Jonathan Frakes

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Jonathan Frakes
Frakes at GalaxyCon Austin in 2023
Born
Jonathan Scott Frakes

(1952-08-19) August 19, 1952 (age 71)
Alma materPennsylvania State University (BFA)
Harvard University (MA)
Occupation(s)Actor, director, television presenter
Years active1977–present
Spouse
(m. 1988)
Children2

Jonathan Scott Frakes (born August 19, 1952) is an American actor and director. He is best known for his portrayal of William Riker in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and subsequent films and series. He has also hosted the anthology series Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction, voiced David Xanatos in the Disney television series Gargoyles, and narrated the History Channel documentary, Lee and Grant. He is the credited author of the novel The Abductors: Conspiracy, which was ghostwritten by Dean Wesley Smith.[1]

Frakes began directing episodes of The Next Generation during its third season, and went on to direct the feature films Star Trek: First Contact (1996) and Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) and episodes of the later Star Trek series Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Discovery, Strange New Worlds, and Picard. He later directed the feature films Clockstoppers (2002) and Thunderbirds (2004). He has since directed prolifically for television, including for The Librarian television films and series, Roswell, Leverage, and Burn Notice.

Early life and education[edit]

Frakes was born in 1952 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, to Doris J. (née Yingling; 1926–2020) and James R. Frakes (1924–2002). Frakes's father was a professor of English literature and American studies at Lehigh University from 1958 to 2001, and was also a reviewer and critic for The New York Times Book Review.[2] Frakes had a younger brother, Daniel, who died in 1997 from pancreatic cancer.[2][3] Raised in Bethlehem in the Lehigh Valley region of eastern Pennsylvania, he attended Liberty High School in Bethlehem, where he ran track, played with the Liberty High School Grenadier Band as a trombonist, and graduated in 1970.[4]

Frakes attended Pennsylvania State University, where he was a member of the Thespians, and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater Arts in 1974. Although he had enjoyed performing in plays throughout junior high and high school, it was not until he entered Penn State that he began to take acting seriously. While he was working a summer job as an usher at the Festival of America Theatre, a director spotted him and suggested he would make a great addition to his play's chorus. Transformed by the experience, Frakes immediately changed his major from psychology to theater.[5]

Frakes then went on to attend Harvard University, where he became a member of the university's acting company, the Loeb Drama Center, and graduated with a Master of Arts degree in 1976.[5][6][7][8][9]

Career[edit]

Early work[edit]

For a time in the late 1970s, Frakes worked for Marvel Comics, appearing in costume as Captain America at conventions and other promotional events as well as for special appearances; he credits the experience in helping to hone his skills on interacting with fans on the Star Trek convention circuit.[10] After graduating from Harvard, 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 directed by George Ferencz. His first Broadway appearance was in 1976 in the musical Shenandoah. Around the same time, he landed a role in the NBC soap opera The Doctors.[11] When his character, Vietnam veteran Tom Carroll, was dismissed from the show, Frakes, urged by his agent, moved to Los Angeles, where he obtained guest spots in many of the top television series of the 1970s and 1980s, including The Waltons, Eight Is Enough, Hart to Hart, Barnaby Jones, The Dukes of Hazzard, Matlock, Quincy, M.E., and 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), and a supporting role in the equally short-lived primetime soap Paper Dolls in 1984.[11] He also had recurring roles in Falcon Crest[11] and the miniseries North and South. Frakes appeared in the 1986 miniseries Dream West.

Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)[edit]

In 1987, Frakes was cast in the role of Commander William T. Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation.[12] He was one of only two actors to appear in every episode (the other being Patrick Stewart). While appearing on the show, Frakes was allowed to sit in on casting sessions, concept meetings, production design, editing, and post-production, which gave him the preparation he needed to become a director.[13] He directed eight episodes of the show[14] and 21 episodes of the Star Trek universe.[15] After the TV series ended in 1994, Frakes reprised his role in the Star Trek: The Next Generation films, two of which (Star Trek: First Contact and Star Trek: Insurrection) he directed.[16]

Frakes has appeared in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Enterprise, Star Trek: Picard and Star Trek: Lower Decks, making him the only Star Trek regular to appear in six Star Trek series. He has also directed episodes in six of the series (TNG, DS9, VOY, DIS, PIC, and SNW).[15][17] Frakes is also one of six Star Trek actors (the other actors being Kate Mulgrew, Michael Dorn, George Takei, Avery Brooks and Majel Barrett) to lend their voices to the video game Star Trek: Captain's Chair, reprising his role as Riker when users visit the Enterprise-E bridge featured in the game.

