History Creator / JonathanFrakes

9th Jun '18 12:37:09 PM timotaka
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A well-regarded actor with a long and respectable career, he's largely stepped away from being in front of the camera in favor of becoming a highly-prolific television director. As a director, he is known for a highly economical shooting style that earned him the nickname of "Two Take Frakes" during the production of ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact''. Shows he's directed episodes of include:

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A well-regarded actor with a long and respectable career, he's largely stepped away from being in front of the camera in favor of becoming a highly-prolific television director. As a director, he is known for a highly economical shooting style that earned him the nickname of "Two Take Takes Frakes" during the production of ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact''. Shows he's directed episodes of include:
5th May '18 8:35:31 AM acereject
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* ''Series/StarTrekDiscovery'': Two+ episodes


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* ''Series/{{The Orville}}''
12th Nov '17 6:12:27 PM TravisLanceHawkins
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Jonathan Scott Frakes (born August 19, 1952) is best known for two things: the voice of Xanatos in the animated series ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' and the role of Commander William Riker, aka NumberOne, in the critically acclaimed ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. Both of which were excellent showcases for his BadassBeard and BadassBaritone voice. He is also one of the few actors to have appeared in all four modern-era ''Trek'' series, although his [[Series/StarTrekEnterprise last appearance as Commander Riker]] wasn't [[BaseBreaker without controversy]].

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Jonathan Scott Frakes (born August 19, 1952) is best known for two things: the voice of Xanatos ([[InkSuitActor whose design was based on him]]) in the animated series ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' and the role of Commander William Riker, aka NumberOne, in the critically acclaimed ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. Both of which were excellent showcases for his BadassBeard and BadassBaritone voice. He is also one of the few actors to have appeared in all four modern-era ''Trek'' series, although his [[Series/StarTrekEnterprise last appearance as Commander Riker]] wasn't [[BaseBreaker without controversy]].
10th Nov '17 12:13:57 PM dlchen145
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Jonathan Scott Frakes (August 19, 1952-) is best known for two things: the voice of Xanatos in the animated series ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' and the role of Commander William Riker, aka NumberOne, in the critically acclaimed ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. Both of which were excellent showcases for his BadassBeard and BadassBaritone voice. He is also one of the few actors to have appeared in all four modern-era ''Trek'' series, although his [[Series/StarTrekEnterprise last appearance as Commander Riker]] wasn't [[BaseBreaker without controversy]].

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Jonathan Scott Frakes (August (born August 19, 1952-) 1952) is best known for two things: the voice of Xanatos in the animated series ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' and the role of Commander William Riker, aka NumberOne, in the critically acclaimed ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. Both of which were excellent showcases for his BadassBeard and BadassBaritone voice. He is also one of the few actors to have appeared in all four modern-era ''Trek'' series, although his [[Series/StarTrekEnterprise last appearance as Commander Riker]] wasn't [[BaseBreaker without controversy]].
12th Jul '17 6:28:47 PM bombadil211
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He continues to make the occasional on-screen appearance, having played a dramatically heavy role in ''Series/CriminalMinds'' and [[LargeHam hammed it up]] in ''Series/AngieTribeca. He also likes to [[CreatorCameo insert himself]] into shows he directs, making very brief blink-and-you'll-miss-it cameos.

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He continues to make the occasional on-screen appearance, having played a dramatically heavy role in ''Series/CriminalMinds'' and [[LargeHam hammed it up]] in ''Series/AngieTribeca.''Series/AngieTribeca''. He also likes to [[CreatorCameo insert himself]] into shows he directs, making very brief blink-and-you'll-miss-it cameos.
21st Dec '16 10:04:02 PM bombadil211
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He continues to make the occasional on-screen appearance, having played a dramatically heavy role in ''Series/CriminalMinds'' and [[LargeHam hammed it up]] in ''Series/AngieTribeca. He also occasionally [[CreatorCameo inserts himself]] into shows he directs, making very brief blink-and-you'll-miss-it cameos.

He is the famed TropeMaker for GrowingTheBeard, because there had been a writers' strike between the first two seasons of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' he, erm, [[TropeNamer grew a beard]] during the unexpectedly extended break (see right): the facial topiary's presence at the script readthroughs for the second season was mere happenstance and he was planning on shaving prior to shooting, but ''Trek'' creator Creator/GeneRoddenberry felt it gave him a far more dignified appearance and decided to ThrowItIn to his character's appearance too. The beard staying then coincided -- and has become synonymous -- with the show's generally-agreed development from something good into something great in the next year or two. All thanks to Frakes' face.

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He continues to make the occasional on-screen appearance, having played a dramatically heavy role in ''Series/CriminalMinds'' and [[LargeHam hammed it up]] in ''Series/AngieTribeca. He also occasionally likes to [[CreatorCameo inserts insert himself]] into shows he directs, making very brief blink-and-you'll-miss-it cameos.

