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Jonathan Frakes

Film Director / Actor / Television Presenter / Film Producer | * 08/19/1952 (69) | Bellefonte, Pennsylvania (United States of America (USA))
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Jonathan Scott Frakes (born August 19, 1952) is an American actor and director. He is best known for his portrayal of Commander William Riker in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and subsequent films and series. Frakes also hosted the anthology series Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction, and was the voice for David Xanatos in the Disney television series Gargoyles. In June 2011, he narrated the History Channel documentary, Lee and Grant. Frakes directed while starring in Star Trek: First Contact as well as Star Trek: Insurrection. He has directed more than 70 television episodes, including episodes of several Star Trek television series and The Orville. He is the author of the novel The Abductors: Conspiracy. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Science-Fiction & Fantasy | Action & Adventure

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Movies with Jonathan Frakes as Actor(36)

as King Faraday / Boss Moxie (voice)2021 Catwoman: Hunted
as Sheriff Gruenwell2017 Devil's Gate
as himself2016 50 Years of Star Trek
as himself2015 Chaos on the Bridge
as Narátor2012 Megaquake 10.0
as himself2009 The Captains' Summit
as Trombone Player in Marching Band (uncredited)2008 The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice
as himself2006 Alien Autopsy
as Commander William T. Riker2002 Star Trek: Nemesis
as Will1999 Dying to Live
as Commander William T. Riker1998 Star Trek: Insurrection
as himself1997 Trekkies
as Ben Frye1996 Brothers of the Frontier
as David Xanatos1996 Gargoyles: The Heroes Awaken
as Commander William T. Riker1996 Star Trek: First Contact
as Himself - Host1995 Alien Autopsy: (Fact or Fiction?)
as Time Traveler1995 Time Travel Through the Bible
as Commander William T. Riker1994 Star Trek: Generations
as Bob Spiegel1994 Camp Nowhere
as Cmdr. William Riker1993 Star Trek: The Next Generation: Gambit
as Cmdr. William Riker1990 Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Best of Both Worlds
as Joshua Boyleston1989 The Cover Girl and the Cop
as Marcus Marshall1982 Bare Essence
as Richard Hawkins1980 The Night the City Screamed
as Marty Green1979 Beach Patrol

TV Shows/Series with Jonathan Frakes as Actor(31)

as William T. Riker2020 Star Trek: Picard
as Stanley Hazard2015 Dominion Creek
as Richard Castle Fan2009 Castle
as Commander William T. Riker2001 Star Trek: Enterprise
1995 Cybill
as Commander William T. Riker1995 Star Trek: Voyager
as David Xanatos (voice)1994 Gargoyles
as Thomas Riker1993 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1990 Wings
as William T. Riker1987 Star Trek: The Next Generation
1986 Matlock
as Marcus Marshall1983 Bare Essence
1982 Hotel
as Adam Davis1980 Beulah Land

Movies with Jonathan Frakes as Crew(8)

Directing/Director2021 The discarded
Directing/Director2011 Truth be Told
Directing/Director2004 Thunderbirds
Directing/Director2002 Clockstoppers
Directing/Director1998 Star Trek: Insurrection
Directing/Director1996 Star Trek: First Contact

TV Shows/Series with Jonathan Frakes as Crew(27)

Directing/Director2020 Star Trek: Picard
Directing/Director2017 Star Trek: Discovery
Directing/Director2017 The Gifted
Directing/Director2017 The Orville
Directing/Director2014 The Librarians
Directing/Director2014 Finding Carter
Directing/Director2013 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Directing/Director2011 Switched at Birth
Directing/Director2011 Bar Karma
Directing/Director2011 Falling Skies
Directing/Director2010 The Good Guys
Directing/Director2010 The Glades
Directing/Director2010 Persons Unknown
Directing/Director2009 V
Directing/Director2009 Dollhouse
Directing/Director2009 NCIS: Los Angeles
Directing/Director2009 Castle
Directing/Director2008 Leverage
Directing/Director2007 Masters of Science Fiction
Directing/Director2007 Burn Notice
Directing/Director2002 The Twilight Zone
Directing/Director1999 Roswell
Production/Producer1999 Roswell
Directing/Director1995 Star Trek: Voyager
Directing/Director1993 Diagnosis: Murder
Directing/Director1993 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Directing/Director1987 Star Trek: The Next Generation

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Full Name: Jonathan Frakes
Born: Tuesday, 08/19 1952 (August) in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 69 years + 31 days)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Dragon)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Harvard University, Pennsylvania State University, Liberty High School
Spouses (current/former): Genie Francis
Other names for Jonathan Frakes (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Jonathan Scott Frakes"
Jonathan Frakes frequently works together with these people:
LeVar Burton (22x, Actor)
Brent Spiner (22x, Actor)
Brannon Braga (20x, Crew)
Patrick Stewart (16x, Actor)
Seth MacFarlane (13x, Actor)
Gates McFadden (13x, Actress)
Michael Dorn (13x, Actor)
Marina Sirtis (12x, Actress)
Rick Berman (12x, Crew)
Patricia Tallman (12x, Actress)
Dennis Madalone (12x, Actor)
Gregory Itzin (11x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:5930, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 09/06/2021