Jonathan Frakes

Biography: Jonathan Frakes plays Commander William Riker, the U.S.S. Enterprise's executive officer and second-in-command. "Riker's job is to provide Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart) with the most efficiently-run ship and the best prepared crew he can," Jonathan explains. "As a result, he maintains a more military bearing than the other characters, despite the fact that salutes and other military protocol no longer exist in the 24th century."
Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Jonathan was an undergraduate at Penn State and continued his education at Harvard, spending several seasons with the Loeb Drama Center. He then spent five years in New York, appearing on and off Broadway in several regional theater productions.

Prior to his role as Riker, Jonathan had recurring roles in such shows as Falcon Crest, Paper Dolls and Bare Essence, and for years was a contract player on the daytime drama The Doctors. His other television work includes the television movie "The Nutcracker" and the
critically praised roles in the miniseries "Dream West" and "North & South" (Parts I and II).

During the third season of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Jonathan made his directorial debut with an episode of the series entitled "The Offspring." He so impressed the executive producers with his efforts that he directed a number of episodes in the remaining four seasons as well as episodes of Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Jonathan then had the double duty of acting and directing in his feature film directoral debut in Star Trek: First Contact. Jonathan repeated this effort to much success in Star Trek: Insurrection.

Frakes is currently an executive producer/director on the TV series Roswell.

Jonathan is married to actress Genie Francis and resides in Los Angeles.
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Jonathan Frakes' Scores

Average career score: 65
Highest Metascore: 77 CSI: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 51 CSI: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
7 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
74 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: Season 1 Sep 24, 2013 Director 6.3
71 Falling Skies: Season 1 Jun 19, 2011 Director 6.3
75 Switched At Birth: Season 1 Jun 6, 2011 Director 7.9
59 NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 1 Sep 2, 2009 Director 5.2
53 Castle: Season 1 Mar 9, 2009 Director 9.1
tbd Masters of Science Fiction: Season 1 Aug 4, 2007 Director tbd
tbd The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines: Season 2 Dec 3, 2006 Director tbd
tbd The Twilight Zone (2002): Season 1 Sep 18, 2002 Director tbd
tbd Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction: Season 4 Jun 27, 2002 Host tbd
tbd CSI: Season 3 Oct 9, 2001 Director / Director / Director 7.4
tbd Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction: Season 3 May 19, 2000 Host tbd
77 CSI: Season 1 Oct 6, 1999 Director / Director / Director 8.2
tbd Gargoyles: Season 3 Sep 7, 1996 David Xanatos 8.0
tbd CSI: Season 3 Dec 8, 1995 Director / Director tbd
tbd Gargoyles: Season 2 Sep 4, 1995 David Xanatos 8.0
tbd CSI: Season 2 Aug 28, 1995 Director / Director / Director 7.6
tbd Gargoyles: Season 1 Oct 24, 1994 David Xanatos 9.3
tbd CSI: Season 3 Sep 26, 1994 Director / Director / Director 7.3
tbd CSI: Season 7 Sep 20, 1993 Cmdr. William T. Riker / Cmdr. William T. Riker / Cmdr. William T. Riker / Cmdr. William T. Riker / Director / Director / Director / Director 8.5
tbd CSI: Season 6 Sep 21, 1992 Cmdr. William T. Riker / Cmdr. William T. Riker / Cmdr. William T. Riker / Cmdr. William T. Riker / Director / Director / Director / Director 8.5
tbd CSI: Season 5 Sep 23, 1991 Cmdr. William T. Riker / Cmdr. William T. Riker / Cmdr. William T. Riker / Cmdr. William T. Riker / Director / Director / Director / Director 8.7
tbd CSI: Season 4 Sep 24, 1990 Cmdr. William T. Riker / Cmdr. William T. Riker / Cmdr. William T. Riker / Cmdr. William T. Riker / Director / Director / Director / Director 8.6
tbd CSI: Season 3 Sep 25, 1989 Cmdr. William T. Riker / Cmdr. William T. Riker / Cmdr. William T. Riker / Cmdr. William T. Riker / Director / Director / Director / Director 8.6
tbd CSI: Season 2 Nov 21, 1988 Cmdr. William T. Riker / Cmdr. William T. Riker / Cmdr. William T. Riker / Cmdr. William T. Riker 7.4
51 CSI: Season 1 Sep 28, 1987 Cmdr. William T. Riker / Cmdr. William T. Riker / Cmdr. William T. Riker / Cmdr. William T. Riker 8.2
tbd Falcon Crest: Season 2 Oct 1, 1982 Damon Ross 6.0