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Eduard Franz (1902–1983)


Born Eduard Franz Schmidt in Milwaukee, WI, this stern-faced character actor had originally planned to be a commercial artist, but a stint with a local theatrical troupe set him on the road to an acting career. In 1925 he moved to New York City and joined up with a Greenwich Village theatrical group. He returned to Wisconsin in the early 1930s and... See full bio »

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The Ten Commandments
(1956)
Breaking Point
Breaking Point Dr. William Raymer
(1963-1964)
Hatari!
Hatari! Dr. Sanderson
(1962)

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 1980-1982 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Walter Hampel / Herb Whitley
- To Coin a Hart (1982) ... Walter Hampel
- Sixth Sense (1980) ... Herb Whitley
 1979 Vega$ (TV Series)
Jafai
- The Visitor (1979) ... Jafai
 1979 The Paper Chase (TV Series)
Ernie, Sr.
- The Tables Down at Ernie's (1979) ... Ernie, Sr.
 1978-1979 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Prof. David MacKinnon / Thomas Barlow
- The Spirit Is Willie (1979) ... Prof. David MacKinnon
- Invitation to Murder (1978) ... Thomas Barlow
 1978 The Bionic Woman (TV Series)
Ky
- The Pyramid (1978) ... Ky
 1975 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Leo Steiner
- Murder by Proxy (1975) ... Leo Steiner
 1975 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Grandfather Kinderman
- The Secret Life of T.K. Dearing (1975) ... Grandfather Kinderman
 1970-1975 Medical Center (TV Series)
Ramon / Blue Eagle
- Crown of Thorns (1975) ... Ramon
- The Savage Image (1970) ... Blue Eagle
 1974 Panic on the 5:22 (TV Movie)
Jerome Hartford
 1956-1974 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Judge Kendall / Amos Cartwright
- In Performance of Duty (1974) ... Judge Kendall
- Indian Scout (1956) ... Amos Cartwright
 1974 The Rookies (TV Series)
Judge Caldwell
- Judgement (1974) ... Judge Caldwell
 1974 The Sex Symbol (TV Movie)
Otto Litsky (foreign theatrical version) (voice)
 1974 Apple's Way (TV Series)
H.J. Swanson
- The Applicant (1974) ... H.J. Swanson
 1973 Adam's Rib (TV Series)
Whittaker
- The First Hurrah (1973) ... Whittaker
 1973 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
Dr. Lewis
- Sometimes Tough Is Good (1973) ... Dr. Lewis
 1972 Assignment: Vienna (TV Series)
Prof. Hayes
- The Last Target (1972) ... Prof. Hayes
 1970 The Interns (TV Series)
Gus
- The Fever (1970) ... Gus
 1970 The Brotherhood of the Bell (TV Movie)
Dr. Konstantin Horvathy
 1969 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Mr. Johnson
- The Scorpio Drop (1969) ... Mr. Johnson
 1966-1969 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Rudolph Klahr / Gerald Salzman / Dr. Keeler
- Target of Interest (1969) ... Rudolph Klahr
- A Sleeper Wakes (1967) ... Gerald Salzman
- The Plague Merchant (1966) ... Dr. Keeler
 1969 My Friend Tony (TV Series)
- The Lost Hours (1969)
 1969 Mannix (TV Series)
Dr. Harris
- Deathrun (1969) ... Dr. Harris
 1967 The Invaders (TV Series)
Premier Thor Halvorsen
- Summit Meeting: Part II (1967) ... Premier Thor Halvorsen
- Summit Meeting: Part I (1967) ... Premier Thor Halvorsen
 1966 12 O'Clock High (TV Series)
Adm. Siegfried von Kreuter
- Practice to Deceive (1966) ... Adm. Siegfried von Kreuter
 1966 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Edward Roland
- The Sharp Edge of Chivalry (1966) ... Edward Roland
 1966 A Man Called Shenandoah (TV Series)
Dr. Joshua Macauley
- Macauley's Cure (1966) ... Dr. Joshua Macauley
 1965-1966 Insight (TV Series)
Fine
- The Hate Syndrome (1966) ... Fine
 1966 The Virginian (TV Series)
Two Hawks
- One Spring Like Long Ago (1966) ... Two Hawks
 1965 For the People (TV Series)
Judge Newman
- Any Benevolent Purpose (1965) ... Judge Newman
 1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Victor Seaton
- Murder in the First (1964) ... Victor Seaton
 1962-1963 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Bert Jacobson / Prisoner
- Tissue of Hate (1963) ... Dr. Bert Jacobson
- Obituary for Mr. X (1962) ... Prisoner
