Dave Franco Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Anusuya Mukherjee
Mar 01, 2024 By Anusuya Mukherjee
Originally Published on Jun 07, 2022
Dave Franco wears many feathers in his cap as a writer, actor, voice actor, director, film producer, musician, and internet content creator.
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About Dave Franco

Dave Franco is a well-known American actor who was born on June 12, 1985 in the state of California.

In 2007, he made his film debut as the character Greg in the smash comedy 'Superbad', and since then, there has been no looking back for him. 'Now You See Me 2', 'Young Justice', 'The Lego Movie Wally', and the comedy film 'Fright Night' are a few of his notable films.

David John Franco established himself as an actor with many films, and prior to that, he had his hand in many TV shows as well. A well-acclaimed actor who has many critical and commercial films to his credit, Dave is the younger brother of James Franco, who is also a well-known actor. Alison Brie, a beautiful and famous actress, not only shared the silver screen with Dave, but she is also his life partner. Scroll down to learn more about Dave Franco, his net worth, hobbies, and much more.

Dave Franco Net Worth, Earnings, & Spending Habits

What is Dave Franco's net worth?

The net worth of Dave Franco is estimated to be about $ 10 million.

How much does Dave Franco earn per year?

The exact data on his yearly income is not available.

Height, Age, & Physical Attributes

How tall is Dave Franco?

Dave Franco is 5 ft 7 in (173.7 cm) tall.

How old is Dave Franco?

Born on June 12, 1985, in California, Dave Franco is 36 years old as of April 2022.

Childhood And Education

He was born on June 12, 1985 in California (Palo Alto) to businessman Douglas Eugene Franco and children's book editor Betsy Lou Franco, who met as students at Stanford University. Franco's father was of Swedish and Portuguese ancestry. Franco's mother is Jewish. Franco grew up with two elder brothers, James Franco and Tom Franco, in California.

He went to the University of Southern California and wanted to become a high school creative writing instructor until he was directed to a theater class, where he started studying acting.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Dave Franco's partner?

In 2012, Dave Franco began dating actress Alison Brie. The couple got engaged in August of 2015. Representatives for the pair revealed that they married in a private ceremony on March 13, 2017. Brie stated in a 2017 interview with Larry King that she chose not to have kids.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Dave Franco began his career in 2006 on The CW TV drama '7th Heaven'. He starred in 'Do Not Disturb' and 'Young Justice', among other shows. Franco has also appeared in films including 'Superbad', 'Warm Bodies', 'Charlie St. Cloud', '21 Jump Street', 'The Shortcut' and 'Now You See Me', among others. He was chosen for The CW's teen drama TV series 'Privileged' in May 2008. The show followed a live-in tutor who looked after two spoilt heiresses in Palm Beach. Franco was chosen in a big recurring role in the first season. Each week, the ratings continued to fall. Due to low ratings, the CW decided not to renew the show for a second season.

Dave Franco was selected as a recurring role for the ninth season of the ABC comedy 'Scrubs', according to Variety, in August 2009. Franco played medical student Cole Aaronson, a student whose family paid a substantial fee to Sacred Heart Hospital in order for him to secure an internship. Franco went on to participate in all thirteen episodes of the ninth season, receiving critical acclaim for his work; nevertheless, the ninth season was the series' final season.

Franco featured opposite Colin Farrell and Toni Collette in the 3D horror comedy film 'Fright Night' in August 2011. The film is also a remake of the 1985 film and follows a teenage kid who discovers his next-door neighbor is a vampire. Franco portrayed Mark, a popular high school student. Critics praised the film, and it went on to gross more than $41 million worldwide.

He and his brother James were named second on Shalom Life's list of 'The 50 Most Talented, Clever, Humorous, And Attractive Jewish Men In The World' in April 2012. Franco featured as Eric, a high school student, and the main drug dealer, in the comedy/action picture '21 Jump Street' in March 2012. The film centers on the same-named television series from 1987.

In 2013, Dave Franco portrayed the character of Perry Kelvin in the film 'Warm Bodies'. The film portrayed a romance during a zombie apocalypse between a human and a zombie and was based on the novel of the same name. Franco was also cast in the crime thriller 'Now You See Me'. He appeared on the 'Bob Rivers Show' in order to promote the film.

