Dave Franco is a well known American actor best known from Scrubs and 21 Jump Street. If his name sounds familiar it’s probably because you’re also aware of his brother James Franco. From the very beginning, Dave made it a point to not be in the movies with his brother until he made a name for himself separately. He just didn’t want to be known as James Franco’s little brother. You probably haven’t heard that much about Dave outside of his career, cause he tends to keep to himself so we found some interesting facts about him to share with you.
1. He Thinks He’s A Small Shifty Guy
Dave Franco is quite self-critical. He has shared in interviews that he thinks of himself as a small, shifty kind of guy. But do you know Dave Franco’s height? 170 cm or 5’ 7. He’s also mentioned that he was very shy growing up and turned out to be quite a serious adult. He doesn’t think he’s particularly funny or a comedian type. Quite harsh, don’t you think? And considering Dave Franco’s age, he’s 34, it’s definitely unusual to see a guy be so self-critical.
2. He Could’ve Been The Heartthrob Vampire
Franco actually auditioned for the role of Edward Cullen in the Twilight movie. He even read with the director Catherine Hardwicke. We don’t know why he didn’t get the role, but can you envision him playing Edward instead of Robert Pattinson. Do you think it would’ve been a very different kind of a movie with him?
3. He’s A Cat Guy
Dave Franco has 2 cats Harry and Arturo who are brothers and he admits he’s a weird cat guy. He just loves them and so does the rest of his family. Once he actually brought his cats home to his mother, who already has 2 of her own cats, and then his brother James also came over with his 2 cats. Their house became essentially a cat haven. But later they found out that having 6 cats in the house is actually illegal.
4. Who Is Dave Franco Dating
Dave and actress Alison Brie that you know best from Community and probably Mad Men have been in a serious relationship since 2012. They got engaged in 2015 which they kept secret for a while and then they got married in 2017 in a private ceremony. It was only when Dave’s publicist confirmed the news that the big secret was revealed.
5. His Movies and Roles
Dave Franco is very aware that he’s often cast for a character people love to hate. He played the snooty doctor on Scrubs, he was the popular kid who sells drugs on 21 Jump Street. And one time when he was complaining about being cast for such roles and trying to figure out why that’s happening he was told he just has an a**hole face. However, that face didn’t stop Dave Franco from having a net worth of $10 million.
6. He’s No Stranger To Playing With Fire
He once caused a fire in his dorm room when he was in college. The reason behind it is hilarious. It smelled bad in the room because he lived with 2 other guys and boys aren’t exactly known for great hygiene. So their solution was to order a cookie smelling candle from eBay and then that caused their room to burn down.
7. He Comes From A Talented Family
You know that Dave’s brother James is a talented actor, that’s not exactly a secret for anyone. But did you know that his whole family is very talented and artsy? His other brother Tom Franco is a sculptor, his mother is a poet, author, editor and she did some acting too, his paternal grandmother is a published author, and his maternal grandma owned the Verne Art Gallery in Cleveland.
8. He’s A True Sweetheart
When Dave was still in high school he surprised his girlfriend for her birthday by getting to school early and leaving a rose with every one of her teachers for the day. How sweet is that? And later on, he chose to spend his first big paycheck on his mother by getting her a flat-screen TV, to replace her big old and bulky 90s TV.
9. No Children, Thanks
Dave had been with his partner Alison for a long time now. Many would expect them to start having kids after 7 years together, but they both have no plans to have kids as of yet. They say having two cats is already stressful and they think of them as their little furry babies. Plus both of their careers are going well so scheduling kids isn’t exactly possible. So they’re very happy to just be a little cat family for now. No children, thanks.