William Shatner is an actor, producer, author, screenwriter, director, and also a singer from Canada. He is popular because he portrayed Captain James T. Kirk in the Star Trek franchise. What is William Shatner net worth? Let’s find out about his net worth here together with the other information about him.
William Shatner Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, William Shatner net worth is $100 million. Men’s Health also estimates that William Shatner net worth is $100 million.
William Shatner Early Life
William Shatner was born on March 22nd, 1931 in Notre-Dame-de-Grace. His mother was Ann and his father was Joseph Shatner who worked as a clothing manufacturer. There are two sisters that he has, including Joy and Farla.
William Shatner became a student of two schools in Notre-Dame-de-Grace namely Willingdon Elementary School and West Hill High School. He was also a student of the Montreal Children’s Theatre. At the McGill University Faculty of Management in Montreal, he studied Economics. From there, he graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1952. In June 2011, he was given an honorary Doctorate of Letters by McGill University. From New England Institute of Technology, he was also given an honorary Doctor of Letters in May 2018.
William Shatner Acting Career
As explained on Wikipedia, here is the acting career of William Shatner. He graduated from McGill University in 1952 and then he worked as the business manager for the Mountain Playhouse in Montreal. It was done by him before he joined the Canadian National Repertory Theatre in Ottawa.
William Shatner started his performance at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario in 1954. A range of roles were played by him at the Stratford Festival in productions that included a minor role in the opening scene of a renowned and nationally televised production of Sophocles’s Oedipus Rex which was directed by Tyrone Guthrie, Marlowe’s Tamburlaine the Great and Shakespeare’s Henry V.
In 1954, on The Canadian Howdy Doody Show, he was cast as Ranger Bob. The Canadian film entitled Butler’s Night Off in 1951 was his film debut. Then, in the MGM film The Brothers Karamazov in 1958, his first feature role came with Yul Brynner where he starred as the youngest of the Karamazov brothers, Alexei. In December 1958, he made an appearance opposite Ralph Bellamy. There, he played as Roman tax collector in Bethlehem in a live tv production entitled The Christmas Tree.
In an Alfred Hitchcock Presents third season episode in 1957 to 1958, William Shatner had a leading role where the title was The Glass Eye. This is one of his appearances on American television.
In 1964, he became the guest star in Season 2, Episode 2 entitled “Cold Hands, Warm Heart” of the ABC sci-fi anthology series entitled The Outer Limits. In the same year, he made an appearance in an episode of the CBS drama entitled The Reporter.
In 1965, in 12 O’Clock High, he became a guest star as Major Curt Brown in the segment “I Am the Enemy”. He starred in the drama entitled For the People as an assistant district attorney. In 1966, he starred in the gothic horror film entitled Incubus where it was the second feature-length movie made with all dialogue spoken in Esperanto. In the same year, he starred in an episode of Gunsmoke as the character Fred Bateman. He also appeared in an episode of The Big Valley, “Time to Kill” as Brett Skyler. In 1967, he played in White Comanche. In that film, he starred as two characters namely Johnny Moon and Notah.
How about his appearance in Star Trek? He was cast as Captain James T. Kirk for the second pilot of Star Trek and the title was Where No Man Has Gone Before. Then, he was contracted to play Kirk for the Star Trek series and he played the role from 1966 to 1969. After three seasons, the series was cancelled. Then, in 1973, he went back to play the role of Captain Kirk but voice in the animated series of Star Trek.
William Shatner Hobbies and Charity Work
As also explained on Wikipedia, here are William Shatner hobbies and charity work. In 2006, his kidney stone was sold for $25,000 to GoldenPalace.com. On The View on May 16th, 2006, he made a statement that the $25,000 and an additional $20,000 increased from the cast and crew of Boston Legal paid for the establishing of a house by Habitat for Humanity.
He likes breeding and showing American Saddlebreds and Quarter Horses. Near Versailles, Kentucky. he has a 360-acre farm named Belle Reve Farm. There, he raises American Saddlebreds. Three of his horses are Revival, Call Me Ringo and Sultan’s Great Day. The activities of the farm help benefit the Central Kentucky Riding for Hope “Horses For Heroes” program.
In the Hollywood Home Games, he plays on the World Poker Tour. There, celebrities play for their favorite charities. Since 1990, William Shatner has become a leading force behind the Hollywood Charity Horse Show which increases money for the children’s charities.
In 2018, he was given the National Reining Horse Association Lifetime Achievement Award in the National Reining Horse Association Hall of Fame. Then, a world championship was won by him in 2019 with his Standardbred road horse Track Star when showing at the Kentucky State Fair World’s Championship Horse Snow in Louisville.
William Shatner Awards and Honours
Here are some awards and honours achieved by William Shatner.
- He won the 1990 double Golden Raspberry Award.
- He became the winner of the 2005 Golden Globe Award.
- He won the 2009 Prism Award.
- He won 2009 Streamy Award – Best Reality Web Series.
- He won the 2011 Governor General’s Performing Arts Award.
- He was awarded 2011 Honorary doctorate of Letters from McGill University.
- He won 2014 NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal – highest award NASA gives a non-government employee.
- He was awarded the 1983 Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- He got 2000 Star on Canada’s Walk of Fame
- He won the 2015 Voice Arts Icon Award.
- and many more.
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