Even though my English was not very at the time Dark Shadows was on in the 1970's, I looked forward to coming home from school to watch it. Thank you Barbanas for the great memories. R.I.P
I to would run home to watch Dark Shadows.I still watch the show even now. God bless. ..
Thank you for the great memories Jonathan. I to would run home from school to watch Dark Shadows. You and Angelique were my favorite. Rest in peace. You will always be missed and remembered.
The one and only Barnabas Collins!
rest in peace Jonathan you brought me much joy in more ways than one.I miss you..
~R. I. P. ~ You are remembered, and greatly loved.
The one and only Barnabas Collins!
Jonathan I grew up with you on Dark Shadows. You are the one and only Barnabas Collins. REST IN PEACE!!
Remembering you on your birthday.
My Barnabas Jonathan, you are the love of my life. Till we meet again in spirit.
dearest jonathan was so sad to hear of your passing i will love and miss you forever and will never forget you maggie
For as long as I am able to to introduce folks to the sterling contributions of Mr. Frid, I will. He is surely missed.
I really appreciated Jonathan and his terrific acting. We will miss you.
The best Barnabas Collins ever! Missed, and remembered/
No one else can do justice to Barbabus as well as you. You gave us many memories. God Bless you and keep you.
Jon aka barnabus even after all these years I am still in love with you I will miss you but will meet you soon in heaven love u always
R.I.P., GONE BUT NEVER FOR GOTTEN.
Dear Jonathan - As Barnabas Collins will live forever - so will you in the hearts of those that love you! I discovered you again in my later years and you brought back romantic love into my heart. You were a wonderful actor - an inspiration to me and to other actors. I love you - Rest In Peace - you were a gentle soul.
You will live forever in my heart. I love you barnabas collins
Dear Jonathan, You are our hero! You only longed to love and be loved in return. I would rush home from school so I wouldn't miss an episode of Dark Shadows @ 3:00 p.m. Rest in peace, Barnabas Collins.
My condolences to Mr. Frid's nephew and to all the Dark Shadows cast who knew him and worked with him. I feel the loss as one of his many fans. All my girlfriends would gather in front of my tv every week day and we would scream and holler when Barnabas would say to a lady, "Look into my eyes, you know you can't resist me." We would scream also when Quinten would come on the scene, they both were so handsome and sexy. I purchased the whole DS set in the coffin; I will never forget you, Barnabas; rest in peace, you are still loved and will live on in everyone's memory and heart.
Jonathan , you were a very good character actor playing Barnabas Collins,you had a a way of making him so real at times, and your chemistry with the other actors was so real as well. I loved the relatioship you had with the Julia Huffman character, I think the two of you would have made a great team.God bless and have a peaceful forever rest.You shall be sorely missed, good night sweet prince,
I will never forget you Barnabas I love dark shadows. you will be remembered forever as a great actor. Rest in peace. Trena M. Minardo-Stone (Indianapolis In)
we will never forget you barnabas you will be remembered forever as a great actor
love you forever rest in peace gerry
Remembering you on your birthday, Mr. Frid. Rest in peace.
You are remembered on your birthday, December 2, 2012. Forever, you will remain in our hearts and thoughts, beautiful soul that you are.
Thank you my dear man for such enjoyed entertainment. Your personna will live on here forever.
The sexiest vampire ever! I fell in love with you when I was 6 & still love watching you at 52. Hope to meet you in heaven Jon/Barnabas. You will be missed.
I've loved you for years and will miss you greatly. You are the best actor to me and may you rest in peace. Wish I could have met you in person, that's one of my greatest regrets.-Evelyn (Pennsylvania)
I'll always remember
Sue Herb (Pa)
You will always be Barnabas. R.I.P.
Very interesting show. Always loved it.
Those were the days.. This show kept me spellbound.
I miss Jonathan Frid. He was a classic, canadian, english, gentleman and a talented actor. I had a great deal of respect for him as an actor and a gentleman. May he rest in peace.
Rest in peace.
You were an awesome actor. The best on Dark Shadows.
Rest in peace Mr. Frid.
You are missed.
Rest in peace, Mr. Frid. May God bless you.
I am watching Dark Shadows every day. Just fascinating Frid!
I loved Jonathan as Barnabas. He was the main reason I ran home from school. I never missed "Dark Shadows". Now all I have is the DVD collection to watch & remember my Barnabas Collins. REST IN PEACE Jonathan. Will never forget you.
Johnathan made us wonder what being a vampire would be like he made Dark Shadows the greatest show of all time god bless him.
So very sad to hear of Jonathan Frid's passing. I would have loved to have met him in person and seen him perform in one of his one man shows at the festivals but it was not to be. I enjoyed his, and some of the original cast's cameos in Depp's movie Dark Shadows. Rest in peace, you will be loved and remembered always.
sleep well prince and may bands of angels guide thee to thy rest.
this was my first soap opera we had to race home to watch it since it was only on for 30 minutes and no vcrs back in the day the twilight generation has nothing on us.. this was the best and so was mr. frid. wowowowowooow sorry to hear of your death
Linda Laverty and Cliff Cowell we are still watching dvds of Dark Shadows over and over again he made dark shadows soo good
Thank you for making my childhood such a good one I have very found memories of runnig home from school and watching Dark Shadows with my late grandmother
Channel 7, 4:00 o'clock in the afternoon, Monday through Friday - Dark Shadows, a wonderful serial stirring the imagination. So romantic and exciting. With the true Shakesperian actor Jonathan Frid.Thank you Mr.Frid for the good moments. RIP.
Dark Shadows forever.
A true fan.
as a boy in NYC i loved to watch Dark Shadows regularly. It was a wonderfull series and very intelligent. All the actors were superb.
I grew up watching Dark Shadows and loved it, I was so sad to hear of Jonathans passing, but he will live on in my heart and memory. And as I watch the Dark Shadows with Johnny Depp, it will be bittersweet, since I love them both.
as a kid growing up, i watched dark shadows everyday. jonathan, you will be missed & remembered. barnabas will be remembered as well.
thanks for the memories
There are characters you grow up with that remain with you well into adulthood. Barnabas Collins was that character for me. I think I fell in love the moment I saw him and even after the show was cancelled and I moved on with my life, that character was always there living in the back of my brain. Jonathan Frid has died, may he rest in peace, but Barnabas Collins will live forever.
Barnabas will live forever, so will Jonathan.
I wish him peace and happiness in his next life because he brought so much happiness in his memorable and legendary portrayal of Barnabas Collins. He may have left us, but his memory and kindness will live on. Rest in Peace our dear friend.
After a lifetime of bringing so much enjoyment to so many, may he rest in peace.
I remember running home from school everyday to watch my favorite show (even though it scared me!). Thank you for the many hours of entertainment.
Memories pressed between the pages of my mind..... Memories sweetened through the ages, just like wine. Love & miss you, Jonathan. Still enjoy "Josette's Music Box" theme
I was excited to find Dark Shadows on DVD at the library. I started to watch from Jonathan's arrival, and I've been watching episode after episode for the past few months. I was saddened to hear about Jonathan's passing. He is the reason I watch the show, and why I raced home to watch it when it aired in the 60s. What a talented man. I pray that God will comfort you as only He can during this very difficult time. Many blessings.
I remember meeting you many years ago while the series "Dark Shadows" was showing on ABC. I met you with many other young people who totally adored you at Jacob's Department store in Paterson, New Jersey. You were very cordial to answer your questions about that famous 'ring' you wore on the series and you were wearing it that day. What wonderful memories. May God and his Angels make you comfortable and happy. Missing you forever. Such class and respect.
What a classy vampire you were. We met you in 1981 or 1982 when you were reciting poems in San Jose, CA
Without a doubt the most classic Vampire ever..Rest in Peace my friend..Thank you so much for the many hours of entertainment you gave me and so many others growing up in the sixties
Jonathan may you R.I.P. God bless your family and they have the peace of God in that they need right now.
how sad...that show will live on forver.loved barnabas and angelique so much...great job..u will always live on in our hearts
my condolences for your family loss. He seemed like such a charming wonderful warm man. Never missed a show. Erie,Pennsylvania
Thank you for hours of entertainment. I'm so sad that you're gone. Thank you for your cameo on the final Dark Shadows movie - what a treat that was for me! Rest in peace Mr. Frid! You will be missed by many.
I love the show Dark Shadows,I tried to watch the show every chance I got.Barnabas were my favorite character.He was a cool guy.Barnabas Collins
Barnabas was my favorite character. I only got to watch Dark Shadows when I stayed home from school, my mom and I watched it together. He made a part of my childhood magical, there was something captivating and mesmerizing about his portrayal of Barnabas. He will forever be remembered and loved.
You were a Legacy! A Legacy that will never be forgotten. I have watched you and Dark Shadows TV series from age 12 and continue to watch the show in my middle age.
Thank you for all of the memories.
Carol Bianchi (Philadelphia, PA)
You were an inspiration to me! Loved you as Barnabas Collins! There is no other Barnabas like you!
you filled my youth with great adventures .
You were the most classious man I ever met.
I will miss you greatly.May you rest5 in Peace and may perpetual light shine upon you forever thru Christ our Lord Amen...
Rozanne Rucano South Bend,IN.
As Barnabas you were part of my growing up
I will always remember Jonathan Frid. He brought such honesty & sincerity to his protrayal of Barnabas Collins. He will alaways live in my heart- Debra Raleeh (Hazel Park, MI
Thank you for transporting us into another world. You are greatly missed
banabas will be sadly missed he was the best. tacy
Like summer vacations and recess, you were always part of the happy memories of my youth. You like they, became part of me. Treasured memories will always be a highly valued part of anyone's life. You have touched so many people in this same way that it is like a blessing that we can hold and keep with us always. “Thank you” just doesn't seem like enough, but it's all I have to offer up.
Thank you Jonathan Frid …. For everything
What a great actor who has left us all with many memories.
Mr. Frid was an inspiration to all of us who grew up with Dark Shadows. I will always remember Barnabas—& him. May he rest in peace. We will always treasure his memory. God Bless him & you all who survive! JRG in South Carolina
I am so sad that you have gone. When I was little I watched Dark Shadows everyday and I never missed a show. You were an still is my FAVORITE an I still watch Dark Shadows at home. We will never forget you an how you scared us.
So very sad to hear of Jonathan Frid's passing. I would have loved to have met him in person, but it was not meant to be. I was one of many who "ran" home after school to see him on Dark Shadows. He was like a rock star to me at that age. Sandra Young.....Greenbrier, AR
Jonathan , you will be missed by so many. Your charm, wit and true class was truly an inspiration. I had the pleasure of meeting you, and will never forget you. Godspeed Mr. Frid. See you on the on the other side.
Oh no how strange the movie Dark Shadows comes out with Johnny Depp and now I see the news that Jonathan Frid has passed. I was just wondering what happened to him and Joan Collins...I loved that soap and couldn't wait til 4 to see it every afternoon. R.I.P. Johnny I hope you do this movie well..I have to go now in respect for Johnathan
My Childhood is now shattered. He was a hero and a good actor.
R.I.P. my fav Vampire
I am very sorry to learn of Jonathans death . I had jsut found his web site a couple of months ago and was so very plessed to have found him again. i watched every episode of Dark Shadows and have 100 eoisodes of the show onvhs and have he series of books on Dark Shadows . Joh=nathan you gave us all such great time and memories I thank you so very Much, many hard times were gotten thru in watching you in DS. Thank You Dear Friend for all the days of DS. I will go see the Johhy Depp movies just to see you again! You are missed so very very much. God BLess you and give you a high place in heaven for all the joy you have given us. my heart is heavy and sad- I just had found your again now it is like a double loss,'you will never be forgotten.
I am so very sorry about Mr frid's passing, I am in shock....he was a wonderful actor, and the few times I heard him speak at convention's...he just seemed like a wonderful person, I know he will be deeply missed...I feel like I have lost a member of my family..that I loved very much...God Rest in Peace Jonathan
We got the show in NC at 4 pm.I later moved to Calif.and got to meet Mr.Frid at a small hotel in Anaheim in the summer of 1980 as there was a Trekkie convention there also.He was shy and sweet.I caught up on some episodes when it ran on Sci-Fi in the 1990's.Its great to see many eps on You Tube too.I was recently visting my daughters in NYC and finally saw where they filmed the show and walked around at the manor in Tarrytown where the 2 movies were filmed in the early 1970's.RIP JF,many fans loved you and still do.
Goodbye Jonathan. My heart broke as I discovered your passing by accident. You and DS have been immortalized on YouTube ; so I can re-live some of my favorite moments from my past. I am 60! I almost got to meet you when you perfomed "Fridiculous" at Grant St library but I had a migraine and couldn't go. My sympathy to your family, friends and fans.
He touched peoples hearts for many years, may he find peace and know he will be very much missed. god bless you
WE WERE VERY SAD TO HEAR OF HIS PASSING. HE WAS A GREAT ACTOR, AND WIL BE SORELY MISSED. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO TO HIS FAMILY AND FANS. OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHYS,
He will be deeply missed. I would run home every day after school to watch Dark Shadows at 3:30... May his family find peace knowing that he was dearly loved. God Bless !
He will be missed watched DS when it first came on,He will live on eternaly I hope with the Lord.Della Burnett.
He was ther perfect actor for his role in Dark Shadows he will be deeply missed. I pray for those who survive him. He and Vincent Price I hope are putting on a good horror play some where I am sure. God bless you Mr.Frid, and enjoy eternal life with out pain or illness.
you were my favorite vampire R.I.P. loved Dark Shadows
RIP Jonathan Frid You were such a talented actor
I loved watching dark shadows.
I HAD SUCH A CRUSH ON YOU:) R.I.P.
Not Buffy nor Vampire Diaries, not even GRIM hold a candle to the beloved cult like following that emerged from Dark Shadows. I too ran home from school every day to set my sights on the truly handsome fanged capeman, Barnabas Collins, and the beautiful Angelique. I remember that series like it was yesterday. They don't make em' like that anymore. God Bless Jonathan and his family as the last real vampire has been laid to eternal rest. Or has he???
I grew up watching Dark Shadows on VHS and listening to my mother talk about running home from school every afternoon to watch the first run with her siblings. We even had a mentally handicapped friend for whom Dark Shadows was one of the few things he would connect with.
Rest in Peace and I loved watching Dark Shadows
Rest in peace, as you were a great man, & a great actor-you will sorely missed, and my God send the angels to comfort your family in this time of need.
Mr. Frid Rest In Peace..Loved you as Barnabas Collins, you won our hearts & gave us great joy. For many of us you'll always be the One & Only Barnabas.
I so loved Dark Shadows, and especially Barnabas Collins. My sympathy to Mr. Frid's family.
To the Frid family: The world has lost yet another wonderful man and actor. I am still watching the DVDs of Dark Shadows and so looked forward to joining Jonathan at a Dark Shadows reunion. Jonathan, you are now reunited with Elizabeth Stoddard and all the others from that great show that have gone before you. May you now rest ain peace. You will be truly missed.
(The Rev.) Richard Twist and Merlin Kochn
My deepest sympathy goes out to the Frid family. A great loss to the entertainment business. Mr. Frd was/still a tremendous actor. I truly enjoyed your performance on Dark Shadows!
Barnabas Collins/Jonathan Frid, You were one of my all time favorite TV characters. I loved you then and I love you now. RIP.
REST IN PEACE MR.FRID. I LOVED YOU IN DARK SHADOWS AS BARNABAS COLLINS. WE WILL MISS YOU
Rest in peace, Jonathan Frid. Thank you for sharing your talent with the world. I feel like a part of my childhood has died with your passing. Rest in God's love.
Rest in peace, Mr. Frid, and thank you for all the entertainment you gave each of us. I will always remember your passion with Josette and your constant battle with Angelique! God speed, until we meet again!
To all Mr. Frid's family and friends, I envy you for knowing him and wish you well in grieving your loss. Thanks for all the memories that his fans will treasure. - Gary Knight
Rest in Peace Mr. Frid
You will be missed by many
But ur character will always live on in our hearts
Oh may goodness I just seen where Jonathan Frid has passed away.I loved watching him in Dark Shadows.So sorry about your loss.He was a great
actor.Ellen M. Hardy(Moorefield WV)
I allso was want of those high school kids runing home to see dark shadows.Im so glad i got to see jonathan frid in elizabeth and listen to his readings.at my first and only convention.
Patricia a. jack (Rahway , New jersey)
I loved "Dark Shadows" and was one of those kids who ran home from Jr. High to watch. Jonathan Frid was my favorite actor on the show. He just really made the show so much fun to watch! I'm so glad he was excited about the fan convention and am sorry to see that he won't be able to see the movie when it comes out in a few weeks. I'll be looking for the cameo appearance. Rest in peace, Mr. Frid, and God Speed. Thank you for some great memories and entertainment. Condolences to your family and friends.
I truly enjoyed watching him both as a child and later as an adult viewing old episodes of DS. I met him in 1982 at a DS Festival.He was very gracious and level headed. Never seemed to take himself too seriously. As an actor, Jon will always have a special place in my heart. Thanks for the wonderful memories. xo
i love barnabas collins when he was bitting a womans neck i use to day dream that was me he was sexy rip and with gods love around you we all will miss you
i love barnabas collins when he was bitting a womans neck i use to day dream that was me he was sexy rip love you i will miss you
Yeah I remember that show!!.....I'm 33 and it use to come on when I was little......I always was scared of him!!!!....sorry he's gone......
Rest in peace luv dark shadows use 2 run home from school 2 watch.show
Thank you for the wonderful memories! May God Bless your soul, rest in peace. You will be missed, and never forgotten. Many thoughts and prayers to the close friends and family.
Jonathan, Rest in God's eternal peace and love. You will be missed, but never forgotten. You were a gifted actor. Thank you, for sharing your talent, with us. I loved Barnabas Collins and Dark Shadows. I would watch the show, after school. May God comfort and bless, your family and friends. God bless you.
He was a great actor. He will be miss very much. I Used to watch the show when I younger
were sorry you had to leave this world of ours mr. Frid you was a great actor in dark shadows back in the day your nephew on the show was handsome in his day so your with the angels love yah
I was thinking about Mr. Frid in recent months, recalling the wonderful performances that I enjoyed as as young student after school. I still have a photo reply from a fan letter I sent. Mr. Jonathan Frid, you still remain strong in my memories.
Thank you for sharing your gift with us all, Mr. Frid! I feel like I knew you since you have often been in my home, if only on the television. My mother grew up running home from school ready to be scared by her favorite character, Barnabas. I, too, loved you as a child watching you every morning at my grandparents'. Now, I've introduced you to my husband & I have no doubt that our children will love watching you, too. I'm so glad you got to be in Tim Burton's adaptation of Dark Shadows, but sorry you didn't get to see the movie's success. I wish I'd gone to Newark a few years ago and met you. Thanks for the memories!
Rest in peace Mr. Frid, your'e the reason I like vampire movies to this day but there will never be another you.
I KNEW THAT BELA LUGOSI WAS GOOD, I KNEW CHRISTOPHER LEE WAS GOOD BUT, I KNOW THAT JONATHAN PLAYED THE BEST VAMPIRE THE WORLD HAS SEEN. REST IN PEACE MR. FRID
Thank you Mr. Frid,. My girls could not wait to get home from school to watch Dark Shadows. Their will never be another Barnabas. God bless, Rest in peace.
Thank you Mr Frid, for the wonderful hours spent with my grandmother loving dark shadows cookies and tea. Rest well good Sir.
I remember back in the mid 80's I would visit my grandma and sometimes my aunts would come over with dark shadows tapes. They would watch the old episodes and always talk about how debonair Barnabas was. And that he was! Years later when I found out it was running on the sci-fi channel I would try my best to skip school and watch hoping it was a Barnabas episode. Thank you Jonathan Frid for many summer breaks filled with your wonderful theatrical performances on DS. I will never forget your handsome face.
What an amazing tribute to his skills as an actor and the enduring character he created - he was not your run of the mill vampire - with such a dynamic blend of horror and sadness - I ran home from school to watch him as a kid and by coinsidence have been watching the episodes posted on Netflix every night for the last few weeks in anticipation of the movie coming out - he passed on Friday the 13th? How very Barnabas!! -
rest in peace job well done Mr. Frid your work as barnabas collins will live for future generations to enjoy thank you
I always watched you after school! You were and still,are the most handsome vampire around. You can bite me anytime. RIP
i fell in love with jonathan frid in 1966 and found myself running home from school everyday to watch Dark Shadows he will always be the best vanpire
I saw you years ago when I was just a young girl. Like many others, "Dark Shadows" was my favorite show after school. A few years back I was able to watch the whole series again. What memories it brought back!. You were admired and will be sorely missed! Leanne Remia(Blairstown, N.J.)
My 8 year old daughter "LOVES" Dark Shadows. We've found some of the old episodes and she says it had to be the coolest show for me to watch when I was a kid. I had a friend who was a latch-key kid and was home alone when it came on tv and he would be so freaked out watching it, that he would always call me on my phone and we would watch it together. Too bad Jonathan could't see Johnny Depp's version. I am sure that Mr. Depp will do him proud. RIP Mr. Frid.
