Jonathan Frakes Net Worth

Jonathan Frakes Net Worth 2022: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Jonathan Frakes net worth is
$12 Million

Jonathan Frakes Wiki Biography

Jonathan Scott Frakes, simply known as Jonathan Frakes, is an American actor, film director, television producer and director, as well as a voice actor. How rich is Jonathan Frakes? According to sources, Jonathan Frakes’ net worth is estimated to be $12 million. Jonathan Frakes’ acting, as well as directing career is the key factor for his wealth. Born in 1952, in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, Jonathan Frakes graduated from Liberty High School and received bachelor’s degree at Penn State University. Jonathan Frakes’ early career begins with him working for a publisher of comic books “Marvel Comics”. His main job was to appear dressed as one of the characters, namely Captain America, during various conventions. Frakes then moved out to New York and joined the Impossible Ragtime Theatre.

Jonathan Frakes Net Worth $12 Million

During the time spent with this company, Jonathan Frakes took part in several plays, including “The Hairy Ape” and his first Broadway performance in a musical called “Shenandoah”. Around the same time, Frakes landed a role in a television soap opera “The Doctors”, as well as roles in such television series as “Hill Street Blues”, “Eight is Enough” and “The Waltons”. Jonathan Frakes’ net worth increased when he additionally started voicing characters. His perhaps most notable voice acting role is David Xanatos from the animated series “Gargoyles”. However, the role that brought Frakes the most public recognition and fame is that of Commander William T. Riker from the “Star Trek” franchise. Frakes made his first appearances on “Star Trek” in 1994 with the release of a movie called “Star Trek Generations”. The film featured such actors as Patrick Stewart, William Shatner, Brent Spiner and Alan Ruck. Even though the movie received mixed reviews from critics, it managed to collect $118 million in the box office, which significantly increased Jonathan Frakes’ net worth. Frakes then reprised his role of a Commander in the later installments of the franchise, and starred in the last film to include the main cast from the first movie called “Star Trek: Nemesis”. Frakes has also provided a voice for his character in a video game called “Star Trek: Captain’s Chair”.

In addition to acting in the “Star Trek” franchise, Jonathan Frakes has directed several episodes of the series. His innovative outlook on shooting scenes in familiar settings granted him an opportunity to direct both “Star Trek: First Contact” that earned $146 million in box office, as well as “Star Trek: Insurrection”, a ninth film in the franchise with a box office of $112 million. Jonathan Frakes continued his directing career with such television series as “Burn Notice”, “Leverage”, and “NCIS: Los Angeles”. Frakes’ most recent directing work is a television show based on the Marvel comics “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” with Clark Gregg and Brett Dalton. The show has so far aired one season but has been renewed for a second season in 2014. Jonathan Frakes is a well-recognized actor, a remarkable director, as well as a television producer who has an estimated net worth of $12 million. Jonathan Frakes is currently married to Genie Francis.

