William Shatner

William Shatner

Highest Rated: 100% Batman vs. Two-Face (2017)

Lowest Rated: 11% American Psycho II: All American Girl (2002)

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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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet Devil's Revenge Actor 2019
70% To Your Last Death The Overseer 2019
No Score Yet Devil's Revenge Actor 2019
No Score Yet Aliens Ate My Homework Phillogenus esk Piemondum 2018
100% Batman vs. Two-Face Harvey Dent/Two-Face 2017
No Score Yet The Truth Is in the Stars Actor 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
83% A Christmas Horror Story DJ Dan 2015
No Score Yet A Sunday Horse Kenneth Roubidoux 2015
73% Thunder and the House of Magic Actor $1.7M 2014
90% 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 Actor Director 2014
35% Escape From Planet Earth General Shanker $54.8M 2013
No Score Yet William Shatner's Get A Life! Actor Director 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 Actor Director Executive Producer 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
32% 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 als er selbst $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 Actor Executive Producer 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 - Superior Airpower Actor 2000
No Score Yet Falcon Down Major Robert Carson 2000
No Score Yet Aviation Week - Ultimate Dogfighting Actor 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
49% 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 Executive Producer Director Actor 1994
No Score Yet Columbo Actor 1993
No Score Yet Family of Strangers Earl 1993
17% National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 Gen. Mortars 1993
82% 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
21% 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
83% 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
87% Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan James T. Kirk 1982
14% Visiting Hours Gary Baylor 1982
No Score Yet T.J. Hooker Director Actor 1982
No Score Yet The Babysitter Dr. Jeff Benedict 1980
No Score Yet El Secuestro del Presidente Jerry O'Connor 1980
43% 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 Third Walker Munro MacLean 1978
No Score Yet The Bastard Actor 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
18% 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
91% Judgment at Nuremberg Capt. Byers 1961
No Score Yet The Explosive Generation Peter Gifford 1961
30% The Brothers Karamazov Alexey Karamazov 1957
No Score Yet Oedipus Rex Director Actor 1957
No Score Yet Defender Actor 1957
No Score Yet William Shatner's Mysteries of the Way We Feel Actor

TV

Credit
No Score Yet The UnXplained
2019
Executive Producer Host 2020
2019
82% The Big Bang Theory
2007-2019
Himself 2019
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest 2019
2016
98% Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
2014
Appearing 2018
77% Better Late than Never
2016-2018
Reality cast member 2018
2017
2016
No Score Yet StarTalk
2015-2019
Guest 2018
2016
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013-2018
Guest 2017
No Score Yet Private Eyes
2016-2019
Norm Glinski 2017
2016
No Score Yet Cutthroat Kitchen
2013
Judge 2016
No Score Yet FABLife
2015-2016
Guest 2016
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007-2019
Guest 2016
No Score Yet The Artful Detective
2008
Mark Twain 2016
No Score Yet The Dr. Oz Show
2009
Guest Appearing 2016
2010
No Score Yet Comic Book Men
2012-2018
Guest 2015
63% Haven
2010-2015
2015
No Score Yet Hell's Kitchen
2005-2019
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
38% 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 Wendy Williams Show
2008
Guest 2012
2010
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2012
2000
89% 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
No Score Yet Lopez Tonight
2009-2011
Guest 2010
No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show
2008-2010
Guest 2009
86% Boston Legal
2004-2008
Denny Crane 2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Guest Host 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
2004
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
Denny Crane Daniel Crane 2004
No Score Yet Space Ghost Coast to Coast
2008
Guest 2003
1995
95% Futurama
1999-2013
Voice Guest 2002
6% Bob Patterson
2001
Warren Wellman 2001
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
90% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993-1999
Appearing 1998
1996
No Score Yet Perversions of Science
1997
Performer 1997
No Score Yet The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
1990-1996
Himself 1996
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
94% Star Trek: The Animated Series
1973-1974
Voice James T. Kirk 1974
1973
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Perkins Jessup 1974
1971
1970
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
Guest 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
82% 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
No Score Yet TekWar
1994-1996
Walter Bascom
No Score Yet Testimony of Two Men
1977
Adrian Ferrier

QUOTES FROM William Shatner CHARACTERS

James T. Kirk says: Scotty, beam me up.

