Jonathan Frakes

Mostly Credited As: Jonathan Frakes
Birth Name: Jonathan Scott Frakes
Date Of Birth: August 19, 1952 (Age 63)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
Height: 6' 4" (1.93 m)

Jonathan Frakes

Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Jonathan was an undergraduate at Penn State and continued his education at Harvard, spending several seasons with the Loeb Drama Center. He then spent five years in New York, appearing on and off Broadway in several regional theater productions.

Prior to his role as Riker, Jonathan had recurring roles in such shows as Falcon Crest, Paper Dolls and Bare Essence, and for years was a contract player on the daytime drama The Doctors. His other television work includes the television movie "The Nutcracker" and the critically praised roles in the miniseries "Dream West" and "North & South" (Parts I and II).

During the third season of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Jonathan made his directorial debut with an episode of the series entitled "The Offspring." He so impressed the executive producers with his efforts that he directed a number of episodes in the remaining four seasons as well as episodes of Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Jonathan then had the double duty of acting and directing in his feature film directoral debut in Star Trek: First Contact. Jonathan repeated this effort to much success in Star Trek: Insurrection.

Frakes is currently an executive producer/director on the TV series Roswell.

Jonathan is married to actress Genie Francis and resides in Los Angeles.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Star Trek: Beyond the Final Frontier (2007)As: Himself
How William Shatner Changed the World (2005)As: Himself
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (1997)As: Host (1998-2002)
The Paranormal Borderline (1996)As: Himself (Host)
Gargoyles (1994)As: David Xanatos -- [Voice]
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)As: Commander William T. Riker
Dream West (1986)As: Lt. Gillespie
North and South (US) (1985)As: Stanley Hazard
Bare Essence (1983)As: Marcus Marshall
The Doctors (1963) (1963)As: Tom Carroll #2 (1977-1978)
Episode Cast Credits 

The Glades (2010) 
  Shot Girls 04x02: (Jun/03/2013) As Mr. Francis 

Adventure Time (2010) 
  Puhoy 05x16: (Apr/08/2013) Voiced  Adult Finn 

Castle (2009) (2009) 
  The Final Frontier 05x06: (Nov/05/2012) As Himself, [Uncredited]

Marvel Super Hero Squad (2009) 
  The Devil Dinosaur You Say!: Six Against Infinity: Part 4 02x18: (Oct/04/2011) Voiced  High Evolutionary 

Glenn Martin DDS (2009) 
  Camp (2) 02x14: (Dec/23/2010) Voiced  Unknown 

NCIS: Los Angeles (2009) 
  Disorder 02x11: (Dec/14/2010) As Navy Commander Dr. Stanfill 

Criminal Minds (2005) 
  The Uncanny Valley 05x12: (Jan/13/2010) As Dr. Malcolm 

Family Guy (1999) 
  Not All Dogs Go to Heaven 07x11: (Mar/29/2009) Voiced  Himself 
  Peter's Got Woods 04x11: (Sep/11/2005) Voiced  Commander Riker 

Leverage (2008) 
  The Snow Job 01x09: (Jan/27/2009) As Neck Injury Patient, [Uncredited]

Star Trek: Enterprise (2001) 
  These are the Voyages... 04x22: (May/13/2005) As Commander William T. Riker, [Special Guest Stars]

Futurama (1999) 
  Where No Fan Has Gone Before 04x12: (Apr/21/2002) Voiced  Himself 

Roswell (1999) 
  Secrets and Lies (1) 03x04: (Oct/30/2001) As Himself, [Uncredited]
  The Convention 01x13: (Feb/02/2000) As Himself, [Special Guest Stars]
  Pilot 01x01: (Oct/06/1999) As Countdown Cafe man, [Uncredited]

3rd Rock from the Sun (1996) 
  Gwen, Larry, Dick and Mary 05x10: (Jan/25/2000) As Larry 

Star Trek: Voyager (1995) 
  Death Wish 02x18: (Feb/19/1996) As Commander William T. Riker, [Special Guest Stars]

