Jeff Franklin - Biography

Last Modified: Sep 23, 2022

Jeff Franklin
Profession: Producer, Director, Screenwriter
Best Known For: Full House, Fuller House (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $200 million

Personal Details

Born on : January 21, 1955 (age 69)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Jeffrey Steven Franklin
Birth Place: California, USA
Horoscope: Aquarius
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Mother's Name: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi-Jewish
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single

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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. 

Source: Variety (young Jeff Franklin)

Jeff Franklin Age, Parents, Siblings

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 parents’ names, siblings, childhood, ethnicity, and education.

Education, Ethnicity

The educational history of Jeff Franklin is not known.

His ethnicity is Ashkenazi-Jewish.

Jeff Franklin Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Affair, Divorce

For the guy who created one of the most famous and loved shows, his personal life is kept pretty much under the wrap. He has not known to be married, or have a wife or children. Franklin also has not shared if he has a girlfriend.

But in the 2016 premiere of Fuller House, he did arrive with one gorgeous lady in red, on his arm.

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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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Source: variety (Jeff Franklin with Jodie Sweetin)

After the success of Full Househe 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 & EddieThe 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. 

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Source: variety (Jeff Franklin with Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen)

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 on 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 released a statement, “We are not renewing Jeff Franklin’s production deal and he will no longer be working on Fuller House.”

Source: Consequence of Sound (Jeff Franklin, Andrea Barber, Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin)

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!”

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Jeff Franklin – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Jeff Franklin is estimated at around $200 million while the figure on his annual salary is under review.

Jeff Franklin Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On Instagram, and Twitter, Jeff Franklin is followed by several hundred thousand followers but is absent from Facebook.

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