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Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy was an American actor, film director, poet, musician and photographer. Nimoy's most famous role is that of Spock in the original Star Trek series 1966–1969, multiple films, television and video game sequels. Nimoy began his career in his early twenties, teaching acting classes in Hollywood and making minor film and television appearances through the 1950s, as well as playing the title role in Kid Monk Baroni. In 1953, he served in the United States Army. In 1965, he made his first appearance in the rejected Star Trek pilot, "The Cage", and would go on to play the character of Mr. Spock until 1969, followed by seven further films and a number of guest slots in various sequels. His character of Spock generated a significant cultural impact and three Emmy Award nominations; TV Guide named Spock one of the 50 greatest TV characters. Nimoy also had a recurring role in Mission: Impossible and a narrating role in Civilization IV, as well as several well-received stage appearances. Nimoy's fame as Spock is such that both his autobiographies, I Am Not Spock (1977) and I Am Spock (1995) detail his existence as being shared between the character and himself. Nimoy was born to Yiddish-speaking Orthodox Jewish immigrants from Iziaslav, Ukraine. His father, Max Nimoy, owned a barbershop in the Mattapan section of the city. His mother, Dora Nimoy (née Spinner), was a homemaker. Nimoy began acting at the age of eight in children's and neighborhood theater. His parents wanted him to attend college and pursue a stable career, or even learn to play the accordion—which, his father advised, Nimoy could always make a living with—but his grandfather encouraged him to become an actor. His first major role was at 17, as Ralphie in an amateur production of Clifford Odets' Awake and Sing!. Nimoy took Drama classes at Boston College in 1953 but failed to complete his studies, and in the 1970s studied photography at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has an MA in Education and an honorary doctorate from Antioch University in Ohio. Nimoy served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army from 1953 through 1955, alongside fellow actor Ken Berry and architect Frank Gehry.


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Born:
Mar 26, 1931 In Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
124
First Appeared:
In the series Dragnet 1951-12-16
Latest Project:
Movie Deadpool 2 2018-05-30
Known For
Poster of Fringe
Filmography
Movie Deadpool 2 Miller 2018-05-30
Series Bring Back... Unknown 2018
Movie 50 Years of Star Trek himself 2016-08-14
Movie For the Love of Spock Himself (archive footage) 2016-09-09
Movie El Americano: The Movie Achmet 2016-01-29
Movie Miss Sloane Army Sergeant 2016-11-25
Movie NW Mustapha Mond 2016-11-14
Movie Non-Stop Narrator 2014-01-26
Movie To Be Takei Himself 2014-08-22
Movie Star Trek Into Darkness Spock Prime 2013-05-05
Movie Grand Piano Roger 2013-10-11
Movie The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers Levi Eshkol (voice) 2013-10-18
Movie Cowgirls n' Angels Himself 2012-05-25
Movie Zambezia Sekhuru (voice) 2012-06-05
Movie Hava Nagila: The Movie 2012-07-19
Movie Robot & Frank Chief Black Hawk 2012-08-16
Movie Transformers: Dark of the Moon Sentinel Prime (voice) 2011-06-28
Movie Sondheim! The Birthday Concert Mr. Spock 2010-11-26
Movie Star Trek Spock Prime 2009-05-06
Movie The Captain's Summit Himself 2009-04-12
Movie The Evolution of the Enterprise Himself 2009-08-09
Movie Star Trek Evolutions Narrator 2009-09-22
Movie All the Boys Love Mandy Lane Dr. Richard Connought 2008-02-15
Movie Sozin's Comet: The Final Battle Cadet Football Player #52 (uncredited) 2008-07-19
Series Fringe Dr. William Bell 2008-09-09
Movie Lost Boys: The Tribe Himself 2008-07-29
Series The Big Bang Theory Unknown 2007-09-24
Movie William Shatner in Concert 2006-03-22
Movie Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo Angus McArdle 2005-08-06
Movie What makes a family Commander Phil Kettenring 2001-01-22
Movie Mind Meld: Secrets Behind the Voyage of a Lifetime Himself 2001-11-06
Movie Atlantis: The Lost Empire King Kashekim Nedakh 2001-06-02
Movie Joe Gould's Secret Galvatron (voice) 2000-01-21
Movie Sinbad: Beyond the Veil of Mists Akron/ Baraba/ King Chandra 2000-03-24
