Rotten Tomatoes

Movies / TV

    Celebrity

      No Results Found

      View All
      Movies Tv shows Shop News Showtimes
      Steve Franken

      Steve Franken

      Highest Rated: 93% The Americanization of Emily (1964)

      Lowest Rated: 9% Hardly Working (1981)

      Birthday: May 27, 1932

      Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

      Though actor Steve Franken groused about being typecast for his best-known role as the arrogant millionaire foil to the teen lead in "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis," he managed to find plenty of other roles in a career spanning over 50 years. Born in Brooklyn, the son of a Hollywood press agent, he acted for the stage before making the move to the big and small screens in minor feature parts and an episode of the anthology series "Playhouse 90." Spotted in a play by producer-director Rod Amateau, he was soon cast as Chatsworth Osborne Jr., the entertainingly irritating rich friend in "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis," a character so popular and commanding that he was limited to occasional episodes in order to avoid overpowering the lead. The infrequent work left Franken struggling to land roles of a different stripe, but falling into a similar part in the single season of "Tom, Dick and Mary." He persisted in his search and played a vast number of guest spots on shows of the '60s through the '80s in such varied series as "Mission: Impossible," "Mary Tyler Moore," and "Bewitched." On the big screen, he filled smaller supporting parts in such memorable films as the Peter Sellers comedy "The Party," the science fiction classic "Westworld," and the religious thriller sequel "Angels & Demons."

      Highest rated movies

      The Americanization of Emily
      Westworld The Party
      The Missouri Breaks
      The North Avenue Irregulars
      The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu
      Hardly Working

      Photos

      THE PARTY, Peter Sellers, Steve Franken, 1968 THE PARTY, Carol Wayne, Peter Sellers, and Steve Franken (as the butler being choked by the waiter in the back), 1968 THE FIENDISH PLOT OF DR. FU MANCHU, from left: Sid Caesar, Steve Franken, Peter Sellers, David Tomlinson, Simon Williams, 1980, © Orion WHICH WAY TO THE FRONT?, Dack Rambo, Jerry Lewis, Jan Murray, Steve Franken, 1970 THE PARTY, Peter Sellers, Steve Franken, 1968 HARDLY WORKING, Jerry Lewis, Steve Franken, 1980, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet After the Rain Doctor (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet 26% Agent Red General Socka (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 48% Transylvania Twist Hans Hoff (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet 25% Breakfast of Aliens Unknown (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet 18% Freeway Lawyer (Character) $106.0K 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bring Me the Head of Dobie Gillis Chatsworth Osborne, Jr. (Character) - 1988
      9% 24% Hardly Working Steve Torres (Character) - 1981
      17% 43% The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu Peter Williams (Character) - 1980
      78% 79% The North Avenue Irregulars Tom (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet 0% Avalanche Henry McDade (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet 38% Zuma Beach Rick (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet 14% Terror Out of the Sky Paul Gladstone (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man From Atlantis Doctor (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet 15% Ants! White (Character) - 1977
      79% 60% The Missouri Breaks The Lonesome Kid (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet 47% Kiss Me... Kill Me Murry Tesko (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet 33% Murder on Flight 502 Donald Goldman (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Survivors Don West (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Houston, We've Got a Problem Shimon Levin (Character) - 1974
      84% 70% Westworld Technician in desert (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet 25% The Voyage of the Yes Doctor (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Every Man Needs One Bob Rasmussen (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet 0% The Stranger Henry Maitland (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet 24% Which Way to the Front? Peter Bland (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Number One Unknown (Character) - 1969
      83% 88% The Party Levinson (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet 77% Follow Me, Boys! P.O.W. Lieutenant (Character) - 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild, Wild Winter John (Character) - 1966
      93% 82% The Americanization of Emily Young Sailor (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet 31% The Time Travelers Danny McKee (Character) - 1964

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 81% The King of Queens Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Law Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      40% No Score Yet Maggie Winters Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Murphy Brown Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      89% 92% Seinfeld Brendan (Guest Star) 1998
      9% No Score Yet Sparks Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
      No Score Yet 73% MacGyver Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Diff'rent Strokes Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Simon & Simon Tunridge (Guest Star) 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1980 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet CHiPs Unknown (Guest Star) 1978 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Disney's Wonderful World Virgil Quinby (Character) 1980-1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Barney Miller Edward Novak (Guest Star) 1975 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet One Day at a Time Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alice Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Arnie Goldman (Guest Star) 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Woman J. P. Thompson (Guest Star) 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rookies Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mary Tyler Moore Show Jonas Lasser (Guest Star) 1972-1973
      No Score Yet 41% Bewitched Bruce (Guest Star) 1966 1968-1969 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D. Dr. Weitzman (Guest Star) 1971
      No Score Yet 100% Night Gallery Unknown (Character) 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Rabbi Elliott Tannenbaum (Guest Star) 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet My Three Sons Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rat Patrol Ned Cunningham (Guest Star) 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet That Girl Actor Playing Dr. Bruce Alden (Guest Star) 1966
      No Score Yet 100% The Wild, Wild West Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet My Favorite Martian Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Farmer's Daughter Bellboy (Guest Star) 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Please Don't Eat the Daisies Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Petticoat Junction Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Novak Unknown (Character) 1963-1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lieutenant Unknown (Character) 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Christopher Barton (Guest Star) 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dobie Gillis Chatsworth Osborne Jr. (Character) 1960-1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lock Up Unknown (Guest Star) 1961