Franky G

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Franky G
Born Frank Gonzales
(1965-10-30) October 30, 1965 (age 51)
Brooklyn, New York
Occupation Actor
Years active 2002–present
Spouse(s) Frances Lozada

Franky G (born Frank Gonzales;[1] 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[edit]

Gonzalez's parents moved 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.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4]


List of films and roles
Year Title Role Notes
2002 Manito Junior Moreno
2003 Confidence Lupus
2003 The Italian Job Wrench
2003 Wonderland Louis
2005 Saw II Xavier
2006 Saw III Xavier Corpse
2009 The Devil's Tomb Hammer Direct-to-video
2010 Saw 3D Xavier Uncredited; archive footage
2013 Dead Man Down Luco
List of television appearances and roles
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Jonny Zero Jonny Calvo 9 episodes
Smith Joe 7 episodes
2011 CSI: Miami Dante Kroll Episode: "Caged"
2016 Luke Cage Juan Carlos Castro Episode: "DWYCK"

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Ex-bouncer offers his words of wisdom". The Holland Sentinel. Holland, Michigan: Morris Communications. August 19, 2004. 
  2. ^ Endrst, James (September 14, 2004). "Franky G Has Role Of His Life". New York Daily News. Mortimer Zuckerman: 110. 
  3. ^ Lovell, Glenn (September 4, 2003). "Franky G . living urban fairy tale". Chicago Tribune. Tribune Company: 9. 
  4. ^ Frazier, Moore (January 14, 2005). "TV / Franky G tries to go straight on 'Jonny Zero'". The Press of Atlantic City. 

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