Known for his roles in films including “The Social Network” and “The Hunger Games,” American actor Dave Franco has a net worth of $10 million. He’s James Franco’s younger brother. Dave has been in a number of popular films and television shows, including “21 Jump Street” (2012), “Now You See Me” (2013), “Now You See Me 2” (2016), and “Neighbors” (2014), for which he received critical acclaim for his leading part.
Dave Franco Early Life
David John Franco was born on June 12th, 1985 in the city of Palo Alto, which is located in the state of California. Betsy Lou (née Verne), a poet, author, and editor, gave birth to him.
His father, Douglas Eugene Franco, is the CEO of a Silicon Valley company. His mother is also a writer and editor. While they were both attending Stanford University, his parents had the opportunity to meet one another. In California, where he was raised along with his two elder brothers, Tom and James, he attended school.
His ancestry can be traced back to Sweden, Russia, and Portugal. His mother is Jewish and comes from a Russo-Jewish heritage. Her family’s surname was original “Verovitz,” but it was altered to “Verne” in later generations.
Franco enrolled at the University of Southern California with the intention of eventually working in the field of creative writing instruction in secondary schools. His mother, who was a writer and poet in her own right, was a significant influence on his love of writing. However, during his second year of school, he was pushed to enroll in a theatre class by his brother James’ manager (James’ acting career had already begun at that point), and he began to develop a passion in performing in plays and films.
Dave Franco Career
In 2006, Franco made his professional acting debut on the CW drama series “7th Heaven.” In the years that followed, he made guest appearances on shows like “Do Not Disturb” and “Young Justice” and in movies like “Superbad,” “After Sex,” “The Shortcut,” “Greenberg,” “Charlie St. Cloud,” and “The Broken Tower” (2011). He also appeared in the CW adolescent drama “Privileged” as a recurring cast member and received high appreciation for his work despite the show’s cancellation owing to low ratings in 2008.
Franco’s breakout performance on “Scrubs,” an ABC comedy, came during its ninth season in 2009. He was convincing as medical student Cole Aaronson. Despite the show’s success, he was unable to continue in the role after season 9, which marked the beginning of the series’ last run. However, the publicity he earned from “Scrubs” opened doors for him.
NextMovie.com included him on their list of 2011’s “Breakout Stars to Watch For.” In the 2011 horror comedy “Fright Night,” he played the role of Mark, among other A-listers including Colin Farrell and Toni Collette.
After that, in 2012, he was one of the stars of “21 Jump Street,” an action comedy picture also starring Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, and Ice Cube. It earned $201 million over the world, making it a smashing commercial success. In 2013, he appeared alongside Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palmer in the zombie romance film “Warm Bodies.” The film was adapted from Isaac Marion’s book of the same name.
In the heist thriller movie “Now You See Me,” which was released in 2013, he also had a co-starring role alongside Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, and Michael Caine, Mélanie Laurent, and Morgan Freeman. He portrayed the role of Jack Wilder on the show.
The first film was a financial success at the box office despite earning negative and positive reviews from critics. It made $351.7 million worldwide on a budget of only $75 million. The film’s popularity and financial success led to the production of a sequel in 2016, titled “Now You See Me 2,” which featured the majority of the original ensemble (with the exception of Isla Fisher), along with newcomers Daniel Radcliffe, Lizzy Caplan, and Jay Chou. Once again, it was met with a variety of responses from film critics, but it was a commercial triumph, earning $334 million around the world.
The “Now You See Me” franchise is not the only one of his film projects that have been a commercial success. In the comedy picture “Neighbors,” in which he starred in opposite Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse, the year 2014 marked his breakout performance.
It ultimately earned more than $270 million all over the world, and it was followed by the sequel “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising” (2016), in which Franco reprised his role. The sequel was also a financial success, bringing in $108 million worldwide against a budget of under $35 million.
In the 2015 film “Unfinished Business,” which also starred Vince Vaughn and Tom Winkinson, James Franco had a starring role. Since then, he has gone on to appear in many films, some of which include: the dark comedy “The Little Hours” (2017), which received very positive reviews and praise from critics; the biographical comedy-drama “The Disaster Artist” (2017), which was directed and produced by his brother James Franco, and the two brothers also co-starred in it; the addiction drama “6 Balloons” (2018), which was made and released by Netflix and also starred Abbi Jacobson; the Berry Jenkins film “
In addition to his roles as an actor in films, James Franco has also participated in a variety of other ventures. In the year 2020, he made his directorial debut with the terrifying thriller film entitled “The Rental.” Together with Joe Swanberg, he wrote the script for the movie. Alison Brie, Dan Stevens, Jeremy Allen White, and Sheila Vand are set to star in the movie, which is expected to be released in July of 2020. In the Marvel video game titled “Marvel Avengers Academy,” he provided his voice for the character Tony Stark. He is also known as a voice actor.
Dave Franco’s Personal Life
In 2012, Franco started a relationship with the actress Alison Brie, and in August of 2015, they announced their engagement. On the 13th of March in 2017, the pair wed in a small, intimate ceremony. In the years 2008 and 2009, he was rumored to have had a romantic relationship with the actress Dianna Agron.