William Shatner

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William Shatner

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Shatner in 2012
William Alan Shatner

(1931-03-22) March 22, 1931 (age 90)
Other namesBill Shatner
Years active1950-present
Notable work
James T. Kirk in Star Trek
T. J. Hooker in T.J. Hooker
Denny Crane in
The Practice and Boston Legal
Height177 cm (70 in)
Spouse(s)Elizabeth Anderson Martin (2001-2019)
Nerine Kidd (1997-1999)
Marcy Lafferty (1973-1994)
Gloria Rand (1956-1969)
AwardsEmmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor - Drama Series
2005 Boston Legal
Outstanding Guest Actor - Drama Series
2004 The Practice

William Alan Shatner OC (born March 22, 1931) is a Canadian actor, author, director, producer, screenwriter, singer and space tourist. He became famous for playing James Tiberius Kirk of the USS Enterprise in the television show Star Trek from 1966 to 1969 and in seven more movies.

Shatner has written a series of books telling his experiences playing James T. Kirk and being a part of Star Trek. He also played the role as veteran police sergeant T.J. Hooker, from 1982 to 1986. He has since worked as a musician, bestselling author, producer, director, and celebrity pitchman, most notably for Priceline.com.

He played attorney Denny Crane on the television drama Boston Legal, for which he has won an Emmy and a Golden Globe Award.

Shatner is of Jewish descent.

On October 13, 2021 he the oldest person to go into space, at age 90, on board the Blue Origin NS-18.[1]

Early work[change | change source]

He trained as a Shakespearean actor and appeared in many plays. Before Star Trek, Shatner appeared in other TV shows such The Outlaws, 1960's The Outer Limits, The Twilight Zone, and movies. His first movie was in 1951. He starred in the movie Incubus that was filmed only in Esperanto.

Other websites[change | change source]

  1. "Star Trek's William Shatner blasts into space on Blue Origin rocket". BBC News. 2021-10-13. Retrieved 2021-10-13.