Jeff Franklin

Jeff Franklin is best regarded for creating the long-running family-centered sitcom "Full House", but the heralded television producer began his career as a teacher. Franklin loved working with children--a trait that ... Read more »

Filmography

Producer (39)

Funny Money 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Hangin' With Mr. Cooper 1975 - 1983, 1987 - 2000, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Love That Girl 1987 - 2000, 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Planet Raptor 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Producer

Funny Money 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Stuart Little 2 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Malcolm and Eddie 1987 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Air America 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Love Stinks 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Stuart Little 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Head Over Heels 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Mike Hammer: Private Eye 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Mowgli: The New Adventures of the Jungle Book 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Could It Be a Miracle 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

High Tide 1994 - 1997 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Kull the Conqueror 1997 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Stunt Dawgs 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Up to No Good 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Fall From Grace 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Beach Boys: Endless Summer 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Wally and the Valentines 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The In Crowd 1988 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Summer School 1987 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Love Songs 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Just Married 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Co-Producer

Just One of the Guys 1985 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Young Hearts 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Bosom Buddies 1980 - 1982 (TV Show)

Producer

Hot W.A.C.S. 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Producer

Alien Apocalypse (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Born Free: A New Adventure (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Fm Tv (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Night Flight (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Puppetmaster vs Demonic Toys (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Raptor Island (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Stan Lee's Harpies (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Stan Lee's LightSpeed (TV Show)

Executive Producer

TV 2000 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Man With the Screaming Brain (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Writer (9)

Nick News 1991 - 2012 (TV Show)

Creator

Laverne and Shirley 1975 - 1983, 1987 - 2000, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Story Editor

Love Stinks 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Boogie's Diner 1994 - 1996 (TV Show)

Creator

Summer School 1987 (Movie)

(Story By)

Summer School 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Just One of the Guys 1985 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Condo 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Writer
Director (3)

Full House 1975 - 1983, 1987 - 2000, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Director

Love Stinks 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

To Grandmother's House We Go (TV Show)

Director

Biography

Jeff Franklin is best regarded for creating the long-running family-centered sitcom "Full House", but the heralded television producer began his career as a teacher. Franklin loved working with children--a trait that shows in his work--but ultimately he left education to pursue his passion for television production. His big break came in 1979, when he was hired to pen and produce episodes of the "Happy Days" spin-off, "Laverne & Shirley", which focused on a pair of wisecracking blue-collar woman. After a couple of years on the show, he moved on to another buddy sitcom, the cross-dressing "Bosom Buddies", which starred a young Tom Hanks. Franklin was building steam when he co-wrote and produced his first film, the role-reversal cult comedy "Just One of the Guys", in which a high school girl swaps schools and genders in an attempt to reveal sexism at her school's paper. Franklin has gone on to produce a handful of other films, including his directorial debut, "Love Stinks", a comedy that centered on a sitcom writer/producer's ill-fated search for love. Yet Franklin is best known for "Full House", the moralistic sitcom that was fronted by stand-up comedian Bob Saget. The show was wildly popular and launched the careers of the Olsen twins (Mary-Kate and Ashley). During the series' fifth season, Franklin premiered a new blended-family sitcom starring a stand-up, Mark Curry's "Hangin' With Mr. Cooper". This era proved to be Franklin's heyday, though he continues to serve as producer on comedian-fronted sitcoms.

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