Der kanadische Schauspieler William Shatner wurde am März als Sohn von Joseph und Ann Shatner in Montreal geboren. Obwohl er sich bereits im. William Shatner, OC ist ein kanadischer Schauspieler, Produzent, Regisseur, Drehbuchautor, Buchautor, Sänger und Synchronsprecher. Zudem ist er zweifacher Emmy-Preisträger und Golden Globe-Preisträger. Einem breiten Publikum ist er vor allem durch. William Shatner (* März in Montreal, Quebec, Kanada 89 Jahre alt) ist ein kanadischer.
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TV Movie Self. Self - Guest Host. Show all 55 episodes. Shatner remained with the series until its end in Shatner made several guest appearances on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien , including cameos reciting Sarah Palin's resignation speech , Twitter posts, and autobiography.
Palin herself made a cameo on the show in December , reciting passages from Shatner's autobiography, Up Till Now in front of Shatner himself.
He has also recited Twitter posts by Levi Johnston, father of Palin's grandson. He also appears in the opening graphics of the occasional feature " In the Year ", with his disembodied head floating through space, announcing, "And so we take a cosmic ride into that new millennium; that far off reality that is the year ", followed by the tag line, "It's the future, man.
In January , Shatner launched a series of daily vlogs on his life called ShatnerVision  on the LiveVideo.
In , he launched his video blogs on YouTube in a project renamed "The Shatner Project. Shatner was not "offered or suggested" a role in the film Star Trek.
Abrams said in July that the production was "desperately trying to figure out a way to put him in" but that to "shove him in At a convention held in , Shatner commented on the film by saying "I've seen that wonderful film.
He was assisted in writing it by David Fisher. Shatner has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for television work at Hollywood Boulevard.
He also has a star on the Canada's Walk of Fame. Shatner was the first Canadian actor to star in three successful television series on three different major networks NBC, CBS, and ABC.
My Dad Says , which is based on the Twitter feed Shit My Dad Says created by Justin Halpern. The series premiered in late and was canceled May He reprised the role in an episode of the season.
In , Shatner starred in The Captains , a feature-length documentary which he also wrote and directed.
The film follows Shatner as he interviews the other actors who have portrayed starship captains within the Star Trek franchise. Shatner's interviewees included Patrick Stewart , Avery Brooks , Kate Mulgrew , Scott Bakula , and Chris Pine.
In the film, Shatner also interviews Christopher Plummer, who is an old friend and colleague from Shatner's days with the Stratford Shakespeare Festival.
In February , Shatner performed in a new one-man show on Broadway, called Shatner's World: We Just Live in It. After a three-week run at the Music Box Theatre , the show toured throughout the United States.
In May , Shatner was the guest presenter on the British satirical television quiz show Have I Got News for You , during which he coined the portmanteau "pensioneer", combining the words "pensioner" and "pioneer".
On July 28, , the premium cable TV channel Epix premiered Get a Life! On September 25, , Shatner portrayed the home plate umpire in the music video "At Fenway", which was written and recorded by crooner Brian Evans.
On April 24, , he performed for one night only an autobiographical one-man show on Broadway, which was later broadcast in over theatres across Canada, Australia, and the United States.
A large portion of the revenue went to charity. In , he played Mark Twain in an episode of the Canadian historical crime drama series Murdoch Mysteries.
In August , he appeared in William Shatner Presents: Chaos on the Bridge, a documentary uncovering the creation of Star Trek: The Next Generation , featuring cast interviews from the original series which he also wrote, produced and directed.
Premiering August 23, , Shatner appeared in the NBC reality miniseries Better Late Than Never , which documented the adventures of Shatner and three other aging celebrities Henry Winkler , Terry Bradshaw and George Foreman as they travel to Japan , South Korea and Southeast Asia.
Shatner later joked that legendary Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw was "putty in my hands. In , Shatner again appeared in a music video with Brian Evans , whom he had previously appeared with in the music video "At Fenway," in the singer's cover of the Dolly Parton song, "Here You Come Again.
In , Shatner appeared in the animated television series My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic as the voice of Grand Pear, the estranged maternal grandfather of Applejack and her siblings, in the seventh season episode " The Perfect Pear ".
Shatner noted himself as a " brony ", a member of the Friendship Is Magic fan base; he confirmed his involvement in the series via his Twitter account following a post where he recited one of the show's catch phrases.
Shatner began his musical career with the spoken-word album The Transformed Man ,  delivering exaggerated, interpretive recitations of popular songs like " Mr.
Tambourine Man " and " Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds " paired with readings from famous plays. He performed a reading of the Elton John song " Rocket Man " during the Science Fiction Film Awards that has been widely parodied.
Ben Folds , who has worked with him several times, produced and co-wrote Shatner's well-received second studio album, Has Been , in His third studio album, Seeking Major Tom , was released on October 11, The fourth, Ponder the Mystery , was released in October on Cleopatra Records , produced and composed by musician Billy Sherwood member of Yes.
Shatner also has done a concert tour with CIRCA: , which includes an ex and current member of Yes, Tony Kaye and Billy Sherwood.
In August , Shatner released Why Not Me , his first country music album and fifth album overall, with Jeff Cook , who is best known as a founding member of the American band Alabama.
The album, on the Heartland Records Nashville label, also includes guest vocals by Neal McCoy , Home Free group and Cash Creek. On February 15, , Shatner made his debut at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, with Jeff Cook, performing the title track to Why Not Me.
They were introduced by Fred LaBour a. Too Slim , a member of the cowboy singing and comedy group Riders in the Sky , who were among the other guest performers that evening.
His album The Blues peaked at no. Shatner recorded a wake-up call that was played for the crew of STS in the Space Shuttle Discovery on March 7, , its final day docked to the International Space Station.
