Don Francks

A man of many talents, Dan Francks (also known as Iron Buffalo) has earned a reputation as an actor, poet, drummer, activist, and jazz musician. Born on February 28, 1932, in Vancouver, Francks began his entertainment ... Read more »
Born: 02/28/1932 in Vancouver, British Columbia, CA

Filmography

Actor (58)

Hemlock Grove 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

I'm Not There 2007 (Movie)

Hobo joe (Actor)

Atomic Betty: The No-L Nine 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Voice

Lie With Me 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Relic Hunter 1999 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

La Femme Nikita 1996 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Bad Dog 1998 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Mythic Warriors: Guardians of the Legend 1998 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

The True Meaning of Crumbfest 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Mr. Music 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Seasons of Love 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Dinner at Fred's 1998 (Movie)

Gus (Actor)

Summer of the Monkeys 1998 (Movie)

Bayliss Hatcher (Actor)

Bogus 1996 (Movie)

Dr Surprise (Actor)

Degree of Guilt 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Harriet the Spy 1996 (Movie)

Harrison Withers (Actor)

Heck's Way Home 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Werewolf of Fever Swamp 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Johnny Mnemonic 1995 (Movie)

Hooky (Actor)

The Possession of Michael D. 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Cadillacs and Dinosaurs 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Voice

Paint Cans 1994 (Movie)

Maitland Burns (Actor)

Secret Service 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Quiet Killer 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Alf 1988 - 1991 (Tv Show)

Voice

Swamp Thing 1990 - 1991 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Care Bears Family 1986 - 1988 (TV Show)

Voice

The Big Town 1987 (Movie)

Carl Hooker (Actor)

Droids: The Adventures of R2-D2 and C-3PO 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Voice

Ewoks 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Voice

Those Roos Boys and Friends 1986 (Movie)

of Len Roos (Voice)

Terminal Choice 1985 (Movie)

Chauncey Rand (Actor)

Fish Hawk 1981 (Movie)

Deut (Actor)

Heavy Metal 1981 (Movie)

of Barbarian (Voice)

My Bloody Valentine 1981 (Movie)

Chief Newby (Actor)

Rock & Rule 1981 (Movie)

(Actor)

Fast Company 1979 (Movie)

Elder (Actor)

Summer's Children 1978 (Movie)

Albert (Actor)

McCabe & Mrs. Miller 1971 (Movie)

Buffalo--One of Sheehan's People (Actor)

Finian's Rainbow 1968 (Movie)

Woody Mahoney (Actor)

Jericho 1966 - 1967 (TV Show)

Actor

A Killing Spring (TV Show)

Actor

A Prayer in the Dark (TV Show)

Actor

A Vow to Kill (TV Show)

Actor

Countdown to Looking Glass (TV Show)

Actor

First Degree (TV Show)

Actor

Hollywood Babylon (TV Show)

Narrator

Hot Paint (TV Show)

Actor

Madonna: Innocence Lost (TV Show)

Actor

Moment of Truth (TV Show)

Actor

The Christmas Wife (TV Show)

Actor

The Conspiracy of Fear (TV Show)

Actor

The Deliverance of Elaine (TV Show)

Actor

The Diviners (TV Show)

Actor

The Great Defender (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A man of many talents, Dan Francks (also known as Iron Buffalo) has earned a reputation as an actor, poet, drummer, activist, and jazz musician. Born on February 28, 1932, in Vancouver, Francks began his entertainment career at age 11 in vaudeville and summer stock. After working as a vocalist in radio, he made the transition to television in 1954 on "Burns Chuckwagon from the Stampede Corral". By 1959, he'd landed a spot as a series regular on "R.C.M.P." He worked in TV steadily throughout the '60s, including a recurring role on "Jericho", a show which was cancelled after "Batman" defeated it soundly in its timeslot. In film, his first big role came in 1968's Francis Ford Coppola's "Finian's Rainbow", in which he co-starred with screen legend Fred Astaire. The film failed to launch Francks, and he moved with his wife, Lili Francks, a member of the Plains Cree First Nation, to the Red Pheasant Indian Reserve near North Battleford, Saskatchewan, where he became an honorary Cree and earned the name Iron Buffalo. In the '80s, Francks explored voice work, and added his vocals to more than 60 episodes of the popular kids cartoon "Inspector Gadget", on which his daughter, Cree Summer, voiced the precocious Penny. In a career that has spanned five decades, Francks has landed more than 130 roles on film and television, but is best remembered for his work as Walter, the loyal munitions head, of the long-running espionage series "La Femme Nikita".

SIMILAR ARTICLES