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Born: April 11, 1949 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Richmond, California, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Raised the youngest of three children in Richmond, California
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Acted off-Broadway at Joseph Papp's Public Theater
1973:
Feature acting debut, "Five on the Black Hand Side", credited as Carl Mikal Franklin
1974:
TV acting debut, "It Couldn't Happen to a Nicer Guy", a TV-movie comedy about a male rape victim
1975:
TV series debut, "Caribe" (ABC), an exotic cop drama with Stacy Keach
1977:
Co-starred on "The Fantastic Journey", a short-lived NBC sci-fi series
1977:
First TV special, NBC team member in "Battle of the Network Stars II"
1978:
TV miniseries debut, "Loose Change/Those Restless Years" on NBC-TV
1979:
Co-starred in the unsold Western TV-movie/pilot "The Legend of the Golden Gun" on NBC
1981:
Cast as a regular on "McClain's Law" on NBC, a cop drama vehicle for James Arness
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Played the recurring role of Captain Crane on the popular NBC action comedy series "The A-Team"
1989:
Debut as a writer-director, "Punk", a short film made as Franklin's masters thesis at AFI (broadcast in 1993 as a presentation of "Alive TV" on PBS)
1989:
Feature directing and screenwriting debut, "Eye of the Eagle II: Inside the Enemy"; also acted in first feature appearance in 16 years; first feature made in association with Roger Corman's Concorde Pictures (here acting as a distributor)
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Scripted, directed and/or acted in subsequent genre quickies for Corman: "Nowhere to Run", "Last Stand at Lang Mei" (both 1989); "Full Fathom Five" (1990); "Eye of the Eagle 3"; and "In the Heat of Passion" (both 1992)
1993:
Breakthrough feature directing assignment, the critically acclaimed crime drama "One False Move"
1993:
TV miniseries directing debut, "Laurel Avenue" on HBO
1995:
Wrote and directed an acclaimed but little seen adaptation of Walter Mosley's "Devil in a Blue Dress", starring Denzel Washington
1998:
Helmed the moving adaptation of Anna Quindlen's autobiographical novel "One True Thing", starring Renee Zellweger and Meryl Streep

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