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

Angie Tribeca (2016)
Guest starring as Sgt. Eddie Pepper (6 episodes)
11.22.63 (2016)
Starring as Jake Epping (8 episodes)
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
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
Saturday Night Live (1975)
Guest starring as James Franco (4 episodes)
General Hospital (1963)
Starring as Franco
Guest starring as Franco (2 episodes)
The Academy Awards (1953)
Guest starring as Host
The Deuce ()
Starring as Vincent Martino

Crew Credits

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