This was the only sceary show i was allowed to watch back n the day then i wont sleep at nite i just new a vampire was gonna was gonna bite me i would wrap a blanket around my nick to be safe then we had a bat in attic really freak me i was 6 years old aww the things kids do now i think id like barnist to bite me i have never missed a dark shadows show or movie my girls say its gato but it was our times horor god neened a angel more then us god bless all
My favorite vampire, it pains me that he didn't see the new dark shadows movie. He was imitated many times. No one got it right.
April 26,2012 Jonathan will be sadly missed.Through out these many years his one-man shows gave us great entertainment into his roles on stage and his great imagination. There will never be another Jonathan Frid, Great actor.
RIP Jon Frid. I watched Dark Shadows everyday after school. You were the Best!
Jon you will be missed. I still watch Dark Shadows on Netflix. You were the ultimate cool vampire, may God bless your family at this time. Rest in Peace Jon.
I watched dark shadows when I got home from school when I was young. I loved him! He will be missed.
Please accept my deepest condolences. Mr Frid will be remember and missed by many. May your family find comfort through GODS word. Atlanta GA.
Please accept my deepest condolences. Mr Frid will be remember and missed by many. May your family find comfort through GODS word. Atlanta GA.
Dark Shadows was one of my favorite soap operas back when it first played. Jon was one of the best vampires played on tv and hated to hear he passed away. I will always remember him on Dark Shadows. May you rest in peace.
May the world remember john of his role of dark shadows.that was my favor show.
Dark Shadows was the only vampire series in which I rooted for the vampire.R. I. P Mister Jonathan Frid.
You have lived in my heart and memories nearly 50 years and always will. All of us will see you in Eternity through Christ Jesus.
We used to race home from school to watch Dark Shadows.
Barnabas Collins, the only vampire our mum ever loved.
Rest In Peace Mr Frid. you will be missed by many.
Rip I really enjoyed you in Dark Shadows. You were one of the characters that kept me coming back for more. God bless
I was a big fan and had the great pleasure of meeting Mr. Frid many years after Dark Shadows went off the air. May he find the eternal rest that Barnabas never received. MK Sunrise, Fl.
You are missed Jonathan, Thank you for all you gave us. Thank you for giving us Barnabas. with all his depth. Say hello to Willy S for us, I cab see you two doing plays in the heavens. Safe journies always. xxoo
R I P jonathan frid. Watched u as a kid. Still remember.
How much I enjoyed Dark Shadows! Mr Frid paved the way for so many Vampire Characters. Angel from Buffy, Adain from Being Human. I think learned a lot from Jonathan Frid. His inter play with John Kalen aka Willie Loomis was classic! RIP God bless your memory
R.I.P. Barnabus... Watched you after school every day until Dark Shadows went off the air.Wou was just totally awesome!
May you rest in PEACE Jonathan , You were a awesome actor ,I remember all the nights that my mother ,my sisters ,and I watched you and your One True Love Josette keep us in great company in all of your Dark Shadows episodes week by week they were all awesome and kepted us in our seats , note : Frid is a Swedish name and in Swedish it means PEACE ~ SO FITTING FOR A MAN SO LOVE ~ REST IN PEACE our awesome cousin I so wish we could of met you and your family ~ my grandfather was Fritz Frid he was from Sweden and his wife was Bertha also from Sweden they came to the United States via New York , settled in the lower part of Minnesota and later moved to Iowa , we spoke often of you and we loved you dearly . sincerely with respect to your family of their loss , Karl Fritz Frid son of Roland Frid
My absolute favorite vampire. NO ONE can compare to you "Barnabas" RIP
How sad to hear of the passing of the original Barnabas Collins. You inspired my love of all things vampire and led me to later treasures such as Buffy, Twilight, 30 Days of Night, and I Am Legend. We will all miss you and your immortal contribution to the legend of the undead.
As a small child I remember the show in B&W and then color. Collinwood was my second home and escape from reality. Jonathan Frid and of course Lara Parker! What an ensemble cast, Grayson Hall, David Selby, Kate Jackson, etc. But WITHOUT Jonathan it would not have been possible. This obituary states he died Friday the 13th and that would have been in sync with his sense of humor but everywhere else has 4/14. BTW when the show was cancelled and I was 11 years old I almost had a nervous breakdown!
Loved you in Dark Shadows never missed an episode and couldn't wait for it to come out again. You will be sorely missed. Rest in Peace now Johnathan, better known as Barnabas Collins
Rest in peace Jonathan. I loved you on Dark Shadows. Every day when I got home from school, I would run in the house to watch the show.
forever in my heart. RIP mr. frid
How appropriate that The Angels came and took you Home on Friday, the 13th. You were such a Great Actor, I think God agreed with us on that and saw fit to Give you Friday the 13th, as your Coming Home Date. I remember thinking , You could have Sucked my Blood and we could have lived forever, together. Crazy thoughts of Kids who had Crushes on Barnabus. You did the Part so well , You had us all convinced that You really were a Vampire. Vampires Do Not Die, as You havent, for God Promises us Eternal Life. So, Enjoy the Grace of God ,in your new Home. You are Blessed and Eternally Loved. Never Forgotten. May your Family and Close Friends be Consoled with the thought, that You are In the Arms of the Angels.
RIP My Dear Jonathan,
We would rush home from school to watch Dark Shadows and the next day we talked about it at school. We sat in awe watching the first vampire to mesmerize us. I still have my Barnabas ring. You were a great role model for the Gothic soap opera. The new Dark Shadows is just a spoof on the real excitement and fear you worked.
Dark Shadows is a family legacy to me, your light that you brought to Barnabas will be missed.
That best acting stock on the whole series'Barnabas is with Josette now"
Rest In Piece from your Pennsylvania Fans.
I ran home from school every day to watch Dark Shadows! Barnabas was my favorite. Mr. Frid you brought such fun to so many of us. Thank you. You will be missed.
My life was not so unbearable as a child because of you & all the wonderful cast of characters. Our family had 4 generations of fans. You will always be immortal to me love
Jonathan may you now rest in peace. You were a wonderful actor in one of my favorite shows Dark Shadow.
Jonathan, Thank you for the hours of interesting acting during my teen years. I still talk about your roll as Barnabas. I will miss you.
Think on those fond memories of his and let them bring comfort your hearts. May God give you strength.
Thank you for an iconic series.
The one and only Barnabas Collins. My favorite vampire.
My sympathy to the family. Barnabas Collins has turned me into a life long Vampire fan. I was in grade school and would hurry home to see the show everyday and saw all the movies. He gave it all to his role. Thanks.
JUST WANTED TO LET YOU AND THE FAMILY KNOW DARK SHADOWS WAS MY FAVORITE SHOW. I WOULD RUN HOME FROM SCHOOL JUST TO CATCH BARNABAS/ANGELIQUE. TRUE FAN/ ROZ/CHICAGO
Thank you for being who you were on the show and who you were in person.........I will never forget you "Barnabas".....Mr. Frid.......Love you always...........see you in Heaven someday......
Dear Jonathan, you were a brilliantly gifted Shakespearean actor and dramatic recitationist. Your performance as Barnabas Collins is a treasure to watch even after all these years! You will be missed. I'm glad I had the privilege of seeing you in person. Rest in peace.
OMG I'm so sad :( but thanks for the memories !
I was a dedicated fan of Dark Shadows sitcom. Condolences to the family.
Oh, how I remember rushing home from school to see Dark Shadows. We were the first stop to get off the school bus, we would open the door and turn the TV on to Dark Shadows. All we could do was SCREAM! What fun that was to see Barnabas Collins. He will always be remembered in my heart.
We will always enjoy the memories of "Dark Shadows & Barnabas Collins" Condolescences to his families. RIP! And again "THANK YOU"!
I hope he is now finally with his Josette.
A piece of my childhood now gone - thanks for the memories,RIP,Jonatha- World's favorite vampire.
Thank you for the memories of ....my favorite, Handsome Vampire....Deep condolescence to your family, Dear Jonathon.
THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES!!!!!!
I loved him in Dark Shadows He was my favorite Rest In Peace Barnabas Collins.
So very sorry to hear of Jonathan Frid's passing.God Bless-I'm glad you had 87 years.
Loved watching Dark Shadowsas a kid and teen-best creepy dark soap ever-we used to hide behind the chairs when we were kids and cover out faces with pilows we were so freaked out!
Appreciated the gothic romance later as a teen,along with the hair and costumes and ourdoor home shots,one of which I was fortunate to actually visit in my later years.
Sad to see the new film's turned into a "beetlejuice" and not the gothic noir romance horror that the show was. Good to know Mr. Frid has a part in it,I'll give you props for that too Tim Burton!
Loved reading your writings online Jonathan. Our deepest sympathy to your nephew and extended family and friends. Rest In Peace Sir! You were a true gentleman.
I just loved this show. Condolances to the Frid family.
You were with me when I was growing up and I'll never forget the time we spent together every day after school.
God Bless You, Jonathan Frid. You will be missed.
To Jonathan Frid's family and dearest fan followers, peace be with him and all of you~ Thank you for your acting career and the talent you shared. My mother and I would watch Dark Shadows every day! ha ha ha God Bless you and prayers to all of you~
Barnabas was my first introduction to soap operas and vampires. We would run home to watch the 330p event. He was my favorite character until Quentin came along. Once Quentin spoke in his shrilly tone, Barnabas moved into first place again.
Like many others, play would stop and we would rush home to watch Dark Shadows. RIP Jonathan. Thanks for a great Barnabas. I really hope the new movie does justice but somehow I don't think so.
As a fan and former Augusta Youth Player, playing "death." May Yahweh keep his family. A FAMU Rattler.
I remember myself, along with friends of mine, running home from school to watch the show. We were all in love with Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins. I am glad that he was able to do a camoe in the new Dark Shadows movie. Rest in Peace, Mr. Frid.
RIP Barnabas Loved Dark Shadow.
we will miss u but at least we can see u in our wonderful dark shadows-Rose Tillett
SORRY ABOUT YOUR LOSS LOVED DARK SHADOW
he was amazing actor when i was in school i couldnt wait to go home to see dark shadows rest in peace jonathan frid
I loved this show as a young teenager in the late 60's and early 70's. I remember Barnabas had a black ring that he wore on his pointer finger, I always wanted one of those. Thanks for the many hours of entertainment, and rest in peace.
I really did enjoyed watching Dark Shadow and Jonathan Frid. He was a great actor and he'll be miss.
He will never be forgotten. I remember taking a nap so my cusins and I wood watch the show..It was one of your summer shows. I loved it and Jonathan..May you rest in peace now..
My friends and I would take turns watching Dark Shadows after school at each others house. Just loved the show. Cindy Garrett (Fresno, Ca)
What an amazing actor! I loved Dark Shadows. It was not a gory show but spooky enough to keep you turning in everyday. Johnathon Frid made it what it was--pure entertainment. Thanks for entertaining and scaring us. Mary M. Anderson, Westerville. Ohio
It was one of my favorite shows and my 28 year old daughter has been watching the series again! I'm anxious to see the new movie; however, I'm not sure Johnny Depp (or anyone) can bring Barnabas to life like Jonathan Frid.
Loved Dark Shadows. Couldn't wait to get home from school to watch it on TV. R.I.P Mr. Frid.
I was mesmerized by Dark Shadows, and like so many others, Barnabas was my favorite character.....finding some of the original shows online has been wonderful. Rest in peace Jonathan.
As many others I rushed home after school to have my Kool-aid and snack and rush to the T.V. to see Dark Shadows.Your character may have been the bad guy but I was always on your side.Be at peace.
I loved that show. I used to run home from school so I would not miss it. To his family and friends, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.
God Bless and Keep you Mr. Frid !
Dark Shadows was my favorite soap and you were my favorite actor, when I was a kid. Even though we have "Team Edward", thanks to the Eclipse Saga, I will always be "Team Barnabas." Rest in Peace, Jonathan, you lived a great life.
I couldn't wait to get home from school to see Dark Shadows. Jonathan Frid did a wonderful job as Barnabas Collins. He and the show scary, but endearing. My best wishes to the family for their loss.
i am very sad....this was my favorite show growing up..i have recently been watching the original show on the internet ...RIP Barnabas...if this is this really the end of Barnabas???????????
This was the best show ever ! I remember running home from school also to watch this show. Barnabus Collins is and the one only vampires that I will never forget !! He was the best !!!
My condolences go out to the Frid family.
Rest in Peace "Barnabas Collins".
I WAS YOUR BIGGEST FAN. I WATCHED EVERYDAY AFTER SCHOOL GOT OUT. I WAS IN LOVE WITH JONATHAN FRID. hE WILL BE MISSED.
RIP Great Show My Friend .
I loved Dark Shadows as a kid, I love Jonathan Frid, he was excellent as Barnabas Collins!!!!!!
No one was like him, he was great! I'm sure he'll be missed! RIP!
Loved watching the show; will miss you and all the fun of Dark Shadows.
i was so heart broken when i heard of his passing, i thought the Beatles were hot until i watched Barnabas,i had to run up to hills to get home to watch and made it each day,i watched the 4 collections on netflex and oh how it brought back memories, Barnabas you can truely rest in peace along with Josette. I love Johnny Depp but he can never be you, i will truely miss you
To the Frid Family,
Sorry to hear of your loss. Barnabas was a great actor back in the day. Dark Shadows was one of the turning points in my life. It was our reward each day to come home to sit and to watch and to anticipate what was going to happen. Barnabas you brought much pleasure to many people. The showa was clean and entertaining. May your soul rest in peace.
Linell Freeman Orton
I remember running home after school to watch Dark Shadows. Barnabus Collins made my girlfriends and I swoon. Barnabus was the coolest vampire ever. You will be missed Barnabus! My condolences to his family.
Will miss you Johnathan. You were one of my faforite vampires of all times. I remember coming home from school just to watch your soap at 3:30 every day. R>I>P>. Anita Magnolia, N>J>?
R.I.P. Jonathan. I remember watching Dark Shawdows back in the day.
Loved Barnabas Collins on Dark Shadows!! I too, used to run home from school each week day to catch it at 4pm. Best part of my day was watching this show!! RIP Barnabus.
Great talent!! Will be missed!
To Jonathan's Nephew...you Uncle will be missed by many...I so loved him on Dark Shadows when I was young. Good memories and although I didn't follow his works after that...he often came back in conversations over the years. What more can you ask than to be always remembered by your fans. I wish you great comfort from our Lord and know that you are being prayed for by many people right now. God bless you and yours. A true fan!!!
I STILL have "THE" ring I got from my mother as a present, back in 1967, and went to the 30th anniversary convention. I watch the series everytime it comes back on SciFi. There are shows I missed between school and work and I see something new or I have forgotten every time I watch them. "Barnabas" will be missed. Thanks for the memories!
Sharon Grahn, Wichita, Ks.
We loved Barnabus Collins! R IP
One of my favorite vamps. How I remember running home from school to do homework so I could watch "Dark Shadows". Rest in peace Sir Barnabas.
I'm sorry to see you go and I miss you already Jonathan. You were very 'hot and exciting' to a teenage girl in your Dark Shadows days.
Rest in peace Barnabas Collins. My favorite show
I loved his show,watched it all the time never missed a show ,rest in peace.
My heart is very sad, like Ray Charles , he will not get to see the love we still had for there gifts just by going to a movies. Two of my all time favorite stars is Mr Frid and Johnny Depp. If I am ever blessed to meet Mr Depp it will be like meeting two beautiful people, because for years u made comming home for so many of us the best part of our day for that i say thanks thanks thanks, Rest In Peace, I know that Johnny Depp will do u proud. We LOVE you.
Rip I still have your music box from the show god bless
I am so very sad that u will not be here to watch us fall in love with the show all over again. U will always be our first. Rip Mr.Frid
Ran home from school everyday to watch. R.I.P. Mr. Frid. You are a star.
Thank you for my childhood memories. May you rest in peace. Condolences to family and friends.
I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Jonathan Frid. Dark Shadows was/is a big part of my life. As a kid, I ran home from school to watch it on ABC at 4:00 everyday. We then began putting on plays in our garage, and I played "Barnabas", Mr. Frid's role in D/S. The show went off the air on my 14th Birthday, and I was devastated. Years later (1992) they began showing it on the Sci-Fi Channel, and I got re-acquainted with the show. Today I am 55 and have attended almost 20 Dark Shadows festivals. We were looking forward to seeing you again this summer, in Tarrytown, but it was not to be. R.I.P. Jonathan, there will never be another one like you. Thank God we will always have you with us in that wonderful, magical series we so loved, & we loved it mostly because of you!
My favorite after school show. RIP Barnabas Collins.
I never missed a show that was a wonderful soap opera.
R.I.P. Mr Collins
Thank you so much for being part of all our lives with your Show Dark Shawdows.
Rest In Peace. Your may be gone but not forgotten. Sincere Sympathy to the family.
I couldn't wait to get home from school to watch Dark Shadows. Barnabas Collins was one of the Very Best during those days. When I can find the Showing on T.V., I still watch it. My Prayers go out to Mr. Frid's Nephew. Rest In Peace Jonathan. You Will Be Missed.
You will be remembered by all and not forgotten. Prayers for you and your family.
Rest in Peace Mr. Frid. My sister and I thoroughly enjoyed coming home from school as kids, and catching the Dark Shadows soap opera on TV. What fun there was experiencing 1960's TV. Thank you for sharing your acting talents with all of us!
God's comfort and grace to your family and friends.
Sorry to hear of the passing of Jonathan Frid, he was a great actor and I loved him as Barnabas. I have all the DVDs and still enjoy watching them. Rest in peace.
My heart goes out to the family of Jonathan I love his movies never missed Dark Shadows he was a great entertainer he will be missed RIP my friend
Rest in peace Jonathan Frid I remember rushing home from school just to watch you and the other cast members on Dark Shadows. I video taped all the episodes. May God be with you!!
I came home from many days after school & we had to be quite while Dark Shadows was on.
It's the only dat time show my mom got hooked on.
RIP Jonathan, we love you.
I remember being so scared after watching Jonathan that I couldn't sleep at night, but when mom would threaten that she wouldn't let me watch anymore, that was when I was truely scared.
Wonderful actor!! My favorite! He will be missed!
I remember watching it after elementary school with my sister and friends. I will never forget those memories and looking forward of seeing Dark Shadows @ the movies. R.I.P Barnabus Collins .
WILL MISS YOUR GREAT AND COMPELLING TALENT.CS JOYCE west Valley Ut.
My favorite vampire. Rest in peace Mr Frid.
I remember coming home in the afternoon after college classes & rushing to turn on the TV to watch Dark Shadows - may you rest in Peace Jonathan Frid - or will you be returning as did your alter ego, Barnabas??
Rest in peace my friend...I had such a crush as a little girl.
I too could not wait to get home to watch Dark Shadows that was a great soap. RIP Mr. Collins.
Annette Lott(Goose Creek, SC)
Barnabas Collins: "At last darkness has come."
One of my fondest childhood memories is running home from school as a six-year old to watch Mr. Frid take over our television each day.
Loved, loved, loved Dark Shadows and was also in love with Barnabus. Deepest condolences to Jonathan Frid's loved ones.
my all time favorite show will miss you're wonderful talent jeannette Sophy
I couldn't wait to get home to watch Dark Shadows.May Mr Frid (Barnabas) rest in peace.
Wow rest in peace I loved darkshadows I have the collection I couldent wait to get home from school to watch it my mother always recorded it for me what a actor u will never be forgotten
I WAS SADDEN TO HEAR OF THE PASSING OF MR. FRID HE WAS MY FAVORITE , HANDSOME VAMPIRE, REST IN PEACE.
I watched Dark Shadows thru my teen years and was so excited to hear of the spoof that was a spin off of it. My sympathies go out to the family. GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN !! RIP JONATHAN.
he was the first beloved vampire. long before the chronicles were written and before Pitt and Cruise were born .
I am so saddened at the passing of Jonathan Frid. I followed his career for decades. Was enthralled by him as a child watching Dark Shadows. He was an icon to me and I shall never forget his talent. Rest in peace Jonathan.
I miss him for the fact he left New York City a long ago, I miss him because his website is in remission. I hope Mr Frid is happy, laughing and reunited with friends, family, and those he charished the most.
Jonathan Frid, Bella Lagosi, Christopher Lee. legends forever, I to rushed home from school too watch Dark Shadows , it was me and my mom. wow what a great show truly awesome when he would just stand and stare without saying a word that stare wow. we will never forget Jonathan Frid thanks for letting the fans express our feelings.
Like many people I was completely enthralled by Mr. Frid's portrayal of Barnabas Collins. I mourn his passing, but celebrate his life.
