JONATHAN FRAKES (Director) has established himself at the forefront of the
science fiction action-adventure genre as a director, a producer and a performer, often
wearing more than one hat at a time—he directed and starred in the hits Star Trek:
Insurrection and Star Trek: First Contact.
More recently, he directed the pilot episode of television's The Twilight Zone and
himself returned to the screen as Commander William T. Riker in the blockbuster Star
Trek: Nemesis, the tenth entry in the Star Trek franchise. He also directed the recent
family-oriented, science fiction/action-adventure hit Clockstoppers.
Frakes is perhaps best known for his on-screen work as Riker on the Emmy
Award-winning series Star Trek: The Next Generation and the several big screen
incarnations (which also include Star Trek: Generations). He likewise sat in the
director's chair for several episodes of Star Trek: TNG. His other series directing credits
include Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek Voyager and Diagnosis: Murder. He also
directed the CD-ROM Star Trek: Klingon.
Frakes has additionally moved into producing, serving as executive producer (in
addition to directing several episodes) of the hit series Roswell and executive-producing
(while starring in) the telefilm Dying to Live. Under the aegis of his production
company, Goepp Circle Productions, he is currently developing the feature Illusion.
Among his lengthy list of television appearances are starring roles in the
miniseries Dream West and North and South and guest appearances on Third Rock from
the Sun and Oh Baby (both with his wife, actress Genie Francis). He is currently starring
in the AMC continuing series The Lot and hosting the series Beyond Belief: Fact or
Born and raised in Pennsylvania, he currently lives with his wife and two children
in London. Frakes is also an accomplished trombone player and is featured on the Phish
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