Jonathan Frakes To Voice Starlords Dad In ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Cartoon

Former Enterprise Commander To Be Number One Dad On 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'

Jonathan Frakes, who is perhaps best known for his role of First Officer Commander Riker on ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ is to make a return to television in order to voice the part of Starlords father in a forthcoming episode of Disney XD’s popular ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ animated series.

The actor who is known more for his work behind the camera these days seems to be thrilled at the opportunity.

According to USA Today, which first reported the casting, Frakes is excited about the opportunity to again dip his toes in intergalactic waters. “I’m thrilled to be part of another great sci-fi franchise,” he said, “And I’m also lucky that the character of J’Son just happens to sound like me!”

 This will not be Frakes first time doing animated voice work. In the 90’s he provided his vocal talents along with those of Marina Sirtis and Michael Dorn on the animated ‘Gargoyles’ series.
Frakes will make his first appearance on ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ in the March 13 in an adventure that sees Peter Quill stranded on Spartax, without the support of his misfit friends.
In the comics, and now the cartoon, the J’Son character is Quill’s father, but ‘Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2’ writer/director James Gunn has indicated that the big-screen adaptation may depart from the source material.

Ian Cullen is the founder of and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: When he is not writing for Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of You can contact ian at:
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