William Shatner
#1647 Overall Influence

William Shatner

Canadian actor, musician, recording artist, author and film director


Why is this person notable and influential?

William Shatner is a Canadian actor, author, producer, director, screenwriter, and singer. In his seven decades of acting, Shatner became a cultural icon for his portrayal of Captain James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise in the Star Trek franchise. He has written a series of books chronicling his experiences playing Captain Kirk, being a part of Star Trek, and life after Star Trek. He has also co-written several novels set in the Star Trek universe, and a series of science fiction novels called TekWar, that were adapted for television.

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McGill University
McGill University

English-language public research university in Montreal, Quebec

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#2648 World Rank