Arthur Franz

Arthur Franz

Highest Rated: 100% Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)

Lowest Rated: 33% The Carpetbaggers (1964)

Birthday: Feb 29, 1920

Birthplace: Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA

Best known as a 1950's B-movie actor, Arthur Franz first showed an interest in acting while in high school. Like many in the movie making industry, Franz served in the military during World War II. He was a B-24 Liberator navigator in the United States Army Air Force. Shot down over Romania, he was thrown into an enemy POW camp, from which he managed to escape. Upon returning to the states he pursued an acting career with relish, and broke into film in 1948 as Lieutenant 'Mace' Willard in "Jungle Patrol." The following year, Franz appeared in six films, most of them B-movies. By the '50s he had built a reputation as a solid actor for genre films, and was cast steadily. In 1952, his title character in "The Sniper" terrorized the city of San Francisco, brutally shooting down women after being rebuffed by the object of his affection. In a career that spanned three decades, Franz landed numerous notable roles, yet his most acclaimed is undoubtedly Lt. JG H. Paynter Jr. in the maritime drama "The Caine Mutiny." After making over 140 appearances in television and film, Franz retired in 1982. He died 24 years later at the age of 86.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
71% 50% That Championship Season Macken (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 5% Sisters of Death Edmond Clybourn (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Hurrah Hack Wiles (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 56% The Amazing Howard Hughes Barnes (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Human Factor Gen. Fuller (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder or Mercy Dr. Raymond Eckworth (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dream No Evil Psychiatrist (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet So Long, Blue Boy Ed Rilke (Character) - 1973
67% 43% Anzio Maj. Gen. Luke Howard (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 50% Alvarez Kelly Capt. Towers (Character) - 1966
33% 64% The Carpetbaggers Morrissey (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 26% The Atomic Submarine Lt. Cmdr. Richard "Reef" Holloway (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 25% Monster on the Campus Prof. Donald Blake (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Flame Barrier Dave Hollister (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Back From the Dead Dick Anthony (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Devil's Hairpin Danny Rhinegold (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 56% The Unholy Wife Fr. Stephen Hochen (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 33% Hellcats of the Navy Lt. Cmdr. Don Landon (Character) - 1957
72% 56% Beyond a Reasonable Doubt Bob Hale (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild Party Lt. Arthur Mitchell (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Running Target Scott (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet New Orleans Uncensored Dan Corbett (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 20% Battle Taxi Lt. Pete Stacy (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bobby Ware Is Missing George Ware (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flight Nurse Capt. Mike Barnes (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Eddie Cantor Story Harry Harris (Character) - 1953
82% 56% Invaders From Mars Dr. Stuart Kelston/Narrator (Character) - 1953
88% 63% The Sniper Eddie Miller (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 38% Eight Iron Men Carter (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder Phil Young (Character) - 1952
85% 53% The Member of the Wedding Jarvis (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strictly Dishonorable Henry Greene (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 19% Flight to Mars Dr. Jim Barker (Character) - 1951
80% 63% Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man Tommy Nelson (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tarnished Bud Dolliver (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 80% The Doctor and the Girl Dr. Harvey L. Kenmore (Character) - 1950
100% 80% Sands of Iwo Jima Cpl. Robert Dunne/Narrator (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 33% Red Light Capt. Jess Torno (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Red Stallion in the Rockies Thad Avery (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 71% Three Secrets Paul Radin (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jungle Patrol Lt. "Mace" Willard (Character) - 1948

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Quest Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Six Million Dollar Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rookies Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet McCloud Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Steven Carr (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Father Vale (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad William Jeffers Sr. (Guest Star) 1971 1968-1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tarzan Dan Morrisey (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Bus Driver (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Novak Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Timmy & Lassie Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Professor Standish (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Mayor James Henderson (Guest Star) 1964 1962 1958-1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Dr. Alex Conley (Guest Star) 1963 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1962-1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1962 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Payne Piprim (Character) 1962 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Law and Mr. Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deputy Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Red Larner (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marshal Dillon Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Step Beyond Unknown (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Men Into Space Captain Tom Farrow (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Silent Service Shelby (Character) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1954-1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 20th Century-Fox Hour Unknown (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Showcase 39 Unknown (Character) 1957 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Four Star Playhouse Unknown (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lone Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1949

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