James Franciscus

James Franciscus

Highest Rated: 86% Marooned (1969)

Lowest Rated: 0% When Time Ran Out (1980)

Birthday: Jan 31, 1934

Birthplace: Not Available

Missouri-born James Franciscus attended Yale University, where one of his fellow students was future talkshow host Dick Cavett. Franciscus came to the attention of casting directors after starring in a student musical adaptation of The Great Gatsby. He went into summer stock then in 1956 made his first film appearance in Four Boys and a Gun (1956). While few of Franciscus' film appearances were remarkable, he was probably at his best as Tony Curtis' army buddy in the 1961 Ira Hayes biopic The Outsider. Franciscus' fame rests on his TV work: he was starred in several series from 1959 onward, most notably as an idealistic young high-school teacher in Mr. Novak (1963-65) and as a visually handicapped detective in Longstreet (1971-72). His preppie good looks enabled James Franciscus to successfully portray JFK in the 1980 TV movie Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, as well as a clef President "James Cassidy" in the Jackie/Onassis derivation The Greek Tycoon (1979).

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Secret Weapons Colonel Victor Khudenko 1985
No Score Yet Il Mondo dell'orrore di Dario Argento (Dario Argento's World of Horror) Actor 1985
No Score Yet Butterfly Moke Blue 1982
No Score Yet Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy John F. Kennedy 1981
No Score Yet Night Kill Steve Fuller 1980
50% The Hunter Actor 1980
0% When Time Ran Out Bob Spangler 1980
No Score Yet Good Guys Wear Black Conrad Morgan 1978
No Score Yet Concorde Affair Actor 1978
No Score Yet The Greek Tycoon President James Cassidy 1978
No Score Yet Killer Fish Paul Diller 1978
No Score Yet City on Fire Jimbo 1978
No Score Yet Puzzle Harry Scott 1978
No Score Yet The Hunter Actor 1977
No Score Yet The Amazing Dobermans Lucky 1976
No Score Yet Man Inside Actor 1976
No Score Yet One of My Wives Is Missing Daniel Corban 1975
8% Jonathan Livingston Seagull Jonathan Livingston Seagull 1973
No Score Yet Jane Eyre Producer 1971
81% The Cat o' Nine Tails (Il gatto a nove code) Carlo Giordani 1971
No Score Yet Hell Boats Lt. Comdr. Jeffords 1970
38% Beneath The Planet Of The Apes Brent 1970
86% Marooned Clayton Stone 1969
78% The Valley of Gwangi Tuck 1969
No Score Yet Heidi Producer 1968
No Score Yet Snow Treasure Kalasch 1968
No Score Yet Youngblood Hawke Youngblood Hawke 1964
No Score Yet Miracle of the White Stallions Maj. Hoffman 1963
No Score Yet The Outsider Pvt. James B. Sorenson 1961
No Score Yet I Passed for White Rick Leyton 1960


No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Kendall William Tyree 1961
No Score Yet Rawhide
Nye 1960
No Score Yet Father Knows Best
Gas-Station Owner 1959
80% The Twilight Zone
Mueller 1959


Tuck says: Well, you don't seem very glad to see me, Champ.

Champ says: About as glad as a dying mule to see a vulture.

Rowdy says: In all my travels I never seen anything like that two-ton lizard. If we could just get him back alive.

Tuck says: Yeah, the only thing I want to get back alive is me.

Prof. Horace Bromley says: I can't go now!

Tuck says: Professor, there's a big lizard back there and he's heading this way. Now get aboard!