Shatner, William

Shatner, William

(1931–  ) television/movie actor; born in Montreal, Canada. A graduate of McGill University where he studied acting, he was among the original actors in Tyrone Guthrie's Stratford Shakespeare Festival (1954–57). After working on Broadway and in television, he captained the USS Enterprise for television's quintessential science fiction series, Star Trek (1966–69) and recreated his roles as Capt. Kirk in a number of successful movies in the 1970s and 1980s. He returned to television in T. J. Hooker (1982–86) and Rescue 911 (1989).