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William Shatner

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia William Shatner (born March 22, 1931) is a Canadian actor, musician, singer, author, film director, spokesman and comedian. He gained worldwide fame and became a cultural icon for his portrayal of Captain James Tiberius Kirk, commander of the Federation starship USS Enterprise, in the science fiction television series Star Trek, from 1966 to 1969; Star Trek: The Animated Series from 1973 to 1974, and in seven of the subsequent Star Trek feature films from 1979 to 1994. 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 authored a series of science fiction novels called TekWar that were adapted for television. Shatner also played the eponymous veteran police sergeant in T. J. Hooker from 1982 to 1986. Afterwards, he hosted the reality-based television series Rescue 911 from 1989 to 1996, which won a People's Choice Award for Favorite New TV Dramatic Series. He has since worked as a musician, author, director and celebrity pitchman. From 2004 to 2008, he starred as attorney Denny Crane in the television dramas The Practice and its spin-off Boston Legal, for which he won two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award.


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Born:
Mar 22, 1931 In Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Movie/TV Credits:
218
First Appeared:
In the series The Ed Sullivan Show 1948-06-20
Latest Project:
Series Chilly Beach 2018
Known For
Poster of Better Late Than Never
Poster of The Simpsons
Poster of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
Poster of The Twilight Zone
Filmography

Chilly Beach (2018)

Animation Comedy
Series
as The President

A Twist in the Tale (2018)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Family
Series

The Greatest (2018)

Series

A Sunday Horse (2016)

Drama Family
Movie
as Kenneth Roubidoux
6.5 8 votes

The Colorful Montreal Expos (2016)

Documentary
Movie
as Narrator

They Came from the Swamp: The Films of William Grefé (2016)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself (voice only)
7 1 votes

Range 15 (2016)

Horror Comedy
Movie
as Richard Chindler
5.1 16 votes

For the Love of Spock (2016)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself
7.8 36 votes

Better Late Than Never (2016)

Comedy Reality
Series
as Himself
8 1 votes

When Elephants Were Young (2016)

Adventure Documentary Drama Family
Movie
as Narrator

A Christmas Horror Story (2015)

Horror
Movie
as Dangerous Dan
5.6 78 votes

Tom Felton Meets the Superfans (2015)

Documentary
Movie
as Self
7.9 7 votes

Chaos on the Bridge (2015)

Documentary Science Fiction
Movie
as Himself
7.5 11 votes

Baby, Baby, Baby (2015)

Romance Comedy Drama
Movie
as Actor
6 4 votes

Being Canadian (2015)

Comedy Documentary
Movie
as Himself
5.2 10 votes

Just in Time for Christmas (2015)

Family Fantasy TV Movie Romance Drama
Movie
as Coachman Nick
6.5 14 votes

WWE Breaking Ground (2015)

Series
as Himself (narrator)

To Be Takei (2014)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself
6.8 21 votes

Escape from Planet Earth (2013)

Animation Comedy Adventure Family Science Fiction
Movie
as General Shanker (voice)
5.7 285 votes

Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale (2013)

Music
Movie

Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey (2012)

Family
Movie
as Core (voice)
0.5 1 votes

Get a Life! (2012)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself
8 3 votes

The Captains (2011)

Documentary Science Fiction
Movie
as Himself
6.6 31 votes

Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011)

Documentary
Movie
as himself
7.4 21 votes

Space Shuttle - Narrated by William Shatner (2011)

Documentary
Movie
as Narrator

William Shatner Sings O Canada (2011)

Comedy
Movie
as Himself
7 1 votes

Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen (2011)

Comedy
Movie
as Himself - Roaster
6.7 18 votes

Weird or What? (2010)

Documentary Drama
Series
7 2 votes

$#*! My Dad Says (2010)

Comedy
Series
as Dr. Edison Milford Goodson III
6.5 10 votes

The Captain's Summit (2009)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself
8.4 5 votes

Fanboys (2009)

Adventure Comedy
Movie
as Himself
6.1 270 votes

William Shatner's Gonzo Ballet (2009)

Movie
as Himself

Million Dollar Password (2008)

Reality
Series
as Unknown

Murdoch Mysteries (2008)

Drama Mystery
Series
as Mark Twain
6.8 35 votes

Extraordinary Animals (2008)

Documentary
Series

Everest '82 (2008)

Drama
Series
as Norman Kelly

Gotta Catch Santa Claus (2008)

Animation Family
Movie
as Santa Claus

Shatner's Raw Nerve (2008)

Series

Everest (2007)

Adventure Action
Movie
as Norman Kelly
4.8 4 votes

Stalking Santa (2006)

Comedy Family
Movie
as Narrator

Show Me the Money (2006)

Series

The Wild (2006)

Family Animation
Movie
as Kazar (voice)
5.2 179 votes

The Henry Rollins Show (2006)

