Arthur Franz

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Age: 94
Birthplace: Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA

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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.

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Movie Character Year
Zq90a8if3p3v0qutptf2jb13ugc Red Light Capt. Jess Torno (Chaplain 1949
R2zbewideglanlzozrzcbt9xcto Flight to Mars Dr. Jim Barker 1951
Aqmpcjxi8z4hu7vqavxa0nz89vy The Sniper Edward "Eddie" Miller 1952
3vcdh4ekbbbwonojromk3uaivcd Invaders from Mars Dr. Kelston - astronomer / Narrator 1953
1wrgdcydjodtajerhtan8ul9iqv Bad for Each Other Dr. Jim Crowley 1953
Un4ldscxf3fpemnlhyxknjwlr82 The Caine Mutiny Lt. JG H. Paynter Jr. 1954
1a9xusosxrhn0ldvheywfvvkae7 The Steel Cage Chaplain Harvey, segment "The Face" 1954
Zhogmghqdeuytt3mugbhutlvpxd Battle Taxi Lt. Pete Stacey 1955
Kewxxpw1uut3ocgxeflxyivdspf Beyond a Reasonable Doubt Bob Hale 1956