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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 Dark Shadows
 1974 Seizure
Edmund Blackstone
 1973 The Devil's Daughter (TV Movie)
Mr. Howard
 1961 Golden Showcase (TV Series)
- The Picture of Dorian Gray (1961) ... Mercutio
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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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1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 2 Articles | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | 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 »


Currently semi-retired, living in Ancaster, Ontario, not far from his birthplace of Hamilton and McMaster University where he was educated. Is continuing to attend Dark Shadows conventions each year, as long as his health lasts. He will turn 85 this year. See more »

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