Franken, Steve 1932–

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Franken, Steve 1932–

(Stephen Franken, Stephen R. Franken, Steven Franken)


Born May 27, 1932, in Brooklyn, NY; father, a Hollywood press agent.


Actor. Appeared regularly on the annual Jerry Lewis Telethon.


Film Appearances:

Lineup teen in dark shirt, Cap Hater, United Artists, 1958.

Young sailor, The Americanization of Emily (also known as Emily), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1964.

Danny McKee, the electrician, The Time Travelers (also known as Depths of the Unknown, The Return of the Time Traveler, The Return of the Time Travelers, This Time Tomorrow, and Time Trap), American International Pictures, 1964.

John, Wild, Wild Winter, Universal, 1966.

Prisoner of War lieutenant, Follow Me, Boys!, Buena Vista, 1966.

Levinson, The Party, United Artists, 1968.

Hal Johnson, Panic in the City, Commonwealth United Entertainment, 1968.

Zimmerman, Angel in My Pocket, Universal, 1969.

Number One, United Artists, 1969.

Peter Bland, Which Way to the Front? (also known as Ja, ja, mein General! But Which Way to the Front?), Warner Bros., 1970.

Technician in desert, Westworld, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1973.

(As Stephen Franken) I Wonder Who's Killing Her Now? (also known as Kill My Wife Please), Niles International, 1975.

Dr. Charles Crennis, The Reincarnation of Peter Proud, American International Pictures, 1975.

Lonesome kid, The Missouri Breaks, United Artists, 1976.

Henry McDade, Avalanche, New World Pictures, 1978.

Tom Voohries, T-man, The North Avenue Irregulars (also known as Hill's Angels), Buena Vista, 1979.

Steve Torres, Hardly Working, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1980.

Church organist, There Goes the Bride, Vanguard, 1980.

Peter Williams, The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu, Orion, 1980.

Harvey Hamilcard III, Curse of the Pink Panther, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1983.

Moda clerk, Can't Buy Me Love (also known as Boy Rents Girl), Buena Vista, 1987.

Lawyer, Freeway, New World Pictures, 1988.

Hans Hoff, Transylvania Twist, Concorde, 1990.

Fred, Breakfast of Aliens, Hemdale Film Corp., 1993.

Professor Graves, Munchie Strikes Back, Concorde-New Horizons, 1994.

Sam Davis, The Pandora Project, New City Releasing, 1998.

Jerry, Restraining Order (also known as Der todfeind—ein mann rachrt seine frau and Der todfeind), New City Releasing, 1999.

Jeffries, The Omega Code, GoodTimes Home Video, 1999.

Stuart Elliott, Crash Point Zero (also known as Extreme Limits), New City Releasing, 2000.

Administrator, Nurse Betty (also known as Nurse Betty—Gefahrliche Traume), USA Films, 2000.

General Socka, Agent Red, New City Releasing, 2000.

Pastor, Dish Dogs, Atmosphere Films, 2000.

(As Stephen Franken) Baker, Rangers, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2000.

Medical examiner, Dead Sexy, Sony, 2001.

Voice of Bud, The Trumpet of the Swan (animated), 2001.

Gordon, The Works, Showcase Entertainment, 2004.

Himself, Inside the Party (documentary short), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment, 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

Chatsworth Osborne, Jr., The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, CBS, 1960-63.

Lieutenant Samwell "Sanpan" Panosian, The Lieutenant, NBC, 1963.

Dr. Dick Moran, Tom, Dick and Mary, NBC, 1964.

George Barkley, Bewitched, ABC, 1966-71.

Love, American Style, ABC, 1970-73.

Professor Eugene Atwater, Road Rovers, The WB, 1996.

Additional voices, Spawn (also known as Todd McFarlane's "Spawn"), HBO, 1997.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Mort Myerson, On Wings of Eagles, NBC, 1986.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Bob Rasmussen, Every Man Needs One, ABC, 1972.

Doctor, The Voyage of Yes, CBS, 1973.

Henry Maitland, The Stranger (also known as Stranded in Space), NBC, 1973.

Shimon Levin, Houston, We've Got a Problem, ABC, 1974.

Don West, The Last Survivors, NBC, 1975.

Traffic controller, Sky Heist (also known as Sky Hei$t), NBC, 1975.

Arnold Goldman, Murder on Flight 502, ABC, 1975.

