Ivor Francis

Born in the early years of the 20th century, Canadian actor Ivor Francis found success on the stage and radio long before he appeared on television or film. He made his way stateside after serving in the Royal Air Force ... Read more »
Born: 10/26/1918 in Toronto, Ontario, CA

Filmography

Actor (32)

The Home Front 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

The Waltons 1972 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Nero Wolfe 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The North Avenue Irregulars 1979 (Movie)

Reverend Wainwright (Actor)

Snavely 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Spider-Man 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

McNaughton's Daughter 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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State Fair 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Busting 1974 (Movie)

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Dusty's Trail 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Outrage! 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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Room 222 1969 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Superdad 1974 (Movie)

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The Prisoner of Second Avenue 1974 (Movie)

Psychiatrist (Actor)

The World's Greatest Athlete 1973 (Movie)

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Bright Promise 1969 - 1972 (TV Show)

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Dark Shadows 1965 - 1971 (TV Show)

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The Late Liz 1971 (Movie)

Dr Murray (Actor)

Hunters Are For Killing 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

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In Name Only 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

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The Steagle 1970 (Movie)

Clergyman (Actor)

I Love My Wife 1969 (Movie)

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Pieces of Dreams 1969 (Movie)

Father Paul Schaeffer (Actor)

A Tiger Walks 1963 (Movie)

Mr Wilson (Actor)

Killer By Night (TV Show)

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The Eyes of Charles Sand (TV Show)

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The Last Child (TV Show)

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The Night Strangler (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Born in the early years of the 20th century, Canadian actor Ivor Francis found success on the stage and radio long before he appeared on television or film. He made his way stateside after serving in the Royal Air Force during World War II, and lent his voice to the long-running radio drama "Ma Perkins" as Joe, her son. He appeared in several shows on Broadway, but had his sights set on California. Francis took nearly 100 roles in his 23 years as a professional actor, embodying a cornucopia of unique characters. In 1973, he starred opposite a post-"Gilligan's Island" Bob Denver in the where's-the-wagon-train comedy, "Dusty's Trail", and nabbed a recurring role as Mr. Kenneth Dragen in the innovative high school drama "Room 222". He also appeared multiple times on the NYPD sitcom "Barney Miller" and the medical serial, "Quincy M.E.". In film, Francis played a priest in the acclaimed 1970 romance "Pieces of Dreams" and psychiatrist to Jack Lemmon in the dark comedy "The Prisoner of Second Avenue". Francis shared his technique with other would-be performers as instructor of the Ivor Francis Actors Workshop in Hollywood. He also raised an actress himself; his daughter Genie Francis portrayed iconic soap opera heroine Laura Spencer for several years on "General Hospital".

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