William Shatner

About William Shatner

William Shatner OC (born March 22, 1931) is a Canadian actor, author, producer, director, screenwriter, space tourist, and musician. In his seven decades of acting, he is best known for his portrayal of Captain James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise in the ‘Star Trek’ franchise. Shatner began his screen acting career in Canadian films and television productions before moving into guest-starring roles in various American television shows. 

William Shatner appeared as Captain Kirk in all the episodes of ‘Star Trek: The Original Series’, 21 of the 22 episodes of ‘Star Trek: The Animated Series’, and the first seven Star Trek movies. Shatner has written a series of books chronicling his experiences playing Captain Kirk, being a part of Star Trek, and life after Star Trek. After his final appearance as Kirk in ‘Star Trek Generations’, Shatner continued his acting career. 

From 2004 until 2008, he starred as attorney Denny Crane both in the final season of the legal drama ‘The Practice’ and in its’ spinoff series ‘Boston Legal’, a role that earned him two Emmy Awards, one on each series. Aside from acting, Shatner has had a music career consisting of eight albums, which began with the release of his debut album ‘The Transformed Man’. In 2021, Shatner flew to space aboard a Blue Origin sub-orbital capsule. At age 90 he became the oldest person to fly to space and one of the first 600 to do so. Learn More…

William Shatner