Francks, Don 1932–

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Francks, Don 1932–


Born February 28, 1932, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; children: Cree, Rainbow.

Career: Actor.


Film Appearances:

Andy, Ivy League Killers (also known as The Fast Ones), Astral, 1959.

Narrator, The Price of Fire (also known as La rancon du feu), National Film Board of Canada, 1961.

Russel, Drylanders (also known as Un autre pays), Columbia, 1963.

Alexander MacKenzie, Alexander Mackenzie: The Lord of the North, National Film Board of Canada, 1964.

Narrator, High Steel (also known as Charpentier du ciel), National Film Board of Canada, 1965.

The Circle, National Film Board of Canada, 1967.

Woody Mahoney, Finigan's Rainbow, Pioneer, 1968.

Buffalo, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Warner Bros., 1971.

Drylanders Episode 1, National Film Board of Canada, 1977.

Flashpoint, National Film Board of Canada, 1977.

Peter Brennan, Drying Up the Streets, Vestron Video, 1978.

Elder, Fast Company, Danton, 1979.

Deut Boggs, Fish Hawk, AVCO Embassy, 1979.

Albert, Summer's Children, 1979.

Chief Jake Newby, My Bloody Valentine, Paramount, 1981.

Voice of Grimaldi, Heavy Metal, Columbia, 1981.

Voice of Mok, Rock & Rule (also known as Ring of Power and Rock n' Rule), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1983.

Chauncy Rand, Terminal Choice (also known as Critical List, Death Bed, Death List and Trauma), Almi, 1985.

Voice of Wolf Breath, Madballs: Escape from Orb!, HiTops Video, 1986.

Carl Hooker, The Big Town, Columbia, 1987.

Voice of Len Roos, Those Roos Boys and Friends, 1987.

George Taip, Oklahoma Smugglers, Sharp, 1988.

Sol Chamberlain, Married to It, Orion, 1991.

Maitland Burns, Paint Cans, National Film Board of Canada, 1994.

Hooky, Johnny Mnemonic (also known as Johnny Mnemoniue), TriStar, 1995.

Lou Matlin, First Degree (video), Norstar, 1996.

Harrison Withers, Harriet the Spy, Paramount, 1996.

Dr. Surprise, Bogus, Warner Bros., 1996.

Michael Baer, The Minion (also known as Fallen Knight and Guerrier des tenebres), Buena Vista, 1998.

Bayliss Hatcher, Summer of the Monkeys (also known as L' Ete des singes), Buena Vista Home Video, 1998.

Gus, Dinner at Fred's, Imperial, 1999.

King, Inspector Gadget: Gadget's Greatest Gadgets (video), Buena Vista, 1999.

Chinawsky, My Name Is Tanino, Medusa, 2002.

Lie with Me, Eurocine, 2005.

Television Appearances; Series:

Burns Chuckwagon from the Stampede Corral, CBC, 1954.

Riding High, 1955.

Long Shot, CBC, 1959.

Host, Other Voices, CBC, 1964.

Franklin Sheppard, Jericho, CBS, 1966.

Mr. Anybody, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, PBS, 1968–70.

Host, This Land, 1978–82.

David Brook, The Phoenix Team, CBC, 1980.

Inspector Gadget (animated; also known as Inspecteur Gadget), syndicated, 1983–84.

Voice of Umwak, Dulok Shaman, Ewoks (also known as Ewoks & Droids Adventure Hour, Star Wars: Ewoks and The All New Ewoks), 1985–86.

Alf, NBC, 1987–91.

Announcer, Top Cops, CBS, 1990.

Dr. Arcane, Swamp Thing, USA Network, 1991.

Voice of Girth/Hobbs, Cadillacs and Dinosaurs (animated), 1993.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Ouellette, Riel, CBC, 1979.

Warden, 984: Prisoner of the Future (also known as The Tomorrow Man), 1982.

Don Geller, Countdown to Looking Glass, 1984.

Don Spatulo, Hot Paint, 1988.

Social arranger, The Christmas Wife, 1988.

Labor of Love, 1990.

On Thin Ice: The Tai Babilonia Story, 1990.

Singer, The Trial of Red Riding Hood, CBC, 1992.

Dr. Martin, Quiet Killer (also known as Black Death and New York, alerte a la peste), CBS, 1992.

Royland, The Diviners, 1993.

Peter, Small Gifts, CBC, 1994.

Jerome Kirkland, Madonna: Innocence Lost, 1994.

Smithford, A Vow to Kill, 1995.

Marcel, The Possession of Michael D. (also known as Legacy of Evil), 1995.

Norman, The Conspiracy of Fear, 1996.

Red, Heck's Way Home (also known as Un drole de cabot), 1996.

Hector, The Deliverance of Elaine, 1996.

Risser, Captive Heart: The James Mink Story, 1996.

Marty, Hostile Advances: The Kerry Ellison Story, 1996.

Ken, A Prayer in the Dark, 1997.

Zal Adamchyk, Mr. Music, Showtime, 1998.

Lou Massey, A Killing Spring (also known as Copie non conforme), 2002.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Constable Bill Mitchell, R.C.M.P. (also known as Royal Canadian Mounted Police), CBC, 1959.

Sanders, "The Game Reserve," The Forest Rangers (also known as Les Cadets de la foret), 1963.

"You Wanna Know What Really Goes on in a Hospital?," Ben Casey, ABC, 1965.

"Why Did the Day Go Backwards?," Ben Casey, ABC, 1965.

T. Wigget Jones, "The Night of the Grand Emir," The Wild Wild West, CBS, 1966.

Artie King, "The Round Table Affair," The Man from U.N.C.L.E., NBC, 1966.

The Merv Griffin Show, syndicated, 1968.

Nicholas Groat, "A Game of Chess," Mission: Impossible, CBS, 1968.

Caleb and Jack Welles, "The Land Dreamer," The Virginian (also known as The Men from Shiloh), NBC, 1969.

Major Alex Denesch, "The Numbers Game," Mission: Impossible, CBS, 1969.

"Memory: Zero," Mannix, CBS, 1969.

Noah Fletcher, "Little Darling of the Sierras," Lancer, CBS, 1969.

Reverend Dobson, "The Good Shepherd," The Littlest Hobo, CTV/syndicated, 1984.

Sunshine, "I'm Looking Through You," Seeing Things, CBC, 1984.

Droids (animated; also known as Droids: The Adventures of R2D2 and C3PO and Star Wars: Droids), ABC, 1985.

Gary, "Blind Alley," Seeing Things, CBC, 1985.

The Care Bears Family (animated), ABC, 1986.

Voice of Admiral Franklin Brinkley, Starcom: The U.S. Space Force, 1987.

Voice of Lacchi, Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future, syndicated, 1987.

Mel, "I'll Be Home for Christmas," Street Legal, CBC, 1987.

AlfTales (also known as Alf), NBC, 1988.

"Spirit Cabinet," The Hidden Room, Lifetime, 1991.

Gun shop owner, Secret Service, NBC, 1992.

Narrator, Hollywood Babylon, syndicated, 1992.

Dick, "Transfigured Night," The Hidden Room, Lifetime, 1993.

Stranger, "Enter the Tiger," Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, syndicated, 1994.

"The Great Chendini," Side Effects, CBC, 1994.

Abe Pike, "The Return of Gus Pike," Road to Avonlea (also known as Avonlea and Tales from Avonlea), Disney and CBC, 1995.

Dr. Simon Gorfleisch, The Great Defender, Fox, 1995.

Levi Cole, "Thanksgiving," Little Men, PAX, 1998.

Voice of Kalok, The Silver Surfer (animated), Fox, 1998.

Sandman, "Nightmare on Eerie Street," Eerie, Indiana: The Other Dimension, NBC, 1998.

Bad Dog, Fox, 1998.

Walter, "Double Date," La Femme Nikita, 1998.

Second sailor, "Jason and the Argonauts," Mythic Warriors: Guardians of the Legend, 1998.

Blue-eyed wolf, "Ulysses and Circe," Mythic Warriors: Guardians of the Legend, 1998.

Jake Whitney, "Flag Day," Relic Hunter (also known as Relic Hunter—Die schatzjagerin and Sydney Fox l'aventuriere), 1999.

Samuel Thompson, "Wendigo," PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal, syndicated, 2000.

Phil Phelps, "Backstage Pass," The Famous Jett Jackson, The Disney Channel, 2000.

Kyle Madrid, "Trapped by Time," Earth: Final Conflict (also known as EFC, Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final Conflict, Invastion planete terre and Mission Erde: Sie sind unter uns), 2001.

Mr. Goldstein, "Reversal of Fortune," Street Time, Showtime, 2002.

Voice of skunk, My Dad the Rock Star (animated; also known as Moi Willy, fils de rockstar), Teletoon, 2003.

Stan Puck, This Is Wonderland, CBC, 2004.

The evil head, "The Twilight Place," Puppets Who Kill, Comedy Central, 2004.

Voice of Maximus Sr., Atomic Betty (animated), Cartoon Network, 2004–2005.

Also appeared in many episodes of X-Men, Fox.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Captain Savard, Blauvogel (also known as Bluehawk), 1994.

Johnny Moore, Degree of Guilt, 1995.

Reverend Doctor Garshwin, Seasons of Love, CBS, 1999.

President Stanz, The Last Chapter II: The War Continues (also known as Le Dernier chapitre: La vengeance), CBC, 2003.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Jimmy Rae, Moment of Truth, CBS, 1992.

Swamp hermit, The Werewolf of Fever Swamp, Fox, 1996.

Voice of Boss Mouse, The True Meaning of Crumbfest (animated), PAX, 1998.

Voice of Maximus Sr., Atomic Betty: The No-L Nine (animated), Cartoon Network, 2005.

Stage Appearances:

Don Francks, Leonard Bernstein's Theatre Songs, Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York City, 1965.

Hop Kelly, Kelly, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1965.

Theo, The Flip Side, Booth Theatre, New York City, 1968.

Also appeared in On a Clear Day; Man Inc., St. Lawrence Centre, Toronto, Canada; Spring Thaw and The Connection.

Stage Work:

Directed and produced The Connection.


Video Games:

Voice of Sabretooth, Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes, Capcom, 2000.

Voice of Sabretooth/Victor Creed, X-Men: Mutant Academy, Activision, 2000.

X-Men: Mutant Academy 2, Activision, 2001.



Wrote Spring Thaw and The Connection.