Leonard Nimoy

Actor, Director, Producer
With his intelligent manner and subdued yet saturnine expression, actor Leonard Nimoy was often cast as intense cerebral types. Nimoy's incisive manner served him especially well in his most famous role - the ... Read more »
Born: 03/26/1931 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Actor (160)

To Be Takei 2014 (Movie)

(Himself)

Hava Nagila (The Movie) 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Star Trek Into Darkness 2013 (Movie)

Spock Prime (Actor)

The Prime Ministers:The Pioneers 2013 (Movie)

Levi Eshkol (Voice)

Fringe 2009 - 2010, 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The Big Bang Theory 2012 (Tv Show)

Voice

Zambezia 2012 (Movie)

Fish Eagle Sekhuru (Voice)

Transformers: Dark of the Moon 2011 (Movie)

Sentinel Prime (Voice)

Becker 1973 - 1975, 2000 - 2001, 2005 - 2006, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Land of the Lost 2009 (Movie)

The Zarn (Actor)

Night Gallery 1971 - 1975, 1981 - 1986, 1995 - 1996, 2000 - 2001, 2005 - 2006, 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Saturday Night Live 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Shatner's Raw Nerve 1973 - 1975, 2005 - 2006, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Star Trek 2009 (Movie)

Spock Prime (Actor)

Scream 2007 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Living in TV Land 1973 - 1975, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Ask Rita 2002 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Futurama 1999, 2002 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Atlantis: the Lost Empire 2001 (Movie)

of Kashekim Nedakh--King of Atlantis (Voice)

66 A.D.: The Last Revolt 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Ted Danson: One Lucky Guy 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Alien Voices: A Halloween Trilogy 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Sinbad: Beyond the Veil Mists 1999 (Movie)

of Arkon (Voice)

The Secret Life of King Ramses II 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Trekkies 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Armageddon: Target Earth 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Brave New World 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Dreamtime of the Aborigines 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Invasion America 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Voice

Lloyd Bridges 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Machu Picchu: City in the Sky 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Masters of Fantasy: Harlan Ellison 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Mystery of Mars 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Narrator

The American Film Institute Salute to Robert Wise 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Performer

The First Men in the Moon 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Story of Computer Graphics 1998 (Movie)

(Narrator)

William Shatner 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Ancient Altered States 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Ancient Prophecy 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Ancient Rome and its Mysterious Cities 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Before Their Time: Ancient Technology 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Curse of the Goddess Pele 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

David 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Dragons: Myths and Legends 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Guardian of the Ages: The Great Sphinx 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Headhunters of the Amazon 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Hidden Cities of the Etruscans 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Human Sacrifice 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Legends of the Arabian Nights 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Peter Graves: Mission Accomplished 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Quest For the Holy Grail 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Sacred Rites and Rituals 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Samurai! 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Search For the Abominable Snowman 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Secrets of the Aztec Empire 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Secrets of the Romanovs 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Tattooing 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Curse of the Borgias 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Curse of the Hope Diamond 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Lost City of Pirates 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Mystical Monuments of Ancient Greece 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Sacred Waters of Lourdes 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Secret Life of Ramses II 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Simpsons 1993, 1997 (Tv Show)

Voice

UFOs: The First Encounters 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Witches 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Atlantis: The Lost Civilization 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Narrator

Carpati: 50 Miles, 50 Years 1996 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

China's Wall of Doom 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Narrator

Incredible Monuments of Ancient Rome 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Lost Spirits of Cambodia 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Muppets Tonight 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Rites of Death 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Secrets at Delphi 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Secrets of Sex: Kama Sutra 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Lost Legions of Rome 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Marvels of Roman Roads 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Powerful Gods of Mt. Olympus 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Voodoo 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Narrator

Who Built the Catacombs? 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

William Shatner's Star Trek Memories! 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

A Life Apart: Hasidism in America 1995 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Star Trek: A Captain's Log 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Science of Star Trek 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Gene Roddenberry: Star Trek and Beyond 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Seapower: A Global Journey 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Pagemaster 1994 (Movie)

Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde (Actor)

War of the Worlds 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Destiny in Space 1993 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

Greenhouse Gamble 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Mission From the Heart 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Star Trek 25th Anniversary Special 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Haunted Lives... True Ghost Stories 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Narrator

Never Forget 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Star Trek VI: the Undiscovered Country 1991 (Movie)

