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Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy was born in Boston and worked in local theatre before moving west to join the Pasadena Playhouse troupe. He made his motion picture debut in 1951's Queen For a Day and has appeared in more than 100 television programs and stage productions, including the Broadway productions of Equus and Full Circle. Other stage appearances include tours of Oliver!, Fiddler On the Roof and Sherlock Holmes.

He achieved great fame in the 1960s for his role as Mr. Spock in the Star Trek television series, for which he would receive three Emmy nominations. He reprised the role in six Star Trek motion pictures, and took the director's chair for two films in the series: Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. Nimoy also co-authored the stories for Star Trek IV and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

Nimoy was also a regular for two years on Mission: Impossible and appeared in the miniseries Marco Polo. In 1982, he received his fourth Emmy nomination for his performance in the telefilm A Woman Called Golda opposite Ingrid Bergman and Judy Davis. In addition, he hosted the syndicated series In Search Of... and the children's show Standby...Lights! Camera! Action!

Nimoy began his directing career with television series episodes of T.J. Hooker, The Powers of Matthew Star and Rod Serling's Night Gallery. In addition to several episodes of television and two Star Trek films, Nimoy has directed the feature films Funny About Love, The Good Mother, Three Men and a Baby, and Holy Matrimony. In 1996, he made his Broadway directing debut with The Apple Doesn't Fall. He also wrote, directed and starred in the one-man show Vincent: The Story of a Hero, with which he toured 35 cities and videotaped for A&E and Paramount Home Video.

For Walt Disney World, Mr. Nimoy directed a film attraction called Body Wars, a visual journey through the human body. He is the author of six books of poetry and has recorded five musical and five narrative record albums. In 1996, he and fellow Trek alumnus John de Lancie founded Alien Voices, a multimedia company dedicated to creating audio versions of classic science fiction stories.

Nimoy and his wife, Susan, reside in Los Angeles.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.

Leonard Nimoy Facts

Birth Name Leonard Simon Nimoy
OccupationActor, Director
BirthdayMarch 26, 1931 (86)
SignAries
BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, USA
Height6' 1" (1m85)  How tall is Leonard Nimoy compared to you?
Social Media LeonardNimoy

Selected Filmography

The Man Trap
Star Trek
Land of the Lost
Transformers: The Movie
Star Trek: The Original Series
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Atlantis: The Lost Empire
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