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William Shatner

Birthdate: 22. March 1931

William Shatner is a Canadian actor, author, producer, and director. In his seven decades of television, Shatner became a cultural icon for his portrayal of James T. Kirk, captain of the USS Enterprise, in the Star Trek franchise. He has written a series of books chronicling his experiences playing Captain Kirk and being a part of Star Trek, and has co-written several novels set in the Star Trek universe. He has written a series of science fiction novels called TekWar that were adapted for television.

Shatner also played the eponymous veteran police sergeant in T.J. Hooker and hosted the reality-based television series Rescue 911 , which won a People's Choice Award for the Favorite New TV Dramatic Series. Shatner also appeared in seasons 4 and 5 of the NBC series 3rd Rock from the Sun as the "Big Giant Head" that the alien characters reported to. From 2004 until 2008, he starred as attorney Denny Crane in the final season of the legal drama The Practice and its spinoff series Boston Legal, a role that earned him two Emmy Awards.

Shatner has also worked as a musician, an author, a director, and a celebrity pitchman.

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„You know who I am?! I'm William Tiberius Shatner!“

—  William Shatner

Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner (2006).

„My being Jewish does not inform the things I do, necessarily. 'Exodus' is a wonderful piece, no matter what religion you are. 'The Shiva Club,' which is a movie I am attempting to make sometime soon, is about crashing a shiva, if you will. A couple of comics crash a shiva. I could have, I suppose, made it an Irish wake, but the shiva I was more familiar with.“

—  William Shatner

Of his album telling the story of the Exodus, "Beam Me Up Moses William Shatner Album Tells Exodus Story In Spoken Word, Song https://archive.is/20130103131701/www.jweekly.com/article/full/34780/beam-me-up-moses-william-shatner-album-tells-exodus-story-in-spoken-word-so/, Jweekly 18 April 2008.

„They said I was this William Shatner character, and I figured I had to be it, pompous, takes himself seriously, hardheaded. So I played it. But I didn’t see it. That character doesn’t seem like me to me. I know the real William Shatner.“

—  William Shatner

"The Many Iterations of William Shatner" http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/05/magazine/05Shatner-t.html?_r=0 Pat Jordan, Sept. 3, New York Times, 2010

„You, HP, promised me a toxic-free COMPUTER by 2009. Now my friends at Greenpeace tell me that I'll have to wait till 2011. What's up with that?“

—  William Shatner

Company wide voice mail to Hewlett Packard "Green me up, Scotty: William Shatner targets Hewlett-Packard for toxic waste" http://www.theguardian.com/environment/ethicallivingblog/2009/jul/29/star-trek-hewlett-packard-shatner Bibi van der Zee, The Guardian, 29 July 2009

„Star Trek never really caught on with audiences, ran for three seasons, and was canceled. I wish I had taken notes at the time, because you people sure do have a lot of questions about it.“

—  William Shatner

Shatner Rules: Your Guide to Understanding the Shatnerverse and the World at large, by William Shatner and Chris Regan (2011), "Shatner Rules Deluxe: Your Guide to Understanding the Shatnerverse and the World at Large" https://books.google.com/books?isbn=1101564148 William Shatnerwith Chris Regan

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