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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Known For

House of Dark Shadows Barnabas Collins
(1970)
Dark Shadows Barnabas Collins / Bramwell Collins / Opening Voiceover / Opening Voice
(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)
Guest
- 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)
Richard Scroop, Archbishop of York
- Henry IV (1960) ... Richard Scroop, Archbishop of York
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Show Show Self (11 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (6 credits)

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Other Works:

He acted in Arthur Laurents' play, "Time of the Cuckoo," in the inaugural Williamstown Summer Theatre production at the Adams Memorial Theatre at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts with Marcia Henderson and Charles Despres in the cast. David Bryant was artistic director. Ralph Renzi was press director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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


Parents:

Herbert Percival Frid | Isabella Fiora Frid
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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 »

Trivia:

Died less than one month before the opening of "Dark Shadows" (2012), the theatrical film version of his acclaimed TV series. Frid has a cameo in the movie version. It was Frid's last acting role. See more »

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