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Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Simon Nimoy was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Dora (Spinner) and Max Nimoy, who owned a barbershop. His parents were Ukrainian Jewish immigrants. Raised in a tenement and acting in community theaters since age eight, Nimoy did not make his Hollywood debut until he was 20, with a bit part in Queen for a Day (1951) and another as a ballplayer in the perennial Rhubarb (1951). After two years in the United States Army, he was still getting small, often uncredited parts, like an Army telex operator in Them! (1954). His part as Narab, a Martian finally friendly to Earth, in the closing scene in the corny Republic serial Zombies of the Stratosphere (1952), somewhat foreshadowed the role which would make him a household name: Mr. Spock, the half-human/half-Vulcan science officer on Star Trek (1966) one of television's all-time most successful series. His performance won him three Emmy nominations and launched his career as a writer and director, notably of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986), the story of a humpback whale rescue that proved the most successful of the Star Trek movies. Stage credits have included "Fiddler on the Roof", "Oliver", "Camelot" and "Equus". He has hosted the well-known television series In Search of... (1976) and Ancient Mysteries (1994), authored several volumes of poetry and guest-starred on two episodes of The Simpsons (1989). In the latter years of his career, he played Mustafa Mond in NBC's telling of Aldous Huxley's Brave New World (1998), voiced Sentinel Prime in the blockbuster Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011), and played Spock again in two new Star Trek films, Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013).Leonard Nimoy died on February 27, 2015 in Bel Air, Los Angeles, California, of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 83.

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Mar 26, 1931 In Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Dragnet 1951-12-16
Latest Project:
Series King of the Nerds 2013-01-17

Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 8 wins & 10 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Star Trek: The Original Series
King of the Nerds Unknown 2013-01-17
Eastbound & Down Unknown 2009-02-15
Pioneers of Television Self / ... 3 episodes, 2011-2014 2008-01-02
Fringe Unknown 2008-09-09
The Big Bang Theory Unknown 2006-05-01
The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
Futurama Unknown 1999-03-28
Invasion America Unknown 1998-06-08
Becker Unknown 1998-11-02
Les muppets Unknown 1996-03-08
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
The Outer Limits Unknown 1995-03-26
Deadly Games Unknown 1995-09-05
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man Unknown 1994-01-01
Room 101 Unknown 1994-07-04
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Unknown 1993-01-03
The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Star Trek: The Next Generation Unknown 1987-09-26
T.J. Hooker Unknown 1982-03-13
Marco Polo Achmet 3 episodes, 1983 1982
Faerie Tale Theatre Unknown 1982-09-11
In Search of... Self - Host 144 episodes, 1977-1982 1976-09-01
Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Star Trek: The Animated Series Mr. Spock / ... 22 episodes, 1973-1974 1973-09-08
Columbo Unknown 1971-03-01
Night Gallery Unknown 1969-11-08
The Carol Burnett Show Unknown 1967-09-11
Star Trek: The Original Series Mr. Spock / ... 80 episodes, 1966-1986 1966-09-08
Mission: Impossible Unknown 1966-09-17
Get Smart Unknown 1965-09-18
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Unknown 1964-09-22
Daniel Boone Unknown 1964-09-24
Combat! Unknown 1962-10-02
The Virginian Unknown 1962-09-19
Rawhide Unknown 1959-01-09
The Untouchables Unknown 1959-01-22
The Twilight Zone Unknown 1959-10-02
Bonanza Unknown 1959-09-12
Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Highway Patrol Unknown 1955-09-01
Dragnet Unknown 1951-12-16