WILLIAM SHATNER (Himself) divides his time between acting, directing, and writing. He recently unveiled his latest adventure novel, The Preserve, and directed and starred in a film he co-wrote, Groom Lake, now in post-production. In 1999, Shatner received an Emmy Award nomination for his hilarious performance as the Big Giant Head on NBC's 3rd Rock from the Sun.
Star Trek V marked Shatner's feature directorial debut. Since then, he has gone on to direct episodic television and TekWar, the first of four 2-hour television movies for the Sci Fi Channel, based on his series of science fiction novels. He also serves as executive producer for the series and stars in the recurring role of Walter Bascom.
Following his best-selling first novel, TekWar, Shatner went on to write a series of science fiction novels including Man
O'War, currently in development as a Showtime miniseries, as well as Star Trek Memories (with Chris Kresk) and Star Trek Movie Memories.
Shatner is also CEO of C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures, a special effects house that has provided computer-generated imagery to such noted films as Mimic and Dr. Doolittle.
Among his recent acting credits are Free Enterprise, HBO's Land of the Free, National
Lampoon's Loaded Weapon, Star Trek: Generations, and a starring role in the hit comedy Miss
Congeniality. Shatner provided the voice for a character in the animation portion of last year's
Osmosis Jones, Eek the Cat and Disney's animated series Hercules, in addition to narrating
numerous documentaries. He also hosted the award-winning Rescue 91l, and Voice of the
Planet, a 10-part TBS series about the environment.
The Montreal native began his career with the Canadian Repertory Company and then joined the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, under Tyrone Guthrie, for a production of Tamburlaine which traveled to Broadway. Simultaneously, he wrote plays for the CBC.
Shatner appeared on such classic television shows as Playhouse 90 and Studio One before making his film debut in The Brothers Karamazov, followed by Judgment at Nuremberg and The Intruder. During that time he also starred on Broadway in The World of Suzie Wong and A Shot in the Dark. He guest-starred in a number of television shows during the 1 960s before taking the role that launched a continuing worldwide cultural phenomenon: Captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek.
As noted in Showtime, his numerous television credits include headlining the crime drama
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