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Real Name: James Edward Franco
Birth Place: Palo Alto, California, USA
Birth Date: April 19, 1978
Occupation: Actor, Director, Writer

James Franco Biography


Best known for his breakthrough starring role on "Freaks and Geeks" (1999), James Franco was born in Palo Alto, California on April 19, 1978. Growing up with his two younger brothers, James graduated from Palo Alto High School in 1996 and went on to attend UCLA, majoring in English. To overcome his shyness, he got into acting while studying there, which, much to his parents' dismay, he left after only one year. After fifteen months of intensive study at Robert Carnegie's Playhouse West, James began actively pursuing his dream of finding work as an actor in Hollywood. In that short time, he landed himself a starring role on "Freaks and Geeks" (1999). The show, however, was not a hit to its viewers at the time, and was canceled after its first year. Now, it has become a cult-hit. Prior to joining "Freaks and Geeks" (1999), Franco starred in the TV miniseries "To Serve and Protect" (1999). After that, he had a starring role in Whatever It Takes (2000).Although he'd been working steadily, it wasn't until the TNT made-for-television movie, James Dean (2001) (TV) that James rose to fan-magazine fame and got to show off his talent. Since then, he has been working non-stop. After losing the lead role to Tobey Maguire, James settled for the part of "Harry Osborne", Spider-Man's best friend in the summer 2002 major hit Spider-Man (2002). He returned to the Osborne role for the next two films in the trilogy.Next was Deuces Wild (2002) and City by the Sea (2002), in which Robert De Niro personally had him cast, after viewing his performance in James Dean (2001) (TV). He was recently seen in David Gordon Green's Pineapple Express (2008) opposite Seth Rogen, in George C. Wolfe's Nights in Rodanthe (2008), starring Richard Gere and Diane Lane and in Paul Haggis' In the Valley of Elah (2007), starring Tommy Lee Jones. Also starring opposite Sean Penn in Gus Van Sant's Milk (2008/I) in which his performance earned him an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actor. Definitely growing out of his shyness, James Franco is turning into a legend of his own.

James Franco Movies / TV-Shows


Kin (2018)
High School Lover (2017)
The Institute (2017)
Alien: Covenant - Prologue: Last Supper (2017)
Alien: Covenant (2017)
The Deuce (2017)
The Vault (2017)
The Show (2017)
Obey Giant (2017)
The Disaster Artist (2017)
Angie Tribeca (2016)
11.22.63 (2016)
Mother, May I Sleep with Danger? (2016)
Sausage Party (2016)
Goat (2016)
King Cobra (2016)
Burn Country (2016)
Why Him? (2016)
In Dubious Battle (2016)
The Caged Pillows (2016)
True Story (2015)
Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special (2015)
Wild Horses (2015)
Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015)
Queen of the Desert (2015)
The Night Before (2015)
Yosemite (2015)
The Adderall Diaries (2015)
Memoria (2015)
Richard Peter Johnson (2015)
Don Quixote (2015)
I Am Michael (2015)
2015 MTV Movie Awards (2015)
The Little Prince (2015)
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)
The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards (2015)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)
F for Franco (2015)
Good People (2014)
2014 MTV Movie Awards (2014)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)
The Interview (2014)
The Sound and the Fury (2014)
Deadbeat (2014)
Veronica Mars (2014)
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)
This Is the End (2013)
Interior. Leather Bar. (2013)
Homefront (2013)
Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)
Child of God (2013)
Lovelace (2013)
Third Person (2013)
Palo Alto (2013)
As I Lay Dying (2013)
Comedy Central Roast of James Franco (2013)
Kink (2013)
Mademoiselle C (2013)
The Director: An Evolution in Three Acts (2013)
Naked and Afraid (2013)
What Is Cinema? (2013)
About Cherry (2012)
The Letter (2012)
Maladies (2012)
Spring Breakers (2012)
The Iceman (2012)
The Color of Time (2012)
Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (2012)
Hollywood Heights (2012)
The Mindy Project (2012)
The Broken Tower (2011)
Your Highness (2011)
The Green Hornet (2011)
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2011)
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
Eames: The Architect & The Painter (2011)
Sal (2011)
The Sitter (2011)
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (2011)
Hamish & Andy's Gap Year (2011)
Date Night (2010)
Eat Pray Love (2010)
127 Hours (2010)
Love & Distrust (2010)
Howl (2010)
Shadows & Lies (2010)
Conan (2010)
With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story (2010)
Saturday Night (2010)
Herbert White (2010)
The 81st Annual Academy Awards (2009)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)
Pineapple Express (2008)
Milk (2008)
Nights in Rodanthe (2008)
Camille (2008)
Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis (2008)
Interview (2007)
Knocked Up (2007)
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
An American Crime (2007)
In the Valley of Elah (2007)
Finishing the Game (2007)
Good Time Max (2007)
The Holiday (2006)
Annapolis (2006)
Flyboys (2006)
The Wicker Man (2006)
The Dead Girl (2006)
Tristan + Isolde (2006)
30 Rock (2006)
The One Show (2006)
The Great Raid (2005)
The Ape (2005)
The Colbert Report (2005)
Attack of the Show! (2005)
Howard Stern on Demand (2005)
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)
The Company (2003)
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)
Deuces Wild (2002)
Spider-Man (2002)
Sonny (2002)
City by the Sea (2002)
Last Call with Carson Daly (2002)
James Dean (2001)
Whatever It Takes (2000)
Freaks and Geeks (1999)
Never Been Kissed (1999)
The Early Show (1999)
The View (1997)
The Daily Show (1996)
Profiler (1996)
Pacific Blue (1996)
Inside the Actors Studio (1994)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)
The X-Files (1993)
Jeopardy! (1984)
Live with Kelly and Ryan (1983)
CBS News Sunday Morning (1979)
Saturday Night Live (1975)
General Hospital (1963)
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