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      Dave Franco

      Dave Franco

      Highest Rated: 96% The LEGO Movie (2014)

      Lowest Rated: 10% Unfinished Business (2015)

      Birthday: Jun 12, 1985

      Birthplace: Palo Alto, California, USA

      Dave Franco's breakout roles were on "Scrubs" (NBC, 2001-2010) and the popular remake of "21 Jump Street" (2012). His Funny or Die videos with "Superbad" co-star Christopher Mintz-Plasse and brother James Franco highlighted his endearing snarky cool and sarcastic wit. These talents were also on display in his roles as a whipsmart teen on "Privileged" (The CW, 2008-09) and a Muppet-obsessed frat boy on "Greek" (ABC Family, 2007-2011). As he matured into a fully-grown character actor with films like "Now You See Me" (2013) and "The Little Hours" (2017), Franco didn't share his brother's sense of meta-theatricality, but his ambition and creativity were clearly a family trait. Born during a sunny California summer in 1985, Franco grew up the youngest of three brothers in a liberal family active in academic and artistic pursuits; his paternal grandmother Marjorie was a published author, and his mother Betsy was a writer and actress who encouraged her sons' creativity. Middle brother Tom went on to become a sculptor, while the eldest, James, became James Franco, Oscar-nominated actor, NYU professor and general creative oddball. In fact, it was James' manager who coerced Dave into taking a drama class at the University of Southern California, which led the college sophomore to switch gears from creative writing to acting. After making his debut on an episode of the long-running family drama "7th Heaven" (The CW, 1996-2007), Franco landed a small but memorable role in the breakout 2007 hit "Superbad," and was cast opposite Jerry O'Connell as a laidback bellhop in the quickly-cancelled sitcom "Do Not Disturb" (Fox, 2008). He portrayed Zach, a nerd with a romantic streak, on several episodes of the teen drama "Privileged" before landing a prime role in the final season of "Scrubs" as Cole Aaronson, a wealthy med student who buys his way into an internship at Sacred Heart Hospital. Though he was wary of being caught in his brother's ever-elongating shadow, Franco worked with James on several projects; in 2010 he directed and starred in a five-part video interview of the "127 Hours" (2010) star for Esquire, and the pair collaborated on several Funny or Die videos, including a satirical instructional series entitled "Acting with James Franco" (2009). That year also saw the end of the quirky medical sitcom "Scrubs" and the beginning of Franco's transition to Hollywood. His role as Zac Efron's best friend in the romantic drama "Charlie St. Cloud" (2010) kicked off a string of performances that highlighted his deft physicality and dry humor; chief among them were his obnoxious high school bully in "Fright Night" (2011) and his drug-dealer-with-daddy-issues in "21 Jump Street," starring Channing Tatum. After becoming zombie fodder in the undead romance "Warm Bodies" (2013), Franco signed on to play a bank-robbing magician in the star-studded caper "Now You See Me" (2013). Franco's next major role came in the box office hit "Neighbors" (2014), in which he played one of a group of frat boys who make life difficult for new parents Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne. A massive success, it established Franco as his own man away from his older brother's coattails. Following a voice role in "The Lego Movie" (2014), Franco costarred with Vince Vaughn in the flop "Unfinished Business" (2015) before revisiting three of his key roles in "22 Jump Street" (2014), "Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising" (2016) and "Now You See Me 2" (2016). After starring in the social media thriller "Nerve" (2016), Franco changed courses to play a romantic lead in "The Little Hours" (2017), Jeff Baena's comedy based on a story in The Decameron about three nuns in a 14th century Italian convent. He next reteamed with his brother for "The Disaster Artist" (2017), a comedy-drama about the making of the notoriously awful film "The Room" (2003).

      Highest rated movies

      If Beale Street Could Talk Love Lies Bleeding The Disaster Artist
      6 Balloons
      21 Jump Street
      Warm Bodies
      The Little Hours Neighbors

