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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.

Filmography
Movie Cast Year
Star Trek: The Motion Picture Mr. Spock 1979
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier Captain Spock 1989
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Captain Spock 1982
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Captain Spock / Elevator Voice 1984
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Captain Spock 1986
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Captain Spock 1991
The Transformers: The Movie Galvatron (voice) 1986
David Samuel 1997
The Lost World Angus McArdle 1998
Atlantis: The Lost Empire King Kashekim Nedakh (voice) 2001
A Life Apart: Hasidism in America Narrator 1998
Invasion of the Body Snatchers Dr. David Kibner 1978
Mind Meld: Secrets Behind the Voyage of a Lifetime Himself 2001
Star Trek: The Captains' Summit Self 2009
Brave New World Mustapha Mond 1998
Star Trek Ambassador Spock 2009
The Pagemaster Dr. Jekyll / Mr. Hyde (voice) 1994
Destiny in Space Narrator (voice) 1994
Trekkies Self 1997
Transformers: Dark of the Moon Sentinel Prime (voice) 2011
Titanica narrator 1992
The Halloween Tree Mr. Moundsroud (Voice) 1993
The Evolution of the Enterprise Self 2009
Kid Monk Baroni Paul 'Monk' Baroni 1952
Star Trek Into Darkness Ambassador Spock 2013
William Shatner in Concert Self 2006
Catlow Miller 1971
Sinbad: Beyond the Veil of Mists Akron/ Baraba/ King Chandra 2000
A Woman Called Golda Morris Meyerson 1982
Assault on the Wayne Comdr. Phil Kettenring 1971
Never Forget Mel Mermelstein 1991
Zambezia Sekhuru (voice) 2012
Hava Nagila: The Movie Self 2012
Baffled! Tom Kovack 1972
To Be Takei Self 2014
Deathwatch Jules LaFranc 1966
Seizure: The Story of Kathy Morris Dr. Richard Connought 1980
The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers Levi Eshkol (voice) 2013
The Alpha Caper Mitch 1973
The Brain Eaters Professor Cole 1958
Star Trek: 25th Anniversary Special Self - Host 1991
Vincent Theo van Gogh 1981
Them! Army Sergeant 1954
Old Overland Trail Chief Black Hawk 1953
Star Trek: Evolutions Narrator 2009
Leonard Nimoy: Star Trek Memories Host 1983
The New Explorers: The Science of Star Trek Self 1995
Satan's Satellites Narab 1958
Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond Self 1996
William Shatner's Star Trek Memories Self 1995
For the Love of Spock Self (archive footage) 2016
Valley of Mystery Spence Atherton 1967
The Balcony Roger 1963
50 Years of Star Trek Self 2016
Zombies of the Stratosphere Narab 1952
The Harryhausen Chronicles Self - Narrator (voice) 1997
Star Trek: A Captain's Log Himself 1994
The Missing Are Deadly 1975
The Once and Future Griffith Observatory Self 2006
Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp The Evil Moroccan Magician 1986
Bonanza: Under Attack Frank James 1995
Y2K Family Survival Guide Self - Host / Narrator 1999
Star Trek: Beyond the Final Frontier Self - Host 2007
Reflections on Spock 2004
Kiss 'N' Tell: Romance in the 23rd Century 2004
Billy Blackburn's Treasure Chest: Rare Home Movies and Special Memories 2011
Birth of a Timeless Legacy 2004
Rex Harrison Presents Stories of Love Mick 1974
40 Years of Star Trek Self 2006
Jellies & Other Ocean Drifters Narrator 1996
The Star Trek Saga: From One Generation to the Next Self 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
Rhubarb Young Baseball Player (uncredited) 1951
The Making of 'Atlantis: The Lost Empire' Self 2002
Star Trek: Inside the Roddenberry Vault (archive footage) 2016
Rashi: A Light After The Dark Ages Rashi (voice) 1999
Ringers: Lord of the Fans Self 2005
Land of the Lost The Zarn (voice) 2009
Lights Greek Nobleman 1984
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Unification Spock (archive footage) 1995
Forging Greatness: Lincoln in Indiana Narrator 2000
Leonard Nimoy Demonstrates the Magnavision Videodisc Player Self 1970
Rambam - The Story of Maimonides Rambam (voice) 2005
The Making of 'The Pagemaster' Self (archive footage) 1994
The Fly Papers: The Buzz on Hollywood's Scariest Insect Narrator 2000
Emily @ the Edge of Chaos Sigmund Freud (voice) 2021
Planets of the Sun Narrator 1985
Queen for a Day Chief 1951
Night of 100 Stars Self 1982
Mitzi & 100 Guys Self 1975
Classic TV Bloopers Uncensored Himself 2011
The Pixar Story Spock (archive footage) 2007
Super Duper Bloopers Himself 1986
Science Fiction: A Journey Into the Unknown 1994
Hollywood's Funniest All-Star Bloopers Self (archive footage) 1985
Star Trek: The Cage Spock 1965
Star Trek Story Self 1996
Leonard Nimoy's Oral History Self - Interviewee 2013
Francis Goes to West Point Football Player 1952
Bring Back... Star Trek Self 2009
My Brother Vincent Self 2018
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 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 Self 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 Spock (voice) 1973
HypaSpace Self 2002
In Search of... 1977
Perry Mason Pete Chennery 1957
Night Gallery Henry Auden 1970
Get Smart 1965
Becker Professor Emmett Fowler 1998
Faerie Tale Theatre The Evil Moroccan Magician 1982
Invasion America 1998
The Twilight Zone Hansen 1959
Bring Back... Self 2005
87th Precinct 1961
Sam Benedict 1962
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Self 1967
Ancient Mysteries 1994
Rawhide Anko 1959
Daniel Boone Oontah 1964
The Hollywood Palace Self - Singer 1964
Profiles in Courage Burr Jones 1964
The Rough Riders 1958
Navy Log 1955
Lock-Up 1959
The Rebel Jim Colburn 1959
Malibu U Self 1967
Dr. Kildare Harry 1961
Harbor Command 1957
Wogan Self 1982
The Outer Limits Thurman Cutler 1995
The Barbara McNair Show Self 1969
The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show Self 1968
Man Called X 1956
Saturday Night Live Self - Cameo (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 Self - Guest / Various Characters 1967
Auf los geht's los Self 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
The Universe & I Sherlock Holmes 1970
MTV Movie & TV Awards Spock (archive footage) 1992
West Point Cadet Tom Kennedy 1956
Shatner's Raw Nerve Self 2008
After They Were Famous Self 2002
Wagon Train Bernabe Zamora 1957
Broken Arrow Winnoa 1956
The Mike Douglas Show Self 1961
The Lieutenant Gregg Sanders 1963
The Tall Man Deputy Sheriff Johnny Swift 1960
Comedy Central Roasts Self 2003
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