Today, Leonard Nimoy is 78. His thoughtfulness and dedication to his art is a big reason for the popularity of Spock. He has entertained Star Trek fans for more than 40 years, creating a cultural icon with a character we are all delighted to see again on the big screen this year. However, his career is more than Spock, starting nearly 60 years ago. TrekMovie sends its best wishes to Leonard on his birthday with this collection of some of his performances during his many decades as an entertainer.
Nimoy through the decades
1952: Kid Monk Baroni
1963: The Outer Limits: I, Robot
1965: The Man From Uncle (with William Shatner)
1970: "Put a Little Love in You Heart"
1973: The Flip Wilson Show
1982: Leonard Nimoy in "A Woman Called Golda"
1983: Leonard Nimoy’s Star Trek Memories
1984: The Bangles "Going Down To Liverpool" Music Video (also directed)
1991: Oldsmobile Commercial (with daughter)
1998: Brave New World
2006: Comedy Central "Shatner Roast"
And in 2009 he is back, as Spock in the new Star Trek. Here is the theatrical trailer with a little bit of Nimoy.
From all of us at TrekMovie.com, thank you, Mr. Nimoy, for all the great characters and caring so much about Star Trek and its legacy. Happy Birthday!
More Nimoy Tribute
Our friends have done something akin to our tribute to Shatner last year (77 Reasons Why William Shatner is Awesome), with their 78 Things We Love About Leonard Nimoy, check it out.
And if you missed it, see our Nimoy bday tribute from 2008: Leonard Nimoy in Black and White.