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William Shatner

William Shatner has notched up an impressive 50-plus years in front of the camera, displaying heady comedic talent and being instantly recognizable to several generations of cult television fans as the square-jawed Captain James T. Kirk, commander of the starship U.S.S. Enterprise. Shatner was born in Côte Saint-Luc, Montréal, Québec, Canada, to ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 23 wins & 42 nominations. See more awards »

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  Senior Moment (post-production)
Victor Martin
 2015 William Shatner War Chronicles: German (Short) (completed)
Narrator (voice)
 2018 The Steam Engines of Oz
Oscar 'Oz' Diggs (voice)
 2018 Aliens Ate My Homework (Video)
Phil the Plant (voice)
 2017/I Malevolent
The Overseer (voice)
 2017 The Indian Detective (TV Mini-Series)
David Marlowe
 2017 Batman vs. Two-Face (Video)
Two-Face / Harvey Dent (voice)
 2017 Private Eyes (TV Series)
Norm Glinski
 2017 My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (TV Series)
Grand Pear
 2016 A Sunday Horse
Kenneth Roubidaux
 2016 Range 15
Richard Chindler
 2016 Hashtaggers (TV Series)
William Shatner
 2016 MLB Network Presents (TV Series)
 2015 Breaking Ground (TV Series)
 2015 Haven (TV Series)
 2015 Just in Time for Christmas (TV Movie)
 2015 William Shatner War Chronicles (TV Series)
 2015 Baby, Baby, Baby
 2015 Murdoch Mysteries (TV Series)
Mark Twain
 2015 A Christmas Horror Story
Dangerous Dan
 2014 Elite: Dangerous (Video Game)
Orion (voice)
 2014 Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff (Video Game)
James T. Kirk (voice)
 2013 Hot in Cleveland (TV Series)
 2013 The All Glory Project (Video short)
Narrator (voice)
 2013 Brian Evans: At Fenway (Video short)
Home Plate Umpire
 2013 Escape from Planet Earth
Gen. Shanker (voice)
 2012 Rookie Blue (TV Series)
Henry McLeod
 2011-2012 Psych (TV Series)
Frank O'Hara
 2011 Horrorween
William Shatner
 2010-2011 $#*! My Dad Says (TV Series)
Dr. Edison Milford Goodson III
 2009 La véritable histoire du Chat Botté
The Cat (English version, voice)
 2009 Fanboys
William Shatner
 2004-2008 Boston Legal (TV Series)
Denny Crane
 2008 Gotta Catch Santa Claus (TV Movie)
Santa Claus (voice)
 2007 Everest (TV Mini-Series)
Norman Kelly
 2007 The Tuttles: Madcap Misadventures (Video Game)
Vance (voice)
 2007/I Live Life (Short)
 2006 Star Trek: Tactical Assault (Video Game)
Capt. James T. Kirk (voice)
 2006 Star Trek: Legacy (Video Game)
Capt. James T. Kirk (voice)
 2006 Star Trek: Encounters (Video Game)
Narrator (voice)
 2006 Over the Hedge
Ozzie (voice)
 2006 The Wild
Kazar (voice)
 2006 Stalking Santa
Narrator (voice)
 2005 Last Laugh '05 (TV Movie)
 2005 Atomic Betty (TV Series)
Betty's Grandfather
 2005 Invasion Iowa (TV Series)
Col. Shane Yeager / Himself
 2005 Lil' Pimp (Video)
Tony Gold (voice)
 2004 Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
Dodgeball Chancellor
 2004 Chilly Beach (TV Series)
The President
 2004 The Practice (TV Series)
Denny Crane
 2003 A Carol Christmas (TV Movie)
Dr. Bob / Ghost of Christmas Present
 2002 Groom Lake
John Gossner
 2002 American Psycho II: All American Girl (Video)
 2002 Futurama (TV Series)
William Shatner
 2002 Showtime
William Shatner
 2002 Shoot or Be Shot
Harvey Wilkes
 2001 The Kid (TV Movie)
Professor (voice)
 2001 Bob Patterson (TV Series)
Warren Wellman
 2001 Osmosis Jones
Mayor Phlegmming (voice)
 2001 Falcon Down
Maj. Robert Carson
 2000 Miss Congeniality
Stan Fields
 1999-2000 3rd Rock from the Sun (TV Series)
The Big Giant Head
 1999 A Twist in the Tale (TV Series)
The Storyteller
 1998 Hercules (TV Series)
Jason of the Argonauts
 1998 Free Enterprise
 1998 Land of the Free
Aidan Carvell
 1997 Star Trek: Generations (Video Game)
Capt. James T. Kirk (voice)
 1997 Star Trek: Starfleet Academy (Video Game)
Capt. James T. Kirk
 1997 Cosby (TV Series)
 1997 The First Men in the Moon (Video)
The Grand Lunar, King of the Moon
 1997 Perversions of Science (TV Series)
Adm. Kornfeld
 1996 The Prisoner of Zenda, Inc. (TV Movie)
Michael Gatewick
 1996 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV Series)
William Shatner
 1996 Dead Man's Island (TV Movie)
Chase Prescott
 1994-1996 TekWar (TV Series)
Walter H. Bascom
 1993-1995 Eek!stravaganza (TV Series)
Star Commander Berzerk / Santa Claus
 1994 Janek: The Silent Betrayal (TV Movie)
 1994 TekWar: TekJustice (TV Movie)
Walter H. Bascom
 1994 SeaQuest 2032 (TV Series)
Milos Tezlof
 1994 TekWar: TekLab (TV Movie)
Walter H. Bascom
 1994 TekWar: TekLords (TV Movie)
