Fran Kranz

Fran Kranz

Highest Rated: 95% Mass (2021)

Lowest Rated: 15% The Dark Tower (2017)

Birthday: Jul 13, 1981

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

While attending Harvard-Westlake High School in Los Angeles, Fran Kranz made his onscreen debut in a 1998 episode of "Frasier" and later appeared alongside real-life classmate Jake Gyllenhaal in the cult fantasy drama "Donnie Darko." An alum of improv and sketch-comedy troupes, he subsequently furthered his film career with appearances as various nerds, klutzes, and slackers in feature comedies such as "Orange County" and "Matchstick Men." After parodying his own young-star status as the exceedingly on-the-nose performer Zach Harper in the industry satire "The TV Set," Kranz earned his first starring role with "Welcome to the Captain," a single-camera sitcom about a blossoming writer's move into a legendary Hollywood apartment building. The ratings-challenged series came to a quick end when Kranz found the opportunity to work with celebrated writer-producer Joss Whedon on the sci-fi drama "Dollhouse." As Topher Brink, one of the series' central characters, Kranz explored the sort of complex themes of amorality, guilt, and redemption that his earlier roles didn't allow. The actor collaborated with Whedon again, along with director/co-writer Drew Goddard, on the comedic horror film "The Cabin in the Woods." Though the production was shot in 2009, it wasn't released until three years later, yet the inventive and witty movie still achieved commercial and critical success. Sticking with Whedon, Kranz also turned up in his low-budget version of the Shakespeare comedy "Much Ado About Nothing."

Highest rated movies

The Cabin in the Woods
Much Ado About Nothing
Donnie Darko Jungleland
Bloodsucking Bastards
A Midsummer Night's Dream
The TV Set
You Might Be the Killer




95% 90% Mass Director,
$145.0K 2021
74% 50% Jungleland Buck Noble (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fanboy Jeremiah Brennan (Character) - 2019
60% 47% You Might Be the Killer Sam (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 61% The Truth About Lies Gilby Smalls (Character) - 2017
15% 44% The Dark Tower Pimli (Character) $50.7M 2017
65% 67% A Midsummer Night's Dream Bottom (Character),
- 2017
43% 27% Rebirth Kyle (Character) - 2016
31% 30% Mojave Bob (Character) - 2015
67% 48% Bloodsucking Bastards Evan (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Seven Lovers Brian (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lord of Catan Penis (Character) - 2014
27% 29% Murder of a Cat Clinton Moisey (Character) - 2014
50% 36% The Living Teddy (Character) $5.1K 2014
38% 34% Last Weekend Sean Oakes (Character) $6.1K 2014
No Score Yet 25% Lust for Love Astor (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 62% Putzel Salmon Guy (Character) - 2012
86% 77% Much Ado About Nothing Claudio (Character) $4.3M 2012
92% 74% The Cabin in the Woods Marty (Character) $42.0M 2011
No Score Yet 27% Don't Fade Away Unknown (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Homeland Arne (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 77% Shades of Ray Sal Garfinkle (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 29% Wieners Joel (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 28% Careless Unknown (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 42% Whirlygirl Freddie (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 43% The Night of the White Pants Millian Hagan (Character) - 2006
64% 58% The TV Set Zach Harper (Character) $265.6K 2006
No Score Yet 56% Admissions James (Character) - 2004
43% 57% The Village Christop Crane (Character) $114.2M 2004
86% 80% Donnie Darko Passenger (Character) $205.8K 2001


92% 93% Julia Russ (Character) 2022
No Score Yet 82% Major Crimes Unknown (Guest Star) 2017
95% 89% Elementary Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
93% 91% The Good Wife Eugene (Guest Star) 2013
71% 83% Dollhouse Topher Brink (Character) 2009-2010
No Score Yet 80% Private Practice Brian (Guest Star) 2008
35% No Score Yet Welcome to the Captain Josh Flug (Character) 2008
95% 94% Frasier Aaron (Guest Star) 1998