Kranz at the 2009 San Diego Comic Con
|Born||Francis Elliott Kranz |
July 13, 1981
Francis Elliott "Fran" Kranz (born July 13, 1981) is an American actor. He is best known for his portrayal of Topher Brink in Joss Whedon's science fiction drama television series Dollhouse, and for a prominent role in the film The Cabin in the Woods, co-written by Whedon.
Kranz started acting in third and fourth grade and knew from a very young age that he wanted to be an actor. Kranz grew up in Los Angeles, California and attended Harvard-Westlake High School. Kranz graduated in 2004 from Yale University, where he was a member of the improv comedy group The Ex!t Players.
|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|
|2006||Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas||Ralph|
|2006||The Night of the White Pants||Millian Hagan|
|2006||The TV Set||Zach Harper|
|2007||Rise: Blood Hunter||Alex|
|2008||Shades of Ray||Sal Garfinkle|
|2008||Last Meal||Noah||Short film|
|2009||My Two Fans||Thad|
|2010||Don't Fade Away||Ben|
|2011||Diary of A Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules||Bill Walter|
|2011||Fanboy||Jeremiah Brennan||Short film|
|2011||The Five Stages of Grief||Daniel||Short film|
|2012||Much Ado About Nothing||Claudio||completed|
|2012||The Cabin in the Woods||Marty Mikalski|
|2012||Lust for Love||Astor||post-production|
|1998||Frasier||Aaron||Episode: "Good Grief"|
|2007||Untitled Christine Taylor Project||Brian||TV movie|
|2008||Welcome to the Captain||Josh Flug||Series regular|
|2008||Private Practice||Brian||Episode: "Equal & Opposite"|
|2008||It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia||College Student||Episode: "Who Pooped the Bed?"|
|2009–2010||Dollhouse||Topher Brink||Series Regular|
|2011||Goodnight Burbank||Chaz Parker||Episode: "Lesbians on Acid"|
|2012||Dating Rules from My Future Self||Sorbet Guy||2 episodes |
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- "California Births, 1905 - 1995". familytreelegends.com. Retrieved March 31, 2013.
- Moorhouse, Drusilla (April 24, 2009). "Dollhouse: Fran Kranz Talks Topher". E!. Retrieved March 31, 2013.
- Bühnsack, Catherine. "Interview with Fran Kranz". myfanbase.de. Retrieved March 31, 2013.
- Remington, Alex (March 28, 2008), "Interview with Fran Kranz, Star, CBS's Welcome to the Captain", Huffington Post
- Lytton, Charlotte (March 16, 2012). "Interview: Fran Kranz". redbrick.me. Retrieved March 31, 2013.
- Fran Kranz at the Internet Movie Database
- Interview with Kranz - "Fran Kranz on theater, film, and his haircut"