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|Nickname:||/ Two-Takes Frakes|
|Known for:||Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek: Insurrection, Star Trek: Generations|
|Birth name:||Jonathan Scott Frakes|
|Birthday:||19 August 1952, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Height:||6' 4" (1.93 m)|
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TriviaDaughter, Elizabeth Francis, born. [30 May 1997] Son, Jameson Ivor, born 20 August 1994. Nickname: "Two-Takes Frakes," for his efficient filming style on the set of Star Trek: First Contact (1996). Is a member of 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. His trademark beard was acquired during the filming of "North and South, Book II" (1986). It was patterned after a style popular during the American Civil War. He liked it so much, he continued to wear it after he returned to "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987) for its second season. Is the only 'Star Trek' regular to appear in four different 'Star Trek' series: "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987), "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993), "Star Trek: Voyager" (1995) and "Enterprise" (2001). As well as narrate the 1996 "Star Trek: TNG" audio-book "Crossover", featuring Ambassador Spock (Leonard Nimoy), Captain Scott (James Doohan), and Admiral McCoy (DeForest Kelley). Along with Marina Sirtis, Brent Spiner, Michael Dorn, Colm Meaney and Jeffrey Combs, he is one of only six actors to appear in the finales of two different "Star Trek" series ("Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987) and "Enterprise" (2001)). Godmother of his son Jameson is Elizabeth Berman (wife of Rick Berman-Star Trek producer/writer/creator) Along with Tim Russ, he is one of only two actors who have appeared in "Star Trek" to share scenes with four of the five captains: Patrick Stewart in every episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987), Star Trek: Generations (1994), Star Trek: First Contact (1996), Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) and Star Trek: Nemesis (2002), Avery Brooks in the "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993) episode "Defiant", Kate Mulgrew in the "Star Trek: Voyager" (1995) episode "Death Wish" and Scott Bakula in the "Enterprise" (2001) finale "These Are the Voyages...". When preparing for his audition for the role of Commander William T. Riker in Star Trek: The Next Generation, he had to watch videotapes from the original episodes because he knew nothing about the original Star Trek series. Shares first and last name with mid-20th Century aviator and stunt man Jonathan Frakes. Has written the sci-fi-book "The Abductors: Conspiracy" along with Dean Wesley Smith.