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
- He and his wife, Elizabeth, have two Dobermans.
- Did a concert with crooner 'Brian Evans (I)' (qv) in Key West, joining the singer for his own style and rendition of the songs "Lady Is A Tramp" and "What Kind of Fool Am I".
- William Shatner expressed his sadness at not being asked to reprise his iconic role of Captain James T. Kirk for the new "Star Trek" film (2009). In response, Shatner wrote "Star Trek: Academy Collision Course" (with Judith and Garfield Reeves)as his own version of how Kirk and Spock met. In his version of the story, a teen aged Kirk gets into criminal trouble and is given a choice: Go to prison or join Starfleet. He, of course, joins Starfleet and meets Spock. But he does not meet any other major character from the "Star Trek" series. However, the story does tie into the first season episode "The Conscience Of The King" and Kirk meets his Starfleet bully, Finnigan from "Shore Leave".
- "Trek" novel cover artist Keith Birdsong names Shatner as the most difficult to render. His cheekbone structure, especially, when painting either the series or motion picture eras.
- He appeared in the music video and sang in the choir on the song "Voices That Care".
- Worked as a camp counselor, as a teen, at Camp B'nai Brith in the Laurentian Mountains in Quebec.
- Runs "SPLATT ATTACK!", a paintball recreation center in the US, and sometimes participates in the competitions.
- In 2001, he married Elizabeth Martin, a horse trainer who lost her husband to cancer in 1997. Their grief and their love of horses drew them together they currently live in Southern California.