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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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Mar 26, 1931 In Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Dragnet 1951-12-16
Latest Project:
Series You Don't Say! 2018
Known For
Poster of Fringe (Al límite)
Poster of Star Trek: La nueva generación
Poster of Colombo
Poster of Star Trek: La serie original
Series You Don't Say! Unknown 2018
Series Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stories Unknown 2017
Pelicula 50 Years of Star Trek himself 2016-08-14
Pelicula Por el amor de Spock Himself (archive footage) 2016-09-09
Pelicula To Be Takei Himself 2014-08-22
Pelicula Star Trek: En la oscuridad Spock Prime 2013-05-05
Pelicula The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers Levi Eshkol (voice) 2013-10-18
Pelicula Zambezia Sekhuru (voice) 2012-06-05
Pelicula Hava Nagila: The Movie 2012-07-19
Pelicula Transformers: El lado oscuro de la Luna Sentinel Prime (voice) 2011-06-28
Pelicula Star Trek: The Captain's Summit Himself 2009-04-12
Pelicula Star Trek, El Futuro Comienza Spock Prime 2009-05-06
Pelicula The Evolution of the Enterprise Himself 2009-08-09
Pelicula Star Trek Evolutions Narrator 2009-09-22
Series The Real Story Himself 2008-08-27
Series Fringe (Al límite) Dr. William Bell 2008-09-09
Series Star Trek: Beyond the Final Frontier 2007-02-19
Series The Big Bang Theory Unknown 2007-09-24
Series Bring Back... Unknown 2005-05-10
Series HypaSpace 2002-05-13
Pelicula Atlantis: El imperio perdido King Kashekim Nedakh (voice) 2001-06-02
Pelicula Mind Meld: Secrets Behind the Voyage of a Lifetime Himself 2001-11-06
Pelicula Sinbad: Beyond the Veil of Mists Akron/ Baraba/ King Chandra 2000-03-24
Series Futurama Unknown 1999-03-28
Pelicula Las crónicas de Harryhausen Himself (Narrator) 1998-01-27
Pelicula The Lost World Angus McArdle 1998-01-01
Pelicula Brave New World Mustapha Mond 1998-04-19
Series Invasion America 1998-06-08
Pelicula A Life Apart: Hasidism in America Narrator 1998-08-25
Series Becker Unknown 1998-11-02
Pelicula La Biblia: David Samuel 1997-03-23
Pelicula Trekkies Himself 1997-10-18
Pelicula Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond Himself 1996-10-06
Series Las noticias de Jon Stewart Unknown 1996-07-22
Pelicula William Shatner's Star Trek Memories Himself 1995-01-01
Pelicula The Science of Star Trek Himself 1995-01-18
Series Más allá del límite Unknown 1995-03-26
Pelicula Titanica narrator 1995-04-01
Series Ancient Mysteries Narrator 1994-01-07
Pelicula Destiny in Space Narrator (voice) 1994-01-17
Series Duckman Unknown 1994-03-05
Pelicula El guardián de las palabras Dr. Jekyll / Mr. Hyde (voice) 1994-11-23
Pelicula The Halloween Tree Mr. Moundsroud (Voice) 1993-10-31
Pelicula Never Forget Mel Mermelstein 1991-04-08
Pelicula Star Trek VI: Aquel país desconocido Spock 1991-12-05
Pelicula Star Trek 25th Anniversary Special Host 1991-09-28
Pelicula Star Trek V: La última frontera Captain Spock 1989-06-09
Series Los Simpson Unknown 1989-12-17
Series Star Trek: La nueva generación Unknown 1987-09-28
Pelicula Transformers: La película Galvatron (voice) 1986-08-08
Pelicula Star Trek IV: Misión salvar la Tierra Captain Spock 1986-11-25
Pelicula The Sun Also Rises Count Mippipopolous 1984-01-01
Pelicula Star Trek III: En busca de Spock Capt. Spock/Elevator Voice 1984-05-31
Pelicula Leonard Nimoy: Star Trek Memories Host 1983-01-01
Pelicula A Woman Called Golda Morris Meyerson 1982-04-26
Series Wogan Unknown 1982-05-04
Series T. J. Hooker Unknown 1982-03-13
Series Marco Polo Achmet 1982-12-05
Series Cuentos de las estrellas Unknown 1982-09-11
Pelicula Star Trek II: La ira de Khan Captain Spock 1982-06-03
Pelicula Marco Polo Achmet 1982-05-16
Pelicula Vincent Theo van Gogh 1981-02-01
Pelicula Seizure: The Story of Kathy Morris Dr. Richard Connought 1980-01-09
Pelicula Star Trek: La película Mr. Spock 1979-12-06
Pelicula La invasión de los ultracuerpos Dr. David Kibner 1978-12-19
Series In Search of... Narrator 1977-04-17
Series The Captain and Tennille Unknown 1976-09-20
Pelicula Mitzi and a Hundred Guys Himself 1975-03-24
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series Star Trek: La serie animada Spock (voice) 1973-09-08
Pelicula El amuleto del diablo Tom Kovack 1973-01-29
Pelicula The Alpha Caper Mitch 1973-10-06
Pelicula Assault on the Wayne Commander Phil Kettenring 1971-01-12
Pelicula El oro de nadie Miller 1971-10-01
Series Colombo Dr. Barry Mayfield 1971-09-15
Series Night Gallery Unknown 1970-12-16
Series The Barbara McNair Show Unknown 1969-09-13
Series Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Unknown 1968-01-22
Series The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show Unknown 1968-09-15
Series Malibu U Unknown 1967-07-21
Pelicula Valley of Mystery Spence Atherton 1967-09-29
Pelicula Deathwatch Jules LaFranc 1966-03-02
Series Star Trek: La serie original Spock 1966-09-08
Series Misión: Imposible Unknown 1966-09-17
Series Superagente 86 Unknown 1965-09-18
Series The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Unknown 1964-09-22
Series The Hollywood Palace Unknown 1964-01-04
Series Daniel Boone Unknown 1964-09-24
Series Profiles in Courage Unknown 1964-11-08
Series The Lieutenant Unknown 1963-09-14
Pelicula The Balcony Roger 1963-03-21
Series Más allá del límite Unknown 1963-09-16
Series Kraft Suspense Theatre Unknown 1963-10-10
Series Sam Benedict Unknown 1962-09-15
Series Combat! Unknown 1962-10-02
Series El virginiano Unknown 1962-09-19
Series 87th Precinct Unknown 1961-09-25
Series Cain's Hundred Unknown 1961-09-19
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 La dimensión desconocida Unknown 1959-10-02
Series The Rebel Unknown 1959-10-04
Pelicula Satan's Satellites Narab 1958-01-01
Pelicula Las sanguijuelas humanas Professor Cole 1958-09-01
Series Sea Hunt Unknown 1958-09-23
Series The Rough Riders Unknown 1958-10-02
Series Harbor Command Unknown 1957-10-11
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Series 26 Men Unknown 1957-11-01
Series Man Called X Unknown 1956-01-27
Series The West Point Story Unknown 1956-10-05
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Series Navy Log Unknown 1955-09-20
Series Highway Patrol Unknown 1955-10-03
Pelicula La humanidad en peligro Army Sergeant 1954-06-16
Pelicula Old Overland Trail Chief Black Hawk 1953-02-25
Pelicula Kid Monk Baroni Paul 'Monk' Baroni 1952-05-01
Pelicula Zombies of the Stratosphere Narab 1952-07-16
Pelicula Francis Goes to West Point Cadet Football Player #52 (uncredited) 1952-07-01
Series Dragnet Unknown 1951-12-16