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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
Biography

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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William Shatner's films

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Packshot for the film Star Trek Generations
Certificate
PG Certificate
Duration
115 Mins
Released
1994

Federation captains from different eras, Patrick Stewart and William Shatner, join forces. Mild language, violence and threat.

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Packshot for the film Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Certificate
U Certificate
Duration
131 Mins
Released
1979

Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner) takes control of the Starship Enterprise. Contains mild horror and very mild language.

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Packshot for the film Star Trek VI: Undiscovered Country
Certificate
PG Certificate
Duration
109 Mins
Released
1991

The Federation and the Klingon Empire make peace. Stars William Shatner. Contains mild sex references, language and sci-fi violence.

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Packshot for the film Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Certificate
PG Certificate
Duration
114 Mins
Released
1986

Captain Kirk (William Shatner) and crew travel back to Earth in the year 1986. Mild language.

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Packshot for the film Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
112 Mins
Released
1982

Captain Kirk (William Shatner) battles the evil Khan (Ricardo Montalban). Contains mild language, violence and sci-fi horror.

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Packshot for the film Star Trek III: The Search For Spock
Certificate
PG Certificate
Duration
101 Mins
Released
1984

Captain Kirk (William Shatner) and crew go in search of Spock (Leonard Nimoy). Contains mild language and sci-fi horror.

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Packshot for the film Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
Certificate
PG Certificate
Duration
103 Mins
Released
1989

A renegade Vulcan hijacks the Starship Enterprise. Stars William Shatner. Mild language.

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Did you know?

  • 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.