Eduard Franz

Eduard Franz

Highest Rated: 92% Broken Lance (1954)

Lowest Rated: 43% Sign of the Pagan (1954)

Birthday: Oct 31, 1902

Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

For quite some time in the 1950s and the 1960s, if producers wanted a brainy character actor, the man they called was Eduard Franz. His intellectual mien helped him land such roles--and they're generally what he's remembered for. Nevertheless, Franz was a versatile performer and played a wide range of characters in his nearly 50-year-long career. Franz had highly visible roles in such big-budget film offerings as the 1956 biblical epic "The Ten Commandments," directed by Cecil B. DeMille, in which he played Moses's father-in-law, Jethro. He put his musical abilities to work as a very different Jew: cantor David Golding, the disapproving father of the title character in the 1952 adaptation of "The Jazz Singer." Closer to the type of roles Franz usually played was the analytical Dr. Stern, one of the small crew of military men fighting an alien in "The Thing from Another World" (1951). Franz was a familiar presence on the TV screen as well as at the movies. He was one of the stars of the short-lived medical drama "Breaking Point" (1963), playing close to his usual type as the clinical director of the show's hospital.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Panic on the 5:22 Jerome Hartford (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Brotherhood of the Bell Dr. Konstantin Horvathy (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 50% Cyborg 2087 Prof. Sigmund Marx (Character) - 1967
77% 78% The President's Analyst Ethan Allen Cocket (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 17% Beauty and the Beast Orsini (Character) - 1963
62% 76% Hatari! Dr. Sanderson (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fiercest Heart Hugo Baumon (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Francis of Assisi Pietro Bernardone (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 71% The Story of Ruth Jehoam (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 26% The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake Jonathan Drake (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Certain Smile M. Vallon (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last of the Fast Guns Padre Jose (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Day of the Bad Man Andrew Owens (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man Afraid Carl Simmons (Character) - 1957
88% 87% The Ten Commandments Jethro (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three for Jamie Dawn Anton Karek (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 50% The Burning Hills Jacob Lantz (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 38% Lady Godiva King Edward (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 40% The Last Command Lorenzo de Quesada (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 62% White Feather Chief Broken Hand (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 35% The Indian Fighter Red Cloud (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 42% Beachhead Bouchard (Character) - 1954
43% 33% Sign of the Pagan Astrologer (Character) - 1954
92% 60% Broken Lance Two Moons (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 59% Dream Wife Khan (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 33% Latin Lovers Dr. Lionel Y. Newman (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 0% The Jazz Singer Cantor David Golding (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Everything I Have Is Yours Phil Meisner (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 14% One Minute to Zero Dr. Gustav Engstrand (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 33% Because You're Mine Albert Parkson Foster (Character) - 1952
71% 61% The Desert Fox Col. Klaus von Stauffenberg (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 63% The Great Caruso Giulio Gatti-Casazza (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Molly Alexander "Abie" Abel (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Vicious Years Emilio Rossi (Character) - 1950
83% 56% The Magnificent Yankee Judge Louis Brandeis (Character) - 1950
80% 68% Francis Col. Plepper (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 10% Outpost in Morocco Emir of Bel-Rashad (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 70% Madame Bovary Roualt (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Iron Curtain Maj. Semyon Kulin (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 49% Wake of the Red Witch Harmenszoon Van Schreeven (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 54% Hollow Triumph Frederick Muller (Character) - 1948

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1982 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paper Chase Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bionic Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Unknown (Guest Star) 1976 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Leo Steiner (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Amos Cartwright (Guest Star) 1974 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rookies Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Apple's Way H.J. Swanson (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Adam's Rib Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Assignment: Vienna Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Interns Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Dr. Harris (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet 12 O'Clock High Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Edward Roland (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Man Called Shenandoah Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Dr. William Raymer (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dick Powell Theatre Unknown (Character) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1962 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Rabbi (Character) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
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) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Startime Unknown (Character) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The David Niven Show Prisoner Anton Helg (Character) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zorro Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Restless Gun David Marcus (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1958 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 20th Century-Fox Hour Unknown (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marshal Dillon Unknown (Guest Star) 1956

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