Actor & Philanthropist

William Shatner has cultivated a career spanning over 50 years as an award-winning actor, director, producer, writer, recording artist, horseman, and major philanthropist.

In 1966, Mr. Shatner originated the role of “Captain James T. Kirk” in the television series Star Trek. The series spawned a feature film franchise where Mr. Shatner returned as Captain Kirk in seven of the Star Trek movies, one of which he directed.

Mr. Shatner played the title role in the hit television series T.J. Hooker before hosting television’s first reality-based series, Rescue 911.

He won Emmys and his first Golden Globe for his portrayal of eccentric lawyer “Denny Crane” on both The Practice and Boston Legal. He received four more Emmy nominations as well as other Golden Globe and SAG Award nods.

His love of music inspired him to record the critically acclaimed album Has Been. Mr. Shatner’s newest musical project, Ponder the Mystery, with lyrics by William Shatner and music by Billy Sherwood was released October 2013. It followed the well-received, space-inspired album Seeking Major Tom, which featured songs by U2, Frank Sinatra, Queen and Pink Floyd and was released in October 2011.

Off the screen and broadcast waves, Mr. Shatner has authored nearly 30 best-sellers in both the fiction and non-fiction genres.

In April 2011, Mr. Shatner launched his hugely popular one-man show, Shatner’s World in Australia and New Zealand, followed by tours in Canada and over 50 cities in the United States. The show began touring again in January 2014.

Mr. Shatner has been successful in another area — horse breeding. His passions for horses and philanthropy were united when he started the Hollywood Charity Horse Show, which benefits Los Angeles-based children’s charities.

Mr. Shatner continues to act, write, produce and direct while still making time to work with charities and further his passion in equestrian sports.

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