William Shatner

Highest Rated: 100% Batman vs. Two-Face (2017)
Birthday: Mar 22, 1931
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
For an actor almost universally associated with a single character -- Captain James Tiberius Kirk of the U.S.S. Enterprise -- William Shatner has found diverse ways to stay active in the public eye, even spoofing his overblown acting style in a way far more hip than desperate. Years after he last uttered "warp speed," Shatner remains a well-known face beyond Star Trek conventions, re-creating himself as the spoken-word pitchman for priceline.com, and starring in a popular series of smoky nightclub ads that featured some of the most cutting-edge musicians of the day.The Canadian native was born on March 22, 1931, in Montréal, where he grew up and attended Verdun High School. Shatner studied commerce at McGill University before getting the acting bug, which eventually prompted him to move to New York in 1956. He initially worked in such live television dramatic shows as Studio One and The United States Steel Hour in 1957 and 1958, as well as on Broadway. His big screen debut soon followed as Alexei in the 1958 version of Dostoyevsky's The Brothers Karamazov.Throughout the 1960s, Shatner worked mostly in television. His most memorable appearance came in a 1963 episode of The Twilight Zone entitled "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet," in which he plays a terrified airline passenger unable to convince the crew that there's a mysterious gremlin tearing apart the wing. He also appeared in such films as Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) and the bizarrely experimental Esperanto-language horror film Incubus (1963). In 1966, he got his big break, though neither he nor anyone else knew it at the time. Shatner was cast as the macho starship captain James Kirk on Star Trek, commanding a crew that included an acerbic doctor, a Scottish engineer, and a logician with pointy ears, on a mission "to boldly go where no man has gone before." However, the show lasted only three seasons, considered by many to be high camp. After providing a voice on the even shorter-lived animated series in 1973, Shatner must have thought Star Trek too would pass. A costly divorce and a lingering diva reputation from Star Trek left him with few prospects or allies, forcing him to take whatever work came his way. But in 1979, after a decade of B-movie labor in such films as The Kingdom of Spiders (1977) and a second failed series (Barbary Coast, 1975-1976), Shatner re-upped for another attempt to capitalize on the science fiction series with Star Trek: The Motion Picture. This time it caught on, though the first film was considered a costly disappointment. With dogged determination, the producers continued onward with Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), at which point fans finally flocked to the series, rallying behind the film's crisp space battles and the melodramatic tête-à-tête between Shatner and Ricardo Montalban.Shatner had to wrestle with his advancing age and the deaths of several characters in Star Trek II and Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984), but by Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986), the actor got to indulge in his more whimsical side, which has since characterized his career. As the series shifted toward comedy, Shatner led the way, even serving as director of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989), which many considered among the series' weaker entries. During this period, Shatner also began parodying himself in earnest, appearing as host of Saturday Night Live in a famous sketch in which he tells a group of Trekkies to "Get a life." He also turned in a wickedly energetic mockery of a moon base captain in Airplane II: The Sequel (1982). Shatner made one final appearance with the regular Star Trek cast in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991), then served as one of the crossovers to the new series of films in Star Trek: Generations (1994), in which endlessly theorizing fans finally learned the fate of Captain Kirk.The success of the Trek movies reenergized Shatner's TV career, even if it didn't immediately earn him more film roles. Shatner playe

