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Jonathan Frid (1924–2012)


Jonathan Frid's career in drama began when he first "offered his soul" to the theater as a young boy at a preparatory school in Ontario, Canada. Following his graduation from McMaster University, he attended London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and later earned a Master's Degree in Directing from the Yale School of Drama. Mr. Frid was a leading... See full bio »

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Known For

Dark Shadows
Dark Shadows Barnabas Collins / Bramwell Collins / Opening Voiceover / Opening Voice / Barnabas
(1967-1971)
Dark Shadows
Dark Shadows Guest
(2012)
House of Dark Shadows
House of Dark Shadows Barnabas Collins
(1970)
Seizure
Seizure Edmund Blackstone
(1974)

Filmography

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 2012 Dark Shadows
Guest
 1974 Seizure
Edmund Blackstone
 1973 The Devil's Daughter (TV Movie)
Mr. Howard
 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series)
- Henry IV (1960)
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 2012 Edición Especial Coleccionista (TV Series) (in memory of - 1 episode)
- Comparativa: Operación Dragón (2012) ... (in memory of)
Hide Hide Show Show Self (8 credits)
 1994 50 Years of Soaps: An All-Star Celebration (TV Movie)
Himself
 1986 Hour Magazine (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode dated 20 November 1986 (1986) ... Himself
 1969 The Joey Bishop Show (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #4.11 (1969) ... Himself
 1969 Della (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #1.1 (1969) ... Himself
 1969 The Merv Griffin Show (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode dated 27 March 1969 (1969) ... Himself
 1968 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #7.227 (1968) ... Himself
Hide Hide Show Show Archive footage (4 credits)
 2013 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (TV Special)
Himself - In Memoriam
 2009 Dark Shadows: The Vampire Curse (Video)
Barnabas Collins
 1999 Dark Shadows on Location (Video documentary short)
Barnabas Collins
 1993 Dark Shadows Bloopers (Video documentary)
Barnabas Collins
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Guest on "Live on Five" talked about his role on "Dark Shadows". See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 2 Articles | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

"I love to play horror for horror's sake. Inner horror...I mean I never thought I created fear with the fang business of "Barnabas". I always felt foolish doing that part of it. The horror part I like was 'the lie'" -- Jonathan Frid, on his Dark Shadows (1966) character. See more »

Trivia:

Retired: producing his own website and occasionally making appearances for charity See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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