Happy birthday... Mr. Shatner.
Here are some Shatner facts from our Biography Reference Bank database to help you wow your friends with your arcane knowledge:
- Shatner's father, Joseph, ran a successful clothing manufacturing firm called Admiration Clothes.
- Shatner got his first taste of acting success performing in a play at the French-Canadian summer camp he attended, where he also gained his great love of the outdoors.
- His first acting job in U.S. films was in MGM's production of the Brothers Karamazov (1958).
- After the famous Saturday Night Live parody sketch in which he told Trek fans to "get a life," Shatner admitted that it took him many years to understand the depths of passion Star Trek inspired in its legions of devotees.
- Shatner was inducted into the Academy of TV Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame in 2006.