Eduard Franz - biography

Actor from United States of America

Eduard Franz Eduard Franz (born Eduard Franz Schmidt; October 31, 1902 – February 10, 1983) was an American actor of theater, film, and television. Franz portrayed King Ahab in the 1953 biblical low-budget film Sins of Jezebel, Jethro in Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments (1956), and Jehoam in Henry Koster's The Story of Ruth (1960). Franz was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was a leading Broadway actor for nearly 20 years, in such plays as First Stop to Heaven and Embezzled Heaven, before making his film debut opposite John Wayne in Wake of the Red Witch in 1948. He portrayed Chief Broken Hand in White Feather. He played such intellectuals as Dr. Stern in The Thing (From Another Planet) (1951), a university professor in The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake (1959), and Justice Louis Brandeis in The Magnificent Yankee. He appeared in a 1957 television adaptation of A. J. Cronin's novel, Beyond This Place, which was directed by Sidney Lumet. In 1956, he guest starred with Joan Fontaine in the episode "The De Santre Story" of the NBC anthology series, The Joseph Cotten Show. By 1958, he was in the second season of Zorro, playing the role of Señor Gregorio Verdugo. He guest starred as Jules  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Known as
Eduard Franz Schmidt
Date of birth
Place of birth
United States of America


Year Performance Character
1967 The President's Analyst Ethan Allan Cocket
1962 Beauty and the Beast
1961 Francis of Assisi
1959 The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake
1958 A Certain Smile M. Vallon
1957 Man Afraid Carl Simmons
1956 The Burning Hills
1956 The Indian Fighter
1955 White Feather
1954 Beachhead
1952 Everything I Have Is Yours Phil Meisner
1952 Shadow in the Sky The Doctor
1951 The Thing
1951 The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel
1951 The Great Caruso
1950 The Goldbergs Alexander 'Abie' Abel
1949 Outpost in Morocco
1949 Whirlpool
1948 Hollow Triumph


Date of death
Place of death
Los Angeles

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