James T. Kirk says: Hello Alice, welcome to Wonder-Land.

Mr. Spock says: Admiral; if we were to assume that these whales were ours to do with as we pleased, we'd be as guilty as those who caused their extinction.

Gillian says: OK. I don't know what this is all about, but I want you guys out of here right now or I call the cops.

James T. Kirk says: I assure you that won't be necessary. We're only trying to help.

Gillian says: The hell you were, buster. Your friend was messing up my tanks, and messing up my whales.

Mr. Spock says: They like you very much, but they are not the hell your whales.

Gillian says: I - I suppose they told you that, huh?

Mr. Spock says: The hell they did.

Gillian says: - right.

James T. Kirk says: Whales, Mr. Scott, whales!

Robert says: Mr. Shatner, I just wanted to say that you are the greatest American actor, ever!

Bill says: I'm a Canadian.

Robert says: Then you're the greatest Canadian actor... ever!

Bill says: There aren't that many of them.

Mark says: If you play both Brutus and Caesar, won't you have to stab yourself in the back?

Bill says: I've done it before.

James T. Kirk says: What it needs in order to evolve... is a human quality. Our capacity to leap beyond logic.

James T. Kirk says: What it needs in order to evolve is a human quality. Our capacity to leap beyond logic.

Mr. Spock says: The needs of the many outweight--

James T. Kirk says: The needs of the few...

Mr. Spock says: Or the one.

James T. Kirk says: A no-win situation is a possibility any commander may face.

Col. Tad Lawson says: "The hare was shot by the hunter in the field." It's really quite simple.

Col. Tad Lawson says: 'The hare was shot by the hunter in the field.' It's really quite simple.

Capt. Harrison Byers says: Colonel, I think we ought to be going.

Judge Dan Haywood says: Yes, we really shouldn't be discussing this.

Col. Tad Lawson says: No, Judge. We're fair Americans, and true-blue. We mustn't do anything that's out of order.

Capt. Harrison Byers says: I trust you'll be comfortable in this room, sir.

Judge Dan Haywood says: Captain, I have no doubt that the entire state of Maine would be comfortable in this room!

General Chang says: We need breathing room.

James T. Kirk says: Earth, Hitler, 1938.

Sam Griffin says: You know something? We're in the same line, you and me. We're both selling something. Well I've been at it longer - I can see where you're making mistakes. And right now those mistakes are beginning to pile up on you, and in a little while they're gonna smother you.

Adam Cramer says: Get out of here.

Sam Griffin says: I've been studying your pitch - it's not bad you've got technique. But you know what's wrong? You're too clever, Adam. You've got no room in your head for intelligence. Cuz if you were intelligent you'd be able to see that you've started something that you can't control. You think you're the boss now? Wake up, boy, that mob's the boss!

Adam Cramer says: What do you know, ya big boob?

Sam Griffin says: Did you tell them to blow up the church?

Adam Cramer says: You go to school around here?

Ella McDaniel says: aHuh!

Adam Cramer says: I didn't know they had a college in Caxon.

Ella McDaniel says: Oh, they don't.

Adam Cramer says: You don't go to high school, do you?

Ella McDaniel says: (with a smile) mmHmmm.

Ella McDaniel says: [with a smile] mmHmmm.

Adam Cramer says: My, my, they do grow things fast here don't they.

Khan says: I've done far worse than kill you. I've hurt you. And I wish to go on... hurting you. I shall leave you as you left me, as you left her. Marooned for all eternity, in the center of a dead planet... buried alive. Buried alive.

James T. Kirk says: KHHHHAAAAAAAAN!

