Steve Franks

TV Writer


Who is Steve Franks?

Steve Franks is an American screenwriter and musician based in Orange County, California. He devised the story for the 1999 comedy Big Daddy and wrote the screenplay with Tim Herlihy and Adam Sandler.

Franks graduated from the University of California, Irvine in 1991 with a Bachelor of Art degree in English. He also attended a graduate program at Loyola Marymount University.

Franks also created the USA Network original series Psych, and created the band The Friendly Indians who made the theme song. He wrote several episodes:

The extended "Pilot"

"Spellingg Bee"

"Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Piece"

"Woman Seeking Dead HusbandSmokers Okay, No Pets"

"From the Earth to the Starbucks"

"Scary Sherry: Bianca's Toast"

"American Duos"

"65 Million Years Off"

"Shawn of the Dead"


"Six Feet Under the Sea"

"Tuesday the 17th"

"Extradition: British Columbia"

"Bollywood Homicide"

"A Very Juliet Episode"

"Think Tank"

"Romeo and Juliet and Juliet"

"Extradition ll: The Actual Extradition Part"

"Shawn Rescues Darth Vader"

"Indiana Shawn and the Temple of the Kinda Crappy, Rusty Old Dagger"


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on July 23, 2013