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William Shatner

Actor
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Born Mar 22, 1931

William Gveg Shatner is a Canadian actor, musician, recording artist, author, and film director. He gained worldwide fame and became a cultural icon for his portrayal of James T. Kirk, captain of the 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.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1931 Birth Shatner was born on March 22, 1931, in the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce neighbourhood of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, the son of Anne (née Garmaise) and Joseph Shatner, a clothing manufacturer. … Read More

TWENTIES

1951 - 1952 2 More Events
1954 23 Years Old 1 More Event
Trained as a classical Shakespearean actor, Shatner began performing at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario, beginning in 1954. … Read More
1956 25 Years Old …  Rand and Shatner married on August 12, 1956, and their honeymoon was in Scotland. Shatner left Rand while he was acting in Star Trek: The Original Series, after which she filed for divorce. The divorce was finalized in 1969.
1959 28 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1959, he received decent reviews when he took on the role of Lomax in the Broadway production of The World of Suzie Wong.
1960 29 Years Old In 1960, he appeared twice as Wayne Gorham in NBC's Outlaws Western series with Barton MacLane, and then in another Alfred Hitchcock Presents fifth-season episode titled "Mother, may I go out to swim?" In 1961, he starred in the Broadway play A Shot in the Dark with Julie Harris and directed by Harold Clurman. … Read More

THIRTIES

1961 - 1963 4 More Events
In 1964, he guest starred in the episode "He Stuck in His Thumb" of the CBS drama The Reporter.
1965 34 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1965, Shatner guest-starred as Major Curt Brown in second season episode 9, "I Am the Enemy" of 12 O'Clock High. … Read More
Shatner starred in the 1966 gothic horror film Incubus, the second feature-length movie ever made with all dialogue spoken in Esperanto.

FORTIES

1971 40 Years Old Shatner received good reviews as the lead prosecutor in a 1971 PBS adaptation of Saul Levitt's play The Andersonville Trial. … Read More
1973 42 Years Old Shatner's second marriage to Marcy Lafferty (daughter of producer Perry Lafferty) lasted from 1973 to 1996.
1976 45 Years Old Richard Dawson, during an Archive of American Television interview, mentioned that Shatner was Mark Goodson's first choice to host the Family Feud pilot in 1976, but gave the job to Dawson instead. … Read More
1979 48 Years Old Shatner and the other original Star Trek cast members returned to their roles when Paramount produced Star Trek: The Motion Picture, released in 1979. … Read More

FIFTIES

1982 51 Years Old Besides the Star Trek films, Shatner landed a starring role on television as a police officer in T. J. Hooker, which ran from 1982 to 1986.
1989 58 Years Old 1 More Event
He then hosted the popular dramatic re-enactment series Rescue 911 from 1989 to 1996. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1995 - 1997 3 More Events
He narrated the 1999 television miniseries shot in New Zealand A Twist in the Tale.
2000 - 2004 5 More Events
Shatner took the Crane role to Boston Legal, and won a Golden Globe, an Emmy in 2005, and was nominated again in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009 for his work.
2006 - 2008 3 More Events
2009 78 Years Old 1 More Event
Shatner also starred as the voice of Don Salmonella Gavone on the 2009 YouTube animated series The Gavones.
2010 79 Years Old At a convention held in 2010, Shatner commented on the film by saying "I've seen that wonderful film." … Read More
2011 80 Years Old 1 More Event
Also in 2011, Shatner appeared in the episode of Psych titled, "In For a Penny" on the USA Network as the estranged father of Junior Detective Juliet O'Hara (Maggie Lawson). … Read More
In February 2012, Shatner performed in a new one-man show on Broadway, called Shatner's World: We Just Live in It. … Read More
2014 83 Years Old 1 More Event
On April 24, 2014 he performed for one night only an autobiographical one-man show on Broadway, which was later broadcast in over 700 theaters across Canada, Australia, and the United States. … Read More
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