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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

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‘Star Trek’ was canceled 50 years ago. Now, the franchise is flying warp speed ahead
LA Times Entertainme, 2019-05-09 12:00:00
It was 50 years ago that “Star Trek” died. The William Shatner-led, at-times kitschy sci-fi series that launched in 1966 stayed on the air only until 1969. Yet, today, the franchise is more alive than ever. “The fact that the streaming world has eliminated the lines between movies and television...

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