Jonathan Frakes is an American actor. He’s since pursued directing. He started his screen career in the 1970s, appearing in one-time roles on television. He continued his TV guest stints in the 1980s. His breakthrough role came in 1987 as Commander William T. Riker in Star Trek: The Next Generation. He starred on the show until 1994. He also reprised his role in the films Star Trek Generations, Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek: Insurrection and Star Trek: Nemesis. From 1998 to 2002, he hosted the TV show Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction? This year, he played William T. Riker again in the CBS All Access series Star Trek: Picard.