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Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy was an American actor, film director, poet, musician and photographer. Nimoy's most famous role is that of Spock in the original Star Trek series 1966–1969, multiple films, television and video game sequels. Nimoy began his career in his early twenties, teaching acting classes in Hollywood and making minor film and television appearances through the 1950s, as well as playing the title role in Kid Monk Baroni. In 1953, he served in the United States Army. In 1965, he made his first appearance in the rejected Star Trek pilot, "The Cage", and would go on to play the character of Mr. Spock until 1969, followed by seven further films and a number of guest slots in various sequels. His character of Spock generated a significant cultural impact and three Emmy Award nominations; TV Guide named Spock one of the 50 greatest TV characters. Nimoy also had a recurring role in Mission: Impossible and a narrating role in Civilization IV, as well as several well-received stage appearances. Nimoy's fame as Spock is such that both his autobiographies, I Am Not Spock (1977) and I Am Spock (1995) detail his existence as being shared between the character and himself. Nimoy was born to Yiddish-speaking Orthodox Jewish immigrants from Iziaslav, Ukraine. His father, Max Nimoy, owned a barbershop in the Mattapan section of the city. His mother, Dora Nimoy (née Spinner), was a homemaker. Nimoy began acting at the age of eight in children's and neighborhood theater. His parents wanted him to attend college and pursue a stable career, or even learn to play the accordion—which, his father advised, Nimoy could always make a living with—but his grandfather encouraged him to become an actor. His first major role was at 17, as Ralphie in an amateur production of Clifford Odets' Awake and Sing!. Nimoy took Drama classes at Boston College in 1953 but failed to complete his studies, and in the 1970s studied photography at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has an MA in Education and an honorary doctorate from Antioch University in Ohio. Nimoy served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army from 1953 through 1955, alongside fellow actor Ken Berry and architect Frank Gehry.


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Born:
Mar 26, 1931 In Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
124
First Appeared:
In the series Dragnet 1951-12-16
Latest Project:
Series Bring Back... 2018
Known For
Poster of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
Poster of The Simpsons
Poster of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
Poster of The Twilight Zone
Filmography

Bring Back... (2018)

Comedy Documentary
Series
as Unknown
6 1 votes

You Don't Say! (2018)

Series
as Unknown

Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stories (2018)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Documentary Drama
Series
as Unknown

The Halloween Tree (2018)

Animation
Series
as Unknown
7 2 votes

50 Years of Star Trek (2016)

Documentary
Movie
as himself
6.3 3 votes

For the Love of Spock (2016)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself (archive footage)
7.8 36 votes

To Be Takei (2014)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself
6.8 21 votes

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

Action Adventure Science Fiction
Movie
as Spock Prime
7.3 3850 votes

The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers (2013)

Documentary
Movie
as Levi Eshkol (voice)

Zambezia (2012)

Animation
Movie
as Sekhuru
5.2 59 votes

Hava Nagila: The Movie (2012)

Movie
6.5 2 votes

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

Action Science Fiction Adventure
Movie
as Sentinel Prime (voice)
6.1 2770 votes

The Captain's Summit (2009)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself
8.4 5 votes

Star Trek (2009)

Science Fiction Action Adventure
Movie
as Spock Prime
7.3 3987 votes

The Evolution of the Enterprise (2009)

Documentary Science Fiction
Movie
as Himself
3.5 2 votes

Star Trek Evolutions (2009)

Documentary Science Fiction
Movie
as Narrator
10 1 votes

The Real Story (2008)

Documentary
Series
as Himself

Fringe (2008)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Drama Mystery
Series
as Dr. William Bell
7.9 334 votes

Star Trek: Beyond the Final Frontier (2007)

Series
as Unknown

The Big Bang Theory (2007)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.9 1452 votes

William Shatner in Concert (2006)

TV Movie Music Documentary
Movie

HypaSpace (2002)

Series

Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)

Animation Family Adventure Science Fiction
Movie
as King Kashekim Nedakh
6.6 893 votes

