William Shatner

William Shatner

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Age
83
Birthday
Mar. 22nd, 1931
Born in
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Height
5' 9 1/2

William Shatner's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Boston Legal TV Show
Boston Legal
Star Trek: The Original Series TV Show
Star Trek: The Original Series
$#*! My Dad Says TV Show
$#*! My Dad Says
Star Trek: The Animated Series TV Show
Star Trek: The Animated Series
Ironside TV Show
Ironside
T.J. Hooker TV Show
T.J. Hooker
Rescue 911 TV Show
Rescue 911
World Poker Tour TV Show
World Poker Tour
Police Squad! TV Show
Police Squad!
Tek War TV Show
Tek War
How the West Was Won TV Show
How the West Was Won
The Match Game TV Show
The Match Game
200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons TV Show
200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons
Shatner's Raw Nerve TV Show
Shatner's Raw Nerve
Weird or What? TV Show
Weird or What?
Fridays TV Show
Fridays
Celebrity Bowling TV Show
Celebrity Bowling
So Graham Norton (UK) TV Show
So Graham Norton (UK)
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors TV Show
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors
The Real History of Science Fiction (UK) TV Show
The Real History of Science Fiction (UK)
Aftermath with William Shatner TV Show
Aftermath with William Shatner
Barbary Coast TV Show
Barbary Coast
Invasion Iowa TV Show
Invasion Iowa
How William Shatner Changed the World TV Show
How William Shatner Changed the World
Insight TV Show
Insight
Life and Times (CA) TV Show
Life and Times (CA)
Omnibus TV Show
Omnibus
Outlaws (1960) TV Show
Outlaws (1960)
V Graham Norton (UK) TV Show
V Graham Norton (UK)
Amy Prentiss TV Show
Amy Prentiss
A Twist in the Tale (UK) TV Show
A Twist in the Tale (UK)
CBS Playhouse TV Show
CBS Playhouse
Dateline: Hollywood TV Show
Dateline: Hollywood
For the People (1965) TV Show
For the People (1965)
Mars Rising TV Show
Mars Rising
Perversions of Science TV Show
Perversions of Science
Showbiz Today TV Show
Showbiz Today
Space Cadets (UK) (1997) TV Show
Space Cadets (UK) (1997)
Studio One TV Show
Studio One
Tattletales TV Show
Tattletales
Testimony of Two Men TV Show
Testimony of Two Men
The Reporter TV Show
The Reporter
Channing TV Show
Channing
Fast Cars & Superstars -- The Gillette Young Guns Celebrity Race TV Show
Fast Cars & Superstars -- The Gillette Young Guns Celebrity Race
Saturday Night Clive (UK) TV Show
Saturday Night Clive (UK)
Show Me the Money TV Show
Show Me the Money
Tinseltown TV (UK) TV Show
Tinseltown TV (UK)
 

Main Movie Roles

2008 - Fanboys
2006 - The Wild
2006 - Over the Hedge
2004 - DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story
2002 - Showtime
2001 - Osmosis Jones
2000 - Falcon Down
2000 - Miss Congeniality
1998 - Free Enterprise
1997 - Trekkies
1994 - Star Trek: Generations
1993 - Loaded Weapon 1
1991 - Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
1991 - Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
1989 - Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
1986 - Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
1984 - Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
1982 - Airplane II: The Sequel
1979 - Star Trek: The Motion Picture
1977 - Kingdom of the Spiders
1975 - The Devil's Rain
1974 - Impulse
1974 - Big Bad Mama
1961 - Judgment at Nuremberg
1958 - The Brothers Karamazov

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Dr. Carl Noyes
6
Assistant District Attorney Earl Rhodes
5
The Big Giant Head
5
Denny Crane
4
Paul De Vinger
4
Himself - Guest
2
Paul Graves
2
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Handsome Canadian-born actor who - despite his detractors - has notched up an impressive 50-years-plus in front of the camera, most recently displaying comedic talent, and being instantly recognizable to several generations of cult TV fans as the square-jawed Capt. James T. Kirk, commander of the starship USS Enterprise.

Shatner spent many years honing his craft in TV and live theater before debuting alongside 'Yul Brynner' in The Brothers Karamazov (1958). He was kept busy during the 1960s in films such as The Intruder (1962) and Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) and on television guest-starring in dozens of shows such as "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" (1955), "The Defenders" (1961), "The Outer Limits" (1963) and "The Twilight Zone" (1959). In 1966 Shatner boarded the USS Enterprise for three seasons of "Star Trek" (1966), co-starring alongside 'Leonard Nimoy', with the series eventually becoming a bona-fide cult classic with a worldwide legion of fans known as "Trekkies".

After "Star Trek" folded, Shatner spent the rest of the decade and the 1970s making the rounds guest-starring on many prime-time TV shows, including "Hawaii Five-O" (1968), "Marcus Welby, M.D." (1969) and "Ironside" (1967). He has also appeared in several feature films, but they were mainly B-grade (or lower) fare such as the embarrassingly bad Euro western Comanche blanco (1968) (aka The White Comanche) and the campy Kingdom of the Spiders (1977). However, the 1980s saw a major resurgence in Shatner's career with the renewed interest in the old "Star Trek" (1966) television series culminating in a series of big-budget "Star Trek" feature films including Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979), Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan (1982), 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). In addition, he starred in the lightweight cop series "T.J. Hooker" (1982) from 1982 to 1986, alongside spunky Heather Locklear, and surprised many fans with his droll comedic talents in Airplane II: The Sequel (1982), Loaded Weapon 1 (1993) and Miss Congeniality (2000).

He has most recently been starring in the David E. Kelley (I) television shows "The Practice" (1997) and "Boston Legal" (2004).


TRIVIA:
  • Nearly ten years after acting in _Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)_ (qv), whose plot involved rescuing humpback whales, Shatner narrated a television documentary about endangered species (including humpbacks), in which he became emotional to the point of weeping.
  • Released an album titled 'Has Been' in 2004. The album was produced by 'Ben Folds' (qv) who also plays on the album. Other guest performers on the album include Joe Jackson, Aimee Mann, Henry Rollins and Adrian Belew.
  • Often jogged for charity from 1976-1980. Running to support the Olympics held in his hometown of Montreal and for late Canadian amputee Terry Fox and his cross country marathon.
  • Was one of the guests at 'Sandra Bullock' (qv)'s and 'Jesse James (VII)' (qv)' wedding.
  • Produces and hosts the annual Hollywood Charity Horse Show which he founded in 1990. Over 1.25 million dollars has been raised for children's charities, such as Ahead With Horses, L.A.'s BEST and Children's Museum of Los Angeles.
  • Was mentioned in 'David Fincher' (qv)'s 1999 film, _Fight Club (1999)_ (qv). When Tyler asks the Narrator who he'd fight, the Narrator ponders for a moment and replies, "Shatner. I'd fight William Shatner".
  • Did most of his own stunts for _Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)_ (qv), even though he had a stunt double, 'John Meier (I)' (qv).
  • Mr. Lemli, a character from the original _"Star Trek" (1966)_ (qv) series played by 'Roger Holloway' (qv), was named after his three daughters Elizabeth, Leslie and Melanie.


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