Dave Franco

Dave Franco

Movie Actor

David John Franco is an American actor and filmmaker. He began his career with small roles in films such as Superbad and Charlie St. Cloud. Following a starring role in the ninth season of the comedy series Scrubs, Franco had his film breakthrough as a supporting role in the buddy comedy film 21 Jump Street.

Full Name
David John Franco
Jun 12, 1985
5′ 7″
Net Worth


Dave Franco was born in Palo Alto, California on June 12, 1985. He is an American actor and producer. He is the youngest of three brothers, his older brother being James Franco. Dave attended the University of Southern California for a year before dropping out to pursue acting.

Franco began his career with small roles in films such as Superbad (2007) and Charlie St. Cloud (2010). His first major role came in the 2010 comedy film "Fright Night". He then went on to appear in numerous other comedies including 21 Jump Street (2012), Now You See Me (2013), Neighbors (2014) and its sequel Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016).

In addition to his comedic roles, Franco has appeared in dramatic films such as The Disaster Artist (2017) and 6 Balloons (2018). He also starred in Netflix’s “The Rental” which was released in 2020.

In 2017, Franco made his producing debut with The Masterpiece; he also produced The Disaster Artist that same year. Besides acting and producing, he has written two books—Dave Franco's Guide To Life (2015) and Boring Book: An Unofficial Unauthorized Autobiography Of Dave Franco (2017). 

Dave has been nominated for several awards throughout his career including Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Comedy Supporting Actor for The Disaster Artist; MTV Movie & TV Awards for Best Comedic Performance for Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising; People's Choice Awards for Favorite Comedic Movie Actor for both Now You See Me and Neighbors; Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie Actor: Comedy for both 21 Jump Street and 22 Jump Street; and Young Hollywood Awards for Breakthrough Performance — Male for 21 Jump Street.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1985</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Dave Franco is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On June 12, 1985, Dave Franco was born in Palo Alto, California.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2006</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Acting Debut</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Makes his acting debut in the movie Superbad.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2011</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Lead Role in 21 Jump Street</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Gets his first lead role in the comedy movie 21 Jump Street.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2013</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starring Role in Now You See Me</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Gets a starring role in the movie Now You See Me alongside Jesse Eisenberg and Morgan Freeman.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2015</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Married to Alison Brie</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Gets married to actress Alison Brie.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2017</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starring Role in The Disaster Artist</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Gets a starring role in the movie The Disaster Artist alongside James Franco and Seth Rogen.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Lead Role in 6 Underground</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Gets a lead role in the action movie 6 Underground directed by Michael Bay.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Charismatic Actor</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Dave Franco is a charismatic actor with a great sense of humor. He can make any role fun and entertaining, whether it be a comedic or dramatic role. His natural charisma and charm make him someone that audiences love watching on screen.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's Versatile</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Dave Franco is incredibly versatile as an actor. He can play comedic roles, serious roles, and action roles all with equal effectiveness. He has been able to take on a variety of different characters in films and television shows.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He Supports Charities</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Dave Franco is passionate about giving back to those who are less fortunate than him. He has supported several charities over the years such as the Make A Wish Foundation, Feeding America, and cancer research. Dave Franco is an admirable advocate for causes that are important to him.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Younger Brother of James Franco</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Dave Franco is the younger brother of actor and director James Franco.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Was a Professional Magician</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Before becoming an actor, Dave Franco was a professional magician, performing at parties and events.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> First Acting Role Was in a TV Commercial</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Dave Franco's first acting role was in a Coca-Cola commercial when he was just 15 years old. </p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Was in a Band</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Dave Franco was part of a band called The Speck of Dust, where he sang and played guitar. </p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Worked at an Art Gallery</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Before becoming an actor, Dave Franco worked at an art gallery in Los Angeles for three years.</p></div>


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