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William Shatner

 
Birth Place:
Montreal, QC, CANADA
Bio:
William Shatner has cultivated a career spanning over 50 years as an award-winning actor, director, producer, writer, recording artist, and horseman. In 1966, Shatner originated the role of "Captain James T. Kirk" in the television series Star Trek, a show that spawned a feature film franchise where ... (read complete bio)
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Date of Birth: March 22, 1931 (91)

Birth Place: Montreal, QC, CANADA

Bio:
William Shatner has cultivated a career spanning over 50 years as an award-winning actor, director, producer, writer, recording artist, and horseman. In 1966, Shatner originated the role of "Captain James T. Kirk" in the television series Star Trek, a show that spawned a feature film franchise where ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [US Tour]
US National Tour, 2014
Performer
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2012
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2012
Performer
  [Broadway]
1961
Paul Sevigne
  [Broadway]
1958
Robert Lomax
  [Broadway]
1956
Usumcasane

Writing

Creator

Photos

William Shatner Photo

William Shatner

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Date:
03/02/2012
William Shatner  Photo

William Shatner

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Date:
03/01/2012
William Shatner. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus Photo

William Shatner. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

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Date:
02/17/2012

 

Stage

Performances
  [US Tour]
US National Tour, 2014
Performer

  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2012
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2012
Performer

  [Broadway]
1961
Paul Sevigne

  [Broadway]
1958
Robert Lomax

  [Broadway]
1956
Usumcasane

Writing
Creator

William Shatner Biography

William Shatner has cultivated a career spanning over 50 years as an award-winning actor, director, producer, writer, recording artist, and horseman. In 1966, Shatner originated the role of "Captain James T. Kirk" in the television series Star Trek, a show that spawned a feature film franchise where Shatner returned as Captain Kirk in seven of the Star Trek movies, one of which he directed. He's won Emmys and a Golden Globe for his portrayal of lawyer "Denny Crane" on both The Practice and Boston Legal. He received four more Emmy nominations as well as other Golden Globe and SAG Award nods.

His love of music inspired him to record the critically acclaimed album Has Been. William Shatner's book, Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man, appeared on the NY Times Bestseller list, and his newest book, Spirit of the Horse: A Celebration in Fact and Fable, was released in May 2017. Shatner continues to act, write, produce and direct while still making time to work with charities and further his passion in equestrian sports. He and his wife, Elizabeth and three married children live in Los Angeles.

William Shatner Awards and Nominations

 
Theatre World Awards - 1959 - Performance Gold Star
William Shatner, The World of Suzie Wong

William Shatner News

Director's Edition of STAR TREK Film Will Be Released on Blu-Ray Photo Director's Edition of STAR TREK Film Will Be Released on Blu-Ray
by Michael Major - Jul 6, 2022

The film will also be released in a Limited-Edition Collector‚Äôs Set entitled ‚ÄúThe Complete Adventure,‚ÄĚ which includes the new Director‚Äôs Edition, the theatrical cut, and a special longer cut all on 4K Ultra HD along with special features on Blu-ray. ¬†In addition, Star Trek: The Original Motion Picture Collection will also be released.

Jeff Dye Comes to Comedy Works South, June 2- 4 Photo Jeff Dye Comes to Comedy Works South, June 2- 4
by A.A. Cristi - May 31, 2022

Comedy Works has announced that Jeff Dye will perform at Comedy Works South at the Landmark.

BWW Review: DAVID DEAN BOTTRELL MAKES LOVE: A ONE-MAN SHOW - Stories Of Life, Love, & Photo BWW Review: DAVID DEAN BOTTRELL MAKES LOVE: A ONE-MAN SHOW - Stories Of Life, Love, & Soiled Drapes Is A Swipe Right at The Triad
by Bobby Patrick - Apr 7, 2022

The charm of A ONE-MAN SHOW is, in fact, the one man. DDB is adorable to look at and listen to. He tells charming stories in charming ways and weren’t we all charmed by them

William Shatner to Join The National Symphony Orchestra for DECLASSIFIED: BEN FOLDS P Photo William Shatner to Join The National Symphony Orchestra for DECLASSIFIED: BEN FOLDS PRESENTS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 7, 2022

The National Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Steven Reineke, and Artistic Advisor Ben Folds welcome legendary actor, musician, activist, and recent space traveler William Shatner as the featured guest artist for its upcoming DECLASSIFIED: BEN FOLDS PRESENTS concert on Friday, April 29 at 9 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall.