After Star Trek[edit]

Frakes in 2005

Branching out from the Star Trek franchise, Frakes directed the 2002 family film Clockstoppers. However, his next film, 2004's Thunderbirds, was a box-office bomb, which he has said single-handedly almost destroyed what had been a successful directing career: "[My] name was taken off the lists ... I went from 60 to zero. It was a wake-up for me. I had been so positive, and so blessed, and so fortunate."[13] It was several years before Frakes was given another opportunity to direct for television, and Thunderbirds remains his final theatrical directorial credit.

Much of Frakes's acting work after Star Trek has been 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 had a small, uncredited role in the 1994 film Camp Nowhere. Frakes also voiced Finn the Human's adult version in the episodes "Puhoy" and "Dungeon Train" on Adventure Time.

Frakes was an executive producer for the WB series Roswell, directed several episodes, and guest-starred in three episodes. His relationship with Star Trek is downplayed in the season 3 episode "Secrets and Lies", in which the alien character Max auditions for a guest role as an alien for Star Trek: Enterprise.

Frakes appeared on the 1994 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, drawing on his college marching band experience. He was also a member of "The Sunspots", a vocal backup group of Star Trek cast members that appeared on Brent Spiner's 1991 album Ol' Yellow Eyes Is Back.

Frakes hosted The Paranormal Borderline, a short-lived television series on UPN, which dealt with the paranormal and mysterious happenings and creatures.[18] In one episode, Frakes presented an interview of reporter Yolanda Gaskins with veteran astronaut Gordon Cooper, where they discussed the possibility of aliens having visited Earth in the past.[19][20] He hosted seasons 2 through 4 of Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction, which also dealt with the paranormal world.

Frakes and Francis appeared together in Lois & Clark in the episode "Don't Tug on Superman's Cape" as a creepily too-good-to-be-true couple. He narrated the History Channel's That's Impossible.

In addition to Roswell, Frakes has directed episodes of Leverage,[21] Castle, NCIS: Los Angeles, Burn Notice, Falling Skies and most recently Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Switched at Birth, Hit the Floor, The Librarians, and The Orville. So far, The Librarians has been one of the most positively rated and recommended work of his out of the previous, following the debut film The Librarian and the Quest for the Spear.

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 has also previously taught directing and filmmaking courses at Rockport College, now called Maine Media College.[22][23][24][25] He and Francis owned a home furnishings store in Belfast, Maine, called The Cherished Home, which closed in August 2012 due to her being too busy with her acting to spend adequate time at the store.[26]

Personal life[edit]

Frakes first met actress Genie Francis on the set of the television soap opera Bare Essence, and again while filming the mini-series North and South. They began dating in 1985, became engaged in 1986, and married on May 28, 1988. The couple have two children, Jameson Ivor Frakes (born August 20, 1994) and Elizabeth Frances Frakes (born May 30, 1997).[citation needed]

In 2008, they moved from Belfast, Maine, to Beverly Hills, California,[2] and later to Calabasas, California.[27]

Filmography[edit]

