Eduard Franz

Actor
For quite some time in the 1950s and the 1960s, if producers wanted a brainy character actor, the man they called was Eduard Franz. His intellectual mien helped him land such roles--and they're generally what he's ... Read more »
Born: 10/31/1902 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Filmography

Actor (39)

The President's Analyst 2008 (Movie)

Ethan Allen Cooket (Actor)

Panic on the 5:22 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Johnny Got His Gun 1971 (Movie)

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Breaking Point 1963 - 1964 (TV Show)

Actor

Beauty and the Beast 1961 (Movie)

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Francis of Assisi 1961 (Movie)

Pietro (Actor)

Hatari! 1961 (Movie)

Dr Sanderson (Actor)

The Fiercest Heart 1961 (Movie)

Hugo Bauman (Actor)

The Story of Ruth 1960 (Movie)

Jehoam (Actor)

A Certain Smile 1958 (Movie)

M Vallon (Actor)

Day of the Badman 1958 (Movie)

Andrew Owens (Actor)

The Burning Hills 1956 (Movie)

Jacob Lantz (Actor)

The Ten Commandments 1956 (Movie)

Jethro (Actor)

The Indian Fighter 1955 (Movie)

Red Cloud (Actor)

The Last Command 1955 (Movie)

Lorenzo de Quesada (Actor)

White Feather 1955 (Movie)

Chief Broken Hand (Actor)

Beachhead 1954 (Movie)

Bouchard (Actor)

Broken Lance 1954 (Movie)

Two Moons (Actor)

Lady Godiva 1954 (Movie)

King Edward (Actor)

Sign of the Pagan 1954 (Movie)

Astrologer (Actor)

Dream Wife 1953 (Movie)

Khan (Actor)

Latin Lovers 1953 (Movie)

Dr Lionel Y Newman (Actor)

The Jazz Singer 1953 (Movie)

Cantor Golding (Actor)

The Thing 1951 (Movie)

Dr Stern (Actor)

Francis 1950 (Movie)

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Wake of the Red Witch 1948 (Movie)

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Everything I Have Is Yours (Movie)

Phil Meisner (Actor)

Madame Bovary (Movie)

Roualt (Actor)

Oh, You Beautiful Doll (Movie)

Gottfried Steiner (Actor)

One Minute to Zero (Movie)

Dr. Gustav Engstrand (Actor)

Outpost in Morocco (Movie)

Emir of Bel-Rashad (Actor)

Shadow in the Sky (Movie)

The Doctor (Actor)

The Brotherhood of the Bell (TV Show)

Actor

The Desert Fox (Movie)

Col. Klaus Von Stauffenberg (Actor)

The Great Caruso (Movie)

Giulio Gatti-Casazza (Actor)

The Iron Curtain (Movie)

Major Kulin (Actor)

The Magnificent Yankee (Movie)

Judge Louis Brandeis (Actor)

Whirlpool (Movie)

Martin Avery (Actor)

Biography

For quite some time in the 1950s and the 1960s, if producers wanted a brainy character actor, the man they called was Eduard Franz. His intellectual mien helped him land such roles--and they're generally what he's remembered for. Nevertheless, Franz was a versatile performer and played a wide range of characters in his nearly 50-year-long career. Franz had highly visible roles in such big-budget film offerings as the 1956 biblical epic "The Ten Commandments", directed by Cecil B. DeMille, in which he played Moses's father-in-law, Jethro. He put his musical abilities to work as a very different Jew: cantor David Golding, the disapproving father of the title character in the 1952 adaptation of "The Jazz Singer". Closer to the type of roles Franz usually played was the analytical Dr. Stern, one of the small crew of military men fighting an alien in "The Thing from Another World" (1951). Franz was a familiar presence on the TV screen as well as at the movies. He was one of the stars of the short-lived medical drama "Breaking Point" (1963), playing close to his usual type as the clinical director of the show's hospital.

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