William Shatner is a Canadian actor, singer, author, producer, director, spokesman, and comedian.
He gained worldwide fame and became a cultural icon for his portrayal of James T.
Kirk, Captain of the USS Enterprise, in the science fiction television series Star Trek, Star Trek: The Animated Series, and in seven of the subsequent Star Trek feature films.
He has written a series of books chronicling his experiences playing Captain Kirk and being a part of Star Trek, and has co-written several novels set in the Star Trek universe.
He has also written a series of science fiction novels called TekWar which was adapted for television.
Shatner also played the eponymous veteran police sergeant in T.
Afterwards, he hosted the reality-based television series Rescue 911, which won a People's Choice Award for Favorite New TV Dramatic Series.
He has since worked as a musician, author, director and celebrity pitchman.
He also memorably starred as attorney Denny Crane in the television dramas The Practice and its spin-off Boston Legal, for which he won two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award.