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William Shatner
William Shatner
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Name William Shatner
Aliases Bill Shatner; Shat
Roles Actor
Director
Writer
Producer
Place of birth Montreal, Québec, Canada
Gender Male
Date of birth March 22nd, 1931
Date of death
First appearance Twilight Zone: Nick of Time


William Alan Shatner is a Canadian film and television actor born in Montreal, Québec on March 22nd, 1931. In addition to his numerous roles in various movies and programs (several of which are considered iconic for their respective genres), Shatner is also an accomplished director, writer and producer. He is best known however for his portrayal of James T. Kirk, captain (and sometimes Admiral) of the infamous exploratory space vessel the USS Enterprise on the poplar hit TV series Star Trek.. Shatner's Kirk character was the central figure of the original 1960s Star Trek television series and the first seven Star Trek feature films, the fifth of which he directed.

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William Shatner's very first work in a science fiction feature was in the "Nick of Time" episode of the 1950s-60s anthology series The Twilight Zone. He played a man named Don Carter, a newlywed who has a bizarre experience with a fortune telling machine at a local diner. Shatner appeared in one more episode of The Twilight Zone entitled "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" playing a character named Bob Wilson. This episode has since garnered a beloved reputation among sci-fi fans and proved to be the jumping-off point towards what would be a long and illustrious career.

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Body of work Edit

Film Edit

Film Year Role
Kingdom of the Spiders 1977 Doctor Robert "Rack" Hansen
Star Trek: The Motion Picture 1979 Admiral/Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 1982 Admiral James T. Kirk
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock 1984 Admiral James T. Kirk
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 1986 Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier 1989 Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country 1991 Captain James T. Kirk
TekWar 1994 Walter H. Bascom
TekWar: TekLords 1994 Walter H. Bascom
TekWar: TekLab 1994 Walter H. Bascom
TekWar: TekJustice 1994 Walter H. Bascom
Star Trek: Generations 1994 Admiral James T. Kirk

Television Edit

Series Episode Role
The Twilight Zone Nick of Time Don Carter
The Twilight Zone Nightmare at 20,000 Feet Bob Wilson
The Outer Limits Cold Hands, Warm Heart Colonel Jeff Barton
Star Trek The Man Trap Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek Charlie X Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek Where No Man Has Gone Before Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek The Naked Time Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek The Enemy Within Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek Mudd's Women Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek What are Little Girls Made Of? Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek Miri Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek Dagger of the Mind Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek The Corbomite Maneuver Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek The Menagerie (Part 1) Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek The Menagerie (Part 2) Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek The Conscience of the King Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek Balance of Terror Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek Shore Leave Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek The Galileo Seven Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek The Squire of Gothos Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek Arena Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek Tomorrow is Yesterday Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek Court Martial Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek The Return of the Archons Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek Space Seed Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek A Taste of Armageddon Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek This Side of Paradise Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek The Devil in the Dark Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek Errand of Mercy Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek The Alternative Factor Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek The City on the Edge of Forever Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek Operation - Annihilate! Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek Amok Time Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek Who Mourns for Adonais? Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek The Changeling Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek Mirror, Mirror Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek The Apple Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek The Doomsday Machine Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek Catspaw Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek I, Mudd Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek Metamorphosis Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek Journey to Babel Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek Friday's Child Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek The Deadly Years Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek Obsession Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek Wolf in the Fold Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek The Trouble With Tribbles Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek The Gamesters of Triskelion Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek A Piece of the Action Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek The Immunity Syndrome Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek A Private Little War Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek Return to Tomorrow Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek Patterns of Force Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek By Any Other Name Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek The Omega Glory Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek The Ultimate Computer Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek Bread and Circuses Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek Assignment: Earth Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek Spock's Brain Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek The Enterprise Incident Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek The Paradise Syndrome Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek And the Children Shall Lead Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek Is There in Truth No Beauty? Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek Spectre of the Gun Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek Day of the Dove Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek The Tholian Web Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek Plato's Stepchildren Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek Wink of an Eye Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek The Empath Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek Elaan of Troyius Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek Whom Gods Destroy Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek Let That Be Your Last Battlefield Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek The Mark of Gideon Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek That Which Survives Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek The Lights of Zetar Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek Requiem for Methuselah Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek The Way to Eden Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek The Cloud Minders Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek The Savage Curtain Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek All Our Yesterdays Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek Turnabout Intruder Captain James T. Kirk
The Six Million Dollar Man Burning Bright Josh Lang
Star Trek: The Animated Series Beyond the Farthest Star Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek: The Animated Series Yesteryear Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek: The Animated Series One of Our Planets Is Missing Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek: The Animated Series The Lorelei Signal Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek: The Animated Series Star Trek: More Tribbles, More Troubles Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek: The Animated Series The Survivor Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek: The Animated Series The Infinite Vulcan Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek: The Animated Series The Magicks of Megas-Tu Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek: The Animated Series Once Upon a Planet Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek: The Animated Series Mudd's Passion Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek: The Animated Series The Terratin Incident Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek: The Animated Series The Time Trap Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek: The Animated Series The Ambergris Element Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek: The Animated Series The Slaver Weapon Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek: The Animated Series The Eye of the Beholder Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek: The Animated Series The Jihad Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek: The Animated Series The Pirates of Orion Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek: The Animated Series Bem Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek: The Animated Series The Practical Joker Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek: The Animated Series Albatross Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek: The Animated Series How Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek: The Animated Series The Counter-Clock Incident Captain James T. Kirk
The Ray Bradbury Theater The Playground Charles Underhill
SeaQuest DSV Hide and Seek Milos Tezlof

Video Games Edit

Game Year Character
Star Trek: 25th Anniversary Enhanced 1992 Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek: Judgment Rites 1993 Captain James T. Kirk

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • William Shatner is credited as the author on the TekWar series of novels, and indeed, he developed the concept behind the novels while working on the set of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. The actual books however were ghost written by sci-fi author Ron Goulart. Goulart also wrote the 1985 novel Brainz, Inc., which Shatner used as partial inspiration for the books.

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