Mar. 22nd, 1931
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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William Shatner OC is a Canadian actor, author, producer, and director. In his seven decades of television, Shatner became a cultural icon for his portrayal of James T. Kirk, captain of the USS Enterprise, in the Star Trek franchise
- Money from his dad's Laval, Quebec hardware and furniture business supported him during the actor's job hunt in the U.S.
- Dr. James Kirkland, Ph.D wrote a 1996 "Star Trek" novel titled, "First Frontier". And in his acknowledgments, thanked Capt. Kirk (original series episode "Arena") for inspiration and being his childhood hero.
- Has appeared in episodes of six different series with 'Leonard Nimoy' (qv): _"The Man from U.N.C.L.E." (1964)_ (qv); _"Mission: Impossible" (1966)_ (qv); _"Star Trek" (1966)_ (qv); _"Star Trek" (1973)_ (qv); _"T.J. Hooker" (1982)_ (qv) and _"Futurama" (1999)_ (qv).
- He understudied 'Christopher Plummer (I)' (qv) in a stage production of "Henry V".
- Daughter 'Lisabeth Shatner' (qv) wrote the script for the _"T.J. Hooker" (1982)_ (qv) episode "Partners in Death" (1986).
- Once bought a horse from 'Chelsea Field' (qv)'s father who is also the father-in-law of 'Scott Bakula' (qv).
- 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.
- He had some worries about appearing in the _"Futurama" (1999)_ (qv) episode, "Where No Fan Has Gone Before". He spoke with 'Billy West (II)' (qv), who told Shatner that the cast and crew had nothing but respect for him. He agreed to continue.