Jonathan Frid, the original (and for some only Barnabas Collins) passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2012.

Lara Parker, David Selby, Jonathan Frid and Johnny Depp in Dark Shadows (2012)

Below are some photos and links to words from friends and colleagues remembering Jonathan’s unique charm, charisma and talent. BCO contains an extensive profile of Jonathan including how he spent a few months after Dark Shadows (hint-in a Mexican village where no one spoke any English), his broad ranging theatrical credits from high school onward and his return to the world of Dark Shadows in 2007, and appeared again as Barnabas Collins in the 2010 audio drama Night Whispers. He also filmed a cameo for the Tim Burton-Johnny Depp adaptation of Dark Shadows (opening May 11, 2012).


Photo taken by, and courtesy of, R. Meadway