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Notre-Dame-de-GrÃ¢ce, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Claim to Fame
Captain Kirk on original Star Trek, T.J. Hooker, Boston Legal
Comedy, Novelty, Celebrity, Comedy/Spoken, Music Comedy, Spoken Word, Fantasy
Silly, Theatrical, Campy, Quirky, Playful, Fun, Humorous, Reflective, Searching, Dramatic
Speech/ Speaker/ Speaking Part
Actor/Actress, Director, Producer
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Handsome Canadian-born actor who - despite his detractors - has notched up an impressive 50-years-plus in front of the camera, most recently displaying comedic talent, and being instantly recognizable to several generations of cult TV fans as the square-jawed Capt. James T. Kirk, commander of the starship USS Enterprise.
Shatner spent many years honing his craft in TV and live theater before debuting alongside Yul Brynner in The Brothers Karamazov (1958). He was kept busy during the 1960s in films such as The Intruder (1962) and Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) and on television guest-starring in dozens of shows such as "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" (1955), "The Defenders" (1961), "The Outer Limits" (1963) and "The Twilight Zone" (1959). In 1966 Shatner boarded the USS Enterprise for three seasons of "Star Trek" (1966), co-starring alongside Leonard Nimoy, with the series eventually becoming a bona-fide cult classic with a worldwide legion of fans known as "Trekkies".
After "Star Trek" folded, Shatner spent the rest of the decade and the 1970s making the rounds guest-starring on many prime-time TV shows, including "Hawaii Five-O" (1968), "Marcus Welby, M.D." (1969) and "Ironside" (1967). He has also appeared in several feature films, but they were mainly B-grade (or lower) fare such as the embarrassingly bad Euro western Comanche blanco (1968) (aka The White Comanche) and the campy Kingdom of the Spiders (1977). However, the 1980s saw a major resurgence in Shatner`s career with the renewed interest in the old "Star Trek" (1966) television series culminating in a series of big-budget "Star Trek" feature films including Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979), Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan (1982), Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984), Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986), Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989) and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991). In addition, he starred in the lightweight cop series "T.J. Hooker" (1982) from 1982 to 1986, alongside spunky Heather Locklear, and surprised many fans with his droll comedic talents in Airplane II: The Sequel (1982), Loaded Weapon 1 (1993) and Miss Congeniality (2000).
He has most recently been starring in the David E. Kelley television shows "The Practice" (1997) and "Boston Legal" (2004).
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BA Business, McGill University
Full Name at Birth
William Alan Shatner
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Actor, Musician, Director, Producer and Author
William "Bill" Shatner (born March 22, 1931) is a Canadian actor, singer, author, producer, director, spokesman, and comedian. He gained worldwide fame and became a cultural icon for his portrayal of James T. Kirk, Captain of the USS Enterprise, in the Star Trek franchise. 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.
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Baron Byng High School, Montreal, PQ Canada, West Hill High School in NDG
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Celebrity Talent International, Entertainment Booking Agency, World Entertainment Talent Agency
(1998) TV commercial: "NFL on Fox", (1989) TV commercial "This is Not Your Father's Oldsmobile," for Oldsmobile cars with daughter Melanie Shatner., (1998) Radio commercial for priceline.com., early 1980s) TV commercial for Commodore Computers., (2001) TV commercial for Molson Canadian beer., (2003) TV commercial for Crest White Effects toothpaste., (1998) TV commercial for Microsoft's WEB TV., (2003) TV commercial for Kellogg's All-Bran cereal., (2004) TV commercial for priceline.com with Leonard Nimoy., (2004) TV commercial for Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers., 2004) TV commercial for Kellogg's All-Bran cereal., (2004) TV commercial for Blockbuster Video., (2003) Radio commercial for Kelloggs All-Bran., (2005) TV commercial for Law Offices of Jeff Martin, Attorney at Law of Tulsa, Oklahoma for national networks and local stations., (2005) TV commercial for the Law Offices of Brown & Crouppen personal injury attorneys in Missouri and Illinois (St. Louis, Missouri, USA) on local television stations., (2005-2006) TV commercials for Connecticut attorney Mark E. Salamone., (2006) TV commercial for The Law Offices of Joe Bornstein (Maine & New England)., (2007) TV commercial "What's Your Game?" for Blizzard Entertainment's "World of Warcraft" as a Tauren Shaman., (1970s) TV commercial for Promise Margarine., (2008) TV Public Service commercial for Shriner's Hospitals for Children., (2009 - 2013) Series of TV commercials, web ads, and print ads for the nationwide The Mike Slocumb Law Firm and slocumblaw.com., (2010) TV commercial for the Law Office of William Gee., (2010) TV Public Service commercial for March of Dimes Canada., (March 1982) TV commercial: Commodore VIC-20 computer, (2014) TV commercial for VW Golf - Actor.
twitter.com/williamshatner, www.biography.com/people/william-shatner-9480789, www.nndb.com/people/632/000022566/, www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/mar/14/william-shatner-my-family-values
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