Fran Kranz

While attending Harvard-Westlake High School in Los Angeles, Fran Kranz made his onscreen debut in a 1998 episode of "Frasier" and later appeared alongside real-life classmate Jake Gyllenhaal in the cult fantasy drama ... Read more »
Born: 07/12/1983 in California, USA

Filmography

Actor (33)

Bloodsucking Bastards 2015 (Movie)

Evan (Actor)

Mojave 2015 (Movie)

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The Living 2015 (Movie)

Teddy (Actor)

Before I Disappear 2014 (Movie)

Darren (Actor)

Dallas 2014 (Tv Show)

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Homeland 2014 (Movie)

Arne Christenson (Actor)

Last Weekend 2014 (Movie)

Sean Oakes (Actor)

Murder of a Cat 2014 (Movie)

Clinton Moisey (Actor)

Shades of Ray 2014 (Movie)

Sal (Actor)

Whirly Girl 2014 (Movie)

Freddie (Actor)

Lust for Love 2013 (Movie)

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Much Ado About Nothing 2013 (Movie)

Claudio (Actor)

The Good Wife 2013 (Tv Show)

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The Cabin in the Woods 2012 (Movie)

Marty (Actor)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules 2011 (Movie)

Bill (Actor)

Dollhouse 2008 - 2010 (TV Show)

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Don't Fade Away 2009 (Movie)

Ben (Actor)

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia 2008 (Tv Show)

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Private Practice 2008 (Tv Show)

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Welcome to the Captain 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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Careless 2007 (Movie)

Mitch (Actor)

Last Meal 2007 (Movie)

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The Night of the White Pants 2007 (Movie)

Millian (Actor)

The TV Set 2007 (Movie)

Zach Harper (Actor)

Wieners 2007 (Movie)

Joel (Actor)

Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas 2005 (Movie)

Ralph (Actor)

The Village 2004 (Movie)

Christop Crane (Actor)

Admissions 2003 (Movie)

James (Actor)

Matchstick Men 2003 (Movie)

Slacker Boyfriend (Actor)

Orange County 2002 (Movie)

Shane Brainard (Actor)

Donnie Darko 2001 (Movie)

Passenger (Actor)

Training Day 2001 (Movie)

College Driver (Actor)

Frasier 1998 (Tv Show)

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Biography

While attending Harvard-Westlake High School in Los Angeles, Fran Kranz made his onscreen debut in a 1998 episode of "Frasier" and later appeared alongside real-life classmate Jake Gyllenhaal in the cult fantasy drama "Donnie Darko". An alum of improv and sketch-comedy troupes, he subsequently furthered his film career with appearances as various nerds, klutzes, and slackers in feature comedies such as "Orange County" and "Matchstick Men". After parodying his own young-star status as the exceedingly on-the-nose performer Zach Harper in the industry satire "The TV Set", Kranz earned his first starring role with "Welcome to the Captain", a single-camera sitcom about a blossoming writer's move into a legendary Hollywood apartment building. The ratings-challenged series came to a quick end when Kranz found the opportunity to work with celebrated writer-producer Joss Whedon on the sci-fi drama "Dollhouse". As Topher Brink, one of the series' central characters, Kranz explored the sort of complex themes of amorality, guilt, and redemption that his earlier roles didn't allow. The actor collaborated with Whedon again, along with director/co-writer Drew Goddard, on the comedic horror film "The Cabin in the Woods". Though the production was shot in 2009, it wasn't released until three years later, yet the inventive and witty movie still achieved commercial and critical success. Sticking with Whedon, Kranz also turned up in his low-budget version of the Shakespeare comedy "Much Ado About Nothing".

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