      Photos

      Dave Franco at arrivals for THE LITTLE HOURS Premiere at Sundance Film Festival 2017, MARC-Park City Municipal Athletic & Recreation Center, Park City, UT January 19, 2017. Photo By: James Atoa/Everett Collection Dave Franco attends the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards, Golden Globes, at Hotel Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, USA, on 06 January 2019. (115458050) Dave Franco at arrivals for THE DISASTER ARTIST Screening - AFI Fest 2017, TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX, Los Angeles, CA November 12, 2017. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Dave Franco at arrivals for 9th Annual Governors Awards for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) - Part 2, The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center, Los Angeles, CA November 11, 2017. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Dave Franco at arrivals for THE DISASTER ARTIST Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival 2017, Ryerson Theatre, Toronto, ON September 11, 2017. Photo By: JA/Everett Collection Dave Franco at arrivals for THE DISASTER ARTIST Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival 2017, Ryerson Theatre, Toronto, ON September 11, 2017. Photo By: JA/Everett Collection Dave Franco at arrivals for Warner Bros. Pictures Invites You to The Big Picture at CinemaCon 2017, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV March 29, 2017. Photo By: JA/Everett Collection Dave Franco at arrivals for IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK Screening, ArcLight Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA December 4, 2018. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Dave Franco at arrivals for NEIGHBORS Premiere, The Regency Village Theatre, Los Angeles, CA April 28, 2014. Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection Dave Franco at arrivals for THE LITTLE HOURS Premiere at Sundance Film Festival 2017, MARC-Park City Municipal Athletic & Recreation Center, Park City, UT January 19, 2017. Photo By: James Atoa/Everett Collection Dave Franco at arrivals for NEIGHBORS 2: SORORITY RISING Premiere, Regency Westwood Village Theatre, Los Angeles, CA May 16, 2016. Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection Dave Franco at arrivals for 22 JUMP STREET Premiere, The Regency Village Theatre, Los Angeles, CA June 10, 2014. Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection Dave Franco at arrivals for NEIGHBORS Premiere, The Regency Village Theatre, Los Angeles, CA April 28, 2014. Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection Dave Franco at arrivals for THE LITTLE HOURS Premiere at Sundance Film Festival 2017, MARC-Park City Municipal Athletic & Recreation Center, Park City, UT January 19, 2017. Photo By: James Atoa/Everett Collection Christopher Mintz Plasse, Dave Franco, Anton Yelchin at arrivals for FRIGHT NIGHT Premiere, Arclight Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA August 17, 2011. Photo By: Michael Germana/Everett Collection UNFINISHED BUSINESS, from left: Dave Franco, Tom Wilkinson, Vince Vaughn, 2015. ph: Nicole Rivelli/TM & copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE, DAVE FRANCO, VOICE OF LLOYD, 2017. ©WARNER BROS. UNFINISHED BUSINESS, from left: Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco, 2015. TM & copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved UNFINISHED BUSINESS, from left: Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco, 2015. TM & copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved NOW YOU SEE ME 2, from left: Dave Franco, Lizzy Caplan, Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, 2013, ph: Jay Maidment/©Lionsgate

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      91% No Score Yet Love Lies Bleeding JJ (Character) - 2024
      71% 60% Somebody I Used To Know Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Executive Producer
      - 2023
      56% 77% Day Shift Seth (Character) - 2022
      88% 68% Zola Producer - 2020
      73% 47% The Rental Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      $1.6M 2020
      36% 60% 6 Underground Six (Character) - 2019
      23% 38% Zeroville Montgomery Clift (Character) $8.0K 2019
      95% 68% If Beale Street Could Talk Levy (Character) $14.9M 2018
      86% 56% 6 Balloons Seth (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 6 Balloons Unknown (Character) - 2018
      91% 85% The Disaster Artist Greg Sestero (Character) $21.1M 2017
      55% 46% The LEGO NINJAGO Movie Lloyd (Voice) $59.3M 2017
      78% 50% The Little Hours Massetto (Character) $1.6M 2017
      67% 66% Nerve Ian (Character) $38.6M 2016
      34% 53% Now You See Me 2 Jack Wilder (Character) $65.0M 2016
      64% 44% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Pete (Character) $55.3M 2016
      10% 27% Unfinished Business Mike Pancake (Character) $10.2M 2015
      73% 63% Neighbors Pete (Character) $150.1M 2014
      96% 87% The LEGO Movie Wally (Voice) $257.8M 2014
      51% 70% Now You See Me Jack Wilder (Character) $117.7M 2013
      81% 73% Warm Bodies Perry (Character) $66.4M 2013
      85% 83% 21 Jump Street Eric Molson (Character) $138.4M 2012
      No Score Yet 16% Bad Meat Tyler (Character) - 2011
      20% 18% The Broken Tower Young Hart Crane (Character) - 2011
      72% 59% Fright Night Mark (Character) $18.3M 2011
      28% 60% Charlie St. Cloud Sully (Character) $31.1M 2010
      No Score Yet 22% The Shortcut Mark (Character) - 2009

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 19% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2016-2018 2022-2023
      No Score Yet 36% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2013 2016-2017 2022-2023
      78% 67% Pam & Tommy Executive Producer 2022
      92% 76% The Afterparty Xavier (Character) 2022
      No Score Yet 44% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Unknown (Character),
      Guest
      2016-2017 2022
      No Score Yet 100% The Now Ed Poole (Character) 2021
      90% 86% Easy Jeff (Character) 2016-2017 2019
      No Score Yet 61% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2016-2017 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2013-2014 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2013-2014 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2014 2016
      83% 86% Scrubs Cole Aaronson (Character) 2009-2010
      63% No Score Yet Privileged Unknown (Guest Star) 2008-2009
      9% No Score Yet Do Not Disturb Unknown (Character) 2008
      75% 65% Greek Gonzo (Guest Star) 2008