Acting credits[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1979 Beach Patrol Marty Green Television film
1994 Camp Nowhere Bob Spiegel
Star Trek Generations Commander William T. Riker
1995 Time Travel Through the Bible Himself / Host
1996 Star Trek: First Contact Commander William T. Riker Nominated–Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated–Saturn Award for Best Director
1998 Star Trek: Insurrection
1999 Dying to Live Will Television film
2002 Star Trek: Nemesis Commander/Captain William T. Riker
Clockstoppers Janitor Uncredited
2004 Thunderbirds Policeman
2011 The Captains Himself/Captain William T. Riker
2017 Devil's Gate Sheriff Gruenwell
2022 Catwoman: Hunted King Faraday, Boss Moxie Voice, direct-to-video[28]
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1977–78 The Doctors Tom Carroll
1978 Charlie's Angels Brad Episode: "Angel on My Mind"
Barnaby Jones David Douglas Episode: "Stages of Fear"
Fantasy Island Kirk Wendover Episode: "The War Games/Queen of the Boston Bruisers"
1979 The Waltons Ashley Longworth Jr. 2 episodes
Eight Is Enough Chapper Episode: "Separate Ways"
The White Shadow Basketball Player Episode: "One of the Boys" (uncredited)
1980 Here's Boomer Philip Episode: "Private Eye"
Beulah Land Adam Davis
The Night the City Screamed Richard Hawkins
1981 The Dukes of Hazzard Jamie Lee Hogg Episode: "Mrs. Daisy Hogg"
Harper Valley PTA Clutch Breath Episode: "Low Noon"
1982 Hart to Hart Adam Blake Episode: "Harts and Palms"
Hill Street Blues Drug dealer Episode: "Of Mouse and Man"
Quincy, M.E. Leon Bohannon/Surgeon 2 episodes
Voyagers! Charles Lindbergh Episode: "An Arrow Pointing East"
1983 Bare Essence Marcus Marshall Several episodes.
1984 Highway to Heaven Arthur Krock, Jr. Episode: "A Divine Madness"
Five Mile Creek Adam Scott Episode: "Gold Fever"
The Fall Guy Connors Episode: "Always Say Always"
1985 The Twilight Zone Single Guy Episode: "But Can She Type?"
North and South Stanley Hazard
Falcon Crest Damon Ross Season 4 Episodes 20 - 30
1986 Dream West Lt. Archibald Gillespie
Matlock D.A. Park Episode: "The Angel"
1987–1994 Star Trek: The Next Generation Commander William T. Riker 176 episodes – Also portrayed transporter duplicate Lt. Thomas Riker in "Second Chances"
1988 Reading Rainbow Himself Episode: "The Bionic Bunny Show"
1994 Wings Gavin Rutledge Episode: "All's Fare"
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Lt. Thomas Riker Episode: "Defiant"
Journey's End: The Saga of Star Trek: The Next Generation Host Documentary
1994–1996 Gargoyles David Xanatos, Coyote, Alexander Fox Voice, recurring role[29]
1995 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Tim Lake Episode: "Don't Tug on Superman's Cape"
Cybill Himself Episode: "Starting on the Wrong Foot"
Alien Autopsy: Fact or Fiction? Host/Narrator
1996 Star Trek: Voyager Commander William T. Riker Episode: "Death Wish"
1998–2002, 2021-present Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction Himself 45 episodes
1999 Roswell Himself Episode: "The Convention"
2000 3rd Rock from the Sun Larry McMichael Episode: "Gwen, Larry, Dick and Mary"
2000 Ghosts: Caught on Tape Narrator
2002 Futurama Himself Voice, episode: "Where No Fan Has Gone Before"
2005 Star Trek: Enterprise Commander William T. Riker Episode: "These Are the Voyages..."
2005, 2009 Family Guy Commander William T. Riker, himself Voice, 2 episodes
2009 That's Impossible Himself
2009 Leverage Patient in Neck Brace Episode: "The Snow Job" (uncredited)
2010 Criminal Minds Dr. Arthur Malcolm Episode: "The Uncanny Valley"
NCIS: Los Angeles Navy Commander Dr. Stanfill Episode: "Disorder"
2011 The Super Hero Squad Show High Evolutionary Voice, episode: "The Devil Dinosaur You Say! (Six Against Infinity, Part 4)"[29]
2012 Leverage Man at Consumer Products Safety Commission Episode: "The Toy Job" (uncredited)
Castle Richard Castle Fan Episode "The Final Frontier" (uncredited)
2013 Adventure Time Adult Finn Voice, 2 episodes[29]
2014 Hit the Floor Hank Episode: "Blow Out"
2016–2019 Guardians of the Galaxy J'son, TV Narrator, J. Jonah J'Son Voice, 14 episodes[29]
2016 Miles from Tomorrowland Grandpa Vincent Voice, 2 episodes[29]
Angie Tribeca USCG Commandant Admiral Donald "Don" Van Zandt Episode: "The Coast Is Fear"
2016–2018 Future-Worm! Steak Starbolt Voice, 6 episodes
2018 After Trek Himself Aftershow
Episode 11
2019 How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast) Himself Episode: "Life's Not Fair, Get Used to It"
2020, 2023 Star Trek: Picard Captain William T. Riker 12 episodes – Also portrayed a Changeling in "Dominion"[30]
2020–2024 The Ready Room Himself Aftershow
10 episodes
2020–2021 Star Trek: Lower Decks Captain William T. Riker Voice, 3 episodes
2020 The Astronauts Rex Dowd 3 episodes
2022 Allegedly Roger Episode: "Money Supply"
2023 A Biltmore Christmas Winston Television film
Video games
Year Title Voice role Notes
1995 Multimedia Celebrity Poker Himself [31]
Star Trek: The Next Generation – A Final Unity Commander William T. Riker [29]
2017 XCOM 2: War of the Chosen Volk [32]
2023 Star Trek: Resurgence Captain William T. Riker [33]
Web series
Year Title Role Notes
2023 Star Trek: Very Short Treks Commander William T. Riker Voice, 3 episodes

