William Shatner is one of the most readily-recognized people in the world. While most people immediately think of him as Captain James T. Kirk of Star Trek, few realize that he began his professional acting career at the age of eight and has appeared in Shakespearean festivals, regularly-scheduled radio roles, university and regional playhouses, live television drama, and more than 50 motion pictures. This book provides a short biography and a detailed record of all his performances. Shatner's acting credits range from intense drama to lighthearted comedy, and from biting social commentary to science fiction fantasy. He has written and directed plays, television, and feature films, and is the author of four best-selling novels. This essential reference guide covers every facet of his extraordinary career, including his personal appearances, stage plays, films, television and radio shows, recordings, and literary works. Entries for his work provide cast and credit listings, plot synopses, commentary, and excerpts from reviews. An annotated bibliography lists nearly 1000 references to his life and work.