William Shatner filmography

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A close cropped photograph of William Shatner
Shatner in July 2016

The following is a list of works by Canadian actor, singer, author, producer, director and corporate spokesman William Shatner.[1][2][3]


Year Title Role Notes Ref(s)
1957 Oedipus the King Chorus
1958 The Brothers Karamazov Alexey Karamazov
1961 Judgment at Nuremberg Captain Harrison Byers
The Explosive Generation Peter Gifford
1962 The Intruder Adam Cramer
1964 The Outrage Preacher
1965 Incubus Marc
1968 White Comanche Johnny Moon / Notah
1973 Pioneer Woman Johnny Sergeant
1974 Impulse Matt Stone
Big Bad Mama William J. Baxter
1975 The Devil's Rain Mark Preston
1976 A Whale of a Tale Dr. Jack Fredericks
1977 Kingdom of the Spiders Rack Hansen
1978 Land of No Return Curt Bunell
The Third Walker Munro Maclean
1979 Star Trek: The Motion Picture James T. Kirk
1980 The Kidnapping of the President Jerry O'Connor
1982 Airplane II: The Sequel Commander Buck Murdock
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan James T. Kirk
Visiting Hours Gary Baylor
1984 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock James T. Kirk
1986 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
1989 Star Trek V: The Final Frontier Also director and writer
1991 Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
1993 Loaded Weapon 1 General Mortars
1994 Star Trek Generations James T. Kirk
1995 Trinity and Beyond Narrator
1998 Land of the Free Aidan Carvell
Free Enterprise Bill
2000 Miss Congeniality Stan Fields
Falcon Down Major Robert Carson
2001 Mind Meld: Secrets Behind the Voyage of a Lifetime Co-host Direct-to-video, also producer
Osmosis Jones Mayor Phlegmming (voice)
2002 Shoot or Be Shot Harvey Wilkes
American Psycho 2 Starkman
Showtime Himself
Groom Lake John Gossner Also director and writer
2004 DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story Dodgeball Chancellor
2005 Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous Stan Fields
Lil' Pimp Tony Gold (voice) Direct-to-video
2006 The Wild Kazar (voice)
Over the Hedge Ozzie (voice)
Stalking Santa Narrator
2008 Gotta Catch Santa Claus Santa Claus (voice)
2009 Fanboys Himself
William Shatner's Gonzo Ballet
2010 Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey Core (voice)
Horrorween Himself
2011 The Captains Host Also director and producer
2013 Escape from Planet Earth General Shanker (voice)
2015 A Christmas Horror Story Dangerous Dan
A Sunday Horse Kenneth Roubidoux
When Elephants Were Young Narrator
2016 Range 15 Richard Chindler, Attorney at Law
Creators: The Past Lord Ogmha
Malevolent Overseer
2017 Batman vs. Two-Face Harvey Dent / Two-Face (voice) Direct-to-video
2019 Devil's Revenge Hayes Release date October 2019


