Despite being an artist of some repute, Tom Franco is better known to the public as one-third of the Franco siblings which consists of James and Dave Franco. Like his brothers, Tom has appeared in front of the camera, however, he made the decision to not pursue a career in acting, choosing instead to explore another talent that came more natural to him. Read on to find out all there is to know about him, including details of his love life and earnings.
Who is Tom Franco and How Old is He?
Tom Franco was born Thomas Andrew Franco, the middle child of three boys to Betsy Lou (née Verne) and Douglas Eugene Franco, on the 14th of April 1980 in Palo Alto, California. His mother, who is of Russian Jewish ancestry, is a writer and occasional actor while his father, who was of Portuguese and Swedish descent, was a philanthropreneur, an entrepreneurial philanthropist.
Like his brothers, Franco attended Palo Alto High School, graduating in 1998 before proceeding to attend the University of California, Santa Cruz where he studied Fine Art. After his graduation in 2002, he enrolled at California College of the Arts in Oakland, California, where he majored in Ceramics.
Following the completion of his education, Tom Franco, who had already begun his acting career as a child actor, opted to concentrate on making art instead of pursuing a career in acting like his brothers who happen to have achieved some success doing so. Despite his intentions to not act, however, he still managed to land roles in a number of independent movies. They include A Peace of History (2005) and The Devil Wears a Toupee (2007). His earlier film role was in the comedy horror film, Basket Case 2 (1990).
Franco went on to direct all of his energy towards his art and soon co-founded the Berkeley Firehouse Art Collective. In addition to that, he has a board seat on his brother’s philanthropic film studio and streaming platform, Elysium Bandini Studios, through which he is able to bring to life whatever idea he has about a film.
What’s His Net Worth?
Tom Franco has maintained somewhat of a low profile compared to his superstar older brother James. Regardless, the actor and artist appear to be doing very well for himself as a handful of celebrity wealth calculating sources have estimated his net worth to be around $10 million. He has been able to make that much through his endeavours in the art world among other business ventures.
Does Tom Franco Have a Wife or Girlfriend?
Tom Franco is a married man. He got married in 2015 to film producer and assistant director Iris Torres, whose full birth name is Iris Alejandra Torres Paniagua. Not much is known about Iris other than the fact that she has worked on films like Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), The Big Year (2011), and Don Quixote: The Ingenious Gentleman of La Mancha (2015) among many others.
Prior to his marriage to Iris, Tom was previously married to Julia Lazar Franco. Julia, who was about 23 years older than her husband, was a former singer who later went on to become a photographer, publicist, and manager of the businesses owned by the Franco brothers. She is also a co-founder of the Firehouse Art Collective.
After working together for about seven years, Tom and Julia began dating in the early 2010s. They later got engaged but did not choose to get married until the 28th of July, 2014. Julia was at the time hospitalized as she suffered from hepatitis C, liver cancer, and kidney trouble. Her sickness had gotten very bad and she was unable to leave the bed, so the ceremony was held in the hospital solarium. The two only managed to spend about a month together as man and wife before Julia passed on.
How Tall Is He?
Of the three Franco brothers, Tom, who is the middle child, is the tallest of his siblings with a height of 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m). James stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches (178 cm) while Dave who is the shortest of the siblings stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm).