Jonathan Frakes

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jonathan Scott Frakes (born August 19, 1952) is an American actor, author and director. Frakes is best known for his portrayal of Commander William T. Riker in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and subsequent films. Frakes also hosted the television series Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction, challenging viewers to discern his stories of fact-based phenomena and fabricated tales. In June 2011, Frakes narrated the History Channel documentary Lee and Grant. He was also the voice actor of David Xanatos in the Disney television series Gargoyles. Frakes directed and also starred in Star Trek: First Contact as well as Star Trek: Insurrection. He is also the author of a book called The Abductors: Conspiracy.

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Alien Autopsy (2006)

Humouristic reconstruction of the 1995 scandal when two British lads were accused of having faked a documentary from the Roswell incident in 1947.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonny Campbell
CAST:  Declan Donnelly  •  Anthony McPartlin  •  Bill Pullman  •  Götz Otto

Humouristic reconstruction of the 1995 scandal when two British lads were accused of having faked a documentary from the Roswell incident in 1947.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonny Campbell
CAST:  Declan Donnelly  •  Anthony McPartlin  •  Bill Pullman  •  Götz Otto

Camp Nowhere (1994)

Morris "Mud" Himmel has a problem. His parents desperately want to send him away to summer camp. He hates going to summer camp, and would do anything to get out of it. Talking to his friends, he realizes that they are all facing the same sentence: a boring summer ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Prince
CAST:  Jonathan Jackson  •  Christopher Lloyd  •  Melody Kay  •  Andrew Keegan

Morris "Mud" Himmel has a problem. His parents desperately want to send him away to summer camp. He hates going to summer camp, and would do anything to get out of it. Talking to his friends, he realizes that they are all facing the same sentence: a boring summer ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Prince
CAST:  Jonathan Jackson  •  Christopher Lloyd  •  Melody Kay  •  Andrew Keegan

Clockstoppers (2002)

Until now, Zak Gibbs' greatest challenge has been to find a way to buy a car. But when he discovers an odd wristwatch amidst his father's various inventions and slips it on -- something very strange happens. The world around him seems to come to a stop, everything ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Frakes
CAST:  Jesse Bradford  •  Paula Garcés  •  Robin Thomas  •  French Stewart

Until now, Zak Gibbs' greatest challenge has been to find a way to buy a car. But when he discovers an odd wristwatch amidst his father's various inventions and slips it on -- something very strange happens. The world around him seems to come to a stop, everything ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Frakes
CAST:  Jesse Bradford  •  Paula Garcés  •  Robin Thomas  •  French Stewart

Star Trek: First Contact (1996)

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The Borg, a relentless race of cyborgs, are on a direct course for Earth. Violating orders to stay away from the battle, Captain Picard and the crew of the newly-commissioned USS Enterprise E pursue the Borg back in time to prevent the invaders from changing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Frakes
CAST:  James Cromwell  •  Alfre Woodard  •  Alice Krige  •  Neal McDonough

The Borg, a relentless race of cyborgs, are on a direct course for Earth. Violating orders to stay away from the battle, Captain Picard and the crew of the newly-commissioned USS Enterprise E pursue the Borg back in time to prevent the invaders from changing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Frakes
CAST:  James Cromwell  •  Alfre Woodard  •  Alice Krige  •  Neal McDonough

Star Trek: Generations (1994)

Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the Enterprise-D find themselves at odds with the renegade scientist Soran who is destroying entire star systems. Only one man can help Picard stop Soran's scheme...and he's been dead for seventy-eight years.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Carson
CAST:  Patrick Stewart  •  Jonathan Frakes  •  Brent Spiner  •  LeVar Burton

Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the Enterprise-D find themselves at odds with the renegade scientist Soran who is destroying entire star systems. Only one man can help Picard stop Soran's scheme...and he's been dead for seventy-eight years.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Carson
CAST:  Patrick Stewart  •  Jonathan Frakes  •  Brent Spiner  •  LeVar Burton

Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)

When an alien race and factions within Starfleet attempt to take over a planet that has "regenerative" properties, it falls upon Captain Picard and the crew of the Enterprise to defend the planet's people as well as the very ideals upon which the Federation itself ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Frakes
CAST:  Patrick Stewart  •  Jonathan Frakes  •  Brent Spiner  •  LeVar Burton

