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Fran Kranz BIO

Broadway: China Doll, You Can't Take it With You, Death of a Salesman. Off-Broadway: Illyria (Public Theater), Bachelorette (Second Stage). TV: Dallas, Elementary, Homecoming, JourneyQuest, Major Crimes, Dollhouse, The Good Wife, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Frasier. Film: Mojave, Last Weekend, Murder of a Cat, Cabin in the Woods, Much Ado About Nothing, The Village, Donnie Darko, Training Day, Matchstick Men. Education: Yale.

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World Premiere at the Public Theater, 2017
Merle Debuskey

Original Broadway Production, 2015

Broadway Revival, 2014
Tony Kirby

Broadway Revival, 2012

Fran Kranz Movies

[2001]Donnie Darko Psenger

[2001]Training Day College Driver

[2002]Orange County Shane Brainard

[2003]Matchstick Men Slacker Boyfriend

[2003]Swordswallowers and Thin Men Adrian

[2004]The Village Christop Crane

[2004]Admissions James Parks

[2006]The TV Set Zach Harper

[2006]Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas Ralph

[2006]The Night of the White Pants Millian Hagan

[2006]Whirlygirl Freddie

[2007]Rise: Blood Hunter Alex

[2007]Careless Mitch

[2008]Wieners Joel

[2008]Shades of Ray Sal Garfinkle

[2009]Homeland Arne

[2009]My Two Fans Thad

[2010]Don't Fade Away Ben Fishman

[2011]Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules Bill

[2011]The Cabin in the Woods Marty

[2012]Putzel Salmon Guy

[2012]Much Ado About Nothing Claudio

[2014]Seven Lovers Brian

[2014]Last Weekend Sean Oakes

[2014]Lust for Love Astor

[2014]The Living Teddy

[2014]Murder of a Cat Clinton Moisey

[2014]Before I Disappear Darren

[2015]Bloodsucking Bastards Evan

[2015]Mojave Bob

[2016]Rebirth Kyle

[2017]The Dark Tower Pimli

[2017]A Midsummer Night's Dream Bottom

[2017]A Happening of Monumental Proportions Mr. Rolf

[2018]You Might Be the Killer Sam

[2018]Long Lost Mystery Man

[2018]The Truth About Lies Gilby Smalls

[2019]Jungleland Buck

[2021]Mass writer

Fran Kranz TV Shows

Dollhouse Topher Brink

Homecoming Ron

JourneyQuest Silver Tom

Fran Kranz Videos

Fran Kranz News

David Harbour, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Ann Dowd, and Denis O'Hare to Perform in Signature Theatre Reading of Sam Shepard's TRUE WEST

Signature Theatre today will present an all-star benefit reading of Sam Shepard’s contemporary classic True West, led by acclaimed actors Ebon Moss-Bachrach (The Bear, Girls) as Austin, David Harbour (Stranger Things, Black Widow) as Lee, Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale, Compliance) as Mom, and Denis O’Hare (American Horror Story, True Blood) as Saul.

Video: Watch Max's JULIA Season Two Trailer With David Hyde Pierce, Bebe Neuwirth & More

In season two, Julia and her devoted husband Paul return from Simca’s home in France to find that her success has changed everything. Returning series regulars include Sarah Lancashire, David Hyde Pierce, Bebe Neuwirth, Brittany Bradford, Fran Kranz, Fiona Glascott, and Robert Joy. Watch the video now!

Karen Allen & Reed Birney to Star in World Premiere Of Donald Margulies' LUNAR ECLIPSE at Shakespeare & Company

'Lunar Eclipse,' a new play by Donald Margulies, makes its world premiere at Shakespeare & Company. Directed by James Warwick, the play features Karen Allen and Reed Birney as a long-married couple reflecting on life and time during a lunar eclipse.

Finn Wittrock, Reed Birney & More to Star in Shakespeare & Company's 46th Season

Shakespeare & Company has announced the casts for their 46th Season Thieves of Love. See full programming and learn how to purchase tickets.

SHAKESPEARE'S SHADOWS Launches Kickstarter Campaign To Crowdfund Podcast's Relaunch

The podcast Shakespeare’s Shadows is crowdfunding on Kickstarter for its relaunch, in preparation for new episodes coming out in Fall 2023.

