Leonard Simon Nimoy is a actor, film director, poet, musician and photographer. His most famous role is that of Spock in the original Star Trek series 1966–1969, multiple films, television and video game sequels. Nimoy began his career in his early twenties, teaching acting classes in Hollywood and making minor film and television appearances through the 1950s, as well as playing the title role in the 1952 boxing movie Kid Monk Baroni . In 1965, he made his first appearance in the rejected Star Trek pilot, "The
Cage", and would go on to play the character of Mr. Spock until 1969, followed by
seven further films and a number of guest slots in various sequels. His character of
Spock resulted in three Emmy Award nominations; TV Guide named Spock one of the
50 greatest TV characters. Nimoy also had a recurring role in Mission: Impossible as
well as several well-received stage appearances.