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Date Of BirthJanuary 21, 1955

Jeff Franklin is an American television producer, writer, and director, best known for creating and producing the ABC sitcom Full House and its Netflix sequel series Fuller House.

Franklin was born in Los Angeles, California, on September 27, 1955, the son of Barbara (née Karp) and Joseph Franklin. His father was Jewish and his mother was Christian. He has two older sisters, Jody and Darlene. Franklin was raised in a Jewish household and had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony. He attended high school at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles.

Franklin began his career as a writer on the CBS sitcom One Day at a Time, on which he worked from 1977 to 1984. He also wrote for the sitcoms Benson and Charles in Charge. In 1987, he created Full House, which ran for eight seasons on ABC from 1987 to 1995. The show was about a widowed father who raises his three daughters with the help of his brother-in-law and best friend.

In 2016, Franklin created and produced the Netflix sequel series Fuller House, which revolves around the adult daughters of the original series’ main characters. The show has been renewed for a fifth season, which is set to premiere in 2020.

Franklin has also directed episodes of television series such as Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Yes, Dear, and 8 Simple Rules.

Franklin’s net worth is estimated to be $40 million. He has been married twice and has three children.

General Info

Full NameJeff Franklin
Date Of BirthJanuary 21, 1955
ProfessionScreenwriter, Television producer, Film producer, Film director


NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy
MoviesJust One of the Guys, Summer School, The In Crowd, To Grandmother's House We Go, Casper, Love Stinks, Puppet Master vs Demonic Toys, Lightspeed, The Harpy, The Last Resort
TV ShowsHangin' with Mr. Cooper, High Tide, Night Flight, Full House, Fuller House, Head over Heels

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Fuller House2016TV Series executive producer - 26 episodes
Basketball Wife2013TV Series executive producer
The Last Resort2011/ITV Movie executive producer
Love That Girl!2010TV Series executive producer - 4 episodes
Planet Raptor2007TV Movie executive producer
American Black Beauty2005TV Movie executive producer
Man with the Screaming Brain2005executive producer / producer
Alien Apocalypse2005TV Movie executive producer / producer
Puppet Master vs Demonic Toys2004TV Movie executive producer / producer
Raptor Island2004TV Movie executive producer
Where There's a Will2004TV Series executive producer
Stuart Little2003TV Series executive producer - 13 episodes
Malcolm & Eddie1996-2000TV Series executive producer - 87 episodes
Love Stinks1999executive producer
Jungle Book: Lost Treasure1998executive producer
Mike Hammer, Private Eye1997-1998TV Series executive producer - 24 episodes
Mowgli: The New Adventures of the Jungle Book1998TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Born Free1998TV Series executive producer - 10 episodes
Head Over Heels1997TV Series executive producer - 7 episodes
High Tide1995-1997TV Series executive producer - 2 episodes
Born Free: A New Adventure1996TV Movie executive producer
Full House1987-1995TV Series executive producer - 193 episodes
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper1992-1993TV Series executive producer - 6 episodes
To Grandmother's House We Go1992TV Movie executive producer
Stunt Dawgs1992TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Wally and the Valentines1989TV Movie executive producer
The In Crowd1988executive producer
It's Garry Shandling's Show.1986-1987TV Series producer - 24 episodes
Summer School1987associate producer / producer
Just One of the Guys1985executive producer
Bosom Buddies1981-1982TV Series producer - 25 episodes
Laverne & Shirley1979-1981TV Series producer - 33 episodes
Night Flight1981TV Series executive producer


Fuller HouseTV Series creator - 13 episodes, 2016 created by - 13 episodes, 2016 written by - 3 episodes, 2016
The Last Resort2011/ITV Movie creator / written by
Where There's a Will2004TV Series creator - 2004
Love Stinks1999written by
Born Free1998TV Series developed by - 10 episodes
Head Over Heels1997TV Series created by - 8 episodes
Hangin' with Mr. CooperTV Series created by - 101 episodes, 1992 - 1997 writer - 13 episodes, 1993 story - 2 episodes, 1992
High TideTV Series created by - 72 episodes, 1994 - 1997 creator - 1 episode, 1997
Full HouseTV Series created by - 192 episodes, 1987 - 1995 written by - 1 episode, 1989 creator - 1 episode, 1987 writer - 1 episode, 1987
To Grandmother's House We Go1992TV Movie written by
Wally and the Valentines1989TV Movie
Summer School1987screenplay / story
It's Garry Shandling's Show.1987TV Series written by - 3 episodes
Just One of the Guys1985screenplay
Gimme a Break!1984TV Series written by - 1 episode
Young Hearts1984TV Movie
Bosom BuddiesTV Series teleplay - 1 episode, 1982 written by - 1 episode, 1982
Laverne & Shirley1979-1981TV Series written by - 13 episodes
The Bad News BearsTV Series written by - 2 episodes, 1979 teleplay - 1 episode, 1979
Angie1979TV Series written by - 1 episode
Brothers and Sisters1979TV Series written by - 1 episode

Music Department

Full HouseTV Series composer - 69 episodes, 1987 - 1995 performer - 4 episodes, 1995 singer - 4 episodes, 1990 - 1991


Hangin' with Mr. Cooper1994-1997TV Series executive consultant - 22 episodes
Laverne & ShirleyTV Series executive story consultant - 6 episodes, 1980 executive script consultant - 5 episodes, 1980 - 1981 executive story editor - 4 episodes, 1979 consultant - 3 episodes, 1979
The Bad News Bears1979TV Series consultant - 9 episodes


Fuller House2016TV Series 1 episode
The Last Resort2011/ITV Movie
Where There's a Will2004TV Series 2004
Love Stinks1999
To Grandmother's House We Go1992TV Movie
Full House1987-1992TV Series 9 episodes


The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015-2016TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Brows Held High2014TV Series writer - 1 episode


Love Stinks1999Hotel Clerk


The Story Behind: Full House2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Story Behind2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Biography2004-2009TV Series documentaryHimself - Creator / Producer / Himself
E! True Hollywood Story2005TV Series documentaryHimself


Won Awards

1994BMI TV Music AwardBMI Film & TV AwardsFull House (1987)
1993BMI TV Music AwardBMI Film & TV AwardsFull House (1987)
1992BMI TV Music AwardBMI Film & TV AwardsFull House (1987)
1991BMI TV Music AwardBMI Film & TV AwardsFull House (1987)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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