Full NameJonathan Frakes
Net Worth$12 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 19, 1952
Place Of BirthBellefonte, Pennsylvania, United States
Height6 ft 3 in (1.93 m)
ProfessionFilm director, Actor, Author, Television producer, Television Director, Voice Actor
EducationLiberty High Schoo, Penn State University
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseGenie Francis (m. 1988)
ChildrenJameson Ivor Frakes, Elizabeth Francis Frakes
ParentsDoris J. Yingling, James R. Frakes
SiblingsDaniel Frakes
NicknamesJonathan Scott Frakes , Two-Takes Frakes
NominationsHugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Saturn Award for Best Director
Movies“Star Trek: Nemesis” (2003), “Star Trek Generations”, “The Doctors”, “Hill Street Blues”, “Eight is Enough”, “The Waltons”
TV Shows“Star Trek: Captain’s Chair” (2015), “Burn Notice”, “Leverage”, “NCIS: Los Angeles”, “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”, "Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction"
2Towering height
3The voice of David Xanatos on Gargoyles (1994) and Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles (1996)
4Commander William Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)
5Blue-eyed stare and mischievous grin
6Deep authoritative voice
7Deep resonant voice
Star Trek: First Contact (1996)$5,000,000
Star Trek: Generations (1994)$400,000
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)$100,000 per episode
1Fate protects fools, little children and ships named Enterprise.
2My favorite actor of all time is Genie Francis.
1Frakes is a talented Jazz trombonist, a skill he used multiple times throughout his time on Star Trek: The Next Generation.
2Along with David Carson, he is one of only two people to have directed "Star Trek" for both television and film. He directed eight episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), three episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), three episodes of Star Trek: Voyager (1995), Star Trek: First Contact (1996) and Star Trek: Insurrection (1998).
3He is known for being very friendly and welcoming to fans. It is said that once, while at a convention, he was approached by a new fan of the "Star Trek" franchise. When the fan admitted that he had only recently become a fan of "Star Trek", Frakes said, without missing a beat and in his inimitable authoritative style, "Welcome aboard.".
4Has mostly German ancestry, with a small amount of English roots.
5Very good friends with Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) co-star, Marina Sirtis.
6Joined the faculty of Rockport College in Maine, where he and his family currently reside, teaching classes in directing film and television. [December 2005]
7He and his wife Genie Francis have played a married couple in three different productions: Camp Nowhere (1994), Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993) and 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996). In North and South (1985), North and South, Book II (1986), Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III (1994), his character played brother-in-law to his wife, Genie's character, Brett, who was married to his character's brother, Billy Hazard.
8Has appeared in an episode The Twilight Zone (1985) and later directed one episode of The Twilight Zone (2002).
9He has appeared in episodes of two different series involving the legend of Robin Hood: Voyagers!: An Arrow Pointing East (1982) and Star Trek: The Next Generation: Qpid (1991).
10At a Star Trek convention, Frakes said he was once in the play "The Lost Colony" on Roanoke Island.
11Calls Alfre Woodard his "godmother". The two became friends as young actors in the 1970s.
12Has written the sci-fi-book "The Abductors: Conspiracy" along with Dean Wesley Smith.
13Along with Marc Alaimo, Rosalind Chao, Jeffrey Combs, John de Lancie, Michael Dorn and Tim Russ, he is one of only seven actors to appear in ten different seasons of "Star Trek": Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) Seasons One through Seven, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) Season Three, Star Trek: Voyager (1995) Season Two and Star Trek: Enterprise (2001) Season Four.
14Shares first and last name with mid-20th Century aviator and stuntman Jonathan Frakes.
15Was interviewed and cast for Commander William T. Riker personally by Gene Roddenberry. He told Frakes that he saw a certain, authoritative "glint" in his eye for that role which reminded him of his self, years ago, while in the LAPD and United States Air Force.
16When preparing for his audition for the role of Commander William T. Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), he had to watch videotapes from the original episodes because he knew nothing about the original Star Trek (1966) series.
17Has played the same character (Commander William T. Riker) on four different series: Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), Star Trek: Voyager (1995), Star Trek: Enterprise (2001) and Family Guy (1999).
18Along with Tim Russ, he is one of only two actors who have appeared in "Star Trek" to share scenes with four of the five captains: Patrick Stewart in every episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), Star Trek: Generations (1994), Star Trek: First Contact (1996), Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) and Star Trek: Nemesis (2002), Avery Brooks in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) episode "Defiant", Kate Mulgrew in the Star Trek: Voyager (1995) episode "Death Wish" and Scott Bakula in the Star Trek: Enterprise (2001) finale "These Are the Voyages...".
19Is the only actor who has appeared on "Star Trek" to share scenes with regulars from all five series (Star Trek (1966), Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), Star Trek: Voyager (1995) and Star Trek: Enterprise (2001)): James Doohan in the Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) episode "Relics", the entire cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) in every episode of the series, Avery Brooks, Nana Visitor, Terry Farrell and Colm Meaney in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) episode "Defiant", Armin Shimerman in the Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) episodes "Haven", "The Last Outpost" and "Firstborn", Kate Mulgrew and Tim Russ in the Star Trek: Voyager (1995) episode "Death Wish" and the entire cast of Star Trek: Enterprise (2001) in the series finale "These Are the Voyages...".
20Godmother of his son Jameson is Elizabeth Berman, wife of Star Trek producer and writer Rick Berman.
21Has appeared with Kate Mulgrew in four different productions: Camp Nowhere (1994), Gargoyles (1994), Star Trek: Voyager (1995) and Star Trek: Nemesis (2002).
22Along with Marina Sirtis, Brent Spiner, Michael Dorn, Colm Meaney and Jeffrey Combs, he is one of only six actors to appear in the finales of two different "Star Trek" series (Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) and Star Trek: Enterprise (2001)).
23Along with Marina Sirtis, Armin Shimerman, John de Lancie, Michael Ansara, Richard Poe and Mark Allen Shepherd, he is one of only seven actors to play the same character in three different live-action "Star Trek" series. He played Commander William T. Riker in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), Star Trek: Voyager (1995) and Star Trek: Enterprise (2001). He also played the transporter double of this character, Lieutenant W. Thomas Riker, in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993).
24He is the only "Star Trek" regular to appear in four different "Star Trek" series: Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), Star Trek: Voyager (1995) and Star Trek: Enterprise (2001).
25He has appeared in episodes of four different series with Marina Sirtis: Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), Gargoyles (1994), Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles (1996) and Star Trek: Enterprise (2001).
26His trademark beard was acquired during the filming of North and South, Book II (1986). This was patterned after a style popular during the American Civil War. He liked this so much, he continued to wear this after he returned to Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) for its second season.
27In some of the first season episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), his character, Commander William Riker, was called "Bill". In the seasons that followed, he was generally referred to as either Will or "Number One".
28He and Leonard Nimoy have both directed two Star Trek movies. In both cases, one of the films was a time travel story. In addition, both he and Nimoy were best known as the first officer of the USS Enterprise from their respective Star Trek series and movies.
29Son-in-law of actor Ivor Francis and Rosemary Daley.
30Ellen J. Hornstein is his personal assistant/story editor for his production company, Goepp Circle Productions.
31Is a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity.
32Has a cow-shaped mailbox, and retrieving the mail involves inserting one's hand into the cow's hindquarters. Frakes recorded trombone tracks for Phish's album "Hoist". Unfortunately, his horn parts did not come out all that well - certainly not as well as the horn parts recorded by the Tower of Power horn section. As sort of a consolation prize, a brief interlude on the album is called Riker's Mailbox.
33Nickname: "Two-Takes Frakes", for his efficient filming style on the set of Star Trek: First Contact (1996).
34Has two children: Jameson Ivor (born August 20, 1994) and Elizabeth Francis (born May 30, 1997).
35Marched trombone in Blue Band at Penn State University.
36Attended Penn State University and Harvard University.