Year Title Role Notes Ref(s)
1954 The Canadian Howdy Doody Show Ranger Bob
1955 Encounter Lucky / Billy Budd 2 episodes
1957 Studio One Dr. David Coleman / Kenneth Preston / Dr. Franck 5 episodes
1957–1960 Alfred Hitchcock Presents John Crane / Jim Whitely 2 episodes
1959 Nero Wolfe Archie Goodwin Pilot episode: "Count the Man Down" [4][5]
1960 One Step Beyond Carl Bremer Episode: "The Promise"
1960–1963 The Twilight Zone Bob Wilson / Don Carter 2 episodes
1961 Thriller Paul Graves / Gil Thrasher
1961–1965 The Defenders Various 5 episodes
1962 Naked City Maung Tun / Roger Barme 2 episodes
1963 Route 66 Menemsha Faxon Episode: "Build Your Houses with Their Backs to the Sea"
1964 The Outer Limits Brig. Gen. Jeff Barton Episode: "Cold Hands, Warm Heart"
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Michael Donfield Episode: "The Project Strigas Affair"
1965 The Fugitive Tony Burrell Episode "Stranger in the Mirror"
For the People David Koster 13 episodes
Twelve O'Clock High Major Kurt Brown Episode: "I Am the Enemy"
1965–1969 The Virginian Henry Swann / Luke Milford 2 episodes
1966 The Big Valley Brett Skyler Episode: "A Time to Kill"
Gunsmoke Fred Bateman Episode: "Quaker Girl"
Dr. Kildare Dr. Carl Noyes / Toby Cunningham, M.D. 6 episodes
1966–1969 Star Trek: The Original Series James T. Kirk Main role; 3 seasons
1970 Sole Survivor Lt. Col. Josef Gronke Television film
The Andersonville Trial Colonel Chipman
1970–1974 Ironside Bill Parkins / Don Brand / Marty Jessup 4 episodes
1971–1972 Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law Gary / District Attorney Dave Blankenship 2 episodes
Mission: Impossible Joseph Conrad / Thomas Kroller
1972 The Hound of the Baskervilles George Stapleton Television film
The People Dr. Curtis
Hawaii Five-O Sam Tolliver Episode: "You Don't Have to Kill to Get Rich, but It Helps"
The Sixth Sense (TV series) Edwin Danbury Episode: "Can a Dead Man Strike from the Grave?"
1973–1974 Star Trek: The Animated Series James T. Kirk Voice role
1973 Incident on a Dark Street Deaver G. Wallace Television film
The Horror at 37,000 Feet Paul Kovalik Television film
Barnaby Jones Phil Carlyle / Fred Williams Episode: "To Catch a Dead Man"
Mannix Adam Langer Episode: "Search For a Whisper"
Go Ask Alice Sam Television film
1974 The Six Million Dollar Man Josh Lang Episode: "Burning Bright"
Flick Flack Host
Kung Fu Captain Brandywine Gage Episode: "Blood Of The Dragon Pt 2"[citation needed]
Kung Fu Captain Brandywine Gage Episode: "A Small Beheading"
Pray for the Wildcats Warren Summerfield Television film
Indict and Convict Sam Belden
1975–1976 Barbary Coast Jeff Cable 14 episodes
1976 The Tenth Level Professor Stephen Turner Television film
Columbo Ward Fowler / Detective Lucerne Episode: "Fade in to Murder"
1977 The Oregon Trail Master Sgt. Buford Cole Episode: "The Scarlet Ribbon"
Testimony of Two Men Adrian Ferrier Television film
Mysteries of the Gods Narrator Documentary
1978 How the West Was Won Captain Harrison Miniseries
Little Women Professor Friedrich Bhaer Episode: "Pilot"
The Bastard Paul Revere Television film
Crash Carl Tobias
1979 Riel The Barker
Disaster on the Coastliner Stuart Peters
1980 The Babysitter Dr. Jeff Benedict
1982 Police Squad! Poisoned Man Episode: "Revenge and Remorse (The Guilty Alibi)"
The Vegetarian World Himself: host & narrator Documentary [1]
1982–1986 T. J. Hooker Sergeant Thomas Jefferson "T. J." Hooker Main role; 5 seasons
1984 Secrets of a Married Man Chris Jordan Television film
1985 The Ray Bradbury Theater Charles Underhill Episode: "The Playground"
1988 Broken Angel Chuck Coburn
1989–1996 Rescue 911 Host 7 seasons & 2 specials
1992 The Larry Sanders Show Himself Episode: "The Promise"
1993 Family of Strangers Earl Television film
SeaQuest DSV Deposed Serbo-Croatian Alliance President Milos Teslo Episode: "Hide and Seek"
