ACTOR

William Shatner

1931 - Today

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William Shatner (born March 22, 1931) is a Canadian actor. In a career spanning seven decades, he is best known for his portrayal of James T. Kirk in the Star Trek franchise, from his 1965 debut as the captain of the starship Enterprise in the second pilot of the first Star Trek television series to his final appearance as Captain Kirk in the seventh Star Trek feature film, Star Trek Generations (1994). Shatner began his screen acting career in Canadian films and television productions before moving into guest-starring roles in various US television shows. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Shatner has received more than 17,657,140 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). William Shatner is the 293rd most popular actor (up from 319th in 2019), the 23rd most popular biography from Canada (up from 24th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Actor.

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

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  • 69

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  • 2.97

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  • 6.16

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Among ACTORS

Among actors, William Shatner ranks 293 out of 9,996Before him are Ornella Muti, George Peppard, James Coburn, Helmut Berger, Bradley Cooper, and Giancarlo Giannini. After him are Isabelle Adjani, F. Murray Abraham, Liv Ullmann, Jennifer Aniston, Matt Damon, and Lino Ventura.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1931, William Shatner ranks 30Before him are Jim Jones, Josef Masopust, John le Carré, Leonard Nimoy, Ian Holm, and Guy Debord. After him are Rupert Murdoch, João Gilberto, D. B. Cooper, Aldo Rossi, Syukuro Manabe, and Johannes Rau.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, William Shatner ranks 23 out of 1,350Before him are Margaret Atwood (1939), Glenn Gould (1932), Michael J. Fox (1961), David Cronenberg (1943), Eric Berne (1910), and Saul Bellow (1915). After him are Gilles Villeneuve (1950), Dan Aykroyd (1952), Willard Boyle (1924), Neil Young (1945), Robert Mundell (1932), and Oswald Avery (1877).

Among ACTORS In Canada

Among actors born in Canada, William Shatner ranks 6Before him are Leslie Nielsen (1926), Donald Sutherland (1935), Jim Carrey (1962), Christopher Plummer (1929), and Michael J. Fox (1961). After him are Dan Aykroyd (1952), Mary Pickford (1892), Lois Maxwell (1927), Ryan Reynolds (1976), Carrie-Anne Moss (1967), and Geneviève Bujold (1942).

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