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Jonathan Frakes

Frakes at a convention in Germany in 2005
Birth name Jonathan Scott Frakes
Born August 19, 1952 (1952-08-19) (age 55)
Flag of the United States Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Spouse(s) Genie Francis

Jonathan Frakes (born August 19, 1952) is an American actor and director best known for his portrayal of Commander William T. Riker in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and David Xanatos on Disney's Gargoyles. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... is the 231st day of the year (232nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Bellefonte is a borough in Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Image:GenieFrancis001. ... is the 231st day of the year (232nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... For the political scientist, see William H. Riker. ... The title as it appeared in most episodes opening credits. ... David Xanatos David Xanatos is one of the primary antagonists of the animated series Gargoyles. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Moving on to directing in recent years, Frakes directed and also starred in Star Trek: First Contact, which earned him the nickname "Two-Takes" Frakes for his speed. Star Trek: First Contact (Paramount Pictures, 1996; see also 1996 in film), is the eighth feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ...

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Personal life

Frakes was born in Bellefonte, in central Pennsylvania to Doris J. Yingling and James R. Frakes, Ph.D.[1] He grew up in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of the state. He is a 1970 graduate of Bethlehem's Liberty High School, where he ran track and played with the famous Liberty High Hurricane Grenadiers Band.[2] Frakes received a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Theater Arts at Penn State University in the early 1970s, where he was a member of the Thespians and also was a member of the Penn State Blue Band. He continued his studies at Harvard and spent several seasons performing at the Loeb Drama Center. Bellefonte is a borough in Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... Location in Lehigh and Northampton Counties, Pennsylvania Coordinates: , Country State Counties Lehigh and Northampton Founded 1741 Government  - Mayor John B. Callahan Area  - City  19. ... Counties comprising the Lehigh Valley region of eastern Pennsylvania The Lehigh Valley (also known simply as The Valley) is a region in eastern Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... Liberty High School is a public high school located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... The Pennsylvania State University (commonly known as Penn State) is a state-related, land-grant university. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and a member of the Ivy League. ...


For a time in the 1970s, Frakes worked for Marvel Comics, appearing at conventions in costume as Captain America.[3] This article is about the comic book company. ... Captain America is a fictional comic book superhero published by Marvel Comics. ...


His father, James R. Frakes, was a well-respected book critic for the New York Times Book Review, a book editor, and professor of English literature at Lehigh University from 1958-2001, where he was the Edmund W. Fairchild Professor in American Studies. He died in early 2002.[4] Frakes had one brother, Daniel, who died in 1997 from pancreatic cancer.[5] His mother, Doris, is a homemaker who still lives in the Bethlehem area. The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... Lehigh University is a private, co-educational university located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of the United States. ... Pancreatic cancer is a malignant tumour within the pancreatic gland. ...


Frakes married soap opera actress Genie Francis on May 28, 1988. They live in Maine with their son, Jameson Ivor, born in 1994, and daughter, Elizabeth Francis, born in 1997. Frakes, an avid dog lover, prides himself on the daily upkeep of his pure bred sheepdog Carlo. Frakes works with The Workshops, The Waterfall Arts Center and The Saltwater Film Society, all located in Maine, where he teaches classes on film direction. He co-owns a home furnishings store with his wife in Belfast, Maine called The Cherished Home.[2] Image:GenieFrancis001. ... Official language(s) None (English and French de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... Location of city of Belfast in state of Maine Belfast is a city in Waldo County, Maine, in the United States. ...


