William Shatner became a cultural icon for his portrayal of James T. Kirk, captain of
the Star Ship Enterprise, in the Sci-Fi television series Star Trek from 1966 to 1969,
Star Trek: The Animated Series from 1973 to 1974, and in seven of the subsequent
star Trek feature films from 1979 to 1994. Shatner also played the veteran police sergeant in T.J. Hooker from 1982 to 1986. He has since worked as a musician,
author, producer, director, and celebrity pitchman. He has won two Emmy Awards
and a Golden Globe Award.