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Franky G (born October 30, 1965), is a Puerto Rican-American film and television actor, best known for his appearances in the 2003 remake of The Italian Job and the Saw franchise, as well as other various roles such as Lupus in Confidence and Detective Cruz in Wonderland.

He played Xavier Chavez in Saw II and Saw III.

Early Life

Frank Gonzalez's parents moved from Puerto Rico to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York City. Gonzales was born in the borough of Brooklyn and later moved to the borough of Queens. Before acting, he played semi-professional football and worked as a bouncer and security guard in New York clubs. He studied criminal law in college.


Gonzales replied to an ad for Manito in Backstage magazine. Three weeks later, he was called to read the script for director Eric Eason. The film was played in 50 festivals in 2002. The following year, Gonzales was cast at the last minute for the role of Wrench in The Italian Job. In 2005, he played Jonny Calvo in the short-lived Fox Network television show Jonny Zero and Xavier Chavez in the horror film Saw II.



Year Title Role
2002 Manito Junior Moreno
2003 Confidence Lupus
The Italian Job Wrench
Wonderland Louis
2005 Saw II Xavier Chavez
2006 Saw III Xavier - Dead
2009 The Devil's Tomb Hammer
A Cry Within Diore
2011 Gun Hill Road Tico
Pale Blue Light Nestor
2012 A Hero's Return Manny
2013 Dead Man Down Luco
Tio Papi Chizzy
36 Saints Joseph Reyes
2015 Laugh Killer Laugh Detective Mantiga
2016 The Pastor Luca Ramirez
Fists of Love John
Blowtorch Detective Ramos
2017 Lost Cat Corona Ricky


Year Title Role
1998 New York Undercover Manuel
2005 Jonny Zero Jonny Calvo
2006-2007 Smith Joe Garcia
2011 CSI: Miami Dante Kroll
2013 Blue Bloods Sgt. Russell
2014-2018 Power Poncho
2014 Unforgettable Ricky Cordero
2015 The Mysteries of Laura Lyle Truco
2016 Luke Cage Juan Carlos
2017 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Jose Marquez
2018 Quantico Dolfo Raza


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