Exploring the Franco Brothers: James, Dave and Tom’s Hollywood Journey

James Franco is a famous actor, director, and producer. But did you know that he has brothers who are also in the show business? James has two brothers, Dave and Tom, who are also actors, giving the acting versatility of the Franco Brothers.

The Franco Brothers, Ranked

James Franco

James Franco is an American actor, director, writer, and producer. He was born on April 19, 1978, in Palo Alto, California. He dropped out of UCLA to pursue acting and gained fame for his roles in Freaks and Geeks, Spider-Man, and James Dean.

He has also directed and written several films, such as The Disaster Artist, The Ape, and In Dubious Battle. He has won two Golden Globe Awards and has been nominated for an Academy Award. He is also a teacher and an author of several books.

Dave Franco

Dave Franco is the younger brother of James Franco. He was born on June 12, 1985, in Palo Alto, California. He started his acting career with small roles in films and TV shows, such as Superbad and Do Not Disturb.

He gained recognition for his comedic roles in movies like 21 Jump Street, Neighbors, and The Disaster Artist. He also voiced Lloyd in The Lego Ninjago Movie and starred in the Netflix action film 6 Underground. In 2020, he made his directorial debut with The Rental, a horror thriller that he also co-wrote and produced. He is married to actress Alison Brie since 2017.

Tom Franco

Tom Franco is the oldest brother of James Franco. He was born on April 14, 1980, in Palo Alto, California. He is an actor, artist, and the founder of the Firehouse Art Collective, a non-profit organization that supports emerging artists in Berkeley, California.

He has appeared in films such as Basket Case 2, The Devil Wears a Toupee, and The Masterpiece. He is also a sculptor and painter, and has exhibited his works in various galleries and museums. He is married to actress Julia Lazar Franco, who passed away in 2014.


Name Occupation Awards Notable works
James Franco Actor, director, writer, producer, teacher, author 2 Golden Globe Awards, 1 Academy Award nomination, 1 BAFTA Award nomination, 1 Grammy Award nomination, 3 Primetime Emmy Award nominations, 4 Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, and many others 127 Hours, The Disaster Artist, Spider-Man trilogy, Freaks and Geeks, Milk, Pineapple Express, Spring Breakers, The Interview, and many others
Dave Franco Actor, filmmaker 1 CinemaCon Award, 1 Independent Spirit Award nomination, 1 MTV Movie Award, 1 Primetime Emmy Award nomination, and others Neighbors, Now You See Me, The Disaster Artist, The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street, 6 Underground, The Rental, and others
Tom Franco Actor, artist, founder of Firehouse Art Collective None The Disaster Artist, Miracle Valley, Reminisce, Basket Case 2, and others


James Franco’s brothers are not only his family, but also his collaborators and inspirations. Dave Franco and Tom Franco have both carved their own niches in the entertainment and art industries, and have shown their versatility and creativity.

They are also supportive of each other’s endeavors, and often work together on projects. James Franco once said, “I love my brothers. They are some of my best friends.”.

The Franco Brothers have given life to the Hollywood acting experience and this is all thanks to their creative minds.

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