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Frakes, Jonathan 1952–

Frakes, Jonathan 1952–

PERSONAL

Full name, Jonathan Scott Frakes; born August 19, 1952, in Bethlehem, PA; son of James (a professor of English literature) and Doris Frakes; married Genie Francis (an actress), May 28, 1988; children: Jameson Ivor, Elizabeth Francis. Education: Pennsylvania State University, bachelor's degree, theater arts, 1974; Harvard University, master's degree, 1976.

Addresses:

Office—Goepp Circle Productions, 10990 Wilshire Blvd., 16th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90038. Manager—Key Creatives, 9595 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 800, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career:

Actor, director, and producer. Appeared in productions at the Loeb Drama Center, Cambridge, MA; Goepp Circle Productions, Los Angeles, CA, founder (with others), 1996, and producer; appeared in television commercials, including Capital One. Rockport College, ME, instructor in film and television directing. Also worked as a waiter, furniture mover, and served as Captain America for Marvel Comics.

Awards, Honors:

Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination, favorite supporting actor—science fiction, Saturn Award nomination, best director, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films, 1997, both for Star Trek: First Contact.

CREDITS

Stage Appearances:

Appeared in Shenandoah, New York City; The Common Glory, Every Good Boy Deserves Favor; Henry VIII; Li'l Abner; Earthworms, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, New York City.

Film Appearances:

Bob Spiegel, Camp Nowhere, Buena Vista, 1994.

Commander William Thomas Riker, Star Trek: Generations (also known as Star Trek 7), Paramount, 1994.

Voice of David Xanatos, Gargoyles: The Heroes Awaken (animated), Buena Vista, 1994.

Commander William Thomas Riker and Holodeck musician, Star Trek: First Contact (also known as Star Trek 8), Paramount, 1996.

Himself, Trekkies (documentary), Paramount, 1997.

Commander William Thomas Riker, Star Trek: The Experience, Paramount, 1998.

Commander William Thomas Riker, Star Trek: Insurrection (also known as Star Trek 9), Paramount, 1998.

Voice of David Xanatos, Gargoyles: Brothers Betrayed (animated), 1998.

Voice of David Xanatos, Gargoyles: The Force of Goliath (animated), 1998.

Voice of David Xanatos, Gargoyles: The Hunted (animated), 1998.

(Uncredited) Bystander, Clockstoppers, Paramount, 2002.

Commander/Captain William T. Riker, Star Trek: Nemesis, Paramount, 2002.

Himself, The Secret World of Superfans (documentary), 2007.

Film Director:

Star Trek: First Contact (also known as Star Trek 8), Paramount, 1996.

Star Trek: Insurrection (also known as Star Trek 9), Paramount, 1998.

Total Recall 2, Dimension Films, 2001.

Clockstoppers, Paramount, 2002.

Thunderbirds (also known as Thunderbirds—Les sentinelles de l'air), Universal, 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

Tom Carroll, The Doctors, NBC, 1977-78.

Marcus Marshall, Bare Essence, NBC, 1983.

Ken Stewart, This Is the Life, 1983.

Sandy Parris, Paper Dolls, ABC, 1984.

Damon Ross, Falcon Crest, 1985.

Jared McAllister, Days of Our Lives (also known as DOOL and Days), 1986.

Commander William Thomas Riker, Star Trek: The Next Generation (also known as Star Trek: TNG), syndicated, 1987-94.

Voice of David Xanatos, Gargoyles (animated), syndicated, 1994-96.

Host, The Paranormal Borderline, UPN, 1996.

Voice of David Xanatos, Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles (animated), ABC, 1996-97.

Host, Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (also known as Beyond Belief), Fox, 1998.

Roland White, The Lot, AMC, 1999.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Adam Davis, Beulah Land, NBC, 1980.

Marcus Marshall, Bare Essence, CBS, 1982.

Stanley Hazard, North and South, ABC, 1985.

Lieutenant Gillespie, Dream West, 1986.

Stanley Hazard, North and South, Book II (also known as North and South II), ABC, 1986.

Michael Rosen, Nutcracker: Money, Madness and Murder, NBC, 1987.