Walter H. Bascom
 1994 TekWar (TV Movie)
Walter H. Bascom
 1976-1994 Columbo (TV Series)
Fielding Chase / Detective Lucerne / Ward Fowler
 1993 Star Trek: Judgment Rites (Video Game)
Capt. James T. Kirk (voice)
 1993 Family of Strangers (TV Movie)
 1993 Loaded Weapon 1
Gen. Mortars
 1992 Star Trek: 25th Anniversary Enhanced (Video Game)
Capt. James T. Kirk (voice)
 1992 The Larry Sanders Show (TV Series)
William Shatner
 1991 Voice of the Planet (TV Mini-Series)
William Hope Planter
 1988 The Trial of Standing Bear (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 1988 Broken Angel (TV Movie)
Chuck Coburn
 1982-1986 T.J. Hooker (TV Series)
Sgt. T.J. Hooker
 1985 North Beach and Rawhide (TV Movie)
Rawhide MacGregor
 1985 The Ray Bradbury Theater (TV Series)
Charles Underhill
 1984 Secrets of a Married Man (TV Movie)
Chris Jordan
 1982 Airplane II: The Sequel
Commander Buck Murdock
 1982 Visiting Hours
Gary Baylor
 1982 Police Squad! (TV Series)
Poisoned Man
 1980 The Babysitter (TV Movie)
Dr. Jeff Benedict
 1980 The Kidnapping of the President
Jerry O'Connor
 1979 Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Capt. James T. Kirk
 1979 Disaster on the Coastliner (TV Movie)
Stuart Peters
 1979 Riel (TV Movie)
The Barker
 1978 Crash (TV Movie)
Carl Tobias
 1978 Little Women (TV Mini-Series)
Prof. Friedrich Bhaer
 1978 The Third Walker
Munro Maclean
 1978 Land of No Return
Curt Benell
 1978 The Bastard (TV Movie)
Paul Revere
 1978 How the West Was Won (TV Series)
Capt. Harrison
 1977 The Oregon Trail (TV Series)
Master Sgt. Buford Cole
 1977 Kingdom of the Spiders
Rack Hansen
 1977 Testimony of Two Men (TV Mini-Series)
Adrian Ferrier
 1976 A Whale of a Tale
Dr. Jack Fredericks
 1976 The Tenth Level (TV Movie)
Prof. Stephen Turner
 1976 Perilous Voyage (TV Movie)
Steve Monroe
 1975-1976 Barbary Coast (TV Series)
Jeff Cable
 1975 The Devil's Rain
Mark Preston
 1975 The Rookies (TV Series)
Luke Harris
 1974 Police Woman (TV Series)
Mark Ciprio
 1974 Amy Prentiss (TV Series)
Bill Parkins
 1974 Police Story (TV Series)
Sgt. Bill Keitlinger
 1973-1974 Star Trek (TV Series)
Capt. Kirk
 1973-1974 Police Surgeon (TV Series)
Barney Davis / Joe Flatt
 1974 Kodiak (TV Series)
 1974 Petrocelli (TV Series)
Adam North
 1974 The Collaborators (TV Series)
 1974 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Capt. Brandywine Gage
 1974 Big Bad Mama
William J. Baxter
 1970-1974 Ironside (TV Series)
Bill Parkins / Don Brand / Marty Jessup
 1974 The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series)
Josh Lang
 1974 The Magician (TV Series)
Ed Cassidy
 1974 Impulse
Matt Stone
 1974 Pray for the Wildcats (TV Movie)
Warren Summerfield
 1974 Indict and Convict (TV Movie)
Sam Belden
 1973 Pioneer Woman (TV Movie)
John Sergeant
 1973 Mannix (TV Series)
Adam Langer
 1973 The Horror at 37,000 Feet (TV Movie)
Paul Kovalik
 1973 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Phil Carlyle / Fred Williams
 1973 Go Ask Alice (TV Movie)
 1973 Incident on a Dark Street (TV Movie)
Deaver G. Wallace
 1973 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)
Richard Burrell
 1972 Norman Corwin Presents (TV Series)
 1972 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Dr. Bellings
 1971-1972 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
Gary / District Attorney Dave Blankenship
 1971-1972 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Joseph Conrad / Thomas Kroll
 1972 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Sam Tolliver
 1972 The Sixth Sense (TV Series)
Edwin Danbury
 1972 The Hound of the Baskervilles (TV Movie)
George Stapleton
 1972 The People (TV Movie)
Dr. Curtis
 1971 Cade's County (TV Series)
Jack Pilgrim
 1971 Men at Law (TV Series)
 1971 Vanished (TV Movie)
Dave Paulick
 1970 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Ronald Payden / Peter
 1970 Swing Out, Sweet Land (TV Movie)
John Adams
 1970 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Arthur Majors
 1970 The Andersonville Trial (TV Movie)
Col. Chipman
 1970 Medical Center (TV Series)
Dr. Eli Neily
 1970 Paris 7000 (TV Series)
 1970 Sole Survivor (TV Movie)
Lt. Col. Josef Gronke
 1965-1969 The Virginian (TV Series)
Henry Swann / Luke Milford
 1966-1969 Star Trek (TV Series)
Capt. Kirk / Dr. Janice Lester / Sargon / ...
 1969 The Skirts of Happy Chance (TV Movie)
Chris Pardee
 1969 CBS Playhouse (TV Series)
Peter Hoyt
 1968 White Comanche
Johnny Moon / Notah
 1968 Off to See the Wizard (TV Series)
Alexander the Great
 1967 Insight (TV Series)
Mike Burnett
 1966 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Fred Bateman
 1966 Incubus
