Jonathan Frakes Overview

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Born: August 19, 1952

Best known for his Star Trek: The Next Generation character, Commander Riker, this Pennsylvania native attended the state university before venturing off to Harvard University to complete his education. During his time at Harvard, he spent some years gaining acting experience with the Loeb Drama Center. Following university, Frakes spent several years in New York performing on a number of regional stage productions. He began working on the small screen in the late 70s, with a... See All


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