Talk Comedy
Series
as Unknown

William Shatner in Concert (2006)

TV Movie Music Documentary
Movie

Over the Hedge (2006)

Comedy Animation Family
Movie
as Ozzie (voice)
6.3 782 votes

Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner (2006)

Comedy
Movie
as Himself
6.7 9 votes

Psych (2006)

Mystery Drama Comedy
Series
as Frank O'Hara
7.6 101 votes

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (2005)

Action Comedy
Movie
as Stan Fields
5.3 330 votes

Invasion Iowa (2005)

Comedy
Series
as Col. Shane Yeager
9 1 votes

How William Shatner Changed The World (2005)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself - Host / Narrator
4.3 4 votes

The Colbert Report (2005)

News Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7 52 votes

Best Week Ever (2004)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown

Atomic Betty (2004)

Animation Sci-Fi & Fantasy Action & Adventure
Series
as Jim
6 1 votes

The Tony Danza Show (2004)

Talk
Series
as Unknown

Boston Legal (2004)

Comedy Drama
Series
as Denny Crane
7.6 72 votes

Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)

Talk Comedy
Series
as Unknown
4.9 13 votes

World Poker Tour (2003)

Series
as Unknown

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
5.3 19 votes

A Carol Christmas (2003)

Family Fantasy Science Fiction
Movie
as Dr. Bob
5.9 4 votes

Christmas from Hollywood (2003)

Documentary
Movie

Showtime (2002)

Action Comedy
Movie
as William Shatner
5.3 224 votes

Shoot or Be Shot! (2002)

Comedy
Movie
as Harvey Wilkes

American Psycho 2: All American Girl (2002)

Horror Thriller
Movie
as Starkman
4.7 68 votes

Cosmic Odyssey (2002)

Documentary
Series

One-Hit Wonders (2002)

Series

Spplat Attack (2002)

Documentary
Movie

Groom Lake (2002)

Science Fiction Horror
Movie
as John Gossner
4 3 votes

Falcon Down (2001)

Action Thriller
Movie
as Major Robert Carson
4 1 votes

Good Day Live (2001)

News
Series
as Unknown

Osmosis Jones (2001)

Adventure Animation Action Comedy Family
Movie
as Mayor Phlegmming (voice)
5.9 177 votes

Mind Meld: Secrets Behind the Voyage of a Lifetime (2001)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself
6.6 4 votes

Bob Patterson (2001)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown

Star Trek: Enterprise (2001)

Action Adventure Drama Science Fiction
Series
as Unknown
7.4 158 votes

Atomic Journeys: Welcome to Ground Zero (2000)

Documentary History
Movie
as Narrator (Voice)
7.5 3 votes

Miss Congeniality (2000)

Comedy Crime Action
Movie
as Stan Fields
6.1 755 votes

Nukes in Space (1999)

Documentary History
Movie
as Narrator
4.3 2 votes

Futurama (1999)

Animation Comedy Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Unknown
7.9 327 votes

The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999)

Talk
Series
as Unknown
3.9 4 votes

Jefftowne (1998)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself

Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman (1998)

Comedy
Movie
as James T. Kirk
7.8 4 votes

Free Enterprise (1998)

Comedy Romance
Movie
as Bill
6.1 9 votes

Land of the Free (1998)

Thriller Action
Movie
as Aidan Carvell
4.3 3 votes

Perversions of Science (1997)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Unknown

The View (1997)

Talk
Series
as Unknown
2.5 13 votes

Trekkies (1997)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself
6.2 18 votes

Dead Man's Island (1996)

Mystery Thriller
Movie
as Chase Prescott
5.3 2 votes

Muppets Tonight (1996)

Comedy Family
Series
as Unknown
7 3 votes

E! True Hollywood Story (1996)

Documentary
Series
as Unknown
6.3 3 votes

Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond (1996)

Music Documentary
Movie
as Himself

The Prisoner of Zenda, Inc. (1996)

Adventure Drama
Movie
as Michael Gatewick
3 1 votes

William Shatner's Star Trek Memories (1995)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself

The Atomic Bomb Collection (1995)

Movie
as Narrator

Trinity And Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie (1995)

Documentary
Movie
as Narrator
7.1 12 votes

TekWar: TekLords (1994)

Science Fiction
Movie
as Walter H. Bascom
6 1 votes

seaQuest DSV (1994)

Action & Adventure Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Unknown
6.6 29 votes

TekWar: TekLab (1994)

Science Fiction
Movie
as Walter H. Bascom
7.3 3 votes

TekWar (1994)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Action & Adventure
Series
as Walter H. Bascom
3.3 3 votes

TekWar: TekJustice (1994)

Science Fiction
Movie
as Walter H. Bascom
6 1 votes

Star Trek: Generations (1994)

