Francis Elliott "Fran" Kranz (born July 13, 1981) is an American actor. He is best known for his portrayal of Topher Brink in Joss Whedon's science fiction drama television series Dollhouse, and for a prominent role in the film The Cabin in the Woods, co-written by Whedon.
As of 2012, he plays the role of Bernard in Death of a Salesman on Broadway. Kranz started acting in third and fourth grade and knew from a very young age that he wanted to be an actor Kranz grew up in Los Angeles, California and attended Harvard-Westlake High School. Kranz graduated in 2004 from Yale University, where he was a member of the improv comedy group The Ex!t Players.