The Doctors1963TV SeriesTom Carroll (1977-1978)
This Is the Life1952TV SeriesKen Stewart
Devil's Gate2017Sheriff Gruenwell
B-52: Three Generations2017ShortNarrator
Miles from Tomorrowland2016TV SeriesGrandpa Vincent
Future-Worm!2016TV SeriesSteak Starbolt
Angie Tribeca2016TV SeriesCommandant Van Zandt
Guardians of the Galaxy2016TV SeriesJ'Son / Narrator
Hit the Floor2014TV Series
Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff2014Video GameWilliam Riker (voice)
Adventure Time2013TV SeriesOld Finn Adult Finn
The Glades2013TV SeriesAdministrator / Mr. Francis
Leverage2009-2012TV SeriesMan in Toy Safety Office / Man in waiting room
Castle2012TV SeriesRichard Castle Fan
Beckinfield2011TV SeriesDylan Marks
The Super Hero Squad Show2011TV SeriesHigh Evolutionary
Truth Be Told2011TV MovieRadio Sound Engineer (uncredited)
Glenn Martin DDS2011TV SeriesPeter
NCIS: Los Angeles2010TV SeriesNavy Commander Dr. Stanfill
Criminal Minds2010TV SeriesDr. Arthur Malcolm
The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice2008TV MovieTrombone player in marching band (uncredited)
The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines2006TV MovieDebra's Husband
Family Guy2005TV SeriesCommander William T. Riker
Star Trek: Enterprise2005TV SeriesCommander William T. Riker
Star Trek: Nemesis2002William Riker
Futurama2002TV SeriesJonathan Frakes
Clockstoppers2002Bystander (uncredited)
Roswell1999-2001TV SeriesJonathan Frakes / Festival's M.C.
Oh Baby2000TV SeriesDon
3rd Rock from the Sun2000TV SeriesLarry
The Lot1999TV SeriesRoland White
Dying to Live1999TV MovieWill
Star Trek: Insurrection1998Riker
Star Trek the Experience: The Klingon Encounter1998ShortCommander William T. Riker
Star Trek: Generations1997Video GameCmdr. William T. Riker (voice)
The Paranormal Borderline1996TV SeriesHost
Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles1996TV SeriesDavid Xanatos / Dave
Star Trek: First Contact1996Riker
Gargoyles1994-1996TV SeriesDavid Xanatos Coyote Alexander Fox ...
Brothers of the Frontier1996TV MovieBen Frye
Star Trek: Voyager1996TV SeriesCommander William T. Riker
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Interactive VCR Board Game - A Klingon Challenge1995Video GameCommander WIlliam T. Riker (voice)
Star Trek: The Next Generation - A Final Unity1995Video GameCommander William T. Riker (voice)
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman1995TV SeriesTim Lake
Cybill1995TV SeriesJonathan Frakes
Star Trek: The Next Generation Interactive Technical Manual1994Video GameCommander William T. Riker (voice)
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine1994TV SeriesThomas Riker
Star Trek: Generations1994Riker
Wings1994TV SeriesGavin Rutledge
Camp Nowhere1994Bob Spiegel (uncredited)
Star Trek: The Next Generation1987-1994TV SeriesCommander William T. Riker Captain William T. Riker Lt. Thomas Riker ...
Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III1994TV Mini-SeriesStanley Hazard
The Vision1993Video shortWilliam T. Riker
The Cover Girl and the Cop1989TV MovieJoshua Boyleston
Nutcracker: Money, Madness & Murder1987TV Mini-SeriesRosen
Matlock1986TV SeriesProsecutor Mr. Park
It's a Living1986TV SeriesSteve
North and South, Book II1986TV Mini-SeriesStanley Hazard
Dream West1986TV Mini-SeriesLt. Archibald Gillespie
The Twilight Zone1985TV SeriesSteve (segment "But Can She Type?")
North and South1985TV Mini-SeriesStanley Hazard
Falcon Crest1985TV SeriesDamon Ross
Hotel1985TV SeriesTed Travers
Paper Dolls1984TV SeriesSandy Parris
Highway to Heaven1984TV SeriesArthur Krock Jr.
The Fall Guy1984TV SeriesConnors
Five Mile Creek1984TV SeriesAdam Scott
Bare Essence1983TV SeriesMarcus Marshall
Voyagers!1982TV SeriesCharles Lindbergh
Quincy M.E.1982TV SeriesSurgeon / Leon Bohannon
Bare Essence1982TV MovieMarcus Marshall
Hill Street Blues1982TV SeriesEddie Sims
Hart to Hart1982TV SeriesAdam Blake
Harper Valley P.T.A.1981TV SeriesClutch Breath
The Dukes of Hazzard1981TV SeriesJamie Lee Hogg
I'm a Big Girl Now1981TV Series
The Night the City Screamed1980TV MovieRichard Hawkins
Beulah Land1980TV Mini-SeriesAdam Davis
Here's Boomer1980TV SeriesPhilip
Paris1980TV Series
Eight Is Enough1979TV SeriesChapper
The Waltons1979TV SeriesAshley Longworth Jr.
Beach Patrol1979TV MovieMarty Green
The White Shadow1979TV SeriesBasketball Player
Barnaby Jones1978TV SeriesDavid Douglas
Charlie's Angels1978TV SeriesBrad
Fantasy Island1978TV SeriesKirk Wendover
Days of Our Lives1965TV SeriesJared McAllister (1986)


