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      Ivor Francis

      Ivor Francis

      Highest Rated: 100% 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."

      Highest rated movies

      The Night Strangler poster
      The Night Strangler
      The Prisoner of Second Avenue poster
      The Prisoner of Second Avenue

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      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 11% Alien Zone The Mortician (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet 53% 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 17% 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% 68% The Prisoner of Second Avenue Psychiatrist (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet 36% Superdad Dr. Skinner (Character) - 1974
      100% 86% 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 Killer by Night Prof. Langley (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Child Doctor Young (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Pieces of Dreams Father Paul Schaeffer (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunters Are for Killing Carl Farnell (Character) - 1970

      TV

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      No Score Yet 100% Barney Miller Dr. Otto Travis (Guest Star) 1976 1978 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jeffersons Mr. Whittendale (Guest Star) 1975 1982
      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) 1975 1979-1980
      No Score Yet 100% One Day at a Time Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
      No Score Yet 92% Little House on the Prairie Varnum (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 60% Happy Days Dr. Ed Castle (Guest Star) 1974
      100% 89% Kolchak: The Night Stalker Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
      No Score Yet 100% Kung Fu Unknown (Character) 1974
      No Score Yet 50% 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 100% Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1969 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Good Life Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
      No Score Yet 100% 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 25% I Dream of Jeannie Ormandy (Guest Star) 1969
      No Score Yet 50% Get Smart Unknown (Guest Star) 1969