Captain Spock (Actor)

Vincent 1991 (Movie)

Theo (Actor)

Adventures in Space 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Crane River 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Narrator

Just One Step: The Great Peace March 1989 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Star Trek V: the Final Frontier 1989 (Movie)

Spock (Actor)

Golden Globe Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Performer

Snakes: Eden's Deadly Charmers 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The 40th Annual Emmy Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Performer

The 59th Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Performer

Star Trek IV 1986 (Movie)

Captain Spock (Actor)

Transformers - The Movie 1986 (Movie)

of Galvatron (Voice)

Ernest Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises" 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Star Trek III 1984 (Movie)

Spock (Actor)

Marco Polo 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Star Trek II: the Wrath of Khan 1982 (Movie)

Spock (Actor)

In Search of... 1976 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Star Trek: the Motion Picture 1979 (Movie)

Mr Spock (Actor)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1978 (Movie)

Dr David Kibner (Actor)

The Coral Jungle 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Mitzi and a Hundred Guys 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Star Trek 1973 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Star Trek 1973 - 1975 (TV Show)

Voice

Baffled! 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Mission: Impossible 1966 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Catlow 1970 (Movie)

Miller (Actor)

Get Smart 1965 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

Stranded 1966 (Movie)

Spence Atherton (Actor)

Deathwatch 1965 (Movie)

Jules LaFranc (Actor)

The Outer Limits 1963 - 1965 (TV Show)

Actor

The Balcony 1962 (Movie)

Roger (Actor)

The Brain Eaters 1958 (Movie)

Protector (Actor)

Them 1954 (Movie)

Sergeant (Actor)

A Woman Called Golda (TV Show)

Actor

Ancient Mysteries (TV Show)

Host

Assault on the Wayne (TV Show)

Actor

Baffled (Movie)

Tom Kovack (Actor)

Bonanza: Under Attack (TV Show)

Actor

Brave New World (Movie)

Mustapha Mond (Actor)

Francis Goes to West Point (Movie)

Football Player (Actor)

Kid Monk Baroni (Movie)

Paul "Monk" Baroni (Actor)

Lights (Movie)

(Actor)

Marco Polo (TV Show)

Actor

Sacred Places (TV Show)

Actor

The Alpha Caper (TV Show)

Actor

The Black Death (TV Show)

Actor

The Halloween Tree (TV Show)

Voice

The Harryhausen Chronicles (TV Show)

Actor

The Lost World (TV Show)

Actor

The Missing Are Deadly (TV Show)

Actor

The Twilight Zone (TV Show)

Actor
Director (10)

Deadly Games 1973 - 1975, 1981 - 1986, 1995 - 1996, 2000 - 2001, 2005 - 2006, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

T.J. Hooker 1973 - 1975, 1981 - 1986, 2000 - 2001, 2005 - 2006, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

The Powers of Matthew Star 1973 - 1975, 1982 - 1985, 2000 - 2001, 2005 - 2006, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Holy Matrimony 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

Vincent 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

Funny About Love 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

The Good Mother 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

Three Men and A Baby 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

Star Trek IV 1986 (Movie)

(Director)

Star Trek III 1984 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (3)

Star Trek VI: the Undiscovered Country 1991 (Movie)

(From Story)

Vincent 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Star Trek IV 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (2)

Star Trek VI: the Undiscovered Country 1991 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Deathwatch 1965 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

With his intelligent manner and subdued yet saturnine expression, actor Leonard Nimoy was often cast as intense cerebral types. Nimoy's incisive manner served him especially well in his most famous role - the unflappable Vulcan, Mr. Spock, on the classic sci-fi TV series "Star Trek" (NBC, 1966-69). While the role of Spock would come to define him for the remainder of his long career, Nimoy actually wore many other hats over the course of his professional life. On stage, Nimoy starred on Broadway in "Full Circle" and "Equus" and toured the country in musical productions of "Fiddler on the Roof," before winning acclaim for his one-man show "Vincent," based on the life of painter Vincent van Gogh. He tried his hand behind the camera, helming two of the most popular of the "Star Trek" films, as well as the 1987 hit comedy, "Three Men and a Baby." Nimoy's rich, somber voice and interest in science and environmental issues also made him much in demand as a narrator of such TV documentaries as "The Coral Jungle" (1976), "Snakes: Eden's Deadly Charmers" (1988) and "Greenhouse Gamble" (1992). Later in life, Nimoy turned his passions elsewhere. An accomplished ppet and photographer, the actor published a number of books - the last being 2007's somewhat controversial <i>The Full Body Project</i>, a photographic study of large women posing in the nude. Largely retired from acting since the early 2000s, Nimoy was lured back in front of the cameras for a cameo as Spock in director J.J. Abrams' much anticipated Trek feature franchise reboot titled simply "Star Trek" (2008), as well as its 2013 sequel, before announcing via Twitter in February 2014 that he was suffering from a serious lung disease. He died on February 27, 2015, at the age of 83.

