Don Francks

Don Francks (* 28. February 1932 in Vancouver, British Colombia; actually Donald Harvey Francks) is a Canadian actor, jazz - musicians and singers.

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Don Francks stands since its early youth as entertainer on the stage. It is a theatre, a television and a cinema actor. He is a jazz singer and jazz musician. It plays trombone and flute. Already in recent years it sang in the radio and got the pointed name Don Francksinatra. On the stage it embodied main roles in musical the Oklahoma (1954) and Anything Goes (1955). It sang the main role in Broadway - to musical Kelly (1965), which opened as these aster at the night as it directly was again adjusted. It arose to productions in Broadway and off Broadway -, approximately in The Flip simmers (1968), on A CLEAR Day and in Theatre Songs of Leonard amber (1965). 1968 were Don Francks in the cinema musical classical author the golden rainbow (Finian's Rainbow) as Woody Mahoney. It played the son-in-law of Fred Astaire and the bridegroom of Petula Clark under the direction of Francis Ford Coppola. The DVD is available since May 2005 on German.

Don Francks has two children from a first marriage with Sue, i.e. a daughter Tyler and a son of Trane. They write sometimes on its official board. They are musisch and/or. artistically creatively talented. In order to the Trubel in Hollywood to escaped, Don Francks with his second Mrs. in the meantime of many years Lili moved in talks to Pheasant Indian reserve, an Indian reservation with North Battleford, Saskatchewan. It carries honour for the sake of the indianischen name Iron Buffalo. It belonged to the trunk of the Cree, has the indianischen name talks Eagles and was in former times a dancer. They have two children. The older daughter Cree buzzer is an actress and singer. It has z. B. with Lenny Kravitz the music CD Street Faërie taken up. 1974 pulled Don Francks with its family after Toronto. The younger son Rainbow Sun is likewise an actor (z. B. in the TV serial star gate Atlantis) and musicians. Don Francks sings and plays Schlagzeug in different jazz clubs in Toronto, z. B. in the Colonial Tavern or in George's Spaghetti House, a jazz club comparably with new Yorks Birdland. Don Francks writes songs and poems, drives motorcycle and collects old timers - to cars. It occurs as peace activist for the world peace , supports the release from Tibet and engages themselves for Greenpeace, where it is mitgesegelt on the ship Rainbow Warrior.

From 1997 to 2001 Don Francks in the TV serial Nikita played. He originally pronounced for the role operations , received however the role walter, for which its appearance was perfect. Its German synchronous voice in the first three relays was Klaus Kindler.

Don Francks mostly carries a Bandana.


  • 1980 and 1981 he won ACTRA Awards as a best dramatic actor for Drying UP The Streets and The Phoenix team.

Filmografie (excerpt)

