John Franklin (Actor in “Children of the Corn”)

Who is John Franklin (actor in “Children of the Corn”)?

John Franklin was born in Blue Island, Illinois, USA on June 16, 1959 – his zodiac sign is Gemini and he holds US citizenship. John is a former schoolteacher, writer, and actor, who is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Isaac Chroner in the 1984 horror thriller “Children of the Corn,” which starred Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton and RG Armstrong, and was closely based on Stephen King’s short story about a cult of children who kill everyone over 18. The film won one award and was nominated for three more.

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Childhood and education

John was raised alongside his four brothers and one sister on Blue Island, by their father who worked in an insurance agency, and their mother who was a housekeeper – the large family had just enough money to paying the bills and putting food on the table, but not enough for any luxuries.

John was diagnosed with growth hormone deficiency at a very young age, which is why he never reached “adult height”. He attended Dwight D. Eisenhower High School, where he became interested in acting as well as teaching, and after enrolling in 1977, took two years off before enrolling at the University of Illinois, from which he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts. degree in 1983 – it was then that he moved to Los Angeles, California and began to pursue his acting career.

Roles in television series

John made his first television series appearance in 1984 when he was cast as two characters in two episodes of the comedy musical series “Kids Incorporated,” which starred Fergie, Moosie Drier and Rahsaan Patterson, and talks about several kids performing at a kids club.

John then appeared in single episodes of numerous series, such as the “Alone” episode of the fantasy drama “Highway to Heaven” in 1986, “Promises of Someday” of the fantasy crime drama “Beauty and the Beast” in 1988, and the “V-Fibbing” episode of the drama thriller “Chicago Hope” in 1996.

John Franklin

He played Dewey Todd in the 1997 adventure comedy-drama “Disney’s Wonderful World”, then played Kipp in the “Critical Care” episode of the action-adventure sci-fi series “Star Trek: Voyager” in 2000.

John’s three most recent TV series roles were in the 2015 episode “The Medium” of the mystery horror comedy “Hell’s Kitty,” in which he played Isaiah, in the episode “Chasing Amy from the comedy crime series “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” in which he played Tina Boyle in 2017 and the “Measure Twice, Cut Once” episode of the comedy “Fresh Off the Boat” in which he played Lorenzo in 2018.

Film roles

John voiced the main character Magical Mose in the adventure short “The Kingdom Chums: Little David’s Adventure” in 1986, and then nearly appeared in the movie “The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains”, but his scenes were deleted of the final movie. .

In 1988 he voiced Walkabout Chucky in the fantasy horror thriller “Child’s Play” which starred Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon and Alex Vincent, and is about a doll possessed by the ghost of a serial killer – the film won two awards and was nominated for three more.

The year 1991 saw him portray Cousin It in the comedy-fantasy film ‘The Addams Family’, which starred Anjelice Huston, Raul Julia and Christopher Lloyd, and is about con artists who try to rob an eccentric family with l help of an accomplice who disguised as their long-lost uncle – the film won five awards and was nominated for 21 more, including an Oscar.

In 1993 John reprized his role in “Addams Family Values”, then in 1994 portrayed Bobby in the sci-fi comedy “Tammy and the T-Rex”, which received mixed reviews. The year 1997 saw him play one of the main characters Little Mike in the comedy “George B.” written and directed by Eric Lea and John reprized his role as Isaac in “Children of the Corn 666: Isaac’s Return” in 1999.

In 2000, he played Morluv in the fantasy family drama “The Christmas Secret,” and after taking a four-year hiatus, he returned to play Master Keldar in the comedy “Tales of a Fly on the Wall,” as well as Marriage Counselor in the short horror thriller “Hag”, written and directed by Erik Gardner who also starred in the film.

Two of John’s most recent film roles were in the 2016 comedy-horror fantasy Monsterland, and the 2018 comedy-horror Hell’s Kitty, which was written and directed by Nicholas Tana.

Until recently, John taught Shakespeare and English at Golden Valley High School.

love life and husband

John realized he was gay while in high school – he was attracted to boys, but always wanted to test it by dating girls, which only proved him right. He had his first boyfriend while he was in college, but they kept the relationship a secret because neither of them had told anyone they were gay. In 1996, John met non-famous man David White after being introduced by a mutual friend, and they started dating, but kept the relationship hidden for a year before coming out to friends and family. . In September 2008, the two tied the knot in a private ceremony attended by only a few of their closest friends.

John and David are together to this day, they have no children, have not tried to adopt, but have several pet dogs and cats.

Hobbies and other interests

John is a big fan of ‘old’ music and some of his favorite bands and performers are The Beatles, Duran Duran and Trisha Yearwood. He attended many concerts and festivals and bought many vinyl records.

He likes to watch movies in his spare time and his favorite actor is Edward Norton while some of his favorite movies are “American History X”, “Primal Fear” and “Keeping the Faith” – his favorite actress is Sandra Bullock, and his films “The proposal” and “While you were sleeping”.

John loves to travel, meet new people and explore new cultures. He traveled to Europe on several occasions, while he also visited China and Japan in Asia and Egypt in Africa. He urges young people to travel and learn more about the world before settling down and starting a family.

age and height

John’s age is 61. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, is 1.52 m (5 ft) tall and weighs around 50 kg (110 lb).

As of September 2020, his net worth is estimated to be over $500,000.

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