William Shatner is an award winning actor who is a native of Canada. He is also an author and director who is best known for his role as Captain Kirk in the television and film series Star Trek. He also appeared in other series including ‘3rd Rock from the Sun’ and Boston Legal. Shatner has written several novels including TekWar and Tek Net.
William Shatner was born in Montreal in 1931. Following graduation from McGill University he trained as a classical Shakespearean actor. He completed his training in 1954. Having acted in several films he was cast as Captain James T. Kirk in the Star Trek series in 1966. He played the role as captain of the USS Enterprise from 1966 until it was cancelled in 1969. He is the recipient of several awards including, People’s Choice Award, two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award.
William Shatner, who is best known for his role as Captain Kirk in the television and film series Star Trek, was born in the year 1931 On This Day.