Biography for Jonathan Frakes

Birth name: Jonathan Scott Frakes

Nickname: Two-Takes Frakes

Height: 6' 4" (1.93 m)

Spouse: Genie Francis (28 May 1988  -  present)

Daughter, Elizabeth Francis, born. [30 May 1997]

Marched trombone in Blue Band at Penn State University.

Son, Jameson Ivor, born 20 August 1994

Educated at Penn State University and Harvard University

Nickname: "Two-Takes Frakes", for his efficient filming style on the set of Star Trek: First Contact.

Is a member or Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity

Shares a birthday with Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry.

He and Leonard Nimoy have both directed two Star Trek movies. In both cases, one of the films was a time travel story. In addition, both he and Nimoy were best known as the first officer of the USS Enterprise from their respective Star Trek series/movies.

The only episodes when William Riker was called Bill was in “The Naked Now” and “Haven”.

Jonathan Frakes returned to rehearsals for the start of the second season sporting a beard, with the intention of shaving it off before shooting began, but the producers liked it and asked him to keep it. It remained for the rest of the show’s run, eventually shaved off for the movie Star Trek: Insurrection.