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
General Konrad (Voiced)
Himself - Narrator
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).
- He has one stepson, named Aaron.
- 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.
- The mineral Yominium Sulfide crystals in _Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)_ (qv), is named him.
- 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).
- 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.
- Made both his first (the first ever _"Star Trek" (1966)_ (qv) episode 'The Cage') and last (the _"Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987)_ (qv) episode 'Unification Part II') 'Star Trek' appearances with 'Malachi Throne' (qv). Nimoy will again play Mr. Spock in Star Trek (2009).
- Of the seven original _"Star Trek" (1966)_ (qv) cast members, he is the only one to appear in the first pilot, 'The Cage'.
- Along with 'David McCallum (I)' (qv), 'Cliff Robertson (I)' (qv), 'Barbara Rush' (qv) and 'Peter Breck' (qv), he is one of only five actors to appear in both _"The Outer Limits" (1963)_ (qv) and the revival _"The Outer Limits" (1995)_ (qv).