Tv and film acting professional most widely known for his part while Commander William T. Riker within the series Celebrity Trek: ANOTHER Era. He was an associate from the Liberty SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL Grenadier Music group and he also went monitor at Liberty SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL. He then continued to generate a Bachelor of Good Arts level in theatre from Penn Condition University or college. He hosted it series Beyond Perception: Truth or Fiction from 1998 to 2002. He wedded Genie Francis in 1988. He co-starred with Patrick Stewart in Celebrity Trek: ANOTHER Generation.
Full Name Jonathan Frakes Date Of Birth August 19, 1952 Place Of Birth Bellefonte, PA Height 1.93 m Profession TV Actor Education Harvard University, Pennsylvania State University, Liberty High School Nationality American Spouse Genie Francis Children Elizabeth Francis Frakes, Jameson Ivor Frakes Parents Doris J. Yingling, James R. Frakes Siblings Daniel Frakes Nominations Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Saturn Award for Best Director, Audie Award for Short Stories/Collections Movies Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek Nemesis, Star Trek: Insurrection, Star Trek Generations, Thunderbirds, Clockstoppers, The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines, The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice, Brothers of the Frontier, Truth Be Told, Bare Essence, Gargoyles the Movie: The Heroes Awaken, Dying to Live, The Cover Girl and the Cop, Star Trek the Experience: The Klingon Encounter, Beach Patrol TV Shows Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction, Star Trek: Voyager, The Lot, Gargoyles, Star Trek: The Next Generation, North and South, North and South, Book II, Paper Dolls, Bare Essence, The Doctors, Dream West, That's Impossible, The Paranormal Borderline, UFOs: The Best Evidence Ever Caught on Tape
Star Sign Leo
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# Fact 1 Frakes is a talented Jazz trombonist, a skill he used multiple times throughout his time on Star Trek: The Next Generation. 2 Along with David Carson, he is one of only two people to have directed "Star Trek" for both television and film. He directed eight episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), three episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), three episodes of Star Trek: Voyager (1995), Star Trek: First Contact (1996) and Star Trek: Insurrection (1998). 3 He is known for being very friendly and welcoming to fans. It is said that once, while at a convention, he was approached by a new fan of the "Star Trek" franchise. When the fan admitted that he had only recently become a fan of "Star Trek", Frakes said, without missing a beat and in his inimitable authoritative style, "Welcome aboard.". 4 Has mostly German ancestry, with a small amount of English roots. 5 Very good friends with Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) co-star, Marina Sirtis. 6 Joined the faculty of Rockport College in Maine, where he and his family currently reside, teaching classes in directing film and television. [December 2005] 7 He and his wife Genie Francis have played a married couple in three different productions: Camp Nowhere (1994), Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993) and 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996). In North and South (1985), North and South, Book II (1986), Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III (1994), his character played brother-in-law to his wife, Genie's character, Brett, who was married to his character's brother, Billy Hazard. 8 Has appeared in an episode The Twilight Zone (1985) and later directed one episode of The Twilight Zone (2002). 9 He has appeared in episodes of two different series involving the legend of Robin Hood: Voyagers!: An Arrow Pointing East (1982) and Star Trek: The Next Generation: Qpid (1991). 10 At a Star Trek convention, Frakes said he was once in the play "The Lost Colony" on Roanoke Island. 11 Calls Alfre Woodard his "godmother". The two became friends as young actors in the 1970s. 12 Has written the sci-fi-book "The Abductors: Conspiracy" along with Dean Wesley Smith. 13 Along with Marc Alaimo, Rosalind Chao, Jeffrey Combs, John de Lancie, Michael Dorn and Tim Russ, he is one of only seven actors to appear in ten different seasons of "Star Trek": Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) Seasons One through Seven, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) Season Three, Star Trek: Voyager (1995) Season Two and Star Trek: Enterprise (2001) Season Four. 14 Shares first and last name with mid-20th Century aviator and stuntman Jonathan Frakes. 15 Was interviewed and cast for Commander William T. Riker personally by Gene Roddenberry. He told Frakes that he saw a certain, authoritative "glint" in his eye for that role which reminded him of his self, years ago, while in the LAPD and United States Air Force. 16 When preparing for his audition for the role of Commander William T. Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), he had to watch videotapes from the original episodes because he knew nothing about the original Star Trek (1966) series. 17 Has played the same character (Commander William T. Riker) on four different series: Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), Star Trek: Voyager (1995), Star Trek: Enterprise (2001) and Family Guy (1999). 18 Along with Tim Russ, he is one of only two actors who have appeared in "Star Trek" to share scenes with four of the five captains: Patrick Stewart in every episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), Star Trek: Generations (1994), Star Trek: First Contact (1996), Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) and Star Trek: Nemesis (2002), Avery Brooks in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) episode "Defiant", Kate Mulgrew in the Star Trek: Voyager (1995) episode "Death Wish" and Scott Bakula in the Star Trek: Enterprise (2001) finale "These Are the Voyages...". 19 Is the only actor who has appeared on "Star Trek" to share scenes with regulars from all five series ( Star Trek (1966), Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), Star Trek: Voyager (1995) and Star Trek: Enterprise (2001)): James Doohan in the Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) episode "Relics", the entire cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) in every episode of the series, Avery Brooks, Nana Visitor, Terry Farrell and Colm Meaney in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) episode "Defiant", Armin Shimerman in the Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) episodes "Haven", "The Last Outpost" and "Firstborn", Kate Mulgrew and Tim Russ in the Star Trek: Voyager (1995) episode "Death Wish" and the entire cast of Star Trek: Enterprise (2001) in the series finale "These Are the Voyages...". 20 Godmother of his son Jameson is Elizabeth Berman, wife of Star Trek producer and writer Rick Berman. 21 Has appeared with Kate Mulgrew in four different productions: Camp Nowhere (1994), Gargoyles (1994), Star Trek: Voyager (1995) and Star Trek: Nemesis (2002). 22 Along with Marina Sirtis, Brent Spiner, Michael Dorn, Colm Meaney and Jeffrey Combs, he is one of only six actors to appear in the finales of two different "Star Trek" series ( Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) and Star Trek: Enterprise (2001)). 23 Along with Marina Sirtis, Armin Shimerman, John de Lancie, Michael Ansara, Richard Poe and Mark Allen Shepherd, he is one of only seven actors to play the same character in three different live-action "Star Trek" series. He played Commander William T. Riker in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), Star Trek: Voyager (1995) and Star Trek: Enterprise (2001). He also played the transporter double of this character, Lieutenant W. Thomas Riker, in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993). 24 He is the only "Star Trek" regular to appear in four different "Star Trek" series: Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), Star Trek: Voyager (1995) and Star Trek: Enterprise (2001). 25 He has appeared in episodes of four different series with Marina Sirtis: Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), Gargoyles (1994), Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles (1996) and Star Trek: Enterprise (2001). 26 His trademark beard was acquired during the filming of North and South, Book II (1986). This was patterned after a style popular during the American Civil War. He liked this so much, he continued to wear this after he returned to Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) for its second season. 27 In some of the first season episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), his character, Commander William Riker, was called "Bill". In the seasons that followed, he was generally referred to as either Will or "Number One". 28 He and Leonard Nimoy have both directed two Star Trek movies. In both cases, one of the films was a time travel story. In addition, both he and Nimoy were best known as the first officer of the USS Enterprise from their respective Star Trek series and movies. 29 Son-in-law of actor Ivor Francis and Rosemary Daley. 30 Ellen J. Hornstein is his personal assistant/story editor for his production company, Goepp Circle Productions. 31 Is a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. 32 Has a cow-shaped mailbox, and retrieving the mail involves inserting one's hand into the cow's hindquarters. Frakes recorded trombone tracks for Phish's album "Hoist". Unfortunately, his horn parts did not come out all that well - certainly not as well as the horn parts recorded by the Tower of Power horn section. As sort of a consolation prize, a brief interlude on the album is called Riker's Mailbox. 33 Nickname: "Two-Takes Frakes", for his efficient filming style on the set of Star Trek: First Contact (1996). 34 Has two children: Jameson Ivor (born August 20, 1994) and Elizabeth Francis (born May 30, 1997). 35 Marched trombone in Blue Band at Penn State University. 36 Attended Penn State University and Harvard University.
