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Jonathan Frakes is a Actor and Director American born on 19 august 1952 at Bellefonte (USA)

Jonathan Frakes

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Birth name Jonathan Scott Frakes
Nationality USA
Birth 19 august 1952 (71 years) at Bellefonte (USA)

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 novel called The Abductors: Conspiracy.

Frakes married actress Genie Francis, who portrayed Laura Spencer on General Hospital, in 1988.

Biography

Frakes was born in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, the son of Doris J. (née Yingling) and Dr. James R. Frakes. He is of mostly German, and some English descent. He grew up in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. A 1970 graduate of Bethlehem's Liberty High School, he ran track and played with the Liberty High School Grenadier Band. Frakes received a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Theater Arts at Penn State University in the early 1970s, where he was a member of the Thespians.

His father was a critic for the New York Times Book Review, a book editor, and professor of English literature at Lehigh University from 1958–2001, where he was the Edmund W. Fairchild Professor in American Studies. James R. Frakes died in early 2002. Frakes had a younger brother, Daniel, who died in 1997 from pancreatic cancer.

Frakes first met actress Genie Francis on the set of the television soap opera Bare Essence, and again while filming the miniseries North and South. They began dating 1985, became engaged in 1986, and married on May 28, 1988. They have two children.

Best films

Usually with

Noah Wyle
Noah Wyle
(2 films)
LeVar Burton
LeVar Burton
(5 films)
Brent Spiner
Brent Spiner
(5 films)
Rick Berman
Rick Berman
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Jonathan Frakes (15 films)

