ACTOR

William Shatner

1931 - Today

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William Shatner (born March 22, 1931) is a Canadian actor, author, producer, director, screenwriter, and singer. In his seven decades of acting, he became a cultural icon for his portrayal of Captain James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise in the Star Trek franchise. He has written a series of books chronicling his experiences playing Captain Kirk, being a part of Star Trek, and life after Star Trek. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Shatner has received more than 12,991,991 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). William Shatner is the 319th most popular actor (up from 325th in 2019), the 24th most popular biography from Canada (up from 27th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Canadian Actor.

William Shatner is most famous for playing Captain James T. Kirk on the television series Star Trek.

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  • 13M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 73.28

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 67

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.05

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.95

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among ACTORS

Among actors, William Shatner ranks 319 out of 10,030Before him are Douglas Fairbanks, Ellen Burstyn, Deborah Kerr, Anna Karina, Laura Antonelli, and Donald Pleasence. After him are Mickey Rooney, F. Murray Abraham, Alan Arkin, Sam Neill, Frances Farmer, and Heath Ledger.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1931, William Shatner ranks 31Before him are Jim Jones, Guy Debord, Desmond Tutu, João Gilberto, Roger Penrose, and John le Carré. After him are Larry Hagman, Rupert Murdoch, Anne Bancroft, Viktor Korchnoi, Annie Girardot, and Aldo Rossi.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, William Shatner ranks 24 out of 1,130Before him are Saul Bellow (1915), Eric Berne (1910), Celine Dion (1968), David Cronenberg (1943), Frederick Banting (1891), and Gilles Villeneuve (1950). After him are Maud Lewis (1903), Neil Young (1945), Paul Anka (1941), John Kenneth Galbraith (1908), Willard Boyle (1924), and Henry Mintzberg (1939).

Among ACTORS In Canada

Among actors born in Canada, William Shatner ranks 6Before him are Leslie Nielsen (1926), Donald Sutherland (1935), Christopher Plummer (1929), Jim Carrey (1962), and Michael J. Fox (1961). After him are Mary Pickford (1892), Pamela Anderson (1967), Lois Maxwell (1927), Dan Aykroyd (1952), Ryan Reynolds (1976), and Glenn Ford (1916).

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