Title Year Status Character The Doctors 1963 TV Series Tom Carroll (1977-1978) This Is the Life 1952 TV Series Ken Stewart Devil's Gate 2017 Sheriff Gruenwell B-52: Three Generations 2017 Short Narrator Miles from Tomorrowland 2016 TV Series Grandpa Vincent Future-Worm! 2016 TV Series Steak Starbolt Angie Tribeca 2016 TV Series Commandant Van Zandt Guardians of the Galaxy 2016 TV Series J'Son / Narrator Hit the Floor 2014 TV Series Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff 2014 Video Game William Riker (voice) Adventure Time 2013 TV Series Old Finn
Adult Finn The Glades 2013 TV Series Administrator / Mr. Francis Leverage 2009-2012 TV Series Man in Toy Safety Office / Man in waiting room Castle 2012 TV Series Richard Castle Fan Beckinfield 2011 TV Series Dylan Marks The Super Hero Squad Show 2011 TV Series High Evolutionary Truth Be Told 2011 TV Movie Radio Sound Engineer (uncredited) Glenn Martin DDS 2011 TV Series Peter NCIS: Los Angeles 2010 TV Series Navy Commander Dr. Stanfill Criminal Minds 2010 TV Series Dr. Arthur Malcolm The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice 2008 TV Movie Trombone player in marching band (uncredited) The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines 2006 TV Movie Debra's Husband Family Guy 2005 TV Series Commander William T. Riker Star Trek: Enterprise 2005 TV Series Commander William T. Riker Star Trek: Nemesis 2002 William Riker Futurama 2002 TV Series Jonathan Frakes Clockstoppers 2002 Bystander (uncredited) Roswell 1999-2001 TV Series Jonathan Frakes / Festival's M.C. Oh Baby 2000 TV Series Don 3rd Rock from the Sun 2000 TV Series Larry The Lot 1999 TV Series Roland White Dying to Live 1999 TV Movie Will Star Trek: Insurrection 1998 Riker Star Trek the Experience: The Klingon Encounter 1998 Short Commander William T. Riker Star Trek: Generations 1997 Video Game Cmdr. William T. Riker (voice) The Paranormal Borderline 1996 TV Series Host Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles 1996 TV Series David Xanatos / Dave Star Trek: First Contact 1996 Riker Gargoyles 1994-1996 TV Series David Xanatos
... Brothers of the Frontier 1996 TV Movie Ben Frye Star Trek: Voyager 1996 TV Series Commander William T. Riker Star Trek: The Next Generation: Interactive VCR Board Game - A Klingon Challenge 1995 Video Game Commander WIlliam T. Riker (voice) Star Trek: The Next Generation - A Final Unity 1995 Video Game Commander William T. Riker (voice) Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1995 TV Series Tim Lake Cybill 1995 TV Series Jonathan Frakes Star Trek: The Next Generation Interactive Technical Manual 1994 Video Game Commander William T. Riker (voice) Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1994 TV Series Thomas Riker Star Trek: Generations 1994 Riker Wings 1994 TV Series Gavin Rutledge Camp Nowhere 1994 Bob Spiegel (uncredited) Star Trek: The Next Generation 1987-1994 TV Series Commander William T. Riker
Captain William T. Riker
Lt. Thomas Riker
... Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III 1994 TV Mini-Series Stanley Hazard The Vision 1993 Video short William T. Riker The Cover Girl and the Cop 1989 TV Movie Joshua Boyleston Nutcracker: Money, Madness & Murder 1987 TV Mini-Series Rosen Matlock 1986 TV Series Prosecutor Mr. Park It's a Living 1986 TV Series Steve North and South, Book II 1986 TV Mini-Series Stanley Hazard Dream West 1986 TV Mini-Series Lt. Archibald Gillespie The Twilight Zone 1985 TV Series Steve (segment "But Can She Type?") North and South 1985 TV Mini-Series Stanley Hazard Falcon Crest 1985 TV Series Damon Ross Hotel 1985 TV Series Ted Travers Paper Dolls 1984 TV Series Sandy Parris Highway to Heaven 1984 TV Series Arthur Krock Jr. The Fall Guy 1984 TV Series Connors Five Mile Creek 1984 TV Series Adam Scott Bare Essence 1983 TV Series Marcus Marshall Voyagers! 