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James Franciscus

Highest Rated:   100% Marooned (1969)
Lowest Rated:   0% When Time Ran Out (1980)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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 L'Ultimo squalo (The Last Shark) (Great White)
  • Peter Benton
1981
No Score Yet Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy
  • John F. Kennedy
1981
No Score Yet Night Kill
  • Steve Fuller
1980
55% 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
11% Jonathan Livingston Seagull
  • Jonathan Livingston Seagull
1973
No Score Yet Jane Eyre
  • Producer
1971
73% The Cat o' Nine Tails (Il gatto a nove code)
  • Carlo Giordani
1971
No Score Yet Hell Boats
  • Lt. Comdr. Jeffords
1970
41% Beneath The Planet Of The Apes
  • Brent
1970
100% Marooned
  • Clayton Stone
1969
75% The Valley of Gwangi
  • Tuck
1969
No Score Yet Heidi
  • Producer
1968
No Score Yet Snow Treasure
  • Kalasch
1968
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

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Mueller
  • 1959

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