You scared the ever livin' crap out of me & gave me nightmares for years! I Love You Dearly! RIP..You are Awesome! To Family & Friends..Thinking of All of You,in this Sad,Sad time..Can't wait to see the movie!
I watched Dark Shadows faithfully and I was
in love with Barnabas " Jonathan Frid". May he rest in peace.
Rushed home from school every day to catch "Dark Shadows". Glad he was able to have a cameo in the remake of Dark Shadows with Johnny Depp. My condolences to his family and may he Rest In Peace.
I too. watched DARK SHADOWS when I was real young. My sympathy to the nephew and friends.
I and my friends watched Dark Shadows from day one but it truly started for us when Barnabas entered the story line. Memories of the show and Barnabas have always stayed with us all these years. Rest in peace.
I am so sad to hear that Jonathan has passed. I would rush home from school to watch Dark Shadows every day. I still have my Dark Shadows trading cards. He was truly an icon.
Rest in Peace Jonathan.
MY MOM AND I WATCH THIS EVERYDAY! ! WITHOUT FAILURE, MAY MR.BARNABOS COLLINS(FRID) REST IN PEACE.
Rest well old friend. I,too watched the Dark Shadows as a child in the late 1960's. My best friend and I would watch it in the afternoons.Thanks for giving me the love of a good vampire movie.
I'm so sorry to hear of his passing...
I remember watching Dark Shadows as alittle girl. I would hide behind my mom's chair peeking around the chair to see what was going to happen. I would be so SCARED and would SCREAM, but I LOVED to watch the show! He was a great actor & played the part so well. My heart goes out to his family.
How very sad to hear that Mr. Frid had passed. He will be missed.
So sorry to hear of Mr Frids passing! I had hoped he would enjoy the new generations getting to know the role he played so well when the movie comes out next month. Ihave followed his web site to stay up to date with his life. Fly high Jonathan!!
So sorry for the loss of jonathan he was indeed a great actor.He will be missed by all his fans he will always be number 1 vampire to me i have watched Dark Shadows since i was a young girl. i plan to see the movie rest in peace jonathan michelle willey
Sorry to hear of his passing! I ran home from school to watch DS on one channel and then switched to another channel and watched it all over again. We already have a group together to watch the new movie coming out! RIP
I have loved Dark Shadows ever since I was very young. There has not been a show that I have loved more.Jonathan Frid was a great actor and he will be greatly missed. RIP
-Melody D. (Durham, NC)
I couldn't wait to get off the school bus to run home to watch Dark Shadows!! I had the biggest crush on Barnabas Collins!! My friends had crushes too!! I wore a ring with a black stone in it , just like Barnabas. Jonathan, you were a gifted actor!! Thank you for being part of my teenage years!! You will be missed.
Dark Shadows was a very bright spot during my teenage years and I have so many happy memories of watching it with my brother.... and yes, we DID run home the moment the bus dropped us off from school, as so many others did. The show still brings me joy whenever I watch it.
Thank you, Jonathan, for being such a big part of that and for your generosity to the fans. Rest in peace.
the world will be poorer for the loss of jonathan frid. an excellent classical actor and the only man who will ever portray barnabas collins the way he really was. (written) love ya always, thanks for all the wonderful frights, you will be missed terribly.
I enjoyed his acting and watched him everyday when i was a child and watched his reruns of dark shadows since rip.
So sorry to hear of Mr. Frid's passing. He was my first crush so many years ago. I rushed home from school each day to watch him. Guess I was way ahead of the vampire love craze. RIP Mr. Frid. You were a fine actor and a class act.
God Bless you and may you rest in peace beside God. Watched Dark Shadows since the beginning, have all the dvds. No one else could have played his part.
Deepest sympathy to Donald Frid.
Donna Lee Scarbrough (Grand Prairie, Texas)
I had to run home from school every day to watch you on DS! You will be missed very much!You were the best! RIP Jonathan Frid.
I COULDN'T GET THE COVERS AROUND MY NECK TIGHT ENOUGH AT NIGHT AFTER WATCHING DARK SHADOWS IN THE EVENINGS AFTER SCHOOL. JONATHAN FRID YOU WILL BE MISS RIP
I really loved Jonathan Frid. Came home everyday to watch Dark Shadows. Thank you for you acting talents.
Everyday growing up,we always watch Dark Shadows..We were all in love with you..RIP
As a child, I always stopped at my Grandmother's house on the way home from the school bus. We watched Dark Shadows together each day! Not your average Grandma/Granddaughter ritual, but it was ours. She did a pretty good Barnabas imitation too! Rest in peace, Jonathan! Thanks for the memories.
God Bless You! Dark Shadows was my favorite soap, growing up in the sixties. I still catch old episodes now. Barnabas you were the best.
OMGoodness! For years as a child I was petrified of Barnabus. My cousins used to scare me with photos of him. He did his job so well, that well, his character scares me even today. Now that I am an adult, I realize there was much more to than man than what was behind the "teeth."
We LOVED Barnabus Collins, R I P
RIP, I would run home to see Dark Shadows! Ohhhhh! so much fun scaring each other. A wonderful show.
I loved "Dark Shadows" and Jonathan Frid as Barnabus Collins. God bless his soul. My sympathy to his famiy.
I loved Dark Shadows! I'm so sorry to hear about Jonathan's passing. I'm excited that there is going to be a movie to carry on the character that Jonathan played so well!
Sad to see him go, but hope he is finally getting a much-deserved rest. From what I've heard, when he was healthy he was a regular dynamo. Rest in Peace, dear Jonathan Frid. We Dark Shadows fans and many others that lives you have touched miss you.
Dark Shadows was one of my favorite shows. Thank you Jonathan for the many years of playing a vampire. This started me in the vampire movies. God Bless to you and the family
I, like so many others, were in front of the TV when Dark Shadows was on, prepared to be scared. I am sure that to you Mr. Frid meant much more than afternoon entertainment. But, for me, I will remember him as one of my favorite childhood memories. I am sorry for your loss.
Long live Barnabus Collins in the hearts of all baby boomers who rushed home from school to be scared and we couldn't take our eyes off the show.
I've got plans to see the movie with Johnnie Depp with bestie from childhood. We too are among the legion who dropped everything to watch each episode. I certainly didn't expect anything like that in the movie except a small chance to reminisce, and now with 'barnabas' gone I can only hope for a marathon showing of the real deal...loved Angelique and the song from Josette's music box...RIP.
My sincerest condolences to Mr. Frid's friends and family. Dark Shadows was so unique and he did a great job of bringing class and emotion to the vampire character. Incomprable...rest in peace dear man.
Oh, my condolences to the nephew! My sister and I used to watch Dark Shadows faithfully when we were just little girls! News woman, Dorothy Fultime was on right before it, and we used to put our stocking feet on her face on the TV screen because we couldn't wait to watch spooky Dark Shadows! Good memories......Looking foward to seeing Mr. Frid in his cameo on the Tim Burton version of Dark Shadows!
I was a big fan of Jonathan and his character, Barnabus and the Dark Shadows show. I too would rush home from school and jump up in my dad's lap and we would watch together. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
I used to rush home from school to see Dark Shadows. The character Barnabas Collins has been my all time favorite and is the reason I still love vampire movies today. Thank you Mr. Frid for all of the excitement that you gave and for making Barnabas an unforgetable character. Rest In Peace , old friend.
Dark Shadows starring Jonathan Frid will forvever be a fond memory of my childhood. We couldn't wait to see Barnabas Collins everyday. He will surely be missed. God Bless....
I am a Fan of Dark Shadows. I use to run home from school everyday, as a kid, just to watch this show that I was so fascinated by. I couldn't wait to hear the theme song come on..It was so thrilling and eerie. I am so glad to be part of this era and the great mini series that aired in the late 60's and early 70's. It was sad to see this show end. I hope we get to enjoy more of the reruns and memorys. R.I.P. Jonathan Frid. Thanks for being part of our History. God Bless your family !
To the family of Mr. Frid, may God's word give you strength and comfort to cope during this difficult time.(isaiah 12:2) My deepest condolences.
Like so many of the guest book entries by fans, we too rushed home to see Dark Shadows after school. Practically everyone watched it. It was unique, interesting, scary, you name it. And Barnabas of course was the favorite. My sincerely condolences to Jonathan's family; he did leave a lasting legacy however. He will be forever remembered.
L Wensel, Hartville Ohio
I have remained a fan of the original Dark Shadows and Jonathan Frid- God bless his family and friends at this time.
Rev. Janet Abel
Loved the show, we would rush home right after school to watch...am really looking forward to seeing the new show...
I loved watching Dark Shadows after school. It brings back lots of good memories. May God bless Mr. Frid's family.
there will NEVER be another vampire even close to the peronne' of Barnabas Collins. Jonathan Frid will truly be missed.
My condolences to the family of Mr. Frid for their loss of a great man. There will only be one Barnabas Collins - Mr. Frid will never be forgotten. He was "Dark Shadows". Thanks for the great memories Mr. Frid! RIP.
This was one of my favorite shows I was just talking about Mr Frid and how I had the opportunity to meet him once. A great Shakspearian actor gone on. RIP Mr Frid a loving fan
I really loved watching Dark Shadows and Mr. Frid's protral of Barnabas Collins. He was a gifted man. May he rest in peace and may the family find peace in their memories of their loved one.
I watched you as a child and enjoyed getting scared everytime.
Thanks and god bless
Thanks Jonathan for being an incredible part of the entertainement industry, where you have been responsible (a very large part I may add) for the current trend in the fascinattion with the whole vampire genre..leading up to the remale and release of "Dark Shadows"...as far as I am concerned, you are, and always will be, the only Barnabas Collins! God bless you on your new journey!!!
I grew up with dark shadows I loved it I think it's what started my horror reading years and love of old scary movies rip
You will always be my favorite Vamp. I grew up with you and you were in my home everyday like an old friend.I was upset when other actors started to redo your part.It's like when they try to play Elvis or John Wayne,They will always fall a little below the Mark,Thanks For all the scary Afternoons,You will be miss.
Watched him when I was 4 , a sad loss . Have fond childhood memories of his show . You will be missed !
my condolences to the family of Johnathan Frid, I remember runnng home from school each day to see Dark Shadows, it was scary, but I had to see it. Barnabas was my favorite character.
No one and no remake can take the place of the original. Jonathan Frid (Barnabas Collins)was unique, irreplaceable, perfect! *RIP*
My mother loved the show too and she would have it on for us as we raced home from school. God bless you Mr. Frid for all the joy and entertainment you brought to all your fans. You will be missed, Barnabas,and never forgotten!!!
I am very sorry to hear about he passing of Jonathon Frid. I was a big fan of Dark Shadows. My brother loved it so much that I had to write him each week what happened when he was in the Navy. We had two cats at the time and named the male Barnabas and the female Angelique (the lead female character). My condolences to his family.
I loved to watch Dark Shadows when I was younger...what a well done soap opera with a twist, I never missed it! Condolences to Mr. Frid's family, he was truly the heart of the show!
I lived close to school. So everyday we would run to my house to watch Dark Shadows. He was a vampire with a heart. When you think vampire...you think of Jonahan Frid as Barnabas Collins. Rest in peace and know you were always the best. My sincere sympathy to his family.
You were a great inspiration to me in my formative adolescent years. I loved Dark Shadows and ran home every day after school to see it. May you have eternal peace in heaven with others from the show who have predeceased you. Looking forward to your cameo in the new movie. Johnny Depp can never be as good as you were in the role.
Pam in NJ
Dark Shadows and Jonathon Frid was a very big part of my growing up years. I was very disappointed when the show was cancelled and have thought of it many times over the years. Rest in Peace Mr. Frid you will be missed but always remembered.
Carol (Eldorado, IL)
He was absolutely the best character to play a vampire back in my day.May he rest in peace.Was my all time favorite show to rush home every day to see.No one can hold a candle to him and Christopher Lee.
I loved Dark Shadows when it was on originally and then when the SyFy channel had it on in later years. He was the show to me. I am so sorry to hear of his passing and my thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and fans.
I can remember running home from school to watch this show. I love Vampires and this show was the greatest. Jonathan will be greatly missed. But the memories will live forever. May Peace Be With You and Your Family.
Many generations after Dark Shadows will not be able to relate that you had to "run home after school" to catch the airing of this unique and supernatural soap opera. If you missed an episode your friends were your DVR or computer to catch you up. Barnabas Collins was the first Vampire with a tormented side wanting to become human again yet clinging to his dark side. Jonathan did it with class!
Heartfelt condolence to you Donald.Your uncle was a class act and a pioneer Vampire to todays generation of Vampire followers,he will be a hard act to follow .R.I.P. God Bless.Looking forward in seeing him on the screen again in the upcoming "DARK SHADOWS".
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I remember wishing the school bus would go faster so I'd be home in time to watch every minute of Dark Shadows. Mr. Frid was so convincing as a vampire, I was afraid to go to sleep! When I went to bed I wore my Cross necklace and tacked up a Cross in my window. I'd also pull the covers up around my neck and tuck them in, even in the summer, but I continued watching every day! How appropriate that you died on Friday the 13th. May you rest in peace and thank you for the memories!
I loved Dark Shadows growing up. It was the best show. Barnabus was my favorite on the show. Rest in Peace Mr. Frid.
Mr. Frid did an excellent job as "Barnabas Collins". What a great actor. Thanks for the wonderful Dark Shadows memories which enriched my childhood. Maybe Angelique will let you rest in peace now.
i loved to watch drak shadows thats the show to watch .rip barnabas colins rip means rest in peace
Dark Shadoes made my day and introduced the world to the recent T.V. shows such as Vampire Diaries,etc.My favorite Soap Operia.I remember the first episode.R.I.P.
I would rush home from school to watch Dark Shadows and be scared to pieces. I still watch this show on DVD. He made a wonderful vampire before vampires were popular.
My sincere condolence to the family
I just recently started re-watching Dark Shadows on Netflix. I loved the show as a kid and I still love it now. Mr. Frid made a wonderful vampire. His delivery of lines really made one feel you were listening to someone from a bygone age. Rest in peace.
Much loved and greatly missed
Infinite memories to cherish
RIP BARNABAS COLLINS (Mr. Frid)
One of the great soaps of all time. I have every DVD from begining to end. My children are now watching it. Clean, wholesome series with no sex, drugs or foul language. Barnabus you will be missed. Stakes and hammers.
I watched every day after school, I loved that show.
I used to have a Barnabas Collins poster. The eyes seemed to follow me around the room. I was afraid to dress in the room. I loved Jonathan as Barnabas. And YES, I would run home from school to watch the show. You will be missed.
RIP Jonathan,I just love the show and the role that you did.. God Bless
loved him in dark shadows
My mother (RIP) loved to watch Dark Shadows. I remember coming home from school and my mom would be watching it. RIP Mr. Find! You will be missed here on Earth. Thoughts and prayers to your family and friends.
I am so sorry to hear of your passing, You have given your fans from the 60's so much to remember . You were a part of my days and now a part of my past greatly remembered, Thankyou so very much, I hope your Nephew realizes what a wonderful Uncle he had, May you rest in peace.
I met Jonathan Frid at a Dark Shadows convention in Tarrytown,New York back in August of 2007. He was very nice to everyone. He signed an autograph for me then. I wish I could have gone to the Dark Shadows convention in 2011 that he attended in the New York/New Jersey area. In 2007 he spent time to talk to the crowd, replay scenes from Dark Shadows, have a dinner with the fans of the show etc. His co-stars Kathy Leigh Scott, and Lara Parker were there with a few other minor characters of the show. I video taped a lot of this convention. Watching that tape now will be a little more sad knowing that Jonathan will not be able to come back from the dead like he did so many times. Maybe in a seance I can talk to you again Jonathan.
I was tweenager when Dark Shadow's was on & that was scary stuff for a soap, & now the movie Johnny Depp, is going 2 let D.S, live on....R.I.P. Mr.FRID.
Jonathan Frid was a one of a kind, a part of soap opera history that ushered in a unique new found Gothic story line, will miss you Jonathan Frid, hope Johnny Depp does you well with the new movie!
To the the family of Jonathan Frid - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that he will be missed by many.
Sorry to hear of his passing.A great under-rated actor.loved Dark Shadows as a kid and grown-up.Jonathan Frid will always be my favorite vampire of all times.
So sorry for your loss!!!Loved watching Dark Shadows!!
Rest in peace Jonathan. I watched DarkShadows every day as a child. He was THE vampire. So glad he had a cameo on the movie version coming out. But nothing compares to the original. My condolences.
RIP to a talented actor in the "first" soap opera. His acting made us love his character and feel his pain as a vampire. What a great show to have grown up with.
Mr. Frid was my reason for collecting the show.
D. Horn, RR Texas
One of my favorite soaps. Started collecting the dvds about 4 yrs. ago.
i was a young girl when i saw dark shadow. i really really loved that show. i will never forget lt. i was sorry to hear of his death. rest in peace Debra Hernandez from Fort Worth, TX.
I envision the dark days with your character casting its chilling spell....DELICIOUS chills for this latch key kid.
Thanks ...& I wonder what you thought of the modern Vampires..."Hark!!! Did I just hear a wicked chuckle... REST
The resurrection of Barnabas was one of the best storylines of Dark Shadows. Like every other kid in the 60s, my sisters and I rushed to the tv at 4 p.m. to see what would happen next with Barnabas. While frightening, it was also entertaining and left us wanting more. Rest in peace, Jonathan. Prayers to his family.
I had the good fortune of meeting Mr. Frid backstage after one of his performances in Arsenic & Old Lace in Beverly Hills back in 1987. He was very generous with his time, signed my copy of "Dark Shadows Scrapbook Memories" and walked back with us afterwards to the parking garage. He invited my friend and me to his one man show, Jonathan Frid's Fools & Fiends, at the Fairfax Library in Los Angeles. He'd had a certain spark that kept my mother, grandmother and me glued to our TV set when we'd watch him as Barnabas Collins, and I was pleased to see it was still there in abundance at his staged reading. Years later, in the summer of 2010, I would see him leave his hand prints in cement outside the Vista Theater in Hollywood. That spark by then was nearly gone, and I knew his time here was almost done. Fortunately, it will live on for years to come in the eyes of his legions of loyal fans!
Thanks Jon... You played the part well and to it's fullest...You made DARK SHADOWS a great success. God rest your soul. RIP
We would not miss Barnabas. My husband and I watched it every day. Our kids were young, and one of them told me the other day that it scared him to death. It scared us, too and we were grown.
You know Mr Frid as a person and not as Barnabas. I am sorry for the loss of your uncle.
So very sad to hear of Mr. Frid's passing. Loved Dark Shadows as a child. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. R.I.P.
I would race home from school to watch Dark Shadows. Jonathan Frid stood out of the cast of characters and did it with style and grace. RIP
DARK SHADOWS WAS MY FAVORITE SHOW REST IN PEACE JONATHAN YOU WILL BE FOREVER MISSED AND LOVINGLY REMEMBERED
I was just talking about Dark Shadows with my husband. I loved that soap opera. I was still in high school and my mom would tell us what was going on with Barnabas. Rest in peace,Mr.Frid.
I am saddened by the death of Jonathan Frid. He was a favorite of mine in Dark Shadows. Mr. Frid gave us a different kind of vampire and made it believable and at that time not a bit campy.
I send my heart felt condolences to his family, friends and many fans.
My sisters and I ran home from school each day to watch Dark Shadows; you are the only vampire for us; no other compares to you; rest in peace
Very soon GOD will swallow up death forever.
Rest peacefully,Barnabas. Grew up watching your show,and it seems like yesterday. Love and prayers....til we meet..Martha
My favorite actor on Dark Shadows. Had to be home in time from school to watch him. He is the forerunner of all the Vamp movies to present day. Great memories of his contibutions to television and movies.
I remember watching Dark Shadows growing up. Running home from school to see the next episode. He was my favorite actor on the show.
We watched Dark Shadows everyday and loved every episode. You made the program and kept making us want more. Rest in peace.
Wow, my mom watched this show when I was a little girl. This brings back a lot of fond memories. He was a character on a real show, but outside the show we are sympathetic for your loss. And hope that you will rely on God to give you the strength to endure this trial.
I loved Dark Shadows and Jonathan Frid as Barnabas..he was my first...vampire...RIP
I loved Dark Shadows and Barnabas Collins was the coolest. I love him and the show. RIP
i am so sorry to see Mr Frid passed, I enjoyed watching him on Dark Shadows
Loved Dark Shadows then and still do. You will be missed. Peace to you
I interviewed you in the late 1980's for my college newspaper about your one man show "Fools and Friends ".
We spoke for about one hour. It was like I was talking to Superman . Jonathan is not good bye but good night, because as we all know Barnabas will live forever!
I loved Dark Shadows, as did my sister and Mom, it was one of the few things we all had in common during my teenage years. Thank you for the gift you shared, your loved ones are in my prayers.
you were a fun vamp to watch. I hope you have your wings. Virginia
Iloved Dark Shadows and followed it every day and as every one else was sad to see it end. RIP Barnabas. You will be missed. Carlla Armsworthy Roanoke, VA
I was a small child born in the 60's, but his performance, that show captivated my heart and started my love affair with vampires. May he rest in Peace, Barnabas or not!