Dave Franco had cameo appearances in '22 Jump Street' and Seth Rogen's movie 'Neighbors' in 2014. In 2015, he co-starred in the sitcom 'Unfinished Business' alongside Vince Vaughn and Tom Wilkinson. In 2016, he returned to his roles as Pete in 'Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising' and Jack Wilder in 'Now You See Me 2'. Franco was cast in 'The Little Hours' (comedy), and 'The Disaster Artist', directed by his brother, James Franco. Dave played Greg Sestero, a young actor who meets the eccentric Tommy Wiseau who eventually stars in Wiseau's film 'The Room'.

Dave Franco featured alongside Abbi Jacobson in Netflix's addiction melodrama '6 Balloons' in 2018. Franco later acted in Barry Jenkins' movie 'If Beale Street Could Talk', in which he had a minor role. In the 2019 film 'Zeroville', Franco played the role of artist Montgomery Clift. This movie, which was initially shot in 2014, was also directed by his brother James. Following that, he featured in Michael Bay's action thriller '6 Underground'.

Charity Work

Dave Franco and Alison Brie took part in the Cycle for Survival charity event in February 2016, which garnered money for cancer research. They both continue to give their time and effort to the cause.

Dave and Alison also partnered with Time's Up, a non-profit organization that raises funds to support sexual harassment victims.

What awards has Dave Franco won?

Dave Franco won many hearts with his looks and acting skills. Here is a list of awards and nominations he has earned:

In 2013, he won the Young Hollywood award as 'Fan Favorite'.

Again in 2014, he was nominated for the Young Hollywood award for 'Best Threesome' (an award for best three pair) for 'Neighbors' and shared the award with Zac Efron and Christopher Mintz-Plasse.

In 2015, he won an MTV Movie award as 'Best Duo' for his character in 'Neighbors' (2014) and shared the award with his co-star, Zac Efron.

In 2016, he was nominated for the Teen Choice award as 'Choice Summer Movie Star: Male' for the movie 'Now You See Me 2'. That same year, he won a CinemaCon award for 'Breakthrough Performer of the Year'.

In 2017, he was nominated for The BAM award as 'Best Supporting Actor' and in the 'Best Cast' category for 'The Disaster Artist'.

In 2022, he was nominated for the Independent Spirit award in the 'Best Feature' category for Zola', which was released in 2020.

Dave Franco's Hobbies And Interests

Dave currently writes & creates gags for his web-based series 'Funny Or Die' in addition to his new role. His most popular videos predominantly feature explicit content. The show, on the other hand, has a sizable LGBT following.

Jet skiing, skateboarding, and football are also some of his favorite activities. And he loves playing basketball with his life partner, Alison Brie.

Other Interesting Dave Franco Facts And Trivia

  • In 2016, Dave Franco lent his voice for Iron Man in the video game named 'Marvel Avengers Academy'.
  • Dave also directed an advertising film called 'Le Pionnier', a RIMOWA x Garrett Leight Film in 2020.
  • Alison Brie came in second on Askmen's 2014 'Most Desirable Women' list. This gives Dave Franco another cause to be proud of his beautiful bride.
  • James Franco, the elder brother of Dave Franco, is also a well-known actor who rose to prominence after starring in 'Freaks And Geeks'.
  • Franco debuted in 2020 with 'The Rental', a horror film based on a screenplay he co-wrote with Joe Swanberg and starring Alison Brie, Jeremy Allen White, Dan Stevens, and Sheila Vand. On July 24, 2020, it was officially released.
  • Franco also starred in the mystery TV comedy film 'The Afterparty' on Apple TV+ in 2022.
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Dave Franco Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Dave John Franco

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Place of Birth




173 cm


Actor, Director, Producer, Writer, Musician


University of Southern California

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Alison Brie


Betsy Lou Franco, Douglas Eugene Franco


James Franco, Tom Franco
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Written by Anusuya Mukherjee

Bachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

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Anusuya MukherjeeBachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

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