William Shatner

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Actor • Singer

Birth Date: March 22, 1931

Age: 92 years old

Birth Place: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

A pop culture legend and one of American television's most enduring stars, the multi-talented William Shatner started out as simply an actor. By the twilight of his career, however, Shatner successfully managed to transmogrify into something more. By turning his amiable persona into a one-man, multi-million dollar cottage industry, Shatner's legacy in show business survived for more than five decades. Breaking into show business during television's golden age of drama in the 1950s, Shatner became a regular face on the guest star circuit before landing the role that would forever immortalize him; that of the dashing, supremely confident Captain James T. Kirk of "Star Trek" (NBC, 1966-69). After "Trek" went off the air, Shatner became haunted by the persistent spirit of the Enterprise captain, despite starring in seven "Star Trek" features, most notably "The Wrath of Khan" (1982) and "The Voyage Home" (1986). Eventually, however, he made peace with his famous alter ego and even learned to embrace Kirk. In the 1980s, he enjoyed a successful television run as "T.J. Hooker" (ABC, 1982-85; CBS, 1985-87) and later in his career, did a series of commercials for travel website Priceline. Naturally, he received acclaim for his Emmy-winning role as the eccentric attorney Denny Crane on the hit drama "Boston Legal" (ABC, 2004-08), which underscored his uncanny ability to confound critics and exceed expectations of his delighted fans.

The son of Jewish-Canadian clothier Joseph Shatner and his wife, Anne, William Shatner was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on March 22, 1931. Shatner's career began as a child in CBC radio productions. Even at that tender young age, Shatner knew he wanted to be a professional actor, but his father's disapproval of the profession temporarily sidelined his ambitions. To please his father, Shatner majored in business at McGill University, but never gave up his dream. After graduating in 1949, Shatner reneged on his promise to join his father's clothing firm and joined the Canadian Repertory Company in Ottawa instead. In 1956, Shatner gained attention with his Broadway debut in Sir Tyrone Guthrie's production of "Tamburlaine the Great." He initially turned down a movie contract to remain with the repertory company, but once moving to NYC, the actor quickly became busy in television.

Shatner's screen acting career could be divided into several phases. In the 1960s, the young actor appeared in a number of TV anthologies, usually playing convincingly earnest, clean-cut men who would ultimately be pushed to increasingly hysterical and emotional heights. His dual appearances on "The Twilight Zone" (CBS, 1959-1964) in the episodes "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" and "Nick of Time" were considered among the most memorable entries of the historic show. In the former, Shatner played a recovering mental patient bedeviled by a gremlin on the wing of his airplane; in the latter, he was half of a newlywed couple bewitched by a fortune-telling machine.

In 1966, the ultimate role fell in his lap - that of James Tiberius Kirk - when he joined the cast of the Desilu-produced Gene Roddenberry creation, "Star Trek." Captain Kirk was a swaggering, devil-may-care sort who was equally credible barking commands, romancing a native, or engaging in fisticuffs. A classic creation, his Captain was both a formidable leader and a good drinking buddy, once you got past his peculiarly halting, yet portentous line delivery. While "Star Trek" quickly became a cult fave among college students and intellectuals of the time, ratings for show were mediocre at best and remained so for its entire run. Faced with low ratings and mounting costs, NBC finally cancelled "Star Trek" in 1969 after three seasons, a full two years short of its supposed five-year mission.

Shatner's career slumped badly during the post-"Trek" 1970s. Wiped out financially following his 1969 divorce from his first wife, Gloria Rand, Shatner desperately took whatever acting gigs came his way. In addition to appearing on the celebrity game show circuit, the actor also returned to features in mostly low-budget genre fare, a la "Big Bad Mama" in 1974; "The Devil's Rain" in 1975; and "Kingdom of the Spiders" in 1977. Around this same period, Shatner also diversified his talents by dabbling in music recording. That Shatner could also be a hoot just to hear was amply demonstrated by his ineffably goofy recordings of spoken word renditions of songs such as "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" and "Mr. Tambourine Man." Years later, Shatner's dramatic performance of Elton John's "Rocket Man" at a televised sci-fi awards show in the late 1970s would remain a highly coveted bootleg video.

