William Shatner

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William Shatner
Shatner 2005.jpg
In 2005.
ProfessionGuest voice actor
Born22 March, 1931
IMDB profilenm0000638
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This article is about the actor. For the Futurama character, see William Shatner's head.

William Alan Shatner is a Canadian actor, producer, director, singer, and author who voiced himself in "Where No Fan Has Gone Before". Active in film and television since 1951, he is best known internationally for his role as the original James T. Kirk in Star Trek: The Original Series and in the first six films. Outside of Star Trek, he is the host of the interview series Shatner's Raw Nerve, and he is known for his title role in T.J. Hooker and his Emmy Award-winning role as Denny Crane in Boston Legal and The Practice. In addition, he is the official author of the book series TekWar, was director of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, and has a musical career which includes an infamous 1978 spoken-word performance of Elton John's "Rocket Man".

Shatner was originally apprehensive about appearing on the show but a conversation with Billy West made it known that the entire cast and crew would treat him with complete respect, and so he agreed to appear. He and Leonard Nimoy are the only performers in the show's run who were allowed to record into the same microphone at the same time.

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