Jonathan Frakes

Lowest Rated: 19% Thunderbirds (2004)
Birthday: Aug 19, 1952
Birthplace: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
Handsome, dark-haired, blue-eyed actor/director Jonathan Frakes is best known among Star Trek lovers for playing Commander William Riker in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994) and in the Star Trek feature films. Before joining the other legends of Gene Roddenberry's operatic future world, Frakes had worked on television and was a regular in two sudsy, short-lived series, Bare Essence (1983) and Paper Dolls (1984). The Pennsylvania native made his television debut in the 1979 movie Beach Patrol. Frakes has also appeared in numerous miniseries including Beulah Land (1980) and both installments of North and South (1985 and 1986). Frakes cut his directorial teeth with episodes of Star Trek the Next Generation and went on to helm other episodes in the Star Trek franchise, including Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager. He has also directed episodes of Diagnosis Murder and University Hospital, as well as the CD-ROM Star Trek-Klingon (1996). Frakes made his feature-film debut as an actor in Star Trek: Generations (1994). He made his big-screen directorial bow in Star Trek: First Contact (1996). His fame from Star Trek has led Frakes to host various sci-fi/paranormal-oriented documentaries including the UPN network's series Paranormal Borderline and the Fox network's popular special Alien Autopsy: Fact or Fiction.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
29% Devil's Gate Sheriff Gruenwell 2018
No Score Yet 50 Years of Star Trek Actor 2016
No Score Yet William Shatner Presents: Chaos on the Bridge Actor 2014
No Score Yet Lee & Grant Narrator 2011
No Score Yet Bethlehem: The Christmas City Actor 2011
No Score Yet The Captain's Summit Actor 2009
No Score Yet The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice Director 2008
No Score Yet Masters of Science Fiction Director 2007
No Score Yet The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines Director 2006
19% Thunderbirds Director $6.8M 2004
37% Star Trek - Nemesis Cmdr. William T. Riker $43.1M 2002
29% Clockstoppers Director $37M 2002
86% Trekkies Actor 1999
54% Star Trek: Insurrection Commander William Riker 1998
93% Star Trek: First Contact Cdr. William Riker Director 1996
No Score Yet Brothers of the Frontier Ben Frye 1996
No Score Yet Gargoyles: The Movie David Xanatos 1995
No Score Yet Alien Autopsy: Fact or Fiction? Narrator 1995
47% Star Trek Generations Riker 1994
No Score Yet Star Trek: The Next Generation Host 1994
No Score Yet The Cover Girl and the Cop Joshua Boyleston 1989
No Score Yet Voyagers Actor 1982
No Score Yet Beulah Land Adam Davis 1980
No Score Yet The Night the City Screamed Actor 1980

TV

CREDIT
89% The Librarians
2014-2018
Director Producer
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
62% The Arrangement
2017-2018
Director
  • 2018
No Score Yet Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy
2015
Voice
  • 2016
No Score Yet Hit the Floor
2013
Director
  • 2016
  • 2014
No Score Yet NCIS: Los Angeles
2009
Director Cdr. Stanfil Producer
  • 2016
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2010
88% Finding Carter
2014-2015
Director
  • 2015
100% Hindsight
2015
Director
  • 2015
100% Switched at Birth
2011-2017
Director
  • 2015
  • 2014
79% Falling Skies
2011-2015
Director
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
95% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
2013
Director
  • 2014
  • 2013
42% King & Maxwell
2013
Director
  • 2013
88% Burn Notice
2007-2013
Director
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
80% Castle
2009-2016
Director
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2009
92% Leverage
2008-2012
Director
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
59% The Glades
2010-2013
Director
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
Dr. Malcolm
  • 2010
30% Persons Unknown
2010
Director
  • 2010
68% The Good Guys
2010
Director
  • 2010
46% V
2009-2011
Director
  • 2010
48% Dollhouse
2009-2010
Director
  • 2009
71% Family Guy
1999
Voice
  • 2009
  • 2005
50% Star Trek: Enterprise
2001-2005
Cdr. Will Riker
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
2002-2003
Director
  • 2002
No Score Yet Roswell
1999-2002
Executive Producer Director Himself
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
No Score Yet 3rd Rock from the Sun
1996-2001
Larry
  • 2000
No Score Yet Gargoyles
1994-1997
Voice
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder
1993-2001
Director
  • 1996
77% Star Trek: Voyager
1995-2001
Director Riker
  • 1996
  • 1995
86% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
1993-1997
Tim Lake
  • 1995
90% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993-1999
Director Riker
  • 1995
  • 1994
No Score Yet Wings
1990-1997
Gavin
  • 1994
89% Star Trek: The Next Generation
1987-1994
Director Cdr. William Riker Cdr. William T. Riker
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
No Score Yet Highway to Heaven
1984-1989
Art Krock Jr. Guest
  • 1984
No Score Yet Quincy, M.E.
1976-1983
Dr. Turner
  • 1982
No Score Yet Dukes of Hazzard
1979-1985
Jamie Lee
  • 1981
No Score Yet The Waltons
1972-1981
Ashley Longworth Jr.
  • 1979
  • 1973
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
1976-1981
Brad
  • 1978
No Score Yet V (2009)
Director

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