(chrisTwire)— Canadian Actor William Shatner passed away this week at the age of 80. Shatner, best known for his portrayal of Denny Crane in Boston Legal, was killed while filming a television commercial for an online travel agent.
William Alan Shatner born in the Côte Saint-Luc neighborhood of Montreal, Quebec, the son of Anne and Joseph Shatner, a clothing manufacturer. Though his official movie debut was in the 1951 Canadian film The Butler’s Night Off, Shatner’s first feature role came in the 1958 MGM film The Brothers Karamazov with Yul Brynner, in which he starred as the youngest of the Karamazov brothers.
In 1960 he appeared twice as Wayne Gorham in NBC’s The Outlaws Western series with Barton MacLane, and then in another Alfred Hitchcock Presents fifth-season episode titled “Mother, may I go out to swim?”. In 1961 he starred in the Broadway play A Shot in the Dark with Julie Harris and directed by Harold Clurman. Walter Matthau (who won a Tony Award for his performance) and Gene Saks were also featured in this play. Shatner also starred in two episodes of the NBC television series Thriller, “Grim Reaper” and “The Hungry Glass”.
He gained mild success in the sci-fi television show StarGate where he traveled the solar system. After StarGate Was cancelled he enjoyed a run as Captain Tj Hooker, A tough but caring officer of the law.
In 2004, Shatner won his first Emmy Award for his role as “Denny Crane” on The Practice. In 2005, he won his first Golden Globe award and a second Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his work on Boston Legal.
William Shatner Was married four times and has four children.
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