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Actor

The Captains, 1h53
Directed by William Shatner
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction, Documentary
Themes Films about films, Films about television, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Documentary films about films, Space opera
Actors Patrick Stewart, William Shatner, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew, Scott Bakula, Chris Pine
Rating67% 3.3919353.3919353.3919353.3919353.391935
The film consists of a series of interviews conducted by William Shatner, who portrayed Captain James T. Kirk in the original Star Trek with the various other actors who have portrayed Star Trek Captains: Sir Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew, Scott Bakula and Chris Pine. The Captains delves into each actor's life and career leading up to their film or television performances. The film devotes attention to Shatner's own acting roots, tracking his journey from his beginnings at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival and CBC Radio and CBC Television, to headlining Broadway shows, and eventually getting his break in Hollywood at the helm of Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek series.
The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice, 1h35
Directed by Jonathan Frakes
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Dracula films, Vampires in film
Actors Noah Wyle, Bob Newhart, Jane Curtin, Stana Katic, Bruce Davison, Jason Douglas
Roles Trombone Player in Marching Band (uncredited)
Rating63% 3.198253.198253.198253.198253.19825
Flynn Carsen (Noah Wyle) travels to an auction house in England in order to bid on a priceless Ming vase on behalf of the Library. During the bidding war that ensues, he accidentally both outbids his competitor by going over budget and has a fight with his girlfriend on the phone. Once he has signed for the vase, he promptly breaks it open, revealing the philosopher's stone, the most powerful transmutational artifact in existence, known for changing any object instantly into gold. As his opponent bidder and henchman ambush him for the stone, he deftly defends it by combining historical knowledge and swordplay throughout the auction house, concurrently parrying his opponents' blows while the two debate the pricing of the items within. Once Flynn has won the duel, he proceeds to his hotel lobby, hoping to repair his relationship with his girlfriend, only to find that she has abandoned him after a string of disappointments.
Alien Autopsy, 1h35
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Documentary, Comic science fiction
Themes Comedy science fiction films
Actors Anthony McPartlin, Declan Donnelly, Bill Pullman, Harry Dean Stanton, Götz Otto, Morwenna Banks
Roles Self
Rating58% 2.94812.94812.94812.94812.9481
In 1995, Ray Santilli, along with his friend Gary Shoefield, go to America to find Elvis memorabilia to sell on the market stall Ray runs in London. Harvey, a former US Army cameraman, sells them a silent black and white film of Elvis performing live, but later returns with an intriguing offer. Harvey takes Ray to Miami, Florida to see a film from 1947 showing the autopsy of an alien supposedly killed in a UFO crash in Roswell, New Mexico. Harvey wants $30,000 for the film. Gary and Ray return to England to look for an investor to give them the money.
The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines, 1h35
Directed by Jonathan Frakes
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes L'Or
Actors Noah Wyle, Gabrielle Anwar, Bob Newhart, Jane Curtin, Olympia Dukakis, Erick Avari
Roles Debra's Husband
Rating61% 3.0516353.0516353.0516353.0516353.051635
Flynn Carsen (Noah Wyle), a year after his first mission as the Librarian, has been on many more death-defying missions to protect the world from evildoers, including a trip to Utah to recover a mystical crystal skull. Upon his return to the Library, the audience is introduced to more mythic artifacts stored there: The Head of Medusa, the Trident of Poseidon, the Shroud of Turin, and the Pipes of Pan. He has moved out of his mother's house into his own apartment, but still feels held back by Judson, his supervisor, who tells him that "sometimes you have to give up what you want for the greater good" in order to go from being a "good librarian" to a "great librarian".
Star Trek: Nemesis, 1h56
Directed by Stuart Baird
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Dans l'espace, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden
Roles Commander William T. Riker
Rating63% 3.199183.199183.199183.199183.19918
During a session of the Romulan Imperial Senate, the military offers the plans to join forces with the Reman military and invade the Federation, but the Praetor refuses. One senator excuses herself for a meeting, leaving behind a device that releases a cascade of green radiation, killing the entire remaining Senate. Meanwhile, the crew of the USS Enterprise-E prepares to bid farewell to longtime first officer Commander William Riker and Counselor Deanna Troi, who are being married on Betazed. En route, they discover a positronic energy reading on a planet in the Kolaran system near the Romulan Neutral Zone. Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Lieutenant Commander Worf, and Lieutenant Commander Data land on Kolarus III and discover the remnants of an android resembling Data. When the android is reassembled it reveals its name is B-4, and the crew deduce it to be a less-advanced, earlier version of Data.
