William Shatner

Adaptable learner who embraced challenges.

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