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Aliens Ate My Homework Phillogenus esk Piemondum 2018
100% Batman vs. Two-Face Harvey Dent/Two-Face 2017
100% For the Love of Spock Actor 2016
No Score Yet Range 15 Richard Chindler $1.5K 2016
No Score Yet Just in Time for Christmas Coachman Nick 2015
33% Being Canadian Actor 2015
No Score Yet A Sunday Horse Kenneth Roubidoux 2015
81% A Christmas Horror Story DJ Dan 2015
73% Thunder and the House of Magic Actor $1.7M 2014
91% To Be Takei Actor $52K 2014
No Score Yet Shatner's World... We Just Live in It... Actor 2014
No Score Yet William Shatner Presents: Chaos on the Bridge Director Actor 2014
34% Escape From Planet Earth General Shanker $54.8M 2013
No Score Yet William Shatner's Get A Life! Director Actor 2012
92% Corman's World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel William Shatner $7.5K 2011
No Score Yet Transcendent Man Actor 2011
No Score Yet The Captains Screenwriter Producer Director Executive Producer Actor 2011
No Score Yet Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen Actor 2011
No Score Yet Horrorween Actor 2010
No Score Yet Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey Actor 2010
No Score Yet The Captain's Summit Actor 2009
No Score Yet William Shatner's Gonzo Ballet Actor 2009
No Score Yet Gotta Catch Santa Claus Santa Claus 2008
31% Fanboys Himself $0.8M 2008
No Score Yet Stalking Santa Himself 2007
No Score Yet Everest Norman Kelly 2007
No Score Yet Evil Bong Actor 2006
No Score Yet Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner Actor 2006
75% Over the Hedge Ozzie $155.1M 2006
19% The Wild Kazar $37.4M 2006
No Score Yet A Dream of Color in Black and White Actor 2005
No Score Yet How William Shatner Changed the World Actor 2005
15% Miss Congeniality 2 - Armed and Fabulous Stan Fields $47.2M 2005
No Score Yet Lil' Pimp Tony Gold 2005
70% Dodgeball - A True Underdog Story Dodgeball Chancellor $114.2M 2004
No Score Yet The Rose Parade: A Pageant For Ages Host 2003
No Score Yet A Carol Christmas Dr. Bill/Ghost of Christmas Present 2003
No Score Yet Spplat Attack Actor 2002
11% American Psycho II: All American Girl Prof. Robert `Bobby' Starkman 2002
25% Showtime Himself $38M 2002
No Score Yet Groom Lake (The Visitor) John Gossner Director 2002
65% Festival in Cannes Himself $41.5K 2002
No Score Yet Shoot or Be Shot Actor 2002
No Score Yet Mind Meld: Secrets Behind the Voyage of a Lifetime Executive Producer Actor 2001
55% Osmosis Jones Mayor Phlegmming $12.4M 2001
No Score Yet Star Wars vs. Star Trek: The Rivalry Continues Actor 2001
No Score Yet Atomic Journeys Actor 2000
No Score Yet Nukes in Space Narrator 2000
42% Miss Congeniality Stan Fields 2000
No Score Yet Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins Actor 2000
No Score Yet Aviation Week - Ultimate Dogfighting Actor 2000
No Score Yet Aviation Week - Superior Airpower Actor 2000
No Score Yet Falcon Down Major Robert Carson 2000
83% Free Enterprise Bill 1999
86% Trekkies Actor 1999
No Score Yet The Land of the Free Aidan Carvell 1998
No Score Yet Inside Star Trek: The Real Story Actor 1998
No Score Yet Double Play Actor 1997
No Score Yet Prisoner of Zenda, Inc. Michael Gatewick 1996
No Score Yet Trinity and Beyond (The Atomic Bomb Movie) Narrator 1995
No Score Yet William Shatner's Star Trek Memories Host 1994
47% Star Trek Generations Kirk 1994
No Score Yet TekWar: TekJustice Director Bascom Producer 1994
No Score Yet TekWar: TekLab Actor 1994
No Score Yet TekWar: TekLords Actor 1994
No Score Yet TekWar Director Actor Executive Producer 1994
No Score Yet Columbo Actor 1993
No Score Yet Family of Strangers Earl 1993
18% National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 Gen. Mortars 1993
81% Star Trek VI - The Undiscovered Country Capt. James T. Kirk 1991
54% Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey Captain James Tiberios Kirk 1991
No Score Yet Ultimate Survivors - Winning Against Incredible Odds Actor 1991
No Score Yet National Geographic Actor 1990
22% Star Trek V - The Final Frontier Capt. James T. Kirk Director 1989
No Score Yet Hypnosis Actor 1989
No Score Yet Hollywood on Horses Actor 1989
No Score Yet Broken Angel (Best Intentions) Chuck Coburn 1988
No Score Yet UFOs and Channeling Actor 1988
85% Star Trek IV - The Voyage Home Kirk 1986
No Score Yet Blood Sport T.J. Hooker 1986
No Score Yet Secrets of a Married Man Chris Jordan 1984
80% Star Trek III - The Search for Spock Adm. Kirk 1984
42% Airplane 2 - The Sequel Cdr. Buck Murdock 1982
89% Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan James T. Kirk 1982
15% Visiting Hours Gary Baylor 1982
No Score Yet T.J. Hooker Actor Director 1982
No Score Yet The Babysitter Dr. Jeff Benedict 1980
No Score Yet El Secuestro del Presidente Jerry O'Connor 1980
42% Star Trek: The Motion Picture Admiral James T. Kirk 1979
No Score Yet Disaster on the Coastliner Stuart Peters 1979
No Score Yet Riel Actor 1979
No Score Yet Crash of Flight 401 Carl Tobias 1978
No Score Yet Little Women Fritz Bhaer 1978
No Score Yet The Bastard Actor 1978
No Score Yet The Third Walker Munro MacLean 1978
44% Kingdom of the Spiders Dr. Robert 'Rack' Hansen 1977
No Score Yet Mysteries of the Gods Actor 1977
No Score Yet A Whale of a Tale Dr. Jack Fredericks 1976
20% The Devil's Rain Mark Preston 1975
No Score Yet Impulse Matt Stone 1974
71% Big Bad Mama William J. Baxter 1974
No Score Yet Pray for the Wildcats Warren Summerfield 1974
No Score Yet Pioneer Woman John Sergeant 1973
No Score Yet The People Dr. Curtis 1972
No Score Yet Go Ask Alice Sam 1972
No Score Yet Incident on a Dark Street Actor 1972
No Score Yet Hollywood Television Theatre Actor 1970
No Score Yet White Commanche Actor 1968
No Score Yet Alexander the Great Actor 1968
No Score Yet Star Trek - The Mudd Pack Actor 1966
71% Incubus Marc 1965
No Score Yet The Outrage Preacher 1964
No Score Yet The Intruder Adam Cramer 1962
90% Judgment at Nuremberg Capt. Byers 1961
No Score Yet The Explosive Generation Peter Gifford 1961
22% The Brothers Karamazov Alexey Karamazov 1957
No Score Yet Oedipus Rex Actor Director 1957
No Score Yet Defender Actor 1957
No Score Yet William Shatner's Mysteries of the Way We Feel Actor