 1963 Wide Country (TV Series)
Dr. Carl Lukins
- Whose Hand at My Throat? (1963) ... Dr. Carl Lukins
 1963 Bonanza (TV Series)
Marius Angerville
- Marie, My Love (1963) ... Marius Angerville
 1962 Stoney Burke (TV Series)
Terry Meade
- Child of Luxury (1962) ... Terry Meade
 1957-1962 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Hiram Winthrop / Dr. Rand
- The Hiram Winthrop Story (1962) ... Hiram Winthrop
- The Les Rand Story (1957) ... Dr. Rand
 1962 Rawhide (TV Series)
Mayor Arnold Opel
- A Woman's Place (1962) ... Mayor Arnold Opel
 1962 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Rabbi
- Abel Duncan's Dying Wish (1962) ... Rabbi
 1961 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Herr Ludwig Donner
- Duke of Texas (1961) ... Herr Ludwig Donner
 1961 The Law and Mr. Jones (TV Series)
Gustave Helmer
- The Concert (1961) ... Gustave Helmer
 1961 The Barbara Stanwyck Show (TV Series)
Dr. Paul Aldrich
- Shock (1961) ... Dr. Paul Aldrich
 1960 Michael Shayne (TV Series)
Dr. Thomas Thompson
- Call for Michael Shayne (1960) ... Dr. Thomas Thompson
 1960 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
Jules Silberg
- The Test (1960) ... Jules Silberg
 1953-1960 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
R.S. Thomasek / David
- The Book of Silence (1960) ... R.S. Thomasek
- The Earring (1957) ... David
- Thirteen O'Clock (1953)
 1959-1960 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Bayard Cole / Isaac Rankin
- A House Divided (1960) ... Bayard Cole
- Angels of Vengeance (1959) ... Isaac Rankin
 1959 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Rev. Travers
- Shower of Ashes (1959) ... Rev. Travers
 1959 The Deputy (TV Series)
Wilk
- Focus of Doom (1959) ... Wilk
 1959 Startime (TV Series)
Cantor Morris Rabinowitz
- The Jazz Singer (1959) ... Cantor Morris Rabinowitz
 1959 Markham (TV Series)
Father Mike Weathergay
- The Bay of the Dead (1959) ... Father Mike Weathergay
 1959 The David Niven Show (TV Series)
Prisoner Anton Helg
- The Last Room (1959) ... Prisoner Anton Helg
 1959 Cimarron City (TV Series)
Prof. James King
- The Evil One (1959) ... Prof. James King
 1958 Pursuit (TV Series)
- The Silent Night (1958)
 1958 The Restless Gun (TV Series)
David Marcus
- The Peddler (1958) ... David Marcus
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Burton Wheless
- The Dungeon (1958) ... Burton Wheless
 1955-1958 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
John Castleberry / Prof. Randall
- The Honor System (1958) ... John Castleberry
- Moment of Triumph (1955) ... Prof. Randall
 1954-1958 Climax! (TV Series)
Dr. Skinner / Dr. James Lifford
- Four Hours in White (1958) ... Dr. Skinner
 1958 Collector's Item (TV Movie)
 1957 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
Dunn
- Beyond This Place (1957) ... Dunn
 1957 Panic! (TV Series)
George Mason
- The Subway (1957) ... George Mason
 1957 Crossroads (TV Series)
- Weekend Minister (1957)
 1955-1956 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Von Richter / Dr. Benson
- Operation Cicero (1956) ... Von Richter
- Man on the Ledge (1955) ... Dr. Benson
 1956 The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (TV Series)
De Santre
- The De Santre Story (1956) ... De Santre
 1956 Casablanca (TV Series)
Ben Hassan
- The Alley (1956) ... Ben Hassan
 1953-1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Father Pierre / Emil
- The Last Confession (1955) ... Father Pierre
- Return to Alsace (1953) ... Emil
 1955 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Paul
- Tomorrow We'll Love (1955) ... Paul
 1954 Treasury Men in Action (TV Series)
Ed Emery
- The Case of the Man Outside (1954) ... Ed Emery
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The Egghead (1957). Drama. Written by Molly Day Thatcher. Scenic Design by Richard Sylbert [earliest Broadway credit]. Directed by Hume Cronyn. Ethel Barrymore Theatre: 9 Oct 1957- 26 Oct 1957 (21 performances). Cast: Karl Malden (as "Hank Parson"), Eduard Franz (as "Gottfried Roth"), Phyllis Love (as "Sally Parson"), Biff ... See more »
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