As much as he struggled, however, Shatner never successfully escaped the long shadow of Captain Kirk. Ironically, Shatner's career and personal finances were eventually saved by the very show that had been responsible for sinking him in the first place. In the late 1970s, due to popular demand - not to mention the runaway success of 20th Century Fox's "Star Wars," which had been released the previous summer - Paramount Pictures green-lit "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" (1979), a big-budget feature adaptation of the "Star Trek" TV series. Produced by Gene Roddenberry and directed by Academy Award winner Robert Wise, "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" became a box office hit. Though nowhere the money-maker "Star Wars" was, the film earned a more-than-respectable $82 million, despite scathing reviews from critics and a storyline that seemingly went nowhere. Based on the success of the first "Star Trek" movie, Paramount signed Shatner on for a series of sequels which included 1982's "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" (considered by fans to be the film series' high point), "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock" (1984), "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home" (1986), "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier" (1989) and "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country" (1991).

Ironically, Shatner found far greater immediate commercial success on TV as L.A. police officer "T.J. Hooker" (ABC, 1982-85; CBS, 1985-87) than he did as Kirk. With his career as a viable leading man resuscitated, Shatner signed on to play a middle-aged police detective who improbably returns to uniformed cop duty because he feels he can do more good on the streets. Amusingly clichéd and bombastically Shatner, the mediocre but nevertheless popular "T.J. Hooker" owed much of its success to its star's popularity - that, and the sexy appeal of Shatner's newcomer co-star Heather Locklear.

After that show's cancellation, Shatner took off on a long, comfortable stint hosting "Rescue 911" (CBS, 1989-1995), a popular reality-based program. He also published his first novel, a futuristic techno-thriller entitled TekWar. This fast-moving sci-fi potboiler was so successful, that it inaugurated a lucrative multimedia franchise. Shatner went on to become a prolific novelist as well as the co-author of two collections of "Trek"-related memoirs and one meditation on "Trek" fandom titled Get a Life - a line from his hilarious 1986 "Saturday Night Live" hosting gig in which he mockingly browbeat a convention full of obsessed Trekkies. Shatner was also the credited author of a series of "Star Trek" novels starring James T. Kirk (ghost-written by husband and wife authors Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens). He also remained a regular presence on TV, often appearing as a knowing and good-natured self-parody on talk shows and specials, notably hosting "Star Trek: A Captain's Log" (CBS, 1994) and co-hosting along with "Star Trek" cohort, Leonard Nimoy "The Museum of Television & Radio Presents: Science Fiction - A Journey into the Unknown" (Fox, 1994).

Toward the mid-1990s, Shatner created, executive produced, directed and co-starred in a 1994 TV-movie adaptation of "TekWar," also overseeing and appearing in three subsequent "TekWar" telefilms that season. In addition, Shatner served as executive producer, recurring character and occasional director on the cable TV series spin-off, "TekWar" (USA Network, 1994-95). Finally, in 1994, Shatner returned to the helm of the U.S.S. Enterprise for one last adventure as captain of the Enterprise in the successful "Star Trek: Generations" (1994), wherein Kirk passed the baton and the franchise over to Patrick Stewart's Captain Picard. Although the film was not as fulfilling as many had hoped, Shatner's performance as Kirk was one of his most endearing in years, showing the good captain's self-deprecating side. On a different note, Shatner revisited his questionable singing talents in the late 1990s and early 2000s when, as a pitchman for the Internet travel website Priceline.com, he filmed several commercials singing Shatner-ized pop standards; not only did the spots rocket the company into the public eye, they also increased stockholder Shatner's portfolio. In 2009, Shatner celebrated his ten year anniversary as the company's pitchman.

