Person Details

Birthday: 1931-03-26 21:39:26

Death: 2015-02-27 21:39:26

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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Movie Involvements: 62

TV Involvements: 17


Most Famous Work

Biography

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.

Most Famous Work

Star Trek: The Next Generation
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Star Trek
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8

Star Trek

(1966) Spock
Fringe
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8

Fringe

(2008) Dr. William Bell
Star Trek: Discovery
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7

Star Trek: Discovery

(2017) Spock (archive footage)
Columbo
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8

Columbo

(1971) Barry Mayfield
Atlantis: The Lost Empire
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7

Atlantis: The Lost Empire

(2001) King Kashekim Nedakh (voice)
Star Trek
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7

Star Trek

(2009) Spock Prime
Star Trek Into Darkness
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7

Star Trek Into Darkness

(2013) Spock Prime

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2017 Spock (archive footage)
2016 Himself (archive footage)
himself
2014 Himself
2013 Levi Eshkol (voice)
Spock Prime
2012 N/A
Sekhuru (voice)
2011 Sentinel Prime (voice)
N/A
2010 Spock
2009 Narrator
Himself
Spock Prime
Himself
2008 Dr. William Bell
Himself
2007 N/A
Himself - Host
2006 Himself
N/A
Himself
2005 N/A
2004 N/A
Himself
N/A
N/A
N/A
2002 Himself
2001 Himself
King Kashekim Nedakh (voice)
2000 Akron/ Baraba/ King Chandra
1999 Narrator
N/A
1998 N/A
Narrator
Angus McArdle
N/A
Mustapha Mond
Himself (Narrator)
Himself - Host / Narrator
1997 Himself
Samuel
1996 Himself
N/A
Narrator
1995 narrator
N/A
Himself
Frank James
Himself
1994 Himself
Dr. Jekyll / Mr. Hyde (voice)
N/A
Narrator (voice)
N/A
Narrator
1993 Mr. Moundsroud (Voice)
1991 Spock
Host
Host
Mel Mermelstein
1989 N/A
Captain Spock
1988 Himself
1987 Spock
1986 Captain Spock
Galvatron (voice)
The Evil Moroccan Magician
1984 Count Mippipopolous
Capt. Spock/Elevator Voice
1983 Host
1982 Achmet
The Evil Moroccan Magician
Captain Spock
N/A
Morris Meyerson
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1981 Theo van Gogh
1980 Dr. Richard Connought
1979 Mr. Spock
1978 Dr. David Kibner
1977 N/A
Narrator
himself
1976 N/A
1975 N/A
Himself
N/A
1974 N/A
1973 Mitch
Spock (voice)
Tom Kovack
1971 Miller
Barry Mayfield
Comdr. Phil Kettenring
1970 N/A
1969 N/A
1968 N/A
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1967 Spence Atherton
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1966 Paris
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Spock
Jules LaFranc
1965 N/A
1964 N/A
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1963 N/A
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Roger
1962 N/A
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1961 N/A
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1960 N/A
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1959 N/A
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1958 N/A
Professor Cole
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Narab
1957 N/A
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1956 N/A
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1955 N/A
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1954 Army Sergeant
1953 Chief Black Hawk
1952 Narab
Football Player #52 (uncredited)
Paul 'Monk' Baroni
1951 N/A
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Narrator
Narrator
Year Character Movie/Tv

Crew

Year Role Movie/Tv
2016 In Memory Of
Year Role Movie/Tv

Directing

Production

Year Role Movie/Tv
1966 Producer
Year Role Movie/Tv

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