|Birth place||Bellefonte, Pennsylvania|
|Years active||1977 to present|
|Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.|
Jonathan Scott Frakes, though now first and foremost a director, got his big break as an actor with North and South, both miniseries, and cemented his place in the public awareness with his role as Cmdr. William T. Riker of the Starship Enterprise on Star Trek: The Next Generation. He has continued to act, particularly doing voice work, since, but his focus has shifted behind the camera. His directorial credits include Star Trek movies First Contact and Insurrection, Clockstoppers, two The Librarian TV movies and episodes of Leverage, Castle, Roswell and NCIS: Los Angeles. He directed a season one episode, The Well, on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (series).