James Franco

A blue-blooded member of Hollywood's celebrity royalty.

James Franco
Full NameJames Edward Franco


Born on April 19th, 1978, James Franco is a royal of Silicon Valley. His parents, Betsy Franco and Douglas Eugene "Doug" Franco, were of Jewish and Portuguese-Swedish descent respectively. With his two younger brothers, Dave and Tom, James graduated from Palo Alto High School and went on to attend UCLA. However, James bravely left his studies to pursue a career in acting, a decision his parents initially disagreed with. This gamble paid off, as he was soon cast in the leading role of Freaks and Geeks (1999). His hard work and determination have allowed him to become a Hollywood icon of royalty, and his legacy lives on.

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Yes! James Franco comes from the illustrious Franco family. They have four celebrities in their family. With one hundred eight credited apperances in TV, film, and video.

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  • Golden Globe2018
    The Disaster ArtistBest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
  • Golden Globe2002
    James DeanBest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television


  • Freaks and Geeks
  • Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis
  • 11.22.63
  • Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special
  • The Deuce
  • No Actor Parking
  • 30 Seconds to Mars: City of Angels
  • Obituaries
  • The 81st Annual Academy Awards
  • Of Mice and Men
  • The Little Prince
  • 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • 127 Hours
  • Milk
  • Spider-Man 2
  • Spider-Man
  • The Disaster Artist
  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  • Obey Giant
  • If Tomorrow Comes
  • Hollywood Heights
  • James Dean
  • A Fuller Life
  • You Always Stalk the Ones You Love
  • Angie Tribeca
  • Knocked Up
  • The Car Kid
  • Pineapple Express
  • The Holiday
  • Rebel
  • Actors Anonymous
  • The Iceman
  • Interview
  • FCU: Fact Checkers Unit
  • Tristan + Isolde
  • Veronica Mars
  • The Labyrinth
  • Howl
  • Alien: Covenant - Prologue: Last Supper
  • The Great Raid
  • This Is the End
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