When an alien race and factions within Starfleet attempt to take over a planet that has "regenerative" properties, it falls upon Captain Picard and the crew of the Enterprise to defend the planet's people as well as the very ideals upon which the Federation itself ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Frakes
CAST:  Patrick Stewart  •  Jonathan Frakes  •  Brent Spiner  •  LeVar Burton

Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)

En route to the honeymoon of William Riker to Deanna Troi on her home planet of Betazed, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise receives word from Starfleet that a coup has resulted in the installation of a new Romulan political leader, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Baird
CAST:  Patrick Stewart  •  Jonathan Frakes  •  LeVar Burton  •  Brent Spiner

En route to the honeymoon of William Riker to Deanna Troi on her home planet of Betazed, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise receives word from Starfleet that a coup has resulted in the installation of a new Romulan political leader, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Baird
CAST:  Patrick Stewart  •  Jonathan Frakes  •  LeVar Burton  •  Brent Spiner

Trekkies (1997)

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A hilarious look at the universe's most fervent fans.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Nygard
CAST:  Denise Crosby  •  Barbara Adams  •  Majel Barrett  •  James Doohan

A hilarious look at the universe's most fervent fans.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Nygard
CAST:  Denise Crosby  •  Barbara Adams  •  Majel Barrett  •  James Doohan

Thunderbirds (2004)

Dangerous missions are the bread and butter of the Thunderbirds, a high-tech secret force employed by the government. Led by Jeff Tracy (Bill Paxton), the Thunderbirds are at the top of their game, but their nemesis, The Hood (Ben Kingsley), has landed on their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Frakes
CAST:  Brady Corbet  •  Soren Fulton  •  Debora Weston  •  Lou Hirsch

Dangerous missions are the bread and butter of the Thunderbirds, a high-tech secret force employed by the government. Led by Jeff Tracy (Bill Paxton), the Thunderbirds are at the top of their game, but their nemesis, The Hood (Ben Kingsley), has landed on their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Frakes
CAST:  Brady Corbet  •  Soren Fulton  •  Debora Weston  •  Lou Hirsch

The Night the City Screamed (1980)

A massive blackout plunges an American city into a night of terror.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harry Falk
CAST:  Georg Stanford Brown  •  Raymond Burr  •  David Cassidy  •  Robert Culp

A massive blackout plunges an American city into a night of terror.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harry Falk
CAST:  Georg Stanford Brown  •  Raymond Burr  •  David Cassidy  •  Robert Culp

Truth be Told (2011)

When leading marriage counselor Annie Morgan (Candace Cameron Bure) is offered an opportunity to host a relationship talk show, she jumps at the chance. But fearful that being single might ruin her big break, she conspires with an old college friend and recent ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Frakes
CAST:  Candace Cameron Bure  •  David James Elliott  •  Ronny Cox  •  Chris Brochu

When leading marriage counselor Annie Morgan (Candace Cameron Bure) is offered an opportunity to host a relationship talk show, she jumps at the chance. But fearful that being single might ruin her big break, she conspires with an old college friend and recent ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Frakes
CAST:  Candace Cameron Bure  •  David James Elliott  •  Ronny Cox  •  Chris Brochu

Brothers of the Frontier (1996)

Three brothers (Joey Lawrence, Matthew Lawrence, Andrew Lawrence) are separated from their parents after a land baron drives them from their homestead in late 1700s Allegheny.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Sobel
CAST:  Matthew Lawrence  •  Joey Lawrence  •  Andrew Lawrence  •  Don S. Davis

Three brothers (Joey Lawrence, Matthew Lawrence, Andrew Lawrence) are separated from their parents after a land baron drives them from their homestead in late 1700s Allegheny.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Sobel
CAST:  Matthew Lawrence  •  Joey Lawrence  •  Andrew Lawrence  •  Don S. Davis

How William Shatner Changed The World (2005)

William Shatner presents a light-hearted look at how the "Star Trek" TV series have influenced and inspired today's technologies, including: cell phones, medical imaging, computers and software, SETI, MP3 players and iPods, virtual reality, and spaceship propulsion.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julian Jones
CAST:  William Shatner  •  George Takei  •  Jonathan Frakes  •  Walter Koenig