Stanley Hazard, John Jakes "Heaven and Hell: North and South, Book III" (also known as Heaven and Hell: North and South, Book III and North and South III), ABC, 1994.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Richard Hawkins, The Night the City Screamed, 1980.

Commander William Thomas Riker, Star Trek: The Next Generation—Encounter at Farpoint (also known as Encounter at Farpoint), syndicated, 1987.

Josh Boyland (some sources cite Joshua Boyleston), The Cover Girl and the Cop (also known as Beauty and Denise), NBC, 1989.

Commander William Thomas Riker, Star Trek: The Next Generation—All Good Things … (also known as All Good Things …), syndicated, 1994.

Ben Frye, Brothers of the Frontier, 1996.

Will, Dying to Live, UPN, 1999.

Debra's husband, The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines (also known as The Librarian II: Return to King Solomon's Mines), TNT, 2006.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Officer Marty Green, Beach Patrol, ABC, 1979.

Master of ceremonies of festival, Roswell (also known as Roswell High), The WB, 1999.

Television Appearances; Specials:

"Star Trek" 25th Anniversary Special, 1991.

Commander William T. Riker, Comic Relief VI, 1994.

Host, Journey's End: The Sage of "Star Trek—The Next Generation," 1994.

Gene Roddenberry: Star Trek and Beyond, 1994.

Host, Alien Autopsy: (Fact or Fiction?), Fox, 1995.

Host, Psychic Detectives: Search for Justice, UPN, 1996.

Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond, UPN, 1996.

Host, The Alien Autopsy, 1997.

Roswell: Coverups & Close Encounters, 1997.

UFOs: The Best Evidence Ever Caught on Tape, 1997.

Narrator, UFOs: The Best Evidence Ever (Caught on Tape) 2, Fox, 2000.

Host, The World of Magic Awards 2000, PAX, 2000.

Narrator, Ghosts Caught on Tape: Fact or Fiction?, Fox, 2000.

Narrator, America Loves Star Trek, TNN, 2001.

Intimate Portrait: Genie Francis, Lifetime, 2001.

How William Shatner Changed the World, Discovery Channel Canada, 2005.

"Star Trek": Beyond the Final Frontier, History Channel, 2007.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Kirk Wendover, "The War Games/Queen of the Boston Bruisers," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1978.

Brad, "Angel on My Mind, Charlie's Angels, ABC, 1978.

David, "Stages of Fear," Barnaby Jones, CBS, 1978.

Ashley Longworth, Jr., "The Legacy," The Waltons, CBS, 1979.

Ashley Longworth, Jr., "The Lost Sheep," The Waltons, CBS, 1979.

Chapper, "Separate Ways," Eight Is Enough, ABC, 1979.

Kip Dunbar, "The First Day," The Associates, 1979.

(Uncredited) Basketball player, "One of the Boys," The White Shadow, 1979.

"Pay the Two Bucks," Paris, 1980.

Jamie Lee Hogg, "Mrs. Daisy Hogg," The Dukes of Hazzard, CBS, 1981.

Adam Blake, "Harts and Palms," Hart to Hart, ABC, 1982.

Charles Lindburgh, "An Arrow Pointing East," Voyagers!, NBC, 1982.

Doctor, "A Ghost of a Chance," Quincy, M.E. (also known as Quincy), NBC, 1982.

Eddie Sims, "Of Mouse and Man," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1982.

Leon Buchanan, "The Face of Fear," Quincy, M.E. (also known as Quincy), NBC, 1982.

Arthur Krock, Jr., "A Divine Madness, aka Family Dispute," Highway to Heaven, NBC, 1984.

Connors, "Always Say Always," The Fall Guy, ABC, 1984.

"Woman of Steele," Remington Steele, NBC, 1984.

Adam Scott, "Gold Fever," Five Mile Creek, 1984.

Ted Travers, "Bystanders," Hotel (also known as Arthur Hailey's "Hotel"), 1985.

Single guy, "But Can She Type?," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1985.

District Attorney Park, "The Angel," Matlock, NBC, 1986.

Steve, "The Bar," It's a Living, 1986.

Gavin Rutledge, "All's Fare," Wings, NBC, 1994.

