James Franco

James Edward Franco (born April 19, 1978) is an American actor and filmmaker. His first prominent acting role was the lead character Daniel Desario on the short-lived cult hit television program Freaks and Geeks. He later played the title character in the TV biographical film James Dean (2001), for which he won a Golden Globe Award. He played Harry Osborn in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy (2002–2007). He is also known for his roles in the films Flyboys (2006), Pineapple Express (2008), Milk (2008), 127 Hours (2010), Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Oz the Great and Powerful (2013), Spring Breakers (2013), This Is the End (2013), and The Interview (2014). He had a recurring role in the ABC soap opera General Hospital. For his role in 127 Hours (2010), Franco was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. In 2014, he made his Broadway debut in Of Mice and Men.


Known For


Cast Credits

The Deuce (2017)
Starring as Vincent Martino
11.22.63 (2016)
Starring as Jake Epping (8 episodes)
Angie Tribeca (2016)
Guest starring as Sgt. Eddie Pepper (6 episodes)
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)
Guest starring as James Franco
Deadbeat (2014)
Guest starring as Johnny Penis
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)
Guest starring as James Franco
The Mindy Project (2012)
Guest starring as Dr. Paul Leotard (2 episodes)
Hollywood Heights (2012)
Starring as Osbourne Silver
Conan (2010)
Guest starring as James Franco
Spike Guys' Choice Awards (2007)
Guest starring as James Franco
30 Rock (2006)
Guest starring as James Franco
The Colbert Report (2005)
Guest starring as James Franco
  • Episode 2014-12-18: Grimmy (Dec 18, 2014)
Guest starring as Carey Mulligan's overdub
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)
Guest starring as James Franco
Freaks and Geeks (1999)
Starring as Daniel Desario (18 episodes)
The X-Files (1993)
Guest starring as Officer #2
  • Episode 8x08: Surekill (Jan 7, 2001) [Co-Star]
General Hospital (1987)
Starring as Franco (7 episodes)
Guest starring as Franco (2 episodes)
Saturday Night Live (1975)
Guest starring as James Franco (4 episodes)
Oscars (1953)
Starring as Host
Guest starring as James Franco

Crew Credits

11.22.63 (2016)
Show crew as Producer (8 episodes)
Episode crew as Director