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Tom Franco
American actor and television actor

Tom Franco

Tom Franco
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Intro American actor and television actor
Is Actor Television actor
From United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 14 April 1980, Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California, USA
Age 43 years
Star sign Aries
Siblings: James FrancoDave Franco
Spouse: Julia Lazar Franco (28 July 2014-25 August 2014) Iris Torres
University of California, Santa Cruz
California College of the Arts
Palo Alto High School
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Thomas Andrew Franco (born April 14, 1980) is an American actor, artist and the founder of the Firehouse Art Collective in Berkeley, California. He is the brother of actors James Franco and Dave Franco.

Early life and education

Franco was born in Palo Alto, California. His mother, Betsy Lou (née Verne), is a writer and occasional actor. His father, Douglas Eugene Franco (d. 2011), ran a Silicon Valley business, and was a "philanthropic entrepreneur". Franco's father was of Portuguese (Madeiran) and Swedish descent. Franco's mother is from a family of Russian-Jewish ancestry; her parents had changed the surname from "Verovitz" to "Verne". Tom is the middle child of three brothers; the older is actor, director, writer, and artist James Franco and the younger is actor Dave Franco. They were raised in Palo Alto.

Franco is a graduate of Palo Alto High School, class of 1998. He graduated in 2002 from University of California, Santa Cruz majoring in fine art, then attended California College of the Arts in Oakland, California, majoring in ceramics.


Franco started acting professionally in the comedy horror film Basket Case 2 (1990), credited as Frog Boy. He subsequently appeared in A Peace of History (2005) and The Devil Wears a Toupee (2007).

Franco is the founder and co-director of Berkeley’s Firehouse Art Collective. He shared directorship with his wife Julia Lazar Franco who died in 2014.

Personal life

Franco's first wife, Julia Lazar (1957–2014), worked closely with him. Her death was a result of liver failure (brought on by hepatitis C and liver cancer) and kidney trouble. The two were married in a hospital solarium about a month before her death. In 2015, Franco married Iris Torres, a film producer.

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