October 30, 1965
Brooklyn, New York
Franky G (born Frank Gonzales; October 30, 1965), is an American film and television actor. He is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Xavier in Saw II and Wrench in the 2003 remake of The Italian Job as well as other various roles such as Lupus in Confidence and Detective Cruz in Wonderland.
Early life and career
Gonzalez's parents immigrated from Puerto Rico to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York City. Gonzalez was born in the borough of Brooklyn and later moved to the borough of Queens. Before acting, he played semi-professional football, worked as a bouncer and security guard in New York clubs. He studied criminal law in college. Gonzalez replied to an ad for Manito (then called Cruel World) in Backstage magazine; three weeks later he was called to read the script for director Eric Eason. The film played in 50 festivals in 2002. The following year he was cast at the last minute for the role of Wrench in The Italian Job. In 2005, he played Jonny Calvo in the short-lived Fox Network television show Jonny Zero and played Xavier in the horror film Saw II.
List of television appearances and roles
- ^ "Ex-bouncer offers his words of wisdom". The Holland Sentinel (Holland, Michigan: Morris Communications). August 19, 2004.
- ^ Endrst, James (September 14, 2004). "Franky G Has Role Of His Life". New York Daily News (Mortimer Zuckerman): 110.
- ^ Lovell, Glenn (September 4, 2003). "Franky G . living urban fairy tale". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company): 9.
- ^ Frazier, Moore (January 14, 2005). "TV / Franky G tries to go straight on 'Jonny Zero'". The Press of Atlantic City.