Jonathan Frakes

Jonathan Frakes

Highest Rated: 92% Star Trek: First Contact (1996)

Lowest Rated: 19% Thunderbirds (2004)

Birthday: Aug 19, 1952

Birthplace: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA

This tall leading man with a Cheshire cat grin and an engagingly relaxed quality is best known as Commander Riker, Captain Picard's 'Number One' man, on the syndicated sci-fi smash, "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987-94). A Pennsylvania native, Frakes began his career on stage at the Loeb Drama Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He landed in NYC where he continued to hone his craft in such theatrical productions as the musical "Shenandoah." Frakes began landing roles on TV in the late 1970s and has since found plenty of work in miniseries. His stalwart, manly charm has adorned the Southern-fried soaps "Beulah Land" (NBC, 1980), "North and South" (ABC, 1985), the simultaneously shot "North and South, Book II" (ABC, 1986) and the eternal return, "John Jakes' Heaven and Hell: North and South, Part III" (ABC, 1994). Frakes also starred opposite his future wife Genie Francis in the TV-movie "Bare Essence" (NBC, 1982), which showed how much the perfume industry really stunk. The actor has also racked up credits in several other longforms.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
38% 24% Devil's Gate Sheriff Gruenwell (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 66% Trek Nation Unknown (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 56% The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice Director - 2008
No Score Yet 49% The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines Director - 2006
19% 36% Thunderbirds Director $6.8M 2004
38% 49% Star Trek: Nemesis Commander William T. Riker (Character) $500K 2002
29% 30% Clockstoppers Director $37M 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dying to Live Will (Character),
Executive Producer
- 1999
54% 44% Star Trek: Insurrection Commander William T. Riker (Character),
Director
$70.2M 1998
No Score Yet 43% Brothers of the Frontier Ben Frye (Character) - 1996
92% 89% Star Trek: First Contact Commander William Thomas Riker (Character),
Director
$92M 1996
48% 57% Star Trek Generations Riker (Character) $74.6M 1994
No Score Yet 87% Gargoyles, the Movie: The Heroes Awaken Unknown (Voice) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cover Girl and the Cop Joshua Boyleston (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bare Essence Marcus Marshall (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beach Patrol Marty Green (Character) - 1979

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2020
84% 43% Star Trek: Discovery Director 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Quest Director 2014-2017
No Score Yet 76% NCIS: Los Angeles Unknown (Guest Star),
Director
2016 2012-2013 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miles From Tomorrowland Vincent Callisto (Guest Voice) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Future-Worm! Steak Starbolt (Guest Voice) 2016
96% 73% Angie Tribeca Commandant Don Van Zandt (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 80% Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy J'Son (Guest Star) 2016
79% 69% Falling Skies Director 2013-2015
95% 90% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Director 2013
100% 93% Adventure Time Old Finn (Guest Voice) 2013
82% 86% Castle Director 2012-2013 2009
92% 85% Leverage Director 2009-2012
36% No Score Yet Glenn Martin, DDS Unknown (Guest Voice) 2011
50% 62% V Director 2010
No Score Yet 86% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet That's Impossible Narrator 2009
No Score Yet 62% Family Guy Commander William T. Riker (Guest Voice) 2009 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stephen Hawking's Sci Fi Masters Director 2007
57% 78% Star Trek: Enterprise Cmdr. William Riker (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Twilight Zone Director 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction? Host 2002 2000 1998
No Score Yet 87% Roswell Unknown (Guest Star),
Director,
Executive Producer
1999-2002
95% 95% Futurama Himself (Guest Voice) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lot Unknown (Character) 2001 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet UFOs: The Best Evidence Ever Caught on Tape Host 2000 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet 3rd Rock From the Sun Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles David Xanatos (Voice) 1996-1997
77% 75% Star Trek: Voyager Cmdr. William Riker (Guest Star),
Director
1995-1996
86% 85% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
90% 87% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Thomas Riker (Guest Star),
Director
1994-1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gargoyles David Xanatos (Character) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wings Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
89% 90% Star Trek: The Next Generation Cmdr. William Riker (Character),
Director
1987-1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet It's a Living Steve (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet North and South, Book II Unknown (Character) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paper Dolls Sandy Parris (Character) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Highway to Heaven Arthur Krock Jr. (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fall Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hill Street Blues Eddie Sims (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dukes of Hazzard Jamie Lee Hogg (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eight Is Enough Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1978

QUOTES FROM Jonathan Frakes CHARACTERS

Cmdr. William Riker says: We've finished our first sensor sweep of the Neutral Zone...

Capt. Jean-Luc Picard says: Oh, fascinating... 20 particles of space dust per cubic meter and a class 3 comet... Wow, this is certainly worthy of our attention...

Cmdr. William Riker says: Captain, why are we out here chasing comets?

Capt. Jean-Luc Picard says: Because Starfleet has every confidence in the Enterprise and its crew, they're just not sure about her captain...

Cmdr. William Riker says: Riker: We are through running away from these bustards

Cmdr. William Riker says: We are through running away from these bustards.

Cmdr. William Riker says: Klingons never do anything small, do you?

Cmdr. William Riker says: Riker: You think it's possible for two people to go back in time, undo a mistake they've made?

Cmdr. William Riker says: You think it's possible for two people to go back in time, undo a mistake they've made?

Lt. Cmdr. Deanna Troi says: Troi:On this ship? Anything's possible...

Lt. Cmdr. Deanna Troi says: On this ship? Anything's possible...