William Shatner

William Shatner

Actor, Director, Writer, Executive Producer

BIO

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William Shatner (born March 22, 1931) is a Canadian actor, musician, singer, author, film director, spokesman and comedian. He gained worldwide fame and became a cultural icon for his portrayal of Captain James Tiberius Kirk, commander of the Federation starship USS Enterprise, in the science fiction television series Star Trek, from 1966 to 1969; Star Trek: The Animated Series from 1973 to 1974, and in seven of the subsequent Star Trek feature films from 1979 to 1994. He has written a series of books chronicling his experiences playing Captain Kirk and being a part of Star Trek, and has co-written several novels set in the Star Trek universe. He has also authored a series of science fiction novels called TekWar that were adapted for television.

Shatner also played the eponymous veteran police sergeant in T. J. Hooker from 1982 to 1986. Afterwards, he hosted the reality-based television series Rescue 911 from 1989 to 1996, which won a People's Choice Award for Favorite New TV Dramatic Series. He has since worked as a musician, author, director and celebrity pitchman. From 2004 to 2008, he starred as attorney Denny Crane in the television dramas The Practice and its spin-off Boston Legal, for which he won two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award.

Birthday

March 22, 1931

Place of birth

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Known for

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The Truth Is in the Stars

William Shatner sits down with scientists, innovators and celebrities to discuss how the optimism... Read more

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When Elephants Were Young

A young man and his young elephant street beg in gritty Bangkok amid the controversial elephant b... Read more

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Christmas from Hollywood

Dozens of stars--including Arnold Schwarzeneggar, Bob Hope, and more--demonstrate how the yuletid... Read more

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How William Shatner Changed The World

William Shatner presents a light-hearted look at how the "Star Trek" TV series have influenced an... Read more

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William Shatner Presents: Chaos on the Bridge

Canadian acting legend William Shatner takes viewers inside the creation of Star Trek: The Next G... Read more

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Mysteries of the Gods

William Shatner explores the theory that the U.S. government is involved in a cover-up of visitin... Read more

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The Captain's Summit

The Captains Summit documents the first time in Star Trek history that four stars who at some poi... Read more

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Jefftowne

jefftowne is a 1998 documentary shot and directed by Daniel Kraus and distributed by Troma Entert... Read more

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Trinity And Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie

"Trinity and Beyond" is an unsettling yet visually fascinating documentary presenting the history... Read more

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City Out of Time

This Colin Low documentary from 1959 depicts Venice in all its splendor. In the tradition of Vene... Read more

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The Captains

The Captains is a feature length documentary film written and directed by William Shatner. The fi... Read more

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Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond

A star-studded tribute to Star Trek on its 30th anniversary, hosted by many of the stars and gues... Read more

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Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel

Chronicles the six-decade (so far) career of the U.S. film industry's most diverse, dogged and re... Read more

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Amazon: Land of the Flooded Forest

Explore an extraordinary region where water and land life intermingle six months out of the year. Read more

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Get a Life!

An EPIX Original documentary directed by William Shatner, based on his hugely popular book, in wh... Read more

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Being Canadian

What does it actually mean to be Canadian? This humorous documentary, featuring interviews with a... Read more

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Atomic Journeys: Welcome to Ground Zero

Through the use of spectacular, never-before-seen nuclear test footage, travels to ten former tes... Read more

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For the Love of Spock

A documentary film about the life of Star Trek's Mr. Spock as well as that of Leonard Nimoy, the ... Read more

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Trekkies

A hilarious look at the universe's most fervent fans. Read more

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Nukes in Space

U.S. nuclear tests in space, and the development of the military intercontinental ballistic missi... Read more

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Seasons

Poetry meets technology in this film about the cycle of the seasons. Narrated by William Shatner,... Read more

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William Shatner in Concert

William Shatner performs a concert of biographical songs that take the audience into the reality ... Read more

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Space Shuttle - Narrated by William Shatner

An idea born in unsettled times becomes a feat of engineering excellence. The most complex machin... Read more

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Microworld

William Shatner talks about the fascinating world of microelectronics, and allows us a glimpse in... Read more

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Not a War Story

Hollywood collides with a group of veterans who are tired of the typical PTSD and valor-portrayed... Read more

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Star Trek 25th Anniversary Special

Voyage through a celebrated past and into an exciting future! Read more

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Mind Meld: Secrets Behind the Voyage of a Lifetime

An unprecedented examination of the impact the Star Trek experience has had on the franchise's mo... Read more

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They Came from the Swamp: The Films of William Grefé

Savage! Sadistic! Thrill hungry! When it came to independent filmmaking in the sunshine state, Wi... Read more

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To Be Takei

Over seven decades, actor and activist George Takei journeyed from a World War II internment camp... Read more