William Shatner

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William Shatner
Full NameWilliam Shatner


The illustrious William Shatner has captivated generations of devoted fans as the stoic, square-jawed Captain James T. Kirk of the U.S.S. Enterprise. Born in Côte Saint-Luc, Montréal, Québec, Canada, Shatner was the son of a Jewish emigrant from Bukovina and Lithuanian Jewish grandparents. After graduating from university, Shatner began his illustrious career in the theatre, performing with the National Repertory Theatre of Ottawa and at the Stratford, Ontario Shakespeare Festival. His impressive talent was soon recognized by New York critics, paving the way for his 70-plus years in front of the camera. Truly a grand entertainer, it is no wonder that he has been able to remain an icon for multiple generations.

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  • Primetime Emmy2005
    Boston LegalOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
  • Primetime Emmy2004
    The PracticeOutstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
  • Golden Globe2005
    Boston LegalBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television


  • Inglorious Treksperts
  • The Screen Savers
  • Hollywood on Horses
  • Boston Legal
  • Futurama
  • Better Late Than Never
  • Late Night with Conan O'Brien: 10th Anniversary Special
  • The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
  • Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration
  • Star Trek
  • Police Squad!
  • Psych
  • The War of the Worlds: Great Books
  • Late Night with Conan O'Brien: 5
  • A Whale of a Tale
  • Unlocked: The World of Games, Revealed
  • Judgment at Nuremberg
  • Columbo
  • Star Trek: Judgment Rites
  • Channing
  • The Henry Rollins Show
  • Thriller
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • God Woke
  • Testimony of Two Men
  • The Defenders
  • For the People
  • The Reporter
  • The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
  • The Lives of Benjamin Franklin
  • The First Men in the Moon
  • Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman
  • The Andersonville Trial
  • Brad Paisley: Online
  • The Greatest Show You Never Saw
  • Aftermath with William Shatner
  • Shatner's Raw Nerve
  • 3rd Rock from the Sun
  • Star Trek 25th Anniversary
  • Prime Times
  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
  • 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
  • Muppets Tonight
  • Saturday Night Live 25
  • William Shatner's Gonzo Ballet
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