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William Shatner –

Shatner in BOSTON LEGAL.

About William Shatner (1931 – )
William Shatner was born in Canada. He was a guest actor in many television programs, including Howdy Doody, The Goodyear Playhouse, Playhouse 90, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Outer Limits, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., The Big Valley and Gunsmoke. He played recurring roles in the series Dr. Kildare and The Fugitive. On The Twilight Zone, he gave an unforgettable performance as a man just released from psychiatric treatment, traveling on an airplane, who sees a sinister, clownish appearing monster picking apart the wing of the airplane. The monster can only be seen by Shatner's increasingly hysterical character, in the 1963 episode entitled, Nightmare at 20,000 Feet.

William Shatner was then cast in his unforgettable role as the quick thinking, rough and ready Captain Kirk of the Starship USS Enterprise, in the classic sci-fi series, Star Trek (1966 - 1969). He appeared at a number of Star Trek conventions, until he was mobbed at a convention in 1968 and gained a more jaded view of his fans.

After the cancellation of the television series of Star Trek, while trekkies around the world were convening and keeping the concept alive, Shatner went back to television show hopping, until 1975. Then he starred in two seasons of Barbary Coast,in 1975-1976, where he played a secret agent in the Wild West. He again returned to guest appearances, on popular television shows, such as The Six Million Dollar Man, Kung Fu, Mission Impossible and Columbo.

By 1979, interest in the Star Trek characters, including efforts by Trekkies, led to William Shatner reprising his role as Captain Kirk in seven Star Trek films, from 1979 to 1994. He also spoofed Kirk in the films Airplane II (1982) and National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon (1993).

From 1982 to 1986, he played a beat police officer in the television series, T.J. Hooker.

William Shatner then starred in the television drama, The Practice, from 2004 to 2008, as lawyer Denny Crane, as well as playing the same character in the spin off, Boston Legal. He was nominated for an Emmy seven times for his work in Boston Legal, The Practice and his recurring appearances in Third Rock From The Sun. He won Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series in 2004 for Boston Legal, and also won Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for Third Rock From The Sun in 2005.

William Shatner is also the author of a number of books, chronicling his experience playing Captain Kirk. He also co-wrote several Star Trek novels. In addition, he wrote a series of sci-fi books, Tek Wars about the adventures of crusty Jake Cardigan, a futuristic drug-fighting investigator. In 1994, he executive produced two out of four television movies made on the Tek Wars books. Then, in 2002-2004, Tek Wars was produced as a television series, which Shatner starred in and also directed two episodes of.

William Shatner executive produced another 13 television projects. In addition, Shatner directed the 1989 film Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, as well as seven television projects.

Shatner's Star Trek movie credits include:

Star Trek 1 (1979)
Star Trek 2: The Wrath Of Khan (1982)
Star Trek 3 (1984)
Star Trek 4 (1986)
Star Trek 5 (1989)
Star Trek 6 (1991)
Star Trek: Generations (1994) William Shatner's other notable movie credits include...

The Brothers Karamazov (1958)
The Explosive Generation (1961)
The Intruder (1962)
the outrage (1964)
big bad mama (1974)
kingdom of the spiders (1977)
a whale of a tale (1977)
land of no return (1978)
the kidnapping of the president (1980)
visiting hours (1982)
airplane 2: the sequel (1982)
loaded weapon 1 (1993)
free enterprise (1998)
land of the free (1998)
miss congeniality (2000)
Falcon Down (2001)
Shoot Or Be Shot (2002)
Groom Lake (2002)
Miss Congeniality II (2005)
Horrorween (2011)
A Christmas Horror Story (2015)
Baby, Baby, Baby (2015)
Range 15 (2016)
A Sunday Horse (2016)

William Shatner's television credits include...

Go Ask Alice (1973)
Twilight Zone (The Horror At 37,000 Feet ... 1973)
for the people (series 1965)
star trek (series 1973 - 1974)
Barbary Coast (Series 1975 - 1976)
T.J. Hooker (Series 1982 - 1986)
Columbo (Guest Star 1976 - 1993)
Atomic Betty (2005)
Boston Legal (2004 - 2008)
$#*! My Dad Says (2010 - 2011)
William Shatner War Chronicles (2015)
Haven (2015)
Breaking Ground (2015)


William Shatner in Airplane II.









Shatner in various STAR TREK episodes (circa 1966 TV).


William Shatner in Star Trek 6.



William Shatner in Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan.


Shatner in Where No Man
Has Gone Before
(Classic Star Trek).





Shatner guest starring in The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (1964 TV).


William Shatner in
(Classic Star Trek).


William Shatner in A Taste
of Armageddon
(Classic Star Trek).


William Shatner in The Deadly Years (Classic Star Trek).


William Shatner in Balance of Terror (Classic Star Trek).


Shatner in Star Trek IV:
The Voyage Home


William Shatner with his co-stars in Showtime (2002).


William Shatner, guest star, in Burke's Law (TV Series 1964).