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Actor, Author and Writer; Best Known for Playing Commander William T. Riker in "Star Trek"

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Jonathan Frakes's career started on the television series "Bare Essence" and in the similarly glitzy "Paper Dolls," but he had no luck catching fame until his role in "Star Trek: The Next Generation." Frakes even successfully lobbied the show's producers to step behind the camera and direct several episodes of the series. In return, Frakes remained particularly loyal to the franchise, appearing as Riker on episodes of the spin-offs "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" and "Star Trek: Voyager," several video games and even "Star Trek: The Experience" amusement ride in Las Vegas. He also good-naturedly spoofed his image as Riker in guest spots on series such as "Cybill," "3rd Rock From the Sun" and "Futurama."

Frakes made his feature film debut reprising Riker in "Star Trek: Generations" in 1994. With 1996's "Star Trek: First Contact," he combined his directorial and "Trek" experience to follow in the wake of Shatner and Leonard Nimoy by both appearing in and directing the film. The first of the "Trek" movies that did not feature any of the characters from the original '60s series, "First Contact" focused on the conflicts between the Enterprise crew and their enemy The Borg. Frakes proved adept as a helmer, creating suspense and showing a flair for the material. In 1998, he again did double duty helming and acting in the next installment in the franchise, "Star Trek: Insurrection," a capable but somewhat lackluster outing. By the tenth feature, Frakes returned to acting only, and director Stuart Baird took the helm.

Frakes directed several first-season episodes of the WB's teen sci-fi series "Roswell" in 1999, and his outings were so well-received he was asked to come on as executive producer when the series was revamped with a more adventure-oriented tone in its second season.

Paramount tapped Frakes to mix his experiencing helming sci-fi and directing teen actors when the hired him to direct the lighthearted time-tripping romp "Clockstoppers"; now primarily committed to directing, Frakes continued to develop several science fiction and fantasy-themed feature film projects and cultivated the genre association by directing an episode of UPN's revived "The Twilight Zone" in 2002.

Like many other Star Trek actors, Jonathan Frakes developed his acting chops onstage in New York City, where he appeared in Eugene O'Neill's The Hairy Ape and Shenandoah. Soap opera roles and bit parts in assorted television series followed. In 1987 he was cast as Commander Will Riker in Star Trek: The Next Generation, the highly publicized successor to the original Star Trek. Both the series and his character were extremely well received by the viewing public, but Frakes opted not to rest on his acting laurels. By taking advantage of an informal “director in training” program that came into existence during executive producer Rick Berman’s management of the Star Trek franchise, Frakes received invaluable insight into the nuts and bolts of crafting a television episode. He would go on to direct episodes in three of the Star Trek series: TNG, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager. He also directed two of the TNG films: Star Trek: First Contact and Star Trek: Insurrection. Post-Star Trek, Frakes has become a much-in-demand television director, helming episodes of such series as Roswell, Leverage, Dollhouse, Castle, NCIS: Los Angeles, V and two of the made-for-TV movies in The Librarian series.

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Actor, Author and Writer; Best Known for Playing Commander William T. Riker in "Star Trek"

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Jonathan Frakes's career started on the television series "Bare Essence" and in the similarly glitzy "Paper Dolls," but he had no luck catching fame until his role in "Star Trek: The Next Generation." Frakes even successfully lobbied the show's producers to step behind the camera and direct several episodes of the series. In return, Frakes remained particularly loyal to the franchise, appearing as Riker on episodes of the spin-offs "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" and "Star Trek: Voyager," several video games and even "Star Trek: The Experience" amusement ride in Las Vegas. He also good-naturedly spoofed his image as Riker in guest spots on series such as "Cybill," "3rd Rock From the Sun" and "Futurama."

Frakes made his feature film debut reprising Riker in "Star Trek: Generations" in 1994. With 1996's "Star Trek: First Contact," he combined his directorial and "Trek" experience to follow in the wake of Shatner and Leonard Nimoy by both appearing in and directing the film. The first of the "Trek" movies that did not feature any of the characters from the original '60s series, "First Contact" focused on the conflicts between the Enterprise crew and their enemy The Borg. Frakes proved adept as a helmer, creating suspense and showing a flair for the material. In 1998, he again did double duty helming and acting in the next installment in the franchise, "Star Trek: Insurrection," a capable but somewhat lackluster outing. By the tenth feature, Frakes returned to acting only, and director Stuart Baird took the helm.

Frakes directed several first-season episodes of the WB's teen sci-fi series "Roswell" in 1999, and his outings were so well-received he was asked to come on as executive producer when the series was revamped with a more adventure-oriented tone in its second season.

Paramount tapped Frakes to mix his experiencing helming sci-fi and directing teen actors when the hired him to direct the lighthearted time-tripping romp "Clockstoppers"; now primarily committed to directing, Frakes continued to develop several science fiction and fantasy-themed feature film projects and cultivated the genre association by directing an episode of UPN's revived "The Twilight Zone" in 2002.

Like many other Star Trek actors, Jonathan Frakes developed his acting chops onstage in New York City, where he appeared in Eugene O'Neill's The Hairy Ape and Shenandoah. Soap opera roles and bit parts in assorted television series followed. In 1987 he was cast as Commander Will Riker in Star Trek: The Next Generation, the highly publicized successor to the original Star Trek. Both the series and his character were extremely well received by the viewing public, but Frakes opted not to rest on his acting laurels. By taking advantage of an informal “director in training” program that came into existence during executive producer Rick Berman’s management of the Star Trek franchise, Frakes received invaluable insight into the nuts and bolts of crafting a television episode. He would go on to direct episodes in three of the Star Trek series: TNG, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager. He also directed two of the TNG films: Star Trek: First Contact and Star Trek: Insurrection. Post-Star Trek, Frakes has become a much-in-demand television director, helming episodes of such series as Roswell, Leverage, Dollhouse, Castle, NCIS: Los Angeles, V and two of the made-for-TV movies in The Librarian series.

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  • How to book Jonathan Frakes?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jonathan Frakes for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Jonathan Frakes, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Jonathan Frakes or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Jonathan Frakes?

    Booking fees for Jonathan Frakes, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jonathan Frakes, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Jonathan Frakes?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jonathan Frakes for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jonathan Frakes for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jonathan Frakes or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jonathan Frakes or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Jonathan Frakes is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Jonathan Frakes for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Jonathan Frakes generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Brent Spiner, James Naughton, Sean Astin, Karen Gillan and William Fichtner. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jonathan Frakes for an upcoming event.

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