Hagen Charm (1962) ... Dr. Joe Hagen
 1961 Whispering Smith (TV Series)
Paul Landers
- Hired to Die (1961) ... Paul Landers
 1961 Ichabod and Me (TV Series)
Rick Norton
- The Phippsboro Story (1961) ... Rick Norton
 1961 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Paul Hoyt / Harry Lytton
- Satan City (1961) ... Paul Hoyt
- The Trouble with Murder (1961) ... Harry Lytton
 1961 The Deputy (TV Series)
Herb Caldwell
- Past and Present (1961) ... Herb Caldwell
 1960 Checkmate (TV Series)
Robert Haskell
- Lady on the Brink (1960) ... Robert Haskell
 1960 Assignment: Underwater (TV Series)
Andy Schramm
- The Sea Cave (1960) ... Andy Schramm
 1960 The Chevy Mystery Show (TV Series)
Simon Dow
- Fear Is the Parent (1960) ... Simon Dow
 1960 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Red Larner
- Cherry Red (1960) ... Red Larner
 1960 The Alaskans (TV Series)
Dr. Jim Manning
- The Silent Land (1960) ... Dr. Jim Manning
 1960 Bourbon Street Beat (TV Series)
Dr. Joshua Hart
- Deadly Persuasion (1960) ... Dr. Joshua Hart
 1960 Markham (TV Series)
Jerry Clive
- The Last Oasis (1960) ... Jerry Clive
 1960 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Kevin Stacy
- Call from Tomorrow (1960) ... Kevin Stacy
 1960 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
John Garth
- Most Beautiful Woman (1960) ... John Garth
 1959 The Atomic Submarine
Lt. Cmdr. Richard 'Reef' Holloway
 1959 World of Giants (TV Series)
Bill Winters
- Off Beat (1959) ... Bill Winters
- The Pool (1959) ... Bill Winters
- Special Agent (1959) ... Bill Winters
 1959 Men Into Space (TV Series)
Captain Tom Farrow
- Moonquake (1959) ... Captain Tom Farrow
 1959 Woman Obsessed
Tom Sharron (uncredited)
 1955-1958 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Frank Harrigan / Carl Nelson
- The Frank Harrigan Story (1958) ... Frank Harrigan
- The Carl Nelson Story (1955) ... Carl Nelson
 1958 Target (TV Series)
- Once Too Often (1958)
 1958 The Flame Barrier
Dave Hollister
 1958 The Young Lions
Lt. Green
 1958 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Lee Brand
- Man of Fear (1958) ... Lee Brand
 1957 The Devil's Hairpin
Danny Rhinegold
 1954-1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Walt / Dr. Joyce / Dick Crosby
- Phone Call for Matthew Quade (1956) ... Walt
- The Healer (1955) ... Dr. Joyce
 1957 Back from the Dead
Dick Anthony
 1957 The Unholy Wife
Father Stephen Hochen
 1956-1957 Crossroads (TV Series)
Rabbi Saul B. Appelbaum / Rabbi Davis / Father Robert W. Greene
- Deadline (1957) ... Rabbi Saul B. Appelbaum
- The Rabbi Davis Story (1956) ... Rabbi Davis
- Calvary in China (1956) ... Father Robert W. Greene
 1957 Hellcats of the Navy
Lt. Cmdr. Don Landon
 1955-1957 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Ben Macready / Howard Boulder
- Deadline Decision (1957) ... Ben Macready
 1952-1957 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
David Chandler / Joe Newbury
- Mrs. Wane Comes to Call (1957) ... David Chandler
- Hanrahan (1955) ... Joe Newbury
- Junior (1952)
 1957 Studio 57 (TV Series)
- No Sentiment (1957)
 1955-1956 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series)
George Bascomb / Dr. Jeff Conover / Mark Kendler / ...
