Jonathan Frakes – Bio, Wife, Children, Age, Height, Net worth

Jonathan Frakes is an American television film actor, director and producer. One of his most famous works is the portrayal of the character William T. Riker in the science fiction series Star Trek: The Next Generation Frakes was involved alongside Patrick Stewart with whom he co-starred in the blockbuster sci-fi film. He has had a very successful career. We take a look at the highlights of his career over the years, including some aspects of his personal life.

Jonathan Frake’s Bio (Age)

Jonathan Scott Frakes was born on August 19, 1952 in a small town called Bellefonte in central Pennsylvania, USA. He was born to Dorris J. Frake’s Nee Yingling parents – his mother and Dr. James R. Frakes, his father, who was also a professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania.

His family had to move to the eastern part of Pennsylvania alongside his younger brother. The move was intended to allow his father to take a position at Lehigh University and remain close to his family. His father became a folklore at university and held the prestigious Fairchild Chair in American Literature until his death in 2002. Jonathan Frakes comes from a mixture of German and English descent.

As a young boy, Frakes was somewhat pushed towards jazz as his father was a big fan. He took an immediate interest in the trombone and was able to play the instrument well by the fourth grade. As they grew up, Frakes came across as friendly and very funny to all. During his high school days at Liberty High in Bethlehem, Frakes ran the field and track and graduated from high school in 1970.

Immediately after graduating, Frakes enrolled as a psychology student at his father’s previous Pennsylvania State University. Though his first choice was a psychology major, he had a change of heart over the summer while working as an usher at a local theater. This short time at the theater was sufficient motivation for him to switch to majoring in theater arts. He graduated 4 years later with a bachelor’s degree in 1974.

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Jonathan Frakes decided to develop his career further by moving to Boston in 1976 to pursue a master’s degree from Harvard University. After earning his master’s degree, Jonathan decided to become an actor and moved to New York to pursue his dream.

Although his dream wasn’t immediately fulfilled, due to the difficulty in finding roles, he decided to take on side jobs like moving furniture and a stint as Captain America for Marvel Comics. His roles in New York limited him to Broadway musicals, which wasn’t what he wanted, but at the admonition of his agent, he moved to Los Angeles in 1978.

He has guest-starred on several major prime-time shows, including 1976 ‘s Charlie’s Angels and 1979’s The Dukes of Danger , to name a few. He landed his first starring role in the mid-1980s, a starring role on the prime-time series called Naked Essence In 1983, the show failed to impress audiences as expected for a sequel and was canceled soon after.

After the show ended prematurely, Jonathan’s career became increasingly intense. He appeared in top films, and his best still came in Star Trek: The Next Generation He was also chosen to host the television series Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction , and also narrated the History Channel documentary Lee and Grant in June 2011. Frakes also starred in the Disney Channel TV series Gargoyles as the voice of David Xanatos.

Wealth (income and earnings)

Jonathan Frakes has an estimated net worth of around $16 million which he has earned as an actor, director and writer. With this character, the actor is certainly living a life of luxury with a few houses scattered around the country.

wife and children

Jonathan Frakes first met actress Genie Francis on the set of his first starring role on television, the soap opera Naked Essence in 1983. As if it were fate, the two met again while filming the miniseries North and South The couple officially began dating in 1985 and got engaged a year later in 1986. They linked on May 28, 1988.

The couple have two children together, first child and daughter Elizabeth Francis Frakes and their second child and first son Jameson Ivor Frakes – named after both of his grandfathers, the late James Frakes and late actor Ivor Francis, Gen’s father.

height and body measurements

Jonathan Frakes is approximately 193 cm tall which is approximately 1.93 m and weighs 87 kg. Details of his other body stats are not available.

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