He is the famed TropeMaker for GrowingTheBeard, because there had been a writers' strike between the first two seasons of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' he, erm, [[TropeNamer grew a beard]] during the unexpectedly extended break (see right): page photo): the facial topiary's presence at the script readthroughs for the second season was mere happenstance and he was planning on shaving prior to shooting, but ''Trek'' creator Creator/GeneRoddenberry felt it gave him a far more dignified appearance and decided to ThrowItIn to his character's appearance too. The beard staying then coincided -- and has become synonymous -- with the show's generally-agreed development from something good into something great in the next year or two. All thanks to Frakes' face.
11th Dec '16 11:27:44 PM bombadil211
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He is the famed TropeMaker for GrowingTheBeard, because there had been a writers' strike between the first two seasons of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' he, erm, [[TropeNamer grew a beard]] during the unexpectedly extended break (see right): the facial topiary's presence at the script readthroughs for the second season was mere happenstance, but ''Trek'' creator Creator/GeneRoddenberry felt it gave him a far more dignified appearance and decided to ThrowItIn to his character's appearance too. The beard staying then coincided -- and has become synonymous -- with the show's generally-agreed development from something good into something great in the next year or two. All thanks to Frakes' face.

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He is the famed TropeMaker for GrowingTheBeard, because there had been a writers' strike between the first two seasons of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' he, erm, [[TropeNamer grew a beard]] during the unexpectedly extended break (see right): the facial topiary's presence at the script readthroughs for the second season was mere happenstance, happenstance and he was planning on shaving prior to shooting, but ''Trek'' creator Creator/GeneRoddenberry felt it gave him a far more dignified appearance and decided to ThrowItIn to his character's appearance too. The beard staying then coincided -- and has become synonymous -- with the show's generally-agreed development from something good into something great in the next year or two. All thanks to Frakes' face.
3rd Dec '16 2:57:20 AM bombadil211
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He also had a brief stint as a feature film director, making films that ran the gamut in terms of quality and acclaim. His films include ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'' (widely considered one of the finest ''Franchise/StarTrek'' movies ever) and ''Film/StarTrekInsurrection'', as well as ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', ''Film/{{Clockstoppers}}'', and two ''Film/TheLibrarian'' movies. [[ShoutOut All of which have Star Trek references in them at his insistence.]] However, [[CareerKiller his theatrical directing career was brought to a screeching halt]] with the notorious flop that was ''Film/{{Thunderbirds}}'' (he even called himself the "[[TakeThatMe alleged director]]" on the DVD commentary), although it was more Creator/{{Universal}}'s fault as well as the lengthy DevelopmentHell the film went through than anything he did as a director.

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He also had a brief stint as a feature film director, making films that ran the gamut in terms of quality and acclaim. His films include ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'' (widely considered one of the finest ''Franchise/StarTrek'' movies ever) and ''Film/StarTrekInsurrection'', ''Film/StarTrekInsurrection'' (widely considered one of the worst), as well as ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', ''Film/{{Clockstoppers}}'', and two ''Film/TheLibrarian'' movies. [[ShoutOut All of which have Star Trek references in them at his insistence.]] However, [[CareerKiller his theatrical directing career was brought to a screeching halt]] with the notorious flop that was ''Film/{{Thunderbirds}}'' (he even called himself the "[[TakeThatMe alleged director]]" on the DVD commentary), although it was more Creator/{{Universal}}'s fault as well as the lengthy DevelopmentHell the film went through than anything he did as a director.
3rd Dec '16 2:56:41 AM bombadil211
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He continues to make the occasional on-screen appearance, playing a dramatically heavy role in ''Series/CriminalMinds'' and [[LargeHam hamming it up]] in ''Series/AngieTribeca]]. He also occasionally [[CreatorCamero inserts himself]] into shows he directs, making very brief blink-and-you'll-miss-it cameos.

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He continues to make the occasional on-screen appearance, playing having played a dramatically heavy role in ''Series/CriminalMinds'' and [[LargeHam hamming hammed it up]] in ''Series/AngieTribeca]]. ''Series/AngieTribeca. He also occasionally [[CreatorCamero [[CreatorCameo inserts himself]] into shows he directs, making very brief blink-and-you'll-miss-it cameos.
3rd Dec '16 2:55:06 AM bombadil211
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A well-regarded actor with a long and respectable career, he's largely stepped away from being in front of the camera in favor of becoming a highly-prolific television director. As a director, he is known for a highly economical shooting style that earned him the nickname of "Two Take Frakes" during the production of ''Film/StarTrekFirstConctact''. Shows he's directed episodes of include:

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A well-regarded actor with a long and respectable career, he's largely stepped away from being in front of the camera in favor of becoming a highly-prolific television director. As a director, he is known for a highly economical shooting style that earned him the nickname of "Two Take Frakes" during the production of ''Film/StarTrekFirstConctact''.''Film/StarTrekFirstContact''. Shows he's directed episodes of include:
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