» Date of Birth: June 12, 1985
» Age: 29
» Hometown: Palo Alto, California
» Hair Color: Brown
» Height: 5”6
» Siblings: Brothers James & Tom
Dave Franco was born on June 12, 1985 in Palo Alto, California. An avid writer, he began writing before he pursued an acting career. His poems have been published in Teen People magazine, and has also written two screenplays while studying psychology and film at the University of Southern California.
Dave Franco’s plans never initially included a foray into acting, as he considered himself a shy kid in high school. However, he took the opportunity to come out of his shell through the profession. He made his acting debut in an episode of the family drama 7th Heaven in 2006. He followed it up with lesser known appearances, such as the films Frat Bros. and After Sex. He then appeared as Greg, a soccer player, in the surprise hit Superbad. Franco’s next project became television series, as he booked a role in the comedy series Do Not Disturb. He played the role of Gus, appearing alongside Jerry O’Connell and Niecy Nash. The series was canceled in 2008, with only about five episodes airing on the FOX Network.
Dave Franco then bagged a recurring spot in the applauded teen comedy Greek.
He took on the character Gonzo, appearing in six episodes of the show. The actor also became an extra in the acclaimed film Milk, as well as appearing in films like the thriller The Shortcut and short A Fuchsia Elephant in 2009. Later that year, he earned a spot on the CW series Privileged, portraying the character Zachary. When it was announced that the hit comedy Scrubs would be having a ninth season, Dave Franco jumped at the chance for a role in the series. He was eventually cast as the entitled med student and womanizer Cole, as part of the new cast. Joining him there are Kerry Bishe and Michael Mosley, with the revamped show aptly being titled Scrubs [Med School].
- Made his TV debut in a 2006 episode of 7th Heaven.
- Was a regular on the short-lived 2008 Fox sitcom Do Not Disturb; subsequently joined the cast of Scrubs for the series’ ninth season.
- Had bit parts in the big-screen hits Superbad (2007) and Milk (2008).
- Collaborated with his brother, James Franco, on the Funny or Die Web series Acting with James Franco.
- Does not want to be known as James Franco’s brother for the rest of his life
- Has two cats, Harry and Arturo
- Graduated from Palo Alto High School in 2003
- Dropped out of USC to try his hand in Hollywood.
- Childhood hero was Roald Dahl
- Tested for Edward Cullen in Twilight
- Has dated Glee’s Dianna Agron
- Has been linked to 90210’s Shenae Grimes, but no confirmation has been made
- Likes brunettes, but has only dated blondes
- Wrote poetry in high school, even getting it published
- It took college to get into acting
- Dropped a semester in college to shoot “Bad Meat” in Canada
- Worst experience on a project was “Bad Meat”