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Also Known As: Died: April 13, 2012
Born: December 2, 1924 Cause of Death: Natural Causes
Birth Place: Hamilton, Ontario, CA Profession: Cast ...
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Served as a seaman in the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II
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Acted in the company with Katharine Hepburn in John Houseman's staging of "Much Ado About Nothing" for the American Shakespeare Festival in the early 1960s
1967:
Landed breakthrough role as vampire Barnabas Collins on the cult soap opera "Dark Shadows" (ABC)
1970:
Made feature film debut recreating the role of Barnabas in "House of Dark Shadows"
1973:
Played a leading role in the TV-movie horror comedy "The Devil's Daughter" (ABC)
1974:
Returned to films to play the leading role in Oliver Stone's feature directorial debut "Seizure"
1986:
Formed (with Mary O'Leary) production company Clunes Associates; company toured the college circuit with a series of staged readings, the first of which was "Jonathan Frid's Fools and Fiends"
1989:
Added two new programs to his reading theater presentations, "Jonathan Frid's Shakespearean Odyssey" and "Jonathan Frid's Fridiculousness"
1993:
Made stage directorial debut with a production of "The Lion in Winter" at Georgia CollegeTheatre in Milledgeville, GA
1996:
Featured in the documentary "Dark Shadows 30th Anniversary Tribute"
2012:
Made a cameo in Tim Burton's feature remake of "Dark Shadows" opposite Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins; Frid passed away just weeks before the film's May 11 release

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