Leonard Nimoy (Star Trek actor)

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Leonard Simon Nimoy (/ˈniːmɔɪ/ NEE-moy; born March 26, 1931) is an American actor, film director, poet, singer, and photographer. Nimoy is best known for his role as Spock in the original Star Trek series (1966–69), and in multiple film, 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. Foreshadowing his fame as a semi-alien, he played Narab, one of three Martian invaders in the 1952 movie serial Zombies of the Stratosphere.

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 eight feature films and guest slots in the various spin-off series. His character of Spock has had a significant cultural impact and garnered Nimoy three Emmy Award nominations; TV Guide named Spock one of the 50 greatest TV characters. After the original Star Trek series, Nimoy starred in Mission: Impossible for two seasons, hosted the documentary series In Search of..., and narrated Civilization IV, as well as making several well-received stage appearances. More recently, he also had a recurring role in the science fiction series Fringe.

Nimoy's fame as Spock is such that both of his autobiographies, I Am Not Spock (1975) and I Am Spock (1995), were written from the viewpoint of sharing his existence with the character.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1967 Presents Mr. Spock's Music From Outer Space Leonard Nimoy 2
1967 The Two Sides of Leonard Nimoy Leonard Nimoy 1
1968 The Way I Feel Leonard Nimoy 1
1969 The Touch of Leonard Nimoy Leonard Nimoy 1
1970 The New World of Leonard Nimoy Leonard Nimoy 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 Highly Illogical Leonard Nimoy 1
1997 Spaced Out: The Very Best of Leonard Nimoy & William Shatner Leonard Nimoy & William Shatner 2

Other + Audiobook

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Star Trek: 25th Anniversary Audio Collection Shatner, Nimoy, Doohan, Takei 1
2008 I Am Spock Leonard Nimoy 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Spock Vs Q: The Sequel Leonard Nimoy & John de Lancie 1
Star Trek Epics on Audio Shatner, Nimoy, Doohan, Takei 1
Star Trek: Spock vs. Q Leonard Nimoy & John de Lancie 1

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