Arthur Franz

Actor
Best known as a 1950's B-movie actor, Arthur Franz first showed an interest in acting while in high school. Like many in the movie making industry, Franz served in the military during World War II. He was a B-24 ... Read more »
Born: 02/29/1920 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (44)

That Championship Season 1982 (Movie)

Macken (Actor)

The Last Hurrah 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Sisters of Death 1976 (Movie)

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The Human Factor 1974 (Movie)

General Fuller (Actor)

So Long, Blue Boy 1972 (Movie)

Ed Rilke (Actor)

Anzio 1968 (Movie)

General Howard (Actor)

The Nurses 1965 - 1967 (TV Show)

Actor

The Sweet Ride 1967 (Movie)

Army Psychiatrist (Actor)

Alvarez Kelly 1966 (Movie)

Captain Towers (Actor)

Profiles in Courage 1964 - 1965 (TV Show)

Actor

The Carpetbaggers 1963 (Movie)

Morrissey (Actor)

The Atomic Submarine 1959 (Movie)

Reef (Actor)

Man of Fear 1957 - 1958 (TV Show)

Actor

Monster on the Campus 1958 (Movie)

Donald Blake (Actor)

The Young Lions 1958 (Movie)

Lieutenant Green (Actor)

Woman Obsessed 1958 (Movie)

Tom Sharron (Actor)

Crossroads 1955 - 1957 (TV Show)

Actor

Four Star Playhouse 1952 - 1957 (TV Show)

Actor

Hellcats of the Navy 1957 (Movie)

Lieutenant Commander Don Landon (Actor)

The Flame Barrier 1957 (Movie)

Dave Hollister (Actor)

The Unholy Wife 1957 (Movie)

Reverend Stephen Hochen (Actor)

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt 1956 (Movie)

Hale (Actor)

The Wild Party 1956 (Movie)

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Battle Taxi 1954 (Movie)

Lieutenant Pete Stacy (Actor)

The Caine Mutiny 1954 (Movie)

Lieutenant Paynter (Actor)

Bad For Each Other 1953 (Movie)

Dr Jim Crowley (Actor)

Invaders From Mars 1953 (Movie)

Dr Stuart Kelston (Actor)

Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder 1952 (Movie)

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The Member Of The Wedding 1952 (Movie)

Jarvis Addams (Actor)

Sands of Iwo Jima 1950 (Movie)

Cpl. Robert Dunne / Narrator (Actor)

Three Secrets 1950 (Movie)

Paul Radin (Actor)

The Doctor and the Girl 1949 (Movie)

Dr. Harvey L. Kenmore (Actor)

Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (Movie)

Tommy Nelson (Actor)

Bogie (TV Show)

Actor

Flight to Mars (Movie)

Dr. Jim Barker (Actor)

Jennifer: A Woman's Story (TV Show)

Actor

Jungle Patrol (Movie)

Mace (Actor)

Murder or Mercy (TV Show)

Actor

Red Light (Movie)

Jess Torno (Actor)

Roseanna McCoy (Movie)

Thad Wilkins (Actor)

The Amazing Howard Hughes (TV Show)

Actor

The Member of the Wedding (Movie)

Jarvis (Actor)

The Missiles of October (TV Show)

Actor

The Sniper (Movie)

Eddie Miller (Actor)

Biography

Best known as a 1950's B-movie actor, Arthur Franz first showed an interest in acting while in high school. Like many in the movie making industry, Franz served in the military during World War II. He was a B-24 Liberator navigator in the United States Army Air Force. Shot down over Romania, he was thrown into an enemy POW camp, from which he managed to escape. Upon returning to the states he pursued an acting career with relish, and broke into film in 1948 as Lieutenant 'Mace' Willard in "Jungle Patrol." The following year, Franz appeared in six films, most of them B-movies. By the '50s he had built a reputation as a solid actor for genre films, and was cast steadily. In 1952, his title character in "The Sniper" terrorized the city of San Francisco, brutally shooting down women after being rebuffed by the object of his affection. In a career that spanned three decades, Franz landed numerous notable roles, yet his most acclaimed is undoubtedly Lt. JG H. Paynter Jr. in the maritime drama "The Caine Mutiny." After making over 140 appearances in television and film, Franz retired in 1982. He died 24 years later at the age of 86.

Relationships

Child
had three by previous relationships

Daughter
mother, Doreen Lang

Doreen Lang

Wife
died on April 21, 1999 at age 81

EDUCATION

Blue Ridge College

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