William Shatner

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William Shatner
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Birth name William Alan Shatner
Born March 22, 1931 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Notable Roles Star Trek: Captain James T. Kirk
Notable Episodes
Awards star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Contents

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
For the People (1965) David Koster 1965 1
Star Trek: The Original Series James T. Kirk 1966–1969 1 2 3
Barbary Coast Jeff Cable 1975–1976 1
Testimony of Two Men Adrian Ferrier 1977 miniseries
How the West Was Won Capt. Harrison 1978 miniseries
T.J. Hooker T.J. Hooker 1982–1986 1 2 3 4 5
Rescue 911 Host 1989–1995 1 2 3 4 5 6
Voice of the Planet William Hope 1991 miniseries
TekWar Walter H. Bascom 1994–1996 1
Boston Legal Denny Crane 2004–2008 1 2 3 4 5
Show Me the Money (USA) Host 2006 1
Everest Norman Kelly 2008 miniseries
Shatner's Raw Nerve Host 2008 1 2 3
Bleep My Dad Says Ed Goodson 2010–2011 1
Shatner's Aftermath Host 2010 1
Weird or What? Host 2010 1

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Goodyear Television Playhouse 6x03 - All Summer Long October 28, 1956
The Kaiser Aluminum Hour Owen Howell 1x12 - Gwyneth December 18, 1956
Omnibus Palace Messenger 5x14 - Oedipus, the King January 6, 1957
Kraft Television Theatre (1947) 10x21 - The Discoverers February 6, 1957
Studio One Kenneth Preston 9x20 - The Defender (1) February 25, 1957
Studio One Kenneth Preston 9x21 - The Defender (2) March 4, 1957
The Kaiser Aluminum Hour John Sandor 1x23 - The Deady Silence May 21, 1957
Alfred Hitchcock Presents Jim Whitely 3x01 - The Glass Eye October 6, 1957
Studio One Dr. Franck 10x07 - The Deaf Heart October 21, 1957
Studio One Dr. David Coleman 10x12 - No Deadly Medicine (1) December 9, 1957
Studio One Dr. David Coleman 10x13 - No Deadly Medicine (2) December 16, 1957
Kraft Television Theatre (1947) 11x15 - The Velvet Trap January 8, 1958
The United States Steel Hour Fred Corry 5x13 - Walk with a Stranger February 26, 1958
The United States Steel Hour 5x18 - A Man in Hiding May 7, 1958
Suspicion Eli 1x31 - The Protege May 12, 1958
Climax! Ben Tate 4x29 - Time of the Hanging May 22, 1958
Playhouse 90 Jerry Paul 2x38 - A Town Has Turned to Dust June 19, 1958
Kraft Television Theatre (1947) 11x40 - The Man Who Didn't Fly July 16, 1958
The United States Steel Hour Con Purvis 5x25 - Old Marshals Never Die August 13, 1958
Hallmark Hall of Fame (1952) Philo - The Christmas Tree December 14, 1958
Sunday Showcase Thomas Gore 1x13 - The Indestructible Mr. Gore December 13, 1959
Alfred Hitchcock Presents John Crane 5x26 - Mother, May I Go Out to Swim? April 10, 1960
Play of the Week Lewis Rohnen 1x30 - Night of the Auk May 2, 1960
Adventures in Paradise 2x03 - Once Around the Circuit October 17, 1960
The Twilight Zone Don Carter 2x07 - Nick of Time November 18, 1960
Outlaws (1960) Wayne Gorham 1x07 - Starfall (1) November 24, 1960
Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond Carl Bremmer 3x10 - The Promise November 29, 1960
Outlaws (1960) Wayne Gorham 1x08 - Starfall (2) December 1, 1960
The DuPont Show of the Mont 4x04 - The Scarlet Pimpernel December 18, 1960
Thriller (1960) Gil Trasker 1x16 - The Hungry Glass January 3, 1961
Play of the Week Lewis Rohnen 2x22 - Night of the Auk February 20, 1961
Thriller (1960) Paul Graves 1x37 - The Grim Reaper June 13, 1961
The Defenders Jim McCleery 1x02 - Killer Instinct September 23, 1961
