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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 32 wins & 57 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Sausage Party (filming) (voice)
 2015/I Michael (filming)
Michael
  The Adderall Diaries (filming)
Stephen Elliott
 2014 Yosemite (post-production)
Phil
 2014 Making a Scene with James Franco (TV Series short)
 2014 Dave Skylark's Very Special VMA Special (TV Movie)
David Skylark
 2014 Good People
Tom Wright
 2014 Obituaries (Short)
Felix Mitchum
 2014/I The Labyrinth (voice)
 2014 Veronica Mars
James Franco (uncredited)
 2014 Memoria
Mr. Wyckoff
 2013 Palo Alto
Mr. B
 2012 Maladies
James
 2012/IV The Letter
Tyrone
 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 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:

: Announced he will soon play the role of George in a Broadway revival of the classic John Steinbeck tragedy "Of Mice and Men". See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 20 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 9 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 his earliest jobs) When I was 13 or 14 my dad got me a job working the counter at a coffee shop. It sucked. I read books when the place was empty and got let go when the assistant manager told the boss he'd found $2 in one of the aprons and said I was trying to steal. It turns out he had taken, like, $10,000. Later, when I wanted a car and my parents said they'd match whatever I could ... See more »

Trivia:

Franco told interviewer Terry Gross that when he was in junior high school, he was arrested for shoplifting cologne from a department store and reselling it with his friends at the school. He noted to Gross the irony that, in 2008, he shot an advertising campaign in which he became the face of Gucci cologne. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays real life characters See more »

Nickname:

Ted, Teddy

Star Sign:

Aries

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