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William Shatner

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 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.

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Mar 22, 1931 In Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Greatest
Latest Project:
Series Stars on Mars 2023-06-05
Known For
Poster of Bob Patterson
Poster of seaQuest DSV
Poster of Naked City
Poster of Omnibus
Series The Greatest 2024
Series Stars on Mars Self - Host 2023-06-05
Movie Fireheart Mayor of New York (voice) 2022-01-16
Movie A Tear in the Sky 2022-05-03
Movie WWE Hall Of Fame 2020 Himself 2021-04-06
Movie Clifford the Big Red Dog Clifford (voice) 2021-11-10
Movie Expedition Unknown: Shark Trek Self 2021-07-12
Movie 2021 and Done with Snoop Dogg & Kevin Hart Self 2021-12-28
Movie Creators: The Past Lord Oghma 2020-10-08
Series The UnXplained Self - Host 2019-07-19
Movie To Your Last Death The Overseer (voice) 2019-11-30
Movie Aliens Ate My Homework Phillogenus esk Piemondum (Phil) (voice) 2018-03-06
Movie The Steam Engines of Oz Oscar "Oz" Diggs (voice) 2018-05-08
Movie The Truth Is in the Stars Himself 2017-05-01
Movie Heroes Manufactured Self (archive footage) 2017-03-10
Movie Not a War Story 2017-06-30
Series The Indian Detective David Marlowe 2017-11-23
Movie Batman vs. Two-Face Harvey Dent / Two-Face (voice) 2017-11-14
Movie A Sunday Horse Kenneth Roubidoux 2016-02-15
Movie They Came from the Swamp: The Films of William Grefé Himself (voice only) 2016-04-19
Movie Star Trek: Inside the Roddenberry Vault Self 2016-12-05
Movie Koko: The Gorilla Who Talks to People Self 2016-06-15
Movie For the Love of Spock Himself 2016-09-09
Movie Range 15 Richard Chindler 2016-06-15
Movie A Christmas Horror Story Dangerous Dan 2015-07-20
Movie Tom Felton Meets the Superfans Self 2015-03-23
Movie Just in Time for Christmas Coachman Nick 2015-12-05
Movie Baby, Baby, Baby Actor 2015-10-30
Movie Being Canadian Self 2015-09-18
Movie Chaos on the Bridge Himself 2014-08-25
Movie To Be Takei Self 2014-08-22
Movie Still Kicking Himself 2013-01-08
Movie Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale Himself 2013-12-11
Movie Escape from Planet Earth General Shanker (voice) 2013-02-14
Movie Get a Life! Himself 2012-07-28
Movie Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey Core (voice) 2012-12-02
Movie Horrorween Himself 2012-10-26
Movie Classic TV Bloopers Uncensored Himself 2011-01-01
Movie Corman's World Self - Actor 2011-12-16
Movie The Space Shuttle Narrator 2011-07-01
Movie The Captains Himself 2011-07-22
Movie Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen Himself - Roaster 2011-09-19
Movie William Shatner Sings O Canada Himself 2011-07-26
Series $#*! My Dad Says Dr. Edison Milford Goodson III 2010-09-23
Series Weird or What? 2010-04-21
Movie William Shatner's Gonzo Ballet Himself 2009-04-17
Movie Fanboys Himself 2009-02-06
Movie Star Trek: The Captains' Summit Self 2009-04-12
Series Million Dollar Password Unknown 2008-06-01
Series Extraordinary Animals 2008-01-02
Series Everest Norman Kelly 2008-08-31
Series Shatner's Raw Nerve 2008-12-02
Movie Gotta Catch Santa Claus Santa Claus (voice) 2008-12-11
Movie The Pixar Story James T. Kirk (archive footage) 2007-08-28
Movie WWE: The Best of Raw 15th Anniversary Himself 2007-12-26
Series Mars Rising Narrator (voice) 2007-10-07
Movie Stalking Santa Narrator 2006-03-31