Dr. Kildare Toby Cunningham, M.D. 1x06 - Admitting Service November 2, 1961
Naked City (1958) Roger Barmer 3x14 - Portrait of a Painter January 10, 1962
Naked City (1958) Maung Tun 3x24 - Without Stick or Sword March 28, 1962
The Defenders Charles Terranova 2x10 - The Invisible Badge November 24, 1962
The Nurses (1962) Dr. Ken Houck 1x14 - A Difference of Years January 3, 1963
The Dick Powell Show Eric Tegman 2x24 - Colossus March 12, 1963
The Nurses (1962) Dr. Adam Courtland 1x24 - A Question of Mercy March 21, 1963
Alcoa Premiere Dr. William Grant 2x29 - Million Dollar Hospital April 18, 1963
77 Sunset Strip Paul De Vinger 6x01 - 5 (1) September 20, 1963
77 Sunset Strip Paul De Vinger 6x02 - 5 (2) September 27, 1963
77 Sunset Strip Paul De Vinger 6x03 - 5 (3) October 4, 1963
The Twilight Zone Bob Wilson 5x03 - Nightmare at 20,000 Feet October 11, 1963
77 Sunset Strip Paul De Vinger 6x04 - 5 (4) October 11, 1963
77 Sunset Strip Paul De Vinger 6x05 - 5 (5) October 18, 1963
Channing Tom 1x05 - Dragon in the Den October 23, 1963
Route 66 Manomsha Faxon 4x05 - Build Your Houses with Their Backs to the Sea October 25, 1963
The Defenders Cliff Sellers 3x06 - The Cruel Hook November 2, 1963
Arrest and Trial Larry Tavener 1x17 - Onward and Upward January 19, 1964
Burke's Law (1963) Arthur Reynolds 1x20 - Who Killed Carrie Cornell? February 14, 1964
The Defenders Gil Rawson 3x36 - The Uncivil War June 27, 1964
The Outer Limits (1963) Col./Brig. Gen. Jeff Barton 2x02 - Cold Hands, Warm Heart September 26, 1964
The Reporter Horner 1x08 - He Stuck in His Thumb November 13, 1964
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Michael Donfield 1x09 - The Project Strigas Affair November 24, 1964
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre David Vincent 2x09 - The Shattered Glass December 11, 1964
The Defenders Assistant District Attorney Earl Rhodes 4x14 - Whipping Boy January 7, 1965
The Virginian Luke Milford 4x04 - The Claim October 6, 1965
12 O'Clock High Maj. Kurt Brown 2x09 - I Am the Enemy November 8, 1965
Twelve O'Clock High Major Kurt Brown 2x09 - I Am the Enemy November 8, 1965
The Fugitive Tony Burrell 3x12 - Stranger in the Mirror December 7, 1965
The Big Valley Brett Skyler 1x18 - A Time to Kill January 19, 1966
Dr. Kildare Dr. Carl Noyes 5x46 - The Encroachment (1) February 21, 1966
Dr. Kildare Dr. Carl Noyes 5x47 - A Patient Lost (2) February 22, 1966
Dr. Kildare Dr. Carl Noyes 5x48 - What Happened to All the Sunshine and Roses? (3) February 28, 1966
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Dr. Ely Harris 3x14 - Wind Fever March 2, 1966
Dr. Kildare Dr. Carl Noyes 5x49 - The Taste of Crow (4) March 7, 1966
Dr. Kildare Dr. Carl Noyes 5x50 - Out of a Concrete Tower (5) March 8, 1966
Gunsmoke Fred Bateman 12x12 - Quaker Girl December 10, 1966
Star Trek: The Original Series Body of Sam Kirk (uncredited) 1x29 - Operation: Annihilate! April 13, 1967
Insight Mike Burnett 7x?? - Locusts Have No King May 28, 1967
Off to See the Wizard Alexander the Great 1x21 - Alexander the Great January 26, 1968
CBS Playhouse Peter Hoyt 2x04 - Shadow Game May 7, 1969
The Virginian Henry Swann 8x14 - Black Jade December 31, 1969
The Name of the Game Peter 2x19 - Tarot February 13, 1970
Paris 7000 1x07 - Shattered Idol March 5, 1970
Ironside Marty Jessup 3x22 - Little Jerry Jessup March 12, 1970
Medical Center Dr. Eli Neily 1x22 - The Combatants March 18, 1970
The F.B.I. Arthur Majors 6x10 - Antennae of Death November 29, 1970
