- Full NameJonathan Frakes
- First NameJonathan
- Last NameFrakes
- Birth nameJonathan Scott Frakes
- ProfessionActor, Director
- EthnicityMixed (German and English)
- Birth CityBellefonte
- Birth CountryUnited States
- Father NameDr. James R. Frakes
- Mother NameDoris J. Frakes
- Fact TitleJonathan Frakes
- SpouseGenie Francis
- Filmography["Star Trek: The Next Generation","Star Trek: First Contact"]
- EducationLiberty High School
Jonathan Frakes is an American actor, author, and director who is popular as Commander William T. Riker in the TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation. He acted and directed movies like Star Trek: First Contact and Star Trek: Insurrection.
He hosted the TV series Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction and also narrated Lee and Grant, a 2011 documentary aired on History Channel. Besides acting he is also the author of The Abductors: Conspiracy.
How much is Jonathan Frakes’ Net Worth?
The American director and actor have an estimated net worth of $25 which he earned from his career in movies which started in 1978.
His salary from the series Star Trek: The Next Generation, starring Wil Wheaton was $100,000 per episode in 1987. His salary was increased to $400,000 in 1994.
Jonathan made $5 million for his role in the Star Trek: First Contact. According to Celebworth, his salary is $2.61 million per year.
The price of his book The Abductors: Conspiracy is $32.98 for hardcover on Amazon, while the paperback would cost $9.99.
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The Star Trek actor and his wife Genie bought an 8,900 sq ft house in San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles for $2.78 million in 2017.
The property was put up for sale in 2019 for $3.995 million. He also sold another house in Beverly Hills in 2017 for $11.995 million.
Frakes’ Acting and Directing Career
He previously worked at the Marvel Studios and would attend conventions dressed as Captain America.
Frakes is best known for playing Commander William T. Riker in the Star Trek Franchise, which includes films like Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek: Insurrection, and Star Trek: Nemesis, starring Tom Hardy and Ron Perlman.
Jonathan has directed films Thunderbirds, Clockstopper, and The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice. He is also credited for directing several episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generations, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Masters of Science Fiction, and The Twilight Zone, to name some.
Jonathan Frakes’ Personal Life
He was born as Jonathan Scott Frakes on 19th August 1952 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania in the United States to Dr. James R. Frakes and Doris J. Frakes. He had a brother named Daniel Frakes who died of pancreatic cancer in 1997.
He graduated from Liberty High School in 1970. Jonathan graduated in 1974 from Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater Arts.
The 67-years-old actor is a married man and has been in a relationship with Genie Francis for 31 years since their marriage on 28th May 1988. The couple have a daughter named Elizabeth Francis Frakes and a son named Jameson Ivor Frakes.
Besides that, he has also been in relationships with Jayni Chase and Debralee Scott.