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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
 1961 Golden Showcase (TV Series)
Mercutio
- The Picture of Dorian Gray (1961) ... Mercutio
 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series)
- Henry IV (1960)
Hide Hide Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
 2012 Special Collector's Edition (TV Series) (in memory of - 1 episode)
- Comparativa: Operación Dragón (2012) ... (in memory of)
Hide Hide Show Show Self (7 credits)
 1994 50 Years of Soaps: An All-Star Celebration (TV Movie)
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 dated 16 July 1968 (1968) ... Himself
Hide Hide Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)
 2013 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (TV Special)
Himself - In Memoriam
 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:

(1987, October) Appeared as Jonathan Brewster in the play Arsenic and Old Lace at the Schubert Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA. See more »

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

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Personal Quote:

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:

Served as a seaman in the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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