The Name of the Game Ronald Payden 3x14 - The Glory Shouter December 18, 1970
Storefront Lawyers 1x23 - One American April 14, 1971
Ironside Don Brand 4x26 - Walls Are Waiting April 15, 1971
Mission: Impossible Thomas Kroll 6x02 - Encore September 25, 1971
Cade's County Jack Pilgrim 1x07 - The Armageddon Contract November 7, 1971
The Sixth Sense Edwin Danbury 1x06 - Can a Dead Man Strike from the Grave? February 26, 1972
Hawaii Five-O Sam Tolliver 5x03 - You Don't Have to Kill to Get Rich -- But It Helps. September 26, 1972
Mission: Impossible Joseph Conrad 7x06 - Cocaine October 21, 1972
Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law Gary 2x07 - Five Will Get You Six October 26, 1972
Marcus Welby, M.D. 4x13 - Heartbeat for Yesterday December 12, 1972
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors Richard Burrell 4x14 - A Tightrope to Tomorrow January 9, 1973
Barnaby Jones Phil Carlyle/Fred Williams 1x02 - To Catch a Dead Man February 4, 1973
Mannix Adam Langer 6x21 - Search for a Whisper February 18, 1973
Dr. Simon Locke Joe Flatt 2x03 - Ten Kilos to Nowhere March 26, 1973
The Magician Ed Cassidy 1x14 - The Illusion of the Queen's Gambit February 4, 1974
The Six Million Dollar Man Josh Lang 1x11 - Burning Bright April 12, 1974
Ironside Bill Parkins 7x24 - Amy Prentiss (1) May 23, 1974
Ironside Bill Parkins 7x25 - Amy Prentiss (2) May 23, 1974
Kung Fu Capt. Brandywine Gage 3x02 - A Small Beheading September 21, 1974
Petrocelli Adam North 1x04 - Edge of Evil October 2, 1974
Kodiak 1x04 - The Last Enemy October 4, 1974
Police Story Sergeant Bill Keitlinger 2x09 - Love, Mabel November 26, 1974
Amy Prentiss Detective Parkins 1x01 - Baptism of Fire December 1, 1974
Police Woman Mark Ciprio 1x11 - Smack December 6, 1974
The Rookies Luke Harris 3x16 - The Hunting Ground January 20, 1975
Amy Prentiss Detective Parkins 1x04 - Prime Suspect 1975
Columbo Ward Fowler 6x01 - Fade in to Murder October 10, 1976
The Oregon Trail 1x06 - The Scarlet Ribbon November 30, 1977
The Oregon Trail 1x10 - Return of the Baby 1977
The Ray Bradbury Theater Charles Underhill 1x02 - The Playground June 4, 1985
Saturday Night Live Himself/Host - December 20, 1986
SeaQuest DSV Milos Tezlof 1x17 - Hide and Seek February 27, 1994
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Himself 6x22 - Eye, Tooth May 13, 1996
Perversions of Science Admiral Kornfeld 1x03 - Boxed In June 7, 1997
Cosby Jack 2x09 - The Pilot (Not the Pilot) November 10, 1997
A Twist in the Tale Narrator 1x03 - The Anchoress February 20, 1999
A Twist in the Tale Narrator 1x14 - The Anchoress May 8, 1999
3rd Rock from the Sun The Big Giant Head 4x23 - Dick's Big Giant Headache (1) May 25, 1999
3rd Rock from the Sun The Big Giant Head 4x24 - Dick's Big Giant Headache (2) May 25, 1999
3rd Rock from the Sun The Big Giant Head 5x12 - The Big Giant Head Returns February 22, 2000
3rd Rock from the Sun The Big Giant Head 5x21 - The Big Giant Head Returns Again (1) May 23, 2000
3rd Rock from the Sun The Big Giant Head 5x22 - The Big Giant Head Returns Again (2) May 23, 2000
Bob Patterson Warren Wellman 1x04 - Awards Bob October 24, 2001
Futurama Himself 4x12 - Where No Fan Has Gone Before April 21, 2002
The Practice Denny Crane 8x17 - War of the Roses (2) March 21, 2004
The Practice Denny Crane 8x18 - The Case Against Alan Shore (3) March 28, 2004
The Practice Denny Crane 8x19 - The Firm April 18, 2004
The Practice Denny Crane 8x21 - New Hoods on the Block May 2, 2004
The Practice Denny Crane 8x22 - Cheers May 16, 2004