VIDEO: Jane Lynch, Megan Mullally & More Star in PARTY DOWN Season Three Trailer

Adam Scott reprises his role alongside original cast members Ken Marino (“The Other Two,” “Veronica Mars”), Jane Lynch (“Glee,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”), Martin Starr (Knocked Up, “Silicon Valley”), Ryan Hansen (“Bless this Mess,” “Veronica Mars”) and Megan Mullally (“Will & Grace,” “The Great North”). Watch the new video trailer now!

Jeannette Bayardelle, N'Kenge & More Will Take Part in Healing TREE Gala

The 501(c)(3) nonprofit Healing TREE (Trauma Resources, Education & Entertainment) is hosting their annual, star-studded Gala for the first time ever in New York City (as well as live-streamed online) on Saturday, October 22nd at 7pm est at The Players, a membership club in Edwin Booth’s Gothic Revival-style Gramercy Park mansion. 

HBO Max Renews Original Comedy Series JULIA For A Second Season

The season one cast included Sarah Lancashire as Julia, David Hyde Pierce, Bebe Neuwirth, Brittany Bradford, Fran Kranz and Fiona Glascott. Guest stars included Isabella Rossellini, Judith Light, Robert Joy, Erin Neufer, Jefferson Mays, James Cromwell and Adriane Lenox.

Andrew Garfield, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ariana DeBose & More Win Hollywood Critics Association Awards; Full List of Winners!

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ariana DeBose, Andrew Garfield, and Stephanie Beatriz were awarded at last night's Hollywood Critics Association Awards. Presenters included Robin de Jesús, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Brian d'Arcy James, Alexandra Shipp, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Marlee Matlin, Kaitlyn Dever, and more.

HBO Sets Max Original Comedy Series JULIA Premiere Date

New episodes of Julia will air Thursdays on HBO Max. The eight-episode series stars Sarah Lancashire (“Happy Valley”), David Hyde Pierce (“Frasier”), Bebe Neuwirth (Broadway's “Chicago”), Brittany Bradford (Broadway’s 'Bernhardt/Hamlet”), Fran Kranz (“Homecoming”) and Fiona Glascott (“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”).

MASS �" Four of The Best Performances You'll See in 2021

Special Offer - MASS – Four of The Best Performances You’ll See in 2021

MASS, STORM LAKE & More Win at Woodstock Film Festival

On Saturday October 2nd, the Woodstock Film Festival announced their annual jury award winners in each category for this year's films in competition and the recipients of their Honorary Maverick Award, Trailblazer Award, and Fiercely Independent Award.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Fran Kranz's MASS; In Theatres This October

Years after an unspeakable tragedy tore their lives apart, two sets of parents (Jason Isaacs and Martha Plimpton, Reed Birney and Ann Dowd) agree to talk privately in an attempt to move forward. In Fran Kranz’s writing and directing debut, he thoughtfully examines their journey of grief, anger and acceptance by coming face-to-face with the ones who have been left behind.

VIDEO: Ann Dowd, Martha Plimpton & Reed Birney Talk MASS on Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!

Watch as Richard chats with stage and screen favorites Ann Dowd, Martha Plimpton and Reed Birney, who star in Mass- in theaters this October.

VIDEO: Fran Kranz Talks MASS on Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!

Watch as Richard chats with Broadway veteran Fran Kranz, who is making his film directorial and screenwriting debut with Mass- in theaters this October.

Tony Winner Judith Light Joins Broadway Star-Studded Cast of JULIA

Light joins a cast that includes fellow Broadway talent David Hyde Pierce, Bebe Neuwirth, and Jefferson Mays.

THE HANDMAID'S TALE Star Ann Dowd to Lead Interactive ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE at Park Avenue Armory

As conceived by Robert Icke, the play weaves a tale of morality, suspense, and controversy, with multiple characters represented by a single actor – Emmy award winning actor Ann Dowd.

HBO Max Orders JULIA to Series From Lionsgate Television and 3 Arts Entertainment

HBO Max has given an eight-episode first season order to the Max Original, JULIA, based on the life of world-renowned chef Julia Child.

Full Program Announced for 2021 Sundance Film Festival

The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced today the showcase of new independent work selected across the Feature Film, Short Film, Indie Series and New Frontier categories for the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

VIDEO: On This Day, September 28- YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Returns to Broadway

Today we celebrate the Broadway revival of Kaufman and Hart's You Can't Take It with You, which opened on this day in 2014.


Fran Kranz has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

Fran Kranz has not appeared in the West End.

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