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Birthday: Mar 26, 1931
Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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.

Movie Cast Year
A Life Apart: Hasidism in America Narrator 1998
Mind Meld: Secrets Behind the Voyage of a Lifetime Himself 2001
Brave New World Mustapha Mond 1998
Destiny in Space Narrator (voice) 1994
Titanica narrator 1992
Kid Monk Baroni Paul 'Monk' Baroni 1952
Never Forget Mel Mermelstein 1991
Baffled! Tom Kovack 1972
Seizure: The Story of Kathy Morris Dr. Richard Connought 1980
For the Love of Spock Himself (archive footage) 2016
Y2K Family Survival Guide Himself - Host / Narrator 1999
Star Trek: The Motion Picture Mr. Spock 1979
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Captain Spock 1982
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Captain Spock 1986
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier Mr. Spock 1989
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Mr. Spock 1991
The Halloween Tree Mr. Moundsroud (Voice) 1993
A Woman Called Golda Morris Meyerson 1982
The Alpha Caper Mitch 1973
Star Trek: 25th Anniversary Special Self - Host 1991
Vincent Theo van Gogh 1981
Star Trek: Evolutions Narrator 2009
Leonard Nimoy: Star Trek Memories Host 1983
50 Years of Star Trek himself 2016
The Harryhausen Chronicles Himself (Narrator) 1998
The Once and Future Griffith Observatory Himself 2006
Star Trek: Beyond the Final Frontier Himself - Host 2007
Reflections on Spock 2004
Jellies & Other Ocean Drifters Narrator 1996
The Star Trek Saga: From One Generation To The Next Himself 1988
Symphony to the Planets: A Star to Call Home Narrator 1970
Symphony to the Planets: Mysteries Beyond Our Reach Narrator 1970
The Story of Computer Graphics Narrator 1999
Rashi: A Light After The Dark Ages Rashi (voice) 1999
Forging Greatness: Lincoln in Indiana Narrator 2000
Leonard Nimoy Demonstrates the Magnavision Videodisc Player Himself 1970
Rambam - The Story of Maimonides Rambam (voice) 2005
The Fly Papers: The Buzz on Hollywood's Scariest Insect Narrator 2000
Planets of the Sun Narrator 1985
David Samuel 1997
The Captains' Summit Himself 2009
The Evolution of the Enterprise Himself 2009
Catlow Miller 1971
Zambezia Sekhuru (voice) 2012
Deathwatch Jules LaFranc 1966
The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers Levi Eshkol (voice) 2013
William Shatner's Star Trek Memories Himself 1995
Star Trek: A Captain's Log Himself 1994
The Missing Are Deadly 1975
Billy Blackburn's Treasure Chest: Rare Home Movies and Special Memories 2011
40 Years of Star Trek Himself 2006
Lights: The Miracle of Chanukah Greek Nobleman 1984
The Transformers: The Movie Galvatron (voice) 1986
The Lost World Angus McArdle 1998
Assault on the Wayne Comdr. Phil Kettenring 1971
Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp The Evil Moroccan Magician 1986
The Making of 'The Pagemaster' Himself - Archival Footage 1994
Lights Greek Nobleman 1984
Super Duper Bloopers Himself 1970
Invasion of the Body Snatchers Dr. David Kibner 1978
William Shatner in Concert 2006
To Be Takei Himself 2014
Kiss 'N' Tell: Romance in the 23rd Century 2004
Emily @ the Edge of Chaos Sigmund Freud (voice) 2021
Atlantis: The Lost Empire King Kashekim Nedakh (voice) 2001
Trekkies Himself 1997
Hava Nagila: The Movie Self 2012
Old Overland Trail Chief Black Hawk 1953
The Science of Star Trek Himself 1995
Sinbad: Beyond the Veil of Mists Akron/ Baraba/ King Chandra 2000
Satan's Satellites Narab 1958
Zombies of the Stratosphere Narab 1952
Birth of a Timeless Legacy 2004
