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 p...
Born on March 26, 1931
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Height 1.83m / 6' 0"
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.Read More
Deep baritone voice
Mr. Spock on Star Trek (1966) and eight of the Star Trek films
Had a pet store in Canoga Park, California during the 1960s.
Hit #121 on the Billboard Singles Chart in 1967 with "Visit to a Sad Planet" (Dot 17038).
Served in the United States Army, under the service number ER-11-229-770, from December 3, 1953 - November 23, 1955. Received an honorable discharge with the rank of Staff Sergeant (SSG).
When Richard Widmark left, Nimoy became the Friday night host for "The Mutual Radio Theater" on Mutual Radio (1980).
The "Vulcan nerve pinch" concept on Star Trek (1966) was invented by Nimoy when he and the series' writers were trying to figure out how an unarmed Spock could overpower an adversary without resorting to violence.
Stated at a 1993 convention in Toronto, Ontario, Canada that he has contracted out his signature, and can only sign items the company he has a contract with authorizes, and therefore does not sign for fans, otherwise he could be sued for breach of contract.
Attended and graduated from Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts (1953). He later received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from the university in May 2012.
Received his Master's degree in Education from Antioch University in Yellow Springs, Ohio (1977). He later received an honorary doctorate from the university in fall 2000.
Was William Shatner's best man at his third wedding to Nerine Kidd.
His father had a barber shop in Boston, where one of the more popular haircuts given was the "Spock cut".
[on working with William Shatner on the original Star Trek (1966) series] Bill was very passionate about the work. Unfortunately, Bill was passionate about everything.
I think it's my adventure, my trip, my journey, and I guess my attitude is, let the chips fall where they may.
I think about myself as like an ocean liner that's been going full speed for a long distance, and the captain pulls the throttle back all the way to 'stop', but the ship doesn't stop immediately, does it? It has its own momentum and it keeps on going, and I'm very flattered that people are still finding me useful.
The miracle is this: the more we share the more we have.
That is the exploration that awaits you! Not mapping stars and studying nebula, but charting the unknown possibilities of existence.
Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end.
[on the death of Spock] I thought everything was managed in excellent taste. I feel proud. When it was first suggested to me that Spock would die, I was hesitant. It seemed exploitative. But now that I've seen how it was accomplished, I think it was a very good idea.
My folks came to the US as immigrants, aliens, and became citizens. I was born in Boston, a citizen, went to Hollywood and became an alien.
[on being asked to executive-produce the proposed sequel series Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)] I thanked him and wished him well with the project, but explained it simply couldn't work. I felt the original Star Trek (1966)'s success was due to many factors: the themes, the characters, the chemistry between the actors, the timing (the future-embracing 1960s)... There was simply no way, I told him, that anyone could duplicate all those things and be successful with a second Star Trek show. And so I opted out... While my argument sounded perfectly rational at the time, my ego was certainly involved. When I said to Frank Mancuso and the assembled execs, "How can you hope to capture lightning in a bottle again?", part of me was *really* saying, "How can you ever hope to do it without *us*?"... You know, crow isn't so bad. It tastes like chicken.
Spock is definitely one of my best friends. When I put on those ears, it's not like just another day. When I become Spock, that day becomes something special.
|Susan Bay||1989 - February 27, 2015||(his death)|
|Sandi Nimoy||February 21, 1954 - present||(divorced) (2 children)|
|Zombies of the Stratosphere||$ 500|
|Star Trek||$ 1,250 /episode (first season)|
|The Red Skelton Hour||Himself(1episode,1969)|
|Queen for a Day||Chief(asLeonardNemoy)|
|Death Valley Days||YellowBear(1episode,1965)|
|Four Star Playhouse||Bulloti'sHenchman(uncredited)(1episode,1953)|
|Francis Goes to West Point||CadetFootballPlayer#52(uncredited)|
|Zombies of the Stratosphere||Narab|
|Old Overland Trail||ChiefBlackHawk|
|The Man Called X||(1episode,1956)|
|New American Bandstand 1965||Himself-Performer(1episode,1967)|
|The Silent Service||RudyGervais/...(3episodes,1957-1958)|
|Tales of Wells Fargo||Coleman(1episode,1961)|
|The Rough Riders||JeffBaker(1episode,1959)|
|The Twilight Zone||Hansen(1episode,1961)|
|The Tall Man||DeputySheriffJohnnySwift(2episodes,1960-1961)|
|Your Favorite Story||(1episode,1955)|
|Kid Monk Baroni||Paul'Monk'Baroni|
|The Eleventh Hour||BertPelco/...(2episodes,1963-1964)|
|The Merv Griffin Show||Himself-Guest(1episode,1980)|
|The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson||Himself-Guest/...(3episodes,1967-1991)|
|Kraft Suspense Theatre||Cowell/...(2episodes,1964-1965)|
|The Outer Limits||JudsonEllis/...(2episodes,1964)|
|The Hollywood Palace||Himself-Singer(1episode,1968)|
|The Man from U.N.C.L.E.||Vladeck(1episode,1964)|
|Profiles in Courage||BurrJones(1episode,1964)|
|You Don't Say||Himself(3episodes,1967-1968)|
|A Man Called Shenandoah||DelHillman(1episode,1966)|
|The Hollywood Squares||Himself(5episodes,1967)|
|Where No Man Has Gone Before||Mr.Spock|
|Valley of Mystery||SpenceAtherton|
|The Carol Burnett Show||Himself(1episode,1967)|
|The Joey Bishop Show||Himself(4episodes,1967-1968)|
|The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show||Himself(1episode,1968)|
|Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In||Himself(1episode,1968)|
|The Barbara McNair Show||Himself(1episode,1970)|
|The David Frost Show||Himself-Guest(1episode,1970)|
|Assault on the Wayne||CommanderPhilKettenring|
|Star Trek: The Animated Series||Mr.Spock/...(22episodes,1973-1974)|
|A Stitch in Crime||Dr.BarryMayfield|
|The Missing Are Deadly||Dr.Durov|
|Rex Harrison Presents Stories of Love||Mick|
|Good Morning America||Himself-Guest(3episodes,1975-1990)|
|Saturday Night Live||Himself(uncredited)(1episode,2009)|
|The Captain and Tennille||Himself(1episode,1976)|
|In Search of...||Himself-Host/...(80episodes,1977-1982)|
|In Search of...|
|Star Trek: The Motion Picture||Spock|
|Star Trek: The Motion Picture|
|Seizure: The Story of Kathy Morris||Dr.RichardConnought|
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