William Shatner Biography

William "Bill" Shatner is a Canadian actor, singer, author, film director, spokesman, and comedian. He gained worldwide fame and became a cultural icon for his portrayal of James T. Kirk, Captain of the United Federation of Planets starship USS Enterprise, in the science fiction television series Star Trek, Star Trek: The Animated Series, and in seven of the subsequent Star Trek feature films. 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 written a series of science fiction novels called TekWar which was adapted for television.

Shatner also played the eponymous veteran police sergeant in T. J. Hooker. Afterwards, he hosted the reality-based television series Rescue 911, 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. He also memorably 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. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
William Shatner
Nationality:
Canada
Profession:
Actor, Musician, Novelist, Spokesperson, Film director, Television producer, Voice Actor, Screenwriter, Television Director, Singer
Ethnicity:
Jewish people, Polish Canadians
Religion:
Judaism
Date of Birth:
March 22, 1931 (88)
Astrological Sign:
Aries
Marriages
William Shatner Timeline
  • 1992-04-15
    William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy & DeForest Kelley inducted into National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame
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