William Shatner

Biography

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William Shatner (born March 22, 1931) is a Canadian actor, musician, singer, author, film director, spokesman and comedian. He gained worldwide fame and became a cultural icon for his portrayal of Captain James Tiberius Kirk, commander of the Federation starship USS Enterprise, in the science fiction television series Star Trek, from 1966 to 1969; Star Trek: The Animated Series from 1973 to 1974, and in seven of the subsequent Star Trek feature films from 1979 to 1994. He has written a series of books chronicling his experiences playing Captain Kirk and being a part of Star Trek, and has co-written several novels set in the Star Trek universe. He has also authored a series of science fiction novels called TekWar that were adapted for television.

Shatner also played the eponymous veteran police sergeant in T. J. Hooker from 1982 to 1986. Afterwards, he hosted the reality-based television series Rescue 911 from 1989 to 1996, which won a People's Choice Award for Favorite New TV Dramatic Series. He has since worked as a musician, author, director and celebrity pitchman. From 2004 to 2008, he starred as attorney Denny Crane in the television dramas The Practice and its spin-off Boston Legal, for which he won two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

William Shatner (born March 22, 1931) is a Canadian actor, musician, singer, author, film director, spokesman and comedian. He gained worldwide fame and became a cultural icon for his portrayal of Captain James Tiberius Kirk, commander of the Federation starship USS Enterprise, in the science fiction television series Star Trek, from 1966 to 1969; Star Trek: The Animated Series from 1973 to 1974, and in seven of the subsequent Star Trek feature films from 1979 to 1994. He has written a series of books chronicling his experiences playing Captain Kirk and being a part of Star Trek, and has co-written several novels set in the Star Trek universe. He has also authored a series of science fiction novels called TekWar that were adapted for television.

Shatner also played the eponymous veteran police sergeant in T. J. Hooker from 1982 to 1986. Afterwards, he hosted the reality-based television series Rescue 911 from 1989 to 1996, which won a People's Choice Award for Favorite New TV Dramatic Series. He has since worked as a musician, author, director and celebrity pitchman. From 2004 to 2008, he starred as attorney Denny Crane in the television dramas The Practice and its spin-off Boston Legal, for which he won two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award.

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Gender Male

Known Credits 220

Birthday 1931-03-22

Place of Birth Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Adult Actor False