Cybill (1995) 
  Starting on the Wrong Foot 01x05: (Feb/06/1995) As Himself 

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) 
  Defiant 03x09: (Nov/27/1994) As Lt. Thomas 'Tom' Riker, [Special Guest Stars]

Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) 
  Journey’s End – The Saga of Star Trek (May/23/1994) As Himself 
  Second Chances 06x24: (May/24/1993) As Lt. Thomas 'Tom' Riker, [Uncredited]

Matlock (1986) 
  The Angel 01x11: (Nov/25/1986) As D.A. Park 

The Twilight Zone (1985) (1985) 
  But Can She Type? 01x31: (Dec/20/1985) As Man 

Falcon Crest (1981) 
  The Avenging Angel 04x30: (May/24/1985) As Damon Ross 
  Confessions 04x29: (May/17/1985) As Damon Ross 
  Cold Comfort 04x28: (May/10/1985) As Damon Ross 
  And the Fall 04x27: (May/03/1985) As Damon Ross 

Hotel (1983) 
  Bystanders 02x17: (Mar/13/1985) As Ted Travers 

Highway to Heaven (1984) 
  A Divine Madness 01x08: (Nov/07/1984) As Arthur Crock Jr. 

Five Mile Creek (1983) 
  Gold Fever 01x07: (Feb/01/1984) As Adam Scott 

Voyagers! (1982) 
  An Arrow Pointing East 01x10: (Dec/12/1982) As Charles Lindbergh 

Quincy, M.E. (1976) 
  A Ghost of a Chance 08x02: (Oct/06/1982) As Young Resident 
  The Face of Fear 07x19: (Mar/24/1982) As Leon Bohanen 

Hill Street Blues (1981) 
  Of Mouse and Man 02x12: (Feb/11/1982) As Eddie Sims 

Hart to Hart (1979) 
  Harts and Palms 03x14: (Feb/09/1982) As Adam Blake 

Here's Boomer (1980) 
  Private Eye 01x08: (May/16/1980) As Philip 

Eight is Enough (1977) 
  Separate Ways 04x11: (Nov/21/1979) As Chapper 

The Waltons (1972) 
  The Lost Sheep 08x08: (Nov/01/1979) As Ashley Longworth Junior 
  The Legacy 07x20: (Feb/22/1979) As Ashley Longworth Junior 

The White Shadow (1978) 
  Just One of the Boys 01x08: (Jan/27/1979) As Basketball Player, [Uncredited]

Barnaby Jones (1973) 
  Stages of Fear 07x08: (Nov/23/1978) As David Douglas 

Charlie's Angels (1976) (1976) 
  Angel on My Mind 03x11: (Nov/22/1978) As Brad 

Fantasy Island (1977) (1978) 
  War Games/Queen of the Boston Bruisers 02x06: (Oct/28/1978) As Kirk Wendover 
Crew Credits