The Orville2017TV Series 1 episode pre-production
The Librarians2014-2017TV Series 9 episodes
NCIS: Los Angeles2010-2016TV Series 6 episodes
Powers2016TV Series 1 episode
Hit the Floor2014-2016TV Series 4 episodes
Finding Carter2015TV Series 2 episodes
Falling Skies2013-2015TV Series 3 episodes
Switched at Birth2014-2015TV Series 2 episodes
Hindsight2015TV Series 2 episodes
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.2013TV Series 1 episode
King & Maxwell2013TV Series 1 episode
Burn Notice2010-2013TV Series 5 episodes
The Glades2010-2013TV Series 3 episodes
Castle2009-2013TV Series 3 episodes
Leverage2009-2012TV Series 13 episodes
Make It or Break It2012TV Series 1 episode
Truth Be Told2011TV Movie
Bar Karma2011TV Series 1 episode
The Good Guys2010TV Series 2 episodes
Persons Unknown2010TV Series 3 episodes
V2010TV Series 1 episode
Dollhouse2009TV Series 1 episode
The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice2008TV Movie
Masters of Science Fiction2007TV Series 1 episode
The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines2006TV Movie
The Twilight Zone2002TV Series 2 episodes
Roswell1999-2001TV Series 5 episodes
Star Patrol2000TV Movie
Star Trek: Insurrection1998
Star Trek: Klingon1996Video Game
Star Trek: First Contact1996
Diagnosis Murder1996TV Series 1 episode
Star Trek: Voyager1995-1996TV Series 3 episodes
University Hospital1995TV Series 1 episode
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine1994-1995TV Series 3 episodes
Star Trek: The Next Generation1990-1994TV Series 8 episodes


