Franky G

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.

Franky G
Frank Gonzales

(1965-10-30) October 30, 1965
Years active2002–present
Spouse(s)Frances Lozada

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.[2] Before acting, he played semi-professional football, worked as a bouncer and security guard in New York clubs. He studied criminal law in college.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5]


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
2009 A Cry Within Diore Short film; also Producer, Director, and Cinematographer
2010 Saw 3D Xavier Uncredited; archive footage
2011 Gun Hill Road Tico
2011 StereoTYPEd Short film
2012 A Hero's Return Manny Short film; also Producer
2013 Dead Man Down Luco
2013 Tío Papi Chizzy
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 Blowtorch Detective Ramos
2017 Lost Cat Corona Ricky
2018 The Martyr Maker Asir Iirhabi Post-production
List of television appearances and roles
Year Title Role Notes
1998 New York Undercover Manuel Episode: "Quid Pro Quo"
2005 Jonny Zero Jonny Calvo 13 episodes (4 unaired)
Smith Joe 7 episodes
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"
2014–Present Power Poncho Recurring character
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:

See also


  1. "Ex-bouncer offers his words of wisdom". The Holland Sentinel. Holland, Michigan: Morris Communications. August 19, 2004.
  2. Ogunnaike, Lola (July 4, 2003). "No-name Franky G. finally is initial hit". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  3. Endrst, James (September 14, 2004). "Franky G Has Role Of His Life". New York Daily News. Mortimer Zuckerman: 110.
  4. Lovell, Glenn (September 4, 2003). "Franky G . living urban fairy tale". Chicago Tribune. Tribune Company: 9.
  5. Frazier, Moore (January 14, 2005). "TV / Franky G tries to go straight on 'Jonny Zero'". The Press of Atlantic City.

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