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.
October 30, 1965
Early life and career
Gonzalez's parents moved from Puerto Rico to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York City. Gonzalez was born in Williamsburg and later moved to Flushing, 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.
|2003||The Italian Job||Wrench|
|2009||The Devil's Tomb||Hammer||Direct-to-video|
|2009||A Cry Within||Diore||Short film; also Producer, Director, and Cinematographer|
|2010||Saw 3D||Xavier||Uncredited; archive footage|
|2011||Gun Hill Road||Tico|
|2012||A Hero's Return||Manny||Short film; also Producer|
|2013||Dead Man Down||Luco|
|2013||36 Saints||Joseph Reyes||also Associate Producer|
|2015||Laugh Killer Laugh||Detective Mantiga|
|2016||The Pastor||Luca Ramirez|
|2016||Fists of Love||John||also Executive Producer|
|2017||Lost Cat Corona||Ricky|
|2018||The Martyr Maker||Asir Iirhabi||Post-production|
|1998||New York Undercover||Manuel||Episode: "Quid Pro Quo"|
|2005||Jonny Zero||Jonny Calvo||13 episodes (4 unaired)|
|2011||CSI: Miami||Dante Kroll||Episode: "Caged"|
|2011||Pale Blue Light||Nestor||also Executive Producer|
|2013||Blue Bloods||Sgt. Russell||Episode: "Warriors"|
|2014||Unforgettable||Ricky Cordero||Episode: "Manhunt"|
|2015||The Mysteries of Laura||Lyle Truco||Episode "The Mystery of the Taken Boy"|
|2016||Luke Cage||Juan Carlos Castro||Episode: "DWYCK"|
|2017||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||José Marquez||Episode: "No Surrender" (credited as Frankie G)|
|2018||The Family Business||Juan Rodriguez||Episode:|
- "Ex-bouncer offers his words of wisdom". The Holland Sentinel. Holland, Michigan: Morris Communications. August 19, 2004.
- Ogunnaike, Lola (July 4, 2003). "No-name Franky G. finally is initial hit". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
- 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.