Clockstoppers, 1h34
Directed by Jonathan Frakes
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about music and musicians, Time travel films, Comedy science fiction films, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Jesse Bradford, Paula Garcés, French Stewart, Michael Biehn, Julia Sweeney, Garikayi Mutambirwa
Roles Bystander
Rating52% 2.6013952.6013952.6013952.6013952.601395
The NSA-funded QT (Quantum Tech) Corporation has slated a project to develop Hypertime, a technology which allows the user's molecules to speed up to the point where the world appears to be standing still. After realizing that such technology, contained within a wristwatch frame, could also be used against the USA, the NSA orders the project stopped. However, the research is farther along than the NSA expected and QT's leader Henry Gates plans on using the technology to usurp the leader of the NSA and dominate the world. He uses the prototype to stretch the weekend in order to give the brilliant lead scientist Earl Dopler time to fix the remaining glitch in the technology after his henchmen Richard and Jay prevent Earl's incognito departure at the airport. However, the disadvantage of Earl being in Hypertime for too long was him aging rapidly in real time, as his molecular age continued at the same rate despite time slowing down.
Star Trek: Insurrection, 1h43
Directed by Jonathan Frakes
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Dans l'espace, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden
Roles Commander William T. Riker
Rating64% 3.2001653.2001653.2001653.2001653.200165
Lieutenant Commander Data (Brent Spiner) is temporarily transferred to an undercover mission observing the peaceful Ba'ku people. While on their planet, he malfunctions and reveals the presence of the joint Federation–Son'a task force observing the Ba'ku. Admiral Matthew Dougherty (Anthony Zerbe) contacts the USS Enterprise-E to obtain Data's schematics but adamantly states the presence of the Enterprise is not needed. Captain Picard decides to ignore these orders and takes the Enterprise to capture Data. After stopping Data, Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) becomes suspicious of Dougherty's insistence that the Enterprise is no longer needed. His crew investigates the cause of Data's malfunction. They discover that the Ba'ku are technologically advanced, but have rejected its use to live simpler lives. Due to unique radiation or "metaphasic particles" emanating from their planet's rings, they are effectively immortal. Dougherty's allies, the Son'a, are a decrepit race who use medical techniques to prevent death; their excessive use of cosmetic surgery gives them a mummified appearance. The Enterprise crew also begin to experience the rejuvenation effects of the planet: Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge (LeVar Burton) finds his eyes have regenerated and he no longer requires ocular implants; Commander William Riker (Jonathan Frakes) and Counselor Deanna Troi (Marina Sirtis) rekindle their long-abandoned relationship; and Picard develops a romantic relationship with the Ba'ku woman Anij (Donna Murphy).
Gargoyles: The Heroes Awaken, 1h20
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Thom Adcox-Hernandez, Edward Asnere, Jeff Bennett, Clancy Brown, J. D. Daniels, Keith David
Roles David Xanatos (voice)
Rating74% 3.7110653.7110653.7110653.7110653.711065
In 994, Castle Wyvern of Scotland is attacked by Vikings, led by the ruthless Hakon. The resident warriors struggle to repel the attack until the sun set, and at night, the seemingly lifeless stone gargoyle statues awaken, revealing themselves to be real living gargoyles. Goliath and his powerful gargoyle clan subsequently defend the castle and successfully forced the Vikings to retreat. The human captain of the guard sees them as heroes, but their heroism appears to do nothing to earn appreciation from Princess Katherine, the court wizard Magus, or the other human residents, most of whom still see their gargoyle protectors as monsters and treat them with prejudice. Goliath's lover and the Captain argued that the gargoyles deserve more praise and dignity, especially since their castle was built on top of the land that originally belonged to the gargoyles, but Goliath adamantly insists that they must endure being misunderstood and protect the castle and all of its residents. The Captain urged Goliath to take his clan away from the castle the following night, but Goliath remains determined to protect the castle.
Star Trek: First Contact, 1h51
Directed by Jonathan Frakes
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Time travel films, Dans l'espace, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden
Roles Commander William T. Riker
Rating75% 3.7983.7983.7983.7983.798
Captain Jean-Luc Picard wakes from a nightmare in which he relived his assimilation by the cybernetic Borg six years earlier (shown in the television episode "The Best of Both Worlds"). Starfleet informs him of a new Borg attack against Earth, but orders the USS Enterprise-E to patrol the Romulan Neutral Zone so as not to introduce an "unstable element" to the fight. Learning that the fleet is losing the battle, the Enterprise crew disobeys orders and heads for Earth, where a single, damaged Borg Cube opposes a group of Starfleet vessels. The Enterprise arrives in time to save the crew of the USS Defiant which is being commanded by Lieutenant Commander Worf. After Picard hears Borg communications in his mind, he orders the fleet to concentrate its firepower on a seemingly non-vital section of the Borg ship. The Cube is destroyed after launching a smaller sphere ship towards the planet.
