Jeff Franklin - Biography
Last Modified: Jun 19, 2020
|Born on :||January 21, 1955 (age 66)|
|Birth Name /
|Jeffrey Steven Franklin|
|Birth Place:||California, USA|
|Hair Color:||Brown/ grey|
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
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Who is Jeff Franklin?
Jeff Franklin is the genius creator of the hit series Full House and Fuller House.
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Jeff Franklin: Age, Family, School
Jeff Franklin was born on January 21, 1955, in California, U.SA. as Jeffrey Steven Franklin. He was raised in Inglewood, California. Apart from these facts, there is no information on his parent’s names, siblings, childhood, ethnicity, and education.
Jeff Franklin: Girlfriend, Wife, Relationship, Children, Affair, Divorce
For the guy who created one of the most famous and loved show, his personal life is kept pretty much under the wrap. He has not known to be married, have a wife nor children. Franklin also has not shared if he has a girlfriend.
But in 2016 premiere of the Fuller House, he did arrive with one gorgeous lady in red, on his arm.
Source: AceShowbiz (Jeff Franklin with mystery woman)
Jeff Franklin: Career
Jeff Franklin worked as a substitute teacher in his hometown before he opted to become a writer. His first was with the ABC show House of Comics in which he both wrote and produced.
For the series, he wrote three comedians living together in a house. But as ABC wanted the show to be a family show, Franklin added children.
He recalled how he came up with the hit series,
“I came up with possibly the laziest idea for a sitcom ever, a show called “House of Comics” about three single guys sharing a house trying to make it as stand-ups. The Lorimar TV guys asked me who are the characters? I said whoever we cast because they will be playing themselves. (Told you it was lazy.) ABC wanted to meet with me, but asked if I could please come in with a family show.
So I made one guy a widower with three kids, and thought let’s make one a baby, because hey, that’s one less character to write. The three “dads” morphed into a comic, a sportscaster and a rocker, because I like comedy, sports and rock ’n’ roll. But the more I thought about it, the more I realized my lazy idea had accidentally turned into a very strong premise for a TV comedy.”
The show later came to be known as Full House which ran for successful eight years from 1987 to 1995.
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After the success of Full House, he left it in 1992 to write Hangin' with Mr. Cooper which starred comedian Mark Curry. He also is the writer of It's Garry Shandling's Show, Malcolm & Eddie, The first Olsen twins (Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen) movie To Grandmother's House We Go, To Grandmother's House We Go, Just One of the Guys (1985), Summer School (1987).
In addition, he has also worked with Stuart Little (1999), Just One of the Guys (1985), Love Stinks (1999), Summer School (1987), Laverne & Shirley (1979–81), Head Over Heels (1997), Love That Girl! (2010), among others. In 2007, Jeff Franklin had come up with the idea for the spinoff series. But the network did not pick up his ideas. He said,
"It's amazing to me that it took so long to set it up. This was way before reboot fever, but it felt like a no-brainer to me. All of this excitement that's happening now with reboots, I knew all of that was there and that there would be this kind of interest. But the networks we pitched it to just didn't seem to understand that."
In April 2015, Netflix announced that they would pick up Fuller House, the spin-off of Full House.
Jeff Franklin: Controversy
In February 2018, Jeff Franklin was fired from Fuller House after numerous complaints were made against him. He was accused of using verbally abusive and vulgar language to staffers in the series’ set and in the writer’s room.
He was also accused of making sexually charged comments about his personal relationships and sex life.
Studio Warner Bros. TV had released a statement, “We are not renewing Jeff Franklin’s production deal and he will no longer be working on Fuller House.”
Jeff Franklin wrote on Instagram, “I’m heartbroken to be leaving Fuller House. Creating and running Full House and Fuller House has been the greatest joy. I wish the cast, my second family for over 30 years, continued success. I’m so proud of all we accomplished together, and beyond grateful to our loyal fans. Adios Tanneritos!”
Jeff Franklin: Net Worth, Salary
The net worth of Jeff Franklin is estimated at around $180 million while the figure on his annual salary is under review.
Jeff Franklin: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
On Instagram, Twitter, Jeff Franklin is followed by several hundred thousand followers but is absent from Facebook.
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