White, It Happened at Lakewood Manor (also known as Ants and Panic at Lakewood Manor), ABC, 1977.

Rick, Zuma Beach, NBC, 1978.

Gladstone, Terror Out of the Sky (also known as The Revenge of the Savage Bees), CBS, 1978.

Virgil Quinby, The Ghosts of Buxley Hall, NBC, 1980.

Dr. Morton Schiller, Not Just Another Affair (also known as Perfect Affair), CBS, 1982.

Dr. Fritz Hauptmann, High School U.S.A., NBC, 1983.

Chatsworth Osborne, Jr., Bring Me the Head of Dobie Gillis, CBS, 1988.

Dan Greenspan, Never Forget, TNT, 1991.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Harry, There Were Times, Dear, PBS, 1987.

Packy, syndicated, 1987.

Narrator, Ricky Nelson Sings, 2005.

Himself, Jerry Lewis—Konig der Komodianten, 2006.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Jay, Three for Tahiti, ABC, 1970.

Bryce Needles, Scared Silly, ABC, 1982.

FBI Agent Henley, The Sheriff and the Astronaut, CBS, 1984.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Murry Tesko, Kiss Me, Kill Me (movie; also known as Kiss MeKill Me), ABC, 1976.

Doctor, Man from Atlantis (movie), NBC, 1977.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Willie, "The Time of Your Life," Playhouse 90, CBS, 1958.

"Night of Decision," Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (also known as Alcoa Presents and One Step Beyond), ABC, 1961.

(As Stephen Franken) Ruck, "The Pit," The Rebel, ABC, 1961.

"Witness from the Dead," Assignment Underwater, 1961.

Willie, "The Case of Willie Butterfly," Lock Up, syndicated, 1961.

(As Stephen Franken) Dunc Tomilson, "The Yacht Club Gang," Checkmate, CBS, 1962.

(As Stephen Franken) Freddie Binns, "Operation: Lazarus," Dr. Kildare, NBC, 1962.

Homer Bedloe Junior, "Bedloe and Son," Petticoat Junction, CBS, 1964.

Crawford, "Two Seats on the Moon-Shot," Please Don't Eat the Daisies, NBC, 1965.

George, "Tim and Tim Again," My Favorite Martian, CBS, 1965.

(As Steven Franken) "Carlotta, Come Home," The Long, Hot Summer, ABC, 1966.

LeFou, "The Night of the Bottomless Pit," The Wild Wild West, CBS, 1966.

Dr. Bruce Alden, "Soap Gets In Your Eyes," That Girl, ABC, 1966.

Cunningham, "The Gun Runner Raid," The Rat Patrol, ABC, 1966.

(Uncredited) Rudy, the valet, "That Darn Catwoman," Batman, ABC, 1967.

Carl Leandro, "Matter Over Mind," T.H.E. Cat, NBC, 1967.

Al Morgan, "The Sky Is Falling," My Three Sons, CBS, 1967.

Akim Hadramut, "The Slave: Parts 1 & 2," Mission: Impossible, CBS, 1967.

Roger Edgeway, "What Flowers Daisies Are," The Outsider, NBC, 1968.

Bank teller, "Hell Hath No Fury," The Big Valley, ABC, 1968.

Rabbi Tannenbaum, "In This Corner—Sol Albert," The Mod Squad, ABC, 1969.

Dr. Mitchell, "The House," Night Gallery (also known as Rod Serling's "Night Gallery"), NBC, 1970.

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (also known as The Best of Carson), NBC, 1970.

Ralph Salisbury/The Farret, "The Farret," Adam-12, NBC, 1971.

Albert Porter, "Wednesday Warrior," Adam-12, NBC, 1972.

Officer Albert Porter, "Badge Heavy," Adam-12, NBC, 1972.

"The Trouble with Ralph," Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law, ABC, 1972.

Jonas Lasser, "The Courtship of Mary's Father's Daughter," Mary Tyler Moore (also known as The Mary Tyler Moore Show), CBS, 1972.

Jonas Lasser, "Put on a Happy Face," Mary Tyler Moore (also known as The Mary Tyler Moore Show), CBS, 1973.

Alvin Conrad, "Key Witness," The Rookies, ABC, 1974.

(As Steven Franken) Tommy, "Taking Cody Winslow," Sierra, NBC, 1974.

