Larry Franco

Franco in 2013, photo by Debby Wong/

Birth Name: Larry Joseph Franco

Place of Birth: Sonora, Tuolumne, California, United States

Date of Birth: April 5, 1949

*50% Italian
*25% Belgian Walloon
*25% mix of English, Irish, Scottish, and German

Larry Franco is an American film producer. He has produced 2012 (2009) and White House Down (2013), among others.

He has three children, including professional baseball player Matt Franco, with his former wife Jill Russell. Jill is the sister of actor Kurt Russell.

Larry’s paternal grandfather was named Giuseppe/Joseppe V. “Joseph” Franco. Giuseppe was born in Italy, or in South America, to Italian parents.

Larry’s paternal grandmother was named Costanza Maria “Constance” Franco. Costanza was Italian.

Larry’s maternal grandfather was Richard Henry Hallock (the son of George Irwin Hallock and Mary Jane Smith). Richard was born in California. George was born in Wisconsin, the son of Richard L. Hallock and Amanda Monroe. Mary Jane was born in California, the daughter of Henry Smith, who was from Germany, and of Ruth Barney.

Larry’s maternal grandmother was named Gustavie Amélie Nonnon/Noonan. Gustavie was born in Herbeumont, province of Luxembourg, Belgium. She was a French speaker.

Sources: Obituary of Larry’s aunt (father’s sister) –

Death record of Larry’s paternal grandmother, Costanza Maria (Franco) Franco –

Larry’s mother on the 1940 U.S. Census –

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