Known for his deep authoritative voice, blue-eyed stare and mischievous grin, Jonathan Frakes is an actor and film director from the United States. He is popular starring the role of Commander William T. Riker in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation. He is also an author and a narrator at History Channel.
Jonathan Frakes' early life, nationality, ethnicity, and education
Jonathan Frakes, who is renowned popular as Two-Takes Frakes, was born as Jonathan Scott Frakes on 19 August 1952 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, United States of America to Doris J. (née Yingling) and Dr. James R. Frakes.
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He is of American nationality and is of German and English descent of white ethnicity.
Jonathan was enrolled at Bethlehem's Liberty High School. He also played for Liberty High School Grenadier Band on its track team. He graduated from there in 1970 and then he got enrolled at Penn State University with a major in Theater Arts. He also earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from there.
Jonathan Frakes' married life
In 1983, while Jonathan was starring on the set of an American television soap opera Bare Essence, he fell in love with American actress Genie Francis and eventually started an affair. They also acted together in an American television miniseries North and South.
They dated each other for several years and then they got married on the 28th of May 1988 with a beautiful wedding ceremony.
As a loving husband and wife, the couple welcomed two children: a son named Jameson and a daughter named Elizabeth. He is not involved in extra affairs and there is no sign of them getting divorced.
Jonathan Frakes' acting career and net worth
He has been active in acting since 1978. He starred the role of Brad in an American crime drama television series Charlie's Angels. He also appeared in the TV series Fantasy Island in the same year. He got his rise to fame after starring the role of Jamie Lee Hogg in the TV series The Dukes of Hazzard.
He has worked in over 89 movies, some of his huge hits are Star Trek's sequel COntact, Insurrection, Generations, Nemesis, etc.
He made his feature film debut in 1994 by starring the role of Bob Spiegel in an American adventure comedy film Camp Nowhere. His breakthrough role as an actor came in the mid-1980s after he began portraying the role of Commander William T. Riker in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation.
For this role in the Star Trek: Generation, he earned the salary of $400,000. His net worth as of 2018 $12 million. He sold a house in California.
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