Recently described as "one of the greatest pop culture icons of the 21st Century," Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actor William Shatner has logged an impressive 50-plus years in front of the camera. On television, he starred as the legendary Captain Kirk on Star Trek, a streetwise cop on T.J. Hooker, and most recently as a master litigator on both The Practice and Boston Legal.
On the big screen, Shatner starred in seven Star Trek films, made his feature film directorial debut in 1989 with Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, and has since honed his comedic talents in blockbusters including Airplane 2: The Sequel, Loaded Weapon, and Miss Congeniality.
A talented horseman and major Hollywood philanthropist, Shatner has also written over two-dozen fiction and non-fiction bestsellers, including his 2008 autobiography Up Till Now, released the celebrated spoken word recording Has Been in 2004, and currently showcases his unique celebrity interviewing style in his critically-acclaimed talk show Shatner's Raw Nerve (Biography Channel).
With few peers to rival his achievements across so many genres, William Shatner is truly one of entertainment's living legends.