Rent Star Trek Commander William T. Riker’s Real Life Home for $25,000 a Month
Jonathan Frakes, who is perhaps best known for his role as Commander William T. Riker in the sci-fi series "Star Trek" is reportedly looking for a renter for his Beverly Hills home, asking $25,000 a month, according to several news reports.
Frakes and his wife, Gennie Francis recently purchased a Woodland Hills home for $1 million, reports Trulia. They might have moved to the new house and are therefore offering the Beverly Hills digs for rent.
According to the listing records at Realtor.com, the home is a 10,000 square feet, double story, single family residence, sitting on a 1.06 acre lot. The house has eight bedrooms and 11 bathrooms. Interiors feature mixed flooring and French doors and windows.
The listing describes the home as:
Nestled behind gates on just over 1-acre of manicured grounds, this stately Georgian Traditional is in pristine condition & offers apx 10,000 sq.ft. of luxurious living space. The formal foyer with 2-story ceilings connects the spacious public rooms of the main level including the step-down living room with fireplace, elegant formal dining room, & spacious family room with fireplace. The gourmet kitchen offers center island, professional appliances, & breakfast area. The office with fireplace, powder room, & playroom/den complete the main level. Ascend the staircase to the 2nd level which offers 4 family bedroom suites & the large master suite complete with sitting room, fireplace, private patios, 2 walk-in closets, & dual baths. The lower level provides great space for entertaining including game room with kitchenette, 2 guest bdrm suites, & gym with bathroom & sauna. The spectacular backyard is also ideal for entertaining & for children with patios, lawns, & separate gated pool & spa.
Check out the pictures of the residence, here.
The character Jonathan Frakes played was initially outlined to be serious- not the scowling serious, but just the 'non-smiling' serious. In a recent interview with Blastr.com, Frakes revealed how he had to struggle to play the 'serious' Riker.
"Gene Roddenberry, the late Great Space Bird Of The Galaxy, had asked me originally not to smile, that he wanted Riker to be played with what he referred to as a Gary Cooper, Midwestern glint-not a scowl, but not smiling. And my nature is to smile, so I looked, or thought I looked, very uncomfortable-certainly in the first season-because I was playing Roddenberry's wish, his note."
However, over time, Riker's character loosened up a little. In fact, Frakes ended up playing quite the quirky Riker.
Check out some 'Best of Riker' moments in a video below: