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Arthur Franz

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Arthur Franz (February 29, 1920 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey – June 17, 2006) was a B-movie actor whose most notable role was as Lieutenant, Junior Grade H. Paynter, Jr. in The Caine Mutiny. He also appeared in Roseanna McCoy (1949), Invaders from Mars (1953), Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951) and The Unholy Wife (1957), among others. In The Sniper (1952), he played a rare movie lead in the film's title role as a tormented killer. In addition to films, Franz was a familiar face on American television, appearing on dozen of television programs including Crossroads, Perry Mason, The F.B.I., The Mod Squad, Custer, The Virginian and Rawhide. Franz portrayed Congressman Charles A. Halleck in the 1974, made for TV film, The Missiles of October. Franz's last film role was in That Championship Season in 1982. Franz's interest in acting developed when he was a high school student. During World War II, Franz served as a B-24 Liberator navigator in the United States Army Air Forces. He was shot down over Romania and incarcerated in a POW camp, from which he escaped. Franz died in Oxnard, California at the age of 86 from emphysema and heart disease. Description above from the Wikipedia article Arthur Franz, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Feb 29, 1920 In Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Jungle Patrol 1948-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie That Championship Season 1982-12-09
Known For
Poster of Hawaii Five-O
Poster of The Virginian
Poster of World of Giants
Poster of Perry Mason
Movie That Championship Season Macken 1982-12-09
Movie The Amazing Howard Hughes Barnes 1977-04-13
Movie Legend of Loch Ness Narrator 1976-01-01
Movie Sisters of Death Edmond Clybourn 1976-04-18
Movie The 'Human' Factor Gen. Fuller 1975-01-01
Movie Murder or Mercy Dr. Raymond Eckworth 1974-04-10
Movie So Long, Blue Boy Ed Rilke 1973-11-13
Series Police Story Unknown 1973-03-20
Series The Rookies Unknown 1972-09-11
Series The Waltons Unknown 1972-09-14
Movie The Million Dollar Duck Prosecutor (uncredited) 1971-06-30
Series Cannon Unknown 1971-09-14
Series Primus Unknown 1971-09-15
Movie Dream No Evil John 1970-01-01
Series McCloud Unknown 1970-02-17
Movie Anzio Maj. Gen. Luke Howard 1968-07-24
Movie The Sweet Ride Army Psychiatrist 1968-06-12
Series Hawaii Five-O Unknown 1968-09-20
Series The Outcasts Unknown 1968-09-23
Series The Mod Squad Unknown 1968-09-24
Series Land of the Giants Dr. Franzen 1968-09-22
Series Lancer Unknown 1968-09-24
Series The Invaders Capt. Jim Trent 1967-01-10
Series Custer Unknown 1967-09-06
Series Mannix Unknown 1967-09-16
Series Tarzan Unknown 1966-09-08
Movie Alvarez Kelly Capt. Towers 1966-10-06
Series Mission: Impossible Unknown 1966-09-17
Series The F.B.I. Unknown 1965-09-19
Series Profiles in Courage Unknown 1964-11-08
Movie The Carpetbaggers Morrissey 1964-04-08
Series The Bing Crosby Show Unknown 1964-09-14
Series The Fugitive Bus Driver 1963-09-17
Series Mr. Novak Unknown 1963-09-24
Series Saints and Sinners Everett Harper 1962-09-17
Series The Virginian Unknown 1962-09-19
Series Ichabod and Me Unknown 1961-09-26
Series Checkmate Unknown 1960-09-17
Series World of Giants Unknown 1959-09-05
Series One Step Beyond Kevin Stacy 1959-01-20
Series Men into Space Unknown 1959-09-30
Series Rawhide Unknown 1959-01-09
Series The Alaskans Unknown 1959-10-04
Movie The Atomic Submarine Richard "Reef" Holloway 1959-11-29
Series Hawaiian Eye Unknown 1959-10-07
Series Bourbon Street Beat Unknown 1959-10-05
Movie The Flame Barrier Dave Hollister 1958-04-02
Series Wanted: Dead or Alive Unknown 1958-09-06
Movie The Young Lions Lt. Green 1958-04-02
Series 77 Sunset Strip Unknown 1958-10-10
Movie Monster on the Campus Donald Blake 1958-12-17
Movie Hellcats of the Navy Lt. Cmdr. Don Landon (XO, USS Starfish) 1957-05-01
Movie The Unholy Wife Father Stephen Hochen 1957-06-24
Movie Back from the Dead Dick Anthony 1957-08-12
Movie The Devil's Hairpin Danny Rhinegold 1957-10-04
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Movie Beyond a Reasonable Doubt Bob Hale 1956-09-13
Series Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater Unknown 1956-10-05
Movie Once to Every Woman David 1956-03-01
Movie Running Target Scott 1956-11-01
Movie The Wild Party Lt. Arthur Mitchell 1956-12-21
Movie New Orleans Uncensored Dan Corbett 1955-03-01
Movie Battle Taxi Lt. Pete Stacey 1955-01-03
Series The Millionaire Unknown 1955-01-19
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Movie Bobby Ware Is Missing George Ware 1955-10-23
Series The 20th Century Fox Hour Unknown 1955-10-05
Movie The Caine Mutiny Lt. JG H. Paynter Jr. 1954-06-23
Series The Whistler Unknown 1954-07-13
Series Climax! Unknown 1954-10-07
Movie The Steel Cage Chaplain Harvey, segment "The Face" 1954-12-01
Movie Flight Nurse Capt. Mike Barnes 1953-11-15
Movie Three Lives Self 1953-01-01
Movie Invaders from Mars Dr. Stuart Kelston 1953-04-22
Movie Bad for Each Other Dr. Jim Crowley 1953-12-24
Movie The Eddie Cantor Story Harry Harris 1953-12-25
Series This Is Your Life Unknown 1952-10-01
Movie Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder Phil Young 1952-03-01
Movie The Sniper Eddie Miller 1952-05-09
Series Cavalcade of America Unknown 1952-10-01
Series Omnibus Unknown 1952-11-09
Movie The Member of the Wedding Jarvis Addams 1952-12-25
Movie Eight Iron Men Carter 1952-12-01
Movie Strictly Dishonorable Henry Greene 1951-07-03
Movie Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man Tommy Nelson 1951-04-12
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Movie Submarine Command Lt. Arnie Carlson 1951-11-01
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Movie Flight to Mars Dr. Jim Barker 1951-11-11
Series Robert Montgomery Presents Unknown 1950-01-30
Movie Sands of Iwo Jima Cpl. Robert C. Dunne / Narrator 1950-01-01
Movie Tarnished Bud Dolliver 1950-02-28
Movie Three Secrets Paul Radin 1950-10-20
Movie Red Stallion In The Rockies Thad Avery 1949-05-02
Series The Lone Ranger Nat Parker 1949-09-15
Movie Red Light Jess Torno 1949-09-30
Movie Roseanna McCoy Thad Wilkins 1949-10-12
Movie Jungle Patrol Lt. 'Mace' Willard 1948-01-01
Series Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07
Series The Philco Television Playhouse Unknown 1948-10-03