Former NBC and CBS star Randall Franks returns to television in new film “Decision” on GMC
Actor/entertainer Randall Franks, “Officer Randy Goode” from TV’s “In the Heat of the Night,” returns to television Sunday, October 16 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. (EST) with a special appearance in the GMC movie “Decision.”
“This is a wonderful story and when I read the script, I knew I wanted to be part of it,” Franks said. “It was a privilege to help bring the visions of director Thomas Makowski and screenwriter Kevan Otto to life in this heartwarming .”
While working since April to raise $1 million to rebuild homes for uninsured and underinsured tornado victims in his hometown of Ringgold, Ga., Randall fulfilled requests from four additional directors to join their films. He is currently filming his fifth movie of the year.
In the first of those movies to be released he stars alongside fellow entertainers Natalie Grant and Billy Dean.
“This was my first opportunity to meet and work with Natalie,” he said. “She was so gracious and I enjoyed the time we shared on the set. This is my second film with Billy and I am honored to share the screen with him again.”
Franks plays “Principal Nate Foster” in this coming of age story of teen “Jackson Connors,” played by Mike Rosenbaum, who is overcoming the loss of his father (Dean).
“I hope everyone will tune in to join us all in this wonderful adventure of finding God’s unique direction for each of us,” Franks said.
Check local cable listings to find GMC or find it on Dish Network channel 188, DIRECTV channel 338, and Verizon FiOS channel 224.
Franks’s musical stylings have been heard in 150 countries and by more than 25 million Americans. His musical career boasts 17 album releases, 17 singles, and over 200 recordings with various artists from various genres.
In addition to touring, he hosts 10 concerts annually at the Ringgold Depot in Ringgold, Ga. raising funds for the Pearl and Floyd Franks Scholarship Fund.
The award-winning fiddler’s best selling release, “Handshakes and Smiles” was a top twenty Christian music seller. Many of his albums were among the top 30-bluegrass recordings of their release year.
The multi-award winning journalist is an author and syndicated columnist reaching readers throughout the South and Midwest.
For more information or to donate to assist in rebuilding, visit http://randallfranks.com/.
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Actor Randall Franks (center, back) pauses on the set of “Decision” near Nashville with Natalie Grant -“Ilene Connors,” Mike Rosenbaum (left) – “Jackson Connors,” and director Thomas Makowski. ((Photo: Randall Franks Media)
Randall Franks (Photo: Randall Franks Music/Teryl Jackson)