Jonathan Frid, a Canadian born actor, served in the Royal Canadian Navy during WWII. He graduated from McMaster University in 1948 and was accepted at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. Frid was a stage & theater actor for most of his life, but he is most famous for playing the original, Barnabus Collins, on the TV show, “Dark Shadows”. Over the years, Frid continued to attend “Dark Shadows”, fan convention events.
Jonathan Frid, died of natural causes, he was 87 years old.