Jonathan Frakes

Jonathan Frakes

Known for: Acting
Biography: 1952-08-19 (71 years old)

Biography

Jonathan Scott Frakes (born August 19, 1952) is an American actor and director. He is best known for his portrayal of Commander (later Captain) William T. Riker in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and subsequent films and series. He has also hosted the series Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction, voiced David Xanatos in the Disney animated series Gargoyles, and narrated the History Channel documentary, Lee and Grant.


His other well known TV roles are as Stanley Hazard on the miniseries North and South, Sandy Parris on ABC's Paper Dolls, Marcus Marshall on NBC's Bare Essence, and Damon Ross, a recurring character on Falcon Crest.


He 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, Leverage, Burn Notice, and Roswell (of which he is also a producer).


He is the credited author of the novel The Abductors: Conspiracy, which was ghostwritten by Dean Wesley Smith.


He has been married to actress Genie Francis since 1988 and they have 2 children.


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Filmography

all 154

TV Shows 93

Movies 61

self 42

Director 38

Narrator 4

Voice 3

Producer 1

Self (archive footage)
Butterfly in the Sky

Butterfly in the Sky (2024)

Movie
9
Commander William T. Riker
Star Trek: Very Short Treks

Star Trek: Very Short Treks (2023)

TV
Capt. William T. Riker (voice)
Star Trek: Lower Decks

Star Trek: Lower Decks (2020)

TV
Self - Narrator
The Last 24

The Last 24 (2018)

TV
Sheriff Gruenwell
Devil's Gate

Devil's Gate (2017)

Movie
5
Self (archive footage)
Heroes Manufactured

Heroes Manufactured (2017)

Movie
Commandant Van Zandt
Angie Tribeca

Angie Tribeca (2016)

TV
6
Director / Supervising Producer / Co-Executive Producer
The Librarians

The Librarians (2014)

TV
6
Navy Commander Dr. Stanfill (uncredited) / Director
NCIS: Los Angeles

NCIS: Los Angeles (2009)

TV
7.09
High Evolutionary (voice)
The Super Hero Squad Show

The Super Hero Squad Show (2009)

TV
6
Richard Castle Fan / Director
Castle

Castle (2009)

TV
6.96
Dr. Arthur Malcolm
Criminal Minds

Criminal Minds (2005)

TV
6.04
Commander William T. Riker
Star Trek: Enterprise

Star Trek: Enterprise (2001)

TV
5.69
Producer / Jonathan Frakes (uncredited) / Festival's M.C. (uncredited) / Director
Roswell

Roswell (1999)

TV
4.57
Jonathan Frakes (voice)
Futurama

Futurama (1999)

TV
6.16
Commander William T. Riker (voice) / Jonathan Frakes (voice)
Family Guy

Family Guy (1999)

TV
6.7
Commander William T. Riker / Director
Star Trek: First Contact

Star Trek: First Contact (1996)

Movie
5.9
Commander William Thomas 'Will' Riker
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Gambit

Star Trek: The Next Generation - Gambit (1995)

Movie
Commander William T. Riker / Director
Star Trek: Voyager

Star Trek: Voyager (1995)

TV
6.25
Jonathan Frakes
Cybill

Cybill (1995)

TV
6
Bob Spiegel (uncredited)
Camp Nowhere

Camp Nowhere (1994)

Movie
6
Gavin Rutledge
Wings

Wings (1990)

TV
6.4
Commander William Thomas 'Will' Riker
Star Trek: The Next Generation

Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)

TV
6.47
Lt. Archibald Gillespie
Dream West

Dream West (1986)

TV
Prosecutor Mr. Park
Matlock

Matlock (1986)

TV
6
Marcus Marshall
Bare Essence

Bare Essence (1983)

TV
Marcus Marshall
Bare Essence

Bare Essence (1982)

TV
Charles Lindbergh
Voyagers!

Voyagers! (1982)

TV
Basketball Player
The White Shadow

The White Shadow (1978)

TV
Young Surgeon / Leon Bohannon
Quincy, M.E.

Quincy, M.E. (1976)

TV
5.85
Ashley Longworth Jr.
The Waltons

The Waltons (1972)

TV
6
Commander William T. Riker
Holograms All the Way Down

Holograms All the Way Down

Movie

Ratings

Average 6.41
Based on 3.44 Million movie and tv ratings over time
1972
1991
2001
1993
2024
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Information

Known For
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1952-08-19 (71 years old)

Birth Place
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, USA

Citizenships
United States of America

Also Known As
Jonathan Scott Frakes

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