Jonathan Frid

Jonathan Frid
1924 - 2012

Jonathan Frid  Canadian Actor


John Herbert "Jonathan" Frid (December 2, 1924 – April 14, 2012) was a Canadian theater, television, and film actor, known for having played the role of vampire Barnabas Collins on the gothic television soap opera Dark Shadows....

Confirmed Relationships2
Longest Relationship1 yr, 1 mth
Shortest Relationship8 mths
Average Relationship Length11 mths
Rumored Relationships2
First Name Jonathan
Middle Name Herbert
Last Name Frid
Full Name at Birth John Herbert Frid
Age 87 (age at death) years
Birthday 2nd December, 1924
Birthplace Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Died 13th April, 2012
Place of Death Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Cause of Death Natural Causes
Height 5' 9" (175 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Sexuality Gay
Religion Roman Catholic
Ethnicity White
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Dark Shadows (1966)
Year(s) Active 1960-2012
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Dark Shadows2012 Guest Movie
Seizure1974 Edmund Blackstone Movie
The Devil's Daughter1973 Mr. Howard TV Movie
House of Dark Shadows1970 Barnabas Collins Movie
Dark Shadows1966 Barnabas Collins TV Show
Golden Showcase Mercutio TV Show

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halfgoofyMay 5, 2015

The Original "Dark Shadows" and "Barnabas Collins" portrayed by Jonathan Frid, was cheesy...But also Eerie.

Mary Ellen McMullenFeb 15, 2011

It's Feb.14.2011 and Jonathan Frid is still alive. He'll be at the D.S. Festaval in N.Y.C. this summer.

debbie60435Jan 2, 2011

It's January 2nd 2011 and Jonathan Frid is still alive! Doesn't anyone monitor this site? Terrible...Whoever owns this site should get their sh** together before they post something that's not true.

RoseJul 5, 2010

What would make you think Jonathan died? You need to check out your facts,he is coing to the Dark Shadows Festival in Burbank Calif in 2 wks.

wendatJun 27, 2010

As everyone above has indicated, Mr. Frid is very much alive. In addition, he is Canadian (not American) of Scottish descent, and his religion is Presbyterian.

alemap1971May 31, 2010

Yes I agree about Jonathan being alive. He`s still alive.

howieDec 31, 2009

Jonathan Frid is STILL not dead. This makes me doubt everything else on this site.

LisaDec 31, 2009

uhhh please remove this. he is definitely alive and this is just not right. thanks!!

Julie HavenOct 20, 2009

Jonathan Frid is very much alive! Please delete the date of February 11,2009.

pirategirl27Oct 17, 2009

Jonathan Frid isnt dead...

history_seekerNov 9, 2008

Jonathan Frid also starred in the gothic soap opera, Dark Shadows from 66-71, until it went off the air. He played vampire Barnabas Collins, and Bramwell Collins in the latter part of the series. Jonathan Frid is a Shakespearian actor, lives in Canada.

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