William Shatner
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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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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.
Known For
Columbo
The Kelly Clarkson Show
The Twilight Zone
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Gunsmoke
The Oscars
Hallmark Hall of Fame
Real Time with Bill Maher
Ironside
The Practice
Studio One
Late Night with Conan O'Brien
Dr. Kildare
Haven
Psych
The F.B.I.
Dream On
LIVE with Kelly and Mark
E! True Hollywood Story
Saturday Night Live
Climax!
Police Woman
Private Eyes
Thriller
The Big Bang Theory
The Fugitive
Hot in Cleveland
The Defenders
Mission: Impossible
WWE Raw
Mannix
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
The Rookies
Space Ghost Coast to Coast
Hell's Kitchen
The Colbert Report
Kung Fu
Comedy Central Roasts
Hawaii Five-O
Outlaws
Petrocelli
The Masked Singer
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn
CBS Playhouse
Route 66
Suspicion
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
3rd Rock from the Sun
The Shannara Chronicles
The Ed Sullivan Show
Star Trek: Short Treks
The Larry Sanders Show
The Ray Bradbury Theater
The Virginian
seaQuest DSV
Perversions of Science
Lamp Unto My Feet
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Futurama
Comic Book Men
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Million Dollar Password
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
The Real History of Science Fiction
Kraft Television Theatre
The Talk
Omnibus
The Dick Powell Show
Late Night with David Letterman
The Name of the Game
Amy Prentiss
Elvis
Dick Van Dyke: 98 Years of Magic
Little Women
Boomerang
Airplane II: The Sequel
Vanished
Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond
Atomic Betty
Judgment at Nuremberg
Star Trek: Generations
Merry F#%$in' Christmas
Masters of the Universe: Revolution
The Horror at 37,000 Feet
The Magician
Over the Hedge
The Wild
Miss Congeniality
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous
Reporter
The Oregon Trail
Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen
Better Late Than Never
Prime Times
Fireheart
Billy Blackburn's Treasure Chest: Rare Home Movies and Special Memories
The Prisoner of Zenda, Inc.
Boston Legal
Dead Man's Island
Shadow Game
Star Trek
Mars Rising
For the People
American Psycho II: All American Girl
Insight
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
The UnXplained
T. J. Hooker
Star Trek: A Captain's Log
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Rescue 911
Star Trek
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
Star Trek: 25th Anniversary Special
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
William Shatner's Star Trek Memories
Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner
$#*! My Dad Says
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