The Balcony Roger 1963
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Unification Spock 1991
Star Trek Mr. Spock 2009
The Brain Eaters Professor Cole 1958
Valley of Mystery Spence Atherton 1967
Star Trek Into Darkness Mr. Spock 2013
Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond Himself 1996
Bonanza: Under Attack Frank James 1995
The Pagemaster Dr. Jekyll / Mr. Hyde (voice) 1994
Mitzi & 100 Guys Self 1975
Rex Harrison Presents Stories of Love Mick 1974
Them! Army Sergeant 1954
Classic TV Bloopers Uncensored Himself 2011
The Making of 'Atlantis: The Lost Empire' Self 2002
Queen for a Day Chief 1951
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Capt. Spock/Elevator Voice 1984
Star Trek: Inside the Roddenberry Vault (archive footage) 2016
Land of the Lost The Zarn (voice) 2009
Rhubarb Young Baseball Player (uncredited) 1951
Ringers: Lord of the Fans 2005
Transformers: Dark of the Moon Sentinel Prime (voice) 2011
The Pixar Story Spock (archive footage) 2007
Night of 100 Stars 1982
Series Cast Year
Star Trek: The Next Generation Spock 1987
The Simpsons Leonard Nimoy (voice) 1989
Kraft Suspense Theatre Lawrence Brody 1963
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Self 1996
Dragnet 1951
Gunsmoke Grice 1955
Combat! Neumann 1962
Mission: Impossible Paris 1966
You Don't Say! 1963
Sea Hunt 1958
Marco Polo Achmet 1982
The Tall Man 1960
The Virginian Wismer 1962
West Point 1956
Highway Patrol 1955
Tate 1960
26 Men 1957
The Captain and Tennille 1976
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 1964
Cain's Hundred Ralph Tomek 1961
The Real Story Himself 2008
Futurama Leonard Nimoy's Head (Voice) 1999
T. J. Hooker 1982
Duckman 1994
Star Trek: The Animated Series Spock (voice) 1973
HypaSpace Himself 2002
In Search of... 1977
Perry Mason Pete Chennery 1957
Night Gallery 1970
Get Smart 1965
Becker Professor Emmett Fowler 1998
Faerie Tale Theatre The Evil Moroccan Magician 1982
Invasion America 1998
Bring Back... 2005
The Twilight Zone Hansen 1959
87th Precinct 1961
Sam Benedict 1962
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In 1968
Ancient Mysteries 1994
Rawhide Anko 1959
Daniel Boone Oontah 1964
The Hollywood Palace 1964
Profiles in Courage Burr Jones 1964
Navy Log 1955
The Rough Riders 1958
Lock-Up 1959
The Rebel Jim Colburn 1959
The Lieutenant 1963
Malibu U 1967
Dr. Kildare Harry 1961
Harbor Command 1957
Wogan Self 1982
The Outer Limits 1995
The Barbara McNair Show 1969
The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show 1968
Man Called X 1956
Saturday Night Live Self (uncredited) 1975
Star Trek Spock 1966
Columbo Barry Mayfield 1971
In Search of... Narrator 1977
Fringe Dr. William Bell 2008
Ancient Mysteries Narrator 1994
Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stories Host 1991
The Sun Also Rises Count Mippipopolous 1984
The Carol Burnett Show 1967
Auf los geht's los himself 1977
Star Trek: Discovery Spock (archive footage) 2017
The Big Bang Theory Mr. Spock (voice) 2007
Bitte umblättern Self 1977
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Self 2009
The Shannara Chronicles Spock (archive footage) 2016
The Center Seat: 55 Years of Star Trek Self (archive footage) 2021
Combat! Pvt. Baum 1962
The Virginian Benjamin Frome 1962
The Virginian Keith Bentley 1962
Star Trek: Prodigy Spock (voice) 2021
Gunsmoke Arnie 1955
Gunsmoke Holt 1955
Gunsmoke John Walking Fox 1955
The Outer Limits Konig 1963
The Outer Limits Judson Ellis 1963
Kraft Suspense Theatre Cowell 1963
Bonanza Freddy 1959
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