Leonard Nimoy (Star Trek actor)

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Leonard Simon Nimoy (/ˈnmɔɪ/; March 26, 1931 – February 27, 2015) was an American actor, film director, photographer, author, singer, and songwriter. He was known for his role as Mr. Spock of the Star Trek franchise, a character he portrayed in television and film from a pilot episode shot in late 1964 to his final film performance released in 2013.

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 December 1964, he made his first appearance in the rejected Star Trek pilot "The Cage", and went on to play the character of Spock until the end of the production run in early 1969, followed by eight feature films and guest slots in the various spin-off series. The character 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..., narrated Civilization IV, and made several well-received stage appearances. He also had a recurring role in the science fiction series Fringe.

Nimoy's profile as Spock was 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. On June 2, 2015, an asteroid, discovered in 1988, was named 4864 Nimoy in his honor.

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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

Album + Live + Spokenword

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 Star Trek: Spock vs. Q Leonard Nimoy & John de Lancie 1

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

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