Backed by the musical theme from Star Trek , it featured a voice-over based on his spoken introduction from the series' opening credits: "Space, the final frontier.
These have been the voyages of the Space Shuttle Discovery. Her year mission: To seek out new science. To build new outposts.
To bring nations together on the final frontier. To boldly go, and do, what no spacecraft has done before.
Shatner dislikes watching himself perform, and says he has not even watched all of the Star Trek episodes,  none of the Boston Legal episodes, nor any Star Trek movies, except while editing Star Trek V: The Final Frontier , which he directed.
Shatner left Rand while acting in Star Trek: The Original Series , after which she divorced him in March His third marriage was to Nerine Kidd Shatner, from until her death in She was 40 years old.
An autopsy detected alcohol and Valium diazepam in her blood, and the coroner ruled the cause of death as accidental drowning.
The LAPD ruled out foul play, and the case was closed. Speaking to the press shortly after his wife's death, a clearly shaken and emotional Shatner said that she "meant everything" to him, and called her his "beautiful soulmate".
And she met a tragic ending because of it. In his book Up Till Now: The Autobiography , Shatner discusses how Leonard Nimoy helped take Nerine to treatment for her alcoholism.
Shatner writes in an excerpt from his book:. Leonard Nimoy's personal experience of alcoholism now came to play a central role in my life and it helped us bond together in a way I never could have imagined in the early days of Star Trek.
After Nerine and I had been to dinner with Leonard and Susan Nimoy one evening, Leonard called and said: "Bill, you know she's an alcoholic?
I married Nerine in , against the advice of many and my own good sense. But I thought she would give up alcohol for me. We had a celebration in Pasadena, and Leonard was my best man.
I woke up about eight o'clock the next morning and Nerine was drunk. She was in rehab for 30 days three different times. Twice she almost drank herself to death.
Leonard sober many years took Nerine to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, but she did not want to quit. Hooker was immediately popular with television audiences.
Shatner remained a fixture on television even after T. Hooker went off the air, becoming the host for Rescue in This was an early entry into the reality television genre, featuring reenactments of emergency situations.
On the big screen, Shatner appeared as a beauty pageant host in Miss Congeniality and its sequel Miss Congeniality 2 , with Sandra Bullock.
In , he made a guest appearance as a talented, but eccentric lawyer on The Practice. His turn as Denny Crane brought him his first Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series in He had been previously nominated for his guest appearance on the science fiction sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun in The Practice creator David E.
Kelley created a spin-off series, Boston Legal , featuring Shatner's character Denny Crane in Law partner and master litigator Crane acts as a mentor of sorts to Alan Shore played by James Spader.
For his work on the series, Shatner won his second Emmy — this time for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series — in More nominations in this category followed in and in In , Shatner began work on Shatner's Raw Nerve, a celebrity interview program on the Biography Channel.
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On August 9, , his third wife, Nerine Kidd , drowned in the swimming pool at their house in Studio City, California.
The tragedy was ruled an accident. His daughter Lisabeth Shatner wrote the script for the T. Hooker episode T.
Hooker: Partners in Death Has three daughters: Leslie Carol Shatner born in , Lisabeth Shatner born in and Melanie Shatner born in He and his wife, Elizabeth Shatner , live in Southern California, and they also own a acre horse farm in Kentucky.
He appeared in the music video, and he sang in the choir, in the song "Voices That Care". Received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.
Its student university center is currently named after him. Shortly after the original Star Trek: The Original Series series was canceled, his wife Gloria Rand left him and took a lot of money with her.
With very little money and his acting prospects low, he lived in a pick-up truck camper until continually acting in bit parts led into higher-paying roles.
Is the CEO of the Toronto-based Core Digital Effects company that did the effects for the adventure drama Fly Away Home Speaks English and French fluently, from his bilingual upbringing in Montreal, Quebec.
Has written several Star Trek novels, including "The Ashes of Eden", "The Return" and "Avenger". His children with Gloria Rand: Leslie Carol Shatner born on August 31, is married to Gordon Walker, and is the mother of two children, Grant and Eric ; Lisabeth Shatner Lisabeth Mary Shatner born on June 12, is married to Andy Clement ; and Melanie Shatner Melanie Ann Shatner born on August 1, is married to actor Joel Gretsch.
His daughter Lisabeth Shatner was "Miss Golden Globe" Two of his daughters, Melanie Shatner and Lisabeth Shatner , appeared in the episode Star Trek: The Original Series: Miri in small uncredited roles.
His daughter Melanie Shatner had a small role in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier that was directed by her father. In , he married Elizabeth Shatner Elizabeth Anderson Martin , 30 years his junior.
She is a horse trainer who had lost her husband to cancer in Their grief Shatner was a widower and their love of horses drew them together.
They reside in Southern California and in Kentucky. His face appears on the cover of the official first aid handbook issued by the National Safety Council, stemming from his time hosting Rescue Produces and hosts the annual "Hollywood Charity Horse Show" that he founded in He wrote and directed a college musical: "The Red, White and Blue Revue".
He was the understudy of Christopher Plummer in a stage production of Shakespeare's play "Henry V" in Canada. His favorite Star Trek: The Original Series episode is Star Trek: The Original Series: The Devil in the Dark His clipped, dramatic delivery of his lines, peppered with dramatic pauses, is often referred to as "Shatnerian".
During the late s, he recorded an LP record titled "The Transformed Man", that is considered to be a camp classic today. One track was a spoken cover version of "Mr.
Tambourine Man" -- one in which he gave an overdramatic performance that some compared to a man on a bad drug trip. Shatner embraces his checkered reputation as a "camp" performer now.
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