Jonathan Scott Frakes, simply known as Jonathan Frakes, is an American actor, film director, television producer and director, as well as a voice actor. How rich is Jonathan Frakes? According to sources, Jonathan Frakes’ net worth is estimated to be $12 million. Jonathan Frakes’ acting, as well as directing career is the key factor for his wealth. Born in 1952, in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, Jonathan Frakes graduated from Liberty High School and received bachelor’s degree at Penn State University. Jonathan Frakes’ early career begins with him working for a publisher of comic books “Marvel Comics”. His main job was to appear dressed as one of the characters, namely Captain America, during various conventions. Frakes then moved out to New York and joined the Impossible Ragtime Theatre.
Jonathan Frakes Net Worth $12 Million
During the time spent with this company, Jonathan Frakes took part in several plays, including “The Hairy Ape” and his first Broadway performance in a musical called “Shenandoah”. Around the same time, Frakes landed a role in a television soap opera “The Doctors”, as well as roles in such television series as “Hill Street Blues”, “Eight is Enough” and “The Waltons”. Jonathan Frakes’ net worth increased when he additionally started voicing characters. His perhaps most notable voice acting role is David Xanatos from the animated series “Gargoyles”. However, the role that brought Frakes the most public recognition and fame is that of Commander William T. Riker from the “Star Trek” franchise. Frakes made his first appearances on “Star Trek” in 1994 with the release of a movie called “Star Trek Generations”. The film featured such actors as Patrick Stewart, William Shatner, Brent Spiner and Alan Ruck. Even though the movie received mixed reviews from critics, it managed to collect $118 million in the box office, which significantly increased Jonathan Frakes’ net worth. Frakes then reprised his role of a Commander in the later installments of the franchise, and starred in the last film to include the main cast from the first movie called “Star Trek: Nemesis”. Frakes has also provided a voice for his character in a video game called “Star Trek: Captain’s Chair”.
In addition to acting in the “Star Trek” franchise, Jonathan Frakes has directed several episodes of the series. His innovative outlook on shooting scenes in familiar settings granted him an opportunity to direct both “Star Trek: First Contact” that earned $146 million in box office, as well as “Star Trek: Insurrection”, a ninth film in the franchise with a box office of $112 million. Jonathan Frakes continued his directing career with such television series as “Burn Notice”, “Leverage”, and “NCIS: Los Angeles”. Frakes’ most recent directing work is a television show based on the Marvel comics “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” with Clark Gregg and Brett Dalton. The show has so far aired one season but has been renewed for a second season in 2014. Jonathan Frakes is a well-recognized actor, a remarkable director, as well as a television producer who has an estimated net worth of $12 million. Jonathan Frakes is currently married to Genie Francis.
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