STARmeter
SEE RANK
Up 2,305 this week

Franchot Tone (I) (1905–1968)


President of the Dramatic Club at Cornell University, Franchot Tone gave up the family business for acting, making his Broadway debut in "The Age of Innocence". Tone then went into movies for MGM, making his film debut in The Wiser Sex (1932). With his theatrical background, Tone became one of the most talented movie actors in Hollywood. See full bio »

Movies for All Five Senses

"Game of Thrones" fan favorite Natalie Dormer shares the movies that speak to her five senses, including 9½ Weeks.

See Natalie's picks

John Travolta on Making 'Gotti'

Direct from Cannes, John Travolta and actor-turned-director Kevin Connolly talk about Travolta's portrayal of mob boss John Gotti in Gotti.

Watch the video

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

On Prime Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 26 people
created 09 Jan 2015
 
a list of 41 people
created 15 Aug 2014
 
a list of 31 people
created 28 Jun 2014
 
a list of 697 people
created 2 months ago
 
a list of 732 people
created 28 Sep 2010
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Franchot Tone's work have you seen?

User Polls

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »

Known For

Phantom Lady
Phantom Lady Jack Marlow
(1944)
Dangerous
Dangerous Don Bellows
(1935)
In Harm's Way
In Harm's Way CINCPAC I
(1965)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actor (112 credits)
 1968 Nobody Runs Forever
Ambassador Townsend
 1968 Shadow Over Elveron (TV Movie)
Barney Conners
 1967 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Judge Taliaferro Wilson
- Tell It Like It Is (1967) ... Judge Taliaferro Wilson
 1962-1966 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Dr. Daniel Niles Freeland / Robert Ashton
- Then, Suddenly, Panic (1966) ... Dr. Daniel Niles Freeland
- Twenty Six Ways to Spell Heartbreak: A, B, C, D... (1966) ... Dr. Daniel Niles Freeland
- Where Did All the Roses Go? (1966) ... Dr. Daniel Niles Freeland
- Lullaby for a Wind-Up Toy (1966) ... Dr. Daniel Niles Freeland
 1965 Mickey One
Ruby Lapp
 1965 In Harm's Way
CINCPAC I
 1965 The Virginian (TV Series)
Murdock
- Old Cowboy (1965) ... Murdock
 1965 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Rudolph Bitzner
- Final Performance (1965) ... Rudolph Bitzner
 1964 Festival (TV Series)
Solness
- The Master Builder (1964) ... Solness
 1964 The Reporter (TV Series)
Jay Jay Jordan
- The Man Behind the Badge (1964) ... Jay Jay Jordan
 1964 See How They Run (TV Movie)
Baron Frood
 1962-1964 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
Sen. Grady Lyons / Inspector
- Jeremy Rabbitt - The Secret Avenger (1964) ... Sen. Grady Lyons
- The Betrayal (1962) ... Inspector
 1964 La bonne soupe
John K. Montasy Jr
 1962 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Leo Haynes
- Along About Late in the Afternoon (1962) ... Leo Haynes
 1962 Advise & Consent
The President
 1962 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Malachi Hobart
- The Malachi Hobart Story (1962) ... Malachi Hobart
 1961 Witchcraft (TV Movie)
Your Host
 1961 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Col. Archie Taylor
- The Silence (1961) ... Col. Archie Taylor
 1960 Bonanza (TV Series)
Denver McKee
- Denver McKee (1960) ... Denver McKee
 1956-1960 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Mark Twain / Avery Yarbrough / Raymond / ...
- The Shape of the River (1960) ... Mark Twain
- The Hidden Image (1959) ... Avery Yarbrough
- A Quiet Game of Cards (1959) ... Raymond
- Bitter Heritage (1958) ... Frank James
- The Thundering Wave (1957) ... Allen Grant
 1960 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
Martin Galt
- The Ticket (1960) ... Martin Galt
 1959 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
- Body and Soul (1959)
 1959 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Oliver Mathews
- The Impossible Dream (1959) ... Oliver Mathews
 1958 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
Candy Lombe
- The Crazy Hunter (1958) ... Candy Lombe
 1958 Pursuit (TV Series)
 1958 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Joe
- Time of Your Life (1958) ... Joe
 1958 Bitter Heritage (TV Movie)
Frank James
 1950-1958 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Bill Gibson / Douglas Thompson / Rev. Lockman / ...
- Ticket to Tahiti (1958) ... Bill Gibson
- Trial by Slander (1958) ... Douglas Thompson
- Bend in the Road (1957) ... Rev. Lockman
- Twelve Angry Men (1954) ... Juror #3
 1957 Uncle Vanya
Dr. Mikhail Lvovich Astroff
 1954-1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Kurt Baumann / Scott Malone / Dr. Ken Jaynes / ...
- The Largest City in Captivity (1957) ... Kurt Baumann / Scott Malone
- Silent Decision (1955) ... Dr. Ken Jaynes
- The Gioconda Smile (1954) ... Henry Hutton
 1956-1957 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Prince / Sheriff Converse
- Night (1957) ... Prince
- Even the Weariest River (1956) ... Sheriff Converse
 1957 The Kaiser Aluminum Hour (TV Series)