Bernard Goldberg, "Daisy's Pick Blind Date," Emergency! (also known as Emergencia and Emergency One), NBC, 1974.

Tony Orlando and Dawn, CBS, 1974.

Neil the morgue attendant, "Chopper," Kolchak: The Night Stalker (also known as The Night Stalker), ABC, 1975.

Edward Foreman, "The Arsonist," Barney Miller, ABC, 1975.

Mr. Dee, "See Jane Run," Good Heavens, ABC, 1976.

Fred, "Pretty Angels All in a Row," Charlie's Angels, ABC, 1977.

Jocko, "Man of the Year," Insight, 1977.

"May the Horse Be With You," Kojak, CBS, 1978.

"The Last Six Hours," Quincy M.E. (also known as Quincy), NBC, 1978.

Holdup man, "Better Never Than Late," Alice, CBS, 1978.

Student driver, "Crash Diet," CHiPs (also known as CHiPs Patrol), NBC, 1978.

"Kazinski Versus Bennett," Kaz, CBS, 1979.

Interviewee, "Rebirth of the Packy Rowe," Insight, 1979.

Edward Novak, "Resignation," Barney Miller, NBC, 1981.

Harry Mason, "A Model Marriage/This Year's Model/Original Sin/Vogue Rogue/Too Clothes for Comfort: Parts 1 & 2," The Love Boat, ABC, 1981.

Alan Drummond, "Force Seven," CHiPs (also known as CHiPs Patrol), NBC, 1982.

"Three on a Mismatch," Trapper John, M.D., CBS, 1982.

Tunridge, "The Ten Thousand Dollar Deductible," Simon & Simon, CBS, 1982.

(As Steven Franken) P. J. Hawkins, "Automan," Automan, ABC, 1983.

Mr. Anderson, "Arnold Saves the Squirrel," Diff'rent Strokes, NBC, 1985.

Arnold Solomon, "Queen for a Day," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1985.

Walt, the pilot, "Last Stand," MacGyver, ABC, 1985.

Carmondy, "Echoes," Hotel (also known as Arthur Hailey's "Hotel"), ABC, 1985.

"See You in Court," Our House, NBC, 1986.

Dickie Tyler, "Stagestruck," One Big Family, syndicated, 1987.

Mr. Birdwell, "Killer Instinct," Freddy's Nightmares (also known as Freddy's Nightmares: A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Series), syndicated, 1988.

Judge Julius H. Hoffman, "The Call," China Beach, ABC, 1990.

Voice, The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda (animated), syndicated, 1990.

Voice of Rundle, "The Mechanic," Batman (animated; also known as Batman: The Animated Series and The Adventures of Batman & Robin), Fox, 1993.

Mr. Prescott, "Bedtime for Hermo," Herman's Head, Fox, 1994.

Huey Short, "Heroes," Sisters, NBC, 1994.

Hank Travis, "Full Moon, Saturday Night," ER, NBC, 1995.

Judge, "Porky's Revenge," Sparks, UPN, 1996.

Brendan, "The Maid," Seinfeld, NBC, 1998.

College roommate, "Dial and Substance," Murphy Brown, CBS, 1998.

Mr. Addison, "Dinner at Rachel's," Maggie Winters, CBS, 1998.

Voice of Mr. Beal, "Comedy of Terrors," Detention, The WB, 1999.

Voice of Mr. Beal, "Little Miss Popular," Detention, The WB, 1999.

Mr. Bellinger, "A Mason-Dixon Memory," Chicken Soup for the Soul, PAX, 2000.

Voice of Mr. Janus, "Grounded," Static Shock, The WB, 2000.

Teacher, "Obligations," Family Law, CBS, 2001.

"Valerie Stands Out on the Red Carpet," The Comeback, HBO, 2005.

Vasili, "Move Doubt," The King of Queens, CBS, 2005.

Stage Appearances:

(As Stephen Franken) Edwin Booth, the boy, Edwin Booth, 46th Street Theatre, New York City, 1958.

Also appeared in Say Darling, Los Angeles.


Video Games:

Voice of Barney Ruggerio, Law & Order: Dead on the Money, 2002.

Voice of Old Soul number three, RTX Red Rock, LucasArts Entertainment Company, 2003.

Voice, Lionheart, Black Isle Studios, 2003.

Voice of Josh Berman, Law & Order II: Double or Nothing, 2003.