Jonathan Frid (1924–2012)


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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 the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) in the UK and later earned a Master's Degree in Directing from the Yale School of Drama. He was a ... See full bio »

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House of Dark Shadows Barnabas Collins
(1970)
Dark Shadows Barnabas Collins / Bramwell Collins / Opening Voiceover / Opening Voice / Barnabas / Barnabus Collins
(1967-1971)
Dark Shadows Guest
(2012)
Golden Showcase Mercutio
(1961)

Filmography

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 2012 Dark Shadows
Guest
 2012 The Peter Austin Noto Show (TV Series)
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- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... Guest
 1974 Seizure
Edmund Blackstone
 1973 The Devil's Daughter (TV Movie)
Mr. Howard
 1967-1971 Dark Shadows (TV Series)
Barnabas Collins / Bramwell Collins / Opening Voiceover / ...
- Episode #1.1245 (1971) ... Bramwell Collins
- Episode #1.1244 (1971) ... Bramwell Collins
- Episode #1.1243 (1971) ... Bramwell Collins
- Episode #1.1242 (1971) ... Bramwell Collins
- Episode #1.1241 (1971) ... Bramwell Collins
 1970 House of Dark Shadows
Barnabas Collins
 1969 The Generation Gap (TV Series)
Barnabas Collins
- Episode #1.8 (1969) ... Barnabas Collins
 1961 Golden Showcase (TV Series)
Mercutio
- The Picture of Dorian Gray (1961) ... Mercutio
 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series)
- Henry IV (1960)
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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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It was the particular qualities of playing the character Barnabas Collins that I enjoyed, not simply portraying a vampire. As an actor, I have certain instincts and I put them to work. Contrasting qualities are important in any role and can be brought out even when no such qualities are indicated in the script. I think it's necessary to create a positive and negative force within a particular ... See more »

Trivia:

Working with former Dark Shadows (1966) costar Marie Wallace, Jonathan made his directorial debut in February 1993, with the play "Lion in Winter" at the Georgia College Theatre in Milledgeville, Georgia. Marie starred as Eleanor of Aquitaine. See more »

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