Ben Folds To Co-Host An Immersive A Capella Camp In D.C. Photo Ben Folds To Co-Host An Immersive A Capella Camp In D.C.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 31, 2022

National Symphony Orchestra¬†Artistic Advisor Ben Folds will join Planet Word, a DC-based interactive museum devoted to immersive language experiences, the NSO, and Camp A Cappella in co-hosting an immersive a cappella camp ‚Äď entitled ‚ÄúDC Camp A Cappella Intensive‚ÄĚ - for area a cappella groups on Tuesday, April 26th.

New Musicals Festival at WP Playhouse Confirms Selections and Ticket Sales Dates Photo New Musicals Festival at WP Playhouse Confirms Selections and Ticket Sales Dates
by Stephi Wild - Mar 30, 2022

The Winter Park Playhouse announces the winning selections for the 5th Annual Florida Festival of New Musicals. This popular festival, which showcases new musical theatre works, is one of very few in the nation and the only one of its kind in the Southeastern region. 

Fully Restored Director's Cut of STAR TREK Sets Paramount+ Release Photo Fully Restored Director's Cut of STAR TREK Sets Paramount+ Release
by Michael Major - Mar 24, 2022

Meticulously restored and remastered, with enhanced visual effects and state-of-the-art sound, this definitive vision of director Robert Wise has been optimized for a new generation of fans. When an unidentified alien intruder destroys three powerful Klingon cruisers, Admiral James T. Kirk (Shatner) returns to the helm. Watch the new trailer now!

William Shatner, Carl Weathers, Kevin Smith Headline Roster at FAN EXPO St. Louis Photo William Shatner, Carl Weathers, Kevin Smith Headline Roster at FAN EXPO St. Louis
by Stephi Wild - Mar 24, 2022

William Shatner ('Star Trek,' 'Boston Legal'), Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy, Suicide Squad), a Clerks cast reunion that includes writer/director Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Brian O'Halloran, Trevor Fehrman and Jeff Anderson, Carl Weathers ('The Mandalorian,' Rocky), the 'Smallville' trio of Tom Welling, Kristen Kreuk and Michael Rosenbaum and 'The Mandalorian' standout Ming-Na Wen are among the first wave of celebrity guests scheduled to attend the first FAN EXPO St. Louis, May 13-15 at America's Center.

William Shatner, Carl Weathers, Clerks Reunion with Kevin Smith Headline Celebrity Ro Photo William Shatner, Carl Weathers, Clerks Reunion with Kevin Smith Headline Celebrity Roster at FAN EXPO
by Michael Major - Mar 24, 2022

William Shatner (‚ÄúStar Trek,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúBoston Legal‚ÄĚ), Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy, Suicide Squad), a Clerks cast reunion that includes Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Brian O'Halloran, Trevor Fehrman and Jeff Anderson, Carl Weathers (‚ÄúThe Mandalorian,‚ÄĚ Rocky), and more are among the first wave of celebrities scheduled to attend the first FAN EXPO.

Miller Screening, Jay & Silent Bob, Marsters Concert Top Special Events At FAN EXPO P Photo Miller Screening, Jay & Silent Bob, Marsters Concert Top Special Events At FAN EXPO Philadelphia
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 22, 2022

As much as FAN EXPO Philadelphia keeps attendees busy all day with a lineup of celebrities, superstar creators, industry-leading panel programming, live entertainment and non-stop fun, for many fans that just isn't enough.

William Shatner Videos

VIDEO: Watch the Season Two Trailer for MY LIFE IS MURDER VideoVIDEO: Watch the Season Two Trailer for MY LIFE IS MURDER
by Stage Tube - Jul 27, 2021

The season two trailer, released today, brings retired detective Alexa Crowe (Lawless) back to her Kiwi roots, where she’s once again unable to resist when asked to look into a bizarre unsolved murder.

