John David Franco was born in the United States on June 12, 1985. He got his start in acting with bit parts in films like Superbad (2007) and Charlie St. Cloud (2010). Franco’s breakout role in a film came as a supporting actor in the buddy comedy 21 Jump Street, which he appeared in after starring in the ninth season of the comedy series Scrubs (2012).
Franco’s filmography includes Fright Night (2011), Now You See Me (2013), Now You See Me 2 (2016), Easy A (2010), Neighbors (2014), Nerve (2016), The Disaster Artist (2017), and Day Shift (2017), among others (2022). His 2020 debut film The Rental included his wife Alison Brie and marked his first time behind the camera.
David Franco’s Age and Early Life
Franco’s birthday is June 12, 1985. Consequently, Dave Franco is 37 years old. Actor Dave Franco is well-known to the public.
Franco’s parents, Betsy Lou (née Verne), a poet, children’s book author, and editor, and Douglas Eugene Franco (1948-2011), who headed a nonprofit agency and a business, met at Stanford University, where Douglas was a student. Betsy gave birth to Franco in Palo Alto, California. Franco’s paternal grandfather was of mixed Swedish and Portuguese (from Madeira) ancestry.
Franco’s mother was born to Jewish (Russian Jewish) parents who altered the family’s original surname, Verovitz, to Vene. When asked about his Jewish heritage, Dave said he is “proud” to be Jewish. Marjorie (Peterson) Franco, Franco’s paternal grandmother, is a published author of books for young adults.
Mitzie (Levine) Verne, Franco’s grandma, was a pillar of the Cleveland art community and the National Council of Jewish Women. She established the eponymous Verne Art Gallery. Franco’s two elder brothers, James and Tom, also hail from California, where they raised him.
Dave Franco and Alison Brie, an actress, have been married since 2017. In addition to Mad Men and Community, Brie is well-known for her roles in No Stranger Than Love and Glow.
The two met at a party in 2012 and quickly started dating. They decided to get engaged on August 25th, 2015. A few years later, on March 13th, 2017, they tied the knot in a small, intimate ceremony. Dave and Brie don’t currently have any children and don’t have any intentions to do so in the near future. The actress said as much in an interview with Larry King.
Dave Franco’s Acting Career
In 2006, Dave made his acting debut on an episode of the NBC series “7th Heaven,” playing the part of Benjamin Bainsworth. From Do Not Disturb to Greek to Privileged, he was all over television in 2008.
He played the role of Cole Aaronson in two seasons of the American medical comedy series Scrubs, airing in 2009 and 2010. The following year, he guest starred on two episodes of Young Justice.
A few years later, Dave Franco had a guest appearance on “Community,” in which Alison Brie’s character, Annie Edison, was played by Dave’s wife. After that, he appeared in supporting roles on sitcoms including “Easy,” “Other Space,” and “Little Big Awesome.” His upcoming appearances in The Now and The Afterparty confirm this.
As early as 2006, Franco made his film debut in a short titled Frat Bros. His breakthrough performance in a major motion picture came the following year, in the critically acclaimed comedy Superbad. Additionally, in the same year, he was featured in the romantic comedy “After Sex.”
Milk, a biopic about American politician Harvey Milk, featured him in 2008. He had the lead role in the scary movie The Shortcut the year after.
In the years that followed, he appeared in the films Charlie St. Cloud (2005) and Greenberg (2010). Dave Franco made an appearance in his older brother James’s 2011 film The Broken Tower, which James also wrote, directed, and co-produced. The same year he made his Fright Night debut.
A few years later, in 2012, he was the main attraction in “21 Jump Street,” a comedy. After then, he was in several films, such as Warm Bodies, Now You See Me, Neighbors, and 22 Jump Street. Unfinished Business followed, in which he co-starred alongside Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson, and Sienna Miller.
Following that, the 5 ft 7 in. height Dave Franco showed up in the sequel to Neighbors and the film Now You See Me. In the film Nerve, co-starring Emma Roberts from the United States, he played the lead part. It was a busy year for him in 2017 with roles in The Little Hours and The Disaster Artist.
The Wealth of Dave Franco
As a result of his work in film, television, voiceovers, etc., he has amassed a net worth of almost $3 million.