Movie 40 Years of Star Trek Self 2006-01-01
Series The Henry Rollins Show Unknown 2006-04-01
Movie William Shatner in Concert Self 2006-03-22
Movie Over the Hedge Ozzie (voice) 2006-05-17
Movie The Wild Kazar (voice) 2006-04-06
Movie Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner Self 2006-08-20
Series Show Me the Money 2006-11-14
Series Psych Frank O'Hara 2006-07-07
Movie Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous Stan Fields 2005-03-11
Series Invasion Iowa Col. Shane Yeager 2005-03-29
Movie Lil' Pimp Tony Gold (voice) 2005-01-11
Series Spaced Out Himself 2005-12-16
Series The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
Movie Merry F#%$in' Christmas Self 2005-11-27
Movie How William Shatner Changed The World Himself - Host / Narrator 2005-11-13
Movie Birth of a Timeless Legacy 2004-01-01
Movie Kiss 'N' Tell: Romance in the 23rd Century 2004-01-01
Movie Sci-Fi Visionaries 2004-01-01
Series Best Week Ever Unknown 2004-01-23
Series Boston Legal Denny Crane 2004-10-03
Series Atomic Betty Jim 2004-09-17
Series The Tony Danza Show 2004-09-13
Movie DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story Dodgeball Chancellor 2004-06-18
Series World Poker Tour Unknown 2003-03-30
Series Chilly Beach The President 2003-09-03
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie A Carol Christmas Dr. Bob / Ghost of Christmas Present 2003-12-07
Movie Christmas from Hollywood Self (archive footage) 2003-11-13
Series Cosmic Odyssey 2002-02-20
Movie Showtime William Shatner 2002-03-14
Movie Shoot or Be Shot! Harvey Wilkes 2002-01-25
Movie American Psycho II: All American Girl Robert Starkman 2002-04-22
Movie Groom Lake John Gossner 2002-09-21
Movie Spplat Attack 2002-11-10
Series One-Hit Wonders 2002-05-10
Movie Osmosis Jones Mayor Phlegmming (voice) 2001-08-10
Movie Falcon Down Major Robert Carson 2001-04-17
Series Good Day Live Unknown 2001-09-17
Series Bob Patterson Unknown 2001-10-02
Movie Mind Meld: Secrets Behind the Voyage of a Lifetime Himself 2001-11-06
Movie Festival in Cannes Self 2001-11-03
Series Star Trek: Enterprise Unknown 2001-09-26
Movie Miss Congeniality Stan Fields 2000-12-22
Movie Atomic Journeys: Welcome to Ground Zero Narrator (Voice) 2000-10-03
Movie Nukes in Space Narrator 1999-01-01
Series A Twist in the Tale 1999-02-06
Series The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn Unknown 1999-03-30
Series Futurama Unknown 1999-03-28
Movie Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman James T. Kirk 1998-01-01
Movie Jefftowne Himself 1998-01-18
Movie Free Enterprise Bill 1998-06-04
Movie Land of the Free Aidan Carvell 1998-11-24
Series Perversions of Science Unknown 1997-06-07
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie Trekkies Self 1997-10-18
Movie Dead Man's Island Chase Prescott 1996-03-05
Series Muppets Tonight Unknown 1996-03-08
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-08-21
Movie The Prisoner of Zenda, Inc. Michael Gatewick 1996-09-01
Movie Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond Self 1996-10-06
Movie William Shatner's Star Trek Memories Host 1995-01-01
Movie Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie Narrator 1995-09-29
Movie The Atomic Bomb Collection Narrator 1995-01-05
Movie TekWar: TekLords Walter H. Bascom 1994-02-20
Movie TekWar Walter H. Bascom 1994-01-23
Movie TekWar: TekLab Walter H. Bascom 1994-02-27
Movie Star Trek: A Captain's Log Himself/Host 1994-11-30
