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Star Trek and later acting credits
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Born on March 22, , in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Shatner started his career as a child performer in radio programs for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. As a student at McGill University, he continued to pursue acting. Shatner spent his summers performing with the Royal Mount Theater Company. He graduated from the university in and joined the National Repertory Theater of Ottawa. He also found work in the emerging medium of television, appearing on such shows as the Goodyear Television Playhouse , Studio One , and Playhouse He won the Theatre World Award for his performance. In , Shatner had a small part in the Holocaust drama Judgment at Nuremberg , playing an army captain. He had a lead part in The Intruder as a racist who fought against school integration. On the small screen, Shatner had his first series, For the People , in
William Shatner , born March 22, , Montreal , Quebec , Canada , Canadian actor whose prolific output and self-deprecating sense of humour secured him a place in the North American pop culture pantheon. He was best known for playing Capt. James T. Kirk in the science fiction television series Star Trek —69 and in several Star Trek films. Shatner was raised in Montreal. His father was a menswear manufacturer, and his mother taught elocution. Acting in student productions and serving as a CBC broadcaster during his time at McGill, Shatner retained his entertainment connections despite pursuing a more pragmatic course of studies. Upon graduation he became the assistant manager of the Mountain Playhouse in Montreal. There he debuted onstage in a production of Tom Sawyer
His image also appeared in Star Trek Beyond , in a photograph that was among Spock 's possessions bequeathed to his alternate reality counterpart. He has also voiced the role of Kirk in a number of video games and he is the credited author for a series of Star Trek novels involving Kirk, the first of which was The Ashes of Eden. His primary "ghost" writers are Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens. Outside of the Star Trek franchise, Shatner is well-known for his roles on several other television shows, including Bob Wilson in the "Nightmare at 20, Feet" episode of The Twilight Zone , the title character on the s police drama series T. He is also remembered for hosting the informational program Rescue from through and is currently recognized as the official spokesperson for Priceline.