Science Fiction Action Adventure Thriller
Movie
as James T. Kirk
6.3 382 votes

National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)

Comedy
Movie
as General Mortars
5.6 121 votes

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)

Talk
Series
as Unknown
6.9 32 votes

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)

Talk Comedy
Series
as Unknown
5.5 22 votes

The Larry Sanders Show (1992)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.5 21 votes

Eek! The Cat (1992)

Animation
Series
as Star Commander Berzerk
6.7 6 votes

Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)

Adventure Comedy Family Fantasy Science Fiction
Movie
as Captain James Tiberius Kirk (archive footage)
5.9 252 votes

Star Trek 25th Anniversary Special (1991)

TV Movie Documentary
Movie
as Host
5 1 votes

The Horror Hall of Fame II (1991)

Horror
Movie
as Himself

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)

Science Fiction Action Adventure Thriller
Movie
as James Tiberius Kirk
6.7 361 votes

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.2 145 votes

The Simpsons (1989)

Animation Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.2 770 votes

Rescue 911 (1989)

Series
6.5 2 votes

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)

Science Fiction Action Adventure Thriller
Movie
as Captain James T. Kirk
5.5 321 votes

Broken Angel (1988)

Drama Thriller
Movie
as Chuck Coburn
5 1 votes

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)

Science Fiction Adventure
Movie
as Admiral/Captain James T. Kirk
6.8 414 votes

The Ray Bradbury Theater (1985)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Drama
Series
as Unknown
8 3 votes

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)

Science Fiction Action Adventure Thriller
Movie
as Admiral James T. Kirk
6.3 376 votes

Secrets of a Married Man (1984)

Drama
Movie
as Chris Jordan
5 1 votes

Live with Regis and Kathie Lee (1983)

Series
as Unknown
4.9 4 votes

Late Night with David Letterman (1982)

Comedy Talk
Series
as Unknown
7 12 votes

T. J. Hooker (1982)

Drama
Series
as Sgt TJ Hooker
6.2 19 votes

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

Science Fiction Action Adventure Drama Thriller
Movie
as Admiral James T. Kirk
7.2 583 votes

Visiting Hours (1982)

Horror Thriller
Movie
as Gary Baylor
5.5 17 votes

Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)

Comedy
Movie
as Cdr. Buck Murdock
5.9 207 votes

The Kidnapping Of The President (1980)

Drama Adventure
Movie
as Jerry O'Connor
5 1 votes

The Babysitter (1980)

Thriller Drama
Movie
as Dr. Jeff Benedict
2.5 2 votes

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

Science Fiction Adventure Mystery
Movie
as Captain James T. Kirk
6.2 452 votes

Little Women (1979)

Drama Family
Series
as Prof. Friedrich Bhaer

Disaster on the Coastliner (1979)

Action Drama
Movie
as Stuart Peters
2.8 2 votes

The Third Walker (1978)

Drama
Movie
as Munro Maclean

The Bastard (1978)

History Drama
Movie
as Paul Revere

Little Women (1978)

Movie
as Prof. Friedrich Bhaer

The Crash of Flight 401 (1978)

Drama
Movie
as Carl Tobias

Land of No Return (1978)

Adventure Family
Movie
as Curt Benell
10 1 votes

Kingdom of the Spiders (1977)

Horror Science Fiction
Movie
as Dr. Robert 'Rack' Hansen
5.4 27 votes

The Oregon Trail (1977)

Western Drama
Series
as Unknown

Microworld (1976)

Documentary
Movie

How the West Was Won (1976)

Western Drama
Series
as Unknown
8 1 votes

Universe (1976)

Movie
as Narrator

The Tenth Level (1976)

Drama
Movie
as Prof. Stephen Turner
5.2 3 votes

Mysteries of the Gods (1976)

Documentary
Movie
as Host
6.2 3 votes

Battle of the Network Stars (1976)

Series
as Unknown

Barbary Coast (1975)

Western
Series
as Jeff Cable

The Devil's Rain (1975)

Horror
Movie
as Mark Preston
5.7 13 votes

Saturday Night Live (1975)

Comedy Music
Series
as Unknown
6.3 85 votes

Pray for the Wildcats (1974)

Drama TV Movie
Movie
as Warren Summerfield

Big Bad Mama (1974)

Action Comedy Crime Drama
Movie
as William J. Baxter
6.4 8 votes

Petrocelli (1974)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
8.7 3 votes

Impulse (1974)

Horror Mystery Thriller
Movie
as Matt Stone
4.7 5 votes

Amy Prentiss (1974)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Police Woman (1974)

Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Unknown
5.6 5 votes

Go Ask Alice (1973)

Drama TV Movie
Movie
as Sam
4.5 3 votes

The Horror at 37,000 Feet (1973)

