Mar. 26th, 1931
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Leonard Nimoy's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2009 - 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
Himself - Host
Hoya - Saboteur
John Walking Fox
Himself - Host
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).
- Attended Antioch University, where he earned a Master of Education degree. He later received an honorary doctorate from the school in fall 2000.
- When 'Richard Widmark' (qv) left, Nimoy became the Friday night host for "The Mutual Radio Theater" on Mutual Radio (1980).
- Father of 'Adam Nimoy' (qv) and 'Julie Nimoy' (qv).
- Of the seven original _"Star Trek" (1966)_ (qv) cast members, he is the only one to appear in the first pilot, 'The Cage'.
- Born in Boston to Ukrainian Jewish immigrants.
- Appeared in episodes of three different series with 'James Doohan' (qv): _"Star Trek" (1966)_ (qv), _"Star Trek" (1973)_ (qv) and _"Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man" (1994)_ (qv).
- As a non-commissioned officer in the army, Nimoy was in charge of a platoon that included a 'Ken Berry (I)' (qv). Berry later said in an interview that he confided to Nimoy his ambitions to be a dancer and performer and Nimoy encouraged him to go to California at the end of his enlistment.
- Mentioned by 'Will Ferrell' (qv)'s Brennan in _Step Brothers (2008)_ (qv).