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Jonathan Frakes



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
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
2004
37% Star Trek - Nemesis
  • Cmdr. William T. Riker
2002
29% Clockstoppers
  • Director
2002
86% Trekkies
  • Actor
1999
55% Star Trek: Insurrection
  • Commander William Riker
  • Director
1998
93% Star Trek: First Contact
  • Director
  • Cdr. William Riker
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
49% 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Star Trek: The Next Generation
1987-1994
  • Cdr. William Riker Cdr. William T. Riker
  • Director
No Score Yet Hit the Floor
2013
  • Director
No Score Yet The Glades
2010-2013
  • Director
No Score Yet Switched at Birth
2011-2015
  • Director
100% Hindsight
2015
  • Director
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
  • Voice
49% V
2009-2011
  • Director
No Score Yet NCIS: Los Angeles
2009
  • Cdr. Stanfil
  • Director
42% King & Maxwell
2013
  • Director
The Twilight Zone
2002-2003
  • Director
No Score Yet V (2009)
  • Director
No Score Yet Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993-1999
  • Riker
  • Director
No Score Yet Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy
2015
  • Voice
67% The Good Guys
2010
  • Director
85% Falling Skies
2011-2015
  • Director
86% The Librarians
2014
  • Director
No Score Yet Leverage
2008-2012
  • Director
22% Persons Unknown
2010
  • Director
No Score Yet Star Trek: Voyager
1995-2001
  • Riker
  • Director
No Score Yet Star Trek: Enterprise
2001-2005
  • Cdr. Will Riker
72% Castle
2009-2016
  • Director
88% Finding Carter
2014-2015
  • Director
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
  • Dr. Malcolm
95% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
2013
  • Director
86% Burn Notice
2007-2013
  • Director
53% Dollhouse
2009-2010
  • Director

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