Leonard Nimoy

Highest Rated: 100% For the Love of Spock (2016)
Lowest Rated: 0% Funny About Love (1990)
Birthday: Mar 26, 1931
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
The son of a Boston barber, Leonard Nimoy was a star at the age of 8, when he played Hansel in a children's theatre production of Hansel and Gretel. Nimoy remained with his local kiddie theater troupe until 16 (one of his directors during this period was Boris Sagal). After studying drama at Boston College and Antioch College, he took acting lessons from Jeff Corey at the Pasadena Playhouse. In films from 1950, Nimoy played the title character in the low-budget Kid Monk Baroni and essayed bits and minor roles in such productions as Zombies of the Stratosphere (1951), Rhubarb (1951) and Them! (1954). In between acting assignments, he held down a dizzying variety of jobs: soda jerk, newspaper carrier, vacuum-cleaner salesman, vending machine mechanic, pet-shop clerk, cabbie and acting coach. During his 18 months in Special Services at Fort McPherson, Georgia, he acted with Atlanta Theater Guild when he could spare the time. Back in Hollywood in 1956, he became virtually a regular at the Ziv TV studios, playing villains in programs like Highway Patrol and Sea Hunt. For a short while, he specialized in the plays of Jean Genet, appearing in both the stage and film productions of The Balcony and Deathwatch. Impressed by Nimoy's guest turn on a 1963 episode of The Lieutenant, producer Gene Roddenberry vowed to cast the saturnine, mellow-voiced actor as an extraterrestrial if ever given the chance. That chance came two years later, when Roddenberry signed Nimoy to play Vulcanian science officer Spock on Star Trek. At first pleased at the assignment, Nimoy came to resent the apparent fact that the public perceived him as Spock and nothing else: indeed, one of his many written works was the slim autobiography I Am Not Spock. After Star Trek's cancellation, Nimoy joined the cast of Mission: Impossible in the role of "master of disguise" Paris (he replaced the series' previous master of disguise Martin Landau, who ironically had originally been slated to play Spock). In the early 1970s, Nimoy began racking up directorial credits on such series as Night Gallery. He also made his first Broadway appearance in 1973's Full Circle. And, perhaps inevitably, he returned to Spock, thanks to the popular demand engendered by the then-burgeoning Star Trek cult. His initial reacquaintance with the role was as voiceover artist on the 1973 Saturday-morning cartoon version of Star Trek. Then Spock went on the back burner again as Nimoy devoted himself to his theatrical commitments (a touring production of Sherlock Holmes, his one-man show Vincent), his writing and directing activities, and his hosting chores on the long-running (1976-82) TV documentary series In Search Of.... Finally in 1978, Nimoy was back in his Enterprise uniform in the first of several Star Trek theatrical features. The Spock character was killed off in the second Trek picture The Wrath of Khan, but Nimoy stayed with the franchise as director of the next two feature-length Trek entries (PS: Spock also came back to life). He went on to direct such non-Trek filmic endeavors as 3 Men and a Baby (1987), The Good Mother (1988), Funny About Love (1990) and Holy Matrimony (1994). He also produced and acted in the 1991 TV movie Never Forget, and served as executive producer of the 1995 UPN network series Deadly Games. Perhaps because he will always have dozens of professional irons in the fire, Leonard Nimoy now seems resigned to being forever associated with the role that brought him international fame; his most recent autobiographical work was aptly titled I Am Spock. In 2009 he returned to his iconic role portraying Spock in J.J. Abrams smash-hit reboot of the Star Trek franchise. He next took on a recurring role in the sci-fi series Fringe, playing scientist William Bell. Nimoy made a final cameo appearance in Star Trek Into Darkness (2013). He died in 2015, at age 83.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
100% For the Love of Spock Actor 2016
No Score Yet 50 Years of Star Trek Actor 2016
29% The Prime Ministers: Soldiers and Peacemakers Levi Eshkol 2015
91% To Be Takei Actor $52K 2014
38% The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers Actor 2013
85% Star Trek Into Darkness Spock Prime $228.8M 2013
25% Zambezia Chief Sekhuru $1.1M 2013
35% Transformers: Dark of the Moon Sentinel Prime $352.4M 2011
No Score Yet Star Trek: A New Vision Actor 2009
No Score Yet The Evolution of the Enterprise Actor 2009
26% Land of the Lost The Zarn $49.4M 2009
No Score Yet The Captain's Summit Actor 2009
94% Star Trek Old Spock $257.8M 2009
No Score Yet Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner Actor 2006
No Score Yet Ancient Mysteries Actor 2006
No Score Yet War of the Worlds: The Day That Panicked Americal Actor 2005
No Score Yet Glorious Triumphs and Great Tragedies Actor 2003
No Score Yet Mind Meld: Secrets Behind the Voyage of a Lifetime Actor 2001
49% Atlantis - The Lost Empire King Kashekim Nedakh $83.6M 2001
No Score Yet Star Wars vs. Star Trek: The Rivalry Continues Actor 2001
No Score Yet Sinbad: Beyond the Veil of Mists Baraka 2000
86% Trekkies Actor 1999
No Score Yet Ancient Mysteries Narrator 1999
No Score Yet Rashi: A Light After the Dark Ages Actor 1999
No Score Yet Brave New World Mustapha Mond 1998
No Score Yet The Harryhausen Chronicles Narrator 1998
No Score Yet The Lost World Actor 1998
No Score Yet Inside Star Trek: The Real Story Actor 1998
No Score Yet Ancient Mysteries Actor 1997
100% Life Apart: Hasidism in America Narrator 1997
No Score Yet David Samuel 1997
No Score Yet Ancient Mysteries Actor 1997
No Score Yet Ancient Mysteries Host 1996
No Score Yet Carpati: 50 Miles, 50 Years - A Journey of Faith & Fate Narrator 1996
No Score Yet Ancient Mysteries Actor 1996
60% Titanica Actor 1995
No Score Yet Bonanza: Under Attack Frank James 1995
No Score Yet William Shatner's Star Trek Memories Actor 1994
17% The Pagemaster Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1994
No Score Yet Holy Matrimony Director 1994
No Score Yet Destiny in Space Narrator 1994
No Score Yet The Halloween Tree Moundshroud 1993
81% Star Trek VI - The Undiscovered Country Screenwriter Executive Producer Mr. Spock 1991
No Score Yet Never Forget Mel Mermelstein 1991
0% Funny About Love Director 1990
22% Star Trek V - The Final Frontier Spock 1989
55% The Good Mother (The Price of Passion) Director 1988
74% Three Men and a Baby (3 Men and a Baby) Director 1987
85% Star Trek IV - The Voyage Home Director Spock 1986
58% The Transformers - The Movie Actor 1986
79% Star Trek III - The Search for Spock Director Spock 1984
88% Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Spock 1982
No Score Yet A Woman Called Golda Morris Meyerson 1982
No Score Yet Vincent Actor Director 1981
44% Star Trek: The Motion Picture Mr. Spock 1979
95% Invasion of the Body Snatchers Dr. David Kibner 1978
No Score Yet In Search of Dracula Actor 1975
No Score Yet Columbo Actor 1973
No Score Yet Baffled! Tom Kovack 1973
No Score Yet Catlow Miller 1971
No Score Yet Star Trek - The Mudd Pack Actor 1966
No Score Yet Deathwatch Producer Jules LaFranc 1966
60% The Balcony Roger 1963
No Score Yet The Brain Eaters Prof. Cole 1958
100% Them! Sergeant 1954
No Score Yet Kid Monk Baroni Paul 'Monk' Baroni 1952
No Score Yet Zombies of the Stratosphere Narab 1952
No Score Yet Francis Goes to West Point Football Player 1952
No Score Yet Rhubarb Ball Player 1951
No Score Yet Queen for a Day Chief 1951
No Score Yet What's Going on Up There? Actor

