- Franks got his first job as a casting director on General Hospital in 1963.
- He was married to Jackie Roth Franks on June 5, 1966 but she tragically passed away on November 1, 1969.
- Franks has been the casting director for over 80 shows.
- He has also written a book called "So You Wanna Be An Actor...Act Like One".
- He was a casting director for "Pilot, Part 1" of Lost.
- He is also the former president of the Casting Society of America.
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