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James Franciscus Net Worth. Mr. Novak, The Naked City, The Investigators, Longstreet, Doc Elliot, and Hunter were among the films and television shows in which James Grover Franciscus appeared. James Franciscus Net Worth is estimated to be approximately $5 million.

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NameJames Grover Franciscus
BornJanuary 31, 1934
DiedJuly 8, 1991, North Hollywood, California, United States
Height1.79 m
Country of OriginClayton, Missouri, United States
SpouseCarla Ankney (m. 1980–1991), Kathleen Wellman (m. 1960–1979)
ChildrenJamie Franciscus, Kellie Franciscus, Corie Franciscus, Jolie Franciscus
James Franciscus Net worthJames Franciscus Net worth $5 million
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James Franciscus Biography

James Franciscus Biography
James Franciscus Biography

Early Life

Franciscus was born in Clayton, Missouri, to Lorraine and John Allen Franciscus, the latter of whom died when James was nine years old during World War II.

Franciscus graduated magna cum laude from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and theatre arts in 1957. Dick Cavett and Bill Hinnant were his classmates.

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James Franciscus Career
James Franciscus Career

His first notable appearance was as Detective Jim Halloran in ABC’s Naked City half-hour version. Franciscus appeared as a guest star on the CBS military sitcom/drama Hennesey, starring Jackie Cooper, and on the NBC drama The Americans, depicting family disputes during the American Civil War.

From October 5 through December 28, 1961, CBS cast him in the lead role in the 13-week series The Investigators. With James Philbrook as a co-star, he played insurance investigator Russ Andrews. Franciscus also played Tom Grover in the CBS anthology series The DuPont Show with June Allyson’s episode “The Empty Heart” from 1961.

James Franciscus's movie
James Franciscus’s movie

He had small roles in episodes of The Twilight Zone titled “Judgment Night” in 1959 and big roles in episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents: “Forty Detectives Later” in 1960 and “Summer Shade” in 1961.

Primary source of James Franciscus Net worth (Acting)

In 1960, he starred in I Passed for White, and in 1963, he played Mike Norris in the NBC psychiatric drama The Eleventh Hour’s episode “Hang By One Hand.” He also appeared in episodes of Combat!, The F.B.I., and Miracle of the White Stallions as a guest star.


James Franciscus Acting
James Franciscus Acting

Franciscus is best known for his title roles in NBC’s Mr. Novak (1963–65) and ABC’s Longstreet (1971–72), in which his blind character took Jeet Kune Do lessons from the late Bruce Lee as Li Tsung in four episodes, and for his vocal performance in the big-screen adaptation of Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1973).

He co-hosted the syndicated real-life adventure series Waterworld, which aired from 1972 to 1975, with Lloyd Bridges. In 1977, he starred in the short-lived Hunter, his fifth television series (as a secret agent).

Other Projects

James Franciscus in Longstreet
James Franciscus in Longstreet

Youngblood Hawke, Snow Treasure, The Amazing Dobermans, Marooned, Beneath the Planet of the Apes, City on Fire, When Time Ran Out, The Valley of Gwangi, and The Greek Tycoon were among his many feature films in the 1960s and 1970s.

Franciscus found film work with Italian cinema over the years. He agreed to play the lead in Dario Argento’s second film, The Cat o’ Nine Tails, in 1971. He starred in Antonio Margheriti’s Killer Fish in 1979 and in director Enzo G. Castellari’s Jaws-inspired Great White Shark in 1980.

James Franciscus in Beneath the Planet of the Apes
James Franciscus in Beneath the Planet of the Apes

He continues to perform in film and television roles. When he was offered fewer major roles, Franciscus switched to screenwriting and producing. He worked as an associate producer and screenwriter on the film 29th Street, starring Anthony LaPaglia and Danny Aiello, in 1991, the year of his death.

Personal life

Franciscus married Kathleen “Kitty” Wellman, the daughter of film director William A. Wellman, on March 28, 1960. Jamie, Kellie, Korie, and Jolie were their four children.

James Franciscus with Bruce Lee
James Franciscus with Bruce Lee

He married Carla Ankney in 1980 after the pair divorced.

They were still married when Franciscus died of emphysema in North Hollywood, California, in 1991, at the age of 57.


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