History Creator / JonathanFrakes

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.
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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:
3rd Dec '16 2:54:50 AM bombadil211
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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.

In recent years he has made quite a name for himself as a television director: he has directed no fewer than three episodes each of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' and ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' as well as [[DirectedByCastMember eight episodes]] of ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Next Generation]]''. Other directing credits include ''Series/TheTwilightZone2002'', ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'', ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', and multiple episodes of ''Series/{{Castle}}'', ''Series/BurnNotice'', ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'', ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' and ''Series/{{The Librarians|2014}}''. Feature film directing credits 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, [[CreatorKiller 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- it was more Creator/{{Universal}}'s fault as well as the lengthy DevelopmentHell the film went through than anything). One of the episodes of ''Series/{{Castle}}'' that he directed was based at a sci-fi convention, where his ''Star Trek'' references were only outnumbered by the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' references. (Oh, and he has a [[TheCameo cameo]] in that one, too.) He also [[http://www.treknews.net/2014/12/07/jonathan-frakes-star-trek-3-bring-in-riker/ offered]] to direct ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'' after Creator/RobertoOrci quit (to which the fanbase reacted by starting a Website/{{Twitter}} campaign in favor), but was passed on in favor of Creator/JustinLin.

On the set of ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'', Frakes earned the nickname "Two Takes Frakes" for his economical shooting style. 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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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. \n\nIn recent years he has made quite a name for himself 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]].

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: director. As a director, he has 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 no fewer than three episodes each of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' and ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' as well as include:

* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'':
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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': Three
episodes of ''Series/{{Castle}}'', ''Series/BurnNotice'', ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'', ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' and a guest appearance
* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'': Three episodes[[note]]All with titles beginning with "P" for some reason[[/note]] and a guest appearance
* ''Series/TheTwilightZone2002''
* ''Series/{{Roswell}}'': also a producer
* ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}''
* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD''
* ''Series/{{Castle}}''
* ''Series/BurnNotice''
* ''Series/NCISLosAngeles''
* ''Series/{{Leverage}}'': also a producer
*
''Series/{{The Librarians|2014}}''. Feature Librarians|2014}}'': also a producer

He also had a brief stint as a feature
film directing credits 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, [[CreatorKiller [[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- commentary), although it was more Creator/{{Universal}}'s fault as well as the lengthy DevelopmentHell the film went through than anything). One of anything he did as a director.

He continues to make
the episodes of ''Series/{{Castle}}'' that he directed was based at occasional on-screen appearance, playing a sci-fi convention, where his ''Star Trek'' references were only outnumbered by the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' references. (Oh, dramatically heavy role in ''Series/CriminalMinds'' and he has a [[TheCameo cameo]] [[LargeHam hamming it up]] in that one, too.) ''Series/AngieTribeca]]. He also [[http://www.treknews.net/2014/12/07/jonathan-frakes-star-trek-3-bring-in-riker/ offered]] to direct ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'' after Creator/RobertoOrci quit (to which the fanbase reacted by starting a Website/{{Twitter}} campaign in favor), but was passed on in favor of Creator/JustinLin.

On the set of ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'', Frakes earned the nickname "Two Takes Frakes" for his economical shooting style.
occasionally [[CreatorCamero 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, 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.
8th Oct '16 2:16:44 PM JamesAustin
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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.

In recent years he has made quite a name for himself as a television director: he has directed no fewer than three episodes each of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' and ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' as well as [[DirectedByCastMember eight episodes]] of ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Next Generation]]''. Other directing credits include ''Series/TheTwilightZone2002'', ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'', ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', and multiple episodes of ''Series/{{Castle}}'', ''Series/BurnNotice'', ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'', ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' and ''Series/{{The Librarian|2014}}''. Feature film directing credits 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, [[CreatorKiller 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- it was more Creator/{{Universal}}'s fault as well as the lengthy DevelopmentHell the film went through than anything). One of the episodes of ''Series/{{Castle}}'' that he directed was based at a sci-fi convention, where his ''Star Trek'' references were only outnumbered by the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' references. (Oh, and he has a [[TheCameo cameo]] in that one, too.) He also [[http://www.treknews.net/2014/12/07/jonathan-frakes-star-trek-3-bring-in-riker/ offered]] to direct ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'' after Creator/RobertoOrci quit (to which the fanbase reacted by starting a Website/{{Twitter}} campaign in favor), but was passed on in favor of Creator/JustinLin.

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'''Jonathan Jonathan Scott Frakes''' 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.

In recent years he has made quite a name for himself as a television director: he has directed no fewer than three episodes each of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' and ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' as well as [[DirectedByCastMember eight episodes]] of ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Next Generation]]''. Other directing credits include ''Series/TheTwilightZone2002'', ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'', ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', and multiple episodes of ''Series/{{Castle}}'', ''Series/BurnNotice'', ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'', ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' and ''Series/{{The Librarian|2014}}''.Librarians|2014}}''. Feature film directing credits 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, [[CreatorKiller 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- it was more Creator/{{Universal}}'s fault as well as the lengthy DevelopmentHell the film went through than anything). One of the episodes of ''Series/{{Castle}}'' that he directed was based at a sci-fi convention, where his ''Star Trek'' references were only outnumbered by the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' references. (Oh, and he has a [[TheCameo cameo]] in that one, too.) He also [[http://www.treknews.net/2014/12/07/jonathan-frakes-star-trek-3-bring-in-riker/ offered]] to direct ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'' after Creator/RobertoOrci quit (to which the fanbase reacted by starting a Website/{{Twitter}} campaign in favor), but was passed on in favor of Creator/JustinLin.
8th Oct '16 2:14:55 PM JamesAustin
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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.

