Dave Franco’s BiographyDavid John Franco (Dave Franco) is an American television and film actor, the younger brother of James Franco («127 Hours», «Rise of the Planet of the Apes»). He is mostly known for his roles as Eric Molson, the funny short drug dealer from the movie «21 Jump Street», intern Cole Aaronson from the «Scrubs» series, and card magician Jack Wilder from «Now You See Me 2».
Dave Franco’s ChildhoodDave was born into the family of author Betsy Franco and businessman Douglas Eugene «Doug» Franco. The future actor’s mother was Jewish, and his father was half-Portuguese and half-Swedish. His parents met each other while studying at Stanford University.
Dave Franco’s Acting CareerIn 2006 the 20-year-old young man made his debut with an episodic role of Benjamin Bainsworth on The CW television series «7th Heaven». This family series tells the story of a Christian family, which has to face the vices of modern society in everyday life.
In the next three years, Dave had to go through the common test for beginner actors: episodic roles in little-known series and extras in TV-shows. In 2007 he auditioned for the part of Edward Cullen in «Twilight»; however, the director Catherine Hardwicke turned him down and eventually chose the British actor Robert Pattinson.
Dave Franco’s Personal LifeDave had frivolous relationships with actresses Dianna Agron («Burlesque», «The Losers») and Shenae Grimes («Beverly Hills 90210: The Next Generation»). In the summer of 2015, the actor announced his engagement to actress Alison Brie, whom he had dated from July 2012. The actor attended all her premiers for moral support. In 2016 the couple started preparations for their wedding; they got married a year later.
When his brother James Franco moved to New York, Dave adopted his two cats, Harry and Arturo; he has become a real cat lover since then.
The youngest Franco brother doesn’t like taking foolish risks or putting himself in danger; he doesn’t approve of people doing reckless things in order to earn likes on social networks.
He admires the Hollywood of the ‘70s, because then, «there were not so many boundaries, which limit the flight of creativity nowadays».
He thinks there are many TV shows that are more appealing than modern movies; he doesn’t exclude the possibility of going back to working in television.
He is certain that he will never be comfortable undressing in front of the camera; it always makes him nervous.