American television, film and voice actor. He is best known for his roles on Scrubs, 21 Jump Street and Fright Night. He is the younger brother of James Franco.
Franco was born in Palo Alto, California, the son of Betsy (née Verne), a poet, author and editor, and Doug Franco (1948-2011),who met as students at Stanford University.His maternal grandmother, Mitzi Levine Verne, runs the Verne Art Gallery, a prominent art gallery in Cleveland.Franco’s father was of Portuguese and Swedish descentand Franco’s mother is Jewish, a descendant of immigrants from Russia. Dave grew up in California with his two brothers, Tom Franco and Hollywood actor James Franco.
In 2006 Franco made his acting debut on The CW Drama television series 7th Heaven. He has since appeared in television shows such as Do Not Disturb and Young Justice. Franco has also had noticeable roles in films such as Superbad, Charlie St. Cloud and The Shortcut.
In May 2008, Franco was cast in The CW teen drama television series Privileged.