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Jonathan Frid
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Born
John Herbert Frid

(1924-12-02)December 2, 1924
Died April 14, 2012 (aged 87)
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Cause of death Pneumonia
Nationality Canadian
Education McMaster University (BA)
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (PGDip)
Yale University (MFA)
Occupation Actor
Years active 1960-2012
Known for Barnabas Collins
Notable work
Dark Shadows
Television Dark Shadows

Jonathan Frid (John Herbert Frid; December 2, 1924 – April 14, 2012) was a Canadian stage, radio, voice, television, and movie actor. He was best known for playing the role of vampire Barnabas Collins on the Gothic British television show Dark Shadows.

Frid was born on December 2, 1924 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He had Scottish, English, German, and Danish ancestry. He learned how to become an actor in Ontario, New York City, and London. Frid was not married.

Frid died in the early hours of April 14, 2012 at the Juravinski Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He died from complications of pneumonia due to a fall he had several days before, he was 87 years old. Frid had a nephew David Howitt, who confirmed his death.

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