William Shatner presents a light-hearted look at how the "Star Trek" TV series have influenced and inspired today's technologies, including: cell phones, medical imaging, computers and software, SETI, MP3 players and iPods, virtual reality, and spaceship propulsion.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julian Jones
CAST:  William Shatner  •  George Takei  •  Jonathan Frakes  •  Walter Koenig

The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice (2008)

While on a dangerous mission to recover the historic Judas Chalice, Flynn is saved by Simone. But when double-crossed by a respected professor and ambushed by a ruthless gang, Flynn realizes Simone's secret, his true mission and a shocking discovery are all lying ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Frakes
CAST:  Noah Wyle  •  Bob Newhart  •  Stana Katic  •  Bruce Davison

While on a dangerous mission to recover the historic Judas Chalice, Flynn is saved by Simone. But when double-crossed by a respected professor and ambushed by a ruthless gang, Flynn realizes Simone's secret, his true mission and a shocking discovery are all lying ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Frakes
CAST:  Noah Wyle  •  Bob Newhart  •  Stana Katic  •  Bruce Davison

Bare Essence (1982)

A T.V. show along the lines of a soap opera which centers on one young woman, Tiger Hayes, as she starts up a perfume company. The usual soap plots of adultery, romance, corruption, and greed abound.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Grauman
CAST:  Bruce Boxleitner  •  Linda Evans  •  Genie Francis  •  Lee Grant

A T.V. show along the lines of a soap opera which centers on one young woman, Tiger Hayes, as she starts up a perfume company. The usual soap plots of adultery, romance, corruption, and greed abound.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Grauman
CAST:  Bruce Boxleitner  •  Linda Evans  •  Genie Francis  •  Lee Grant

50 Years of Star Trek (2016)

Over the last fifty years, America has been fascinated by Star Trek since it first aired in September of 1966. This 2-hour documentary celebrates the 50th anniversary through interviews with cast and crew members from every television series and the original films.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ian Roumain
CAST:  Jared Padalecki  •  John Barrowman  •  Michael McKean  •  Matt Mira

Over the last fifty years, America has been fascinated by Star Trek since it first aired in September of 1966. This 2-hour documentary celebrates the 50th anniversary through interviews with cast and crew members from every television series and the original films.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ian Roumain
CAST:  Jared Padalecki  •  John Barrowman  •  Michael McKean  •  Matt Mira

Chaos on the Bridge (2015)

Canadian acting legend William Shatner takes viewers inside the creation of Star Trek: The Next Generation, the bold attempt in 1986 to recreate the success of the original television series, in which Shatner played Captain James T. Kirk.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Shatner
CAST:  Denise Crosby  •  John de Lancie  •  Jonathan Frakes  •  Gates McFadden

Canadian acting legend William Shatner takes viewers inside the creation of Star Trek: The Next Generation, the bold attempt in 1986 to recreate the success of the original television series, in which Shatner played Captain James T. Kirk.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Shatner
CAST:  Denise Crosby  •  John de Lancie  •  Jonathan Frakes  •  Gates McFadden

Megaquake 10.0 (2012)

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DIRECTION:  John Ealer
CAST:  Jonathan Frakes

Film from John Ealer  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Ealer
CAST:  Jonathan Frakes

The Captains' Summit (2009)

The Captains' Summit documents the first time in Star Trek history that four stars who at some point have played Captains in Star Trek (William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Leonard Nimoy, Jonathan Frakes) have been brought together for a 70-minute rare and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim King
CAST:  Jonathan Frakes  •  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Leonard Nimoy  •  William Shatner

The Captains' Summit documents the first time in Star Trek history that four stars who at some point have played Captains in Star Trek (William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Leonard Nimoy, Jonathan Frakes) have been brought together for a 70-minute rare and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim King
CAST:  Jonathan Frakes  •  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Leonard Nimoy  •  William Shatner

Star Trek: Beyond the Final Frontier (2007)

This History Channel special examines Christie's 40th Anniversary auction of the franchise's most recognizable film and television memorabilia, and features interviews with cast, crew and fans.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Logsdon
CAST:  Leonard Nimoy  •  Patrick Stewart  •  Kate Mulgrew  •  George Takei

This History Channel special examines Christie's 40th Anniversary auction of the franchise's most recognizable film and television memorabilia, and features interviews with cast, crew and fans.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Logsdon
CAST:  Leonard Nimoy  •  Patrick Stewart  •  Kate Mulgrew  •  George Takei
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