Pop icon William Shatner

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William Shatner is a man of many trades, having established himself as a successful film and television actor, director, comedian, musician, and author born on March 22, 1931, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. One of his most famous roles was playing Captain James T. Kirk on the popular television series Star Trek.

Pop icon William Shatner is best known for his distinctive voice and his roles on Star Trek and Boston Legal.In addition to being an Emmy Award-winning actor, he has also written numerous books, directed several projects, and even recorded a few albums.

Shatner proved his popularity as a cop in the series T.J. Hooker (1982-87), as the host of the reality TV show Rescue 911 (1989) and, since the late 1990s, as that guy in those Priceline.com ads. Shatner appeared as slick lawyer Denny Crane in the final season of the TV series The Practice (2003-04), then had even more success with the role in the spin-off series Boston Legal (2004-08, with James Spader). He began hosting Shatner’s Raw Nerve, an interview show on The Biography Channel, in 2009. The next year he began appearing as the titular cranky dad in the series $#*! My Dad Says. William Shatner is also the author of the TekWar series of science fiction novels. He published an autobiography, Up Till Now, in 2008.

William Shatner married his fourth wife, Indiana native Elizabeth Martin, on February 13, 2001… Shatner’s third wife, Nerine Kidd, drowned in a swimming pool accident in August of 1999… He was previously married to Gloria Rand (1956-69) and to Marcy Lafferty (1973-96)… In January of 2006 Shatner sold one of his kidney stones for $25,000 and donated the proceeds to charity… William Shatner won an Emmy in 2004 for playing Denny Crane in The Practice, and then another in 2005 for playing Denny Crane on Boston Legal.

 

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