Happy Birthday William Shatner

The legendary actor William Shatner from ‘Star Trek: The Original Series’ has turned 86 years of age. He is well-known for his role in the science fiction TV show playing ‘Captain James T. Kirk’ of the USS Enterprise.

He was born in Montreal, Canada on the 22nd of March 1931.

He has won multiple awards during his illustrious career, including Emmy and Golden Globe awards. (Source: wikipedia)

William Shatner (Image Attributed to NBC Television, commons.wikimedia.org)
William Shatner (Image Attributed to NBC Television, commons.wikimedia.org)

Shatner began his acting career in 1951 by appearing in a Canadian movie and later on as a stage and theater actor.

Some people believe that Shatner is in the same league as Robert Redford and Steve McQueen.

Besides Star Trek, he has appeared in several other TV shows as well including ‘T. J. Hooker’ and ‘Boston Legal’.(Source: wikipedia)

Over the years William Shatner has produced and directed several movies including science fiction Star Trek movies.

He has also authored several books including both fiction and non-fiction. One of his best known books is the New York Times bestseller ‘Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man’.

Another well-known book by William Shatner in called ‘Star Trek Memories’.

Star Trek Memories (Source: Harper Collins)
Star Trek Memories (Source: Harper Collins)

Anyone who is even remotely into Star Trek, will know about William Shatner and his contributions to the world of SciFi and Fantasy.

His portrayal of Captain James T. Kirk in Gene Rodenberry’s TV show changed fandom forever. It’s this base of loyal and dedicated fans that have kept the franchise alive for more than half a century.

Shatner is a cultural icon who likes doing a lot of charity work. His regularly appears in charity related events, including the recent horse show and cross-country ride events.

It is science fiction in combination with kindheartedness that makes people like myself such avid fans of this gentleman named William Shatner.

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