1982 TV Series Charles Lindbergh Quincy M.E. 1982 TV Series Surgeon / Leon Bohannon Bare Essence 1982 TV Movie Marcus Marshall Hill Street Blues 1982 TV Series Eddie Sims Hart to Hart 1982 TV Series Adam Blake Harper Valley P.T.A. 1981 TV Series Clutch Breath The Dukes of Hazzard 1981 TV Series Jamie Lee Hogg I'm a Big Girl Now 1981 TV Series The Night the City Screamed 1980 TV Movie Richard Hawkins Beulah Land 1980 TV Mini-Series Adam Davis Here's Boomer 1980 TV Series Philip Paris 1980 TV Series Eight Is Enough 1979 TV Series Chapper The Waltons 1979 TV Series Ashley Longworth Jr. Beach Patrol 1979 TV Movie Marty Green The White Shadow 1979 TV Series Basketball Player Barnaby Jones 1978 TV Series David Douglas Charlie's Angels 1978 TV Series Brad Fantasy Island 1978 TV Series Kirk Wendover Days of Our Lives 1965 TV Series Jared McAllister (1986) Director Director
Title Year Status Character The Orville 2017 TV Series 1 episode pre-production The Librarians 2014-2017 TV Series 9 episodes NCIS: Los Angeles 2010-2016 TV Series 6 episodes Powers 2016 TV Series 1 episode Hit the Floor 2014-2016 TV Series 4 episodes Finding Carter 2015 TV Series 2 episodes Falling Skies 2013-2015 TV Series 3 episodes Switched at Birth 2014-2015 TV Series 2 episodes Hindsight 2015 TV Series 2 episodes Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2013 TV Series 1 episode King & Maxwell 2013 TV Series 1 episode Burn Notice 2010-2013 TV Series 5 episodes The Glades 2010-2013 TV Series 3 episodes Castle 2009-2013 TV Series 3 episodes Leverage 2009-2012 TV Series 13 episodes Make It or Break It 2012 TV Series 1 episode Truth Be Told 2011 TV Movie Bar Karma 2011 TV Series 1 episode The Good Guys 2010 TV Series 2 episodes Persons Unknown 2010 TV Series 3 episodes V 2010 TV Series 1 episode Dollhouse 2009 TV Series 1 episode The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice 2008 TV Movie Masters of Science Fiction 2007 TV Series 1 episode The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines 2006 TV Movie Thunderbirds 2004 The Twilight Zone 2002 TV Series 2 episodes Clockstoppers 2002 Roswell 1999-2001 TV Series 5 episodes Star Patrol 2000 TV Movie Star Trek: Insurrection 1998 Star Trek: Klingon 1996 Video Game Star Trek: First Contact 1996 Diagnosis Murder 1996 TV Series 1 episode Star Trek: Voyager 1995-1996 TV Series 3 episodes University Hospital 1995 TV Series 1 episode Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1994-1995 TV Series 3 episodes Star Trek: The Next Generation 1990-1994 TV Series 8 episodes Producer Producer
Title Year Status Character The Librarians 2016-2017 TV Series supervising producer - 10 episodes Roswell 1999-2002 TV Series executive producer - 15 episodes Dying to Live 1999 TV Movie executive producer Soundtrack Soundtrack
Title Year Status Character Star Trek: The Next Generation 1987-1989 TV Series performer - 2 episodes Thanks Thanks
Title Year Status Character Chaos on the Bridge 2014 TV Movie documentary thanks The Captains 2011 Documentary the producers wish to thank The Captain's Summit 2009 Video documentary special thanks Star Trek: Beyond the Final Frontier 2007 TV Movie documentary special thanks Monster in the Closet 1986 special thanks Self Self
Title Year Status Character Home & Family 2016 TV Series Himself 50 Years of Star Trek 2016 TV Movie Himself Face Off 2015 TV Series Himself Nerd Court 2015 TV Series short Himself Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Sky's the Limit - The Eclipse of Star Trek: The Next Generation 2014 Documentary Himself Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Unknown Possibilities of Existence: Making All Good Things... 