The Librarians2016-2017TV Series supervising producer - 10 episodes
Roswell1999-2002TV Series executive producer - 15 episodes
Dying to Live1999TV Movie executive producer


Star Trek: The Next Generation1987-1989TV Series performer - 2 episodes


Chaos on the Bridge2014TV Movie documentary thanks
The Captains2011Documentary the producers wish to thank
The Captain's Summit2009Video documentary special thanks
Star Trek: Beyond the Final Frontier2007TV Movie documentary special thanks
Monster in the Closet1986special thanks


Home & Family2016TV SeriesHimself
50 Years of Star Trek2016TV MovieHimself
Face Off2015TV SeriesHimself
Nerd Court2015TV Series shortHimself
Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Sky's the Limit - The Eclipse of Star Trek: The Next Generation2014DocumentaryHimself
Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Unknown Possibilities of Existence: Making All Good Things...2014Documentary shortHimself
Chaos on the Bridge2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Beyond the Five Year Mission: The Evolution of Star Trek - The Next Generation2014DocumentaryHimself
Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Privilege of Rank: Making Chain of Command2014Video documentary shortHimself
Requiem - A Remembrance of Star Trek: The Next Generation2013Video documentaryHimself
Star Trek: From One Generation to the Next2013Video shortHimself
Life After2013TV SeriesHimself
Relativity: The Family Saga of Star Trek - The Next Generation2013Documentary
The Captains Close Up2013TV SeriesHimself
Resistance Is Futile: Assimilating Star Trek -The Next Generation2013DocumentaryHimself
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Regeneration: Engaging the Borg2013DocumentaryHimself
Making It So: Continuing Star Trek - The Next Generation2012Video documentaryHimself
Reunification: 25 Years After Star Trek - The Next Generation2012Video documentaryHimself
Stardate Revisited: The Origin of Star Trek - The Next Generation2012DocumentaryHimself
FedCon XXI2012DocumentaryHimself
The Captains2011DocumentaryHimself
Lee & Grant2011TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Megaquake 10.02011TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Trek Nation2010DocumentaryHimself
Guten Abend RTL2010TV SeriesHimself
That's Impossible!2009TV Series documentaryNarrator
The Captain's Summit2009Video documentaryHimself
Family Guy2009TV SeriesHimself
The Secret World of Superfans2008DocumentaryHimself
FedCon XVI: Drone Heart2007DocumentaryHimself
Star Trek: Beyond the Final Frontier2007TV Movie documentaryHimself - Interviewee
How William Shatner Changed the World2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction1998-2002TV SeriesHimself - Host
America Loves... Star Trek2001TV Movie documentaryHimself / Narrator
Intimate Portrait2001TV Series documentaryHimself - Husband
World Magic Awards 20002000TV SpecialHimself - Host
UFOs: The Best Evidence Ever Caught on Tape 22000TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator
Ghosts Caught on Tape: Fact or Fiction?2000TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Star Trek: Captain's Chair1997Video Game documentaryWilliam T. Riker / Himself
UFOs: The Best Evidence Ever Caught on Tape1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
Roswell: Coverups & Close Encounters1997TV MovieHimself
Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond1996TV Special documentaryHimself
Showbiz Today1996TV SeriesHimself
Multimedia Celebrity Poker1995Video GameHimself
Time Travel Through the Bible1995Video documentaryHimself
Alien Autopsy: (Fact or Fiction?)1995TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
Journey's End: The Saga of Star Trek - The Next Generation1994TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
Comic Relief VI1994TV Special documentaryCommander William T. Riker
The 20th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1993TV SpecialHimself
Star Trek 25th Anniversary Special1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hour Magazine1988TV SeriesHimself
Reading Rainbow1988TV SeriesHimself
The Morning Exchange1988TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Heroes Manufactured2016DocumentaryHimself
Vlogbrothers2008TV Series documentaryWilliam Riker
World of Robin Hood2006TV Movie documentaryCmdr. William T. Riker (uncredited)
Alien Autopsy2006Jonathan Frakes (uncredited)
Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion1999Video GameCommander William T. Riker
Ultimate Trek: Star Trek's Greatest Moments1999TV ShortCommander William T. Riker
Troldspejlet1995TV SeriesHimself - Actor / Riker

Won Awards

2013Lifetime Achievement AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA

Nominated Awards

1999HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic PresentationStar Trek: Insurrection (1998)
1997Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest DirectorStar Trek: First Contact (1996)
1997Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Supporting Actor - Science FictionStar Trek: First Contact (1996)
1997HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic PresentationStar Trek: First Contact (1996)

Known for movies

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