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Julius Caesar Marc Antony 1960
The Night of the Auk Lewis Rohnen May 4, 1960
Alexander the Great Alexander January 26, 1968
Sole Survivor Lt. Col. Josef Gronke January 9, 1970
The Andersonville Trial Lt. Col. N.P. Chipman May 17, 1970
Swing Out, Sweet Land John Adams November 29, 1970
Vanished (1971) Dave Paulick March 8, 1971
Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law Dave Blankenship September 12, 1971
The People Dr. Curtis January 22, 1972 ABC Movie of the Week
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1972) George Stapleton February 12, 1972 ABC Movie of the Week
Incident on a Dark Street Deaver G. Wallace January 13, 1973
Go Ask Alice Sam January 24, 1973
The Horror at 37,000 Feet Paul Kovalik February 13, 1973
Pioneer Woman John Sergeant December 19, 1973
Indict and Convict Sam Belden January 6, 1974
Pray for the Wildcats Warren Summerfield January 23, 1974
The Tenth Level Prof. Stephen Turner 1975
Perilous Voyage Steve Monroe July 29, 1976
The Bastard Paul Revere May 22, 1978
Little Women Professor Friedrich Bhaer October 2, 1978
Crash (1978) Carl Tobias October 29, 1978
Riel The Barker April 11, 1979
Disaster on the Coastliner Stuart Peters October 29, 1979
The Babysitter Jeff Benedict November 28, 1980
Secrets of a Married Man Chris Jordan September 24, 1984
North Beach and Rawhide Rawhide MacGregor November 12, 1985
Broken Angel Chuck Coburn March 14, 1988
Family of Strangers Earl February 21, 1993
TekWar Walter H. Bascom January 23, 1994 TekWar
TekWar: TekLords Walter H. Bascom February 20, 1994 TekWar
TekWar: TekLab Walter H. Bascom February 27, 1994 TekWar
TekWar: TekJustice Walter H. Bascom May 14, 1994 TekWar
Janek: The Silent Betrayal Bodosh December 20, 1994 Janek
Dead Man's Island Chase Prescott March 5, 1996
The Kid Professor October 30, 2001
A Carol Christmas Dr. Bob December 7, 2003
Gotta Catch Santa Claus Santa Claus December 11, 2008

Notable Film Roles

Film Role Released
Star Trek: The Motion Picture Captain James T. Kirk 1979
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Captain James T. Kirk 1982
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Captain James T. Kirk 1984
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Captain James T. Kirk 1986
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier Captain James T. Kirk 1989
Star Trek IV: The Undiscovered Country Captain James T. Kirk 1991

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
The $10,000 Pyramid June 4-8, 1973
The $10,000 Pyramid September 9-13, 1974
The $10,000 Pyramid October 20-24, 1975
The $20,000 Pyramid October 17-21, 1977
The $20,000 Pyramid February 20-24, 1978
The $20,000 Pyramid September 24-28, 1978

Awards and Accolades

Primetime Emmy Awards

(2 Wins in 8 Nominations)

  • Won: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (2004)
The Practice
  • Won: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2005)
Boston Legal

Golden Globe Awards

(1 Win in 2 Nominations)

  • Won: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (2005)
Boston Legal

Trivia

  • married four times