William Shatner is a Canadian actor, musician, recording artist, author, and film director. Born in Montreal, Quebec, Shatner spent many years honing his craft in television and live theater before debuting alongside Yul Brynner in The Brothers Karamazov (1958). In 1959 he starred along fellow Trek alumn France Nuyen in “The World of Suzie Wong.” He kept busy during the 1960s in films such as Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) and The Intruder (1962) and on television guest-starring in dozens of series such as "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" (1955), "The Defenders" (1961), "The Outer Limits" (1963) and "Twilight Zone" (1959). In 1966, Shatner boarded the USS Enterprise for three seasons of "Star Trek" (1966), which became a bona-fide cult classic with a worldwide legion of fans.
After "Star Trek" was cancelled, Shatner spent the rest of the decade and the 1970s guest-starring on many prime-time television series, including "Hawaii Five-O" (1968), "Marcus Welby, M.D." (1969) and "Ironside" (1967). He has also appeared in several feature films, such as White Comanche (1968) and Kingdom of the Spiders (1977). However, the 1980s saw a major resurgence in Shatner's career with the renewed interest in the original "Star Trek" (1966) series culminating in a series of big-budget "Star Trek" feature films including Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979), Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984), Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986), Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989) and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991). In addition, he starred in the police series "T.J. Hooker" (1982) from 1982 to 1986, alongside Heather Locklear, and showed his comedic talents in Airplane II: The Sequel (1982), Loaded Weapon 1 (1993) and Miss Congeniality (2000). He has also starred in the David E. Kelley television series "The Practice" (1997) and its spin-off "Boston Legal" (2004-2008), for which he won two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award.
William Shatner is staying active in acting, both on stage and on the screen. In addition to acting, Shatner has written a number of books, both fiction and non-fiction involving Star Trek and other themes. He has received stars on both the Hollywood and the Canadian Walks of Fame, and was given an honorary Doctor of Letters from McGill University, his alma mater.
Most recently Shatner has been investigating the phenomenon of Star Trek Fandom with documentaries, a lot of which were filmed at Star Trek conventions. The Captains, Get a Life!, and Fanatics being examples, these films were shown on cable channels before being available on DVD. His latest effort, Shatner's World... We Just Live in It..., which he performed on stage in 2012, will be a TV special later this year.
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|Star Trek Memories||978-0-06166-469-4||04/2009||It Books|
|Up Till Now: The Autobiography||04/2009||St. Martin's Griffin|
|Collision Course||978-1-41650-397-2||10/2008||Star Trek|
|Captain's Glory||978-0-74345-376-9||09/2007||Star Trek|
|Star Trek: Captain's Blood||978-0-67102-130-6||2005||Star Trek|
|Shatner Rules: Your Guide to Understanding the Shatnerverse and the World at Large||10/2004||Dutton Adult|
|I'm Working on That: A Trek From Science Fiction to Science Fact||978-0-67104-738-2||02/2004||Star Trek|
|Captain's Peril||978-0-67102-128-3||01/2004||Star Trek|
|Shadow Planet (Quest for Tomorrow)||978-0-06105-997-1||11/2003||Harper Voyager|
|Beyond the Stars (Quest for Tomorrow)||978-0-06105-996-4||03/2001||Harper Voyager|
|The Law of War||978-0-44100-806-3||02/2001||Ace|
|Dark Victory||978-0-67100-884-0||04/2000||Star Trek|
|Step Into Chaos (Quest for Tomorrow)||978-0-06105-744-1||12/1999||Harper Voyager|
|Get a Life!||978-0-67102-131-3||05/1999||Atria|
|In Alien Hands (Quest for Tomorrow)||978-0-06105-743-4||08/1998||Harper Voyager|
|Delta Search (Quest for Tomorrow)||978-0-06105-742-7||10/1997||Harper Voyager|
|Man o' War||978-0-44100-454-6||06/1997||Ace|
|The Return||978-0-67152-609-2||04/1997||Star Trek|
|The Ashes of Eden||978-0-67152-036-6||03/1996||Star Trek|
|Star Trek Movie Memories||978-0-06109-329-6||06/1995||HarperTorch|