Leonard Nimoy
Leonard Nimoy
Birth name: Leonard Simon Nimoy
Gender: Male
Roles: Actor; Voice actor; Director; Producer
Date of birth: March 26th, 1931
Place of birth: Boston, Massachusetts
Date of death: February 27th, 2015
Place of death: Bel Air, Los Angeles, California
Notable works: Sea Hunt
Star Trek
Star Trek: The Animated Series
Star Trek: The Next Generation
The Twilight Zone

Leonard Simon Nimoy was an American film and television actor, voice actor, producer and director born in Boston, Massachusetts on March 26th, 1931. He is best known for his portrayal of the Vulcan science officer Mister Spock on the 1966-1969 science fiction television series Star Trek as well as it's various spin-off projects and feature film franchise.

Leonard Nimoy passed away in his home in Bel Air, Los Angeles, California on February 27th, 2015 at the age of 83. [1][2]

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  • Leonard Nimoy developed the idea of the Vulcan nerve pinch because he believed Spock would not condescend to using more conventional fighting techniques to stop an opponent. [3]
  • Nimoy made his directorial debut with an episode of Rod Serling's Night Gallery. He directed the season three episode "Death on a Barge" in 1973.
  • Leonard Nimoy directed "The Decoy" episode of T.J. Hooker starring William Shatner.
  • In 2004, Leonard Nimoy was tapped to replace fellow Star Trek alum William Shatner as the official spokesperson for the travel services company. Nimoy had several cameo and walk-on roles in which Shatner and he exchanged quips, but ultimately, the position reverted back to William Shatner who had gained even more popularity due to his appearances on the Priceline commercials.

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