James Franzo Biography

James Franzo is a popular American TV host, voice actor, and actor. He first gained notoriety after making an appearance on the hit reality show Life Below Zero. He has been the show’s host since the first episode in 2013. Throughout each episode, he offers voiceover narration, guiding viewers through the cast’s exploits and the hardships they confront while living in the Alaskan Arctic.

James Franzo Wikipedia

Early Life

James Franzo was born in the United States on 11 February 1970. His father’s name is unknown, but his mother’s name is Gloria Franzo. His childhood was largely spent with his brothers Rocco and David. He’s always enjoyed acting and doing voiceovers which is why he reasoned acting would be ideal for him.

His debut as an actor was on the popular soap opera Days of Our Lives. James’s time on the show may have been limited, but it served as a foundation for his future success. James has starred in several films over the years, most recently The Prison Web in 2015.

James Franzo Career

James’s first acting role was on the soap opera Days of Our Lives. This show made its debut in theaters all the way back in 1965. Days of Our Lives is one of the longest-running shows in the history of American television. Since the beginning of the show almost half a century ago, the group has been putting on performances for a diverse audience.

Life Below Zero

James Franzo’s starring turn in “Life Below Zero” on National Geographic made him a nationwide name. The show depicts the difficulties of surviving in Alaska’s remote and unforgiving environment. It highlights the adventures of some of the most fearsome and skilled survivalists in the world as they brave the elements.

In the documentary series Life Below Zero, he plays the role of narrator. The majority of the show’s viewers were unfamiliar with James. Most viewers focus on the on-screen talent and ignore the alluring voiceover instructions. Those who have been watching the show from the start, though, recognize James’s significance to the entire.

James Franzo has lent his voice to 143 of the show’s 152 episodes. Totaling 14 seasons, the documentary series is quite extensive. The series has won numerous awards, including a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Cinematography in a Reality Program.

Additionally, James worked on a 2015 film entitled The Prison Web. He works with other performers including Markell Andrew and David Blanchi in this project. Even though James’s part was minor, his performance was lauded by many.

James Franzo Biography

Real Name James Franzo
Birth Date 11 February 1970
Age (as of 2023) 53 Years
Birth Place United States
Profession Voice Actor 
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 10” – in Centimeters – 177 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 80 kg  –  in Pounds –  176 lbs
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Brown


Mother Gloria Franzo
Brother Three (Rocco Franzo, David Franzo)

Relationship Status

Marital Status In Relation
Affair Yes
Who is his girlfriend? Randalyn Young
Children Two (Joseph Ferratti Franzo)

Personal Life

The identity of James’s previous wife is unknown. However, for whatever reason, they eventually parted ways. James has two children from his previous marriage. His current girlfriend is named Randalyn Young. She formerly served as the Catering Sales Manager for Bon Appétit Management Company and is originally from Haiku, Hawaii.

She announced her engagement on Facebook on October 17, 2022. He has been extremely outspoken about his current relationship, going so far as to divulge a few tiny information about his current girlfriend.

James Franzo Net Worth

Being in the television scene as an actor and host, James has been enjoying a very fruitful career. Franzo gets around $4,500 for every episode of “Life Below Zero.” James’s wealth is still being assessed, however, estimates put his current net worth at roughly around $250,000.


  • James Franzo was fending off a serious cardiac threat to his health which required a transplant due to the severity of the damage. Thankfully, the organ transplant he underwent in August 2015 was a success, and he has maintained his good health ever since.
  • Apart from his narrating duties, he is involved in a tiny, welcoming venture called Break True Camp.
  • The specifics of this endeavor are unclear, but it appears to be a retreat where men can come and engage in liberating rituals such as telling stories, singing, dancing, crying, shouting, meditating, practicing martial arts, or anything else that helps them feel better.

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