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William Shatner Bio

MTIwNjA4NjMzOTcwMDAxNDIwBorn: 1931
Age: 83 Years Old
Status: Alive
Nationality: Canadian
Profession: Actor/Writer/Director


  • 1931- born on March 22nd in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • 1957- starred in Oedipus the King
  • 1960- starred in 2 episodes of The Twilight Zone
  • 1962- starred in The Intruder
  • 1967- played Captain James T. Kirk for the first time in the original series of Star Trek
  • 1973- starred as Kirk in Star Trek: The Animated Series
  • 1977- starred in Kingdom of the Spiders
  • 1979- played Kirk in Star Trek: The Motion Picture
  • 1982- starred in comedy sequel Airplane II: The Sequel
  • 1982- starred in TV hit series T. J. Hooker as titular character for 90 episodes
  • 1982- starred as Captain Kirk in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
  • 1984- starred as Kirk in Star Trek III: The Search for Spook
  • 1986- played Kirk again in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
  • 1989- played Kirk in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, which he also directed
  • 1991: played Kirk in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
  • 1994: played Kirk for final time in transitional film in the Star Trek universe, Star Trek Generations
  • 1994- starred in Tekwar, a sic-fi series based on a series of novels he wrote himself
  • 2000- had supporting role in Miss Congeniality as Stan Fields
  • 2002- played himself in Showtime
  • 2004- played Denny Crane for first time in 5 episodes on The Practice
  • 2004- starred as Denny Crane in Boston Legal for 101 episodes
  • 2005- reprised role of Stan Fields in Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabuous
  • 2009- played himself in Fanboys
  • 2010- played himself in Horrorween
  • 2013- had voice role in Escape from Planet Earth


In addition to his iconic role as James Tiberius Kirk on Star Trek and his starring turn in several other TV series, Shatner has written several dozen novels, including the Tekwar series and other Star Trek novels that are considered canon to the TV series. He has also written several non-fiction books about his experience with Trek, particularly the fans’ obsessions towards the show.

Shatner has also been a part of several Star Trek documentaries over the years, including one called The Captains, in which he interviews the other captains that have been in the other Star Trek television series over the past five decades. Shatner is also an avid horse trainer/rider and is not shy about letting people know this interesting fact during interviews.