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William Shatner

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Biography

Shatner in Sydney, Australia in September 2014

Source: Wikipedia

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.

Fact file

  • Born: March 22, 1931 (age 84) Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Residence: Los Angeles, California, United States Versailles, Kentucky, U.S.
  • Other names: Bill Shatner
  • Education: Westhill High School
  • Alma mater: McGill University
  • Occupation: Actor, spokesman, singer, author, producer, director, comedian
  • Years active: 1950–present
  • Home town: Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Quebec, Canada
  • Television: Star Trek T. J. Hooker Boston Legal "Priceline negotiator"
  • Spouse(s): Gloria Rand (1956–69) Marcy Lafferty Shatner (1973–96) Nerine Kidd-Shatner (1997–99; her death) Elizabeth Martin (2001–present)
  • Children: Leslie, Lisabeth, and Melanie
  • Awards: People's Choice Award Emmy Award Golden Globe Award
  • Website: williamshatner.com

Read more about William Shatner at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

When Two Worlds Collide: Shadowing William Shatner on the Day of His Grand Ole Opry Debut
Billboard, 2019-02-17 19:16:54
Only an institution as sacred as the stage of the Grand Ole Opry could provide an intersection for science fiction and country music. But it happened...

How ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ Went From Parlor Act to Problematic
NY Times Movies, 2018-12-13 23:08:36
Radio stations are pulling the standard from holiday playlists. Cable channels are debating it. And William Shatner is very worked up.

William Shatner boldly explores another strange new world: holiday music
LA Times Entertainme, 2018-11-23 11:00:00
Who’d have guessed more than 50 years ago when actor William Shatner brought Capt. James T. Kirk so vividly to life and helped establish “Star Trek” into a cultural touchstone, that the show’s famous “final frontier” might turn out to be….Christmas music? We kid you not: The veteran actor, 87,...

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