A boy wearing a orange jacket and blue pants
First Appearance: 
July 31, 1968

Franklin is a busy kid: he plays baseball and is learning guitar, he’s a member of a swim club and of 4H. Though his life is active, Franklin is never too busy to help his friends. He is supportive and smart and always willing to lend a hand. He also enjoys spending time with his grandparents and learning about the old days from them. And even though he thinks Charlie Brown’s friends are a little weird, he’s happy to be part of the gang.

Did You Know: 
Franklin goes to school with Peppermint Patty and Marcie but visits his friend Charlie Brown in a nearby neighborhood.

"Franklin is thoughtful and can quote the Old Testament as effectively as Linus. In contrast with the other characters, Franklin has the fewest anxieties and obsessions." —Charles M. Schulz

Baseball bat and baseball
Franklin plays centerfield on Peppermint Patty’s baseball team.
Sand castle
The Beach
Franklin made his Peanuts debut when he helped Charlie Brown rebuild his crooked sandcastle.
Hockey stick
Franklin hopes to one day be a great player in the National Hockey League.