I enjoyed Dark Shadows as a young girl and love it even more as a grown women.
Rest is peace.
Jonathan and the entire cast of Dark Shadows were a wonderful, talented company of actors. Theirs was the most entertaining daytime soap ever. Frid has become immortal in his own right.
You will be greatly missed. R.I.P.
You will never be forgotten, you will always be the best Vampire of all times. I love watching reruns. Rest in peace Mr Frid.
Dark Shadows fan since 1966; can't wait to see the new Dark Shadows movie coming out next month...glad Mr. Frid got a cameo in it.
My deepest condolescences to the Frid Family, and friends and fans..... what memories of the DARK SHADOWS remains in my heart and thanks for THE MEMORIES ALSO.... to the Coolest 60's Vampire that ever was protrayed.... j
just a DS fan....REST IN PEACE!!!!!!
I remember watching Barnabus & thinking him to be the most romantic thing on TV. Dark Shadows was one of very few shows I really enjoyed from my childhood. He will always be remembered. A Wadford, SC
Rest in Peace, Mr. FRID. I enjoy your acting in Dark Shadows. You was the best Vampire I had ever did watch. May God let you rest in ever lasting peace.
Sad to see another Icon go. What wonderful childhood memories of watching Johnathan Frid as Barnabus... You had rare and wonderful style of always being the greatest Vampire.
R.I.P. Barnabas. The world's first "Cool" Vampire.
Rest In Peace., you will be missed.
Sad to hear about your passing. Enjoyed watching Dark Shadows everyday after school. R.I.P.
you will never be forgotten we love you
You will live on in the dark shadows of ours hearts
Grew up watching Dark Shadows and Barnabas Collins was my favorite
I guess my sister and I weren't the only ones running home after school to catch another episode of Dark Shadows ! Thanks Mr. Frid for fond childhood memories.
R.I.P. All of the neighborhood kids would rush home from school and gather around our television to watch Dark Shadows. God Bless You
I also rush home to see Dark Shadows. RIP Jonathan Frid always Barnabas Collins to me.
Rest in Peace Jonathan, and to your family I offer my deepest sympathy. I loved to watch Dark Shadows. Hurried home from school, as many, to watch. My first prom dress was like one that was worn by "Angelic"!
i had 2 min to get off thebus to see you and you will always be my favorite vampire
kim cross newark ohio
I ran home from school every day to watch "Dark Shadows!" I always loved you. You will forever live in my heart. Thank you for great entertainment. May your body, mind and soul be at peace and my God Bless you and your family at this difficult time. RIP Barnabas Collins!
I am shocked to ear Jonathan is gone. Best wishes to the Family.Frozen t te screen when I heard the title song play.
You will always be the one & only Barnabas Collins for me..R.I.P..
Always loved him in the show...R I P ...Will watch for his cameo role in Dark Shadows movie next month..
I hurried home every afternoon to spend that 1/2 hour with Barnabus and the Dark Shadows crew!!! It was a thrill to watch!! And you were great fun to watch Jonathan!! RIP
Thank you for all the great memories of my childhood favorite show. R.I.P Jonathan. My prayers go out to his family.
He will always be remembered by an old fan.
My condolences to Mr. Frid's family. Dark Shadows brings back wonderful memories growing up. Rest In Peace Jonathan Frid.
Barnabas Collins is at peace now Gone but never forgotten
Thank you Mr Frid
Sorry you werent a real vampire. You'd still be with us. I ran home from school to watch you. You touched a lot of lives. Condolences to your family.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
I absolutely loved 'Dark Shadows' !! Always had a secret crush on Barnabus Collins. Jonathan, you were great. Denise (Andover, Ks.)
RIP Jonathan Frid. Barnabas Collins will live on forever in the hearts of all of us who rushed home from school each day!
Loved Dark Shadows, Jonathan was my favorite in the show. He was such a great actor. Will definately see the new Dark Shadows just to look for his cameo to see him act one more time. My condolences to his family. RIP and God Bless Jonathan.
He will not be forgotten by his fans and family and friends. May he rest in peace. So many of us enjoyed Barnabas Collins in our youth and we will get to see him one more time in Dark Shadows the movie.
My life is filled with the memories of.my favorite show Dark.Shadows. I loved all the characters and send my heartfelt condolances. Jon you will be truley missed. Rest in Peace.
Dark Shadows and especially Barnabas Collins will live with me forever. Had to be home by 4:00 so I wouldn't miss a second of the show. Spent my paper route money so I could buy my "Barnabas" books so precious to me. Have all 32 first edition books in the series because they were about Barnabas. Mr. Frid, thank you for all those special moments. Can't wait until the movie comes out so I can see you one more time. God bless you!
He was great as Barnabas Collins. An after school ritual in high school. Gracious response to nerdy fan letter. His role was played with wit and grace.
you will be missed, 1st don(soultrain)2nd dick (americanbandstand) 3rd Frid(dark shadows) you all are a part of my growing up.rushing home from school to watch you. thanks for the memories.
YOU WERE THE BEST VAMPIRE! I REMEMBER RUSHING HOME FROM SCHOOL EVERY DAY TO WATCH DARK SHADOWS. GOD BLESS YOU.
Dark Shadows was my show in the late 60's. My dad's biz partner in NYC lived down the hall from Mr. Frid and actually got me a personally autographed photo, which I still cherish.
I agree with everyone.....the first thing when I did when I come home from school....prayers to the family....
R.I.P. Jonathan. You provided many hours of great entertainment to my family and others. I so much enjoyed the series that I am now re-watching it on video. No one can match your performance as Barnabas, now or ever.
Our hearts go out to the family of Mr. Frid, we loved him.......he was an icon. My Mom was a Dark Shadows fan and she handed it down to me and I passed it on to my son. Rest in peace.
Eric, Linda and Matthew (Holliston, MA)
To the Frid family,
I literlly missed my high school's after school activities since I was compelled to rush home and watch Dark Shadows. I loved the character of Barnabus Collins in particular and congratulate Jonathan Frid for giving me much entertainment so many years ago. It really helped my teenaged angst.
My favorite! May peace be with you my friend. Prayers to the family.
What a great chacareter you played. still love to watch the shows. My black pug is named Barnabus Collins after you.
Wow!! The all time epitome of the ultimate vampire. You were the greatest Jonathan
So sorry for your loss, Jonathan was a great actor,I enjoyed Dark Shadows so much, He will be missed!. Juanita Kay,Anderson, SC
Huge fan Will deeply miss him Glad will see him 1 more time in the movie
I GROWED UP WATCHING DARK SHADOWS.THANKS YOU JONTHAN.
Rest in Peace Jonathan. I used to run home everyday to watch Dark Shadows: the BEST Soap on TV in the 60s! You will be remembered.....
To the family of Mr. Frid, I use to run home every day to see Dark Shodows and watch Banabus and Anglica the played there parts very well, he will be greatly miissed. God bless the family.R. I P. Barnabus Loved watching you. R. N.
Rip in peace with to your family and loved ones
I too, couldn't wait to get home and watch Dark Shadows,I loved that show.
RIP Jonathan (Barnabas)
I watched it everyday. My first real "soap opera" that I ever watched. It was the beginning of a life-long fascination. Thanks for the memories. My condolences to your loved ones.
RIP dear Jonathan. The best vampire ever. I used to rush home from school to watch you on Dark Shadows. Thank you.
He can't be dead. He's immortal. The original "sexy" vampire. He scared the crap out of me when I was a kid, but I never missed an episode. I couldn't wait for school to let out every day. Thanks for the memories, Mr. Frid.
I to would run home from school to watch Dark Shadows, I loved the show and all the players in it. But Barnabas was my favorite.
Just had to watch Dark Shadows everyday. After school to see the sexiest vampire ever
RIP Mr. Frid. I LOVED watching Dark Shadows and you were a huge reason why.
As a great fan of Dark Shadows i was sadden to hear of the passing of jonathan
Frid. He will be so missed. RIP my Friend
I will always remember Barnabus I watched the show with my 2 year old and she didn't like Barnabas she would cry when she saw him.I would give her cany and cookie to make her quiet.Later she confessed to me she liked him and only cried so she could get treats and to this day she cries when she can't get her way.Dark Shadows shaped her life.
Dark Shadows was a favorite show of mine and Barnabas was who made the show what it was.He was a great vampire and I am sure he will be missed.Iremember watching the show everyday I was really addicted like so many others.I am hoping Dark Shadows will come back to tv as I would love to watch it all over again.
RIP Jonathan Frid. A big fan of Dark Shawdows. Really enjoyed your show. My condolences to your family. You will be missed much!
Dark Shadows........I too hurried home from school to watch DS. God bless to the family. He made my days, Mon - Fri.........
Again, as others I came home from school each day to enter the world of Dark Shadows. As all other Baby Boomer fans would agree Jonathan Frid will always be remembered for entertaining so many. RIP Barnabas Collins. My prays condolences to your family.
Dear Mr. Frid, You are the only celebrity I would even give the time of day to. I loved Dark Shadows so much and like so many kids would watch it every day at 4:oo on ABC. I even named my beloved black cat after the character you pretrayed so well. Rest in peace dear Barnabus! Kim Parker Gallagher
Dan Curtis once said, "Dark Shadows will live forever." So will you. Rest in peace, Barnabas.
OH My Goodness I adored Dark Shadows
and Jonathan Frid. I was a loyal fan
till the day the show ended. I was a
mere teenager. God rest his soul. He
brought great excitment and fun into
A great entertainer. I missed watching Dark Shadows when it went off the air; it took a long time to get over. I never understood as a child why it didn't come back. I enjoyed watching it with my sister and Aunt Violet. Rest in peace, Jonathan. I am sorry he did not get to see himself in the latest film, but I don't think it will do him justice. May his nephew be proud of his accomplishments.
A fantastic actor in every sense of the word! Thank you deeply for bringing life to Barnabas Collins. R.I.P.
When I first heard the news Jonathan had been called to his home in Heaven, my thoughts were, he can't die, he's a vampire. Every day I faithfully watched the soap and wanted it to stay on longer because of having to wait until the next day to see what happens next. It was the very best soap ever there was on television and i was so disappointed when it went off the air. Our oldest son Todd was 4 when he learnt "London Bridges Falling Down, from watching Dark Shadows with me. So many of us absolutely loved Barnabas and our hearts were sad for him he had that curse from an evil gal over jealousy Barnabas loved Josette. Thanx Jonathan for the wonderful story and memories we will cherish forever. You were the BEST. I still watch my videos.
I wish all of your family and all who love you comfort and peace.
I never received an autograph of you, but your name is written on my heart.
Love and Blessings,
See you on The Other Side
i grew up watching dark shadows with my grandmother.Jonathan you made that show what it is today,a classic.I now share dark shadows with my son.Thank you Jonathan for so many great memories.You are the best there is, the best there was, and the best vampire there ever will be. thank you,you will be missed.
To the Frid family, I too would rush home from school and couldn't wait for 4pm to come to see Dark Shadows. My little sister, who was 5, hid behind the recliner once she heard Quentin's theme song and knew Barnabas wasn't far behind. Dark Shadows was the best. Thanks for the memories, Jonathan Frid. RIP.
Judy Small, Bergenfield, NJ
Growing up I would have dinner, and watch Dark Shadows. I loved Jonathan
I had such a crush on Barnabas. I would hurry home from school so I could see the show--like so many other teenagers in the 60s. My sympathies to his family--I hope you find comfort in knowing the joy Mr Frid gave to his television audience.
I shall never forget the day "Barnabas Collins came back to life". It was April 1967. Our daughter had been born April 9 so my husband had taken off work for several days to be with me and the baby as we returned from the hospital and settled in at home. We were casually watching Dark Shadows the day "Barnabas Collins" arose as the vampire. I must admit: we did NOT see that coming! My husband and I were hooked! I became a daily viewer and, once my husband returned to work, he requested I give him the play-by-play of each episode for quite some time thereafter.
I was impressed by the sophistication of the Barnabas Collins character which Jonathan Frid played so well.
Everyday after school at 4:00 you could find me glued to the TV watching Dark Shadows. I loved that show.I loved Barnabus Collins and thought he was great. He will be missed.
I was so sad to hear of Mr. Frid's passing. I too was one of the kids who ran home from school in the 60's to watch Dark Shadows and especially Mr. Frid as Barnabas Collins. He was definitely my childhood hero. He will always be remembered forever and always as Barnabas Collins. Mr. Frid thanks for the wonderful memories. Rest in Peace kind Sir.
Mr .Frid .was a very good actor and will be mourned by many fans. William Hildreth
Sympathy to Donald Frid, Jonathan's nephew, all of his friends and family,and fans. Barnabas will live on forever, I loved you 4o years ago and will love you forever. I am so glad that I got to see you in person once, not as Barnabas but as a great reader of poetry at the Mercer County Community College in New Jersey. Jane in Hamilton, New Jersey R.I.P.
you are missed already, and many are grieving for you. It will be difficult to watch the new Dark Shadows movie and not compare the new to the old, just know I prefer the old Dark Shadows to any! RIP
Jonathan , Watched Dark Shadows as a young girl . Loved your character, Would rush home do chores and then Dark Shadows , and now thanks to netflix I watch them again, brings back very good memories . Thank you! Rest In Peace
All of my girlfriends had huge crushes on Mr. Frid "back in the day". In addition to "Dark Shadows", he guest-starred in an episode of one of my favorite series of all time, "Night Gallery." His performance in "Certain Shadows on the Wall" still haunts me to this day. A great actor. Yet another piece of
my childhood was lost this week. Mr. Frid & Dick Clark--may your "stars" shine forever.
I'm so sad, I thought he would be here foever, always at the DS Festivals, always writing his blogs. It has been tough to wrap my head around this, even though it is a part of nature. I hope his family understands how many people Jonathan Frid touched, reached and inspired. A true gentleman, whom exhibited grace and style. He will be missed!
I can still remember my sister
watching Dark Shadows after
school-she LOVED the show..
You could not disturb her when the show was on. My, sister MARY does not text so I thought I would say this for her
(BARNABUS) for many hours
of enjoyable TELEVISION.
A TOAST to your ACTING!
GOD BLESS YOU!!
To Jonathan Frid...you were the reason I would rush home from school and do extra chores....You were Dark Shadows and my memories of you will always be clear and delighted by you.....
My deepest sypathies to Mr. Frid. I went to alot of the DS conventions... Mr. Frid has such class and elegance.. he was my fav. Vampire.
Ran home from school everyday to watch Dark Shadows. Barnabas was my favorite. It was THE BEST Vampire show of all time.
Sympathies to the family..I too rushed home every day after school to see the sexiest vampire EVER!!! On days when I had after school activities, my mother kept shorthand notes for me on what happened that day..even she was addicted to Barnabas!!
M. Froncek (Chicago Heights, IL)
We shared a love of Shakespeare as well as fascination with the Spanish language.His brillance and depth of understanding of language was awesome. What a terrible loss to the world that he is no longer with us.
I was so addicted to watching Dark Shawdows..Thank you Jonathan. God Bless you and your nephew..
RIP Mr. Frid and my condolences to your family. I enjoyed your show, I used to run home from school so I wouldn't miss a second.
He made everyday exciting after we came home from school as we waited to see what Barnabas was up to on Dark Shadows. With the Johnny Depp rendition of Dark Shadows coming out, I'm sure he passed away, pleased, knowing he had successfully created the character of Barnabas in a way that made legions of fans, 40+ years later, still want to emulate the character. Goodbye Jonathan...and Thank you.
I was a big fan of Darkshadows growing up...My sympathy to the family.
My deepest sympathies....Dark Shadows was one of my favorite shows. I still watch the videos today. May you rest in peace Mr. Frid.
Loved watching Dark Shadows when I came home from school. God Bless . Sorry for your loss Donald Frid. xxx
Couldn't wait to get home from school growing up to watch dark shadows , you were my favorite vampire , you will be missed
Wow- Did we love Barnabas Collins during our 60s school years. Couldn't wait to get off school bus to run home to see Dark Shadows. Condolences to the family from fans in Spartanburg,SC, and Pennsylvania.
Watched Dark Shadows as a chid--loved it! Rest in Peace.
Rest in peace sir; you were a big part of my daily life when I was a young boy.
rest in peace a big fan of your show all my life. you will be missed greatly.
You were a big part of my life during my school years. Could hardly wait to get home and watch Dark Shadows. I was so lucky to have seen you in person in Dial M for Murder in Sullivan, IL. You will definitely be missed by many who followed your career; you were an incredibly talented actor.
I loved you in Dark Shadows.You made the show what it was.God Bless and keep your Family.
Thank you for Dark Shadows.My Condolences to you Donald.Your Uncle was a great man.(email@example.com) Robb and Yolanda.
I have been a faithful fan of yours since my childhood. And then you died on Friday the 13th . How fitting . I will always be your fan
You will be missed by all who loved you as I do. RIP. Rick Baker
DICK CLARK: NEW YEAR'S ROCKIN' EVE WAS NEVER THE SAME SINCE U STOPPED HOSTING IT.. THIS YR. WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT TO WATCH, HOW CAN NE ONE CELEBRATE NEW YEAR'S EVER AGAIN!! R.I.P. DICK, WE ALL LOVE U AND ALWAYS WILL!!!!
My heart goes out to the Frid family. I'm so sorry for your lost. Losing a loved one in death is not easy. I hope that you can find comfort in John 25:8.
How fitting that one of the best loved vampires died on Friday the 13th.
I sorry for your passing
you were great actor I read that
you were in the royal navy so
this be fiing for you
Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
Who bidd'st the mighty ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!
O Christ! Whose voice the waters heard
And hushed their raging at Thy word,
Who walkedst on the foaming deep,
And calm amidst its rage didst sleep;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!
Most Holy Spirit! Who didst brood
Upon the chaos dark and rude,
And bid its angry tumult cease,
And give, for wild confusion, peace;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!
My condolences to the Frid family. May God give you comfort during this time of sorrow.
I'AM VERY SAD TO HEAR ABOUT JONATHAN FRID PASS WAY HE WAS GOOD PERSON AND WAS A GREAT ACTOR ON DARK SHADOWS TO ME AND MY FAMILY,FRIENDS OUR DEEPST SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY OF JONATHAN FRID AND CAST OF DARK SHADOWS FAMILYS.
You were the best of the best
RIP, I remember watching Dark Shadows after school with my mother. To this day I still love the show. Barnabas is the best vampire EVER!
I grew up with Dark Shadows, watching it everyday right after school. Rest in peace sir, you did well!
May the God of all comfort be with Jonathan's family at this time of grief, may all his memories stay close to your hearts. Psalms 46:1 Joanna
Like many I too used to watch DS after school. I can't wait for the new movie with Johnny Depp, but it won't be the same without Mr Frid. My sympathy to his family, may he rest in peace
Just like so many others I would rush home from school to watch Dark Shadows. It's ironic that my girlfriend and I were just talking yesterday about going to see the DS movie when it comes out. RIP Mr. Frid. You were a GREAT actor.
I watched DARK SHADOWS every day not missing an episode from 1967-1973 to watch my crush "BARNABAS COLLINS who was my teenage "imaginary friend". I almost got a chance to meet him in person back in 1969 when he came to my home town, Wayne, New Jersey for an afternoon. I didn't have a ride to get there and my parents wouldn't let me ride my bike on that stretch of roadway.
I am sad that he has passed away, but happy he lived a long life of 87 years. I was hoping he was going to be as old as BARNABAS when he finally did pass away.
I am so sad to hear of Mr. Frid's passing. He brought me many hours of joy watching his show "Dark Shadows" as I was growing up. Rest in Peace my friend!.
Great loss. I enjoyed watching Jonathan Frid in 'Dark Shadows' in my younger days.! May you rest in peace! God Bless!
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
When I got home from school I would always Dark Shadows, this was probably 1970-1972 time frame, my Sympathy goes out to his family, Rest in Peace!
I used to run home from school to watch Barnabas Collins on Dark Shadows. Thank you for the wonderful memories.
Jonathan Frid was a great actor and I remember watching Dark Shadows religiously every day to the day it went off the air. He will be missed greatly and has had me as a fan since I was a teen.
So sorry to hear of Mr. Frid's passing. I actually thought of him last week after seeing the promo's for the new DS movie with Johnny Depp. He was a wonderful actor. I, too, used to run home from school to watch my favorite soap!! Deepest sympathies to his family.
Jonathan's is the first face I see when I think of Dark Shadows, which floods me with warm memories from my childhood. Condolences to his family and friends. The Festivals will never be quite the same. Jonathan I will always remember you.
I loved his show, I am sorry for your family's loss.
My thoughts are with the family of Jonathan Frid; one of my favorite actors. I always made sure I was in front of the TV when Dark Shadows came on. He made Barnabas Collins one of America's best known characters. What a talent!
