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James Franco


Known for his breakthrough starring role on Freaks and Geeks (1999), James Franco was born in Palo Alto, California on April 19, 1978. His mother, Betsy Franco, is Jewish, and his father, Douglas Eugene "Doug" Franco, was of Portuguese and Swedish descent, and ran a Silicon Valley business. James's mother, a writer, has occasionally acted. Growing ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 36 wins & 62 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 11/22/63 (TV Mini-Series) (pre-production)
Jake Epping (2015)
 2016 Sausage Party (filming) (voice)
 2015 Killing Animals (post-production)
Mr. Hurston
 2015 The Adderall Diaries (post-production)
Stephen Elliott
 2015 The Labyrinth (post-production) (voice)
 2014 Memoria (post-production)
Mr. Wyckoff
 2015 A Walk in Winter (Short)
Conrad
 2015 Wild Horses
 2015 Every Thing Will Be Fine
Tomas Eldan
 2015 I Am Michael
Michael Glatze
 2015 Yosemite
Phil
 2014 Making a Scene with James Franco (TV Series short)
James / Harry / Grease / ...
- The Dark Side of Twilight (2014) ... James
- When Harry Met Harry (2014) ... Harry
- Catfather (2014) ... James
- I'm the One That I Want (2014) ... Grease
- Back to the Future (2014) ... Forest Gump / Marty McFly
 2014 Good People
Tom Wright
 2014 Obituaries (Short)
Felix Mitchum
 2014 Veronica Mars
James Franco (uncredited)
 2013 Palo Alto
Mr. B
 2013 The Real World: This Is the End Edition (TV Movie)
James Franco
 2012/IV The Letter
Tyrone
 2012 Maladies
James
 2012 FCU: Fact Checkers Unit (TV Series)
James
- James Franco Is Preggers (2012) ... James
 2012 Rebel Dabble Babble (Short)
Jim Stark / James Dean
 2009-2012 General Hospital (TV Series)
Franco
- Episode #1.12473 (2012) ... Franco
- Episode #1.12472 (2012) ... Franco
- Episode #1.12443 (2011) ... Franco
- Episode #1.12429 (2011) ... Franco
- Episode #1.12428 (2011) ... Franco
 2011/II Rebel (Short)
 2011/I Sal
Milton Katselas
 2011 Na Nai'a: Legend of the Dolphins
Narrator (voice)
 2011 The Colbert Report (TV Series)
Frank Jameso / Himself - Guest
- James Franco (2011) ... Frank Jameso / Himself - Guest
 2010 Love & Distrust (Video)
Travis (segment: "Grasshopper" by Eric Kmetz)
 2010 Masculinity & Me (Short)
 2010 Shadows & Lies
William Vincent
 2010 Date Night
Taste
 2010 30 Rock (TV Series)
James Franco
 2008/I Milk
Scott Smith
 2008 Nights in Rodanthe
Mark Flanner (uncredited)
 2008/I Camille
Silias
 2007 Spider-Man 3 (Video Game)
Harry Osborn / New Goblin (voice)
 2007 Knocked Up
Sol (uncredited)
 2007/I Interview
Boyfriend on Phone (voice)
 2006 Grasshopper (Short)
Travis
 2006 The Wicker Man
Bar Guy #1
 2005 Fool's Gold
Brent
 2005 The Ape
Harry Walker
 2003 The Company
Josh
 2002 Sonny
Sonny
 2002 Blind Spot
Danny
 2002 Mother Ghost
Skateboarder guy
 2002 The Car Kid (Short)
 2002 Deuces Wild
Tino
 2001 James Dean (TV Movie)
James Dean
 2001 Mean People Suck (Short)
Casey
 2001 Some Body
Apartment Guy 3 (uncredited)
 2001 The X-Files (TV Series)
Officer #2
- Surekill (2001) ... Officer #2
 2000 If Tomorrow Comes
Devin
 2000 At Any Cost (TV Movie)
Mike
 1999 Never Been Kissed
Jason (as James Edward Franco)
 1999 Profiler (TV Series)
Stevie
- Three Carat Crisis (1999) ... Stevie
 1999 To Serve and Protect (TV Mini-Series)
Matt Carr
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... Matt Carr
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... Matt Carr
 1998 1973 (TV Movie)
Greg
 1997 Pacific Blue (TV Series)
Brian
- Matters of the Heart (1997) ... Brian
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Interviewed author Jeffrey Eugenides in the November issue of Playboy magazine [USA]. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 21 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 10 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

James Edward Franco

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[2011, on being a troubled youth] I was arrested for a lot of petty crimes. It added up. I was a ward of the court and was put on probation. Finally, I'd had enough chances, but they gave me one final chance, and, fortunately, I didn't get into any trouble after that. Otherwise, I guess it could have been like Lindsay Lohan, when she's on probation and then she's accused of stealing a necklace, ... See more »

Trivia:

Franco volunteers at the charity Art of Elysium in Los Angeles, helping kids with serious medical conditions. In January 2011, he was honoured for his work at the hospital, receiving the Spirit of Elysium accolade. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays real life characters See more »

Nickname:

Ted, Teddy

Star Sign:

Aries

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