LEONARD NIMOY MORE THAN MR SPOCK
Leonard Nimoy was born in Boston in 1931. His first stage appearance was in "Hansel and Gretel" at age eight. After a short stint at Boston College, he came to California in search of an acting career. Then Leonard went into the Army and spent 18 months serving in Georgia, at Ft. McPhearson.
During that time he directed and played "Stanley" in
the Atlanta Theatre Guild's production of "A Streetcar Named Desire."
After his stint in the Army, Nimoy enrolled in the Pasadena Playhouse in
California. He worked as a taxi driver to pay the bills while he
studied acting. Eventually leaving to start on a film career, rather than
Leonard's film debut was in the movie, "Queen for a Day," in 1951. then he did "Rubarb," His first starring role was in 1952 as "Did Monk Baroni," West Point," and "Zombies of the Stratosphere." In the 60's.
Leonard began to break into television. He made guest appearances on many series, including, Rawhide, The Virginian, Profiles in Courage, Dr. Kildare, and Outer Limits. and the popular series Sea Hunt.
In 1966 came his big break when he began his role as Spock on Star Trek. because of his success and popularity In Star Trek he won roles in several stage roles, "Monserrat, "Visit to a Small Planet," and "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." In 1967 Leonard released his first record album, based on the Star Trek character of Mr. Spock.
When Star Trek was cancelled, in 1969, Leonard signed on to play Paris the Great, master of disguise, on the Mission Impossible series. He left in 1971, and he then went on to provide the voice for Spock in the Star Trek animated series and to host a long-running weekly show. "In Search Of" which investigated such mysteries as the Loch Ness monster and U.F.O. sightings.
In 1971, Leonard starred in "Fiddler on the Roof," and then third billing in "Catlow," the same year. In 1974, he did a TV movie called. "The Alpha Caper" and "The Missing are Deadly," in 1975. In 1975. Leonard returned to college and earned a master's degree in education at Antioch College.
In 1977 Leonard played Martin Dysart in the play "Equus," on the New York stage. In 1978, he
starred in a remake of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers". |
Then he went on from 1978-1981 to tour the country in his one-man play, "Vincent." The play was written and directed by Leonard, based on the play "Van Gogh" by Phillip Stephens. After more than 150 performances, "Vincent" was broadcast on the A&E cable network.
In 1978, work began on the first Star Trek feature film. With some reluctance, Leonard returned as Spock. The film was released on December 7, 1979. He went on to co-star in the next five Star Trek films, as well as a two-part episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, entitled, "Unification."
Leonard directed "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock" and "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home." That was only the beginning. Since then, he has gone on to direct "Three Men and a Baby," in 1987, "The Good Mother," in 1988, and "Funny About Love." The television mini-series "A Woman Called Golda," and "Marco Polo"
Even though Leonard has acted with screen giants such as Henry Fonda and Ingrid Bergman, he has been unable to break out of the Mr. Spock stereotype. It is still the role he is most identified with. In the seventies, he went so far as to write a book titled "I Am Not Spock".
But in 1995, in an act of resignation he released a new book, titled I Am Spock. Yes I always think of Leonard as Spock but I am able to make the leap while viewing other work he does. A good actor will achieve this.
In 1996, Leonard Nimoy and John de Lancie and Nat Segaloff teamed up to create Alien Voices, Inc. Alien Voices is a company of Star Trek actors who come together to perform dramatizations of the great Science Fiction Classics. Alien Voices is the premiere acting company in Science Fiction today.
They have worked on H.G. Well's "The Time Machine", Jules Verne's "Journey To The Centre of the Earth" Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Lost World." and "The Invisible Man". "The Lost World" was performed Live on July 12, 1998 on the Sci-Fi Channel.
The Motion Picture
The Wrath Of Khan
The Search for Spock
The Voyage Home
The Final Frontier
The Undiscovered Country
To end my page on Leonard Nimoy ,just in case one day you do visit my page , I just want to say thank you for taking the role of Spock. His philosophies and almost spiritual ways have been a strength to this heart of mine. I will always see you as Spock my friend. But that can't be bad can it?????
“Live Long and Prosper” Leonard / Spock.
THIS IS JUST SOME LEONARD NIMOY's WORK
|1951||Queen for a Day|
|1952||Kid Monk Baroni|
|1952||Francis Goes to Westpoint|
|1953||Old Overland Trail|
|1958||The Brain Eaters|
|1966||Valley of Mystery|
|1966/69||Star Trek /TV Series|
|1969/71||Mission Impossible/TV Series|
|1967||Valley of Mystery|
|1970||Assault on the Wayne|
|1971||A Stitch in Crime /Columbo|
|1973||The Alpha Caper|
|1973||Star Trek: The Animated Series/voice)|
|1974||The Missing Are Deadly|
|1976||In Search Of /narrator|
|1976||The Coral Jungle/narrator|
|1980||The Story of Kathy Morris|
|1979||Star Trek: The Motion Picture|
|1982||A Woman Called Golda|
|1982||Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan|
|1984||The Sun Also Rises|
|1984||Star Trek: The Search for Spock/dir|
|1986||Star Trek: The Voyage Home/directed|
|1987||Three Men and a Baby/director|
|1988||The Good Mother|
|1989||Star Trek : The Final Frontier|
|1990||Funny About Love/director|
|1991||Unification/ N.G Star Trek|
|(1991||Ring of Fire/narrator|
|1991||Star Trek:The Undiscovered Country/ex/prd|
|1994||Destiny in Space/voice|
|1995||Bonanza: Under Attack|
|1998||Brave New World|
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