Jeff Franklin

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Jeff Franklin
Jeffrey Steven Franklin

(1955-01-21) January 21, 1955 (age 64)
ResidenceBeverly Hills, California
OccupationProducer, screenwriter, director
Years active1976–present
Notable work
Full House

Jeffrey Steven Franklin (born January 21, 1955)[1][2] is an American producer, screenwriter, and director. He is known for being the creator of the ABC sitcom Full House.[3]

Early life[edit]

Franklin was raised in Inglewood, California.[4] He worked as a substitute teacher in his hometown before becoming a writer.[4]


Franklin began his television career as a writer and producer for Laverne & Shirley and Bosom Buddies. Franklin pitched his own show to ABC called "House of Comics" which featured three comics living together.[citation needed] ABC was looking for a family sitcom, so Franklin added children and the idea evolved into the show Full House, which ran on the ABC network from 1987 to 1995.

After Full House, Franklin created Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, starring comedian Mark Curry.[5] Franklin departed Hanging with Mr. Cooper in September 1992.[5] His other TV credits include both writing and production on shows such as, It's Garry Shandling's Show, and Malcolm & Eddie. He also wrote, produced and directed the first Olsen twins movie, To Grandmother's House We Go.

Franklin's most notable film writing credits include the teen comedies Just One of the Guys (1985) and Summer School (1987), starring Mark Harmon.

On April 20, 2015, Netflix announced the streaming service would pick-up thirteen episodes of Fuller House, a sequel to Full House.[6] Netflix also announced Franklin would oversee the production along with Robert L. Boyett and Thomas L. Miller.[6] All 13 episodes of the first season premiered on February 26, 2016.[7][8] The series is currently in its fifth season.

In February 2018, Franklin was fired from Fuller House after complaints about verbally abusive and vulgar language in the writers' room and on the set of the series.[9].

In June 2019, The Hollywood Reporter revealed details of a probe made by Warner Brothers that included interviews with eight Fuller House staffers who commented that Franklin would talk about orgies he had over the weekend, claims that Franklin had his assistant request that all the writers come to his mansion and they were reminded multiple times to bring their bikinis. Franklin complained about having to hire directors who were women or people of color, expressing preference for male writers, apologizing to his staff for not dating Jewish women, and describing female directors as "all the same" and making sexualized comments.[10] In one occasion, Frankin was attributed to saying "She is probably going to be pregnant next season, I wish I could make all the women on my staff get hysterectomies." and in another comment about an underaged girl, "She's one nose job away from a good f***."[10]

Jeff Franklin sued the showrunners, blaming the co-executive producer Bryan Behar for orchestrating a conspiracy aiming to get him kicked out of the show, using the Me Too movement to discredit Franklin and replace him. Franklin denied all the allegations of sexual misconducts.[11][12]

Personal life[edit]

In 1994, Franklin bought 10050 Cielo Drive, site of the Tate murders in 1969. The French country-style home was eventually demolished and replaced by a mansion designed by architect Richard Landry.[13] In 2014, he listed for sale another house designed by Landry in the Hollywood Hills for US$30 million.[14]





  1. ^ l McRady, Rache (January 25, 2015). "Full House Cast Reunites For Creator Jeff Franklin's Birthday: See Bob Saget, Lori Loughlin, John Stamos, More, Plus the Cast Sings the Theme Song!". Us Weekly. Retrieved December 1, 2016.
  2. ^ Itzkoff, Dave (February 17, 2016). "Leaving 'Full House' Was His Biggest Regret. So He Rebuilt It". The New York Times. Retrieved December 1, 2016. Mr. Franklin, a 61-year-old writer and producer who lives in Los Angeles...
  3. ^ Ramisetti, Kirthana (August 26, 2014). "'Full House' could be revived for new series featuring original cast members". New York Daily News.
  4. ^ a b Robinson, George (December 4, 1992). ""They're just the two most special kids," says Jeff Franklin". The Southeast Missourian. Retrieved September 9, 2015.
  5. ^ a b Kleid, Beth (September 14, 1992). "Morning Report:Television". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 9, 2015.
  6. ^ a b Goldberg, Lesley (April 20, 2015). "It's Official: 'Full House' Revival Heading to Netflix". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 9, 2015.
  7. ^ Serico, Chris (December 17, 2015). "First 'Fuller House' teaser gives glimpse of Netflix reboot: 'Welcome home'". Today. Retrieved December 18, 2015.
  8. ^ Moylan, Brian (February 26, 2016). "Fuller House: Tanner family nostalgia doesn't make redundant sitcom better". The Guardian. Retrieved February 27, 2016.
  9. ^ Littleton, Cynthia (February 28, 2018). "Jeff Franklin Out as Showrunner of 'Fuller House' Amid Complaints About His Behavior (Exclusive)". Variety. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  10. ^ a b Gardner, Eriq. "Warner Bros. Reveals Details of Probe That Ousted 'Fuller House' Creator". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 12, 2019.
  11. ^ Ashley Cullins (April 16, 2019). "Jeff Franklin Sues New 'Fuller House' Showrunner Over Firing".
  12. ^ Maeve McDermott (April 17, 2019). "'Full House' creator sues, claiming showrunner plotted to have him fired from reboot".
  13. ^ Haldeman, Peter (January 31, 2010). "A Dream Reimagined: The Sky's the Limit in a Creative Epiphany in Beverly Hills". Architectural Digest. Retrieved May 10, 2016.
  14. ^ Gardner, Chris (October 16, 2014). "'Full House' Creator Lists $30M Home: "If You Can't Get Laid in That Bedroom, There's Something Wrong With You"". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 10, 2016.

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