William Alan Shatner OC (born on March 22, 1931) is a Canadian Actor who gained fame 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 currently co-stars as attorney Denny Crane on the television drama Boston Legal, for which he has won an Emmy and a Golden Globe Award.
William Shatner in 2012
William Alan Shatner
March 22, 1931
|Other names||Bill Shatner|
|James T. Kirk in Star Trek|
T. J. Hooker in T.J. Hooker
Denny Crane in
The Practice and Boston Legal
|Height||177 cm (70 in)|
|Spouse(s)||Elizabeth Anderson Martin (2001 - 2019)|
Nerine Kidd (1997-1999)
Marcy Lafferty (1973-1994)
Gloria Rand (1956-1969)
|Awards||Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor - Drama Series|
2005 Boston Legal
Outstanding Guest Actor - Drama Series
2004 The Practice
Shatner is of Jewish descent.
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.
- William Shatner on IMDb
- William Shatner at the Internet Broadway Database
- William Shatner at TV.com
- Shatner's daily vlogs on "ShatnerVision"
- Shatner at Amazon Reviews
- William Shatner Interview at Slashdot
- Shatner at Fame Tracker Archived 2008-03-16 at the Wayback Machine
- NY Times story on Shatner's "Has Been" album with Ben Folds Archived 2008-02-16 at the Wayback Machine