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 theJonathan 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. Frakeswas a executive producer/director on the TV series Roswell. Jonathan is married to actress Genie Francis and resides in Los Angeles. Expand

Jonathan Frakes' Scores

Average career score: 62
Highest Metascore: 77 Roswell: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 36 The Orville: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
16 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
36 The Orville: Season 1 Sep 10, 2017 Director 8.2
tbd Powers: Season 2 May 31, 2016 Director 7.3
tbd Falling Skies: Season 5 Jun 28, 2015 Director 5.2
tbd Switched At Birth: Season 4 Jan 6, 2015 Director 6.0
64 The Librarians (2014): Season 1 Dec 7, 2014 Director 7.4
tbd Falling Skies: Season 4 Jun 22, 2014 Director 4.5
tbd Switched At Birth: Season 3 Jan 13, 2014 Director 7.0
74 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: Season 1 Sep 24, 2013 Director 6.7
tbd NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 5 Sep 24, 2013 Director 6.2
56 King & Maxwell: Season 1 Jun 10, 2013 Director 6.4
65 Falling Skies: Season 3 Jun 9, 2013 Director 7.3
tbd Burn Notice: Season 7 Jun 6, 2013 Director 8.0
tbd The Glades: Season 4 May 27, 2013 Director 8.5
tbd NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 4 Sep 25, 2012 Director 6.9
tbd Castle: Season 5 Sep 24, 2012 Director 8.4
tbd Leverage: Season 5 Jul 15, 2012 Director 7.0
tbd Burn Notice: Season 6 Jun 14, 2012 Director 8.0
tbd Make It or Break It: Season 3 Mar 25, 2012 Director 6.0
tbd NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 3 Sep 20, 2011 Director 7.0
tbd Leverage: Season 4 Jun 26, 2011 Director 6.9
tbd Burn Notice: Season 5 Jun 23, 2011 Director 7.8
70 Falling Skies: Season 1 Jun 19, 2011 Director 6.3
75 Switched At Birth: Season 1 Jun 6, 2011 Director 8.0
tbd The Glades: Season 2 Jun 5, 2011 Director 5.6
tbd NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 2 Sep 21, 2010 Director 6.7
64 The Glades: Season 1 Jul 11, 2010 Director 7.2
tbd Leverage: Season 3 Jun 20, 2010 Director 6.0
49 Persons Unknown: Season 1 Jun 7, 2010 Director 7.2
tbd Burn Notice: Season 4 Jun 3, 2010 Director 8.3
61 The Good Guys: Season 1 May 19, 2010 Director 8.5