William Shatner (born March 22, 1931) is a Canadian actor, author and musical performer who gained fame for his starring role as Captain James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise in the television show Star Trek from 1966 to 1969 and in seven of the subsequent movies. Shatner has written three books chronicling his experiences playing James T. Kirk and being a part of the Star Trek franchise.
He has since worked as a writer, producer, director, musician, bestselling author, and celebrity pitchman (most notably for Priceline.com, the William Shatner DVD Club and, in the UK and Canada, Kellogg's).
Upon reaching his seventies, Shatner shows no signs of slowing down. His acting career reached a new peak when he won two Emmy Awards (in 2004 and 2005) for his portrayal of attorney Denny Crane in the television series The Practice and Boston Legal.