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Overview (3)

Born in Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameFrancis Elliott Kranz
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Francis Elliott "Fran" Kranz is an American film, television and Broadway actor. Kranz was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He started acting in third and fourth grade, and knew from a very young age that he wanted to become an actor. He graduated from Harvard-Westlake School in 1999 and later from Yale University in 2004, where he was a member of the improve comedy group The Ex!t Players. He is best known for his portrayal of Topher Brink in the science fiction drama series Dollhouse. He had prominent roles in the films The Cabin in the Woods and Much Ado About Nothing. In 2012, he played Bernard in Death of a Salesman beginning a career on Broadway that continued with 2014's You Can't Take It with You.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: omermertcanbolat

Spouse (1)

Spencer Margaret Richmond (15 August 2015 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (11)

Kranz attended Harvard-Westlake High School in North Hollywood, California.
While a student at Harvard-Westlake High School, he performed leading roles in the school's drama productions, including the title character in Shakespeare's "King Lear", and "Judas" in the musical "Jesus Christ Superstar".
Attended high school with Jake Gyllenhaal, who starred in Donnie Darko (2001), which was one of Kranz's first movies.
In college, Fran was a member of Suite 13 Sketch Comedy, and of the Exit Players improv comedy troupe.
He is of German and Irish descent on his father's side, and of English, Irish, and Scottish descent on his mother's side.
Graduated Yale University, class of 2005. [May 2005]
Co-starred in Dollhouse (2009) with Eliza Dushku and Tahmoh Penikett.
His wife Spencer Margaret Richmond's godmother is actress Kate Jackson.
He married Spencer Margaret Richmond on August 15, 2015. She is the daughter of actress Jaclyn Smith and cinematographer Anthony B. Richmond.
Brother-in-law of Gaston Richmond.
His wife Spencer Margaret Richmond gave birth to their daughter Bea on September 17, 2016.

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