Who is Dave Franco?

Dave Franco is a famous American film and TV actor. He received a breakthrough film role in the 2012 comedy ’21 Jump Street’. Some of his notable films are ‘Now You See Me,’ ‘Neighbors,’ ‘The Lego Movie,’ and ‘Nerve.’ Furthermore, He is the brother of actor James Franco and Tom Franco.

Quick Info
Full NameDave Franco
Birth Date12 June 1985
Birth PlacePalo Alto, California, United States
FatherBetsy Lou
MotherEugene Franco
BrothersJames Franco
Tom Franco
Height5 feet 6 inches (170cms/1.70m)
Weight68kgs (149.91lbs)
WifeAlison Brie
Net Worth$10 million


Dave Franco was born on 12 June 1985 in Palo Alto, California, United States. He was taken to father Betsy Lou, who used to be a Silicon Valley mogul and to mother Eugene Franco, who is known as an accomplished poet, author, and editor. She is connected to the world of art too. Dave was lucky enough to be born into a family of artists. He grew along with his two brothers James Franco and Tom Franco, who are also in the entertainment industry and are quite famous. Dave has Swedish, Russian, and Portuguese ancestry. He has a Gemini star sign and is currently 35 years old.

Dave Franco

Early Life

Dave Franco studied at the University of Southern California and initially visualized himself as a high- school teacher, teaching his students creative writing. Since he was close to his mother, who had several notable scripts works to her name, he also wanted to make his career being a writer. However, James’s manager pushed him towards acting and enrolled in a theatre class. He learned basic knowledge of acting there.

 Nationality and Physical Stats

Dave Franco holds an American nationality following Jewish religion. He has a pair of brown-colored eyes and brown hair. He stands 5 feet 6 inches (170cms/1.70m) tall and weighs around 68kgs (149.91lbs).


Dave Franco has not been so social. He quit Instagram, and one of the main reasons stated by the actor was not to be drawn into the selfie-obsessed culture personified by the Kardashians. The other main reason why Dave ditched Instagram was because of the advice from the fashion powerhouse Gucci during endorsement with the brand. According to Franco, though he was not naked in the selfie, it was sweaty, and his hands were inside his boxers, making the selfie look downright gross. Gucci told the actor not to do any more pictures like that. He does have a verified Facebook page (@DaveFranco85) with 1.3 million likes and followers.

Personal Life

Dave Franco had an affair with an American actor and dancer Dianna Agron. He dated her for a year (2008 to 2009) and split. Around 2012, he started dating Alison Brie. The couple announced their engagement in 2015 after dating for 3 years. They married on 13 March 2013 in a very private ceremony.

Dave Franco


Dave Franco made his debut on the CW TV shown ‘7th Heaven’ in 2006 for one episode. He also played some minor roles in movies like ‘Superbad’ and ‘After Sex’ in 2007. His performance was impressive enough to get him two more shows ‘Do Not Disturb’ which was a recurring role on TV series and ‘Young Justice’. He also managed to get the lead role in ‘Privileged,’ which was not regular but kept reappearing at regular intervals. Although his performance was appreciated, the show got cancelled after the first season due to deficient ratings.

His career took a whole turn in 2009 when he came in the final season of ABC’s ‘Scrubs’. He played the role of a medical student as Cole Aaronson in the series. This was the breakthrough moment of Dave for his career. After this, he got a chance to play in various big and small films such as ‘Superbad,’ ‘Charlie St. Cloud’, ’21 Jump Street’, ‘Warm Bodies,’ ‘The Shortcut’ and ‘Now You See Me.’ He also played in the ‘Sacred Heart Hospital’ as a rich guy whose family paid a massive amount of money to get his son as an intern. Franco appeared in the ninth and final season of the series and was seen in all the episodes, correctly showing his acting skills for which he received wild popularity.


In 2011, he appeared in the horror movie ‘Friday Night’ with the co-actor Colin Farrell. This vampire horror film made a massive collection in the box office worldwide with 4 million, and he was given the name of a bankable young actor in Hollywood. Also, in 2012 he and his brother James were named among the ’50 most skilled, talents, funny and gorgeous Jew men in the world’. Likewise, in the same year, he was seen as a drug dealer and a high school student in ’21 Jump Street’. He was featured in ‘Warm Bodies,’ a Zombie romantic comedy film in which the story is about the romance between a Zombie and a human in 2013.

Now You See Me


Later, in the same year, he got a chance to appear in ‘Now You See Me’ the heist thriller having a fantastic cast like Woody Harrelson, Morgan Freeman, Mark Ruffalo, and Jesse Eisenberg. He gave a brilliant performance in this thriller heist movie, and the audience was very impressed with his performance. He also featured alongside Seth Rogen in a 2014 comedy film ‘Neighbors’. Dave then made a guest appearance in ’22 Jump Street’, where he reprised his role from the previous installment. Dave also played a role in ‘Unfinished Business’ in the same year. 2016 was a year of a sequel for Dave as he reprised his roles in the second part of ‘Neighbors’ and ‘Now You See Me.’

Furthermore, in 2017 he was seen in ‘The Disaster Artist’ directed by his own brother James Franco. Similarly, he was also cast in the American comedy-drama film ‘Zeroville in 2019’. This was also under the direction of his brother James Franco, and this movie was based on a 2007 novel. Apart from acting, he is also a writer and is in the process of writing a screenplay.


Dave Franco won the Young Hollywood Award for Fan Favorite in 2013, ‘Breakthrough Performer of the Year’ in 2016. Similarly, he won the ‘Best On-Screen Duo’ award with Zac Efron for ‘Neighbors’ in 2015. He also nominated for ‘Choice Summer Movie Actor’ in 2016.

Net Worth

Dave Franco is a famous actor who has gained massive popularity in the entertainment industry. He is making himself one of the wealthiest young American Hollywood star. His net worth is around $10 million.