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William Shatner [24]

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Born:March 22, 1931 (87)
Filmography Rating:7.60 / 10
IMDB Rating:7.24 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.22 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:67.76%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
Star Trek - Season 1 [1966](35) => Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek: Various Episodes [1966](35) => Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek - Season 2 [1967](36) => Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek - Season 3 [1968](37) => Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek: The Animated Series [1973](42) => Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek The Motion Picture [1979](48) => Admiral James T. Kirk
Airplane II: the Sequel [1982](51) => Cdr. Buck Murdock
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan [1982](51) => Admiral James T. Kirk
Police Squad! [1982](51) => Poisoned Man
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock [1984](53) => Admiral James T. Kirk
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home [1986](55) => Captain James T. Kirk / Admiral
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier [1989](58) => Director / Captain James T. Kirk
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey [1991](60) => Captain James Tiberius Kirk (archive footage)
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country [1991](60) => Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek: Generations [1994](63) => Captain James T. Kirk, retired
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Season 5 [1996](65) => Captain James T. Kirk
Miss Congeniality [2000](69) => Stan Fields
Star Trek: Enterprise - Season 4 [2004](73) => Captain James T. Kirk (voice) (archive footage)
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous [2005](74) => Stan Fields
Over the Hedge [2006](75) => Ozzie  (voice)
Star Trek: Remastered - Season 1 [2007](76) => Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek: Remastered - Season 2 [2008](77) => Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek: Remastered - Season 3 [2008](77) => Captain James T. Kirk
The Captains [2011](80) => Director / Writer / Himself

Trivia that mentions this person:
Airplane II: the Sequel [1982]
  • At one point Stryker, speaking to William Shatner's character Buck Murdoch, says "Roger, Murdoch..." Roger Murdoch was the co-pilot in the first film played by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
  • William Shatner's character orders a profile on everyone who's seen The Sound of Music more than four times. That film was directed by Robert Wise, who also directed Star Trek: The Motion Picture, which starred William Shatner three years earlier.
    Star Trek [2009]
  • To prepare for his role as Captain James Kirk, Chris Pine watched classic episodes and read encyclopedias about the [Star Trek] universe. However, his research was rudimentary, as he wanted his performance to be original and not an imitation of William Shatner. He based his performance on Tom Cruise's Maverick and Harrison Ford's Han Solo and Indiana Jones, heroes who Pine felt possessed the archetypal hero qualities Kirk has (humour, arrogance, decisiveness).
    Star Trek The Motion Picture [1979]
  • The producers and the cast were very worried about their appearance after being away from [Star Trek] for over ten years. Special lighting and camera tricks were used to hide the cast's aging, and William Shatner went on a near-starvation diet prior to filming. However, in all subsequent Star Trek movies it was decided to make the aging of the crew part of the story.
    Star Trek III: The Search for Spock [1984]
  • The scene in which Kirk stumbles into his chair after hearing of the death of his son was an improvisation by William Shatner, who was told by Leonard Nimoy to do whatever reaction Shatner wanted to do. Shatner has never told whether he meant to miss the chair and slip to the ground, or if he had meant to simply hit the seat hard but missed going backwards.
  • Production was endangered by the great fire at Paramount. William Shatner helped fight the fire and rescue a crewmember before firefighter reinforcements arrived.
    Star Trek V: The Final Frontier [1989]
  • Stuntman [?] Kenny Bates is credited with the highest descender fall in the U.S., standing in for William Shatner's fall from El Capitan.
    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country [1991]
  • Nicholas Meyer was worried that William Shatner would be upset at some of the lines written for the scene where Martia, disguised as Kirk, fights him. However, Shatner reportedly loved it.
    Star Trek: Generations [1994]
  • This is William Shatner's only [Star Trek] appearance without Leonard Nimoy.
  • The horse that William Shatner rides is his, as are the home and farm where the sequence takes place.
  • James T. Kirk's final two words, "Oh, my..." are a spontaneous ad lib made by William Shatner. Shatner later explained it was Kirk's reaction to eternity and truly going where Kirk had never gone before.
    Star Trek: Enterprise - Season 1 [2001]
  • The three Starfleet officers in the sickbay scene in episode #1.1, {Broken Bow}, are named after the leads in the original [Star Trek]: Commander Williams (Jim Fitzpatrick for William Shatner), Admirl Daniel Leonard (Jim Beaver for Leonard Nimoy) and Admiral Maxwell Forrest (Vaughn Armstrong for DeForest Kelley).
    Galaxy Quest [1999]
  • The scene when Tim Allen is in a mens room overhearing how the cast of [Galaxy Quest] are nobodies and all the co-stars can't stand him mirrors an actual event in William Shatner's life. He discovered the exact same things about himself when he attended a [Star Trek] convention.
  • The rock monster is a mock tribute to William Shatner, who desperately wanted to put rock monsters in the climax of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, but had to cut them out of his script for budgetary reasons.
    Halloween [1978]
  • Before [?] Don Post became involved, Michael was going to wear a clown mask. Due to its shoestring budget, the prop department had to use the cheapest mask that they could find in the costume store: a [Star Trek] William Shatner mask. They later spray-painted the face white, teased out the hair, and reshaped the eye holes. Shatner admitted that for years he had no idea his likeness was used for this film. It was only during an interview that someone mentioned his mask was being used. He has since stated that he is honored by this gesture.
    Miss Congeniality [2000]
  • William Shatner's character "Stan Fields" is a reference to the actor's Canadian heritage. "Stanfields" is a very famous brand of underwear (known for its long johns) sold in Canada. Also "Stan Fields" sounds remarkably similar to former "Miss America" host [?] Bert Parks.
    Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous [2005]
  • Eileen Brennan, who plays Stan Fields' mom, is actually a year younger than William Shatner, who plays Stan Fields. He was born in 1931, she was born in 1932.
    Police Squad! [1982]
  • Each week featured a "Special Guest Star" who is killed off in the opening credits. Lorne Greene and William Conrad are knifed and tossed out of cars; Georg Stanford Brown has a safe dropped on him; Florence Henderson is shot during a musical number; Robert Goulet is executed by a firing squad; and William Shatner avoids a burst of machine-gun-fire only to drink a glass of poisoned wine. [?] John Belushi filmed a cameo "guest star" appearance for the {Testimony of Evil} episode, showing him underwater wearing a pair of cement shoes. He died before the episode aired, so a new sequence was filmed with William Conrad. After the success of the [Naked Gun!] movies, both Comedy Central and CBS-TV, and not ABC-TV, re-aired all six episodes of this series in the summer of 1991. Producers wanted to include the [?] John Belushi "guest star" appearance in the rerun of the {Testimony of Evil}, which had been cut from the episode due to Belushi's death in 1982. The footage could not be located, and is now presumed to have been lost or destroyed.
    Star Trek Into Darkness [2013]
  • Leonard Nimoy makes his eighth appearance as Spock in the movies. That breaks the tie with William Shatner for most appearances in the Star Trek universe.
    Over the Hedge [2006]
  • Ozzy is voiced by William Shatner. Hammy later talks about Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, where Shatner played James Tiberius Kirk, who is also the namesake of the cat "Prince Tigeriess Mahmood Shabaz."
    Into the Woods [2014]
  • At one point during his performance in the intentionally broad song "Agony," Chris Pine does an impression of William Shatner. Pine is also a star of the rebooted Star Trek movie series; he plays Captain James T. Kirk, a role originated by Shatner.
    Quotes From/About William Shatner
    Captain Kirk
    (William Shatner)
    [Star Trek]
    Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its 5-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.