I like others would rush home after school each day to watch Dark Shadows. So sad.
So sorry to hear about the death of Jonathan Frid. I loved "Barnabas" and I loved Dark Shadows. I would run home from school to see it because I got out of school at 3:10PM and Dark Shadowns came on at 3:30pm.
You were really good, because you used to scare me to death, but I kept watching.
Rest well and in Peace.
Jonathan Frid shall be missed. No matter what anyone else thinks, no one can ever play the role of Barnabas Collins the way Jonathan Frid did.
RIP BARNABAS, I LOVE DARK SHADOWS
THAT WAS AND IS STILL MY FAVORITE
SHOW FROM MY CHILDHOOD
I always enjoyed"Dark Shadows", My condolences to the family ,RIP
I am so very sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of meeting Jonathan numerous times over the years, and he was an amazing, talented and sweet man. I will miss him very, very much! Love, Roxanne S. Kaplan
I would always run home from high school to watch Dark Shadows, it was the only "soap opera" I ever watched. The tortured character of Barnabas Collins was who I felt the most empathy for
I am sorry for your loss, I loved Dark Shadows and loved "Barnabas's" character,
Thank you for your talent and great memories. My condolences for the family. I will forever be a fan of Barnabas and Dark Shadows. Adios amigo.
No way could I ever tell you the joy and excitement we had as a family and friends--we would all congregate around the TV--Dark Shadows was on. Shhhhh no talking either, sometimes I don't think we would even breathe. Rest Well Barnabas!
I was named after this cat. Mom was a fan and I was born in 69.RIP Mr.Frid.
Jonathan .. I had your glo-in-the dark poster above my bed. The sexiest man in the world .. According to me. I was not going to watch the movie because it wasn't the same but will watch it now that I heard that you were in it. I will love you always and will see you on the other side. Rest peacefully my friend.
Time moves too quickly and with this a am greatly saddened. Jonathan Frid, you will not be forgotten. So much more than the role of Barnabas will live on in your memory. I am sorry that I never got to meet you in person. This world has lost an amazing performer.
I was 13 years old and fell in love with Barnabas collins I still watch him on netflix he will always be in my heart rest in peace.
How ironic that I would reserve the Dark Shadows series from the library for my son to see not knowing Jonathan had passed away.I am deeply saddened,for he gave us a truly entertaining one of a kind iconic character we all loved and enjoyed.Prayers for you and your family and friends.
Loved Jonathan Frid (Barnabas). No one will emulate the character the way he did. RIP Barnabas and his Josette.
I used to rush home from school to watch his show my prayers and thoughts are with the family at this time of sorrow
He was the best vampire ever! I still watch the Dark Shadows series on Netfix. I love Johnny Depp but he could never hold a candle to the real Barnabas!
When I was in middle school I use run home every day just watch Dark Shadows I love that show I have now show this show to mt daughter and she loves it too there will never be another Barnabas so please RIP your work is done you have made many family's happy
Dark Shadows was one of my favorite shows as a kid, and I also rushed home from school to watch it. Mr Frid as Barnabas was one of my favorites.. rest in peace.. we all loved you and will remember you fondly.
Rest In Peace Jonathan Frid.
To the Frid family,
Sorry to hear of your loss! RIP, Jonathan "Barnabas Collins'' Frid.
Dark Shadows was one show I have never forgotten. I loved Barnabas Collins. He was the first vampire I had ever seen and I haven't stopped watching vampire movies since.
I met 'Barnabas' when I was 12 years old in Jackson, TN...it was a thrill of a lifetime and I will never forget that or him. R.I.P. Barnabas....He was the best vampire of his time...the world has lost a superstar.
My heart goes out to Mr. Frid family I would also rush home to see Dark Shadows this was my favorite show.You will be missed
Glad you were my cousin. RIP John!
Awwwwww Sexy Barnabas Collins, I used to run home from school to see Dark Shadows as a child!! Great Memories!! I dreamed of him biting my neck!! He'll always hold a warm part of my heart!! Condolences to his family at this sad time!
Best actor ever as a vampire.
Rest in peace, Mr. Frid.
I loved him on Dark Shadows. I remember running home from school to watch it. He will always be Barnabus Collins to me.
rest in peace Barnabas you have brought joy to my heart for many years i will never forget meetin you and getting to go on stage with you! i will see you on the other side!
Like so many others, my sister & I would rush home after school to catch Barnabas & the gang on Dark Shadows. Our mom still teases us for chewing the corners off the couch pillows while watching. We loved it & can't wait to see the remake movie next month. God Bless you. Thanks for the memories.
There are some roles where and actor or actress can write a check and no other actor can cash that check but them the signature is final. Jonathan Frid's Barnabus Collins was such a role. The role is often imitated but never duplicated! What a testimony to his work. My condolences to his family and friends. God bless you in your time of sorrow.
I will always love you. You were absolutely fantastic !! RIP.
I, too, would rush home to watch Dark Shadows. It was wonderful fun. Sooo scary to see something like that show on television. Condolences to Mr. Frid's family and friends.
I love you Jonathan,your work was "Great",RIP!!!
I really enjoyed watching Barnabas Collins on Dark Shadows. He played the role with passion.
I have many fond memories of watching Dark Shadows in the afternoon after school hours. Rest In Peace. Tony (Mobile, AL)
Getting home from school and watching Dark Shadows. Was my favorite show. Wished they would do reruns.
Rest in peace Johnathan, You were a very talented actor and loved by so many. You will be missed !
Condolences to Jonathans family....I LOVED the show Dark Shadows....I can remember getting off the school bus and running home to watch the show....To this day, I love vampire movies and shows....Thank you and may you RIP Jonathan!!!!!!!.....
OMG! I grew up on Dark Shadow......I was in elementary at the time. It was like the biggest soap opera for me. I wish I would get the show on DVD. Dark Shadow was the best ever.
I would run home from school back then to watch Dark Shadows I loved the show it was well done and scared you. Mr Frid will be missed.
Dark Shadows was my religion when I was a child. Barnabas Collins creeped me out but he was such a noble gentleman with a conflicted soul. I remember when he tried to turn Maggie Evans into his beloved Josette. I can still hear the waves crashing on Widow's Hill. Thank you Mr. Frid for your remarkable talents. You will always have appreciative, adoring fans. RIP
I remember the afternoon I discovered this on tv - loved to look forward to seeing it daily and Johathan was the heart and soul of it - may he rest in peace<3
i loved that show ,wouldnt miss it for the world. Jonhnathon was my favorite ,i was little and it was scary ,but i loved it. RIP ,my friend.
RIP. Will never forget Dark Shadows.
So sad to hear of his loss. My Nanny (great-grandmother) started me watching Dark Shadows and also American Bandstand. How sad to lose both this week .May they rest in peace for all the great times they gave us.
i used to hurry home from school to watch dark shadows. I collected all the books and even had the album. Loved Barnabas Collins!!! Rest in peace....at least for now....come back soon
I never missed this show; such great memories. Mr. Frid made Barnabus Collins seem so real! Yet, he always appeared to be a kind man. He will be missed. There is only one Barnabus Collins, and he can only be played by Jonathan Frid!
And now Barnabas (Johanthan), "You are but of what dreams are made of. And your life is rounded by a sleep". May you rest in peace and know how much we treasured each episode of Dark Shadows you apeared in. Thank you!
Like so many others adding their thoughts, I used to rush home after school to watch Dark Shadows. There was nothing else like it on TV. A vampire/love story/soap opera. How perfect is that to keep you watching?? RIP, Mr. Collins. But, how can our favorite undead person die? :(
Thanks John.....We will always remember.
My condolences to the family.
I remember rushing home from school and getting my chores done so that I could sit and watch Dark Shadows. Great show at the time.
I watched Dark Shadows when I was 14 years old-now I am 59-the Dark Shadows legend will never die.
I look forward to the new Dark Shadows with Johnny Depp-RIP Jonathan-you will never be forgotten for the many hours of enjoyment my mom, husband , and I shared being entertained and just plain had a heck of a lot of fun with Barnabas and his dysfunctional TV Family and co-stars.
One of my favorite shows as a kid. I was just telling my daughter about the show a few days ago.
I would come home from school and my Grandma who usually didn't like scary movies would stop whatever she was doing and watch Dark Shadows wih me. We would then talk about the episode while cooking dinner. Great memories of my Grandma and Jonathan Frid and Dark Shadows. Rest in Peace.
Aww "Dark Shadows" what great childhood memories this show gave me...
I loved Barabus Collins!!
I loved this show as a kid I Ran home from school to watch it every day!!
Next to Bela Lugosi Jonathan Frid was the best vampire. RIP
RIP Jonathan. Always hurried home from school to see Dark Shadows. You always made it so real but kept your character likeable.
i remember as a child that we would hurry home after school. not to play with friends, that came after the daily watching of dark shadows. thank you for the everlasting memories. r.i.p
Like so many children of that time we raced home to watch Dark Shadows and rooted for the ultimate bad boy, Barnabas!He was the character that changed daytime TV.
I LOVED this show. It was one on my favorite childhood pastimes. RIP Jonathan.
Kathy Richards (Jupiter,Fl)
My Mother watched Dark Shadows everyday after school. She loved the show. I found the show being re-aired a few years ago and fell in love with it. When I told my Mom about finding a new show to watch, she told me she used to watch it. We watched the re-air together. I loved that this show gave my Mom and I something to share. Jonathan Frid was an amazing actor. He will be truly missed.
I use to watch Dark Shadows faithfully. RIP Joanthn Frid (Barnabus Collins)
I loved this show can't wait for the new movie to come out RIP
I loved Dark Shadows and the movies, RIP.
This was one of my favorite shows. I used to rush from the bus stop after school to get home in time to watch it. Jonathan was the best character and truly made the show the classic it has become.
RIP Jonathan Frid,I remember watching dark Shadows with my dad and was much better without special effects and CGI, we had to use our imagination. you were 1 of a kind. GOD bless your family and friends and I pray GOD grants them peace in knowing your in HIS care.
My 1st love was Barnabas Collins, I can remember running home every day after school so I could watch Dark Shadows....Rest well sweet prince of darkness
Loved to watch ol' Barnabas get a "bite". But Angelic was my favorite LOL
Wonderful actor, I have fond memories of his role as Barnabas Collins. Prayers go out to his family and friends.
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas is one of my all time favorite characters. He took the scary out of horror shows for me. Looking forward to his part in the upcoming "Dark Shadows" movie. RIP gentle man. RIP. Jeanne Costner (Virginia Beach, VA)
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
" I always love to watch Dark Shadows and specially Barnabas Collins. I had a crush on him when I was young. I can remember me and my mom use to watch the show. At the time I was bedridden for two years. I am so sorry for your loss my Mom passed away April 16, 2012.
My prayers are with you.
So sorry to hear of Jonathan's passing. I loved watching him in Dark Shadows. Prayers for his family!!!
Great show..and great stoyline..this was I believe the very first 'Horror soap" I will always remember the excitement of waiting to see the next show and what would happen..they kept you wanting more!
It is written, that when we die we are asleep in death, and when the time comes we will be awaken by Jehovah,son Jesus . I use to watch Dark Shadows, I would run home from school and watch to see Mr. Frid. to his nephew, my deep condolence.
I use to watch dark shadow. I will surely miss Jonathan frid
This guy and Dark Shadows would scare the "jibbers" out of me every day after school. He really made the part OH TO REAL for lots of us! Great actor.
OMG, I too along with friends watched Dark Shadows every evening after school. It was GREAT.
I can remember running home from school to catch the 3 o'clock show. Wow, he died on the Friday the 13th and the movie will be out in a couple weeks. Rest in peace my friend; for real this time.
Wow another Icon has passed. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and Dark Shadows family. no matter how many movies they make about Dark Shadows There will always be one BARNABAS COLLINS. That is Jonathan Frid. may you forever be the best Vampire ever to walk on this Earth. We Your FANS will always LOVE YOU.
I too ran home every day after school to watch. Loved Barnabas.... and Quentin of course....... I did not know he had a cameo, can't wait to see him.
My condolences to the Family. Early in life my mother watched the show daily and I have to admit, I was scared of the show. That shows how much of a remarkable actor Mr. Frid was, to have that effect on myself. It is indeed an honor now to bestow my condolences to your Family at this time. I lost my mother in 1996 and now we are extending to you all comfort that this may be hard now, but, God has stated repeatedly in His word that He will help us all endure. Trust that and rely on Him.
- Fairburn, GA -
I will never forget Dark Shadows. Barnabas Collins was my favorite character.
Such a memorable man and role.
I watched Dark Shadows, Barnabas was my favorite scary actor that I was never scared of. Sharen Swanson, Illinois
He portrayed teenage angst so true to life that all us teenage girls fell in love with him. We all wanted to be Angelique!
I remember this show, I was just in the 3rd grade. I use to love it me and my brother use to run home after school to see the show.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
You are the one and only Barnabas Collins !!
Camille Leffler,,,Kansas city ,Mo
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins was a great part of my childhood. Watching Dark Shadows everyday after school is a great memory. Thank you so much!
Thank you Jonathan Frid for showing me the wonderful world of the supernatural. I enjoyed Dark Shadows for alot of years. I still love the reruns. You will be missed. RIP
God Bless the family. Pam Shaffer ( Towanda, PA)
I did not know you in real Life so rest in peace.
I would rush home every day from school to watch Dark Shadows. I loved Barnabas. I even got a coat like his. No one can take his place.
Rest in peace. I will always remember you.
I used to come from school as a kid and enjoyed watching it in the afternoons, esp. Barnabus. It saddens me to hear of his death. I wish his character could come back to life as Jonathan did in his role
Barnabas will rise again !!!
I watched Barnabus Collins as a wee child then began watching it again on dvd from the beginning in 2006. Thank you Jonathan for the wonderful online friendships you had with your many fans in the last few years.. I will adore and love you forever... Jonathan was aware that Johnny Depp would be reprising his role and was extremely gracious about that...NO ONE CAN EVER REPLACE OUR Mr. Frid. He is one of a kind.... Rest in Peace, Kind Sir.. Yours is a life well lived and remembered. Will look forward to greeting you again in Heaven. My prayers go out to your family, friends and the exeptional casts who worked with you in theatre and in the great Dark Shadows...
Chrissie (SLC, UT)
I watch you as Teenager in the 70's
I heard him speak last summer in Brooklyn at the Dark Shadows Festival. Such a talented, gracious gentleman. Rest in peace, Mr. Frid, you are sorely missed.
Thank you for taking the role of Barnabas
on Dark Shadows. The show would not have been on as long as it was, If it were not
Rest in Peace JF (BARNABAS)
I was in grade school when I watched Dark Shadows. I still remember a lot of it.
I wish they could put the old episodes back on TV, I would definitly watch again.
God Speed Jonathan Frid.
Dark Shadows was always one I loved to watch, I have the dvd of the show so I can see it over & over,sorry to hear he's gone,
Jonathan Frid was my favorite actor in Dark Shadows when I was growing up. As Barnabas Collins, he inspired me to overcome my speech disabilities to prove I was intelligent to my families. Mr Frid was my hero at that time in my life. May God bless him & bless his nephew. Shirley McNutt Autry, Victoria TX
I grew up on Barnabas everyday as a child and my mom has the entire series and albumn on Vinyl still today.. he will be trulymissed and a sad day for Vampires all over....RIP Johnathan
Like many others I ran home from school to watch Dark Shadows. You are the one and only
Barnabas Collins and NO one will ever be able to replace you or that character. You are one of a kind. You will be missed RIP.
you brought us straight home from school we loved you then and love you still
He always will be to me an American Icon!
Dark Shadows was a great soap opera. I was enjoyed watching the show. He was a great fan of mine. He will be missed.
My condolences to Mr. Frid's family. I have been a Dark Shadows fan since it first aired and Barnabas Collins was a fascinating character. Mr. Frid did such a wonderul job portraying him. He will be forever Barnabas and very much missed. Condolences as well to the "Dark Shadows" family whom I know remained close through the years.
"Our prayers are with the Frid Family"
Rest in peace, the real Barnabus Collins. We will miss you and light a candle in your honor. We'll leave a light on for you at Collinwood.3
To Mr. Frid's family,
Thank you for sharing Mr. Frid with me and so many others. By all accounts,he was an incredible actor, as well as a kind and generous man. I enjoyed his website very much. Thanks to DVDs I can share Mr. Frid's mesmerizing performances of Barnabas Collins with my own children. Mr. Frid, I love you and wish you Godspeed. My prayers and thoughts are with his family as they face the days ahead without their beloved Jonathan.
I was addicted to Dark Shadows as a college student and never got over it. I think Jonathan was such a great actor and was such a gift to his fans and the other actors on the show over the years. He was accessible and didn't mind the jokes about the campiness of his show. He lived a long life and seemed to really enjoy it. I only wish he'd lived to see the Dark Shadows movie that is about to be released. Rest in peace, Barnabus.
I loved watching dark shadows. I would hurry home from school to watch..great show..r.I.p
I loved Dark Shadows couldn't wait to get home from school to see Barnabas Collins. RIP Jonathan Judy Nelson (Magnolia Ohio)
Sad feeling seeing that picture, and this talented actor passing. I never missed a Dark Shadows episode. Got home from school, I believe it was on at 4pm. I was addicted to that show.
Thank you Jonathan, Barnabas.....thank you for the enjoyment all those years ago. You are back home now.
Mr Frid was my favorite actor, my friends and I couldn't wait to come home after school to watch Dark Shadows, he can never be replaced. He gave us fan's a lifetime of memories. May he rest in peace
Jonathan will always be the ultimate Barnabas to me. He was an exceptionally talented actor/entertainer. The Frid family is in my thoughts and prayers. Thanks Jonathan for all the wonderful memories..you always remain in our hearts and memories.
I watched Dark Shadows the whole time it was on T.V....such a gifted actor...i even have a 1000 piece puzzle I bought then...rest in Peace Barnabas
Vampire never die! One of the only soap operas I ever watched. Had a huge crush on Barnabas Collins.
loved dark shadows. ran home from school so i could watch this show!
Along with so many other I ran home from school each day just to watch him on Dark Shadows, read the books, seen the movies, and bought the album and posters...You will be missed by many of us.
Best show onafternoon tv and he was the greatest...my then 2 year old knew what time it came on and he would run to the living room, hop onto the couch and wait for the funny vampires to come on!!
Johnathan great job in life you achieved what we as actor strive for God with you love all of us from sag and aftra and all that are in the arts
I loved Jonathan Frid as Barnabas. He was such a gifted actor!!!! My children grew up watching the soap along with me. There will never be another actor to take his place in that role.He was made for that part. Rest in peace, you'll always be in the hearts your fans...
dark shadows was the show i watched everyday so many good memories god bless the Frid family
You will be greatly missed. No one can replace your rendition of "Barnabas".
Jonathan Frid 's Character "Barnabas Collins was unique and so very original. He is what made vampires "cool". Johnny Depp is one of my favorite actors .But even he could never be Barnabas in the way that Johnathan Frid was. My younger sister and I use to race home from school just to see Dark Shadows. We have always been fans and always will be. My deepest condolences to the family.
I would look at the show after school. Time sure goes by fast. He will be missed.
REST IN PEACE BARNABUS(JONATHAN)WILL MISS YOU SO MUCH
Dark Shadows was one of my favorate soap operas and Jonathan Frid made the show for what it was and I enjoyed watching him a lot. He was one of my favorate actors and he's going to be missed. Thanks for the memories Jonathan Frid.
I loved that show and him, back in the 70's is when I started watching. And, believe it or not I am re-watching the entire series on Netflix now. I'm on episode 157. Will never forget him...
best Vampire ever so sad you are gone... i loved you dark shadows was my favorte show !! i would get so upset the times that you had just a short script i was so involved in you so misterious, kind and Creepy love you i loved when the trouble makers just died a sudden death!! yet know one even thought you the butler awsome ..you will be missed !!!so sad for the Family of such a great actor !!!
He was my flavor and will be miss 1# fan
Aside from being a huge Dark Shadows fan, I had the pleasure of meeting Jonathan Frid at the 1987 Dark Shadows convention in Newark, NJ. He was a very kind, gentle man. He was very humble, pleasant, & down to Earth, to go along with being such a wonderful actor. My deepest and most sincere condolences go out to his family and closest friends during this sad time.
Thank you Jonathan, for all the entertaining performances and pleasure you gave us portraying Barnabas.
R I P.
Thanks for the memories Jonathan. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. God Bless!!
How ironic he passed on Friday the 13th. Long live Barnabas Collins!!!!
One of my very favorite actors from one of my favorite shows of all time. I had the honor of meeting one of the directors and producers of the show a few months back and we discussed all the actors. Rest in peace.
How ironic that Barnabas Collins should pass on Friday the 13th. Dark Shadows was my first soap opera and I loved it. R.I.P. BARNABAS.
Thank You for very, very fond memories.