  • 1959 - R.C.M.P. (TV serial)
  • 1963 - Indian River (The Forest Ranger) (consequence “The Game reserve”)
  • 1966 - crazy person of savage the west (The game game west) (consequence “The Night OF the Grand Emir”)
  • 1966 - solo ones for UNCLE (consequence “The Round Table Affair”)
  • 1966 - Jericho (TV serial)
  • 1968 - the golden rainbow (Finian's Rainbow) - direction: Francis Ford Coppola, (with Fred Astaire, Petula Clark, Tommy Steele)
  • 1968/1969 - Kobra, take over you (consequences 2,17 “computer chess” and 4,2 “in the shelter of the illusions”)
  • 1969 - Mannix (consequence 3,8 “the summons”)
  • 1969 - the people of the Shiloh Ranch (The Virginian) (consequence 7,20 “dream of the own country”)
  • 1971 - McCabe & Mrs. Miller - direction: Robert Altman, (with Warren Beatty, Julie Christie)
  • 1978 - Drying UP the Streets
  • 1979 - 10,000 HP - full power intoxication in the frontier (nearly company) - of direction: David Cronenberg
  • 1980 - The Phoenix team (TV serial)
  • 1981 - bloody valence in day (My Bloody Valentine)
  • 1985 - Todespoker (terminal Choice) (with inches Barkin)
  • 1987 - Alfred Hitchcock shows (Alfred Hitchcock presents) (consequence “the mole”)
  • 1987 - Chicago Blues (to The bend Town)
  • 1988 - as one klaut a Renoir? (Hot Paint)
  • 1990 - Tai Babilonia - life on thin ice (on Thin Ice: The Tai Babilonia story)
  • 1991 - Dinner for 6 (Married ton of It) - direction: Arthur Hiller, (with Beau Bridges, stick pool of broadcasting corporations Channing)
  • 1992 - black death (Quiet killer) (with Kate Jackson)
  • 1994 - blue bird - history of a white Indian boy (Bluehawk) (consequences 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11)
  • 1994 - Kung Fu - in the indication kites (consequence 2,21 “Caine and the indication of the tiger”)
  • of the 1994 - Madonna - lost innocence (Madonna: Innocence draws)
  • 1994 - simmer Effects - to side effects (consequence “The Great Chendini”)
  • 1995 - Avonlea - the girl from the city (Road ton of Avonlea) (consequence “The Return OF Gus Pike”)
  • 1995 - death on marriage certificate (A Vow ton of Kill)
  • 1995 - interlaces - Johnny mnemonic - direction: Robert Longo
  • 1995 - legacy of the bad one (pos session OF Michael D.)
  • 1995 - Under the load of the proofs (Degree OF Guilt)
  • 1996 - goose skin - which hour of the spirit (Goosebumps) (consequence 1,1 “the who wolf from the fever sumps” of 2 parts)
  • of 1996 - conspiracy of the fear (The Conspiracy OF Fear) (with Christopher plummer)
  • 1996 - a dog named tail - on four paws to Australia (Heck's Way Home)
  • 1996 - confession with deadly consequences (The Deliverance OF Elaine) (with Lloyd Bridges)
  • 1996 - betraying and sell (Captive Heart: The James Mink story) (with Louis Gossett Jr.)
  • 1996 - Kiss of death (roofridge Degree) (with Rob lion)
  • 1996 - threatening passion (Hostile Advances: The Kerry Ellison story)
  • 1996 - Harriet, the small Detektivin (Harriet the Spy)
  • 1996 - Bogus - direction: Norman Jewison, (with Whoopi gold mountain, Gérard Depardieu, Ute Lemper)
  • 1997 - 2001 - Nikita (La Femme Nikita) (TV serial, with Peta Wilson, Roy Dupuis, Alberta Watson, Eugene Robert Glazer and Matthew Ferguson)
  • 1997 - Dark Prayer - deadly threat
  • 1998 - Eerie, Indiana - the other dimension (Eerie, Indiana: The OTHER dimension) (consequence 1,11 “the sleepless sand man”)
  • 1998 - Mr. Music - a dte rodent in the skirt sky
  • 1998 - the knight of the Apokalypse (The Minion) (with Dolph Lundgren)
  • 1998 - Jay and the ape gang (buzzer OF the Monkeys) - direction: Michael Anderson one
  • 1999 - Relic Hunter (consequence 1,4 “in the indication of the bear”) (with Tia Carrere)
  • 1999 - the curse of of the wild Truthahns (Dinner RK Fred's) (with Christopher Lloyd)
  • 2000 - psi Factor - it happen each day (consequence 4,19 “Kannibalen”)
  • 2001 - mission earth: They are among us (consequence 4,16 “case of time”)
  • 2002 - tracker (consequence 1,11 “the war hatchet”) (with Adrian Paul)
  • 2003 - The load Chapter II: The was Continues (television mini series, with Roy Dupuis)

further Don Francks in other films and series often also than synchronous speakers participated.

music photographs (excerpt)

  • RK The PUR-polarize Onion, 2004, kind OF would run records, with Lenny Breau and Eon Henstridge.

These jazz CD taken up in August 1962 live in the coffee house PUR-polarize Onion to Toronto, Canada.

  • NO One in This World Is Like Don Francks, LP, 1963, scarcely records. Don Francks, Lenny Breau and Eon Henstridge formed briefly the Trio Three.
  • Draws… and of alone, LP, 1964, cut records.

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