TV

CREDIT
81% The Big Bang Theory
2007
Himself
  • 2019
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2016
98% Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
2014
Appearing
  • 2018
75% Better Late than Never
2016-2018
Reality cast member
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet StarTalk
2015
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
No Score Yet Private Eyes
2016-2018
Norm Glinski
  • 2017
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013-2018
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Cutthroat Kitchen
2013
Judge
  • 2016
No Score Yet FABLife
2015-2016
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Artful Detective
2013
Mark Twain
  • 2016
No Score Yet Comic Book Men
2012-2018
Guest
  • 2015
57% Haven
2010-2015
  • 2015
No Score Yet Hell's Kitchen
2005
Appearing
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
Salvatore
  • 2013
No Score Yet Brand X with Russell Brand
2012-2013
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Rookie Blue
2010-2015
Henry McLeod
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2012
  • 2000
92% Psych
2006-2014
Frank O'Hara
  • 2011
0% $#* ! My Dad Says
2010-2011
Ed Goodson
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
Thomas Kroll Joseph Conrad
  • 2011
  • 1972
87% Boston Legal
2004-2008
Denny Crane
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest Appearing
  • 2008
  • 1986
No Score Yet The Henry Rollins Show
2006-2007
Guest
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
Denny Crane Daniel Crane
  • 2004
No Score Yet Space Ghost Coast to Coast
1994-2008
Guest
  • 2003
95% Futurama
1999
Voice
  • 2002
No Score Yet 3rd Rock from the Sun
1996-2001
Stone Phillips (Big Giant Head) Big Giant Head/Stone Phillips Big Giant Head
  • 2000
  • 1999
No Score Yet Perversions of Science
1997
Performer
  • 1997
No Score Yet The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
1990-1996
Himself
  • 1996
90% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993-1999
Appearing
  • 1996
  • 1995
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
Ward Fowler Chase
  • 1994
  • 1976
100% The Larry Sanders Show
1992-1998
Himself
  • 1992
No Score Yet NOVA
1974
  • 1992
  • 1991
95% Mork & Mindy
1978-1982
  • 1982
No Score Yet Barbary Coast
1975-1976
Jeff Cable
  • 1975
No Score Yet Kung Fu
1972-1975
Gage
  • 1974
92% Star Trek: The Animated Series
1973-1974
Voice James T. Kirk
  • 1974
  • 1973
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
1969-1976
  • 1972
80% Star Trek
1966-1969
Kirk Capt. James T. Kirk Captain James T. Kirk
  • 1969
  • 1968
  • 1967
  • 1966
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Bateman
  • 1968
  • 1966
100% The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
1964-1968
Donfield
  • 1967
  • 1964
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
  • 1965
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Don Carter Bob Wilson
  • 1963
  • 1960
  • 1959
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
John Crane Jim
  • 1960
  • 1957
100% Police Squad!
1982

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