VIDEO: Watch Patti LuPone, Zachary Levi, Anika Noni Rose and More in SOUNDTRACK OF OU VideoVIDEO: Watch Patti LuPone, Zachary Levi, Anika Noni Rose and More in SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES Benefit
by Stage Tube - Jul 1, 2020

Members of the Film & TV Music community, made up of composers, songwriters, music editors, music supervisors, studio executives and more, contributed their talents to SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES: A CELEBRATION FOR THE FILM & TV MUSIC COMMUNITY, an online benefit event for MusiCares¬ģ COVID-19 Relief Fund.¬†

VIDEO: Ewan McGregor Talks About Hiding His Obi Wan Return on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! VideoVIDEO: Ewan McGregor Talks About Hiding His Obi Wan Return on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!
by Stage Tube - Oct 30, 2019

Ewan talks about his beard, dressing up for Halloween, trick-or-treating in Scotland, his favorite candy, keeping his return as Obi-Wan Kenobi a secret, reading William Shatner's book on the set of Star Wars with Jar-Jar Binks actor Ahmed Best, his new sequel to The Shining, Doctor Sleep, and his terrifying experience seeing Halloween as a 12-year-old in Holland.

Ken Jeong, Nikki Glaser, Caroline Rhea, and Adam Carolla Join the Lineup for COMEDY C VideoKen Jeong, Nikki Glaser, Caroline Rhea, and Adam Carolla Join the Lineup for COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST OF ALEC BALDWIN
by Kaitlin Milligan - Sep 3, 2019

 Comedy Central announced today that Ken Jeong, Nikki Glaser, Caroline Rhea, and Adam Carolla are joining the #BaldwinRoast lineup of insult slingers led by Roast Master Sean Hayes. Previously announced Roasters include Robert De Niro, Blake Griffin, Caitlyn Jenner, Chris Redd, and Jeff Ross.

Robert De Niro, Blake Griffin, and More Join THE COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST OF ALEC BALDWIN VideoRobert De Niro, Blake Griffin, and More Join THE COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST OF ALEC BALDWIN
by Kaitlin Milligan - Aug 12, 2019

Comedy Central, the #1 brand in comedy, announced today that Robert De Niro, Blake Griffin, Caitlyn Jenner, Joel McHale, Debra Messing, Chris Redd, and Jeff Ross will join Roast Master Sean Hayes on the dais for the Comedy Central Roast of Alec Baldwin. Additional Roasters and talent to attend will be announced shortly.

VIDEO: Preview Comedy Central's Bruce Willis Roast Airing This Summer VideoVIDEO: Preview Comedy Central's Bruce Willis Roast Airing This Summer
by Macon Prickett - Apr 26, 2018

Comedy Central is ready to trade barbs with the ultimate wisecracking action hero. The #1 brand in comedy announced today that international film superstar Bruce Willis will be this year's Roastee. The Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis(#BruceWillisRoast) will take place in Los Angeles with the tape and airdate to be announced at a later date.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - DR. OZ Welcomes Star Trek Legend William Shatner Tomorrow
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 13, 2016

Tomorrow, Dr. Oz welcomes Star Trek legend William Shatner to talk vacations, sci-fi novels, and virtual reality. Shatner shares his secrets to feeling great after over 50 years in show business, and joins Dr. Oz to try out the new technology that is sweeping the medical world.

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes - William Shatner and More Audition for NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by Stage Tube - Nov 22, 2016

HAIRSPRAY LIVE!, which airs Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT from Los Angeles (so soon!), has just released 'unseen footage' of its audition process, featuring appearances by other stars from the NBC family - check it out below! 

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Spike Premieres New Game Show THAT AWKWARD GAME, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

THAT AWKWARD GAME, set to premiere on Spike Today, October 12 at 10pm, is a hilarious new gameshow where parents and their adult children compete to win a large cash prize while learning some of the most ridiculously shocking truths about their next of kin.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Spike Premieres New Game Show THAT AWKWARD GAME, 10/12
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 12, 2016

THAT AWKWARD GAME, set to premiere on Spike Wednesday, October 12 at 10pm, is a hilarious new gameshow where parents and their adult children compete to win a large cash prize while learning some of the most ridiculously shocking truths about their next of kin.


William Shatner Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has William Shatner been in?
William Shatner has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has William Shatner been in?
William Shatner has not appeared in the West End

What awards has William Shatner been nominated for?
Performance (Theatre World Awards) for The World of Suzie Wong .

What awards has William Shatner won?
Performance (Theatre World Awards) for The World of Suzie Wong.

How many shows has William Shatner written?
William Shatner has written 1 shows including Shatner's World: We Just Live In It (Creator).