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James Franciscus

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. James Grover Franciscus (January 31, 1934 – July 8, 1991) was an American actor. He was born in Clayton, Missouri. His first major role was as Detective Jim Halloran in the half-hour version of ABC's The Naked City television series. Franciscus was thereafter the lead star in the 13-week series The Investigators, which aired on CBS from October 5 to December 28, 1961. He played the insurance investigator Russ Andrews, with James Philbrook as a co-star. Franciscus also appeared in the role of Tom Grover in the 1961 episode "The Empty Heart" of CBS anthology series The DuPont Show with June Allyson. He performed in many feature films and television programs throughout the 1960s and 1970s, including a minor role in an episode of The Twilight Zone titled Judgment Night in 1959. In 1963, he appeared as Mike Norris in the episode "Hang By One Hand" on the NBC medical drama about psychiatry, The Eleventh Hour, Combat! and Miracle of the White Stallions. Franciscus may be best-remembered for his title roles in two television series, NBC's Mr. Novak (1963–65) and ABC's Longstreet (1971–72), and for his vocal performance in the big-screen version of Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1973). In 1976, he starred in the TV series, Hunter, a series about espionage in which he played a secret agent. He was also frequently seen in feature films of the 1960s and 1970s such as Snow Treasure, The Amazing Dobermans, Marooned, Beneath the Planet of the Apes, City on Fire, When Time Ran Out and The Valley of Gwangi. Over the years, Franciscus found film work with Italian cinema. In 1971 he accepted the lead role in Dario Argento's second film, The Cat o' Nine Tails. 1979 saw him appear in Antonio Margheriti's Killer Fish, and in 1980 he starred in director Enzo G. Castellari's notorious Jaws rip-off, Great White. He continued appearing in roles on the screen and television. When less important roles were offered Franciscus turned to writing screenplays and producing. In 1991, the year of his death, he worked as an associate producer and screenwriter on the movie 29th Street starring Anthony LaPaglia and Danny Aiello; it was his final project. Description above from the Wikipedia article James Franciscus, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Jan 31, 1934 In Clayton, Missouri, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Studio One 1948-11-07
Latest Project:
Movie Secret Weapons 1985-03-03
Known For
Poster of OperaciĆ³n Concorde
Poster of Under the Law: The Hitchhike
Poster of Longstreet
Poster of Barcos del infierno
Movie Secret Weapons Victor Khudenko 1985-03-03
Movie Great Transport John Mason 1983-07-04
Movie La marca de la mariposa Moke Blue 1982-02-05
Movie El último tiburón Peter Benton 1981-04-02
Movie Jacqueline Kennedy, vida privada John Fitzgerald Kennedy 1981-01-01
Movie Tiempo para morir Steve Fulton 1980-12-18
Movie El día del fin del mundo Bob Spangler 1980-03-28
Movie Voracidad Paul Diller 1979-12-07
Movie City on Fire Jimbo 1979-07-11
Movie Operación Concorde Moses Brody 1979-03-23
Movie The Pirate Dick Carriage 1978-11-21
Movie Los valientes visten de negro Conrad Morgan 1978-06-01
Movie El griego de oro President James Cassidy 1978-05-12
Series Hunter 1977-02-18
Movie The Amazing Dobermans 1976-11-24
Movie One of My Wives Is Missing Daniel Corban 1976-03-05
Movie The Trial of Chaplain Jensen Chaplain Andrew Jensen 1975-02-11
Movie Juan Salvador Gaviota Jonathan Livingston Seagull 1973-10-23
Series Doc Elliot 1973-10-10
Movie Under the Law: The Hitchhike 1973-01-01
Series Ghost Story Unknown 1972-09-15
Series Longstreet Mike Longstreet 1971-09-16
Movie Longstreet Mike Longstreet 1971-02-23
Movie El gato de las nueve colas Carlo Giordani 1971-02-11
Movie Night Slaves Clay Howard 1970-09-29
Movie Regreso al planeta de los simios Brent 1970-05-01
Movie Barcos del infierno Lt. Comdr. Jeffords, R.N.V.R. 1970-03-20
Movie Atrapados en el espacio Clayton Stone 1969-12-11
Movie El valle de Gwangi Tuck 1969-07-24
Movie Shadow Over Elveron Dr. Matthew Tregaskis 1968-03-05
Series Judd for the Defense Unknown 1967-09-08
Series The F.B.I. Unknown 1965-09-19
Movie Youngblood Hawke Youngblood Hawke 1964-11-04
Series Mr. Novak John Novak 1963-09-24
Movie Operación Cowboy Maj. Hoffman 1963-03-29
Series Combat! Unknown 1962-10-02
Movie The Outsider Pvt. James B. Sorenson 1961-12-01
Series The Investigators 1961-10-05
Series Ben Casey Unknown 1961-10-02
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Movie I Passed for White Rick Leyton 1960-03-18
Series Rawhide Unknown 1959-01-09
Series La dimensión desconocida Lt. Mueller 1959-10-02
Series The DuPont Show with June Allyson Unknown 1959-09-21
Movie The Mugger Eddie Baxter 1958-11-01
Series Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse Unknown 1958-10-06
Series The Rifleman Unknown 1958-09-30
Series Have Gun – Will Travel Unknown 1957-09-14
Movie Four Boys and a Gun Johnny Doyle 1957-01-01
Series Alfred Hitchcock presenta Unknown 1955-10-02
Series The Millionaire Unknown 1955-01-19
Series Father Knows Best Unknown 1954-10-03
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Series Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07