Shatner found himself making headlines for a more unfortunate reason in 1999 when his estranged third wife, Nerine Kidd, drowned in the swimming pool of their Los Angeles home. Kidd, a recovering alcoholic, had reportedly returned to drinking toward the end of her life - a problem that caused a schism in the Shatner's two-year marriage (Shatner had divorced his second wife, Marcy Lafferty, in 1994 after 21 years). On the evening of Aug. 9, 1999, Shatner returned home to find Kidd floating face down near the deep-end of their swimming pool. After alerting 911, the panicked Shatner dove into the pool to recover her, but was unable to revive her. Nerine Shatner was declared dead at the scene by paramedics at 10:30pm. The next day, the visibly shaken icon held a press conference and made the following brief statement: "My beautiful wife is dead. She meant everything to me. Her laughter, her tears and her joy will remain with me the rest of my life." An official investigation of Kidd's death, conducted by the L.A.P.D., quickly ruled out foul play and the death was subsequently ruled an accident. Ever the trooper, Shatner soldiered on, soon becoming a ubiquitous presence on TV as the host, narrator or subject of countless cable series, specials and documentaries. In 2002 he released the DVD/video project "Mind Meld: Behind the Voyages of a Lifetime," in which he and his "Trek" co-star and best friend Nimoy engaged in a filmed conversation about their shared experiences. The unusually intimate interview was, as Mr. Spock would say, "quite fascinating," as the two actors - polar opposites in personality and appearance - discussed the development of their unlikely bond and their personal issues such as Nimoy's alcoholism, Shatner's troubled relationships with his wives, and the resentment they both encountered from their "Star Trek" co-stars.

Entering what appeared to be the post-"Trek" phase of his career, Shatner embraced the kitschy side of his appeal in the 2000s and deftly employed his dry, self-deprecating wit to stay in the public eye. Shatner adroitly spoofed both his hammy reputation and his sci-fi icon status in dozens of film, TV and commercial projects, typically by playing himself. Some of Shatner's most memorable comedic turns as himself included "The Larry Sanders Show" (HBO, 1992-98), "Futurama" (Fox, 1999-2003), the Eddie Murphy-Robert De Niro comedy "Showtime" (2002), the sports comedy "Dodgeball" (2004) and, most effectively, in the charming 1998 feature film comedy "Free Enterprise." The latter movie, an autobiographical memoir of a sci-fi and film-obsessed director and his screenwriter buddy, was conceived by director Mark Robert Burnette and screenwriter/sci-fi journalist Mark Altman. At first, the pair approached Shatner to play himself as the super cool, Kirk-like idol of their youths but instead, Shatner himself personally convinced the filmmakers to go the other way. Misunderstood, unlucky at love and grandly delusional, the switch resulted in an effective and endearing performance from Shatner as Shatner.

Forging ahead into the new millennium, the actor forged yet another fresh career arc. After successful second and third acts, the septuagenarian Shatner revitalized his career yet again by reinventing himself as a wily, self-deprecating comedian. In 2003, Shatner shocked his fans by making a switch back to dramatic acting, appearing in six episodes of the final season of the long-running ABC legal drama "The Practice" (1997-2004). In a winning performance as James Spader's mentor, the eccentric legal legend Denny Crane, Shatner won an Emmy as Best Guest Actor in a Dramatic Series. "Practice" creator David E. Kelley eventually carried the character over into the spin-off series "Boston Legal" (ABC, 2004-08). Reprising his role as Crane, Shatner won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries, Movie or Series for his portrayal in the first season, followed by another Emmy in 2005; this time as Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. That same year, Shatner revisited his musical ambitions with the 2004 album Has Been, which was produced by popular singer-songwriter Ben Folds. Unlike Shatner's earlier efforts, however, this album was well-received, and its tunes ranged from the intentionally amusing to the profoundly moving.

Clearly having a ball, the newly hip Shatner had a fun turn in the 2004 comedy "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story" as the Chancellor of the playground game turned ESPN-8 competitive sport. He also voiced Ozzie, a possum given to highly theatrical death scenes when "playing possum," in the CGI-animated adaptation of the comic strip "Over the Hedge" (2006). Less successful was a decidedly over-the-top stint as the game show host on the short-lived 2006 ABC effort "Show Me the Money." On the other hand, Comedy Central scored major ratings with its 2006 televised roast of the actor, in which the notorious ham was skewered by such friends, co-stars and fellow celebrities as Jason Alexander, Sandra Bullock, Ben Stiller, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols and Kevin Pollack.

