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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 31 wins & 82 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 The Deuce (TV Movie) (post-production)
Vincent Martino
 2016 Sausage Party (post-production) (voice)
 2016/I Actors Anonymous (completed)
Jake Lamont
 2016 In Dubious Battle (post-production)
Mac McLeod
 2016/IV The Fixer (post-production)
 2016 Zeroville (completed)
 2015 Killing Animals (completed)
Mr. Hurston
 2016 The Labyrinth
Narrator (voice)
 2016 Angie Tribeca (TV Series)
- Episode #1.2 (2016)
 2015 The Night Before
James Franco
 2015/I Memoria
Mr. Wyckoff
 2014-2015 Making a Scene with James Franco (TV Series short)
James / Rachel / Joey / ...
- Friendtervention (2015) ... Rachel / Joey
- Saved by the Freaks (2015) ... Zack Morris / Daniel Desario
- Murdered with Children (2015) ... Al Bundy
- Gossip Gal (2015) ... Blair
- Breaking Sex (2015) ... Carrie / Walter White
 2015 The Little Prince
The Fox (voice)
 2015 Deadbeat (TV Series)
- The Polaroid Flasher (2015) ... Johnny
 2015 The Adderall Diaries
Stephen Elliott
 2015 Wild Horses
Ben Briggs
 2015 A Walk in Winter (Short)
 2015 Every Thing Will Be Fine
Tomas Eldan
 2015 Queen of the Desert
Henry Cadogan
 2015 Yosemite
 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
 2012 Maladies
 2012 FCU: Fact Checkers Unit (TV Series)
- James Franco Is Preggers (2012) ... James
 2012 Rebel Dabble Babble (Short)
Jim Stark / James Dean
 2009-2012 General Hospital (TV Series)
- 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
 2010 Love & Distrust (Video)
Travis (segment: "Grasshopper" by Eric Kmetz)
 2010 Masculinity & Me (Short)
 2010 Shadows & Lies
William Vincent
 2010 Date Night
 2010 30 Rock (TV Series)
James Franco
 2008/I Milk
Scott Smith
 2008 Nights in Rodanthe
Mark Flanner (uncredited)
 2008/I Camille
 2007 In the Valley of Elah
Sgt. Dan Carnelli
 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)
 2006 The Wicker Man
Bar Guy #1
 2005 Fool's Gold
 2005 The Ape
Harry Walker
 2003 The Company
 2002 Sonny
 2002 Blind Spot
 2002 Mother Ghost
Skateboarder guy
 2002 The Car Kid (Short)
 2002 Deuces Wild
 2001 James Dean (TV Movie)
James Dean
 2001 Mean People Suck (Short)
 2001 Some Body
Apartment Guy 3 (uncredited)
 2001 The X-Files (TV Series)
Officer #2
- Surekill (2001) ... Officer #2
 2000 If Tomorrow Comes
 2000 At Any Cost (TV Movie)
 1999 Never Been Kissed
Jason (as James Edward Franco)
 1999 Profiler (TV Series)
- 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)
 1997 Pacific Blue (TV Series)
- Matters of the Heart (1997) ... Brian
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Novel: "Actors Anonymous". New York: Little A/New Harvest. ISBN-10: 0544114531; ISBN-13: 9780544114531 See more »

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4 Interviews | 22 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 11 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

James Edward Franco


5' 11" (1.8 m)

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[on using the videos trapped hiker Aron Ralston had made, in order to portray him in 127 Hours (2010)] He's not an actor giving a Shakespeare death soliloquy. He didn't want to lose himself because that would make it harder for his mother to watch. I knew that if I captured that, somehow, it would feel very authentic and powerful. See more »


Was presented the 2,492nd Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame accompanied by his mother Betsy Franco, brother Dave Franco, Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) director Sam Raimi and This Is the End (2013) co-star Seth Rogen (March 7, 2013). See more »


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