One of Hollywood’s most recognizable figures and a major philanthropist, William Shatner has cultivated a six-decade career as an award-winning actor, director, producer, writer and recording artist.
In 1966, Shatner originated the role of Captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek. The series spawned a feature film franchise, with Shatner returning for seven films and directing one. He continued his television career starring in T.J. Hooker and hosting both TV’s first reality-based series, Rescue 911, and Shatner’s Raw Nerve, a celebrity interview show on BIO. He later won multiple Emmys and Golden Globe Awards for appearances on The Practice and Boston Legal.
His love of music inspired critically acclaimed albums, including Has Been, What About Me, the holiday album Shatner Claus, Seeking Major Tom and the musical project Ponder the Mystery. In 2011, Shatner launched a one-man show, Shatner’s World, performing on Broadway, the US and abroad.
He is the author of nearly 30 fiction and non-fiction bestsellers, including an autobiography, Up till Now, Shatner Rules, Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man and 2018’s Live Long And…What I Might Have Learned Along the Way.
He and his wife, Elizabeth and three married children live in Los Angeles.
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