In recent years he has made quite a name for himself as a television director: he has directed no fewer than three episodes each of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' and ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' as well as [[DirectedByCastMember eight episodes]] of ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Next Generation]]''. Other directing credits include ''Series/TheTwilightZone2002'', ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'', ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', and multiple episodes of ''Series/{{Castle}}'', ''Series/BurnNotice'', ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'', ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' and ''Series/TheLibrarians2014''. Feature film directing credits 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, [[CreatorKiller 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- it was more Creator/{{Universal}}'s fault as well as the lengthy DevelopmentHell the film went through than anything). One of the episodes of ''Series/{{Castle}}'' that he directed was based at a sci-fi convention, where his ''Star Trek'' references were only outnumbered by the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' references. (Oh, and he has a [[TheCameo cameo]] in that one, too.) He also [[http://www.treknews.net/2014/12/07/jonathan-frakes-star-trek-3-bring-in-riker/ offered]] to direct ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'' after Creator/RobertoOrci quit (to which the fanbase reacted by starting a Website/{{Twitter}} campaign in favor), but was passed on in favor of Creator/JustinLin.

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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 BadassBeard and BadAssBaritone BadassBaritone voice.

In recent years he has made quite a name for himself as a television director: he has directed no fewer than three episodes each of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' and ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' as well as [[DirectedByCastMember eight episodes]] of ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Next Generation]]''. Other directing credits include ''Series/TheTwilightZone2002'', ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'', ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', and multiple episodes of ''Series/{{Castle}}'', ''Series/BurnNotice'', ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'', ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' and ''Series/TheLibrarians2014''.''Series/{{The Librarian|2014}}''. Feature film directing credits 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, [[CreatorKiller 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- it was more Creator/{{Universal}}'s fault as well as the lengthy DevelopmentHell the film went through than anything). One of the episodes of ''Series/{{Castle}}'' that he directed was based at a sci-fi convention, where his ''Star Trek'' references were only outnumbered by the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' references. (Oh, and he has a [[TheCameo cameo]] in that one, too.) He also [[http://www.treknews.net/2014/12/07/jonathan-frakes-star-trek-3-bring-in-riker/ offered]] to direct ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'' after Creator/RobertoOrci quit (to which the fanbase reacted by starting a Website/{{Twitter}} campaign in favor), but was passed on in favor of Creator/JustinLin.



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In recent years he has made quite a name for himself as a television director: he has directed no fewer than three episodes each of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' and ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' as well as [[DirectedByCastMember eight episodes]] of ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Next Generation]]''. Other directing credits include ''Series/{{The Twilight Zone}}'', ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'', ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', and multiple episodes of ''Series/{{Castle}}'', ''Series/{{Burn Notice}}'', ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'', ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' and ''Series/TheLibrarians2014''. Feature film directing credits 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, [[CreatorKiller 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- it was more Creator/{{Universal}}'s fault as well as the lengthy DevelopmentHell the film went through than anything). One of the episodes of ''Series/{{Castle}}'' that he directed was based at a sci-fi convention, where his Star Trek references were only outnumbered by the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' references. (Oh, and he has a [[TheCameo cameo]] in that one, too.) He also [[http://www.treknews.net/2014/12/07/jonathan-frakes-star-trek-3-bring-in-riker/ offered]] to direct ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'' after Creator/RobertoOrci quit (to which the fanbase reacted by starting a Website/{{Twitter}} campaign in favor), but was passed on in favor of Creator/JustinLin.

On the set of ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'', Frakes earned the nickname "Two Takes Frakes" for his economical shooting style. 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 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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In recent years he has made quite a name for himself as a television director: he has directed no fewer than three episodes each of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' and ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' as well as [[DirectedByCastMember eight episodes]] of ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Next Generation]]''. Other directing credits include ''Series/{{The Twilight Zone}}'', ''Series/TheTwilightZone2002'', ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'', ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', and multiple episodes of ''Series/{{Castle}}'', ''Series/{{Burn Notice}}'', ''Series/BurnNotice'', ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'', ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' and ''Series/TheLibrarians2014''. Feature film directing credits 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, [[CreatorKiller 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- it was more Creator/{{Universal}}'s fault as well as the lengthy DevelopmentHell the film went through than anything). One of the episodes of ''Series/{{Castle}}'' that he directed was based at a sci-fi convention, where his Star Trek ''Star Trek'' references were only outnumbered by the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' references. (Oh, and he has a [[TheCameo cameo]] in that one, too.) He also [[http://www.treknews.net/2014/12/07/jonathan-frakes-star-trek-3-bring-in-riker/ offered]] to direct ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'' after Creator/RobertoOrci quit (to which the fanbase reacted by starting a Website/{{Twitter}} campaign in favor), but was passed on in favor of Creator/JustinLin.

On the set of ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'', Frakes earned the nickname "Two Takes Frakes" for his economical shooting style. 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 GeneRoddenberry 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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