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LEONARD NIMOY


Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy, a founding partner of Alien Voices®, is one of the most recognized and respected talents in show business.





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Born in Boston, Massachusetts on March 26, 1931, he performed on stage in various amateur productions from the age of eight. In 1949, he set out for Hollywood where he took acting classes, lived in a rooming house and worked at odd jobs to support himself. His film debut came in 1951, when he landed a small part in "Queen for a Day." The roles which followed in obscure films and serials were a valuable training ground. In 1952, he had his first film lead in "Kid Monk Baroni." After a two-year-stint in the Army, Nimoy went back to work in feature films, television and theatre.

John and Leonard

John de Lancie and Leonard Nimoy"

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During the late 50s and early 60s, Nimoy appeared in all the well-known TV shows of the period, including "Wagon Train," "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.," "Rawhide," "Perry Mason" and "Combat." There were also several appearances in feature films. But it was his enormous success in the science fiction series "Star Trek"® which earned him worldwide recognition. First seen in 1966, Nimoy's character of "Mr. Spock" would become an icon over the years as the popular television show branched off into syndication and later onto the big screen in a series of six features.

Dwilight, Armin and Leonard
Dwight Schultz, Armin Shimerman and
Leonard Nimoy
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Nimoy's portrayal of the Vulcan earned him three Emmy® nominations.

Nimoy also became a successful movie director, responsible for "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock"® and "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home."® His additional contributions to "Star Trek"® include story writing credits on "Star Trek IV"® and "Star Trek VI,"® for which he also served as executive producer.



Additional directorial credits include "The Good Mother," starring Diane Keaton and Liam Neeson; the blockbuster hit "Three Men and a Baby," starring Tom Selleck, Ted Danson and Steve Guttenberg; "Funny About Love" with Gene Wilder, Christine Lahti and Mary Stuart Masterson; and "Holy Matrimony," starring Patricia Arquette and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. A recent publication listed three of Nimoy's films among the top box office successes of all time.

Nimoy has starred in numerous stage productions including "Fiddler on the Roof," "Camelot," "The Man in the Glass Booth," "Twelfth Night" and "Oliver." With "Vincent," the one-man play which he also produced and directed, Nimoy toured 35 cities in the United States and eventually taped in performance at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis for broadcast on the Arts & Entertainment Network. The play was based on letters written by Vincent Van Gogh to his brother Theo. Another hit for Nimoy was the title role in "Sherlock Holmes" for the Royal Shakespeare Company's national tour. On Broadway he has starred in "Equus" and "Full Circle."


Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy


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On television, Nimoy spent two years on the "Mission: Impossible" series and appeared in a number of television movies including "A Woman Called Golda," in which he starred opposite Ingrid Bergman and for which he received an Emmy nomination as Best Actor in a Dramatic Special.

In 1991, he was seen on TNT (Turner Network Television) in "Never Forget," in which he portrayed a concentration camp survivor who fought a successful court battle against Holocaust deniers. The show, which he also co-produced with partner Robert Radnitz, was nominated for a Cable ACE Award. He was also seen starring in the "I, Robot" episode of "The Outer Limits" in which he was directed by his son, Adam.

Marnie Mosiman and Susan Bay

Marnie Mosiman and Susan Bay recording


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For seven years Nimoy hosted the highly successful "In Search Of..." series (still seen in syndication) and is currently the host/narrator of "Ancient Mysteries" on the A&E Network.

Nimoy has also written three volumes of poetry and recorded ten narrative albums. A story which he co-authored with the late Isaac Asimov is the basis for "PriMortals," a monthly comic book published by Tekno Comix.

In 1975, Nimoy published an autobiography entitled "I Am Not Spock." After a twenty year gestation period he wrote its sequel, which he refers to as "coming to terms" with his alter ego. The book, appropriately entitled "I Am Spock," became an instant best-seller for Hyperion Press. Nimoy's performance on the audio edition, published by Brilliance Corporation, was nominated for a Grammy® Award. His starring role in the L.A. Theatre Works-KCRW production of "Invasion from Mars" and "When Welles Collide" in 1994, inspired him to form Alien Voices, Inc. with fellow actor John de Lancie and producer/writer Nat Segaloff.



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