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One of Hollywood's most sought-after and vibrant young talents, FRAN KRANZ (Marty) continues to be a stand-out in every project he takes on. Kranz has been working consistently as a professional actor since he was in high school. He can currently be seen on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in "Death of a Salesman” opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman and Andrew Garfield, directed by Mike Nichols. He has collaborated with Joss Whedon on two other projects. They just wrapped production on "Much Ado about Nothing,” a modern retelling of Shakespeare's classic comedy. He plays the role of ‘Claudio.' Prior to that, they worked together on Whedon's sci-fi series for Fox, "Dollhouse,” alongside Eliza Dushku, where he played ‘Topher,' the sarcastic, tech wunderkind. Kranz also recently wrapped production on "Lust for Love” opposite Beau Garrett, an indie which centers on a guy who wins the love of his childhood sweetheart, but is quickly dumped due to his lack of experience with women. To win her back, he enlists the help of his love's girlfriend who teaches him how to woo women.

Past film credits include Jake Kasdan's "The TV Set,” opposite David Duchovny and Sigourney Weaver; "The Village;” "Matchstick Men;” "Orange County;” "Training Day;” "Donnie Darko;” "The Night of the White Pants” opposite Tom Wilkinson and Nick Stahl; "Wieners” opposite Zachary Levi; "Don't Fade Away;” "Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2;” "Whirlygirl;” "Shades of Ray;” "Careless;” "Admissions;” "Bickford Schmeckler's Cool Ideas;” and "Rise: Blood Hunter.” Kranz also has extensive theatre credits including Second Stage's Off Broadway production of "Bachelorette.” His credits from his time at Yale include "Twelfth Night;” "Miss Saigon;” "Sideman;” "Morning after Optimism;” "A Chorus Line;” "Antony & Cleopatra;” "The Dining Room;” "Angels in America;” "A Bright Room Called Day;” "Henry IV Part I” and "Hedda Gabler.” At a guest program at Oxford, he won Best Actor for his portrayal of ‘Petruchio' in "The Taming of the Shrew.” On television, he starred in the CBS comedy "The Captain,” opposite Jeffrey Tambor which was written and directed by John Hamburg. Other past TV credits include "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” "Private Practice” and "Frasier.”

Originally from LA, Kranz currently resides in NY.


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