Star Trek: Generations, 1h57
Directed by David Carson, David Carson
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Time travel films, Dans l'espace, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Jonathan Frakes, William Shatner, Gates McFadden, Patrick Stewart
Roles Commander William T. Riker
Rating65% 3.2992353.2992353.2992353.2992353.299235
In the year 2293, retired Captain James T. Kirk, Montgomery Scott, and Pavel Chekov attend the maiden voyage of the Federation starship USS Enterprise-B, under the command of the unseasoned Capt. John Harriman. During the voyage, Enterprise is pressed into a rescue mission to save two El-Aurian ships from a strange energy ribbon. Enterprise is able to save some of the refugees before their ships are destroyed, but the starship becomes trapped in the ribbon. Kirk goes to deflector control to alter the deflector dish, allowing Enterprise to escape, but the trailing end of the ribbon rakes across Enterprise‍ '​s hull, exposing the section Kirk is in to space; he is presumed dead.
Camp Nowhere, 1h36
Directed by Jonathan Prince
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Transport films, Road movies, Children's films
Actors Christopher Lloyd, Jonathan Jackson, Wendy Makkena, Thomas F. Wilson, Andrew Keegan, Marnette Patterson
Roles Bob Spiegel (uncredited)
Rating59% 2.999442.999442.999442.999442.99944
Morris "Mud" Himmel has a problem – his parents want to send him away to a summer computer camp. He hates going to summer camp, and would do anything to get out of it. Talking to his friends, he realizes that they are all facing the same sentence: a boring summer camp. Together with them, he hatches a plan to create their own summer camp with no parents, no counselors, and no rules. They blackmail former drama teacher Dennis Van Welker into helping. He had bought an AMC Gremlin and failed to make most of the payments and is being pursued by soon-to-retire collector T.R. Polk, and agrees to help them in return for $1,000.
North and South (TV miniseries), 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical, Western
Themes Political films
Actors Jean Simmons, James Read, Patrick Swayze, Lesley-Anne Down, Kirstie Alley, Georg Stanford Brown
Rating79% 3.997043.997043.997043.997043.99704
Episode 1 (summer 1842 - summer 1844) - Young Southerner Orry Main, the son of a wealthy South Carolina plantation owner, goes to West Point. During the journey, he meets and falls in love with beautiful New Orleans French-Creole Madeline Fabray. In New York City, Orry meets Northerner George Hazard, the second son of a wealthy Pennsylvania steel-factory owner, who is also on his way to West Point. They soon become close friends. At the Academy, they meet the amoral egomaniac Elkanah Bent, a fellow cadet from Georgia. They also meet classmates George Pickett, George McClellan, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson and a senior student named Ulysses Grant. Bent is a handsome, smooth-talking man who hides his evil, twisted nature beneath his charm and good looks. He takes an instant dislike to Orry and George and uses his status as their drillmaster to constantly harass them. Orry keeps writing letters to Madeline, although it seems that she has not been responding. After a two-year absence, the men return home for a summer leave. George's abolitionist sister, Virgilia, immediately takes a dislike to Orry as he keeps slaves. While at home, Orry is devastated to learn that Madeline is getting married to his cruel neighbor, plantation owner Justin LaMotte. Orry has an argument with his father over the hiring of the brutal and sadistic Salem Jones as the plantation overseer. Orry stops Jones from using a bullwhip to "punish" a slave. After Orry sees Madeline get married, they find out that Madeline's father has been hiding Orry's letters so that she would marry Justin.

Director

The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice, 1h35
Directed by Jonathan Frakes
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Dracula films, Vampires in film
Actors Noah Wyle, Bob Newhart, Jane Curtin, Stana Katic, Bruce Davison, Jason Douglas
Rating63% 3.198253.198253.198253.198253.19825
Flynn Carsen (Noah Wyle) travels to an auction house in England in order to bid on a priceless Ming vase on behalf of the Library. During the bidding war that ensues, he accidentally both outbids his competitor by going over budget and has a fight with his girlfriend on the phone. Once he has signed for the vase, he promptly breaks it open, revealing the philosopher's stone, the most powerful transmutational artifact in existence, known for changing any object instantly into gold. As his opponent bidder and henchman ambush him for the stone, he deftly defends it by combining historical knowledge and swordplay throughout the auction house, concurrently parrying his opponents' blows while the two debate the pricing of the items within. Once Flynn has won the duel, he proceeds to his hotel lobby, hoping to repair his relationship with his girlfriend, only to find that she has abandoned him after a string of disappointments.