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Place of Birth Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA
Birthday 1920-02-29
Death 2006-06-16


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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.


1982That Championship Season as Macken
1977The Amazing Howard Hughes as Barnes
1976Sisters of Death as Edmond Clybourn
1976Legend of Loch Ness as Narrator
1975The 'Human' Factor as Gen. Fuller
1974Murder or Mercy as Dr. Raymond Eckworth
1973So Long, Blue Boy as Ed Rilke
1971The Million Dollar Duck as Prosecutor (uncredited)
1970Dream No Evil as John
1968Lo sbarco di Anzio as Maj. Gen. Luke Howard
1968The Sweet Ride as Army Psychiatrist
1966Alvarez Kelly as Capt. Towers
1964The Carpetbaggers as Morrissey
1959The Atomic Submarine as Richard "Reef" Holloway
1958Monster on the Campus as Donald Blake
1958The Flame Barrier as Dave Hollister
1958The Young Lions as Lt. Green
1957The Devil's Hairpin as Danny Rhinegold
1957Back from the Dead as Dick Anthony
1957The Unholy Wife as Father Stephen Hochen
1957Hellcats of the Navy as Lt. Cmdr. Don Landon (XO, USS Starfish)
1956The Wild Party as Lt. Arthur Mitchell
1956Running Target as Scott
1956Beyond a Reasonable Doubt as Bob Hale
1956Once to Every Woman as David
1955Bobby Ware Is Missing as George Ware
1955New Orleans Uncensored as Dan Corbett
1955Battle Taxi as Lt. Pete Stacey
1954The Steel Cage as Chaplain Harvey, segment "The Face"
1954Denizde İsyan as Lt. JG H. Paynter Jr.
1953The Eddie Cantor Story as Harry Harris
1953Bad for Each Other as Dr. Jim Crowley
1953Flight Nurse as Capt. Mike Barnes
1953Invaders from Mars as Dr. Stuart Kelston
1953Three Lives as Self
1952The Member of the Wedding as Jarvis Addams
1952Eight Iron Men as Carter
1952The Sniper as Eddie Miller
1952Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder as Phil Young
1951Flight to Mars as Dr. Jim Barker
1951Submarine Command as Lt. Arnie Carlson
1951Strictly Dishonorable as Henry Greene
1951Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man as Tommy Nelson
1950Three Secrets as Paul Radin
1950Tarnished as Bud Dolliver
1950Sands of Iwo Jima as Cpl. Robert C. Dunne / Narrator
1949Roseanna McCoy as Thad Wilkins
1949Red Light as Jess Torno
1949Red Stallion In The Rockies as Thad Avery
1948Jungle Patrol as Lt. 'Mace' Willard

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