Coleman Francis (1919–1973)

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Coleman Francis was born on January 24, 1919 in Oklahoma, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Red Zone Cuba (1966), The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961) and The Skydivers (1963). He was previously married to Barbara Francis. He died on January 15, 1973 in Hollywood, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Red Zone Cuba Griffin / Narrator
The Beast of Yucca Flats Narrator / Gas Station Attendant / Man Buying Newspaper
The Skydivers Spectator / Gunman in Plane


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 1970 The Dirtiest Game
 1970 Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
Rotund Drunk
 1969 Body Fever
 1968 The Lemon Grove Kids Meet the Monsters
"Big Ed" Narzak (segment "The Lemon Grove Kids") / Mr. Miller (segment "The Lemon Grove Kids Meet the Green Grasshopper and the Vampire Lady From Outer Space")
 1968 P.J.
Factory Worker (uncredited)
 1966 Red Zone Cuba
Griffin / Narrator
 1965 Motorpsycho!
Harry Bonner
 1964 The Thrill Killers
Narrator (uncredited)
 1963 The Skydivers
Spectator / Gunman in Plane (uncredited)
 1961 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
1st Man
- The Dodger (1961) ... 1st Man
 1961 The Beast of Yucca Flats
Narrator / Gas Station Attendant / Man Buying Newspaper (uncredited)
 1961 The Rifleman (TV Series)
- Stopover (1961) ... (uncredited)
 1960 Spring Affair
 1960 Cimarron
Mr. Geer (uncredited)
 1960 From the Terrace
Office Worker (uncredited)
 1960 The Man and the Challenge (TV Series)
- The Dropper (1960)
 1960 M Squad (TV Series)
Moving Man
- Diary of a Bomber (1960) ... Moving Man
 1960 Tombstone Territory (TV Series)
Burt Graves
- The Lady Lawyer (1960) ... Burt Graves
 1960 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
- The Ticket (1960) ... Bailiff
 1959 Highway Patrol (TV Series)
- Cargo Hijack (1959) ... Henchman
 1957-1959 Dragnet (TV Series)
- The Big Red (1959)
- The Big Tip (1958)
- The Big Match (1957)
 1959 T-Bird Gang
Capt. R. M. Prell
 1958 The Old Testament Scriptures (TV Series)
Pharaoh's Baker
- Joseph: The Young Man ... Pharaoh's Baker
 1958 Twilight for the Gods
Crew Member (uncredited)
 1958 Stakeout on Dope Street
Detective (as Colman Francis)
 1957 The Book of Acts Series
Chief Jailer
 1955-1957 Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (TV Series)
Jonathan Dewey / Matt Lance / Powers / ...
- The Mark of Crime (1957) ... Jonathan Dewey
- Border Action (1956) ... Matt Lance
- Relief Train (1956) ... Powers
- The Assassins (1955) ... Jake Martin
 1957 The Phantom Stagecoach
Townsman (uncredited)
 1957 Burden of Truth
 1955 Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe (TV Series)
Security Guard
- Cosmic Vengeance (1955) ... Security Guard (uncredited)
- Enemies of the Universe (1955) ... Security Guard (uncredited)
 1955 This Island Earth
Express Deliveryman (uncredited)
 1954 Killers from Space
Guy in Power Plant Answering Phone (uncredited)
 1953 She Couldn't Say No
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1952 Scarlet Angel
Deckhand (uncredited)
 1952 The Girl in White
 1952 Leadville Gunslinger
Dawson (uncredited)
 1950 The Tattooed Stranger
Stonecutter (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

C. Francis | Colman Francis


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