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 For the Love of Spock as Himself
2016 Better Late Than Never(4 episodes) as Himself
2016 When Elephants Were Young as Narrator
2016 Range 15 as Richard Chindler
2016 They Came from the Swamp: The Films of William Grefé as Himself (voice only)
2016 A Sunday Horse as Kenneth Roubidoux
2016 The Colorful Montreal Expos as Narrator
2015 Just in Time for Christmas as Coachman Nick
2015 Baby, Baby, Baby as Actor
2015 WWE Breaking Ground(11 episodes) as Himself (narrator)
2015 A Christmas Horror Story as Dangerous Dan
2015 William Shatner Presents: Chaos on the Bridge as Himself
2015 Being Canadian as Himself
2015 Tom Felton Meets the Superfans as Self
2014 To Be Takei as Himself
2013 Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale
2013 Escape from Planet Earth as General Shanker (voice)
2012 Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey as Core (voice)
2012 Get a Life! as Himself
2011 Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen as Himself - Roaster
2011 William Shatner Sings O Canada as Himself
2011 The Captains as Himself
2011 Space Shuttle - Narrated by William Shatner as Narrator
2011 Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel as himself
2010 $#*! My Dad Says(18 episodes) as Dr. Edison Milford Goodson III
2010 Weird or What?(38 episodes)
2009 William Shatner's Gonzo Ballet as Himself
2009 The Captain's Summit as Himself
2009 Fanboys as Himself
2008 Gotta Catch Santa Claus as Santa Claus
2008 Shatner's Raw Nerve(39 episodes)
2008 Everest '82(4 episodes) as Norman Kelly
2008 Extraordinary Animals(20 episodes)
2008 Million Dollar Password(1 episode)
2008 Murdoch Mysteries(1 episode) as Mark Twain
2007 Everest as Norman Kelly
2006 Show Me the Money(7 episodes)
2006 Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner as Himself
2006 Psych(2 episodes) as Frank O'Hara
2006 Over the Hedge as Ozzie (voice)
2006 The Henry Rollins Show(1 episode)
2006 Stalking Santa as Narrator
2006 William Shatner in Concert
2006 The Wild as Kazar (voice)
2005 How William Shatner Changed The World as Himself - Host / Narrator
2005 The Colbert Report(1 episode)
2005 Invasion Iowa(6 episodes) as Col. Shane Yeager
2005 Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous as Stan Fields
2004 Boston Legal(117 episodes) as Denny Crane
2004 The Tony Danza Show(2 episodes)
2004 Atomic Betty(98 episodes) as Jim
2004 Best Week Ever(3 episodes)
2003 A Carol Christmas as Dr. Bob
2003 Christmas from Hollywood
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show(2 episodes)
2003 World Poker Tour(1 episode)
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live!(2 episodes)
2002 Spplat Attack
2002 Groom Lake as John Gossner
2002 One-Hit Wonders(17 episodes)
2002 American Psycho 2: All American Girl as Starkman
2002 Showtime as William Shatner
2002 Cosmic Odyssey(8 episodes)
2002 Shoot or Be Shot! as Harvey Wilkes
2001 Mind Meld: Secrets Behind the Voyage of a Lifetime as Himself
2001 Bob Patterson(1 episode)
2001 Star Trek: Enterprise(1 episode)
2001 Good Day Live(1 episode)
2001 Osmosis Jones as Mayor Phlegmming (voice)
2001 Falcon Down as Major Robert Carson
2000 Miss Congeniality as Stan Fields
2000 Atomic Journeys: Welcome to Ground Zero as Narrator (Voice)
1999 The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn(5 episodes)
1999 Futurama(2 episodes)
1999 Nukes in Space as Narrator
1998 Land of the Free as Aidan Carvell
1998 Free Enterprise as Bill
1998 Jefftowne as Himself
1998 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman as James T. Kirk
1997 Trekkies as Himself
1997 The View(5 episodes)
1997 Perversions of Science(1 episode)
1996 Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond as Himself
1996 The Prisoner of Zenda, Inc. as Michael Gatewick
1996 E! True Hollywood Story(2 episodes)
1996 Muppets Tonight(1 episode)
1996 Dead Man's Island as Chase Prescott
1995 Trinity And Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie as Narrator
1995 The Atomic Bomb Collection as Narrator
1995 William Shatner's Star Trek Memories as Himself
1994 TekWar(22 episodes) as Walter H. Bascom
1994 Star Trek: Generations as James T. Kirk
1994 TekWar: TekJustice as Walter H. Bascom
1994 TekWar: TekLab as Walter H. Bascom
1994 TekWar: TekLords as Walter H. Bascom
1994 seaQuest DSV(1 episode)
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(2 episodes)
1993 National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 as General Mortars
1992 Eek! The Cat(83 episodes) as Star Commander Berzerk
1992 The Larry Sanders Show(1 episode)
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(3 episodes)
1991 Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country as James Tiberius Kirk
1991 The Horror Hall of Fame II as Himself
1991 Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey as Captain James Tiberius Kirk (archive footage)
1991 Star Trek 25th Anniversary Special as Host
1990 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air(1 episode)
1989 The Simpsons(1 episode)
1989 Star Trek V: The Final Frontier as Captain James T. Kirk
1989 Rescue 911(187 episodes)
1988 Broken Angel as Chuck Coburn
