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Who is Tom Franco? Wiki bio
Thomas Andrew Franco was born in Palo Alto, California, USA, on April 14, 1980 – his zodiac sign is Aries and he is an American national. He is an actor and artist, perhaps best known for his portrayal of Ray Watts in the short drama “A Peace of History” in 2005, both directed and written by Jeremy Gantz. The film starred Cazimir Milostan, Mike Kelly and Erl Van Douglas and received good reviews.
Early life and education
Tom was raised alongside his two brothers James and Dave Franco in Palo Alto, by their father Douglas Eugene Franco, who ran a business in Silicon Valley, and their mother Betsy Lou, who was a writer and actress.
Both James and Dave have become famous actors – James is popular for his roles in movies like “Spider-Man”, “Flyboys” and “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”.
Tom attended Palo Alto High School, where he became interested in acting as well as other forms of the arts, such as writing and painting, and after matriculation in 1998, he enrolled at the University of California, Santa Cruz, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree. of Fine Arts degree in 2002. He continued his education at California College of the Arts in Oakland, where he received his master’s degree in ceramics.
Career as an actor
Tom actually started his acting career in 1990 when he played Frog Boy in the comedy horror film “Basket Case 2”, which was both directed and written by Frank Henenlotter, and starring Kevin Van Hentenryck, Judy Grafe and Annie Ross. The film is about two brothers, one of whom is a mutant, tied in a basket, who are taken in by a secret society that keeps them hidden from the journalists who follow them. The film received mixed reviews.
Due in part to his teaching commitments, it took Tom 15 years to land his next role, in “A Peace of History” in 2005, before he was invited to star as Bernie in the five-minute comedy film “The Devil Wears a Toupee” . ”, which also starred Justin Minto and Bobby Reed, and it was written and directed by Josh Monkarsh. In 2011, Tom appeared uncredited as Mounted Officer in the sci-fi action drama “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” starring his brother James, Andy Serkis and Freda Pinto and is about an ape who, after being injected with a substance to repair his brain becomes intelligent and leads other apes against humans.
The film won 21 awards and was nominated for 43 others, including an Oscar. He made another uncredited appearance in 2012 playing an Archie’s Thug in the crime drama film “Spring Breakers”, starring Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez and Ashley Benson, and which is about four girls who run a restaurant to collect enough money to go on spring break, but after being arrested for partying and using drugs, they are bailed out by a drug dealer. The film won 11 awards and was nominated for 34 others.
In 2013, Tom appeared in the TV special “Roast of James Franco: Red Carpet Pre-Show” which was hosted by Tom and James’ grandmother Mitzie Verne and comedian Jonah Ray – Tom also appeared uncredited in the TV special ” James Franco’s Comedy Central Roast”. In 2017, Tom played Mr. Z in the family drama film “Metamorphosis: Junior Year” starring Arash Afrakhteh, Noa Amzallag and Ari Atken, and which is about a young man Ovid who finds solace in mythology and art after his sister disappears . without a trace.
He portrayed Karl in the same year in the biographical comedy drama film “The Disaster Artist” which starred his brothers James and Dave as well as Ari Graynor, and which is about two men Greg Sestero and Tommy Wiseau who meet at a drama school and then decide together to go to Hollywood. The film was a huge success, winning 31 awards and being nominated for 82 others, including an Oscar.
Two of Tom’s last appearances were in the documentary “Harumi”, about Harumi Taniguchi who is now 97 years old and who has spent her life painting and writing poetry, and in the episode “The Field Trip” of the animated TV series “Action Nat and the Cat” in which he portrayed Mr. Franco.
The series is new as it has only aired two episodes and stars Becca Brown, Thea Camara and Danny Froze.
Love life and relationships
Tom met his first wife Julia Lazar while he was filming for the short film “A Peace of History” in 2004, and they worked closely together for several months before going out on their first date. They spent almost 10 years together before Julia was hospitalized due to kidney and liver failure brought on by liver cancer and hepatitis C – Tom married her in a hospital solarium just a month before she passed away.
Tom met Iris Torres, a film producer and assistant director, in 2011 during the shooting for the movie “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” and they became good friends.
Not long after Julia died, the two went out on a date, and just a year later got married in a small ceremony attended by their closest friends and family. They currently live at their home in Los Angeles, California.
Hobbies and other interests
Tom is an artist primarily interested in contemporary artwork in a variety of disciplines, including painting, and is credited with founding the Firehouse Art Collective in Berkeley, California, and many of his own paintings are featured in the gallery. He loves to travel and has been all over the US for both work and pleasure – his favorite city is Miami in Florida.
He has also been to Europe several times and has visited countries such as Croatia and England, among others. He is an animal lover and has a pet dog while his favorite animals are elephants and donkeys.
In his spare time, Tom likes to watch movies, with some of his favorite actors and actresses being Al Pacino, Danny DeVito and Julia Roberts, while some of his favorite movies are “The Godfather”, “Rat Race” and “Ocean’s Elf” trilogy.
Appearance and power
Thomas is 40 years old. He has long brown hair and brown eyes, is 1.85 m tall and weighs about 81 kg. From May 2020, his net worth is estimated at over $2 million.
|First and last name||Tom Franco|
|Parents||Betsy Franco-Feeney, Douglas Eugene Franco|
|Brothers or sisters||James Franco, Dave Franco|
|The disaster artist||2017|
|Spring breakers||2012||Archie’s Thug #1 (uncredited)|
|Rise of the planet of the monkeys||2011||Policeman on horseback (uncredited)|
|The devil wears a toupee||2007||TV short||Bernie|
|A peace of history||2005||Short||Ray Watts (1975)|
|Basket case 2||1990||Frog boy|
|Comedy Central Roast by James Franco||2013||TV movie||Himself – Audience Member (uncredited)|
|Roast by James Franco: Red Carpet Pre-Show||2013||TV special||Himself|