Series TekWar Walter H. Bascom 1994-12-22
Movie TekWar: TekJustice Walter H. Bascom 1994-05-14
Movie William Shatner: Captain's Log 1994-11-30
Movie Star Trek: Generations James T. Kirk 1994-11-18
Movie National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 General Mortars 1993-02-04
Movie Your Guide to Star Trek: Generations Himself 1993-01-01
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie Family of Strangers Earl 1993-02-21
Series seaQuest DSV Unknown 1993-09-12
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Series The Larry Sanders Show Unknown 1992-08-15
Series Eek! The Cat Star Commander Berzerk 1992-09-11
Movie Boomerang Captain James Tiberius Kirk (archive footage) 1992-06-30
Movie Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey Captain James Tiberius Kirk (archive footage) 1991-07-19
Movie Star Trek: 25th Anniversary Special Self - Host 1991-09-28
Movie Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Captain James T. Kirk 1991-12-06
Series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Unknown 1990-09-10
Movie Voices That Care Self - Choir Member 1990-02-28
Series Rescue 911 Host 1989-04-18
Movie Star Trek V: The Final Frontier Captain James T. Kirk 1989-06-09
Movie Broken Angel Chuck Coburn 1988-03-13
Series LIVE with Kelly and Mark Unknown 1988-09-05
Movie The Star Trek Saga: From One Generation to the Next Himself 1988-10-03
Movie Seasons Narrator (voice) 1987-06-11
Movie Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Admiral James T. Kirk 1986-11-26
Movie Super Duper Bloopers Himself 1986-01-01
Movie The Canadian Conspiracy 1985-01-01
Movie Night of 100 Stars II Self 1985-03-10
Series The Ray Bradbury Theater Unknown 1985-05-21
Movie Secrets of a Married Man Chris Jordan 1984-09-24
Movie Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Admiral James T. Kirk 1984-06-01
Series Police Squad! Poisoned Man 1982-03-04
Movie Night of 100 Stars Self 1982-03-08
Series Late Night with David Letterman Unknown 1982-02-01
Movie Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Admiral James T. Kirk 1982-06-04
Series T. J. Hooker Sgt TJ Hooker 1982-03-13
Movie Visiting Hours Gary Baylor 1982-05-21
Movie Airplane II: The Sequel Cdr. Buck Murdock 1982-12-10
Movie The Babysitter Dr. Jeff Benedict 1980-11-28
Movie The Kidnapping of the President Jerry O'Connor 1980-08-15
Movie Disaster on the Coastliner Stuart Peters 1979-10-28
Movie Star Trek: The Motion Picture Admiral James T. Kirk 1979-12-07
Movie The Crash of Flight 401 Carl Tobias 1978-10-29
Movie The Third Walker Munro Maclean 1978-01-01
Movie The Bastard Paul Revere 1978-05-22
Series Little Women Prof. Friedrich Bhaer 1978-10-02
Movie Land of No Return Curt Benell 1978-08-01
Series How the West Was Won Unknown 1977-02-06
Series The Oregon Trail Unknown 1977-09-21
Movie Kingdom of the Spiders Dr. Robert 'Rack' Hansen 1977-08-24
Movie Microworld 1976-01-01
Movie Mysteries of the Gods Host 1976-03-17
Movie Universe Narrator 1976-01-01
Series Battle of the Network Stars Unknown 1976-11-13
Movie A Whale of a Tale Jack Fredericks 1976-09-03
Movie The Tenth Level Prof. Stephen Turner 1976-08-26
Movie Perilous Voyage Steve Monroe 1976-06-29
Movie Mitzi & 100 Guys Self 1975-03-24
Movie The Devil's Rain Mark Preston 1975-07-01
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series Barbary Coast Jeff Cable 1975-09-08
Movie Pray for the Wildcats Warren Summerfield 1974-01-23