Horror
Movie
as Paul Kovalik
4.8 3 votes

Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Animation Drama Science Fiction
Series
as James T. Kirk (voice)
5.8 14 votes

The Magician (1973)

Drama
Series
as Ed Cassidy
6 1 votes

Police Story (1973)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.8 4 votes

Pioneer Woman (1973)

Western
Movie
as John Sergeant
6 1 votes

The Sixth Sense (1972)

Mystery Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Unknown

The Hound of the Baskervilles (1972)

Mystery Crime Horror
Movie
as George Stapleton

The People (1972)

Drama Science Fiction TV Movie
Movie
as Dr. Curtis
3.5 2 votes

The Hound of the Baskervilles (1972)

Mystery Crime
Movie

The Rookies (1972)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
6 1 votes

Kung Fu (1972)

Action & Adventure Drama Western
Series
as Unknown
7.6 22 votes

Vanished (1971)

Drama Crime
Series
as Dave Paulick
9 1 votes

Sole Survivor (1970)

TV Movie Drama Fantasy
Movie
as Lt. Col. Josef Gronke
6.2 6 votes

The Andersonville Trial (1970)

TV Movie Drama
Movie
as Col. Chipman

Alexander The Great (1968)

Adventure Drama History TV Movie
Movie
as Alexander

White Comanche (1968)

Action Foreign Western
Movie
as Johnny Moon / Notah
6.3 3 votes

Columbo (1968)

Crime Drama Mystery
Series
as Unknown
7.7 82 votes

The Name of the Game (1968)

Mystery
Series
as Unknown
8.3 3 votes

Hawaii Five-O (1968)

Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.6 18 votes

Ironside (1967)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.7 17 votes

Off to See the Wizard (1967)

Series
as Alexander the Great

Mannix (1967)

Drama Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
6.8 10 votes

Star Trek (1966)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as James T. Kirk
7.9 231 votes

Mission: Impossible (1966)

Action & Adventure Crime Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.2 33 votes

CBS Playhouse (1966)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Incubus (1966)

Horror
Movie
as Marc
4.3 6 votes

For the People (1965)

Drama
Series
as David Koster

Miss USA (1965)

Series
as Unknown
8 1 votes

The F.B.I. (1965)

Drama Crime
Series
as Unknown
3.8 6 votes

The Big Valley (1965)

Western
Series
as Unknown
5.5 4 votes

The Reporter (1964)

Drama
Series
as Horner

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964)

Action & Adventure Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.1 17 votes

The Outrage (1964)

Drama Action Western Crime
Movie
as Preacher
4.8 7 votes

The Outer Limits (1963)

Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Unknown
7.6 38 votes

Arrest and Trial (1963)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

The Fugitive (1963)

Action & Adventure Drama Mystery
Series
as Unknown
7.9 11 votes

Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
8 1 votes

Burke's Law (1963)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
8 4 votes

Channing (1963)

Drama
Series
as Tom

The Intruder (1962)

Drama
Movie
as Adam Cramer
6.3 14 votes

The Virginian (1962)

Western Drama
Series
as Unknown
7 1 votes

The Dick Powell Show (1961)

Drama Comedy
Series
as Unknown

Dr. Kildare (1961)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
5.6 5 votes

The Defenders (1961)

Drama
Series
9 1 votes

The Explosive Generation (1961)

Drama
Movie
as Peter Gifford
6.3 2 votes

Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

Drama History
Movie
as Capt. Harrison Byers
7.5 136 votes

Thriller (1960)

Horror Thriller
Series
as Unknown
4.5 3 votes

Police Surgeon (1960)

Drama
Series
as Joe Flatt

Insight (1960)

Drama
Series
as Mike Burnett

The Outlaws (1960)

Western Drama
Series
as Unknown

Route 66 (1960)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.3 5 votes

NBC Sunday Showcase (1959)

Series
as Thomas Gore

Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (1959)

Mystery Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Unknown
8 1 votes

The Twilight Zone (1959)

Drama Mystery Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Bob Wilson
8.2 128 votes

The Brothers Karamazov (1958)

Drama
Movie
as Alexi Karamazov
6.8 6 votes

Naked City (1958)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.5 2 votes

Suspicion (1957)

Drama Mystery
Series
as Eli
6 1 votes

Gunsmoke (1955)

Western Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
6.5 17 votes

This Is Your Life (1955)

Reality Documentary
Series
as Unknown

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955)

Mystery Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.7 42 votes

Climax! (1954)

Drama Mystery
Series
as Unknown
6 1 votes

Space Command (1953)

Action & Adventure Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
1 1 votes

The Academy Awards (1953)

Series
as William Shatner
6.7 10 votes

Omnibus (1952)

Series
as Unknown

Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

The Ed Sullivan Show (1948)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.6 7 votes

Westinghouse Studio One (1948)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
8 1 votes