Leonard Nimoy

Born Mar 26, 1931

Leonard Simon Nimoy is an American actor, film director, poet, musician and photographer. Nimoy is best known for his role of Spock in the original Star Trek series, and in multiple film, 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.… Read More

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1931 Birth Leonard Simon Nimoy was born on March 26, 1931, in the West End of Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Jewish immigrants from Iziaslav, Ukraine. … Read More


1952 21 Years Old Nimoy spent more than a decade receiving only small parts in B movies and the lead in one, along with a minor TV role. He believed that playing the title role in the 1952 film Kid Monk Baroni would make him a star, but the film failed after playing briefly. … Read More
1954 23 Years Old 1 More Event
Nimoy played an Army sergeant in the 1954 science fiction thriller Them! and a professor in the 1958 science fiction movie The Brain Eaters, and had a role in The Balcony (1963), a film adaptation of the Jean Genet play. … Read More
1957 26 Years Old On television, Nimoy appeared in two episodes of the 1957–1958 syndicated military drama The Silent Service, based on actual events of the submarine section of the United States Navy.
1958 27 Years Old He had guest roles in the Sea Hunt series from 1958 to 1960 and a minor role in the 1961 The Twilight Zone episode "A Quality of Mercy". … Read More
1959 28 Years Old In 1959, Nimoy was cast as Luke Reid in the "Night of Decision" episode of the ABC/Warner Bros. western series Colt .45, starring Wayde Preston and directed by Leslie H. Martinson.


1962 31 Years Old 1 More Event
Nimoy appeared four times in ethnic roles on NBC's Wagon Train, the No. 1 program of 1962. … Read More
1966 35 Years Old Nimoy was known for his portrayal of Spock, the half-human, half-Vulcan character he played on Star Trek from the first 1966 TV episode to the film, Star Trek Into Darkness, in 2013. … Read More
1969 38 Years Old Following Star Trek in 1969, Nimoy immediately joined the cast of the spy series Mission: Impossible, which was seeking a replacement for Martin Landau. … Read More


1971 - 1973 2 More Events
1974 43 Years Old He starred as Randle McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest in 1974, a year prior to its release as a feature film, with Jack Nicholson in the same role. … Read More
1975 44 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1975 he toured with and played the title role in the Royal Shakespeare Company's Sherlock Holmes. … Read More
1980 49 Years Old During 1980, Nimoy hosted the "Adventure Night" segment of the radio drama series Mutual Radio Theater, heard via the Mutual Broadcasting System. … Read More


1982 51 Years Old From 1982 to 1987, Nimoy hosted the children's educational show Standby: Lights, Camera, Action on Nickelodeon.
1986 55 Years Old He worked occasionally as a voice actor in animated feature films, including the character of Galvatron in The Transformers: The Movie in 1986.
1987 56 Years Old After 32 years of marriage, he reportedly left Sandra on her 56th birthday and divorced her in 1987.
1989 58 Years Old On New Year's Day 1989, Nimoy married his second wife, actress Susan Bay, cousin of director Michael Bay. … Read More


1991 - 2007 7 More Events
Nimoy played the reoccurring enigmatic character of Dr. William Bell on the television show Fringe. Nimoy opted for the role after previously working with Abrams, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman on the 2009 Star Trek film and offered another opportunity to work with this production team again. … Read More
2010 79 Years Old 1 More Event
Nimoy also provided voiceovers for the Star Trek Online massive multiplayer online game, released in February 2010, as well as Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep as Master Xehanort, the series' leading villain. … Read More
2011 80 Years Old 1 More Event
Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep was to be his final performance; however, in February 2011, he announced his intent to return to Fringe and reprise his role as William Bell. … Read More
Nimoy provided the voice of Spock as a guest star in a Season 5 episode of the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory titled "The Transporter Malfunction", which aired on March 29, 2012.
2013 82 Years Old In 2013, Nimoy reprised his role as Ambassador Spock in a cameo appearance in Star Trek Into Darkness, and is the only actor from the original series to appear in Abrams' Star Trek films. … Read More
2014 83 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2014, Walter Koenig revealed in a Las Vegas Sun interview that Leonard Nimoy personally and successfully advocated equal pay for both his and Nichelle Nichols' work on Star Trek to the show's producers. … Read More
…  In 2015 an asteroid was named 4864 Nimoy in his honor. … Read More
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