Mr. Spock says: Don't grieve, Admiral. It is logical. The needs of the many outweigh...

James T. Kirk says: ...the needs of the few...

Mr. Spock says: ...Or the one. I never took the Kobayashi Maru test until now. What do you think of my solution?

James T. Kirk says: I have been and always shall be your friend.

Mr. Spock says: Live long and prosper.

Osmosis Jones says: We were so poor, we lived off peanut butter and cellulite sandwiches! You ever try to blow-dry your hair with a fart?

Drix says: OK, I get it. You were poor.

Osmosis Jones says: You bet I was! You ever try to make a snowman out of toilet paper cling-ons? Now that's poor!

Drix says: OK, please, you're going to make me vomit!

Osmosis Jones says: Vomit? We couldn't afford no vomit; that's for rich folk.

Drix says: Excuse me while I wipe my eyes.

Osmosis Jones says: Oh, you wanna talk about wiping?

The Mayor says: NO!

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: Go? Where are we going?

James T. Kirk says: Where they went.

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: Suppose they went nowhere.

James T. Kirk says: Then this'll be your big chance to get away from it all.

James T. Kirk says: Of all the souls I have known, his was the most human...

General Chang says: We need breathing room.

James T. Kirk says: Earth. Hitler, 1938.

James T. Kirk says: Of all the souls I've encountered on my travels, his was the most...human.

James T. Kirk says: My God Bones, what have I done?

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: What you had to do. What you always do. Turn death into a fighting chance to live.

Stan Fields says: We'll be back with our final five lesbian--- interviews!

James T. Kirk says: Everybody remember where we parked!

Gillian says: Dont' tell me! You're from outer space!

James T. Kirk says: No I'm from Iowa, I only work in outer space

James T. Kirk says: No I'm from Iowa, I only work in outer space.

James T. Kirk says: First, move us into transporter range.

Capt. Harriman says: But the gravometric distortions, they'll tear us apart!

James T. Kirk says: Risk is part of the game, if you want to sit in that chair... Second, turn that damn thing off!

James T. Kirk says: Warp drive, Mister Scott!

Hikaru Sulu says: The word sir?

James T. Kirk says: The word? Is no. I am therefore going anyway.

James T. Kirk says: Dining on ashes, my friend?

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: We got a heartbeat! Lock and load, she's ready Jim!

James T. Kirk says: Fire!

General Chang says: To be... or not... to be...

Hikaru Sulu says: Target that explosion and fire.

James T. Kirk says: I can't believe I kissed you...

Martia says: Must have been your lifelong ambition!

James T. Kirk says: Prepare for emergency landing plan.. B.

Pavel Chekov says: What's "Emergency Landing Plan B"?

Montgomery "Scotty" Scott says: I haven't got a clue...

James T. Kirk says: B, as in barricade!

Montgomery "Scotty" Scott says: He can't be serious...

James T. Kirk says: All I ask for is a tall ship, and a star to steer her by...

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: Melville.

Mr. Spock says: John Masefield.

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: Are you sure about that?

Mr. Spock says: I am well versed in the classics, doctor.

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: Then how come you don't know "Row, Row, Row Your Boat"?

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: Then how come you don't know 'Row, Row, Row Your Boat'?

James T. Kirk says: Um, excuse me... What does God need with a starship?

James T. Kirk says: There may be wounded, can you spare anyone?

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: Yeah. I can spare me.

James T. Kirk says: You piloted well out of spacedock.

Lt. Valeris says: Thank you sir. I've always wanted to try that...

James T. Kirk says: Damn it Bones you're a doctor!

James T. Kirk says: KHANNN!!!!!

James T. Kirk says: KHANNN!

James T. Kirk says: I feel...young

James T. Kirk says: I feel... young.

James T. Kirk says: Klingon bastards, you've killed my son!

James T. Kirk says: You Klingon bastards, you've killed my son.

James T. Kirk says: KHAAAAAAAAN!!!