Fran Kranz


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  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/13/1981
  • Profession: Actor
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Why S.H.I.E.L.D. Is This Season's Biggest Disappointment


I'm going to get right to the point: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is not good.

Five episodes in, and I'm ready to quit -- and I don't quit anything. I'm still watching Grey's Anatomy, Project Runway and yes, even the boys vs. girls season of America's Next Top Modelbut S.H.I.E.L.D. is pushing my limits.

Last week's episode was a small step in the right direction, finally introducing the show's Big Bad, Centipede. But I'm finding it hard to muster up anything beyond apathy towards this evil. Why should I care whether or not Coulson's team can save the world from Centipede when they haven't given me a single reason to care about the people doing the saving? Here are seven ways that S.H.I.E.L.D. went wrong: 

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VIDEO: The Good Wife: A More Perfect Union

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The Good Wife: A More Perfect Union
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Aired: 4/21/2013

When Alicia takes a case as a favor to her mother, it causes unrest at the firm. watch

VIDEO: A More Perfect Union

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A More Perfect Union
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Aired: 4/21/2013

Alicia represents a group of software coders in a contract dispute as a favor to her mother, but the case causes unexpected consequences to the firm. Meanwhile, Peter asks Alicia to renew their vows and Kalinda plays two sides of the firm against each other. Mamie Gummer returns as Nancy Crozier and CBS THIS MORNING host Charlie Rose guest stars as himself. watch


Dollhouse: Inside The Dollhouse With F
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TV Listings



Year Title Description
2012 The Cabin In The Woods Movie, Actor
2012 Much Ado About Nothing Movie, Actor - Claudio
2009 Dollhouse TV Show Series, Actor - Topher Brink
2008 Welcome to the Captain TV Show Series, Actor - Josh Flug
2007 The Tv Set Movie, Actor - Zach Harper

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Breaking: Battlestar Stud Playing Dollhouse with Dushku

Joss Whedon is letting his obsession with Battlestar Galactica get the best of him — and I couldn't be happier about it!Whedon has tapped Galactica stud Tahmoh Penikett (aka Helo) to play Eliza Dushku's "twisted romantic foil" in Dollhouse, a spokesperson for Twentieth Television confirms. Also joining the Dollhouse ensemble are Fran Kranz (CBS' Welcome to the Captain), Aussie actress Dichen Lachman and relative newcomer Enver Gjokaj.Penikett's character, Paul Smith (originally named Paul Ballard), is described as an FBI agent who becomes obsessed with both the urban myth that is Dollhouse and its most recognizable inhabitant, Echo (Dushku).Kranz, meanwhile, has been cast as Dollhouse's nerdy programmer Topher Brink, the dude responsible for imprinting the dolls. Lachman, who starred in the Australian series Neighbours, will play Sierra, a Doll similar to Echo, only not as self-aware. And last but not least, Gjokaj will play Echo's buddy Victor, a handsome Doll who is childlike... read more

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