He has done some Off-Broadway shows, like One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie.
He uses the last name of just 'G' instead of Gonzalez because he doesn't want to just get sterotyped roles for Puerto Ricans.
Franky won the Special Jury Prize (Dramatic) Award at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival for the movie Manito.
Franky is 6' tall.
Franky is of Puerto Rican descent.
When he started to struggle for work he almost gave up acting. His sister encouraged him and convinced him not to quit.
Franky attended Northeastern State University in Oklahoma where he studied criminal law investigation.
Some of the jobs that Franky did after college include a bouncer at a strip club, security guard and as a construction worker.
He played semi-pro football. He played running back for the Long Island Tomahawks.
Even after his fame, he still lives in Flushing, NY with his mother and older sister.
Has 7 brothers and sisters.
Franky used to be a bodybuilder. During this time he competed in the Mr. Metropolis and Mr. Queens competitions in New York City. He could squat 510 pounds in his prime.
Franky (on wanting to play other roles besides criminal roles): Yes I do. I want to do some comedy. I spoke to some people in Hollywood, they love my personality? well, you know, we've met. They could see some comedy because of the way I act, but that's just me. It's not because I want to do comedy, it's just the way I am, and if I could do comedy I would. I love comedy. One time I went to an audition for a Ben Stiller movie and I walked in and they'd seen me in Confidence and Wonderland, they saw me as a tough guy. I went in because I liked the script, I think they're shooting already, and I went for one of these characters. I knew I wasn't going to get the role, they just wanted to see what I could do, but I had them laughing and they couldn't believe that, but that's just the way I am. It's like I kid around all the time. That's my personality. But that's not what they were thinking. They were thinking I'd come into the meeting, here's this tough guy and that I'd have this attitude, but when I walk in it's like, I'm a breath of fresh air. They think I'm a tough guy, but I'm really cool, you know, we've met.
Franky (on being compared to Vin Diesel): Yes, I respect him, I respect the guy, he did his thing, but we do two totally different things. People look at the muscles, but I am more than that. He does the action stuff, and I would like to do the action stuff too. But I want more. I want longevity, I don't want to be stereotyped as just the "Action Hero" I like to do other things and show what I can do. But he (Vin) did his thing.