William Shatner is a Canadian actor, author, producer, and director. He was born on March 22, 1931, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Shatner began his career as a stage actor in the 1950s, and he made his film debut in the 1957 film "The Brothers Karamazov." He went on to appear in a number of television shows and films throughout the 1960s.
However, Shatner is best known for his role as Captain James T. Kirk on the television series "Star Trek." The series premiered in 1966 and ran for three seasons. Shatner's portrayal of Kirk made him a cultural icon and helped to solidify "Star Trek" as one of the most popular science fiction franchises in history.
After "Star Trek," Shatner continued to work in television and film. He starred in the series "T.J. Hooker" in the 1980s and appeared in several films, including "The Twilight Zone" and "Airplane II: The Sequel." In the 1990s, he returned to the role of Kirk in several "Star Trek" films.
In addition to his work as an actor, Shatner has also authored several books. He has written several science fiction novels, as well as autobiographies and memoirs. He has also released several spoken word albums and has recorded several music albums.
Shatner's personal life has been marked by tragedy. He has been married four times, and three of his wives have died. He has three children.
Despite his personal hardships, Shatner has remained a beloved figure in popular culture. He has continued to work in film and television, and his work has been recognized with several awards and nominations. In 2006, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Today, at the age of 91, William Shatner is still active in the entertainment industry. He remains an icon of science fiction and a beloved figure in popular culture.