Who is Eduardo Franco?

Eduardo Franco is an American actor, probably best recognized as Argyle in the eponymous TV series “Stranger Things” (2022), while he’s appeared in several successful series, including “Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything” (2015-2017) and “American Vandal” (2017), among others.

Eduardo Franco Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Eduardo Franco was born on 11 November 1995, in Yuma, Arizona, USA, the son of Mexican parents, with his father a businessman and his mother a homemaker. However, growing up with five siblings was rather challenging for him, as his parents couldn’t provide for the entire family.

He realized that his parents couldn’t afford his studies, and he even had to contribute to the family budget once he was old enough to work. However, he has stated that his parents were emotionally supportive of his career, and encouraged him to pursue his dreams.

His educational background remains a mystery, though it’s believed that he matriculated from a local high school in Yuma.

Career Beginnings

Eduardo launched his career in 2015, with the role of Stu in the TV comedy series “Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything”. The series follows a teenage professional video gamer, Conor, who after a thumb injury, is forced to let go of a professional career, and starts going to school. The series is full of misadventures, as Conor visualizes life as a video game. It starred Cameron Boyce, Felix Avitia and Murray Wyatt Rundus. Despite receiving high praise, the series was canceled after two seasons, during which Eduardo appeared in seven.

Concurrently he was Justin in the TV series “You’re the Worst”, and Jose in the TV mini-series “The Skinny”. Moreover, in 2015 he appeared in four episodes of the award-winning TV comedy series “Adam Ruins Everything”, starring Adam Conover, Adam Lustick and Emily Axford.

He had a very hectic schedule in 2017, as he appeared in several projects. He starred in the short-drama film “Plea”, next to Kyle Isao and Kate Morgan Chadwick, written and directed by Joseph Oppenheimer. Then, he appeared in the TV comedy series “Idiotsitter”, starring Jillian Bell, Charlotte Newhouse and Stephen Root, about a young woman who is hired to babysit a teenage daughter who has to wear an ankle bracelet following a criminal record she got by vandalizing police property, and stealing a pony.

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Next, he was Spencer Diaz in six episodes of the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated comedy crime-drama series “American Vandal”, which starred Tyler Alvarez, Griffin Gluck and Jimmy Tatro.

The following year, Eduardo co-starred in the award-winning thriller-comedy film “The Package”, with Danie Doheny, Geraldine Viswanathan and Sadie Calvano in the lead roles, about a group of teenage friends who race against time to save one of their friends’ most prized possession.

In 2019, Franco starred as Theo in the BAFTA-nominated comedy film “Booksmart”, about two nerdy teenage girls who realize that they should have partied more during their high school yers, and on the eve of their high-school matriculation, decide to compensate for the lost year and have the best night of their lives. Directed by Olivia Wilde, the film received positive reviews and won numerous awards, which helped Eduardo’s career.

Rise to Stardom

The same year, he co-starred in the television movie “Masters of Doom”, alongside Siobhan Williams and Peter Friedman. Moreover, he had a supporting role in the television comedy movie “Labeled”, with Reyn Beeler, Zack Bernstein and Karan Brar.

Eduardo was very busy in 2020 – he was Andrew in the comedy film “The Binge”, which starred Vince Vaughn, Skyler Gisondo, and Dexter Darden; set in a time when drugs and alcohol were illegal, but there is one day when these substances become legal, known as Binge Day.

The same year, he portrayed Todd in the film “Superintelligence”, and had a minor role in the TV series “Conan”.

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The following year, Eduardo had a minor role in the comedy-crime film “Queenpins”, written and directed by Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly, about two housewives who create a $40 million coupon scam, starring Kristen Bell, Kirby Howell-Baptiste and Paul Walter Hauser. Then he portrayed Mike in the comedy-drama film “We Broke Up”, which follows the couple who broke up before a wedding ceremony of the girl’s sister, and still decided to go to the wedding together, pretending they were still together. Written and directed by Jeff Rosenberg, the film stars Aya Cash, William Jackson Harper and Sarah Bolger.

Eduardo also  jumped into the voice role of Daniel James ‘DJ’ Catnip in the animated series “Gabby’s Dollhouse”, starring Laila Lockhart Kraner, Tucker Chandler, and Donovan Patton.

‘Stranger Things’ and International Acclaim

Eduardo first auditioned for the role of Eddie Munson, another new character in the eponymous show. However, he was selected for the part of Argyle instead, Jonathan Byers’s pothead best friend, and an unlikely hero who saves the group several times throughout the season, while on a mission to stop the new villain Vecna, portrayed by Jamie Campbell Bower.

Although Eduardo didn’t win an award for his portrayal of Argyle, he won the hearts of many “Stranger Things” fans, and is scheduled to return to the show for its ultimate season.

To speak further of his accomplishments, Eduardo is set to star as Andrew in the sequel “The Binge 2: It’s A Wonderful Binge”, scheduled to premiere on 9 December 2022, co-starring Kaitlin Olson, Danny Trejo and Patty Guggenheim.

Net Worth

According to reports, Eduardo Franco’s net worth has been estimated at over $1 million as of late 2022, earned through his acting career, during which he’s already appeared in over 25 film and TV titles.

Personal Life, Dating, Girlfriend, Single?

Eduardo Franco rarely talks about his personal affairs and focuses more on his professional ventures. According to sources, Eduardo is currently single, and focused on his rising career.

Appearance, Hair, and Vital Statistics

Eduardo Franco has long, straight brown hair and brown eyes. He stands at a height of 5ft10ins (1.78m), while he weighs around 165lbs (76kgs) – his vital statistics are unknown. He became popular because of his long, glossy hair; he’s said that his aunt owns a salon just over the Mexican border, and that she has helped him maintain it.

Hobbies, Interests, and Trivia

Additional to his work as an actor, Eduardo is a musician, half of the hip-hop duo Dumb B*tches w/ Internet; the other member is Noetic Nixon. The two released their debut album, “Fools” in 2021.

Eduardo has appeared in several nationwide commercials, for such brands as Samsung, GEICO, and TurboTax

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