In 2007, Shatner again found himself nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for portraying Denny Crane, a feat he repeated in 2008 and 2009. Meanwhile, he was set to host "Shatner's Raw Nerve" (2007-08), a half-hour talk show on the Biography Channel where he interviewed celebrities and politicians on a wide range of topics. That was, when he was not online making his displeasure with the "Star Trek" (2009) reboot and its director, J.J. Abrams known to fans via the Internet throughout late 2007 and into 2008. When Nimoy was attached to the film, Shatner found numerous ways to voice his displeasure over not being included - to the point where Abrams was forced to address the issue in interviews, insisting it was nothing personal. Rumors abounded that it was more a financial issue, with Paramount unwilling to pony up the cash for both original "Trek" stars to appear in the reimagining. Regardless, Shatner was in the film in spirit, if not in the flesh, and the franchise enjoyed a great opening weekend and summer haul. Shatner next appeared as himself in the indie comedy-drama "Fanboys" (2009). He continued working steadily in small roles in TV and film as the 2010s dawned, along with larger roles in the sitcom "S--t My Dad Says" (CBS 2010-11) and the reality series "Better Late Than Never" (NBC 2016-18), in which we engaged in filmed adventures with fellow aging celebrities.

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Star Trek III: The Search for SpockStream

Actor
Admiral James T. Kirk
Movie
1984
78%

Celebrity Daredevils

Self
Studio host
Show
1983

T.J. HookerStream

Actor
Sgt. T.J. Hooker
Series
1982

Police Squad!