TV

CREDIT
81% The Big Bang Theory
2007
Voice
  • 2012
90% Fringe
2008-2013
Dr. William Bell William Bell
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2009
95% Futurama
1999
Voice
  • 2002
  • 1999
No Score Yet Becker
1998-2004
Professor Fowler
  • 2001
84% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 1997
  • 1993
87% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993-1999
Appearing
  • 1996
  • 1995
No Score Yet The Outer Limits
1995-2002
Lawyer
  • 1995
89% Star Trek: The Next Generation
1987-1994
Mr. Spock
  • 1991
  • 1989
92% Star Trek: The Animated Series
1973-1974
Voice Mr. Spock
  • 1974
  • 1973
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
  • 1973
No Score Yet The Flip Wilson Show
1970-1974
Guest
  • 1973
No Score Yet Night Gallery
1970-1973
Director
  • 1973
  • 1972
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
The Great Paris Paris
  • 1971
  • 1970
  • 1969
80% Star Trek
1966-1969
Mr. Spock Spock
  • 1969
  • 1968
  • 1967
  • 1966
100% The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
1964-1968
Vladeck
  • 1967
  • 1964
No Score Yet Get Smart
1965-1970
Stryker
  • 1966
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Arnie Grice Holt Walking Fox
  • 1966
  • 1963
  • 1962
  • 1961
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Hansen
  • 1961
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Freddie
  • 1960

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