Ivor Francis began his entertainment career as a teen appearing on the radio in his native Toronto, Canada. During WW II he served in the RAF and afterward emigrated to New York where he landed a job on a daily serial Me Perkins. This led him to appear in several Broadway shows and from there to feature films such as I Love My Wife. During the '70s he frequently worked as an actor in Disney films, including World's Greatest Athlete. Francis also appeared frequently on television series and in made-for-TV- movies; he was a regular on Room 222. Later in his career he began teaching stagecraft in Los Angeles and New York. His daughter Genie Francis has played "Laura" on the television soap General Hospital for many years.