Guest Star
Series
1982
90%

T.J. Hooker

Actor
Sgt. T.J. Hooker
Movie
1982

Star Trek II: The Wrath of KhanStream

Actor
Admiral James T. Kirk
Movie
1982
87%

Airplane II: The Sequel

Actor
Cdr. Buck Murdock
Movie
1982

Entertainment Tonight

Guest
News
1981

The Babysitter

Actor
Dr. Jeff Benedict
Movie
1980

The Planet Beyond Time

Actor
Captain Kirk
Movie
1980

The Kidnapping of the President

Actor
Jerry O'Connor
Movie
1980

Riel

Actor
The Barker
Movie
1980

Une soirée mouvementée

Actor
Movie
1980

CBS News Sunday MorningStream

Guest
News
1979

Star Trek: The Motion PictureStream

Actor
Admiral/Captain James T. Kirk
Movie
1979
52%

Colapso

Actor
Movie
1978

Vuelo 401 en Peligro

Actor
Movie
1978

Land of No Return

Actor
Curt Benell
Movie
1978

Crash

Actor
Carl Tobias
Movie
1978

Little Women

Actor
Prof. Friedrich Bhaer
Movie
1978

The Third Walker

Actor
Munro Maclean
Movie
1978

How the West Was WonStream

Guest Star
Series
1977

Kingdom of the Spiders

Actor
Dr. Robert "Rack" Hansen
Movie
1977

A Whale of a Tale

Actor
Dr. Jack Fredericks
Movie
1977

Universe

Narrator
Show
1976

Colombo: Ciak si uccide

Actor
Detective Lucerne; Ward Fowler
Movie
1976

Perilous Voyage

Actor
Steve Monroe
Movie
1976

Good Morning America

Guest
News
1975

Saturday Night LiveStream

Guest Star
Series
1975

Saturday Night LiveStream

Host
Series
1975

Barbary Coast

Actor
Jeff Cable
Series
1975

The Barbary Coast

Actor
Jeff Cable
Movie
1975

Snowman

Actor
Curt Benell
Movie
1975

The Devil's Rain

Actor
Mark Preston
Movie
1975

Lives of Ben Franklin: The Statesman

Actor
Movie
1975

Police Woman

Guest Star
Mark Ciprio
Series
1974

Petrocelli

Guest Star
Series
1974

TattletalesStream

Guest
Game Show
1974

Big Bad MamaStream

Actor
William J. Baxter
Movie
1974
75%

Indict and Convict

Actor
Sam Belden
Movie
1974

Pray for the Wildcats

Actor
Warren Summerfield
Movie
1974

Impulse

Actor
Matt Stone
Movie
1974

Amy Prentiss, AKA: The Chief

Actor
Bill Parkins
Movie
1974

Amy Prentiss: Baptism of Fire

Actor
Bill Parkins
Movie
1974

Amy Prentiss: The Desperate World of Jane Doe

Actor
Bill Parkins
Movie
1974

Star Trek: The Animated SeriesStream

Voice
Capt. James T. Kirk
Series
1973

The Six Million Dollar ManStream

Guest Star
Josh Lang
Series
1973

Barnaby JonesStream

Guest Star
Series
1973

Pregúntale a Alicia

Actor
Movie
1973

The Horror at 37,000 Feet

Actor
Paul Kovalik
Movie
1973

Incident on a Dark StreetStream

Actor
Deaver G. Wallace
Movie
1973

Go Ask Alice

Actor
Sam
Movie
1973

Pioneer Woman

Actor
John Sergeant
Movie
1973

Les Pionniers

Actor
Movie
1973

Canada AM

Guest
Show
1972

The RookiesStream

Guest Star
Series
1972

Kung FuStream

Guest Star
Series
1972

The Sixth Sense

Guest Star
Show
1972

The People

Actor
Dr. Curtis
Movie
1972

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Actor
George Stapleton
Movie
1972

L'Intruse

Actor
Movie
1972

ColumboStream

Guest Star
Detective Lucerne; Ward Fowler
Series
1971

Police Surgeon

Guest Star
Joe Platt
Show
1971

A Pattern of Morality

Actor
Movie
1971

Night Gallery

Guest Star
Series
1970

Andersonville Trial

Actor
Col. Chipman
Show
1970

Tarot

Actor
Peter
Movie
1970

Marcus Welby, M.D.Stream

Guest Star
Dr. Bellings
Series
1969

Sole Survivor

Actor
Lt. Col. Josef Gronke
Movie
1969

The Name of the Game

Guest Star
Series
1968

MannixStream

Guest Star
Adam Langer
Series
1967

White Comanche

Actor
Johnny Moon/Notah
Movie
1967

Star TrekStream

Actor
Capt. James T. Kirk
Series
1966
80%

Incubus

Actor
Marc
Movie
1966

The Big Valley

Guest Star
Series
1965

The Merv Griffin Show

Guest
Talk
1965

For the People

Actor
David Koster
Show
1965

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.Stream

Guest Star
Series
1964
100%

12 O'Clock High

Guest Star
Series
1964

The Outrage

Actor
Preacher
Movie
1964

Alexander the Great

Actor
Alexander
Movie
1964

The FugitiveStream

Guest Star
Tony Burrell
Series
1963

The Outer LimitsStream

Actor
Col. / Brig. Gen. Jeff Barton
Series
1963
92%

The VirginianStream

Guest Star
Luke Milford
Series
1962

Shame

Actor
Adam Cramer
Movie
1962

Dr. Kildare

Guest Star
Series
1961

Judgment at NurembergStream

Actor
Captain Harrison Byers
Movie
1961
92%

The Explosive Generation

Actor
Peter Gifford
Movie
1961

ThrillerStream

Actor
Series
1960

Moment of Fear

Self
Show
1960

The Twilight ZoneStream

Actor
Bob Wilson
Series
1959
92%

77 Sunset Strip

Guest Star
Paul DeVinger
Series
1958

The Brothers KaramazovStream

Actor
Alexi Karamazov
Movie
1958
25%

Alfred Hitchcock PresentsStream

Actor
John Crane
Series
1955

GunsmokeStream

Guest Star
Fred Bateman
Series
1955

Climax!Stream

Actor
Series
1954

TodayStream

Guest
News
1952

The Butler's Night Off

Actor
Crook
Movie
1951

What's My Line?Stream

Guest
Game Show
1950

Studio OneStream

Guest Star
Series
1948

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