Don Francks

Don Francks

Highest Rated: 82% The Second Time Around (2016)

Lowest Rated: 19% Johnny Mnemonic (1995)

Birthday: Feb 28, 1932

Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

A man of many talents, Dan Francks (also known as Iron Buffalo) has earned a reputation as an actor, poet, drummer, activist, and jazz musician. Born on February 28, 1932, in Vancouver, Francks began his entertainment career at age 11 in vaudeville and summer stock. After working as a vocalist in radio, he made the transition to television in 1954 on "Burns Chuckwagon from the Stampede Corral." By 1959, he'd landed a spot as a series regular on "R.C.M.P." He worked in TV steadily throughout the '60s, including a recurring role on "Jericho," a show which was cancelled after "Batman" defeated it soundly in its timeslot. In film, his first big role came in 1968's Francis Ford Coppola's "Finian's Rainbow," in which he co-starred with screen legend Fred Astaire. The film failed to launch Francks, and he moved with his wife, Lili Francks, a member of the Plains Cree First Nation, to the Red Pheasant Indian Reserve near North Battleford, Saskatchewan, where he became an honorary Cree and earned the name Iron Buffalo. In the '80s, Francks explored voice work, and added his vocals to more than 60 episodes of the popular kids cartoon "Inspector Gadget," on which his daughter, Cree Summer, voiced the precocious Penny. In a career that has spanned five decades, Francks has landed more than 130 roles on film and television, but is best remembered for his work as Walter, the loyal munitions head, of the long-running espionage series "La Femme Nikita."

Highest rated movies

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
82% 91% The Second Time Around Murray (Character) - 2016
38% 53% Lie With Me Joshua (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Killing Spring Lou Massey (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Music Zal Adamchyk (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 65% Summer of the Monkeys Bayliss Hatcher (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 62% Dinner at Fred's Gus (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Prayer in the Dark Ken (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Captive Heart: The James Mink Story Risser (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deliverance of Elaine Hector (Character) - 1996
48% 50% Harriet the Spy Harrison Withers (Character) $26.6M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hostile Advances: The Kerry Ellison Story Marty (Character) - 1996
44% 45% Bogus Dr. Surprise (Character) $4.3M 1996
19% 31% Johnny Mnemonic Hooky (Character) $16.7M 1995
No Score Yet 10% First Degree Lou Matlin (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heck's Way Home Red (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paint Cans Maitland Burns (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Diviners Royland (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Small Gifts Peter (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet On Thin Ice: The Tai Babilonia Story Unknown (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 33% The Christmas Wife Social Arranger (Character) - 1988
57% 36% The Big Town Carl Hooker (Character) $776.7K 1987
No Score Yet 72% Rock & Rule Mok (Voice) - 1983
60% 67% Heavy Metal Grimaldi, Co-Pilot, Barbarian (Voice) $204.7K 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fish Hawk Deut Boggs (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Summer's Children Albert (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tomorrow Man Unknown (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Drying Up the Streets Peter Brennan (Character) - 1978
53% 53% Finian's Rainbow Woody Mahoney (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Drylanders Russel (Character) - 1963

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nikita Unknown (Character) 2017 2003 1997-2001
No Score Yet 82% Gangland Undercover Lizard (Character) 2015-2016
38% 62% Hemlock Grove Nicolae Rumancek (Character) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Dad the Rock Star Unknown (Voice) 2003-2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet La Femme Nikita Unknown (Character) 1998-2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Earth: Final Conflict Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mythic Warriors: Guardians of the Legend Unknown (Voice) 1998-2000
No Score Yet 54% Relic Hunter Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 81% Goosebumps Unknown (Character) 1996
85% 95% X-Men Sabretooth (Guest Voice) 1992-1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Starcom: The U.S. Space Force Adm. Franklin Brinkley (Voice) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Star Wars Animated Adventures: Droids Unknown (Voice) 1985-1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Littlest Hobo Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Greg Martel (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild, Wild West Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Alan Ames (Guest Star) 1965

QUOTES FROM Don Francks CHARACTERS

No quotes approved yet.