Meet Our Favorite Franco: 10 Little Known Facts About Dave

  • What better day to learn more about our favorite Franco than his birthday? Here are 10 little known facts about Dave that will make you love him even more. (Photo: WENN)

  • In case you couldn’t tell by his last name, Dave Franco is the little brother of Hollywood actor James Franco. And yes—they are equally as handsome. (Photo: WENN)

  • Could you imagine Twilight without Robert Pattinson? Dave was set to play Edward Cullen on the franchise. He even read with director Catherine Hardwicke! But he missed out on the role. Sounds to us like he dodged quite a bullet! (Photo: WENN)

  • Dave Franco’s resume will certainly make you laugh—in the best possible way! With supporting roles in films such as “21 Jump Street,” “Neighbors” and its sequel, and “Unfinished Business,” Dave has proven himself a natural comedian. (Photo: WENN)

  • He’s not only the star of numerous videos for Funny or Die—he’s also the creative mind behind those hilarious sketches. Dave has written most of the scripts for the videos he’s starred in for the website. (Photo: WENN)

  • He’s a cat person. Dave Franco has two fur babies—Harry and Arturo—who are brothers, and he’s not shy about sharing his love for his felines. “I’m the weird cat guy, for sure,” he said in an interview. (Photo: WENN)

  • Sorry, ladies! This Franco is taken. Dave has been married to actress Alison Brie for a little over a year. They began dating in 2012, got engaged in 2015, and married on 2017. (Photo: WENN)

  • Alison isn’t the only star Franco has dated. Prior to his marriage with Brie, Dave was linked to Glee’s Dianna Agron. The couple dated for over a year before calling it quits in 2009. (Photo: WENN)

  • Unlike brother James Franco—who holds an undergraduate degree from UCLA as well as a MFA from Columbia University—, Dave Franco left the University of Southern California just a few credits short of graduating. (Photo: WENN)

  • At 33, and with a little over 10 years on the industry, Dave Franco has already gained a whooping fortune of about $10 million and counting! Not too shabby for a college dropout! (Photo: WENN)

What better day to learn more about our favorite Franco than his birthday? Here are 10 little known facts about Dave that will make you love him even more. (Photo: WENN)

His older brother made it into our top 10 James in Hollywood list, but Dave deserves the award for favorite Franco!

We’ve seen play the funny guy in multiple bro comedies. He made us laugh in his Funny or Die sketches. And the world certainly knows him for being James’ overwhelmingly hot baby brother. But there’s a lot more to Dave than his life under the spotlight.

From the roles he didn’t get, to his enviable bank account, to his irrevocable love for cats (and other female celebrities before the beautiful Alison Brie), there’s a lot you don’t know about this star in the rise.

And what better day to learn more about Dave than his birthday? Celebrating his 33rd lap around the sun, here are 10 little known facts about funny, talented, gorgeous Franco that will make you love him even more—and we all know it was just a matter of time before it happened!


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