- Facsimile (1956) ... George Bascomb
- Brain Unlimited (1956) ... Dr. Jeff Conover
- The Man Who Didn't Know (1956) ... Mark Kendler
- The Strange People at Pecos (1955) ... Jeff Jamison
- Marked 'Danger' (1955) ... Fred Strand
 1956 The Wild Party
Lt. Arthur Mitchell
 1956 Running Target
Scott
 1952-1956 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Casimir Pulaski / Dr. William Gorgas
- Date with a Stranger (1956) ... Casimir Pulaski
- No Greater Love (1952) ... Dr. William Gorgas
 1953-1956 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Sgt. Douglas Renfrew / Chris Mather / Chris Grine
- Pattern for Pursuit (1956) ... Sgt. Douglas Renfrew
- Too Late to Run (1955)
- Spangal Island (1954) ... Chris Mather
- By-Line (1954) ... Chris Grine
 1956 Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
Bob Hale
 1955-1956 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
Master Sgt. Horst Bock / Dr. John Eden / Alphonse Bertillon
- The Only Way Out (1956) ... Master Sgt. Horst Bock
- Emergency Case (1955) ... Dr. John Eden
 1956 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series)
Dr. Kirk Mitchell / Arthur Gordon
- Girl on the Run (1956) ... Dr. Kirk Mitchell
- Shadow of a Thief (1956) ... Arthur Gordon
 1955-1956 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
David / Richard
- Once to Every Woman (1956) ... David
- Looking Glass House (1955) ... Richard
 1955 Bobby Ware Is Missing
George Ware
 1954-1955 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
 1955 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Norman
- Total Recall (1955) ... Norman
 1954-1955 The Whistler (TV Series)
Leo / McKelvey / Paul Carter
- An Actor's Life (1955) ... Leo
- Borrowed Byline (1955) ... McKelvey
- A Trip to Aunt Sarah's (1954) ... Paul Carter
 1953-1955 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Alan
- The 99th Day (1955) ... Alan
- Grey Gardens (1953)
 1955 Justice (TV Series)
 1955 Appointment with Adventure (TV Series)
- Priceless Cargo (1955)
 1955 New Orleans Uncensored
Dan Corbett
 1955 A Story About Henry Ford (TV Movie)
Henry Ford
 1955 Battle Taxi
Lt. Pete Stacy
 1954 The Steel Cage
Chaplain Harvey (segment "The Face")
 1954 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Son
- For These Services (1954) ... Son
- The Steady Man (1954)
 1954 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- Evening Star (1954)
 1954 The Web (TV Series)
 1954 Waterfront (TV Series)
Pete Wilson
- Yellow Flag ... Pete Wilson
 1954 Ponds Theater (TV Series)
 1954 With This Ring (Short)
 1953 The Eddie Cantor Story
Harry Harris
 1953 Bad for Each Other
Dr. Jim Crowley
 1953 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
- Dry Run (1953)
- Camille (1953)
 1953 Flight Nurse
Capt. Mike Barnes
 1953 Danger (TV Series)
- Help Wanted (1953)
 1953 Invaders from Mars
Dr. Stuart Kelston / Narrator
 1953 Three Lives (Short)
Commentator
 1952 Eight Iron Men
Carter
 1952 Castle in the Air
Phil Young
 1952 The Sniper
Eddie Miller
 1951 Submarine Command
Lt. Arnie Carlson
 1951 Strictly Dishonorable
Henry Greene
 1950 Three Secrets
Paul Radin
 1950 Tarnished
Bud Dolliver
 1949 Sands of Iwo Jima
Cpl. Robert Dunne / Narrator
 1949 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Nat Parker
- Finders Keepers (1949) ... Nat Parker
 1949 Roseanna McCoy
Thad Wilkins
 1949 Red Light
Capt. Jess Torno (Chaplain)
 1949 The Doctor and the Girl
Dr. Harvey L. Kenmore
 1949 Red Stallion in the Rockies
Thad Avery
 1949 The Price of Freedom (Short)
 1948 Jungle Patrol
Lt. 'Mace' Willard
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Stage: Appeared (as "Capt. Lucius Jenks"; final Broadway role) in "Command Decision" on Broadway. Drama. Written by William Wister Haines. Scenic / Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner. Costume Design by Julia Sze. Assistant to Mr. Mielziner: John Harvey and Arthur H. Ross. Directed by John O'Shaughnessy. Fulton Theatre: 1 Oct 1947-18 Sep ... See more »

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Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Had three children: Gina, Melissa and Michael. See more »

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