I so remember Dark Shadows as a young girl. Barnabas was the best!! He was always scary to me, my late mom and I as well would watch it:-) Jonathan you will be missed. Strength and comfort to his family.
Rest in peace. Dark Shadows was the first "grown up" show that I became interested in. It was my favorite show to watch. You will be missed greatly.
This is sad and I will miss you. Dark Shadows is still the only soap opera I watch. Have all the DVDs, plus a ring, and a signed pictured of you. You are still the only real vampire on TV. I send my prayers to your family.
I am so sorry to hear about Mr.Frid, he was one of the best actors on the show.
Rest in peace. I have fond memories of watching Dark Shadows as a child with my Nanny and Mama. My Aunt use to rush home from high school just to watch the show. I remember when Barnanas Collins "died" on the show, my Aunt cried for days.
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
i was one of those who ran home everyday from school so i wouldnt miss barnabas...RIP
Loved dark shadows couldn't wait to see it after school when I was young
this is very sad and personal to me, Dark Shadows was my favorite soap opera in the world, my late mom and i would watch it every afternoon i know every character by heart..i have the DVDs.. i am and always will be a die hard Dark Shadows fan !!! my condolences to the family.
cant wait to see the movie
I had the great honor of meeting Jonathan Frid once during one of his Reader Theater programs in Crawfordsville, Ind. back in the late 90's. Jonathan Frid was exceptional, very down to earth and gracious. It was a joy to have met the original Barnabas Collins from DS in person, and sad to hear of his passing. My condolences and sympathy to his family and friends. He will be deeply missed.-Emily
We'll miss you much...God's speed to you. You're the best...We love you....Tiki, Tweety, and Min
Although new to Dark Shadows fan club, I fell in love with the character that is Barnabas. Elegant, vulnerable, conflicted- Jonathan Frid helped create the modern vampire, a grand feat in itself. A talented actor, he shall be missed. RIP, Mr. Frid.
Loved him as Barnabas Collins. Dark shadows was my favorite daytime show back in the day when I was a young girl. RIP Jonathan.
I loved watching Dark Shadoews---everyday after school when we got home. He was my favorite on the show! He will be missed.....Dianna
He was the reason I love vampire movies. He will be missed RIP.
Somehow I feel like Jonathan is still with us...you couldn't keep Barnabas down! I was absolutely in love with Jonathan Frid as Barnabas and I am sad to hear of his passing...there will never be another Barnabas Collins,,,sorry Johnny!!
I used to run home from school every day to catch the last 15 minutes of Dark Shadows. Watching it took me to another place. I was so drawn in by the story that when watching it was like being in a hypnotic trance. I loved Jonathan Frid in the role of Barnabas Collins. He was a scary vampire but at the same time you had sympathy for him because he was tortured by his very own existence. I have the complete DVD set of the entire series. My husband and I are watching the series our second time around now and just love it. When watching Dark Shadows it blocks out everything else around you. The story really pulls you in. I am so glad that I had the opportunity of meeting Jonathan Frid at the Dark Shadows Festival in Brooklyn, NY in 2011. What an honor it was to meet him. In loving memory of a very unique and talented man. You will be missed. RIP Barnabas
I use to rush home everyday after school to watch Dark Shadows. The greatest Gothic soap opera in the world. Will miss you, Jonathan...
Jonathan Frid was a wonderful actor who could really immerse you in his role. Loved him as Barnabas Collins...I watched Dark Shadows with my Mom when I was young. He was my favorite and he will be missed. Rest in peace.
I never missed Dark Shadows. He was great. We even had the game. Great loss Rip
I remember sprinting from the bus getting through the door to hear the music of Dark Shadows and could wait to see what Barnabas
was going to do today
Would make sure I was home to watch Dark Shadows. Barnabas was my heart throb, and my hero. I loved all the cast, but Barnabas was DARK SHADOWS.
I watched Dark Shadows with my kids every day, never missed a show. Sorry to learm of Jonathan Frid's passing. I loved Barnabas Collins! Jonathan Frid WAS Barnabas. He was so wonderful and professional. A vampire with a Conscience. RIP.
It makes my heart sad to see Jonathan pass away a month before the movie's release. I fell in love with this series as a young girl. I hurried home from school so I wouldn't miss a thing. Rest in Peace Barabas.
I was also one of them kids who ran home from school to watch you on Dark Shadows. Loved you and Barnabus. So many childhood memories...you will live forever in my heart.
u were my favorite, i would set alarmclock so i wouldn,t miss it, sharon wiiki armstrong-pohl
I've never seen a soap as good as dark shadows......my mom would pick us up from school. We all would get so upset when she would joke and tell us she had to stop at the store. Lol it would break my heart. Rip...
Jonathan Frid was awesome! He truly made Dark Shadows what it was. I met him in Chicago after a play he was in and he was so friendly and down to earth. He will always be remembered! Rest in Peace.
you will alway be remember for the dark shadows. i am so glad that i have the complete series and movie. i still run home to show the show. these was good actors. rip barnabas
I remember Dark Shadows, it helped influence me in choosing funeral director as an occupation
AL JENSEN PLOVER, WI.
I just discovered Dark Shadows and am a very new fan of Mr Frid's. I am saddened to hear of his passing. RIP, you will always be remembered for your talent and kind spirit.
What great memories my wife has of rushing home from school to watch DARK SHADOWS. May the Lord be your guide as you enter into Heaven.
I will Forever Remember Barnabus and Angelique, The Characters stole my Heart and I was old enough to know better, I actually felt sorry for Barnabus being a Vampire. He was a truly Great Actor "You are Remembered Johnathon"
I had the wonderful opportunity this past winter to share Dark Shadows on Netflix with my son! Mr. Frid will always be the absolute best vampire BAR NONE!
Dark Shadows was my favorite soap to watch, always had to hurry home from school to watch it. Loved Barnabas, RIP Jonathan Frid.
was a great actor loved watching him.he well be missed
Raced home from school everyday to catch Dark Shadows. I am sorry to hear of his death. He was a cool vampire way back!
I remember running home to watch the next show, to see what was going to happen next, you keep us all looking over our shoulders. God bless the family. Thank you for sharing him with the world. GOD BLESS!!
RIP. Thanks for the many enjoyable hours I had watching DS.
great entertainment, wonderful memories, what a show, thank you Jonathan Frid for your great part on Dark Shadows. Rest in Peace.
Jonathan Frid was our favorite character in Dark Shadows. My sister & I would run home from school to watch. Never missed an episode. He will be greatly missed. God bless you John. Love you & rest in peace.
To Donald Frid, and to all his family and friends! With sympathy. Jonathan may never have understood why he was loved so much, but it was a complex mixture of the man himself (quite elegant an individual), as well as the depth of his acting. Mostly, he immortalized an era in television, and those of us Boomers who will have a chance to relive it in dark shadows!
So happy to hear he left us so gently! He earned it.
Debbie Keppel Engelke
Across the Lake Ontario 'pond' in Oswego, NY
I used to fake being ill in the afternoons so I could go home from school & watch "Dark Shadows." I loved Mr. Frid's Barnabas dearly & hoped for him to be cured. His acting was the reason I got hooked on daytime TV. He was so gifted; the world has lost a truly amazing talent. I will always keep you in my heart, sir!
so long to a friend of my childhood.
RIP Jonathan. Loved your show.
As kids, my brothers and I used to run home from school so as not to miss one single second of Dark Shadows. Love to you, Jonathan Frid. Rest peacefully.
WOW, how many of us rushed home from school to watch dark shadows. barnabas was my favorite on the show. my prayers to mr frid's family.
What a wonderful man, actor, just a phenomenal human being. I am blessed to have seen him several times. My friends and I truly enjoyed his witticisms and his readings at the Festivals that we attended. I remember so many times going home to watch the show and having to run to my friends house to watch because one of my siblings beat me to the television. He will always be a part of me. May God bless you and grant you and your family the strength to bear his loss. Barnabas was one of my favorite characters. May he Rest In Peace.
I loved Dark Shadows, also. I still have my paperback books.
A talented performer and storyteller, Mr. Frid influenced the imaginations of countless fans and for this we are truly grateful. Thank you!
I remember running home after school with my high school girlfriends to catch Dark Shadows right after school. Barnabas Collins was a favorite of mine. He wasn't really good looking but he played the part soooo well. I really enjoyed him. He will be missed. I appreciate his contribution to the show. May he rest in peace.
G. M. (Dinwiddie, Va.)
I remember watching Dark Shadows with my mom when I was young, so I feel I have lost a part of my childhood with the passing of Mr. Jonathan Frid. Loved Barnabas Collins! Jonathan Frid WAS Barnabas. He was so wonderful and professional. God Bless you Mr. Frid.
"Barnabas" you will always be remembered. Dark Shadows on a long winter night in Alaska was a treat. Thanks for memories of some great nights. Nancy Jones
I loved Dark shadows.Barnabas was great.
RIP Mr. Frid
I think they should bring the repeats back. They can put it on one of the many cable channels
To meet the future...Many day has gone by...(years)Barnabas Collins(Jonathan Frid) introdue us to a world awaiting endless secret (being)among us breathing and living on the edge. Who's desires to contol death.
Mr. Frid was the very best vampire ever
He will truly be missed.I loved to watch him as Barnabas Collins.He will always be remembered by millions of people.RIP
Dark Shadows was my all time favorite show. I cried when it went off the air. re-joiced when it ran in repeats on sci-fy and I could watch it again. I loved Barnabas. I even had a cape like he did and the ring. God's Speed Jonathan.
I remeber that show when I was in high school loved it and Barnabas Collins too God rest his soul
Dark Shadows began my love of vampires. RIP
I met him at one of the conventions in Dallas and he was so very gracious, and invited me to check out his one man show. He will be truly missed.
Rest in peace Mr.Frid,you will be missed.
I loved Dark Shadows. Rest in peace Jonathan. Barnabas Collins was one of my favorite characters. God bless.
I remember when I was young, I was not allowed to watch "Dark Shadows". I guess my mom thought it would be too scary for me; however, I used to go over to my friend's house and watch it there. I just loved the show! So sorry to hear of the passing of Barnabas, Mr. Frid. May he rest in peace.
What a wonderful and professional actor. How I loved watching him on Dark Shadows. His passing is such a loss. May God grant him the joys of heaven.
I too loved Dark Shadows. At the time it was my favorite soap opera. R.I.P Mr. Frid.
Sad to hear the news. Ironic that movie coming out soon as well. I too, would rush home after school to watch Dark Shadows. May Barnabas RIP.
One of the first shows I ever loved. Thank you for being part of it. RIP
We will miss Jonathan very much. He was a big part of my childhood.
I did not start to watch Dark Shadows until Barnabus was introduced and followed it everyday, rushing home from school so not to miss it. He was the first to play a vampire with a conscience. He had a full a wonderful life.
A whole generation will miss Jonathan, who was a true gentleman, a fine actor, the possessor of a wry wit and a guardian of our cultural literary heritage. --Claire Pula ( New Jersey, but watched Dark Shadows growing up in Baltimore, MD)
I remember running home from the bus stop to see dark shadows as well as all the kid at the bus stop .I LOVED BARNASBAS COLLINS.
Deborah Durham Macon, GA
Condolences on the passing of Mr. Frid. God Bless
Even though I was a small child, I remember watching Dark Shadows.I loved it,, even though it did produce nightmares at times. Barnabas was my favorite character. May Mr. Frid Rest In Peace.
I have nothing but good memories of watching D S & of course rushing home. I loved Jonathan Frid & even got a signed autograph of him. He made that show the best. He will be missed by me & so many others. Rest in peace.
I AM SADDEN ABOUT YOUR DEPARTURE. WHEN I WAS IN SCHOOL SO MANY YEARS AGO, I WOULD RUSH HOME TO SEE 'DARK SHADOWS. I REMEMBER WHEN YOU CAME TO FORT WAYNE,IN TO GLENBROOK SQ. MY COUSIN AND I HAD A WONDERFUL TIME TRYING TO SEE YOU AND THAT 'RING' WE THOUGHT YOU WERE THE GREATEST VAMPIRE. I AM GOUNG TO BUY THE DVDS.
DEBBIE FINCHER, FORT WAYNE,IN
You use to scare me so much when I was a kids. What a great actor you were. RIP
I always raced home from school to watch Dark Shadows. I wish I could watch those old episodes now.. He was a wonderful Actor..My prayers are with his family.
I was so sorry to hear of Frid passing. I was highly entertained by his classical acting of the part of Barnabus. He was a very talentive actor.
I am so saddened seeing this. I remember watching him (he was the only reason I watched and if he wasn't on, I didnt watch!) and falling madly in love, as much as a 12 year old could. I am so sorry for your loss.
I too rushed home from school to watch Dark Shadows. I just loved that show. Barnabas was my favorite. Thank you Mr. Frid for the wonderful childhood memories I will always have.
God be with your family. We will meet in Heaven.
I look forward to seeing the New Dark Shadows movie. I will be sure and look for you Mr. Frid. God Bless you!
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I remember running home from school so I could watch "The Barnabas Show"!! I ADORED Barnabas AND Jonathan! A sad, sad loss to those of us who grew up with "Dark Shadows" and the "TRUE BARNABAS COLLINS"!!!!! Go with GOD, "Barnabas".
I am saddened to hear that we lost another icon of our generation. There will never be another "Barnabas Collins" like the one that Jonathan Frid put his mark on. I loved his tragic, lovelorn vampire character. He played Barnabas with heart and we all felt his pain when he could not reunite with his Josette. What a great actor! Condolences to his family and all his fans.
Oh, wow, the ORIGINAL Goth vampire.All the "vamps" today could learn a thing or two from him! Couldn't WAIT for the show to come on after school each day. Aferwards, rushed to the phone to discuss the episode with my best friend. God bless you, Jonathan, and thanks for the great work. You made us believe! Denise Webster
Jonathan Frid will be missed. But always remember that he was the greatest Vampire ever and vampires Live Forever.
I loved this actor when I was a kid...I had a crush on him and never missed a Dark Shadows episode. I still watch it on my dvds! I wish he did more acting! His legacy will live forever...I named my Pug after him! RIP Barnabas Collins I love you and hope you find eternal peace! God bless you for all the years of enjoyment you have given me! XOX
RIP, Mr. Frid. Thank you for all the wonderful memories.
My girlfriends and I ran home every school day from Junior High, to get home in time to watch "Dark Shadows," featuring Barnabas Collins and Angelique. It was such a joy for us teens to be entertained by Barnabas and the other characters of that show, it made for good conversation in the cafeteria the next day at school. Thank you, Mr. Jonathan Frid. Ruth,(Camden,NJ)
I never missed an episode of "Dark Shadows" - mainly because of Barnabas Collins. Mr. Frid's portrayal of evil was frightening, yet fun, to experience. I'll never forget him.
Loved the show. Glad he got to do the cameo!
I can remember coming home from school and watching Barnabus everyday. My future husband scarred me silly one day while watching this, I was really into it and he grabbed me around the neck and I almost ran. He still laughs about it 40 years later. May he rest in peace.
Dear Mr. Donald Frid,
I am so sorry to hear about your Uncle's passing. As you can see, Jonathan was truly loved and respected by so many. I too rushed home after school to watch Dark Shadows. Jonathan Frid has been and always will be my favorite actor.
May God comfort you with His Peace and Love.
Like so many other kids of that generation I too would rush home from school, do my chores and homework so I could glue myself to the television at 4:00 pm sharp. It was great television in a time when a little suggestion and your own imagination could scare the daylights out of you without todays slash and gore. Mr. Frid was a talented and gifted actor. He created the character of Barnabas Colllins and made us love a vampire. He was and always will be Barnabas Collins. How fitting that his last role would be in Johnny Depps new Dark Shadows movie. Rest in peace Mr. Frid and thank you for scaring a whole generation of kids to death. My condolences to his family.
I'm another baby boomer who was a huge Frid fan (had a mad crush on him) & rushed home after school everyday to see D.S. Was lucky to see him in person around 1968/1969 at Marine World/Africa USA in Redwood City, CA. Still have his autograph in my scrapbook,along with photos of him & also still have the D.S. record album. RIP, Jonathan. You were a part of TV history and my own teen years.
My wife, Sheila, and I met Jonathan Frid on an NCL cruise in 1988. I remember finding Jonathan on the beach one afternoon ...sunbathing. I told him this was the first time I'd ever seen a vampire working on a tan. He laughed, winked and said "Don't ever tell anyone what you've witnessed." RIP, Barnabus
Marlott Rhoades Ballwin, MO
Dear Mr. Donald Frid,
I am so sorry to hear about your Uncle's passing. As you can see, Jonathan was truly loved and respected by so many. I too rushed home after school to watch Dark Shadows. Jonathan Frid has been and always will be my favorite actor.
May God comfort you with His Peace and Love.
I want to also share that I was a very young child who came home from school each day looking forward to watching the drama filled program. For many years, I assumed I was quite odd caring for vampires & time travelers. turns out, many of us were out there watching. He was great actor & I would have to attribute Dark Shadows as one of my very favorite shows of all time right up there with my favorite martian.
I REMEMBER GROWING UP WATCHING DARK SHADOWS THAT WAS THE BEST SHOW. MR. FRID DID A GOOD JOB PLAYING BARNABAS COLLINS WITH ANGELEC AND QUINTON. THE MUSIC TO DARK SHAWOWS IS ERIE. I'M SORRY TO HEAR OF HIS PASSING.GREAT ACTOR. HE WILL BE MISSED. I WILL CONTINUE TO WATCH THE OLD TV SERIES AND NEVER WILL FORGET HIM.
I had no idea that he was 87..I thought he would be in his middle 70's. I have the Dark Shadows books that I bought when the show came out and still reread them. I could hardly wait to get home to watch it and it was the only time that my little sister was quiet, because she was scared of the show..I had the biggest crush on him and David Selby
Jonathan fanged his way into our hearts and made TV history.
Rest In Peace Barnabas
Sorry for your loss prayers to the family.
In loving memory of a wonderful Actor. We will miss you always. Condolences to family & friends .
Jon Frid was an exceptional actor. He brought me so many hours of happiness and joy, and he will be sadly missed in my household.
R.I.P Barnabas,my condolences to your family. spent many afternoons after school watching dark shawdows.Iwill never forget that program or you.
I was one of the many who rushed home after school to watch Dark Shadows!!! i was devastated when it went off the air. I have all 5 years of Dark Shadows on DVD. Jonathan, you will be missed big time. Rest in Peace old friend.
I used to rush home from school everyday to watch Dark Shadows. Really enjoyed the show. RIP
There will never be another "Barnabas Collins" like the one portrayed by Jonathan Frid. I just got my hair cut like the infamous actor/character.
I grew up watching the show afterschool. A masterpiece! Would be nice if a network would run old episodes as a tribute. SharonSpencer (Lorain, Ohio)
Yes, I was one of many who grew up watching Dark Shadows and running home from school to watch it. We had about 6 kids come over and as we watched it in the den, we would scream as we knew Barnabas's fangs would start to come out. My mother would get so scared at listening to us scream, she would never watch the show. I collected some of the VHS tapes of the show. I never got to see you in person and will regret it. I also loved the chemistry with your character and Angelique (I named my dog after her)I had a crush on you and I hope you rest in peace as I knew your were ill. I love you Jonathan. PS, go say hello to my mother :)
In My Pocket
I have memories in my pocket.
They rattle among the change.
My memories of you are treasures I carry wherever I go.
They are stored in bits and pieces, parts of a beautiful whole
They give me comfort when I think I am alone.
Yes, I have memories in my pocket, like so much other stuff I keep there.
But of all the treasures I have, it's the memories of you that are the most precious.
By Lamaretta Simmons
I absolutely loved Dark Shadows and Barnabas Collins was the reason. He was so much fun to watch!! Vivian (Kansas City, MO)
My wife, Dianne, and I were two of those kids who ran home from school every day to catch the latest episode of Dark Shadows at 4 pm. We recently started watching Dark Shadows again from the beginning on DVD with as much fascination and excitement as the first time we saw it back in the 60's...especially the episodes that feature Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins. He was an actor of the highest caliber and will truly be missed by all those who were his fans while growing up, and still are after all these years. Jonathan brought such a rich quallity and deep dimension to the character of Barnabas Collins, which has been duplicated in recent films and television series, but never with the intensity and soulfulness that Jonathan did. We extend our condolences to his nephew Donald, and all those fans of Jonathan Frid who are feeling the same sense of loss as us. Rest in peace Jonathan...
I cannot even begin to tell you how much I enjoyed Dark Shadows. I was born in 1967 and my mother told me the only time I was quiet in the womb or out of it was during the show. I was lucky enough to watch it as I grewup in re-runs. My deepest sympathies to his nephew and other loved ones.
I am so very glad he was in the new movie. He was so talented!
The Movie we're awaiting would not even be a consideration if the original cast wasn't so exceptional, especially the brilliant Jonathan Frid...RIP Barnabus we'll miss you! and fitting that he transitioned on Friday the 13th!
