Leonard Nimoy

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Age: 83
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Leonard Nimoy is 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 Character Year
Kqjpx2c1s23gpv96eitb2m0gpwa Assault on the Wayne Commander Phil Kettenring 1971
Vbf13u98kwo7svkkzcub0ntbpty Invasion of the Body Snatchers Dr. David Kibner 1978
Dlqxdfdj6cryfdwruok7bq6q2bf Star Trek: The Motion Picture Mr. Spock 1979
7vkpj4xl3htzgas3xpvuoyqnnsv Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Captain Spock 1982
5dgjgpy2nlmbtw8t2tfauk8dj8n Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Capt. Spock/Elevator Voice 1984
Yoqjyq2t0ythh12ykarsqt9df2b Transformers: The Movie Galvatron (voice) 1986
62natumkualhd5vhkumhorjncza Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Captain Spock 1986
Pv68kikhlmnecnnopbzdtygqonc Star Trek V: The Final Frontier Captain Spock 1989
5pvizaofde63m1obyfefdoqobkc Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Spock 1991
W1siziisijiwmtmvmdgvmtkvmtgvmjivmduvntu5l3h2umtda0x2rnnjtwp6n056bkv3rjlnuzhtti5qcgcixsxbinailcj0ahvtyiisiju1edc1iyjdxq IMAX - Destiny in Space Narrator 1994
Tfaf8rm6hmo4fsoafqwj5tc5vzy The Pagemaster Dr. Jekyll / Mr. Hyde (voice) 1994
Pjx5amkzl5bzmkqbf6x7x7oj9hf Atlantis: The Lost Empire King Kashekim Nedakh 2001
4l0vvxb5nfwjkdn8fgcydveauzy The Captain's Summit Himself 2009
Lkqgaai9s2j2lhlkie8i9rcwyex Star Trek Old Spock 2009
Szy3ls18qty0pfbjn2vl2mmautq Transformers: Dark of the Moon Sentinel Prime (voice) 2011
Aanvnkzmjny9u8d1kxdfkjtritw Hava Nagila: The Movie 2012
Dlztste4czdj3fr6vwy8xwvzlf5 Zambezia Sekhuru 2012
1p7flaqsh5m53m1lu4avblsqon9 Star Trek Into Darkness Spock Prime 2013
Mryhzrxo1t26uhexurixp95imw The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers Levi Eshkol (voice) 2013
Popcorn To Be Takei Himself 2014