Directing credits[edit]

Film
Year Title Notes
1996 Star Trek: First Contact
1998 Star Trek: Insurrection
2002 Clockstoppers
2004 Thunderbirds
Television
Year Title Notes
1990–1994 Star Trek: The Next Generation 3.16 – "The Offspring" (1990)
4.07 – "Reunion" (1990)
4.21 – "The Drumhead" (1991)
5.18 – "Cause and Effect" (1992)
6.09 – "The Quality of Life" (1992)
6.20 – "The Chase" (1993)
7.08 – "Attached" (1993)
7.14 – "Sub Rosa" (1994)
1994–1995 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 3.02 – "The Search, Part II" (1994)
3.08 – "Meridian" (1994)
3.13 – "Past Tense, Part II" (1995)
1995–1996 Star Trek: Voyager 2.03 – "Projections" (1995)
2.07 – "Parturition" (1995)
2.13 – "Prototype" (1996)
1996 Diagnosis Murder 3.18 – "Left-Handed Murder" (1996)
1999–2001 Roswell 1.07 – "River Dog" (1999)
1.19 – "Four Square" (2000)
1.21 – "The White Room" (2000)
3.04 – "Secrets and Lies" (2001)
3.08 – "Behind the Music" (2001)
2002 The Twilight Zone "The Lineman" (2002)
2006 The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines Television film
2007 Masters of Science Fiction "The Discarded" (2007)
2008 The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice Television film
2009–2012 Leverage 1.07 – "The Wedding Job" (2009)
1.11 – "The Juror#6 Job" (2009)
2.04 – "The Fairy Godparents Job" (2009)
2.11 – "The Bottle Job" (2010)
3.02 – "The Reunion Job" (2010)
3.06 – "The Studio Job" (2010)
3.13 – "The Morning After Job" (2010)
4.09 – "The Queen's Gambit Job" (2011)
4.12 – "The Office Job" (2011)
4.15 – "The Lonely Hearts Job" (2011)
5.03 – "The First Contact Job" (2012)
5.05 – "The Gimme a K Street Job" (2012)
5.14 – "The Toy Job" (2012)
2009 Dollhouse 2.04 – "Belonging" (2009)
2009–2013 Castle 2.08 – "Kill the Messenger" (2009)
5.06 – "The Final Frontier" (2012)
5.20 – "The Fast and the Furriest" (2013)
2010–2016 NCIS: Los Angeles 1.14 – "LD50" (2010)
2.11 – "Disorder" (2010)
3.16 – "Blye, K." (2012)
4.10 – "Free Ride" (2012)
5.02 – "Impact" (2013)
8.10 – "Sirens" (2016)
2010 V 1.07 – "John May" (2010)
Persons Unknown 1.05 – "Incoming" (2010)
1.10 – "Seven Sacrifices" (2010)
1.11 – "And Then There Was One" (2010)
The Good Guys 1.09 – "Don't Taze Me, Bro" (2010)
1.16 – "Silence of the Dan" (2010)
2010–2013 The Glades 1.08 – "Marriage Is Murder" (2010)
2.04 – "Moonlighting" (2011)
4.02 – "4.02 – Shot Girls" (2013)
Burn Notice 4.14 – "Hot Property" (2010)
5.06 – "Enemy Of My Enemy" (2011)
5.17 – "Acceptable Loss" (2011)
6.09 – "Official Business" (2012)
7.06 – "All or Nothing" (2013)
2011 Truth Be Told[citation needed] Television film
2011 Bar Karma 1.09 – "Three Times a Lady" (2011)
2013–2015 Falling Skies 3.09 – "Journey to Xilbalba" (2013)
4.06 – "Door Number Three" (2014)
5.06 – "Respite" (2015)
2013 King & Maxwell 1.08 – "Job Security" (2013)
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 1.08 – "The Well" (2013)
2014–2015 Switched at Birth 3.06 – "The Scream" (2014)
4.08 – "Art Like Love is Dedication" (2015)
2014 Hit the Floor 2.03 – "Behind the Back" (2014)