What memories of my childhood..rushing home from school to watch DARK SHADOWS!!! We had the board game, wish I kept it...REST IN PEACE..MR.FRID...YOU WILL ALWAYS BE BARNABAS COLLINS...I CAN HEAR THE THEME SONG!!!
A wonderful actor and a great show growing up in the 70's holds great times like this show.PL Tn
I just loved him. He was such a part of my youth with Dark Shadows. Of all who try to play Barnabas Collins, they will never measure up to his character on and off screen. My prayers are with his family on their time of grief.
I enjoyed watching Dark Shadows. Johnathan Frid was great in his role of Barnabas Collins.No one can take his place in the role of Barnabas Collins. My condolences to his family may memories bring you comfort.
RIP Jonathan Frid. I enjoyed your portrayal of Barnabas Collins and will always remember the memories of that soap opera series. You will never be forgotten. RIP Jonathan Frid!!!
I would rush home everyday from school to watch Dark Shadows. Barnabus was such an iconic character on the program and I even would comb my hair like his when no one was around. I would tape the show on my tape recorder and listen to it over again. Thanks Mr. Frid for one of the great memories of my childhood! Rest in The Lord's arms
My sister and I would rush home from school to see Dark Shadows; we really enjoyed the show. All the little kids we baby sat for knew who Barnabas was. The program was a legend in its own time. Thanks for the thrills and chills.
Dark Shadows and Mr. Jonathan Frid was my childhood in a nut shell. I couldn't wait to get home from school, had 1 hour to do my chores, and to see 4:00 on the clock for Dark Shadows to come on. Mr. Jonathan Frid always had a commanding presence on screen. One of the few actors I respected. I will miss him dearly. My condolences to his nephew and to all that loved him.
Mr. Frid's Family
We used watch Dark Shadows after school
each day at 4p.m.
We will miss Mr. Frid
The Johnson Family
I remember rushing home from school to watch the original Dark Shadows, it was a great introduction to vampires, & one of the earliest "soap operas", also the storylines were excellent. There will never be another one like it.
Rest in peace Mr. Frid. I never missed an episode of Dark Shadows. One of my all time favorite day time tv shows. Loved your character. You will always be remembered. Condolences to the family.
RIP Johnathan! I loved Dark Shadows and you were why. You were a part of my teen years that I hold dear. My oldest daughter also caught the Dark Shadow fever in reruns. I feel like I need to go into mourning.
Dark Shadows was one of my favorite after school shows. I never wanted to miss an episode and of course Barnabas never let me down. Where have all the good shows gone???
this started the new generation of vampireism but will always be Number 1..Rest in Vampire heaven :0]
Dark Shadows will forever be part of my life.BARNABAS COLLINS you were the greatest vampire ever! your spirit will live on forever!!! R.I.P
I loved Dark Shadows-Barnabas planted the seed for my love of vampries(they are so misunderstood).I still remember walking home because I could get home faster than the schoolbus so could watch Dark Shadows.
I thought Jonathan Frid was incredible as Barnabas Collins. He was a fabulous part of my childhood and will always be remembered.
.I wasn't born into the original series, but I definitely caught all the re-runs that were available back in the 70s and early 80s...loved that show. RIP Mr. Frid.
I never missed an episode of Dark Shadows, and most particularly after Mr. Frid's character became part of it. His acting was superb. My sympathies to his nephew.
I loved Dark Shadows and the character of Barnabas Collins; Mr. Frid created a memorable character that will live on. He was also apparently a very kind and generous gentleman to his fans. We will miss him but will never forget him. God Bless Jonathan and may he rest in peace...and thank you for leaving us a wonderful character. I know you can feel all these wonderful thoughts for you throughout the world. My condolences to your family but his memory will last with them and all of us.
I loved Dark Shadows! I have always felt that Dark Shadows was a little ahead of its time. Jonathan Frid was a good actor and I truely enjoyed watching this series everyday after school. RIP! Condolences to his nephew.
It was a pleasure to have known this lovely man. RIP John. You will be greatly missed. My sympathies to Don Frid and his family.
I remember i could not wait till I got home from school to watch Dark Shadows. Then it came back on Cable about few years ago. Wish it would come back on. I can look at it over and over again.
-Unknown (Memphis, TN)
How sad...I loved that show. Couldn't wait until 4:00 everyday to watch it after school. Even my son loved the show 25 years later. Every once in a while we take out the DVD's and watch all over again. I was madly in love with Barnabas! I still have the whole series of paperbacks.
I loved watching Johnathan every day on Dark Shadows..... love love loved the show. He will never be forgotten.
I just (today) shared with my Girl Scout troop how much I loved Dark Shadows as a kid. Jonathan Frid was one of my favorites! He was so fun to watch, scary but in such a fun way. Those were the great days of television! God Bless Him and his Family!
I loved Dark Shadows. I never missed it. I was a young adult when it started coming on.
Barnabas, and the old mansion.
I always Loved Dark Shadows I will miss Barnabas Collins Deeply, Rest in peace my freind.
I ran home every day after school was over to see "Dark Shadows." It was so good! Jonathan Frid made vampires look cool long before we knew they could be. He played the character of Barnabas Collins so well, so convincingly. I will miss him.
I REMEMBER THIS SHOW SO WELL I LOVED WATCHING IT WITH MY SISTERS I HAD A POSTER HANGING IN MY ROOM HE WAS POSING WITH HIS CANE & THAT RING HE WORE ON HIS FINGER MAY THE FAMILY FIND PEACE & COMFORT DURING THIS TIME , A FAN SHA FOSTER, PHENIX CITY ALABAMA
Me and my sister you to watch Dark Shadows all the time when we were little. We loved Barnabas! We still talk about him! My deepest sympathy to his family.
Johnny Depp will never hold A candle to you.You were "Dark Shadows".You will always be remembered and missed.
OMGoodness!! I grew up (baby-boomer)watching "Dark Shadows" - EVERYDAY, NEVER MISSED an episode!! It was the talk of my generation. I would rush home from school to see this "handsome, spooky, sexy, lovable voiced "Barnabas Collins". I loved this Gothic soap opera. My friends and I often reminisce about the good ole days, and Dark Shadows was among our thoughts. RIP Jonathan Frid - YOU ARE, and HAVE BEEN REMEMBERED through the years.
He was a great actor on Dark Shadows! My mom got me into this show and I had the pleasure of meeting some of the actors at the WTC in 1999. I wish I would have had the opportunity to meet Jonathan Frid. May he rest in peace.
Dark Shadows was the Twilight of the 60's. I remember running home from school to watch it.
My mom, sister and I loved it. Barnabas was our favorite character. Rest in Peace Mr.Frid
Rest In Peace Barnabas(Jonathan) .
I loved watching Dark Shadows,it was my favorite show. thank you, Jonathan and may you R.I.P,
He was the epitome of the tortured soul in vampire form. His portrayal of Barnabas Collins made us accept a mortally flawed hero, but, accept him we did. We salute you. Rest in peace.
Every day I couldn't wait to get home from school to see Barnabas and all on Dark Shadows. A time of my childhood I particularly enjoyed! Rest in Pease, Mr. Frid.
I loved watching that show as I know that he had a lot of fan
out there and that series was very popular. My sympathy to
the family and I know that he will be popular for a long long
My three siblings and I all ran home from school to watch Dark Shadows. Thanks for the memories, Barnabas Collins! RIP
Love the house in Newport, RI that was the shot in the original set!!!
I rushed home from school to watch Dark Shadows. It was a very good soap opera. Gothic before gothic was popular like today. Rest in Peace Jonathan/Barnabas.
Jonathan Frid was a great actor. Loved him as Barnabas Collins. My condolances go out to his family.
RIP, Barnabas, I would run like the wind to get to see Dark Shadows. I love you Jonathan
DARK SHADOWS was the show back in my day when I was growing up. We couldn't wait to get home to see it. Jonathan Frid played Barnabas Collins and did a great job. We were sorry to see the show go off the air and occassionally they would bring it back on one of the cable network. Rest in Peace.
I loved Dark Shadows! It was such a treat to watch it every day after school. You will never be forgotten.
I watched every episode of Dark Shadows. I was another fan who who couldn't wait to get home from school to watch you, There will never be another Barnabas as good as your character. Thank you for that.
RIP Jonathan Frid. Thanks for giving us so much enjoyment. You were a fine actor and an even finer person.
I REALLY ENJOYED "DARK SHADOWS" AND BARNEBAS - I HAVE A SCAR ON MY LIP TODAY BECAUSE MY BROTHER AND I GOT INTO A FIGHT - I WAS 15 YRS OLD - I WANTED TO SEE DARK SHADOWS AND HE WANTED TO WATCH BATMAN !! GLAD JONATHAN WAS ABLE TO LIVE A LONG LIFE
I would race home after school to see what was going to happen next on Dark Shadows, I would always root for BARNABAS, he was my favorite.
Juanita R. Macon,Ga
I remember I always came home from school excited to see Dark Shadows. My mother watched it and always had the TV on and we both sat down to watch it together. You were one of a kind Mr. Frid and entertained thousands of people every day with your character may you rest in peace and you will be missed so much but the memories of Barnabas Collins will linger on forever.
That was my favorite show.My family would get together every day at the same time just to watch Dark Shadow.
The part of Barnbas was my favorite actor.
Mr.Frid you left your memories and we will never for get you for that.
God Bless your family.
I was a great fan of the vampire soap opera, I and my classmates remember rushing home to look at Dark Shadows. Then the next day we would discuss the episode and figure out what was going to happen the next day or days to come.
It would be our highlight of the day and something to look forward to that day. I will truly miss "Barnabus" and he will forever live on in our memories. May GOD give "U rest" in his arms.
I GOT TO KNOW JONATHAN ON A PERSONAL LEVEL 20 YEARS AGO WHEN HE VISITED, ON MY INVITATION, THE VICTORIAN TOURIST TOWN OF JIM THORPE, PA.
I OWNED A SMALL THEATRE THERE AND AT THAT TIME WAS A PROFESSIONAL MAGICIAN. TURNED OUT WE KNEW A LOT OF THE SAME PEOPLE PROFESSIONALLY AND STRUCK UP A FRIENDSHIP.
HE LOVED THE TOWN WHICH BECAME FAMOUS IN THE 1960'S WHEN THE MGM BLOCKBUSTER MOVIE, "THE MOLLY MCGUIRES" WAS FILMED THERE. HE CALLED IT, HIS BRIGADOON!
WE SPENT TIME TOGETHER AND I FOUND HIM TO BE A RESERVED AND INTERESTING MAN. ONE TIME HE EVEN WENT SO FAR AS TO INTRODUCE ME TO AN AUDIENCE WHILE HE WAS ON STAGE DOING ONE OF HIS ONE MAN SHOWS, CALLING FROM THE STAGE AS I SAT IN THE AUDIENCE, "WHERE ARE YOU?" HE WAS FULL OF UNEXPECTED SURPRISES!
HE WILL BE MISSED.
That was a show that my sister and i use rush home from school to see.We was afraid but we couldn't stop looking.
My friend & I watched you on "Dark Shadows." Loved the show and your compelling, textured Barnabas! My friend even wore a black ring on her index finger just like you did! Farewell, dear Jonathan. RIP.
I also used to watch Dark Shadows every day after rushing home from school, and Barnabas was my favorite character. I thought he would live forever!:-(
I loved watching Dark Shadows after school. Sorry to hear of his passing.
I couldn't get home in time to see the show, so my sister would put a tape recorder on the TV so I could listen to it everyday. I looked forward to the days I could see it!
War Eagle from Auburn University
Most kids had the Lone Ranger or Batman but I was in awe of Barnabas and the whole Dark Shadows phenomenon. I am saddened by his passing, but he seemed to have a full life and happy with his choices.
I LOVE YOU TOO, BARNABAS! I WILL MISS YOU! GOOD SOAP OPERA!
he would have been a great father, i think.
i thought he was so cool that when i got my class ring in high school in 1973, i wanted to wear it on the same finger he wore his ring on,. and Johnny Depp CAN NEVER BE THE REAL ONE. sorry.......
You changed the stereotypical "Vampire" from a blood ingesting ghoul into a vampire with feelings. You gave millions of people an opportunity to escape city riots, Vietnam, assasinations for 30 minutes every day.
Thank You Mr. Frid.
I raced home from school to watch Dark Shadows, it was great. God Bless.
I would also run home from school to watch Dark Shadows I love the show you were the best vampire ever thank you so much for the memories Rest In Peace
So glad to read he has a cameo role in the upcoming movie. One last chance to see the man in action. I was a huge fan and recently finished watching every episode through netflix. R.I.P. Mr. Frid.
you were a great actor it was a shock to
find that you have died
Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
Who bidd'st the mighty ocean deep
It's own appointed limits keep
Oh hear us when we cry to Thee
For those in peril on the sea.
Lord, guard and guide the men who fly
Through the great spaces of the sky.
Be with them always in the air,
In darkening storms or sunlight fair
Oh hear us when we lift our prayer
For those in peril in the air.
my sister and i use to rush home also. she would set near the door waiting to run out.
Alice ( Charleston S.C.)
As so many, My sisters and I would rush home after school so we wouldn't miss an episode of Dark Shawdows...What a pioneer Mr. Frid was, he paved the way for the likes of Twilight and others movies...Mr. Frid will be missed...
He was one of my favority actors growing up.
Rest In Peace.
What great memories I have when I was young and watching Dark Shadows!
so sorry to hear of your passing Jonathon... I loved Dark Shadows like so many others... thank you
My family recently watched the entire original series of Dark Shadows, back to back episodes. I think I've lost the love of my life! Like so many others, I remember running as fast as I could down our long driveway after school to get to the TV at 4 o'clock. How fitting, Friday the 13th! God, rest his soul!! My condolences to nephew, Donald.
My condolences to the family of Mr. Frid. May your memories bring comfort to you during this difficult time. Mr. Frid will never be forgotten. Loved watching him every day on Dark Shadows -one of my favorite shows!
S. Kaptan (Syracuse, NY)
May You R.I.P i would watch dark shadows all the time you was the best.
Couldn't wait to get home from school
to watch Dark Shadows! You were my
favorite character by far. Just purchased the entire series. You will
truly be missed.
I was never much into soaps before until I started watching Dark Shadows with (Jonathan Frid) as Barnabas I was hooked at the get go.
RIP Jonathan you were the best.
Even though I'm looking forward to see what Johnny Depp did with the character, I know there will never be another Barnabus like Jonathan Frid and there will never be another Dark Shadows like the original.
I use to have a poster of Barnabas above my bed as child. All my friends were scared of it. My Uncle could not understand how I could sleep under it and still asks me if I have that poster! I am watching all the shows on Netflix! RIP Jonathan no one could ever replace you as Barnabas!
I love you! My sister and I used to run home to watch Dark Shadows. May you rest in peace.
Michelle and Angela
Used to watch dark shadowsafter school evey day. Jonathon was my favorite. From 1 Torontonian to another, rest in peace, and thanks for the memorys.
I remember rushing home from school and going to grandmas to watch Dark Shadows! It was an awesome show. There were times I was afraid to go down our basement because I swear that Barnabas Collins was laid out down there!!!! This is what shows should be like!!!!!!! :-) I even learned to play the theme music on my little keyboard. Thanks for the good memories....RIP.
I remember rushing home from school and going to grandmas to watch Dark Shadows! It was an awesome show. There were times I was afraid to go down our basement because I swear that Barnabas Collins was laid out down there!!!! This is what shows should be like!!!!!!! :-) Thanks for the good memories....RIP.
I used to run home from school and watch Dark Shadows with my mom.I rarely missed an episode. What memories it brings back.Of course, Jonathan was somewhat mysterious so I naturally had my eyes on him. Mr. Frid - May you RIP. Thank you for all of your hard work.
I always loved that show. Barnbas was my favorite. me and my brother watched it everyday. He even used the name Barnabas as he confirmation name.
May you rest in peace............and God Bless Mr Frid
WHEN I WAS A KID I WOULD GO HOME & WATHC DARD SHADOWS. I WAS ALSO ONE OF THE MANY THAT SEE HIM IN FORT WAYNE, IN. I THANK HIM FOR GETTING ME INTERESTED IN VAMPIRES. I EVEN HAD THE GAME AT ONE TIME. SO THANKS TO JONATHAN FOR BEING THE BEST VAMPIRE THAT I CAN REMEMBER.
Thank you for giving the love of vampires to my daughter! You will be greatly missed. RIP Jonathan Frid. And I think you picked the right day to leave this earthly place.
I was one of those 60's kids who loved Dark Shadows!!! Scared the crap out of me but so loved to watch..RIP Barnabas!!
I remember watching Dark Shadows with my mother while on summer vacation. Barnabas always scared me but I loved the show.
R.I.P. MR FRID. YOU ARE, AND WILL ALWAYS BE, "THE TRUE" BARNABAS COLLINS..........
May you rest in peace. I loved Dark shadows and when growing up you was my favorite actor. I had a paperback about you. Lost it years ago.
I use to run home from school every evening just to watch Dark Shadows each day. My favorite of all times especially Barnabus Collins. Rest in Peace
"Dark Shadows" was great entertainment when I got home from school. You will always be the best "Barnabas Collins" and will be missed by all of us. I named my pet poodle after the character "Josette".
Watched you Mr. Frid everyday after school. Thanks for the "Dark Shadows" may you rest in peace...Margaret (Kansas)
Oh the afternoons of fright that I experienced watching Dark Shadows, what a wonderful, classy actor Jonathan Frid was. Unlike Barnubus, may Jonathan rest in the loving arms of God.
I AM SO SADDENED BY THIS LOSS, REST IN PEACE MR. FRID,, THIS NEW MOVIE NOT ONLY DOES NOT DO YOU JUSTICE ITS AN INSULT,, MAY GOD TAKE YOU WITH HIM IN HEAVEN
When I was in junior high, I would hurry to my grandmother's house so we could watch "Dark Shadows" together before homework. Jonathan Frid has always been one of my favorite actors. I just loved my Barnabas. Rest in peace, Jonathan and God keep you always!
To the Frid Family:
Mr. Frid was my favorite actor to play the role of vampire, Barnabas Collins in the Dark Shadows series. I would race home every afternoon to watch the series Dark Shadows.
May his soul rest in peace.
I was addicted to Dark Shadows when I was in jr/sr high school.And I loved Barnabas, but I didn't fully appreciate Mr. Frid's acting skill until I watched the shows as an adult. Just amazing! Rest in peace, Jonathan. You will be missed.
I would watch this show everyday after school, it was my favorite . Dark Shadows.
Sandra Forrest ( Paoli, PA)
I would watch this show everyday after school, it was my favorite . Dark Shadows.
You were a part of my childhood. I ran home everyday so I could watch Dark Shadows after school. It was the beginning of my loving of the supernatural
I watched dark shadows everyday after school. Loved that show R.I.P jonathan
Adieu to my favorite reluctant vampire. I can't count the hours of entertainment I enjoyed watching that show as a kid.
My mom would hold the front door for me as I ran into the house from the school bus. I never missed an episode of Dark Shadows. Mr. Frid played the role of Barnabas so well. Sincere sympathy to his nephew.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
I was never a follower of soaps, still not. But when I was in Jr. High School, my best friend and her sister would race home from school just to watch Dark Shadows. When it ended I was always hoping to see Mr Frid in other movies. 47 years later I had to call my friend and tell him of his passing. My friend was a huge Dark Shadows fan. He has all the memorabelia that ever existed on Mr. Frid. Johnny Depp is a great actor but I don't believe he will be able to match Frids personna. Rest in peace Mr. Frid, there will never be anyone like you.
Thanks for the great times Barnabas. You will never leave us .
I also raced home from school to watch Dark Shadows. In the last 3 years I have watched the episodes again (via dvd) and got to know the fabulous Barnabas character that Jonathan Frid created all over again. He is a treasure.
I watched Dark Shadows as a little boy and Barnabas was always my favorite character. RIP.
My Grandmother and I watched Dark Shadows every weekday, we loved it. RIP Sir. God Bless you.
Thanks for being the one and only Barnabas Collins. Dark Shadows will always be #1 because of Mr. Frid. Condolences to his nephew, friends, and remaining cast of Dark Shadows.
-Loved your work!!I still have the autogragh black & white photo you sent to me back in the 1960s days of dark shadows.I had written you a fan letter -my brothers gave me a hard time and said you would never write back-I wish you could have seen there face when your autogragh photo arrived.You made my day!!!!!RIP Jonathan
I am saddened to see another one of my childhood crushes pass away. I loved watching Dark Shadows when I was in grade school, it was the only soap opera I liked. He will be missed.
I always loved that show! I couldnt wait too watch it. RIP Johnathan!
iwatch dark shadows everyday when i was a kid and still do rip barnabas jonathanfrid you will be miss dale&mildred
My sister and I would watch your show everyday .We loved your character. Rest In Peace Mr. Frid -
Wonderful memories of Jonathan Frid, best vampire ever. Got to see him years ago at a book signing what an experience! RIP Barnabas.