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

Documentary
Movie
as Himself
6.6 4 votes

Sinbad: Beyond the Veil of Mists (2000)

Fantasy Science Fiction Family
Movie
as Akron/ Baraba/ King Chandra
4 4 votes

Futurama (1999)

Animation Comedy Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Unknown
7.9 339 votes

The Lost World (1998)

Science Fiction
Movie
as Angus McArdle

Brave New World (1998)

Science Fiction TV Movie
Movie
as Mustapha Mond
6.2 10 votes

Invasion America (1998)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Animation
Series
7 1 votes

A Life Apart: Hasidism in America (1998)

Documentary Family
Movie
as Narrator
4.3 2 votes

Becker (1998)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.9 26 votes

David (1997)

Fantasy
Movie
as Samuel
8.1 9 votes

Trekkies (1997)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself
6.2 18 votes

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996)

News Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.1 81 votes

Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond (1996)

Music Documentary
Movie
as Himself

William Shatner's Star Trek Memories (1995)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself

The Science of Star Trek (1995)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself
7.5 1 votes

Titanica (1995)

Documentary
Movie
as narrator
6 4 votes

The Outer Limits (1995)

Drama Horror Mystery Thriller Science Fiction
Series
as Unknown
7.8 48 votes

Ancient Mysteries (1994)

Documentary Mystery
Series
as Unknown

Destiny in Space (1994)

Documentary
Movie
as Narrator (voice)
7 2 votes

Duckman (1994)

Animation Comedy
Series
as Unknown
8.5 11 votes

The Pagemaster (1994)

Fantasy Science Fiction Family Animation
Movie
as Dr. Jekyll / Mr. Hyde (voice)
6.3 127 votes

The Halloween Tree (1993)

Family Animation TV Movie Adventure Drama
Movie
as Mr. Moundsroud (Voice)
5.8 5 votes

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)

Science Fiction Action Adventure Thriller
Movie
as Spock
6.7 361 votes

Never Forget (1991)

TV Movie Drama War
Movie
as Mel Mermelstein

Star Trek 25th Anniversary Special (1991)

TV Movie Documentary
Movie
as Host
5 1 votes

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)

Science Fiction Action Adventure Thriller
Movie
as Captain Spock
5.5 321 votes

The Simpsons (1989)

Animation Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.2 770 votes

Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)

Action & Adventure Drama Mystery Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Unknown
8.1 279 votes

The Transformers: The Movie (1986)

Animation
Movie
as Galvatron (voice)
7.1 111 votes

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)

Science Fiction Adventure
Movie
as Captain Spock
6.8 414 votes

The Sun Also Rises (1984)

Drama
Movie
as Count Mippipopolous
10 1 votes

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)

Science Fiction Action Adventure Thriller
Movie
as Capt. Spock/Elevator Voice
6.3 377 votes

Leonard Nimoy: Star Trek Memories (1983)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself

Wogan (1982)

Talk
Series
as Unknown
7 1 votes

A Woman Called Golda (1982)

Drama History
Movie
as Morris Meyerson
3 2 votes

Marco Polo (1982)

Drama Action & Adventure
Series
as Achmet
3.5 2 votes

T. J. Hooker (1982)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.2 19 votes

Faerie Tale Theatre (1982)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Unknown
8.8 4 votes

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

Science Fiction Action Adventure Drama Thriller
Movie
as Captain Spock
7.2 591 votes

Marco Polo (1982)

Drama War History Adventure TV Movie
Movie
as Achmet
5.7 5 votes

Vincent (1981)

Movie
as Theo van Gogh

Seizure: The Story of Kathy Morris (1980)

TV Movie Drama
Movie
as Dr. Richard Connought

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

Science Fiction Adventure Mystery
Movie
as Mr. Spock
6.2 452 votes

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

Horror Mystery Science Fiction Thriller
Movie
as Dr. David Kibner
7.2 190 votes

In Search of... (1977)

