William Shanter Bio

(Actor, Author)

Relationship Statistics of William Shanter

What is William Shanter marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):Married
When did William Shanter get married ? (married date):, 2001
How many children does William Shanter have ? (name):Three( Melanie Shatner, Lisabeth Shatner, and Leslie Carol Shatner)
Is William Shanter having any relationship affair ?: No
Is William Shanter gay ?: No
Who is William Shanter wife ? (name): View Couple ComparisonElizabeth Shatner
Elizabeth Shatner

More about the relationship

William Shatner’s relationship status is married to Elizabeth Shatner since 2001. She is a horse trainer.

He was married to Nerine Kidd earlier. Unfortunately, she died in an accident on August 9, 1999.

William was also married to actress Marcy Lafferty in 1973, whom he met while working for Star Trek. The couple got divorced in 1996.

Shatner was first married to actress Gloria Rand in 1956. He has three children from this marriage Melanie Shatner, Lisabeth Shatner, and Leslie Carol Shatner. The couple got divorced in 1969.

Who is William Shatner?

William Shatner is a Canadian actor. He is also a singer and a comedian.

Shatner initially started off as a stage actor before graduating into television.

William’s career changed completely when he got the role of the iconic Captain James T.

Kirk in the cult television series ‘Star Trek’.

His performance was widely appreciated and also brought plenty of accolades.

William Shatner’s age, family, and ethnicity

William Shatner was born on March 22, 1931, in the Notre-Dame-de-Grace, Quebec, Canada. He belongs to the Jewish ethnicity. Moreover, his Zodiac sign is Aries.

His parents are Joseph Shatner and Anne Garmaise. Mr. Joseph Shatner was a clothing manufacturer and Mrs. Garmaise worked as an elocutionist. In addition, William has two siblings, Farla Shatner and Joy Shatner.

William Shatner’s Education, and University

William Shatner attended Willingdon Elementary School in Notre-Dame-de-Grace and went to Westhill High School in Montreal.

Shatner joined Montreal Children’s Theatre while attending high school.

In 1949, William joined his Bachelor in Commerce degree in Economics from McGill University Faculty of Management and in 1952, he graduated from the University.

In 2011, the University also awarded him an honorary Doctorate of Letters.

William Shatner’s Professional Life, and Career

William Shatner made his film debut in 1951 from a Canadian film Butler’s Night Off.

In 1952, he started working as the business manager for Mountain Playhouse located in Montreal, after graduating from the University.

In early 1954, he started performing at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario. He appeared in the minor roles in the theatrical performances.

The 60s seemed fruitful for him. He appeared in several of the 60s movies such as Judgment at Nuremberg in 1961, The Intruder in 1962, The Outer Limits in 1963.

  • Star Trek

In 1966, William landed the role of James T. Kirk in the Star Trek. He was contracted to play in the three series of Star Trek from 1966-1969. The series became a bonafide cult classic accumulating fans and praises from around the globe.

After the series got canceled in 1969, it was difficult for William Shatner to find a job. Later on, he got roles in ‘schlock’ films such as Big Bad Mamma in 1974 and the horror film The Devil’s Rain in 1975.

During the mid-70s, Star Trek resurrected and the character Captain T. Kirk became a cultural icon. William began appearing in the Star Trek conventions.

In the late 80s, William Shatner’s career took a turning point as Star Trek renewed the interest of big-budget feature films.

  • Books

William Shatner is an entertainment icon. Besides acting, he has written a series of sci-fi books. The TekWar series, Star Trek Series, War Series, Quest for Tomorrow series, is penned by him.

William Shatner’s Awards and Achievements

In 2005, William was awarded both the Golden Globe and the Emmy award for the best supporting actor for his portrayal of Denny Crane in the show ‘Boston Legal’.

William Shatner’s Salary and Net Worth

William Shatner has a net worth of $100 million. In addition, he earns a salary of $150,000 USD for an episode.

Body Stats

William has light brown hair with hazel eyes. His height is 5 ft and 10 inches.

Social media

He has around 194.6k followers on Instagram and 2.5m on Twitter. He also has his own website williamshatner.com.


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