Jonathan Frakes Net Worth 2019, Biography, Education, and Career
Jonathan Frakes Net Worth 2019 – Jonathan Frakes is an American television film actor, director, and producer. One of his most prominent works is his portrayal of the character – William T. Riker in the science fiction series Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Frakes was involved alongside Patrick Stewart whom he co-starred with in the blockbuster sci-fi movie.
Jonathan Scott Frakes was born on the 19th of August in 1952, in a small town called Bellefonte in Central Pennsylvania in the USA.
He was born to parents Dorris J. Frakes Nee Yingling – his mother and Dr. James R. Frakes, his father, who was also a professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania.
His family had to move out to the eastern part of Pennsylvania alongside his younger brother. The move was to enable his father to take a job at Lehigh University as well as remain close to his family.
His father became folklore at the University, holding the prestigious Fairchild chair in American Literature until his demise in 2002. Jonathan Frakes comes from a blend of German and some English ancestry.
Jonathan Frakes first met actress Genie Francis on the set of his first major role in television, the soap opera called the Bare Essence in 1983.
The couple officially began dating in 1985 and got engaged a year later in 1986. They tied the knot on the 28th of May in 1988.
The couple has two kids together, their first child and daughter Elizabeth Francis Frakes and their second child and first son Jameson Ivor Frakes – who was named after his two grandfathers, the late James Frakes and the late actor Ivor Francis, Gene’s father.
He attended Bethlehem’s Liberty High School where he graduated in 1970. While at high school, he was very active in sports as a sprinter.
He later proceeded to the Pennsylvania State University and in 1974 earned a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts. At the University, he belonged to the Thespians and an MA society.
Jonathan Frakes has a net worth of $16 million.
Initially, when Jonathan ventured into acting, he started out as Captain American; the Marvel Comics series as well as working with the Impossible Regime Theater. His craze to grow his career made him move to New York and within a short period, he landed a role in the Broadway play, Ѕhеnаndоаh.
That project announced his acting skills to the world leading to several minor and major roles on television series. It was exactly in 1987 that he became a cast in the series Star Trek: The Next Generation.
The project Star Trek became globally known and was one of the most-watched television series that period. With the rise in his career, he later made a film appearance in the movie, Franchise.
For his performances in the project, Jonathan Frakes was nominated for the Вlосkbuѕtеr Еntеrtаіnmеnt Аwаrd аnd Нugо Аwаrdѕ but unfortunately didn’t get to take home any one of them.
Jonathan moved into directing films and became one of the best directors the movie industry has ever produced. In fact, he stood a chance during the 1996 nomination for the Saturn Award.
A few of his works as a director includes; Тhundеrbіrdѕ, Сlосkѕtорреrѕ, Тhе Lіbrаrіаn: Сurѕе оf thе Јudаѕ Сhаlісе and more to come.