William RikerWilliam Thomas Riker
is a character in the fictional Star Trek
universe played by Jonathan Frakes
, who appears in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation
(TNG) and all the movies focussing on the TNG characters.
He is the First Officer, under Captain Jean-Luc Picard
, of two incarnations of the starship Enterprise
- the USS Enterprise
(NCC 1701-D) and the USS Enterprise
In the movie Star Trek: Nemesis, having previously turned down several promotions in order to continue serving with Picard, he becomes captain of the USS Titan.