Film and television career

The 6 ft 4 inch (193cm) Frakes moved to New York City and became a member of "The Impossible Ragtime Theater." In that company, Frakes did his first off-Broadway acting in Eugene O'Neill's The Hairy Ape. His first Broadway appearance was in Shenandoah. At the same time, he landed a role in the NBC soap opera The Doctors. When his character was dismissed from the soap, Frakes moved to Los Angeles, California and played guest spots in many of the top television shows of the 1970s and 1980s, including The Waltons, The Dukes of Hazzard, Matlock, and Steven Bochco's Hill Street Blues. He played the part of Charles Lindbergh in a 1983 episode of Voyagers! titled "An Arrow Pointing East". In 1983, he had a role in the short-lived NBC prime time soap opera Bare Essence (which also starred his future wife Genie Francis). He also had recurring roles in Falcon Crest and North & South before signing for the role of Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation.[6] New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Eugene Gladstone ONeill (October 16, 1888 – November 27, 1953) was a Nobel- and four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright. ... Shenandoah is a 1975 Broadway musical with music by Gary Geld, lyrics by Peter Udell, and a book by Udell, Philip Rose and James Lee Barrett, based on Barretts original screenplay for the 1965 film [[Shenandoah (film)]]. The musical opened January 7, 1975 and ran for a total of... The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... For Philippine soap opera, see Teleserye. ... The Doctors was a soap opera which aired on NBC from April 1, 1963 to December 31, 1982. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State County Settled 1781 Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... For other uses, see The Waltons (disambiguation). ... The Dukes of Hazzard is an American television series that originally aired on the CBS television network from 1979 to 1985. ... Matlock was an American television legal drama starring Andy Griffith as attorney Ben Matlock. ... Hill Street Blues was a serial police drama that was first aired on NBC in 1981 and ran for 146 episodes on primetime into 1987. ... Charles Augustus Lindbergh (4 February 1902 – 26 August 1974), known as Lucky Lindy and The Lone Eagle, was an American pilot famous for the first solo, non-stop flight across the Atlantic, from Roosevelt Field, Long Island to Paris in 1927 in the Spirit of St. ... Voyagers! is a time travel-based television series broadcast in the 1982-1983 season on NBC, starting on October 3, 1982. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... For Philippine soap opera, see Teleserye. ... Bare Essence is an American television soap opera transmitted by the NBC network during the 1982-1983 season. ... Image:GenieFrancis001. ... Falcon Crest was an American primetime television soap opera, primarily about the feuding factions of the wealthy Gioberti family in the Californian wine industry. ... For the novel, see North and South (trilogy). ...


He has done animation voice acting, most notably voicing the recurring role of David Xanatos in the animated series Gargoyles, and he provided the voice of his own head in a jar in the Futurama episode "Where No Fan Has Gone Before." He hosted Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction and had a small, uncredited role in the 1994 movie Camp Nowhere. The bouncing ball animation (below) consists of these 6 frames. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... David Xanatos David Xanatos is one of the primary antagonists of the animated series Gargoyles. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the television series. ... Where No Fan Has Gone Before is the eleventh episode of the fourth season of the animated series Futurama. ... Camp Nowhere is a 1994 film directed by Jonathan Prince, written by Andrew Kurtzman and Eliot Wald, and starring Jonathan Jackson, Christopher Lloyd, Melody Kay, Andrew Keegan, and Marne Patterson. ...


Frakes is the only Star Trek regular besides Majel Barrett to appear on four different Star Trek series (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise). He has also directed episodes in three of them (TNG, DS9 and VOY) and was a popular and innovative director on the Star Trek set, often finding completely new ways to shoot the show's familiar sets. His directing career has included the films Star Trek: First Contact and Star Trek: Insurrection. Additionally, Frakes was an executive producer for the WB show Roswell, directed several episodes and guest-starred in three episodes. His relationship with Star Trek is made light of in the episode "Secrets and Lies", in which the alien character Max ironically auditions for a guest role as an alien for Star Trek: Enterprise. Majel Barrett as Lwaxana Troi on Star Trek: The Next Generation. ... The title as it appeared in most episodes opening credits. ... Space station Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (ST:DS9 or STDS9 or DS9 for short) is a science fiction television series produced by Paramount and set in the Star Trek universe. ... The starship Voyager (NCC-74656), an Intrepid-class starship. ... The starship Enterprise (NX-01) Star Trek: Enterprise is a science fiction television series set in the Star Trek universe. ... Star Trek: First Contact (Paramount Pictures, 1996; see also 1996 in film), is the eighth feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ... Star Trek: Insurrection (Paramount Pictures, 1998) is the ninth Star Trek feature film. ... This article contains a trivia section. ...


Outside of acting, Frakes appeared on the Phish album Hoist, playing trombone on the track titled "Riker's Mailbox." Frakes would occasionally perform on the trombone during his tenure as Commander Riker. This article is about the band. ... Hoist is an album by Phish. ... The trombone is a musical instrument in the brass family. ...