Patty Fox, Cross, SC
Loved watching Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins. He had such class to his character and made all women want to be bitten. Loved the show and him. Condolences to his family and may you rest in peace. We will miss you.
I watched Dark Shadows religiously. I saw it from the first to the last episode. It was the greatest "soap opera". I will never forget it.
Mr. Frid I can't begin to tell you just how much you have shaped my childhood. Dark Shadows was a HUGE part of my life. I was a very shy little girl, but when I watched you in the show, I knew I could be a cool someone too! You were my first "crush", and with Barnabas by my side, I could conquer the world. I know you will rest in peace dear Jonathan, but you will be missed greatly.
I am so sorry for your lost. May you and your family rely on God in this time if grief.
I loved watching Dark Shadows. It was my favorite show back then. As many others I would race home after school to watch. I was captivated. It was a great show. Rest in Peace Mr. Frid, you brought hours of entertainment to many of us and you did it so well. Prayers to your family and friends.
Though I was young...I loved the show and whenever I heard the name Barnabas I would immediately say COLLINS! Rest in peace oh potrayer of vampire!
We loved you in Dark Shadows you will be missed by everyone who loved it.
Thank you for scaring us. I know we all rushed home after school to watch. Just to see what you would do next.
Thank you for not letting us down.
Dark Shadows was my first Soap Opera and I loved it. R.I.P. Mr. Frid.
What a great loss - even though Dark Shadows has been off the air for years, it is one of my favorite memories of my growing up years. Thank you for adding to my memories!
I was always afraid to watch Dark Shadows, but I would do it...EVERY day!
Rest in Peace Jonathan. You were a true gentelman and a great actor. You will be missed greatly by all of us that still cherish your perfect performance as Barnabas Collins.
My sincere sympathy to the "Frid" family. Jonathan Frid..aka Barnabas Collins was welcomed in my home as a child every afternoon. My first Vampire crush..Thank You Jonathan for the memories and entertainment. You will be missed..RIP
I always thought Barnabas was totally 'hot'...fangs and all.. He was a good bad guy.
you gave me many hours of tv fun rest in peace ,fine actor
I remember rushing home from school as a young girl to watch "Dark Shadows" every day! I loved it and I loved your acting. You will be missed!
I loved Dark Shadows. I remember watching it every afternoon. Never, Never missed a day!!!
I am SO sad to hear of Mr. Frid's passing! I LOVE Dark Shadows and as recently as last weekend was watching my DVDs of the show. Rest in peace.
R.I.P Mr. Frid. I used to rush home from school everyday just to watch "Dark Shadows." Thank you for the entertainment and the memories.
When I was young I would race home from school to watch Dark Shadows. He is the first bad boy I fell in love with.
Barnabas scared the "bjeezers" out of me in the 60"s there was just something about the show "Dark Shadows" - even though it scared you you just couldn't miss it! the world has lost a brilliant campy actor! RIP - Johnathan!
Dark Shadows was one of my favorite shows and you definitly did justice to it. Rest in Peace Jonathan Frid and may God keep you in his care!
My mother and I watched "Dark Shadows" every day when I came home from school. R.I.P. Mr. Frid, and thanks for the memories. You will be missed.
Thank you, Mr. Frid, you gave me alot of entertaining hours. I would race home to watch "Dark Shadows" every afternoon after school. I will look for your performance in the up coming "Dark Shadows" movie.
LOVE AND THANKS THE CALL FAMILY
that program was great. I loved it when I was younger. THANK YOU
RIP Mr. Frid. You are the one and only Barnabas Collins. I used to rush home from school to watch Dark Shadows. You will be truly missed.
always loved you in dark shawdosrip
Ypou will sadly be missed! I have photos of you in my home..Huge dark shadows fan!I own all the eps. books and comicbooks...RIP!!
The only soap I ever watched and Jonathan was the reason.
I loved watching Jonathan in the show he was the reason I named my first child Jonathan. May he rest in peace and forever be remembered as on of the best actors of his time.
Yes, I have to agree, thought Barnabas Collins was charming...never scared me one bit. Can't say that for all the other scary creatures. RIP Jonathan Frid. Thanks for keeping me company everyday after school when no one else was there.
I too ran from the school bus to turn on the tv. 'Dark Shadows' was ahead of it's time and Jonathan Frid played a wonderfully entertaining vampire. I've often thought about the show and Barnabus. Thank you, Jonathan, for those memories. Your work is appreciated. Peace to you.
Favorite show from my childhood ....off the bus over the bushes busting through the front door sliding across the floor to the old black and white TV .... My condolences to the Frid family and all the fans!!
I watched this show and couldn't wait for the days to pass so I could get back to it. Loved the show especially Frid!!
I just watched the whole series from beginning to end. Loved it. And a special thank you to Dan Ross for writing the story and making a great place for Jonathan Frid. Rest in peace.
The passing of Jonathan Frid, who gave us the indomitable Barnabas Collins, leaves a little hole in our world that no one else will ever fill. I met Mr. Frid in 1988 when he sailed on the SS Norway. His poignant Readers' Theater presentation of Irwin Shaw's, "The Girls in Their Summer Dresses," is a memory I still cherish. Great voice, great presence, great man. May he rest in peace after a life weill-lived.
During the height of its popularity, I was in cub scouts and was not about to miss a single episode just because of our weekly "den" meetings. I have no idea how I managed it, but somehow I got all of us down to our den mother's basement rumpus room to watch "Dark Shadows" each week. Poor Mrs. Lisk!
RIP Jonathan.... I loved watching Dark Shadows. I would get off the bus and run like the wind to watch that show. It was a favorite.
Donald my condolences with the passing of your Uncle.
Peace & Blessings.
I would run home after school to watch this show, and fell in love with Mr. Frid. I even watched the remake a few years ago, but no one could take on the role of Barnabas like Mr. Frid. Peace be with you and your family.
E. Hines (Gary, In.)
I remember Dark Shadows when I was in grade school. Barnabas Collins was the best vampire there was! RIP Jonathan Frid!
Rest in Peace. You will always be remembered as the original/best Vampire.
My condolences to the family.
RIP Jonathan. You will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Thanks for all the sweet memories we will always enjoy revisiting.
I went to a catholic school. I would go home everyday, watch Dark Shadows and give Sister Mary Genevieve a play by play of the days previous episode. Run home in time to catch the next. Jonathan Frid was awesome and so likable. I wish TV Land would run the series. It was so much fun. He will be missed. I look forward to seeing him new movie.
I was such a huge fan of his when Dark Shadows was on the air. I would fain illness so I could stay home and watch the show. Mr.Frid was a class act. My thoughts are with his friends and family.
He has always been the Vampire all others aspire to be. What a campy yet classy portrayal Mr. Frid gave us in Barnabas. This was one of my favorite childhood shows and I still watch it on DVD. May you RIP Mr. Frid. Looking forward to seeing the cameo in the Tim Burton version.
My favorite show. My family and i watched it every day after school. My mom was a big fan. She will be upset to hear Jonathan has passed. All thoug Qutin was my favorite. But i think he was everyones favorite because he was so darn handsome. RIP Mr. Frid!
"My thoughts and prayers are with the Frid Family in their time of grief. At tmes like these,
drawing close to 'God' in prayer is what will
"sustain you." [Psalm 55:22]
If anyone could love a vampire, Barnabas was the one. Dark Shadows tok the dull repetitiveness out of soaps. Thanks Jonathan Frid
This was my favorite show back in the day. I always rushed home from school to watch it. I loved all the people in it and never missed a day watching it. I even bought the VHS tapes of the entire seires. Dark
Shadows will live 4 ever.
I remember watching this show faithfully everyday.....may our favorite vampire rest in peace.
Rest in Peace Jonathan and thank you.
It was a great experience for me thru my years of grade school to rush home from school and watch Dark Shadows. I was intense of watching Barnabas and his great acting skills. Back then there was no retake. It was do or die, but it was awsome to watch the cast in perfect and imperfect acting skills. I wish they would do a re-run of the shows popularity. Rest in peace Jonathan Frid.
Andre' Paquet Jr.
he will be greatly missed. he was an icon. i could not wait to get home from school each day to see dark shadows. one of my best childhood memories.
I used to watch Dark Shadows and Jonathan Frid brought an air of sophistication and class to his character. It's a sad day for those of us who remember that show. Unlike his character, Mr Frid has found eternal rest.
I though i was the only one runing home from school. it was the best. I always dint want to miss a show cause there was no reruns.I always wanted a ring just like him and had a crush on Victoria Winters
I never was much on soaps, but would rush home from school everyday, just to watch Barnabas, the coolest vampire ever.....R.I.P. Barnabas
The original vampire heart throb! Jonathan Frid helped people see that vampires had humanity, quite a challenging idea at the time. His family is in my thoughts as they deal with his loss.
The original vampire that everyone loved. I grew up watching Dark Shadows not realizing what a wonderful actor Jonathan Frid was outside of that role. Hopefully he will be remembered for much more than his role as Barnabas Collins.
I am one of the kids that would run home to watch Dark Shadows. He played a vampire "Perfect". Will be missed but has a great legacy. I watched him everyday.
One of my happiest memories from childhood is rushing home to watch you on Dark Shadows. You also came to town one Halloween and did horror readings at our local library. It was wonderful. Rest in peace. Thanks for the memories
Rest in peace Barnabas Collins! You will not be forgotten.
One of my happiest memories from childhood is rushing home to watch you on Dark Shadows. You also came to town one Halloween and did horror readings at our local library. It was wonderful. Rest in peace. Thanks for the memories
Rest in Peace, Jonathan, was a big fan,
and always will be, God Speed,
anita maillet (waltham ma)
I loved this show as a child. Used to watch every evening along with my mother and was terrified afterwards. Great actor.
Linda Rogers (Sylacauga, Al)
I rushed home from school and could not wait for dark shadows to be on I loved it .So sorry the loss of jonathan frid,thanks for the memories.
My condolences to your family. Mr. Frid really made Dark Shadows. My mother and I spent many hours watching the show. He will be missed.
Linda Swan ( Delta, PA)
Jonthan Frid was the best. Dark Shadows was the greatest show ever. I can remember being sick with the measles, Hong Kong flu and Mono, back in 1968. I had to get up from my sick bed and to the living room to watch the show and go back to bed. Thank you Jonathan for making our afternoons with you the best we ever had. You were a gentleman. Rest in Peace..
When asked if he received any remuneration for the televised airing of "The Wizard of Oz, " Ray Bolger replied, "No, just immortality, I'll settle for that." And now certainly Jonathan Frid shares that same compensation. What more could an actor ask for. RIP
I was a big fan, never missed Dark Shadows.
To the Frid family,
may God bless you with peace and healing that only he can give. Jonathan, you were the reason for my interest in Horror films today. I would skip the school bus so I could get home faster so I wouldn't miss Dark Shadows. You were the perfect fit for this role , so talented and such a gentleman. It saddens me and I have a heavy heart since learning of Jonathans passing, it's like family and a part of my life is gone. Jonathan, you meant so much to so many and you touched millions. No one can ever in my eyes be Barnabas Collins, not even the talented Mr. Depp can hold a candle to you.
Until we meet again friend,
Rest in Peace.
IWhen dark shadows first came on i was not well. The character he played kept me going thru long afternoons i will always be grateful. Rest in peace jonathon and thank you
I remember in high school every afternoon having to rush home to Watch Dark Shadows. He will be missed.
so sorry to hear of his passing - dark shadows was my favorite soap opera & he was extraordinary in that show
I was a fan over the years .You were the first since Bela Lugosi to play the role with class. You won my heart as I hoped for a cure for Barnabas. I will miss your website and the wonderful content I will miss your readings as well.. I pray you eternal light, happiness, and peace in Heaven. Love, Mary Morris (Somerset, Ohio)
he was a wonderful actor - my favorite on dark shadows . He will be missed. :(
My favorite vampire. Thanks. RIP.
I loved watching Dark Shadows!! How ironic that Jonathan Frid passed away on "Friday the 13th"!! R.I.P. Jonathan Frid!!
I rember when I was a kid how much I loved Dark Shadows. I would skip dance class if something good was going to happen that day. I cant wait to see the new Dark Shadows movie. Rest in Peace Barnabas Collins. I'm sure this is not the end of you.
J. Frid played the best vampire thus far, that I have seen. May God be with you. RIP +
Mr. Frid was a hugh part of my life as a young teen. Dark Shadows paved the way for all of the vampire shows today. RIP Mr. Frid.
Dark Shadows was an institution in our household. I even dressed as a vampire for Halloween while the series was showing on TV. My mom and I N-E-V-E-R missed an episode and this was way before the days of the VCR and DVR so, you either saw it "live" or you never saw it again. The arrival of Barnabas Collins changed daytime TV forever and that was because of the incomparable Jonathan Frid. He MADE Dark Shadows what it became. We all have our special memories but when I think of Dark Shadows the name Barnabas is first and foremost. I recently purchased the entire Dark Shadows TV series on DVD and my children are now enjoying it as much as I did back then. The man will NEVER be forgotten in my household. Jonathan Frid will live throughout eternity just like his namesake. RIP sweet man.
My condolences to the family.
I was so hooked on Dark Shadows and Barnabus. I collect the board game and all the memorabilla as a child. So, Johnny Depp, you cannot replace him! Love the original. The new movie appears to make fun of the original - Stop it!
It was my first year of college. There was one television on each floor of our dorm. We all gathered there each afternoon to watch Dark Shadows. If need be, someone skipped class to watch and let everyone else know what happened. We loved it. Nice memories of a less stressful and gentler time when television was more family friendly.
When I was little I couldn't wait for Dark Shadows to come on even if I spent some of the time hiding behind a chair.I still watch the reruns,
My Deepest Sympathy to Jonathan's family & friends. I remember being in high school when Dark Shadows was on TV. For some reason I never really
cared for the show. But years later, maybe in the 70's/80's they started showing it on our PBS station and I got hooked on it then. Actually after I graduated they made a Dark Shadows movie and my girlfriend took me to it and I really liked it. Later I was even buying all the Dark Shadows paperbacks that came out. Still have them.
My girlfriends brother lived next door to where the TV show was filmed.
Jonathan played Barnabas perfectly. It was his part. No one else will ever be able to play the part like he did.
Its something that he died right before the new Dark Shadows movie comes out and he died on Friday the 13th!
SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOST.LIKE SO MANY
OTHERS ALL THE KIDS IN MY NEIGHBOR-
HOOD WOULD RUN TO THE NEAREST HOUSE TO WATCH DARK SHADOWS. WE LOVED HIM AND HATED WHEN THEY CANCELED THE SHOW.RIP BARNIBUS.
Ihave great memories of watching Dark Shadows. Mr. Frid was my favorite character. I rushed home from school in order to watch. Rest in Peace knowing how much pleasure you gave to so many.
Jonathan Frid was very much the reason that Dark Shadows was so popular. I had a newsprint-sized picture on my bedroom door when I was younger. :-) Fond, fond memories and happy that this legacy is continuing. RIP, kind sir. You brought joy to many by helping us suspend our belief for a little while.
He will forever be known as the kind hearted vampire and a wonderful actor. No one else could have brought this character to life the way he did.
Rest in peace. He brought many happy moments with my grandad when I watched the show with him.
This really is the end of an era, Mr. Frid. You're one of the few surviving stalwarts of my childhood. What you brought to my formative years is inestimable and the world is suddenly a sadder place.
So sorry to hear of Jonathan's passing. He was an icon that so many of us rushed home to see on TV. He entertained so many people over his career, he will be sorely missed!
Gail from MA
You will be sorely missed. You were just so scary. Scarier yet he is the same age as my father-in-law. I hope he is not a vampire as well.
I was a little kid when Dark Shadows was on TV. He used to scare the snot out of me. When he was about to bit someone, I would hid under the blanket. My cousin Heather was also a huge fan. It was the only soap opera that actually made sense (no confusion). Thanks for the scary memories.
Sincere sympathy to the family . I never missed watching Dark Shadows . Hope your memories are filled with love.
RIP JONATHAN FRID. GOD BLESS
I had the priveledge to meet Jonathan Frid when he traveled to the Altoona Campus of Penn State University. I waited in a long line to have him sign my scrapbook I'd kept of him. He looked at every page while the rest of the people waited. He was a special man and will be missed.
An important part of my teen years. Thank You and Godspeed, Jonathan Frid.
Like many, rushed home from school to watch the show, which would have gone nowhere without you. The DS reruns in the 80s were the reason I purchased my first VCR. Sorry I could not meet you in person at the DS reunions (almost went last year) but I have a great photo of you. You were a Class Act!
I will miss you. You were the best!
Time waits for no one'
How can we not forget
this After School
written mystery of
Mr. Frid will forever be THE Barnabas Collins, rest in peace Jonathan.
I Loved Watching Dark Shadows, B.Collins is not dead i don\t belived it he ia a Vampire.
Just LOVED to watch this show with my mom. Barnabas and Angelique were my favorites on the show. You will be missed sir.. God Bless you and RIP
Dark Shadows was our favorite show in our college years; Jonathan Frid was always a joy to watch. RIP to an actor who gave many wonderful hours of entertainment to so many.
My Dad watched this show growing up...he bought the set & told me to check it out. I fell IN LOVE w the show!! R.I.P. Jonathan Frid...you mayb gone BUT will NEVR b 4gotten!!
So many days of hurrying home from school to see Dark Shadows. It was an all time favorite. Barnabas was scary and sexy.....what a great actor. He probably pick Friday the 13th as a great exit date. Sincere sympathy to the Frid family.
I like many others am a big fan! From the time I was in grade school to junior high. I bought the Dark Shadows music album (which also featured recitations by Jonathan and David Selby) produced by Dan Curtis, ~also now gone. The Dark Shadows board game had a pair of soft plastic fangs and were fun to have for slumber parties and halloween! And my room was decorated with magazine pin-ups of the cast. My mom watched one episode with me once and she was surprised to see Joan Bennett on a soap opera. That episode was very classy~ so mom then liked Barnabas and Elizabeth and accepted why I loved the show so much. I hurried home to keep up with the story lines and also collected the paperback novels (which were so mesmerizing). I am sure the Depp movie version will be a farce but the cameos by Jonathan and Kathryn Scott will be what I look forward to when Burton's Dark Shadows is released soon.
My condolences to Jonathan's family, friends (and fans like me, who truly admired his talent)for he has been a beloved actor whose portrayal of Barnabas will be as immortal as Jonathan himself has become~
"I'll Be With You Always" rings true even now~ Thank you for being a part of my childhood and such a great interpreter of all of the characters you played. Your passing is a tremendously sad and huge loss to many.
I loved Jonatthan Frid, he was Barnabas. Never missed an episode of Dark Shadows. Thanks for the many years you were on the show, rest in peace........
My girls got home from school in time to watch "Dark Shadows" every day. It was a fun part of the day for the three of us. Mr. Frid was an excellent actor and a perfect vampire, scary but with ultimate class. God Bless
I loved Jonatthan Frid, he was Barnabas. Never missed an episode of Dark Shadows. Thanks for the many years you were on the show, rest in peace........Roz Nelson ( Stayton, Or)
Oh dear ... I'm simply heartbroken. I was so in love with him in 1968 and never missed Dark Shadows. It was conveniently scheduled everyday at 330 or 400, right after school. That mad dash home after school was full of anticipation ... I will never forget. :'-(
Back in 1967 I was a young Air Force wife and spent my afternoons watching Days of Our Lives, General Hospital and of course, Dark Shadows! Jonathan's Shakespearean training was responsible for his Barnabas personna, IMO. Somewhere I have an interview saved in which he related his amazement at the show's popularity. "Last week I didn't have time to do laundry," he told the interviewer. "So I had to wear swim trunks as underwear!" Too bad he never married, he truly deserved his own Angelique!
Barnabas will always be the original vampire for me, I will miss you. Lorri Johnson (Hurricane, WV)
I watched every episode from start to finish and loved Barnabas Collins. I hope he knew the enjoyment that so very many fans got from watching his character on Dark Shadows.I wish I could have told you this in person Mr. Jonathan Frid.
Dark Shadows was a show way ahead it's time. I was 10 - 12 yrs. old at the time and I could tell you many stories from that series. Jonathon was one great actor!!! I hope Johnny Depp scores a hit with DS movie.
L.A. Goodman (Oakland, KY.)
The only vampire character that never scared me and that is saying alot. God Speed, you will be remembered.
How sad that he died before the movie came out. I was quite young when Dark Shadows was on, and didn't understand a lot of it, but couldn't wait for him to appear on screen. I remember my sister yelling to me from the other room, "he's on!", and I'd come rushing in to see him.
I attended his poetry readings in Columbia, SC, in the late 1980's. I am glad to have met him. He seemed to be such a true gentleman. Eerie that his passing was on a Friday 13th. How gothic....
I remember just waiting as a young child to watch Dark