HOST BIO WILLIAM SHATNER
William Shatner… featured Host for New Frontiers Series
Born March 22, 1931 in Côte Saint-Luc, Montreal, QC, Canada. He is an actor, musician, singer, author, film director, spokesman and comedian.
Shatner gained worldwide fame and became a cultural icon for his portrayal of James Tiberius Kirk, Captain of the United Federation of Planets starship USS Enterprise, in the science fiction television series Star Trek (1966-69), Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973-74), and in seven of the subsequent Star Trek feature films (1979-94).
Shatner also played the eponymous veteran police sergeant in T.J. Hooker (1982-96). Afterwards, he hosted the reality-based television series Rescue 911 (1989-96), which won a People’s Choice Award for Favorite New TV Dramatic Series. He has since worked as a musician, author and director. He also memorably starred as attorney Denny Crane in the television dramas The Practice (2004) and its spin-off Boston Legal (2004-08), for which he won two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award.
He currently lives near Los Angeles, with his wife Elizabeth and their dogs Starbuck, Cappuccino and Mocha.
Outside of work he jogs and follows other athletic pursuits. His interest in health and nutrition led to him becoming spokesman for the American Health Institute’s “Know Your Body” Programme to promote nutritional and physical health.