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Jonathan Scott Frakes (born August 19, 1952) is an American actor, author and director. Frakes is best known for his portrayal of Commander William T. Riker in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and subsequent films. Frakes also hosted the television series Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction, challenging viewers to discern his stories of fact-based phenomena and fabricated tales. In June 2011, Frakes narrated the History Channel documentary Lee and Grant. He was also the voice actor of David Xanatos in the Disney television series Gargoyles.

Frakes directed and also starred in Star Trek: First Contact as well as Star Trek: Insurrection. He is also the author of a book called The Abductors: Conspiracy.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Jonathan Scott Frakes (born August 19, 1952) is an American actor, author and director. Frakes is best known for his portrayal of Commander William T. Riker in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and subsequent films. Frakes also hosted the television series Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction, challenging viewers to discern his stories of fact-based phenomena and fabricated tales. In June 2011, Frakes narrated the History Channel documentary Lee and Grant. He was also the voice actor of David Xanatos in the Disney television series Gargoyles.

Frakes directed and also starred in Star Trek: First Contact as well as Star Trek: Insurrection. He is also the author of a book called The Abductors: Conspiracy.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 81

Birthday 1952-08-19

Place of Birth Bellefonte - Pennsylvania - USA

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Also Known As

  • Jonathan Scott Frakes

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Devil's Gate as Sheriff Gruenwell
2016 50 Years of Star Trek as himself
2015 Chaos on the Bridge as Himself
2012 Megaquake 10.0 as Narátor
2009 That's Impossible(6 episodes)
2009 Star Trek: The Captain's Summit as Himself
2009 Castle(1 episode) as Richard Castle Fan
2007 Star Trek: Beyond the Final Frontier(0 episodes) as Interviewee
2006 The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines as Debra's Husband
2006 Alien Autopsy as Himself
2005 How William Shatner Changed The World as Himself
2005 Criminal Minds(1 episode)
2002 Star Trek: Nemesis as Commander William T. Riker
2001 Star Trek: Enterprise(1 episode)
1999 Futurama(2 episodes)
1999 Family Guy(2 episodes)
1999 Dying to Live as Will
1998 Star Trek: Insurrection as Commander William T. Riker
1998 Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction(45 episodes) as Host
1996 Star Trek: First Contact as Commander William T. Riker
1996 Brothers of the Frontier as Ben Frye
1995 Star Trek: Voyager(1 episode)
1995 Cybill(1 episode)
1995 Alien Autopsy: (Fact or Fiction?) as Himself - Host
1994 Star Trek: Generations as Commander William T. Riker
1994 Gargoyles(81 episodes) as David Xanatos (voice)
1994 Camp Nowhere as Bob Spiegel
1994 Star Trek The Next Generation - All Good Things as Commander William T. Riker
1993 Your Guide to Star Trek Generations as Himself
1992 Star Trek The Next Generation - Chain of Command as Commander William T. Riker
1992 Star Trek The Next Generation: Time's Arrow
1991 Star Trek The Next Generation Redemption as Commander William Riker
1990 Star Trek The Next Generation - The Best of Both Worlds as Commander William Riker
1990 Wings(1 episode)
1989 The Cover Girl and the Cop as Joshua Boyleston
1987 Star Trek: The Next Generation(203 episodes) as William T. Riker
1987 Star Trek The Next Generation: Encounter at Farpoint
1987 Nutcracker: Money, Madness & Murder as Rosen
1987 North and South(16 episodes) as Stanley Hazard
1986 Dream West(3 episodes) as Lt. Archibald Gillespie
1986 Matlock(1 episode)
1985 The Twilight Zone(1 episode)
1984 Paper Dolls(14 episodes)
1984 Highway to Heaven(1 episode)
1983 Hotel(1 episode)
1983 Bare Essence(11 episodes) as Marcus Marshall
1982 Bare Essence as Marcus Marshall
1982 Voyagers!(1 episode)
1981 Falcon Crest(11 episodes)
1981 Hill Street Blues(1 episode)
1980 Beulah Land as Adam Davis
1980 Here's Boomer(1 episode)
1979 Hart to Hart(1 episode)
1977 Eight Is Enough(1 episode)
1976 Quincy, M.E.(2 episodes)
1976 Charlie's Angels(1 episode)
1972 The Waltons(2 episodes)

Directing

2017 The Orville(11 episodes)Director
2014 The Librarians(2 episodes)Director
2014 Finding Carter(2 episodes)Director
2013 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.(1 episode)Director
2011 Falling Skies(2 episodes)Director
2011 Switched at Birth(2 episodes)Director
2011 Truth be ToldDirector
2011 Bar Karma(1 episode)Director
2010 The Glades(3 episodes)Director
2010 Persons Unknown(3 episodes)Director
2010 The Good Guys(2 episodes)Director
2009 V(2 episodes)Director
2009 NCIS: Los Angeles(3 episodes)Director
2009 Castle(3 episodes)Director
2009 Dollhouse(1 episode)Director
2008 Leverage(14 episodes)Director
2008 The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas ChaliceDirector
2007 Masters of Science Fiction(1 episode)Director
2007 Burn Notice(4 episodes)Director
2006 The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's MinesDirector
2004 ThunderbirdsDirector
2002 The Twilight Zone(2 episodes)Director
2002 ClockstoppersDirector
1999 Roswell(5 episodes)Director
1998 Star Trek: InsurrectionDirector
1996 Star Trek: First ContactDirector
1995 University Hospital(1 episode)Director
1995 Star Trek: Voyager(3 episodes)Director
1993 Diagnosis: Murder(1 episode)Director
1987 Star Trek: The Next Generation(9 episodes)Director

Production

1999 Roswell(72 episodes)Producer

Creator

2007 Masters of Science FictionCreator

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