Thomas Riker, "Defiant," Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (also known as DS9, Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: DS9), syndicated, 1994.

Himself, "Starting on the Wrong Foot," Cybill, CBS, 1995.

Tim Lake, "Don't Tug on Superman's Cape," Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (also known as Lois and Clark and The New Adventures of Superman), ABC, 1995.

Voice of Coyote Robert, "Grief," Gargoyles (animated), syndicated, 1995.

Voice of Coyote Robert, "Leader of the Pack," Gargoyles (animated), syndicated, c. 1995.

Voice of Coyote Robert, "Upgrade," Gargoyles (animated), syndicated, 1995.

Commander William Thomas Riker, "Death Wish," Star Trek: Voyager (also known as Voyager), UPN, 1996.

Voice of Alexander Fox, "Future Tense," Gargoyles (animated), syndicated, 1996.

Voice of Coyote 4.0, "Cloud Fathers," Gargoyles (animated), syndicated, 1996.

Himself, Showbiz Today, 1996.

Don, "Image," Oh Baby, Lifetime, 2000.

Himself, "The Convention," Roswell, The WB, 2000.

Larry McMichael, "Gwen, Larry, Dick, and Mary," 3rd Rock from the Sun (also known as 3rd Rock and Life As We Know It), NBC, 2000.

(Uncredited) Himself, "The Convention," Roswell, The WB, 2000.

(Uncredited) Himself, "Secrets and Lies," Roswell, UPN, 2001.

Voice of himself, "Where No Fan Has Gone Before," Futurama (animated), Fox, 2002.

Commander William T. Riker, "These Are the Voyages …," Enterprise (also known as Star Trek: Enterprise), UPN, 2005.

Voice of Riker, "Peter's Got Woods," Family Guy (animated; also known as Padre de familia), Fox, 2005.

Also appeared in Falcon Crest, CBS; Fantasy Island, ABC; Marriedwith Children, Fox.

Television Executive Producer; Series:

Roswell, The WB, 1999-2001, then UPN, 2001.

Television Work; Movies:

Executive producer, Dying to Live, UPN, 1999.

Director, Star Patrol, 2000.

Director, The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines (also known as The Librarian II: Return to King Solomon's Mines), TNT, 2006.

Television Director; Episodic:

Star Trek: The Next Generation (also known as Star Trek: TNG), syndicated, 1990-94.

"Meridian," Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (also known as DS9), syndicated, 1994.

"The Search, Part 2," Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (also known as DS9), syndicated, 1994.

University Hospital, syndicated, 1995.

"Past Tense, Part 2," Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (also known as DS9), syndicated, 1995.

"Parturition," Star Trek: Voyager (also known as Voyager), UPN, 1995.

"Projections," Star Trek: Voyager (also known as Voyager), UPN, 1995.

"Prototype," Star Trek: Voyager (also known as Voyager), UPN, 1996.

"Left-Handed Murder," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1996.

Roswell, The WB, 1999-2001, UPN, 2001.

"The Linesman," The Twilight Zone, UPN, 2002.

"The Discarded," Masters of Science Fiction, ABC, 2007.

RECORDINGS

Video Games (Appearances):

Voice of Commander William Thomas Riker, "Star Trek: The Next Generation" Interactive Technical Manual, Simon & Schuster Interactive, 1994.

Voice of Commander William Thomas Riker, "Star Trek: The Next Generation"—A Final Unity, Microprose/Spectrum Holobyte, 1995.

Himself, Multimedia Celebrity Poker, New World Computing/Dreamers Guild, 1995.

Voice of Riker, "Star Trek: The Next Generation": Interactive VCR Board Game—A Klingon Challenge (also known as A Klingon Challenge), 1995.

Voice of Commander William Thomas Riker, "Star Trek: Generations," Microprose/Spectrum Holobyte, 1997.

Video Games (as Director):

"Star Trek": Klingon, Simon & Schuster Interactive, 1996.

WRITINGS

Novels:

The Abductors—Conspiracy (science fiction), Tor Books (New York City), 1996.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

New York Daily News, November 25, 1996.

Starlog, December, 1991; July, 1994; December, 1996; January, 1999.

Star Trek Communicator, May, 1997, pp. 16-19, 71.

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