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Carl Michael Franklin (b. April 11, 1949) is an American Actor, Screenwriter, Producer and Director. He is a Director for the first season of Netflix's "13 Reasons Why".

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Franklin is a graduate of University of California, Berkeley, and continued his education at the AFI Conservatory, where he graduated with an M.F.A. degree in directing in 1986.

Carl Franklin was raised outside of San Francisco, in Richmond, California. He never had the opportunity to know his biological father, who had died before Carl was born. Franklin was raised by his mother and stepfather. While Franklin speaks highly of his stepfather and has called him “very loving,”[1] he has spoken out about his stepfather's abusive tendencies, linking his outbursts to alcohol use. Problems at home combined with life in a tough neighborhood fueled Franklin's ambition to be the first in his family to attend college. In high school, Franklin worked hard on his academics, which paid off when he was awarded a scholarship to University of California, Berkeley. Franklin's initial desires to become a teacher or lawyer led him to study History upon his arrival at the university.[2] However, after two years, Franklin changed his major to theater arts. It has been rumored that he became interested in the arts while trying to meet girls by spending time around the theater department. His time at Berkeley marked the beginning of his acting career.

Good timing found Franklin in the center of the famous political demonstrations at Berkeley in the 1960s. While the entire movement was impossible to ignore, Franklin did not actively participate and chose rather to observe his surroundings. Describing the scene, Franklin told the LA Times: "It was like a dream to me, I wasn't really sophisticated enough to join a particular movement." However, it has been noted that the Black Power movement in particular caught his eye.

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13 Reasons Why Crew
Season 1
WRITERS

Brian YorkeyDiana SonElizabeth BenjaminHayley TylerJulia BicknellKirk MooreNathan Louis JacksonNic SheffThomas Higgins

PRODUCERS

Brian Yorkey • Diana Son • Elizabeth Benjamin • Hayley Tyler • Joy Gorman-WettelsKristel LaiblinMandy TeefeyMarissa Jo CerarMichael Sugar • Nathan Louis Jackson • Selena GomezSteve Golin • Thomas Higgins • Tom McCarthy

DIRECTORS

Carl FranklinGregg ArakiHelen ShaverJessica YuKyle Patrick Alvarez


Season 2
WRITERS

Brian Yorkey • Felischa Marye • Hayley Tyler • Julia Bicknell • Kirk Moore • Marissa Jo Cerar • Nic Sheff • Rohit Kumar • Thomas Higgins

PRODUCERS

Brian Yorkey • Hayley Tyler • Joy Gorman-Wettels • Kristel Laiblin • Mandy Teefey • Marissa Jo Cerar • Michael Sugar • Nathan Louis Jackson • Selena Gomez • Steve Golin • Thomas Higgins • Tom McCarthy • Nic Sheff • Kyle Patrick Alvarez • Michael Morris

DIRECTORS

Eliza Hittman • Gregg Araki • Helen Shaver • Jessica Yu • Karen MoncrieffKat Candler • Kyle Patrick Alvarez • Michael Morris


Season 3
WRITERS

Allen MacDonaldAurora Guerrero • Brian Yorkey • Felischa Marye • Hayley Tyler • Helen Shang • Julia Bicknell • M.K. Malone • Marissa Jo Cerar • Mfoniso Udofia • Nathan Louis Jackson • Nic Sheff • Rohit Kumar • Thomas Higgins • Trevor Marti Smith

PRODUCERS

Brian Yorkey • Hayley Tyler • Joy Gorman-Wettels • Kat Candler • Kristel Laiblin • Kyle Patrick Alvarez • Mandy Teefey • Marissa Jo Cerar • Michael Sugar • Nathan Louis Jackson • Selena Gomez • Steve Golin • Thomas Higgins • Tom McCarthy

DIRECTORS

Bronwen Hughes • Eliza Hittman • Helen Shaver • Jessica Yu • John T. Kretchmer • Karen Moncrieff • Kat Candler • Kevin Dowling • Michael Morris


Season 4
WRITERS

Allen MacDonald • Brian Yorkey • Evangeline OrdazFranky D. Gonzalez • Hayley Tyler • M.K. Malone • Sahar Jahani • Thomas Higgins

PRODUCERS

Brian Yorkey • Hayley Tyler • Jane Bartelme • Joy Gorman-Wettels • Kristel Laiblin • Kat Candler • Kim Cybulski • Kyle Patrick Alvarez • Mandy Teefey • Marissa Jo Cerar • Michael Sugar • Nathan Louis Jackson • Selena Gomez • Steve Golin • Thomas Higgins • Tom McCarthy

DIRECTORS

Brenda StrongMichael SucsyRussell MulcahySunu GoneraTommy Lohmann


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