83 (passed away Feb. 27th, 2015)
Mar. 26th, 1931
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Leonard Nimoy's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2014 - To Be Takei
2013 - The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers
2012 - Star Trek 2
2009 - Star Trek
2005 - Ringers - Lord of the Fans
2001 - Atlantis: The Lost Empire
1997 - Trekkies
1997 - A Life Apart: Hasidism in America
1994 - The Pagemaster
1994 - The Pagemaster
1994 - Destiny in Space
1993 - Coneheads
1991 - Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
1989 - Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
1986 - Transformers: The Movie
1986 - Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
1984 - Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
1979 - Star Trek: The Motion Picture
1978 - Invasion of the Body Snatchers
1951 - Rhubarb
Guest TV Roles
Himself - Host
Mr. Spock in Star Trek
Himself - Host
Deputy Sheriff Johnny Swift
Leonard Simon Nimoy (March 26, 1931 ~ February 27, 2015) was an American actor, film director, photographer, author, poet, singer and songwriter. He was known for his role as Mr. Spock of the Star Trek franchise.
Born in the West End of Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Jewish immigrants from Iziaslav, Soviet Union (now Ukraine). His parents left Iziaslav separately—his father first walking over the border into Poland—and reunited in the United States. His mother, Dora (née Spinner), was a homemaker, and his father, Max Nimoy, owned a barbershop in the Mattapan section of Boston. He had an elder brother, Melvin.
Nimoy has be acting in community theaters since age eight, Nimoy didn't make his Hollywood debut he was 20, a bit part in Queen for a Day (1951) and another as a ballplayer in the perennial Rhubarb (1951). After two years in army he was still getting small, often uncredited parts - an army telex operator in Them! (1954), for example - but his part as Narab, a Martian finally friendly to Earth, in the closing scene in the corny Republic serial Zombies of the Stratosphere (1952), somewhat foreshadowed the role which would make him a household name--Mr. Spock, the half-human/half-Vulcan science officer of Star Trek (1966) one of TV's all-time most successful series. His performance won him three Emmy nominations and launched his career as a writer and director, notably of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986), the story of a humpback whale rescue that proved the most successful of the Star Trek movies.
Stage credits have included Fiddler on the Roof, Oliver, Camelot, and Equus. He has hosted the well-known TV series In Search of... (1976) and Ancient Mysteries (1996), authored several volumes of poetry and guest-starred on two episodes of The Simpsons (1989). He recently played Mustafa Mond in NBC's telling of Brave New World (1998).
- At 6' 1", he was the tallest member of the cast of the original _"Star Trek" (1966)_ (qv) series.
- Also directed the 1984 'The Bangles' (qv) video: "Going Down To Liverpool".
- Was 'William Shatner' (qv)'s Best Man at his third wedding to 'Nerine Kidd' (qv).
- His wife, Susan Bay, is a cousin of 'Michael Bay' (qv). Nimoy voiced the re-emerged Megatron, known as Galvatron in _The Transformers: The Movie (1986)_ (qv). Bay altogether re-invented Megatron for _Transformers (2007)_ (qv).
- Hit #121 on the Billboard Singles Chart in 1967 with "Visit to a Sad Planet" (Dot 17038)
- His father had a barbershop in Boston, where one of the more popular haircuts given was the "Spock cut."
- Suffers from tinnitus (ringing in the ears), along with _"Star Trek" (1966)_ (qv) co-star 'William Shatner' (qv). Nimoy's right ear and Shatner's left ear are affected. Their hearing was apparently damaged during the filming of the episode "Arena" when they were both close to a special effects explosion.
- Due to their similar deep voices, it was rumoured for years that Nimoy actually recorded the bulk of 'Orson Welles' (qv) Unicron dialogue in _The Transformers: The Movie (1986)_ (qv). Welles died before the film's release, but voice actress 'Susan Blu' (qv) has gone on record saying that Welles recorded all his lines before his death.