Born on March 25, 1983 in Jena, Franz fled with his mother from the German Demoratic Republic to Darmstadt, shorty before the reunion. His career began the smart actor 2000 in the teen soap Fabrixx
, in which he played a recurring role, before he became more important to the show and his character Fabian was put with into the central. 2003 he left the show for good and last appeared on-screen in year 2004.
Not much time later, Franz appeared in the TV thriller Berlin - Eine Stadt sucht den Mörder
(2003). After that he appeared in lots of movies such as Autobahnraser
(2004), Am Tag als Bobby Ewing starb
(2005), Die Wolke
(2006) and Kein Bund fürs Leben
(2007). In 2006 he won the 'New Face Award' for his role in the critically drama Die Wolke
. He also made a lot of guest appearances in different TV shows.
At this moment, Franz ended his work on the international production A Year in Winter
and is filming the TV drama Sklaven und Herren
. In other works, Franz wrote a poem book under the pseudonym 'Roman Trick', illustrated by the actress and close friend Anna Thalbach
. The book is expected to come out soon.