Relationships

Max Nimoy

Father

Dora Nimoy

Mother

Susan Bay Actor

Wife
Married Jan. 1, 1989

Julie Nimoy

Daughter
Born March 21, 1955 mother, Sandi Zober

Adam Nimoy

Son
Born August 9, 1956 mother, Sandi Zober

Sandi Zober

Wife
Married 1954 Divorced 1987

EDUCATION

Boston College

Boston, Massachusetts 1953

Pasadena Playhouse

Pasadena, California

University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California
Left before completing his degree

Antioch University

Yellow Springs, Ohio

Milestones

2010

Announced his retirement from acting

2009

Reprised the role of Spock for J. J. Abrams' "Star Trek"

2009

Played William Bell on several episodes of "Fringe" (FOX)

2001

Appeared in conversation with William Shatner in "Mind Meld: Secrets Behind the Voyage of a Lifetime"

1996

Formed Alien Voices with actor John de Lancie; creates audio versions of classic sci-fi fiction; also produced occasional TV adaptations

1996

Helmed first Broadway play, "The Apple Doesn't Fall"

1992

Made screenwriting debut with the film adaptation of "Vincent"; also directed and reprised the role of Theo van Gogh

1991

First TV credit as executive producer, the made-for-TNT movie, "Never Forget"

1991

Co-hosted (with William Shatner) the TV compilation tribute, "The Star Trek 25th Anniversary Special"

1989

Hosted the four-part syndicated science documentary, "Adventures in Space"

1986

Supplied the original story for "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home"; also starred and directed

1984

Made feature directorial debut with "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock"; also reprised role

1982

Hosted the children's TV program, "Standby: Lights! Camera! Action!" on the Nickelodeon cable network

1982

Directed an episode of the NBC sci-fi series, "The Powers of Matthew Star"

1979

Reprised the role of Mr. Spock for "Star Trek: The Motion Picture"

1978

Wrote, directed and starred as Theo van Gogh, brother of the artist in the one-man touring stage show, "Vincent"

1977

Returned to Broadway to take over the role of Dr. Dysart in the production of Peter Shaffer's "Equus"

1976

Hosted and narrated the syndicated six-part nature documentary, "The Coral Jungle"

1976

Replaced Rod Serling as host of the syndicated documentary TV series about unexplained, seemingly supernatural events, "In Search Of"

1973

Supplied the voice of Mr. Spock for the animated children's series, "Star Trek"

1970

Toured the East coast as Tevye in a production of the stage musical, "Fiddler on the Roof"

1970

First TV-movie, "Assault on the Wayne"

1970

First directed for TV when he helmed episode of "Rod Serling's Night Gallery" (NBC)

1968

Joined the cast of "Mission: Impossible" (CBS) as the IMF agent, The Great Paris

1966

First top-billed role in features, "Deathwatch"

1966

Played the half-Vulcan, half-human Spock on the original NBC series, "Star Trek"

1963

Returned to features in Joseph Strick's adaptation of Jean Genet's play, "The Balcony"

1958

Last film for five years, "The Brain Eaters"

1955

Directed a production of "A Streetcar Named Desire" for the Atlanta Theatre Guild; also played the role of Stanley Kowalski

1954

Served with the Army Special Services Department; wrote, narrated and emceed various GI shows

1952

Played the title role in "Kid Monk Baroni"

1951

Made feature film debut in "Queen for a Day"

Studied acting with Jeff Corey

Performed in regional theatre productions of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "My Fair Lady" ; also acted on Broadway in "Full Circle"

First major role was Ralphie in Clifford Odets's "Awake and Sing" at age 17

Bonus Trivia

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The International Astronomical Union named an asteroid after him

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