Tom Franco

Tom Franco

Date Of BirthApril 14, 1980
Age43 years 7 months 17 days
Day of BirthMonday
Place Of BirthPalo Alto, California, United States
Zodiac SignAries
Professions Actor , Artist
Full Name Thomas Andrew Franco

Personal Information
Residence Berkeley, California, United States
ReligionsJudaism (From Mother & Grandmother's side) , Christianity
Language English
Star SignAries
Nationality American
Ethnicity Caucasian
Complexion White
Trademarks Similarity to James Franco , Prominent Cheek bones
Body Features & Measurements
Height185 CM
6 Feet 1 Inches
Eye color Black
Hair color Brown
Weight75 KG
165 lbs
Body Type Slim
Family Information
Father Douglas Eugene Franco
Mother Betsy Franco (Artist/ Actor; Maiden nameBetsy Lou Verne)
Wives Julia Lazar Franco (2014-2014; Artist, used to be Tom's collaborator for a long time)
Iris Torres (marriage 2015-)
Brothers James Franco
Dave Franco
Grandmothers Marjorie Franco (Paternal; Author of Young adult books)
Mitzie Verne (Maternal; Verne Art Gallery owner)
Sister In-Law Alison Brie (David's wife)
Education Qualifications
Education (Graduation) Major in Ceramics (California College of the Arts) , Major in Fine Arts (University of California)
Education (High School) Palo Alto High School (class of 1998)
Alma MaterCalifornia College of the Arts (Oakland, California)
University of California (Santa Cruz; class of 2002)
Education (Elementary/ Primary) El Carmelo Elementary School
Education (Middle School) Jordan Middle School
Career Information
Debut (Movie) Basket Case 2 (1990)
Years Active 1990-
Favorites, Hobbies, Likes/ Dislikes
Martial Arts
Skills Tai chi
Social Networks, Web links
Official WebsiteTom Franco Official Website
Instagram ProfileTom Franco Instagram Profile
BlogTom Franco Blog
Contact (Email) (Firehouse Art)
Web ContactWeb Contact
More Information
Friend Alan Chin
Net worth$10 Million
Instruments guitar


Tom Franco is an American actor, artist & producer. Karl in The Disaster Artist(2017), Frog Boy in Basket Case 2 (1990), Mr. Z in Metamorphosis: Junior Year (2017). His brothers James Franco & Dave Franco.

Tom Franco was born on 14th April 1980 in Palo Alto, California, United States to Betsy Franco(Mother)- A writer & Douglas Eugene Franco(Father)- a businessman, philanthropist and Entrepreneur. He along with his two brothers were brought up in Palo Alto.

Franco Brothers

  • James Franco (Born April 19, 1978)
  • Tom Franco (Born  April 14 1980)
  • Dave Franco (Born June 12, 1985)


Tom Franco & Julia Lazar

Tom married his partner, collaborator and long time girlfriend Julia Lazar on 28th July 2014. Julia was 23 older to him. Julia was suffering from Liver & Kidney complications. They got married in the hospital where she was admitted for problems, Julia died on 25th August 2014.

Tom Franco & Julia Lazar wedding

Image: Tom Franco & Julia Lazar wedding

Facts & Trivia

  • Firehouse Art Collective: Tom is an artist before an actor, he is the founder of Firehouse Art Collective based in Berkeley, California. It started as a collaborative project with 7 of his friends in a rented house, instead of masters' degree he had decided to do his own project. [Firehouse Art on facebook]
  • Is Tom Franco Gay?: It doesn't apepar so, He is a handsome dude with 2 wives, his brother James Franco gives out Gay vibe though.
  • Firehouse Art Collective Locations:
    • 1313 9th Street, 2nd Floor Berkeley Ca, 94710
    • 1790 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709
    • 3192 Adeline Avenue, Berkeley CA 94703
    • 1831-1835 Harmon Street, Berkeley CA, 94703
    • 6117 San Pablo Avenue, Emeryville CA 94608
  • As a child he took drawing classes after school, Tom followed James into art classes, he would be the youngest in the classes and sometimes had to draw nude models which he found funny at the time.
  • Ancestry: Tom is of Portuguese (Paternal), Swedish(Paternal), Russian(Maternal) descent. His Maternal grand parents had changed their surname to Verne from Verovitz
  • He meditates Daily. He met his future wife Julia at a Meditation retreat. They also did dancing together.
  • Illustrations: Tom illustrated the cover of his mother's book- NAKED and the interior art of the novel. Metamorphosis is another work of Betsy where Tom's Art was used.
  • Sometimes Tom & his brother James collaborate and arrange art shows
  • Tom is fond of dogs, he has dog named Malibu & Dharma.
  • As a kid Tom had Blonde hair, it turned brunette as he grew up.
  • The siblings are very close, they often get together with Mom.
  • Tom was in a theatre art group for 6 years, he has been an actor on and off.
  • Tom Franco Co-Lab: A collaborative project started by Tom to allow other artists to come together and be creative
  • Sculptor: Tom has ventured into various art forms, Sculpting brings out the best in him [as per himself]


  • One of our biggest challenges is everybody contributes. When collaboration happens the magic takes place, expression come out that you would never expect.
  • Artists struggle hardest, isolation is one of the things that kills art experience, collaboration helps resolve.
  • It wasn't until I got out of the Academy I understood what Art really means, what it means to have a studio, that culture is living art.
  • I think I get business side of brain from my Dad who was good at Business and maths and artistic side from my Mom who has been a writer as far as I can remember.
  • I have learned to trick my brain into creative processes.
  • Acting, Dancing, Music & Visual Arts are essential. You must know them.
  • Half of the beauty of Arts is watching the artist do it, there is so much value to the process.
  • We are all just searching for that magic moment of unicorn and rainbows. They are always a vision away. They are apparent in the minds, yet so hard to grasp.
  • My family is very artistic.
  • I like to think of doing visual art as a band of performers
  • In my family, you were never cool, you never had anything good to say, unless you were talking about art
  • I like to stay busy, and I like to stay creative
  • I consider myself a folk artist
  • Art is how you live your life.. I like making sculptures


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