Jul. 13th, 1983
Fran Kranz's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2007 - Careless
2006 - The TV Set
2006 - Whirlygirl
2004 - The Village
2003 - Matchstick Men
2002 - Orange County
2001 - Donnie Darko
2001 - Training Day
Guest TV Roles
Francis "Fran" Kranz is an American actor. He is best-known for his role as Topher Brink in Joss Whedon's sci-fi drama Dollhouse.
Kranz grew up in Los Angeles, 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. He currently lives in Los Angeles.
Attended high school with Jake Gyllenhaal, who starred in Donnie Darko (2001), which was one of Kranz's first movies.
- Kranz attended Harvard-Westlake High School in North Hollywood, California.
- While a student at Harvard-Westlake High School, he performed leading roles in the school's drama productions, including the title character in Shakespeare's "King Lear", and "Judas" in the musical "Jesus Christ Superstar".
- Attended high school with 'Jake Gyllenhaal' (qv), who starred in _Donnie Darko (2001)_ (qv), which was one of Kranz's first movies.
- In college, Fran was a member of Suite 13 Sketch Comedy, and of the Exit Players improv comedy troupe.