Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy

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Age
83
Birthday
Mar. 26th, 1931
Born in
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Height
6' 1"

Leonard Nimoy's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Fringe TV Show
Fringe
Star Trek: The Next Generation TV Show
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Star Trek: The Original Series TV Show
Star Trek: The Original Series
Star Trek: The Animated Series TV Show
Star Trek: The Animated Series
Mission: Impossible (1966) TV Show
Mission: Impossible (1966)
Star Trek: Beyond the Final Frontier TV Show
Star Trek: Beyond the Final Frontier
The Silent Service TV Show
The Silent Service
Malibu U. TV Show
Malibu U.
 

Main Movie Roles

2009 - Star Trek
2009 - Land of the Lost
2001 - Atlantis: The Lost Empire
1997 - A Life Apart: Hasidism in America
1997 - Trekkies
1994 - The Pagemaster
1994 - Destiny in Space
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
1964 - Seven Days in May
1951 - Rhubarb

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
General Konrad (Voiced)
13
Vince
8
Elias Grice
4
Emeterio Vasquez
4
Winnoa
3
Benjamin Frome
3
Himself - Narrator
3
Harry Wells
2
Yellow Wolf
2
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Raised in a Boston tenement, acting in community theaters since age eight, Leonard 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) (TV).


TRIVIA:
  • Was approached to direct _Star Trek: Generations (1994)_ (qv), as well as appear as Spock in the film. He declined because Spock's role in the movie would have been a cameo. Nimoy stated that he did not want to play Spock, or direct any Star Trek movie in which Spock was not an integral part of the plot. Spock's character was consequently edited from the script.
  • In books over the years the "unpronouncable" full name of his Star Trek character is S'chn-T' Gaii Spock, son of S'chn-T' Gaii Sarek (of Skon and Solkar) of Vulcan.
  • Often nicknamed "the other Dr. Spock" for his degrees in Biology and Photography.
  • Also directed the 1984 'The Bangles' (qv) video: "Going Down To Liverpool".
  • Along with 'Majel Barrett' (qv), he is one of only two actors to appear in both the first and last episodes of the original _"Star Trek" (1966)_ (qv) series.
  • The "Vulcan nerve pinch" concept on _"Star Trek" (1966)_ (qv) was invented by Nimoy when he and the show's writers were trying to figure out how an unarmed Spock could overpower an adversary without resorting to violence.
  • He has one stepson, named Aaron.
  • 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.


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