Show Crew

Roswell (1999)• Executive Producer

Episode Crew

Finding Carter (2014) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
The Death of the Heart 02x21 Dec/01/2015 As: Director
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter 02x20 Nov/24/2015 As: Director
Switched at Birth (2011) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
Art Like Love is Dedication 04x08 Feb/24/2015 As: Director
The Scream 03x06 Feb/17/2014 As: Director
The Librarians (2014) (Credited in 3 episodes from this show) 
and the Loom of Fate 01x10 Jan/18/2015 As: Director
and the Fables of Doom 01x06 Jan/04/2015 As: Director
and Santa's Midnight Run 01x04 Dec/21/2014 As: Director
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
The Well 01x08 Nov/19/2013 As: Director
NCIS: Los Angeles (2009) (Credited in 5 episodes from this show) 
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Impact 05x02 Oct/01/2013 As: Director
Free Ride 04x10 Dec/18/2012 As: Director
Blye, K. (1) 03x16 Feb/21/2012 As: Director
Disorder 02x11 Dec/14/2010 As: Director
LD50 01x14 Feb/02/2010 As: Director
King & Maxwell (2013) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
Job Security 01x08 Jul/29/2013 As: Director
Falling Skies (2011) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
Journey to Xibalba 03x09 Jul/28/2013 As: Director
Burn Notice (2007) (Credited in 4 episodes from this show) 
All or Nothing 07x06 Jul/18/2013 As: Director
Official Business 06x09 Aug/16/2012 As: Director
Enemy of My Enemy 05x06 Jul/28/2011 As: Director
Hot Property 04x14 Nov/18/2010 As: Director
The Glades (2010) (Credited in 3 episodes from this show) 
Shot Girls 04x02 Jun/03/2013 As: Director
Moonlighting 02x04 Jun/26/2011 As: Director
Marriage is Murder 01x08 Aug/29/2010 As: Director
Castle (2009) (2009) (Credited in 3 episodes from this show) 
The Fast and the Furriest 05x20 Apr/15/2013 As: Director
The Final Frontier 05x06 Nov/05/2012 As: Director
Kill the Messenger 02x08 Nov/09/2009 As: Director
Leverage (2008) (Credited in 13 episodes from this show) 
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The Toy Job 05x14 Dec/18/2012 As: Director
The Gimme a K Street Job 05x05 Aug/19/2012 As: Director
The First Contact Job 05x03 Aug/05/2012 As: Director
The Lonely Hearts Job 04x15 Dec/25/2011 As: Director
The Office Job 04x12 Dec/04/2011 As: Director
Make It or Break It (2009) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
Time is of the Essence 03x03 Apr/09/2012 As: Director
The Good Guys (2010) (2010) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
Silence of the Dan 01x16 Nov/05/2010 As: Director
Don’t Tase Me, Bro 01x09 Aug/02/2010 As: Director
Persons Unknown (2010) (Credited in 3 episodes from this show) 
And Then There Was One 01x12 Aug/28/2010 As: Director
Identity 01x10 Aug/21/2010 As: Director
Incoming 01x05 Jul/05/2010 As: Director
V (2009) (2009) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
John May 01x07 Apr/13/2010 As: Director
Dollhouse (2009) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
Belonging 02x04 Oct/23/2009 As: Director
Masters of Science Fiction (2007) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
The Discarded 01x04 Aug/25/2007 As: Director
The Twilight Zone (2002) (2002) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
The Lineman 01x11 Oct/23/2002 As: Director
Roswell (1999) (Credited in 4 episodes from this show) 
Secrets and Lies (1) 03x04 Oct/30/2001 As: Director
The White Room (1) 01x21 May/08/2000 As: Director
Four Square 01x19 Apr/24/2000 As: Director
River Dog (2) 01x07 Nov/17/1999 As: Director
Diagnosis Murder (1993) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
Left-Handed Murder 03x18 May/03/1996 As: Director
Star Trek: Voyager (1995) (Credited in 3 episodes from this show) 
Prototype 02x13 Jan/15/1996 As: Director
Parturition 02x07 Oct/09/1995 As: Director
Projections 02x03 Sep/11/1995 As: Director
University Hospital (1995) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
Life and Death 01x03 Jan/30/1995 As: Director
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) (Credited in 3 episodes from this show) 
Past Tense, Part II 03x12 Jan/15/1995 As: Director
Meridian 03x08 Nov/20/1994 As: Director
The Search, Part II (3) 03x02 Oct/03/1994 As: Director
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) (Credited in 8 episodes from this show) 
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Sub Rosa 07x14 Jan/31/1994 As: Director
Attached 07x08 Nov/08/1993 As: Director
The Chase 06x20 Apr/26/1993 As: Director
The Quality of Life 06x09 Nov/16/1992 As: Director
Cause and Effect 05x18 Mar/23/1992 As: Director
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Along with Marina Sirtis, Armin Shimerman, John de Lancie, Michael Ansara and Richard Poe, he is one of only six actors to play the same character in three different "Star Trek" series.

He shares his birthday with "Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry and his "Star Trek: The Next Generation" co-star Diana Muldaur.

He has been married to Genie Francis since May 28, 1988. They have two children, Jameson and Elizabeth.

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