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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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 2012 Special Collector's Edition (TV Series) (in memory of - 1 episode)
- Comparativa: Operación Dragón (2012) ... (in memory of)
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 1994 50 Years of Soaps: An All-Star Celebration (TV Movie)
 1969 The Joey Bishop Show (TV Series)
- Episode #4.11 (1969) ... Himself
 1969 Della (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1969) ... Himself
 1969 The Merv Griffin Show (TV Series)
- Episode dated 27 March 1969 (1969) ... Himself
 1968 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
- Episode dated 16 July 1968 (1968) ... Himself
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 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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Guest on "Live on Five" talked about his role on "Dark Shadows". See more »

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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 »


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

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