Acting filmography

Feature Films

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Television Series

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Directing filmography

Feature films

Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Thunderbirds is a Universal Pictures release based upon the Thunderbirds television series of the 1960s, directed by Jonathan Frakes. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Clockstoppers is a 2002 film produced by Nickelodeon Movies and released by Paramount Pictures. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Star Trek: Insurrection (Paramount Pictures, 1998) is the ninth Star Trek feature film. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Star Trek: First Contact (Paramount Pictures, 1996; see also 1996 in film), is the eighth feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Star Trek: Klingon was a Star Trek Windows-based game, released by Simon & Schuster Interactive in 1996 and directed by Jonathan Frakes. ... It has been suggested that FMV game be merged into this article or section. ...

Individual episodes of television series

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Footnotes

  1. ^ http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~battle/celeb/frakes.htm
  2. ^ SYLVIA LAWLER, The Morning Call. Morning Call. Allentown, Pa.: Sep 25, 1988. pg. T.01
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ The Morning Call. Allentown, Pa.: Mar 15, 2002. pg. B.10
  5. ^ Morning Call. Allentown, Pa.: May 19, 1997. pg. A.09
  6. ^ SYLVIA LAWLER, The Morning Call. Morning Call. Allentown, Pa.: May 5, 1986. pg. D.01

External links

Major Cast Members of Star Trek: The Next Generation

Patrick Stewart | Jonathan Frakes | LeVar Burton | Denise Crosby | Michael Dorn | Gates McFadden | Marina Sirtis | Brent Spiner | Wil Wheaton
Majel Barrett | Rosalind Chao | John de Lancie | Michelle Forbes | Whoopi Goldberg | Colm Meaney | Diana Muldaur | Dwight Schultz | Patti Yasutake The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ... NNDB, ostensibly standing for Notable Names Database, produced by Soylent Communications, is an online database of biographical details of notable people. ... Memory Alpha (often abbreviated to MA) is a collaborative project to create the most definitive, accurate and accessible encyclopedic reference for topics related to the Star Trek fictional universe. ... The current Star Trek franchise logo Star Trek is an American science fiction entertainment series and media franchise. ... Look up Wiki in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... The title as it appeared in most episodes opening credits. ... Patrick Stewart OBE (born July 13, 1940) is an Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated English film, television and stage actor. ... Levardis Robert Martyn Burton Jr. ... Denise Michelle Crosby (born November 24, 1957) is an American actress who is perhaps best known for her portrayal of Security Chief Tasha Yar on the first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation. ... Michael Dorn (born December 9, 1952) is an American actor known for his role as the Klingon Worf in multiple Star Trek shows and movies. ... Cheryl Gates McFadden (born March 2, 1949 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio), usually credited as Gates McFadden, is an American actress and choreographer. ... Marina Sirtis (born March 29, 1955[1]) is a British actress who is most noted for playing the half-human half-Betazoid Counselor Deanna Troi on the television and film series Star Trek: The Next Generation. ... Brent Jay Spiner (born February 2, 1949) is an American actor, best known for his portrayal of the android Lieutenant Commander Data in the television and movie series Star Trek: The Next Generation. ... Richard William Wil Wheaton III (born July 29, 1972) is an American writer and actor. ... Majel Barrett as Lwaxana Troi on Star Trek: The Next Generation. ... Rosalind Chao or Chao Jyalin (Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; born September 23, 1964 is an American actress, born in Anaheim, California. ... For the oboist, see John de Lancie (oboist) John de Lancie (born March 20, 1948) is an American character actor. ... Michelle Forbes (born Michelle Renee Forbes Guajardo on January 8, 1965 in Austin, Texas) is an American actress. ... Whoopi Goldberg performing stand-up at a benefit for Rainforest Action Network. ... Colm J. Meaney ( or [1], Irish for dove); (born May 30, 1953 in Dublin) is an Irish actor widely known for his role as Miles OBrien in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. ... Diana Muldaur (born August 19, 1938 in New York, New York), is an American television actress. ... William Dwight Schultz (born November 24, 1947 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American stage, television and film actor. ... Patti Yasutake is a Japanese-American actress. ...


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Jonathan Frakes (born August 19, 1952) is an American actor and director best known for his portrayal of Commander William Riker in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Frakes was born in Bellefonte, in central Pennsylvania but grew up in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of the state.
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