Jonathan Frakes

Jonathan Frakes is a very famous and successful actor and director who rose to fame with the Star Trek Franchise, which continued over several years and emerged to be a blockbuster. He has also published his book named The Abductors: Conspiracy. Apart from this, he is also a talented and successful director and has also directed several Star Trek series episodes.

Well, how well do you know about Jonathan Frakes? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Jonathan Frakes’s net worth in 2021, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Jonathan Frakes to date.

Biography and Early Life

Jonathan Frakes was born and brought up in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, to father James R. Frakes, who used to work as an English Professor at Lehigh University, and mother Doris J. Yingling. His father also used to work as a critic and editor for the New York Times Book Review. Frakes grew up with a brother named Daniel, who unfortunately suffered from pancreatic cancer and died in 1997, and Frakes lost his father in 2002.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Jonathan Frakes in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Jonathan Frakes’s age is 68 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 19 August 1952. Though, he is 6′ 4″ in feet and inches and 193 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 192 lbs in Pound and 87kg in Kilograms.


Jonathan Frakes was raised in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where he completed his high school diploma from Liberty High School. He used to be a talented musician and was a member of the School’s Liberty High School Grenadier Band. He was also an outstanding athlete and used to do track running. Following this, he went on to pursue a degree in Theater Arts from the Pennsylvania State University. He was a brilliant student, so he was able to secure a position at the prestigious Harvard University as well.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Throughout his career as an actor, Jonathan Frakes has been dedicated to just one woman. He fell in love with actress Genie Francis, and the couple got married in the year 1988. They have been blessed with two children, a son named Jameson Ivor Frakes and a daughter named Elizabeth Francis Frakes.

Is Jonathan Frakes Gay?

Jonathan Frakes has been married to actress Genie Francis since the year 1988, and they together have two children. So it can be confirmed that he is not gay.

Professional Career

Jonathan Frakes used to be a brilliant student and was very talented in acting, so he decided to pursue a career as an actor in the year 1970 when he went on to work with Marvel Comics. Following this, he was cast in several insignificant roles, which didn’t substantially succeed. Finally, in the year 1984, owing to his amazing talent, he was able to score Commander William T. Riker’s role in the movie Star Trek.

This went on to be the most successful movie so far for his career, and he gained so much popularity that The movie was renewed for subsequent sequels making it a very profitable franchise. The Star Trek Franchise has made his career rock-solid, and Frakes is now one of the most famous names in Hollywood.

Apart from acting, Frakes has a passion for directing films and has served as the director for as many as 70 episodes of Star Trek and The Orville. He has also published a book of thriller genre called the Abductors: Conspiracy, and he has also lent his voice to the video game Star Trek. He went on to host shows like Beyond Belief: fact or fiction, Lee and Grant, etc.


Jonathan Frakes has received a Lifetime Achievement award from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films in the year 2013 owing to his contribution to the film industry and his unique and iconic movies.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Jonathan Frakes in 2021

Jonathan Frakes has been working as a lead actor, director, producer, voice artist, and author for years, and he has emerged as a viral and successful celebrity. Most of his income is derived from his career in the Star Trek Franchise as well as the shows and movies he has directed and produced and a great deal from brand endorsements. He has been able to acquire a net worth of $30 million as of 2021.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Frakes suffered from a back injury while moving furniture. As a result, he had to incorporate his injury into his character of William T. Riker in Star Trek; he would lean towards one side while acting.
  • Frakes hails from a family with German and English background.

Jonathan Frakes has been very popular in Hollywood and worldwide due to his talent and hard work as a lead actor and a director. He has worked in several popular movies and series, including the Star Trek Franchise, Falcon Crest, Dream West, Gargoyles, etc. He has also starred in shows like Beyond Belief: Facts or Fiction, Lois & Clark, and has directed several shows like Leverage, Castle & also some episodes of the popular series called Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.


Facts of Jonathan Scott Frakes

  • Gender Male
  • full nameJonathan Scott Frakes
  • birthplaceBellefonte, Pennsylvania, U. S.
  • Date of Birth August 19, 1952
  • Age 70 years 5 months
  • Horoscope Leo
  • Lucky Number 8
  • Lucky Stone Ruby
  • Lucky Color Gold
  • Best Match for Marriage Sagittarius, Gemini, Aries
  • nationalityAmerican
  • religionChristian
  • net worth$30 million
  • professionActor, Director
  • weightIn Kilograms – 87 Kg, In Pounds – 192 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 193 cm, In Feet and Inches – 6′ 4″
  • hair colorBrown
  • eye colorBlue
  • high schoolLiberty High School

Written by Joel S. Elkins

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