For a reality star, James Franzo doesn’t get recognized that very often. In fact, very few people know about Franzo and what he does. But the man has one of the most recognizable faces in all of reality TV. The narrator of the reality TV series Life Before Zero, Franzo has been around the reality TV scene for quite a while. He has been the narrator of Life Before Zero ever since the series first began airing in 2013. The series follows the exploits of people living in Alaska, as they talk about their daily struggles and explain the different techniques they use to survive in a sub-zero-degree environment. In this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of James Franzo.
James Franzo was born on the 11th of February 1970. One of the three siblings of the Franzo household, James shared much of his early life with his siblings Rocco Franzo and David Franzo. As a character who is often heard and rarely seen, little is known about James’s early life.
Finding his ways:
Before James was charming people with his voice, he was impressing them with his acting skills. His first acting job was in the hit soap Days of our Lives. Even though James’s role in the TV series was short-lived, he managed to use it as a foothold for his career moving forward. Over the years, James has acted in a few movies including the 2015 release, The Prison Web.
Life Before Zero:
For all his acting exploits, James’s best ticket to fame came with his voice. He is the narrator of the reality TV series, Life Before Zero. For many fans of the show, James is a completely unknown character. They are often centered around the character on-screen, and completely forget the silky smooth voice guiding them. However, people who have been around the series since Day 1, understand the importance of James in making the series what it is. Since it first began airing in 2013, the series has been received praise from fans and critics around the world. The series has also bagged quite a few awards including a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Reality Program. The series wrapped up its 13th season on the 29th of January 2020 but is expected to be back for an all-new season.
Not much is known about James’s personal life, save the fact that he is married. There is virtually no information on his kids and wife, and the man prefers to lead a private life as well.
A scare along the way:
James had struggled with heart problems for quite a while. In 2015, James was listed for a heart transplant and had to undergo surgery for it. Fortunately, the surgery was completed without any major complications and James is in the best of health.
Social Media presence
James is on Facebook where he goes by name Jimmy Franzo. We could not figure much about his personal life after scrolling through. One thing we can say is that he is a family man and loves his mother Gloria Franzo who lives in Henderson, Nevada. His father passed away some years ago.
Age, Birthdate, Ethnicity
The voice-over artist is currently 50 years of age. He was born on February 11, 1970, in U.S. He is an American by nationality and if ethnicity is concerned he is caucasian.
How Rich is James Franzo? Net Worth
There are merits of being part of a popular reality show such as Life Below Zero. In regard to the financial aspect, the pay is high, and when comes to fame it is easy to say Life Below Zero has wider audiences than most of current Alaska based reality show. Some online sites say James’ salary per episode is 4500 which is not the figure revealed by National Geography but a guess. Also, his net worth of $300,000 running around the internet is not true. For sure his net worth is higher and currently under review.