Ivor Francis

Ivor Francis

Highest Rated: 86% The Night Strangler (1973)

Lowest Rated: 57% The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975)

Birthday: Oct 26, 1918

Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Born in the early years of the 20th century, Canadian actor Ivor Francis found success on the stage and radio long before he appeared on television or film. He made his way stateside after serving in the Royal Air Force during World War II, and lent his voice to the long-running radio drama "Ma Perkins" as Joe, her son. He appeared in several shows on Broadway, but had his sights set on California. Francis took nearly 100 roles in his 23 years as a professional actor, embodying a cornucopia of unique characters. In 1973, he starred opposite a post-"Gilligan's Island" Bob Denver in the where's-the-wagon-train comedy, "Dusty's Trail," and nabbed a recurring role as Mr. Kenneth Dragen in the innovative high school drama "Room 222." He also appeared multiple times on the NYPD sitcom "Barney Miller" and the medical serial, "Quincy M.E.." In film, Francis played a priest in the acclaimed 1970 romance "Pieces of Dreams" and psychiatrist to Jack Lemmon in the dark comedy "The Prisoner of Second Avenue." Francis shared his technique with other would-be performers as instructor of the Ivor Francis Actors Workshop in Hollywood. He also raised an actress himself; his daughter Genie Francis portrayed iconic soap opera heroine Laura Spencer for several years on "General Hospital."

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 13% Alien Zone The Mortician (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 41% The Amazing Spider-Man Professor Noah Tyler (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spider-Man Professor Noah Tyler (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 18% The Wackiest Wagon Train in the West Mr. Carter Brookhaven (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Return of the World's Greatest Detective Spiner (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet McNaughton's Daughter Judge (Character) - 1976
57% 67% The Prisoner of Second Avenue Psychiatrist (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 33% Superdad Dr. Skinner (Character) - 1974
86% 84% The Night Strangler Dr. Webb (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Outrage Judge Cox (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Eyes of Charles Sand Doctor Ballard (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Child Doctor Young (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Killer by Night Prof. Langley (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunters Are for Killing Carl Farnell (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pieces of Dreams Father Paul Schaeffer (Character) - 1970

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barney Miller Dr. Otto Travis (Guest Star) 1982 1978 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jeffersons Mr. Whittendale (Guest Star) 1982 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Benson Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Unknown (Guest Star) 1979-1980 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Day at a Time Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Six Million Dollar Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Starsky and Hutch Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happy Days Dr. Ed Castle (Guest Star) 1974
100% No Score Yet Kolchak: The Night Stalker Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kung Fu Unknown (Character) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Partridge Family Prof. Boone (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Adam's Rib Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Room 222 Unknown (Guest Star) 1969-1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maude Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Dr. Leland Forrester (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Arthur Pearson (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1971 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Good Life Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mary Tyler Moore Show Father Flint (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Flying Nun Unknown (Guest Star) 1969-1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here Come the Brides Barnum (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Dream of Jeannie Ormandy (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Get Smart Unknown (Guest Star) 1969

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