Carl Franklin

Carl Franklin

Highest Rated: 94% One False Move (1991)

Lowest Rated: 30% High Crimes (2002)

Birthday: Apr 11, 1949

Birthplace: Richmond, California, USA

Those who watched far too much bad TV in the 1970s and 80s may remember Carl Franklin as a rugged African-American character player. Those who value thoughtful and solidly crafted genre films may give more weight to his second career as a filmmaker in the 1990s. Franklin first acted as student at UC-Berkely and honed his skills off-Broadway at the Public Theater before becoming a familiar face on TV. He made one film appearance in the family comedy "Five on the Black Hand Side" (1973) before landing steady work on the small screen with numerous guest shots, roles in TV movies, miniseries and busted pilots and stints as a regular on several unsuccessful series including the cop shows "Caribe" (ABC, 1975), co-starring Stacy Keach and "McClain's Law" (NBC, 1981-82), with James Arness as well as the sci-fi adventure "The Fantastic Journey" (NBC, 1977).

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dirty Diana: The Movie Devious (Character) - 2018
68% 73% Bless Me, Ultima Director,
Screenwriter
- 2012
64% 58% Out of Time Director $40.9M 2003
30% 50% High Crimes Director $41.5M 2002
88% 71% One True Thing Director $23.3M 1998
92% 70% Devil in a Blue Dress Director,
Writer
$15.9M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laurel Avenue Director - 1993
94% 75% One False Move Director $44.5K 1991
No Score Yet 0% In the Heat of Passion Police Det. Rooker (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eye of the Eagle 3 Sgt. T. Deveraux (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Full Fathom Five Fletcher (Character),
Director
- 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eye of the Eagle II: Inside the Enemy Col. Rawlins (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nowhere to Run Director - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Legend of the Golden Gun Joshua Brown (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fantastic Journey Dr. Fred Walters (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lost in Time Dr. Fred Walters (Character) - 1977

TV

Credit
53% 85% Dahmer -- Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story Executive Producer 2022
91% 90% The Leftovers Director 2014-2015 2017
85% 86% Homeland Director 2013-2014
77% 76% House of Cards Director 2013-2014
65% 71% Magic City Director 2012
79% 69% Falling Skies Director 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laurel Avenue Director 1993
76% 72% Roseanne Gil (Guest Star) 1991-1992
No Score Yet 81% ALF Dr. Willoughby (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Frank's Place Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Riptide Unknown (Character) 1985
No Score Yet 75% MacGyver Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet 61% The A-Team Unknown (Guest Star) 1983-1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The White Shadow Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1975 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet 100% The Rockford Files Roger Orloff (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet 76% Incredible Hulk Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fantastic Journey Dr. Fred Walters (Character) 1977
No Score Yet 100% Good Times Larry Walters (Guest Star) 1975-1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Garth Raymond (Guest Star) 1974-1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Dallam (Guest Star) 1974