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William Shatner
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Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Birthdate: March 22, 1931
Active: 1951–present
Films appeared in: Loaded Weapon 1
Land of the Free
Falcon Down
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous
Role: General Mortars (Loaded Weapon 1)
Aidan Carvell (Land of the Free)
Major Robert Carson (Falcon Down)
Stan Fields (Miss Congeniality 2)

William Shatner (born March 22, 1931) is an Emmy-winning Canadian actor, singer, director and comedian best known for his role as Captain James T. Kirk in the subsequent Star Trek: The Original Series, which ran from 1966 to 1969, and it's various movie spin-offs that followed for years to come.

Shatner has had other TV roles such as Paul De Vinger on "77 Sunset Strip", David Koster on "For the People", Dr. Carl Noyes on "Dr. Kildare", Jeff Cable on "Barbary Coast", as the title character on "T.J. Hooker", the host on "Rescue 911", Walter H. Bascom on the various Tekwar telefilms (and it's short-lived series spin-off; both of which were based on his book series of the same name), The Big Giant Head on "Third Rock from the Sun" and as lawyer Denny Crane on "The Practice" and it's better known spin-off "Boston Legal".

Shatner has also appeared as various characters on shows such as "The Defenders", "Mission: Impossible", "The Virginian", "Ironside" and "Columbu".

In-between television gigs, Bill Shatner often found himself stranded in B-movies such as White Comanche, The Terror at 37,000 Feet, The Devil's Rain (with John Travolta), Disaster on the Coastliner, Visiting Hours and the pre-Die Hard scenario film The Kidnapping of the President.

In recent years, Shatner has appeared in various movies in either comedic roles or cameos where he was featured as himself, including Miss Congeniality (with Sandra Bullock, Ernie Hudson and Benjamin Bratt), Showtime (with Eddie Murphy) and Horrorween.


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