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Leonard Nimoy Bio

star trek leonard nimoy may 2013Born 1931

83 Years Old

Alive

American

Actor/Director

 

1931- born on March 26th in Boston, Massachusetts

1952- had role in low budget film Zombies of the Stratosphere

1954- had small role in classic sci-fi film Them!

1959- appeared in several episodes of Wagon Train TV series

1964- appeared in a couple of episodes of sci-fi series The Outer Limits

1964- appeared as Spock in original pilot episode for Star Trek

1966- was only character from original pilot to reprise role on Star Trek, appearing as Spock for the next three seasons

1969- had recurring role on Mission: Impossible for 49 episodes

1973- voiced Spock in Star Trek: The Animated Series

1976- narrated and hosted TV show In Search of… for 145 episodes

1978- had supporting role in Invasion of the Body Snatchers

1979- starred as Spock in first Trek film, Star Trek: The Motion Picture

1982- played Spock in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

1984- played Spock in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

1986- voiced the leader of the Decepticons Galvatron in The Transformers: The Movie

1986- played Spock in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, which he also directed

1989- starred as Spock in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

1991- narrated TV series Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stories

1991- reprised role of Spock on Star Trek: The Next Generation TV series for two of the most popular episodes of the series

1991- starred as Spock  in Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country

1993- voiced himself on two episodes of The Simpsons

1995- appeared on revival series of The Outer Limits for one episode

1999- voiced himself on two episodes of Futurama

2001- appeared in one episode of Becker, starring Ted Danson

2009- appeared in supporting role as Spock “Prime” in rebooted Star Trek film, directing by J.J. Abrams

2009- appeared on hit TV series Fringe for 11 episodes

2011- voiced Sentinel Prime for Transformers: Dark of the Moon

2013- had cameo as Spock in Star Trek Into Darkness

Nimoy, who has garnered universal acclaim for his iconic role as Spock in the Star Trek series, has long battled this particular typecasting. His first autobiography was entitle I Am Not Spock, published in 1975. Twenty years later, he released I Am Spock, saying he had come to grips with his numerous times in the role and acceptance of what it means to his life.

Leonard Nimoy is also an accomplished director, having directed two of the Star Trek films, III and IV and the comedy hit Three Men and a Baby starring Ted Danson, Tom Selleck and Steve Guttenberg. He has also directed several episodes of various TV series, including T.J. Hooker, starring his long time colleague on Star Trek, William Shatner.

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