2.04 – "Full-Court Press" (2014)
2014–2017 The Librarians 1.04 – "And Santa's Midnight Run" (2014)
1.06 – "And the Fables of Doom" (2015)
1.10 – "And the Loom of Fate" (2015)
2.06 – "And the Infernal Contract" (2015)
2.08 – "And the Point of Salvation" (2015)
3.05 – "And the Tears of a Clown" (2016)
3.06 – "And the Trial of the Triangle" (2016)
3.09 – "And the Fatal Separation" (2017)
4.04 – "And the Silver Screen" (2017)
4.06 – "And the Graves of Time" (2017)
2017–2019 The Orville 1.05 – "Pria" (2017)
2.12 – "Sanctuary" (2019)
2017–2024 Star Trek: Discovery[34] 1.10 – "Despite Yourself" (2018)
2.02 – "New Eden" (2019)
2.09 – "Project Daedalus" (2019)
3.03 – "People of Earth" (2020)
3.08 – "The Sanctuary" (2020)
3.12 – "There Is a Tide..." (2020)
4.06 – "Stormy Weather" (2021)
5.09 – "Lagrange Point" (2024)
2018 The Arrangement 2.9 – "Truth" (2018)
2019 The Gifted 2.13 – "teMpted" (2019)
2020–2023 Star Trek: Picard 1.04 – "Absolute Candor" (2020)
1.05 – "Stardust City Rag" (2020)
2.05 – "Fly Me to the Moon" (2022)
2.06 – "Two of One" (2022)
3.03 - "Seventeen Seconds" (2023)
3.04 - "No Win Scenario" (2023)
2020 The Astronauts 1.03 – "Day 3" (2020)
1.04 – "Day 21" (2020)
2021 Leverage: Redemption 1.07 – "The Double-Edged Sword Job" (2021)
2023 Star Trek: Strange New Worlds 2.07 – "Those Old Scientists" (2023)[35][36]
Video games
Year Title Notes
1996 Star Trek: Klingon Interactive film

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
1997 Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation Star Trek: First Contact Nominated
Saturn Awards Best Director
1999 Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation Star Trek: Insurrection
2013 Saturn Awards The Life Career Award - Won
2024 Saturn Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series Star Trek: Picard [37][38]
Lifetime Achievement Award The Cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation [38][a]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "The Lifetime Achievement Award is usually presented to an individual for their contributions to genre entertainment. Top luminaries like Stan Lee and Leonard Nimoy, Mr. Spock himself, have received this top honor. It's not new, but we extended this award to cover the entire cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation, due to its continued influence on the face of general television. It was originally doomed to failure since it was following in the footsteps of the original Star Trek, yet it carved its own identity, and its diverse cast was light years ahead of its time!" —Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films[38]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jonathan Frakes; Dean Wesley Smith (1996). The Abductors: Conspiracy. New York: Tor. ISBN 978-0-312-86208-4.
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  3. ^ "Daniel M. Frakes". The Morning Call. Allentown, Pennsylvania. May 19, 1997. p. A09.
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