Franklin Dano was born
Connecticut 19th June 1984. He has appeared in a
number of Broadway productions, including Charles Dickensí
"A Christmas Carol," in which he appeared as Scrooge at
age 12 opposite both Roddy McDowall and Hal Linden. Other
Broadway credits include Ragtime (Toronto World Premiere),
Inherit the Wind, A Month In The Country and A Thousand
Clowns at the Roundabout Theatre. Paul has made a couple
of independent films, "The Newcomers" and "Animal Room."
His television credits include "Smart Guy" and "Sense! Rainbow
& The Dojo Kids." Danoís special interests are singing,
guitar, snowboarding, biking, soccer, basketball, rollerblading
and skate boarding.
the hubbub around his performance in L.I.E. (L.A. Outfest2001
Grand Jury Award - Outstanding Actor in a Feature Film,
Best Breakout Performance, Stockholm
Best Actor award, Independent
for Best Debut Performance) and a follow-up role in Universal
Picturesí The Palace Thief with Kevin Kline, Danoís
true love, like any good teenager, is music. "I have
a band (Cherry
Revision, check their page
@mp3.com) and weíre going to play at New York
Cityís Wetlands this summer, which is kind of cool for us,"
he says. "Most of it is acoustic rock with congas and bongos,
lots of vocal harmonies with a reggae influence and Phish-type
sound." And while the acting gigs will likely keep coming,
Dano imagines more: He has just completed a five-week course
in film directing at NYU.
As for his role in this quietly devastating film, Dano says,
you do, every experience that you have, enlightens you a
little bit or worsens you. L.I.E. was big for me. I think
itís one of the best things Iíve been a part of in my life
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The Magazine September/October 2001
favorite movies are: Fight Club, American History X (he
likes Edward Norton) and he's seen MOULIN ROUGE and thought
it was 'pretty good'.
a typical Saturday he likes to drive his sister around
(her name is Sarah and she's 14), go over to his friend's
house and 'jam' in the basement, and just hang out and
go out somewhere.
house burned down 3 months ago from an electrical fire
(nobody was at home at the time), and he's now living
in a rental.
checks his e-mail over his friends house because the computer
at his house has a, quote, "slow-ass modem".
going to see his favorite band, PHISH up in Manchester,
MA (near Boston) sometime in June or July 2002.
likes the band GUSTER and went to one of their concerts,
went backstage and went on their tour bus.
moving to New York when he gets out of school and is pursuing
his music career - though he doesn't really care if his
band, CHERRY REVISION, gets big or he becomes famous in
music, as long as he's having a good time that's all that
from high school on June 22, 2002.