 1961-1966 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Dr. Carl Noyes / Dr. Toby Cunningham
 1964-1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Ely Harris / David Vincent
 1966 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Brett Skyler
 1965 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Tony Burrell
 1965 12 O'Clock High (TV Series)
Maj. Kurt Brown
 1965 For the People (TV Series)
David Koster
 1961-1965 The Defenders (TV Series)
Assistant District Attorney Earl Rhodes / Gil Rawson / Cliff Sellers / ...
 1964 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Michael Donfield
 1964 The Reporter (TV Series)
 1964 The Outrage
The Preacher
 1964 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Col. / Brig. Gen. Jeff Barton
 1964 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Arthur Reynolds
 1964 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Larry Tavener
 1963 Alexander the Great (TV Movie)
 1963 Route 66 (TV Series)
Menemsha Faxon
 1963 Channing (TV Series)
Tom Ericson
 1963 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Paul DeVinger
 1960-1963 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Bob Wilson / Don Carter
 1963 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Dr. William Grant
 1963 Operation Bikini
Narrator (uncredited)
 1963 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Dr. Adam Courtland / Dr.Ken Houck
 1963 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Eric Tegman
 1962 The Soldier (Short)
The Soldier
 1962 The Intruder
Adam Cramer
 1962 Naked City (TV Series)
Maung Tun / Roger Barmer
 1961 Judgment at Nuremberg
Capt. Harrison Byers
 1961 The Explosive Generation
Peter Gifford
 1961 Thriller (TV Series)
Paul Graves / Gil Thrasher
 1960 Festival (TV Series)
Marc Antony
 1960 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
 1960 Point of Departure (TV Movie)
 1960 Outlaws (TV Series)
Wayne Gorham
 1960 One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Carl Bremer
 1960 The Robert Herridge Theater (TV Series)
 1960 Moment of Fear (TV Series)
 1954-1960 Encounter (TV Series)
Harry Mungo / Billy Budd / Pete / ...
 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Lewis Rohnen
 1957-1960 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
John Crane / Jim Whitely
 1959 Nero Wolfe (TV Series)
Archie Goodwin
 1959 Sunday Showcase (TV Series)
Sen. Thomas P. Gore
 1959 Tactic (TV Series)
 1958 The Christmas Tree (TV Movie)
 1958 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Con Purvis / Fred Corry
 1957-1958 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
Harry / Fred Bell / Charles Best
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Jerry Paul
 1958 Climax! (TV Series)
Ben Tate
 1958 Suspicion (TV Series)
 1958 The Brothers Karamazov
Alexi Karamazov
 1957 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Dr. David Coleman / Kenneth Preston / Dr. Franck
 1956-1957 Omnibus (TV Series)
Palace Messenger (segment "Oedipus, the King") / (segment "Moliere's School for Wives")
 1956-1957 The Kaiser Aluminum Hour (TV Series)
John Sandor / Owen Howell / Peterson
 1957 Oedipus Rex
 1956 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
 1955-1956 On Camera (TV Series)
Mark Solway
 1955 Scope (TV Series)
 1955 Playbill (TV Series)
 1954 Howdy Doody (TV Series)
Ranger Bob (1954)
 1953 Space Command (TV Series) (1953)
 1951 The Butler's Night Off
A crook
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Show Show Writer (18 credits)
Show Show Director (13 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (15 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Composer (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (5 credits)
Show Show Self (412 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (60 credits)

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Interviewed on The Oprah Winfrey Show (1984). See more »

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On what money means to him: For the longest time, I could never get ahead more than a few hundred dollars, no matter how well I did or what job I got, and no matter how hard I tried to pare expenses down. With three kids, it was always very, very tight, and it was always a scramble for what was my next job. So I learned never to go into debt because I don't want those monthly payments to ... See more »


Often jogged for charity from 1976-1980. Running to support the Olympics held in his hometown of Montreal and for late Canadian amputee Terry Fox and his cross country marathon. See more »


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