Series Futurama Unknown 1999-03-28
Movie Brave New World Mustapha Mond 1998-04-19
Movie The Harryhausen Chronicles Himself (Narrator) 1998-01-27
Movie The Lost World Angus McArdle 1998-01-01
Movie A Life Apart: Hasidism in America Narrator 1998-08-25
Series Invasion America 1998-06-08
Series Becker Unknown 1998-11-02
Movie Kiss the Sky Spock 1998-10-26
Movie David Samuel 1997-03-23
Movie Trekkies Himself 1997-10-18
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
Movie Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond Himself 1996-10-06
Movie William Shatner's Star Trek Memories Himself 1995-01-01
Series The Outer Limits Unknown 1995-03-26
Movie Titanica narrator 1995-04-01
Movie Destiny in Space Narrator (voice) 1994-01-17
Series Ancient Mysteries Unknown 1994-01-07
Series Duckman Unknown 1994-03-05
Movie The Pagemaster Dr. Jekyll / Mr. Hyde (voice) 1994-11-23
Movie The Cage Spock 1993-10-24
Movie The Halloween Tree Mr. Moundsroud (Voice) 1993-10-31
Movie Joker's Wild Roger 1992-10-20
Movie Never Forget Mel Mermelstein 1991-04-08
Movie Star Trek 25th Anniversary Special Host 1991-09-28
Movie Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Spock 1991-12-05
Movie Hamlet Count Mippipopolous 1990-11-01
Movie Star Trek V: The Final Frontier Captain Spock 1989-06-09
Series The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-16
Series Star Trek: The Next Generation Unknown 1987-09-28
Movie The Transformers: The Movie Galvatron (voice) 1986-08-08
Movie Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Captain Spock 1986-11-25
Movie The Sun Also Rises Count Mippipopolous 1984-01-01
Movie Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Capt. Spock/Elevator Voice 1984-05-31
Movie Leonard Nimoy: Star Trek Memories Himself 1983-01-01
Movie A Woman Called Golda Morris Meyerson 1982-04-26
Series Marco Polo Achmet 1982-05-16
Series T. J. Hooker Unknown 1982-03-13
Series Faerie Tale Theatre Unknown 1982-09-11
Movie Marco Polo Achmet 1982-05-16
Movie Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Captain Spock 1982-06-03
Movie Vincent Theo van Gogh 1981-02-01
Movie Seizure: The Story of Kathy Morris Dr. Richard Connought 1980-01-09
Movie Star Trek: The Motion Picture Mr. Spock 1979-12-06
Movie Invasion of the Body Snatchers Dr. David Kibner 1978-12-19
Series In Search of... Narator 1977-04-17
Series The Captain and Tennille Unknown 1976-09-20
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Movie Mitzi and a Hundred Guys Himself 1975-03-24
Series Star Trek: The Animated Series Spock (voice) 1973-09-08
Movie Baffled! Tom Kovack 1973-01-29
Movie The Alpha Caper Mitch 1973-10-06
Movie Assault on the Wayne Commander Phil Kettenring 1971-01-12
Movie Catlow Miller 1971-10-01
Series Night Gallery Unknown 1970-12-16
Series Columbo Dr. Barry Mayfield 1968-02-20
Series Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Unknown 1968-01-22
Movie Valley of Mystery Spence Atherton 1967-09-29
Movie Deathwatch Jules LaFranc 1966-03-02
Series Star Trek Spock 1966-09-08
Series Mission: Impossible Unknown 1966-09-17
Series Get Smart Unknown 1965-09-18
Series The Hollywood Palace Unknown 1964-01-04
Series The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Unknown 1964-09-22
Series Daniel Boone Unknown 1964-09-24
Series Profiles in Courage Unknown 1964-11-08
Series The Lieutenant Unknown 1963-09-14
Movie The Balcony Roger 1963-03-21
Series The Outer Limits Unknown 1963-09-16
Series The Virginian Unknown 1962-09-19
Series Combat! Unknown 1962-10-02
Series 87th Precinct Unknown 1961-09-25
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Series Tate Unknown 1960-06-08
Series The Tall Man Unknown 1960-09-10
Series Rawhide Unknown 1959-01-09
Series Lock-Up Unknown 1959-09-28
Series The Rebel Unknown 1959-10-04
Series The Twilight Zone Unknown 1959-10-02
Movie Satan's Satellites Narab 1958-01-01
Movie The Brain Eaters Professor Cole 1958-09-01
Series Sea Hunt Unknown 1958-09-23
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Series Highway Patrol Unknown 1955-10-03
Movie Them! Army Sergeant 1954-06-16
Movie Old Overland Trail Chief Black Hawk 1953-02-25
Movie Kid Monk Baroni Paul 'Monk' Baroni 1952-05-01
Movie Zombies of the Stratosphere 1952-07-16
Movie Francis Goes to West Point Cadet Football Player #52 (uncredited) 1952-07-01
Series Dragnet Unknown 1951-12-16