Arthur Baldwin
- Throw Me a Rope (1957) ... Arthur Baldwin
 1956 The Little Foxes (TV Movie)
Horace
 1954-1956 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Armstrong / Sandy Morton / Charles Burnett
- Survival (1956) ... Armstrong
- Red Gulch (1955) ... Sandy Morton
- The Fifth Wheel (1954) ... Charles Burnett
 1956 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Charles Proteus Steinmetz
- Steinmetz (1956) ... Charles Proteus Steinmetz
 1956 Omnibus (TV Series)
Mr. Dearth (segment)
- Dear Brutus (1956) ... Mr. Dearth (segment)
 1955 Playwrights '56 (TV Series)
Jason
- The Sound and the Fury (1955) ... Jason
 1955 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
- Man Lost (1955)
 1955 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Ben
- Award (1955) ... Ben
 1955 The Best of Broadway (TV Series)
Actor
- The Guardsman (1955) ... Actor
 1955 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Mike Ramsay
- Too Old for Dolls (1955) ... Mike Ramsay
 1955 The Elgin Hour (TV Series)
Will L'Hommedieu
- Days of Grace (1955) ... Will L'Hommedieu
 1953 The Philip Morris Playhouse (TV Series)
- Temptation (1953)
 1953 The Revlon Mirror Theater (TV Series)
 1953 Hollywood Opening Night (TV Series)
- Legal Affair (1953)
 1950-1952 Suspense (TV Series)
Markheim
- All Hallow's Eve (1952) ... Markheim
- Black Bronze (1950)
 1952 Tales of Tomorrow (TV Series)
Martenson
- The Horn (1952) ... Martenson
- The Diamond Lens (1952)
 1952 Lights Out (TV Series)
- Blood Relation (1952)
 1951 Here Comes the Groom
Wilbur Stanley
 1951 Starlight Theatre (TV Series)
 1951 Danger (TV Series)
 1950 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Meredith Whitehouse
- Goodnight, Please (1950) ... Meredith Whitehouse
 1950 The Man on the Eiffel Tower
Johann Radek
 1949 Without Honor
Dennis Williams
 1949 Jigsaw
Howard Malloy
 1948 Every Girl Should Be Married
Roger Sanford
 1948 I Love Trouble
Stuart Bailey
 1947 Her Husband's Affairs
William Weldon
 1947 Honeymoon
David Flanner
 1947 Lost Honeymoon
Johnny Gray
 1946 Because of Him
Paul Taylor
 1945 That Night with You
Paul Renaud
 1944 Dark Waters
Dr. George Grover
 1944 The Hour Before the Dawn
Jim Hetherton
 1944 Phantom Lady
Jack Marlow
 1943 True to Life
Fletcher Marvin
 1943 His Butler's Sister
Charles Gerard
 1943 Pilot #5
George Braynor Collins
 1943 Five Graves to Cairo
Cpl. John J. Bramble / Paul Davos
 1942 Star Spangled Rhythm
John in Card-Playing Skit
 1942 The Wife Takes a Flyer
Christopher Reynolds
 1941 This Woman Is Mine
Robert Stevens
 1941 She Knew All the Answers
Mark Willows
 1941 Nice Girl?
Richard Calvert
 1940 Trail of the Vigilantes
Kansas (Tim Mason)
 1939 Fast and Furious
Joel Sloane
 1938 The Girl Downstairs
Paul Wagner
 1938 Three Loves Has Nancy
Robert 'Bob' Hanson
 1938 Three Comrades
Otto Koster
 1938 Love Is a Headache
Peter Lawrence
 1938 Man-Proof
Jimmy Kilmartin
 1937 The Bride Wore Red
Giulio
 1937 Between Two Women
Allan Meighan
 1937 They Gave Him a Gun
James 'Jimmy' Davis
 1937 Quality Street
Dr. Valentine Brown
 1936 Love on the Run
Barnabus Pells
 1936 The Gorgeous Hussy
John Eaton
 1936 Suzy
Terry Moore
 1936 The King Steps Out
Emperor Franz Josef
 1936 The Unguarded Hour
Sir Alan Dearden
 1936 Exclusive Story
Dick Barton
 1935 Dangerous
Don Bellows
 1935 Mutiny on the Bounty
Byam
 1935 No More Ladies
Jim
 1935 Reckless
Bob Harrison
 1935 One New York Night
Foxhall Ridgeway
 1935 The Lives of a Bengal Lancer
Lt. John Forsythe
 1934 Gentlemen Are Born
Bob Bailey
 1934 Straight Is the Way
Benny
 1934 The Girl from Missouri
Thomas Randall Paige Jr.
 1934 The World Moves On
Richard Girard - 1825 / Richard Girard - 1914
 1934 Sadie McKee
Michael Alderson
 1934 Moulin Rouge
Douglas Hall
 1933 Dancing Lady
Tod Newton
 1933 Bombshell
Gifford Middleton
 1933 Stage Mother
Warren Foster
 1933 The Stranger's Return
Guy Crane
 1933 Midnight Mary
Tom Mannering Jr.
 1933 Gabriel Over the White House
Hartley Beekman - Secretary to the President
 1933 Today We Live
Ronnie
 1932 The Wiser Sex
Phil Long
Show Show Soundtrack (9 credits)
Show Show Producer (2 credits)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Self (10 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (9 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Hope for the Best" on Broadway. Written by William McCleery. Fulton Theatre (moved to The Royale Theatre on 23 Apr 1945-close): 7 Feb 1945-19 May 1945 (117 performances). Cast: Leo Bulgakov, Jack Hartley, Doro Merande, Paul Potter, Franchot Tone (as "Michael Jordan"), Joan Wetmore, Jane Wyatt. Produced by Jean ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[of Phantom Lady (1944)] I may have gotten the star billing but it was truly Ella's film. See more »

Trivia:

He is responsible for the establishment of the Best Supporting Actor/Actress categories in the Academy Awards, owing to his supporting performance (and subsequent Best Actor nomination) in Mutiny on the Bounty (1935). See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

Contribute to This Page