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William Shatner

Actor, Writer, Director Date of birth 22nd March 1931
Place of birth Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Year of debut 1951
First feature film The Butler's Night Off

William Shatner began acting as a child on Canadian radio shows. After graduating from university, he refined his acting skills at the National Repertory Theater of Ottawa. He began his career acting on stage in Canada and the US. He also starred in movies such as The Explosive Generation and TV shows like Alfred Hitchcock Presents. He became well known for playing Captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek from 1966 to 1969. He made his directorial debut in 1989 with Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.

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  • In 2005, William Shatner won a Golden Globe for his performance in the US TV series Boston Legal.
  • In 2004 he released an album, Has Been, which was produced and co-written by musician Ben Folds.
  • He made his Broadway debut in 1956 in Tamberlaine The Great.
  • He graduated from McGill University in 1952 with a degree in Commerce.
  • He has written several Star Trek-related books including The Ashes Of Eden and Captain's Peril.