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Franky G.

Growing up in Flushing, Queens, Franky G's life dream was to be an actor. While becoming an incredible athlete as well as a student, in a tough neighborhood, Franky was awarded the opportunity to play running back at Northeastern Oklahoma University. When a knee injury ended his athletic career, he supported himself working as a bouncer and security guard, while taking his shot at being an actor.

Franky began the pursuit of an acting career by doing Off-Broadway shows, such as One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie, in order to get stage experience which would help him later on. When browsing through the Backstage Magazine, looking for potential roles to pursue, he sent in a photo of himself to a director by the name of Eric Eason for a small digital film called Manito. After waiting his turn with over 100 other actors, he was offered the job immediately after his first audition. Little did Franky know that only five months later he would be on an airplane headed West for the first time in his life to the Sundance Film Festival where Manito would screen for the first time and go on to win the Best Ensemble Cast Award.

Only a few weeks after the Festival, Franky landed the job in CONFIDENCE. He will also be seen later this year in the film The Italian Job for director F. Gary Gray. In this feature, Franky will once again be surrounded by talented actors, such as Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Edward Norton and Gene Hackman. He can also be seen in Lions Gate upcoming project Wonderland, starring Val Kilmer, Kate Bosworth, and Lisa Kudrow.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Franky G. Facts

OccupationActor
BirthplaceQueens, New York, USA

Selected Filmography

Not available.