Biography: William Shatner
Welcome to another completely factual biography of a famous gentleman. Today’s biography concerns the famous thespian, poet and starship captain, William Shatner.
Shatner’s life began when he was born. This occurred on the 22nd of March 1933 (or Stardate 2233.6) and is commemorated each year with “Talk Like William Shatner Day” (which is next Tuesday, so get… your vocals chords warmed… up!).
Shatner was born in Canada and soon after finishing school became a Shakespearian actor the likes of which the world has never seen.
During these hard times (there isn’t much money in the arts back then, which is a damn shame for the artistic gentleman) Shatner remained a stoic gentleman and worked his craft as much as he could.
After a string of television appearances Shatner got his big break after being cast as Captain James Tiberius Kirk in the television show Star Trek.
Although he didn’t know it at the time Kirk would go on to make Shatner one of the most recognisable gentlemen to have ever been beamed up by Scotty.
After Star Trek finished Shatner was once again on the streets as it were, luckily however, the show took off and Shatner started living the high life again after the Star Trek films went into production.
Shatner’s career went from strength to strength with such notable roles as T.J. Hooker and Denny Crane. The latter of those characters allowed him to enjoy his cigar smoking on screen and also strike up a friendship with fellow thespian, James Spader.
Since these humble beginnings Shatner has had a long and prosperous career in acting, spoken word and being a gentleman.
So there you have it.