Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy

Known for: Acting
Biography: 1931-03-26
Deathday: 2015-02-27 (83 years old)

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.

Filmography

all 206

Movies 119

TV Shows 87

self 73

Narrator 11

Voice 8

Director 8

Spock (archive footage)
Star Trek: Discovery

Star Trek: Discovery (2017)

TV
6.35
Dr. William Bell
Fringe

Fringe (2008)

TV
6.01
Spock (archive footage)
The Pixar Story

The Pixar Story (2007)

Movie
King Kashekim Nedakh (voice)
Atlantis: The Lost Empire

Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)

Movie
6.96
Leonard Nimoy's Head (Voice)
Futurama

Futurama (1999)

TV
6.16
Self - Hosted and Narrated by
Y2K Family Survival Guide

Y2K Family Survival Guide (1999)

Movie
Professor Emmett Fowler
Becker

Becker (1998)

TV
Dr. Jekyll / Mr. Hyde (voice)
The Pagemaster

The Pagemaster (1994)

Movie
6
Self - Narrator
Titanica

Titanica (1992)

Movie
Spock (archive footage)
MTV Movie & TV Awards

MTV Movie & TV Awards (1992)

TV
Leonard Nimoy (voice)
The Simpsons

The Simpsons (1989)

TV
6.75
Greek Nobleman
Lights

Lights (1984)

Movie
Count Mippipopolous
The Sun Also Rises

The Sun Also Rises (1984)

TV
The Evil Moroccan Magician
Faerie Tale Theatre

Faerie Tale Theatre (1982)

TV
Theo Van Gogh
Vincent

Vincent (1981)

Movie
Self - Cameo (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live (1975)

TV
6.36
Mick (segment "Kiss Me Again, Stranger")
Rex Harrison Presents Stories of Love

Rex Harrison Presents Stories of Love (1974)

Movie
Mister Spock
Star Trek

Star Trek (1973)

TV
Barry Mayfield
Columbo

Columbo (1971)

TV
5.78
Commander Phil Kettenring
Assault on the Wayne

Assault on the Wayne (1971)

Movie
Henry Auden / Director
Night Gallery

Night Gallery (1970)

TV
Self - Guest / Various Characters
The Carol Burnett Show

The Carol Burnett Show (1967)

TV
5.33
Lawrence Brody / Cowell
Kraft Suspense Theatre

Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963)

TV
Konig / Judson Ellis
The Outer Limits

The Outer Limits (1963)

TV
7.4
Neumann / Pvt. Baum
Combat!

Combat! (1962)

TV
6
Benjamin Frome / Keith Bentley / Wismer
The Virginian

The Virginian (1962)

TV
Deputy Sheriff Johnny Swift
The Tall Man

The Tall Man (1960)

TV
Hoya - Saboteur
Sea Hunt

Sea Hunt (1958)

TV
Bernabe Zamora
Wagon Train

Wagon Train (1957)

TV
8
Cadet Tom Kennedy
West Point

West Point (1956)

TV
Arnie / John Walking Fox / Holt / Grice
Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke (1955)

TV
6
Army Sergeant
Them!

Them! (1954)

Movie
6
Paul 'Monk' Baroni
Kid Monk Baroni

Kid Monk Baroni (1952)

Movie
Young Baseball Player (uncredited)
Rhubarb

Rhubarb (1951)

Movie
Greek Nobleman
Lights

Lights

Movie
Sherlock Holmes
The Universe & I

The Universe & I

TV

Ratings

Average 6.11
Based on 5.66 Million movie and tv ratings over time
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1970
2021
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Information

Known For
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1931-03-26

Deathday
2015-02-27 (83 years old)

Birth Name
Leonard Simon Nimoy

Birth Place
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Religion
Judaism

Relationships
Susan Bay (1989-01-01 - 2015-02-27), Sandra Zober (1954-01-01 - 1987-01-01)

Children
Julie Nimoy, Adam Nimoy

Relatives
Aaron Bay-Schuck

Citizenships
United States of America

Residences
Los Angeles, United States of America

Also Known As
Leonard Simon Nimoy

Awards
star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

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