2014 Documentary short Himself Chaos on the Bridge 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself Beyond the Five Year Mission: The Evolution of Star Trek - The Next Generation 2014 Documentary Himself Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Privilege of Rank: Making Chain of Command 2014 Video documentary short Himself Requiem - A Remembrance of Star Trek: The Next Generation 2013 Video documentary Himself Star Trek: From One Generation to the Next 2013 Video short Himself Life After 2013 TV Series Himself Relativity: The Family Saga of Star Trek - The Next Generation 2013 Documentary The Captains Close Up 2013 TV Series Himself Resistance Is Futile: Assimilating Star Trek -The Next Generation 2013 Documentary Himself Star Trek: The Next Generation - Regeneration: Engaging the Borg 2013 Documentary Himself Making It So: Continuing Star Trek - The Next Generation 2012 Video documentary Himself Reunification: 25 Years After Star Trek - The Next Generation 2012 Video documentary Himself Stardate Revisited: The Origin of Star Trek - The Next Generation 2012 Documentary Himself FedCon XXI 2012 Documentary Himself The Captains 2011 Documentary Himself Lee & Grant 2011 TV Movie documentary Narrator Megaquake 10.0 2011 TV Movie documentary Narrator Trek Nation 2010 Documentary Himself Guten Abend RTL 2010 TV Series Himself That's Impossible! 2009 TV Series documentary Narrator The Captain's Summit 2009 Video documentary Himself Family Guy 2009 TV Series Himself The Secret World of Superfans 2008 Documentary Himself FedCon XVI: Drone Heart 2007 Documentary Himself Star Trek: Beyond the Final Frontier 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself - Interviewee How William Shatner Changed the World 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction 1998-2002 TV Series Himself - Host America Loves... Star Trek 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself / Narrator Intimate Portrait 2001 TV Series documentary Himself - Husband World Magic Awards 2000 2000 TV Special Himself - Host UFOs: The Best Evidence Ever Caught on Tape 2 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself - Narrator Ghosts Caught on Tape: Fact or Fiction? 2000 TV Movie documentary Narrator Star Trek: Captain's Chair 1997 Video Game documentary William T. Riker / Himself Trekkies 1997 Documentary Himself UFOs: The Best Evidence Ever Caught on Tape 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself Roswell: Coverups & Close Encounters 1997 TV Movie Himself Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond 1996 TV Special documentary Himself Showbiz Today 1996 TV Series Himself Multimedia Celebrity Poker 1995 Video Game Himself Time Travel Through the Bible 1995 Video documentary Himself Alien Autopsy: (Fact or Fiction?) 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host Journey's End: The Saga of Star Trek - The Next Generation 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host Comic Relief VI 1994 TV Special documentary Commander William T. Riker The 20th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1993 TV Special Himself Star Trek 25th Anniversary Special 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself Hour Magazine 1988 TV Series Himself Reading Rainbow 1988 TV Series Himself The Morning Exchange 1988 TV Series Himself Archive Footage Archive Footage Won awards Won awards
Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie Award shared with 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Nominated awards Nominated awards
Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie Award shared with 1999 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) · Michael Piller (story/screenplay) · Rick Berman (story) 1997 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director Star Trek: First Contact (1996) 1997 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Supporting Actor - Science Fiction Star Trek: First Contact (1996) 1997 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation Star Trek: First Contact (1996) · Brannon Braga (story/screenplay) · Ronald D. Moore (story/screenplay) · Rick Berman (story)
# Quote 1 Fate protects fools, little children and ships named Enterprise. 2 My favorite actor of all time is Genie Francis.