Fran Kranz Celebrity Watchlist

Fast Facts

  • Dyed his hair blue for the role of Judas in a high school production of Jesus Christ Superstar.
  • Made his film debut in 2001 cult favorite Donnie Darko. The film's lead, Jake Gyllenhaal, was a high-school classmate of Kranz's.
  • Landed his first regular TV role with CBS sitcom Welcome to the Captain.
  • Frequently works with Joss Whedon, acting in Whedon's Dollhouse, The Cabin in the Woods and Much Ado About Nothing.
  • Played Bernard in Mike Nichols' 2012 Broadway production of Death of a Salesman.


  • Yale University, New Haven, CT (2005)


  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA
  • Birthday: July 13, 1981,
  • Profession: Actor
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