Kellie Franciscus was born on December 4, 1963, to actor James Franciscus and his first wife, Kathleen Wellman. She has one older sister and two younger sisters, Jamie, Korie Allen, and Jolie Franciscus.
Kellie Franciscus has stayed away from the limelight, and little about her personal life is known. However, at the time of her father’s death, he had two granddaughters, probably one of them was Kellie’s. She has not made it public who she is married to and how many children she has. However, some sources mention that she is married to Stephen M. Gunner.
Educational Background and Career
Given that her father graduated from Yale University, he must have made sure that his daughters went to school. However, no details have been availed on Kellie’s highest educational qualifications, it is also unclear if she joined college, and the course she did is unknown.
Regarding what Kellie does to earn a living, she has not made it public, but she chose a different career from that of her father. She might be into something else to be able to provide for her family.
Kellie’s father completed his college studies at Yale University, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in theatre arts and English. Soon after completing college, James ventured into acting. He got his major role in the procedural series Naked City, where he appeared as Detective Jim Halloran.
In late 1961, played the lead role of Russ Andrews, an insurance investigator, in the series The Investigators. He co-starred in the series for thirteen weeks with actor James Philbrook. In his early acting career, Kellie’s father also appeared in Summer Shade, The DuPont Show with June Allyson, and one episode of The Twilight Zone.
Kellie’s father had a starring role in the movie I Passed for White. James’ other film credits include The Valley of Gwangi, Youngblood Hawke, The Greek Tycoon, Good Guys Wear Black, Killer Fish, The Last Shark, Great Transport, and The Amazing Dobermans.
On television, Kellie’s father has a lead role in Mr. Novak as John Novak from 1963 to 1965. He also appeared in one episode of The F.B.I. in 1967. James played Mike Longstreet in 1971 in the procedural show Longstreet. In 1973, Kellie’s father was part of the main cast as Dr. Benjamin Elliot in the medical drama Doc Elliot.
Kellie’s father’s other notable role is when he played James Hunter in the show Hunter. He appeared in a few other television movies before his unfortunate death; these include The Pirate, Secret Weapons, Puzzle, Secrets of Three Hungry Wives, The Man Inside, and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy.
Cause of Her Father’s Death
Kellie Franciscus’s father had been smoking most of his life, negatively affecting his health. He died of emphysema in 1991 in North Hollywood, California, aged 57.
Kellie Franciscus has kept a low profile, and it is hard to tell where in the United States she lives now. But she is probably focusing on her career and spending time with her loved ones, including her grandchildren.