1986 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home as Admiral/Captain James T. Kirk
1985 The Ray Bradbury Theater(1 episode)
1984 Secrets of a Married Man as Chris Jordan
1984 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock as Admiral James T. Kirk
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee(1 episode)
1982 Airplane II: The Sequel as Cdr. Buck Murdock
1982 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan as Admiral James T. Kirk
1982 Visiting Hours as Gary Baylor
1982 T. J. Hooker(91 episodes) as Sgt TJ Hooker
1982 Late Night with David Letterman(1 episode)
1980 The Babysitter as Dr. Jeff Benedict
1980 The Kidnapping Of The President as Jerry O'Connor
1979 Star Trek: The Motion Picture as Captain James T. Kirk
1979 Disaster on the Coastliner as Stuart Peters
1979 Little Women(6 episodes) as Prof. Friedrich Bhaer
1978 Crash
1978 Land of No Return as Curt Benell
1978 The Bastard as Paul Revere
1978 The Third Walker as Munro Maclean
1978 Little Women as Prof. Friedrich Bhaer
1977 The Oregon Trail(1 episode)
1977 Kingdom of the Spiders as Dr. Robert 'Rack' Hansen
1976 Battle of the Network Stars(5 episodes)
1976 The Tenth Level as Prof. Stephen Turner
1976 Mysteries of the Gods as Host
1976 How the West Was Won(2 episodes)
1976 Microworld
1976 Universe as Narrator
1975 Saturday Night Live(2 episodes)
1975 The Devil's Rain as Mark Preston
1975 Barbary Coast(13 episodes) as Jeff Cable
1974 Amy Prentiss(1 episode)
1974 Impulse as Matt Stone
1974 Police Woman(1 episode)
1974 Petrocelli(1 episode)
1974 Pray for the Wildcats as Warren Summerfield
1974 Big Bad Mama as William J. Baxter
1973 Pioneer Woman as John Sergeant
1973 The Magician(22 episodes) as Ed Cassidy
1973 Police Story(1 episode)
1973 Star Trek: The Animated Series(24 episodes) as James T. Kirk (voice)
1973 Go Ask Alice as Sam
1973 The Horror at 37,000 Feet as Paul Kovalik
1972 Kung Fu(2 episodes)
1972 The Rookies(1 episode)
1972 The Hound of the Baskervilles
1972 The People as Dr. Curtis
1972 The Sixth Sense(1 episode)
1972 The Hound of the Baskervilles as George Stapleton
1971 Vanished(2 episodes) as Dave Paulick
1970 The Andersonville Trial as Col. Chipman
1970 Sole Survivor as Lt. Col. Josef Gronke
1968 White Comanche as Johnny Moon / Notah
1968 Hawaii Five-O(1 episode)
1968 The Name of the Game(1 episode)
1968 Columbo(2 episodes)
1968 Alexander The Great as Alexander
1967 Mannix(1 episode)
1967 Ironside(4 episodes)
1967 Off to See the Wizard(25 episodes) as Alexander the Great
1966 CBS Playhouse(1 episode)
1966 Incubus as Marc
1966 Mission: Impossible(2 episodes)
1966 Star Trek(80 episodes) as James T. Kirk
1965 The F.B.I.(1 episode)
1965 The Big Valley(1 episode)
1965 Miss USA(1 episode)
1965 For the People(13 episodes) as David Koster
1964 The Outrage as Preacher
1964 The Reporter(11 episodes) as Horner
1964 The Man from U.N.C.L.E.(1 episode)
1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre(1 episode)
1963 Burke's Law(1 episode)
1963 Channing(26 episodes) as Tom
1963 The Fugitive(1 episode)
1963 The Outer Limits(1 episode)
1963 Arrest and Trial(1 episode)
1962 The Virginian(1 episode)
1962 The Intruder as Adam Cramer
1961 Judgment at Nuremberg as Capt. Harrison Byers
1961 The Explosive Generation as Peter Gifford
1961 Dr. Kildare(6 episodes)
1961 The Dick Powell Show(1 episode)
1961 The Defenders(132 episodes)
1960 Route 66(1 episode)
1960 Insight(130 episodes) as Mike Burnett
1960 The Outlaws(2 episodes)
1960 Thriller(2 episodes)
1960 Police Surgeon(12 episodes) as Joe Flatt
1959 The Twilight Zone(2 episodes) as Bob Wilson
1959 NBC Sunday Showcase(20 episodes) as Thomas Gore
1959 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond(1 episode)
1958 Naked City(2 episodes)
1958 The Brothers Karamazov as Alexi Karamazov
1957 Suspicion(41 episodes) as Eli
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents(2 episodes)
1955 Gunsmoke(1 episode)
1955 This Is Your Life(1 episode)
1954 Climax!(1 episode)
1952 Omnibus(2 episodes)
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame(1 episode)
1948 Westinghouse Studio One(5 episodes)
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show(1 episode)
1929 The Academy Awards(1 episode) as William Shatner
1900 Chilly Beach(67 episodes) as The President
1900 The Greatest(40 episodes)
1900 A Twist in the Tale(15 episodes)

Directing

2015 William Shatner Presents: Chaos on the Bridge … Director
2012 Get a Life! … Director
2011 The Captains … Director
2002 Groom Lake … Director
1997 Perversions of Science(1 episode) … Director
1994 TekWar(3 episodes) … Director
1994 TekWar … Director
1989 Star Trek V: The Final Frontier … Director
1982 T. J. Hooker(10 episodes) … Director

Writing

2011 The Captains … Writer
2007 Fire Serpent … Writer
2002 Groom Lake … Writer
1994 TekWar: TekJustice … Characters
1994 TekWar: TekLords … Novel
1994 TekWar … Novel

Production

2012 Get a Life! … Executive Producer
2010 Aftermath with William Shatner(6 episodes) … Producer
2010 Weird or What?(38 episodes) … Producer
2002 Groom Lake … Producer
1994 TekWar(22 episodes) … Producer

Creator

1994 TekWar … Creator

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