Documentary
Series
as Narator
8.7 3 votes

The Captain and Tennille (1976)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown

Mitzi and a Hundred Guys (1975)

Music Comedy
Movie
as Himself

Saturday Night Live (1975)

Comedy Music
Series
as Unknown
6.3 85 votes

Baffled! (1973)

Thriller TV Movie
Movie
as Tom Kovack
3 1 votes

The Alpha Caper (1973)

Movie
as Mitch

Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Animation Drama Science Fiction
Series
as Spock (voice)
5.8 14 votes

Assault on the Wayne (1971)

Movie
as Commander Phil Kettenring
4 1 votes

Catlow (1971)

Western Comedy
Movie
as Miller
3.9 4 votes

Night Gallery (1970)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.7 14 votes

The Barbara McNair Show (1969)

Series
as Unknown

Columbo (1968)

Crime Drama Mystery
Series
as Dr. Barry Mayfield
7.7 82 votes

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1968)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.3 7 votes

The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show (1968)

Series
as Unknown

Malibu U (1967)

Series
as Unknown

Valley of Mystery (1967)

Action Adventure
Movie
as Spence Atherton

Deathwatch (1966)

Drama
Movie
as Jules LaFranc

Star Trek (1966)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Spock
7.9 232 votes

Mission: Impossible (1966)

Action & Adventure Crime Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.2 33 votes

Get Smart (1965)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.5 35 votes

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

Action & Adventure Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.1 17 votes

The Hollywood Palace (1964)

Series
as Unknown
9 1 votes

Daniel Boone (1964)

Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Unknown
5.8 5 votes

Profiles in Courage (1964)

War & Politics Drama
Series
as Unknown

The Lieutenant (1963)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

The Balcony (1963)

Drama
Movie
as Roger
5.5 1 votes

The Outer Limits (1963)

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

Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963)

Mystery Drama
Series
as Unknown

Sam Benedict (1962)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

The Virginian (1962)

Western Drama
Series
as Unknown
7 1 votes

Combat! (1962)

War & Politics Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.8 8 votes

87th Precinct (1961)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Cain's Hundred (1961)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Dr. Kildare (1961)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
5.6 5 votes

Tate (1960)

Western
Series
as Unknown

The Tall Man (1960)

Western Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
8 1 votes

Rawhide (1959)

Western
Series
as Unknown
7.7 9 votes

Lock-Up (1959)

Series
as Unknown
9 2 votes

The Rebel (1959)

Western
Series
as Unknown

The Twilight Zone (1959)

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

Satan's Satellites (1958)

Action Science Fiction
Movie
as Narab
4 1 votes

The Brain Eaters (1958)

Science Fiction Horror
Movie
as Professor Cole
6.5 2 votes

Sea Hunt (1958)

Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.3 5 votes

The Rough Riders (1958)

Western
Series
as Unknown
10 1 votes

Perry Mason (1957)

Mystery Drama Crime Family
Series
as Unknown
7.8 21 votes

Harbor Command (1957)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

26 Men (1957)

Western
Series
as Unknown

Man Called X (1956)

Series
as Unknown

The West Point Story (1956)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Gunsmoke (1955)

Western Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
6.7 18 votes

Highway Patrol (1955)

Action & Adventure Drama Documentary
Series
as Unknown
6.5 2 votes

Navy Log (1955)

War & Politics Drama
Series
as Unknown

Them! (1954)

Horror Mystery Science Fiction
Movie
as Army Sergeant
6.8 94 votes

Old Overland Trail (1953)

Action Western Music Adventure
Movie
as Chief Black Hawk

Kid Monk Baroni (1952)

Drama
Movie
as Paul 'Monk' Baroni

Zombies of the Stratosphere (1952)

Science Fiction Action
Movie
4.5 2 votes

Francis Goes to West Point (1952)

Adventure Romance Fantasy Comedy
Movie
as Cadet Football Player #52 (uncredited)
7 3 votes

Dragnet (1951)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.2 6 votes