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: The Vampire Curse Barnabas Collins / Bramwell Collins / Opening Voiceover / Barnabus Collins / 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: The Vampire Curse (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 (5 credits)

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Other Works:

(August 23 to 27, 1955) He played James Cameron in Joe A. Greenhoe's play, "Bridge and The Bumblebee," in a Williamstown Summer Theatre Production at the Adams Memorial Theatre Main Stage at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts with Sue Ann Gilfiillan (Lucille Reynolds); Casey Keese (Phoebe Cameron); Paul Stickles (... 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:

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:

Never married, believing the life of an actor was fraught with insecurities. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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