Series Police Woman Unknown 1974-09-13
Series Petrocelli Unknown 1974-09-11
Series Amy Prentiss Unknown 1974-12-01
Movie Impulse Matt Stone 1974-10-01
Movie Big Bad Mama William J. Baxter 1974-09-19
Movie Go Ask Alice Sam 1973-01-24
Movie Incident on a Dark Street Deaver G. Wallace 1973-01-13
Movie The Horror at 37,000 Feet Paul Kovalik 1973-02-13
Series The Magician Ed Cassidy 1973-10-02
Movie Pioneer Woman John Sergeant 1973-12-19
Series Police Story Unknown 1973-03-20
Series Star Trek James T. Kirk (voice) 1973-09-08
Series The Sixth Sense Unknown 1972-01-15
Movie The People Dr. Curtis 1972-01-22
Series Kung Fu Unknown 1972-10-14
Series The Rookies Unknown 1972-09-11
Movie The Hound of the Baskervilles George Stapleton 1972-02-12
Series Columbo Unknown 1971-09-15
Series Vanished Dave Paulick 1971-03-08
Movie Swing Out, Sweet Land John Adams 1970-01-01
Movie Sole Survivor Lt. Col. Josef Gronke 1970-01-09
Movie The Andersonville Trial Col. Chipman 1970-05-17
Series Clangers Narrator 1969-11-16
Movie Alexander The Great Alexander 1968-01-26
Series The Name of the Game Unknown 1968-09-20
Series Hawaii Five-O Unknown 1968-09-20
Movie White Comanche Johnny Moon / Notah 1968-06-21
Series Ironside Unknown 1967-03-28
Series Mannix Unknown 1967-09-16
Series Off to See the Wizard Alexander the Great 1967-09-08
Series Star Trek James T. Kirk 1966-09-08
Series Mission: Impossible Unknown 1966-09-17
Series CBS Playhouse Unknown 1966-12-08
Movie Incubus Marc 1966-10-26
Series For the People David Koster 1965-01-31
Series Miss USA Unknown 1965-06-04
Series The F.B.I. Unknown 1965-09-19
Series The Big Valley Unknown 1965-09-15
Series The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Unknown 1964-09-22
Movie The Outrage Preacher 1964-10-07
Series The Reporter Horner 1964-09-25
Series Arrest and Trial Unknown 1963-09-15
Series The Outer Limits Unknown 1963-09-16
Movie Operation Bikini Narrator (voice) (uncredited) 1963-03-26
Series The Fugitive Unknown 1963-09-17
Series Burke's Law Unknown 1963-09-20
Series Channing Tom 1963-09-18
Series Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Unknown 1963-10-04
Series The Virginian Unknown 1962-09-19
Movie The Intruder Adam Cramer 1962-05-14
Series The Defenders 1961-09-16
Series The Dick Powell Show Unknown 1961-09-26
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Movie Judgment at Nuremberg Harrison Byers 1961-12-18
Movie The Explosive Generation Peter Gifford 1961-10-19
Series Police Surgeon Joe Flatt 1960-09-10
Series Thriller Unknown 1960-09-13
Series Outlaws Unknown 1960-09-26
Series Insight Mike Burnett 1960-10-02
Series Route 66 Unknown 1960-10-07
Series One Step Beyond Unknown 1959-01-20
Movie City Out of Time Narrator 1959-04-15
Series The Twilight Zone Don Carter 1959-10-02
Series NBC Sunday Showcase Thomas Gore 1959-09-20
Series Naked City Unknown 1958-09-30
Movie The Brothers Karamazov Alexi Karamazov 1958-02-20
Series Suspicion Eli 1957-09-30
Movie The Defender (Studio One) Kenneth Preston 1957-02-25
Series The Kaiser Aluminum Hour Peterson 1956-07-03
Series This Is Your Life Unknown 1955-07-29
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1955-10-02
Series Climax! Unknown 1954-10-07
Series Space Command 1953-03-13
Series Omnibus Unknown 1952-11-09
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
Series Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07
Series Howdy Doody Ranger Bob 1947-12-27