1994 Columbo Fielding Chase Episode: "Butterfly Shades of Grey"
1994–1996 TekWar Walter H. Bascom 18 episodes
1996 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Captain James T. Kirk Archive footage used in one episode
Prisoner of Zenda, Inc. Michael Gatewick Television film
Dead Man's Island Chase Prescott
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Himself Episode: "Eye, Tooth"
1998 A Twist in the Tale The Storyteller / Narrator 15 episodes
Hercules Jason of the Argonauts (voice) Episode: "Hercules and the Argonauts"
1999–2000 3rd Rock from the Sun The Big Giant Head 5 episodes
2002 Futurama Himself (voice) Episode: "Where No Fan Has Gone Before"
2003 A Carol Christmas Dr. Bob / Ghost of Christmas Present 2 episodes
Space Ghost Coast to Coast Himself Episode: "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed"
2004 The Practice Denny Crane Recurring role, 5 episodes in season 8
2004–2008 Boston Legal Denny Crane Main role; 5 seasons
2005 Atomic Betty Jim Barrett 2 episodes
Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner Roastee Television special
Invasion Iowa Star 10 episodes
How William Shatner Changed the World Host Television film
2006 Show Me the Money Host 7 episodes
2007 Everest '82 Norman Kelly Miniseries
Fire Serpent Creator and co-executive producer Television film
2008–2011 Shatner's Raw Nerve Host 39 episodes
2010–2011 $h*! My Dad Says Dr. Edison "Ed" Milford Goodson 18 episodes
Aftermath with William Shatner Host 12 episodes
2010–2012 Weird or What? Host 30 episodes
2011–2012 Psych Frank O'Hara 2 episodes
2011 Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen Roaster Television special
2012 Rookie Blue Henry McLeod Episode: "The First Day of the Rest of Your Life"
Have I Got News for You Host 1 episode
2013 Hot in Cleveland Sally Episode: "It's Alive"
85th Academy Awards James T. Kirk Television special
Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale NBC Television Executive
2014 The Shatner Project Himself 6 episodes [6]
Chaos on the Bridge Interviewer Documentary
Also writer and director
2015 Breaking Ground Narrator 10 episodes
Murdoch Mysteries Mark Twain Episode: "Marked Twain"
Haven Croatoan 4 episodes
2015–present Clangers Narrator (voice) English dub
2016 Cutthroat Kitchen Himself Episode: "The One With William Shatner"
2016–2018 Better Late Than Never
2017 My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Grand Pear (voice) Episode: "The Perfect Pear"
Private Eyes Norm Glinski Episode: "The P.I. Code"
The Indian Detective David Marlowe 4 episodes
2019 The Big Bang Theory Himself Episode: "The D&D Vortex" [8]
Private Eyes Norm Glinski Episode: "Glazed and Confused"

Video games[edit]

Year Title Voice role Notes
1992 Star Trek: 25th Anniversary James T. Kirk
1993 Star Trek: Judgment Rites
1995 Star Trek: Starfleet Academy
William Shatner's Tekwar Walter Bascom
1997 Star Trek Generations James T. Kirk
2006 Star Trek: Legacy
Star Trek: Encounters Narrator
Star Trek: Tactical Assault
2007 The Tuttles: Madcap Misadventures Vance Shepherd


Year Title Role Ref(s)
1980s Commodore Computers VIC-20 spokesman [9]
1997–present Priceline.com Chief Negotiating Officer
2007–present Hupy and Abraham Law Firm Himself [10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ * Works by William Shatner filmography at Open Library
  2. ^ William Shatner filmography on IMDb
  3. ^ William Shatner filmography at the Internet Broadway Database
  4. ^ "Television's Lost Classics Volume 2: Rare Pilots". MVD Entertainment Group. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  5. ^ Television's Lost Classics: Volume Two (DVD). VCI Entertainment. 2018. ASIN B07D3KSS69.
  6. ^ http://www.scrippsnetworksinteractive.com/newsroom/company-news/Pages/TV-Icon-William-Shatner-Stars-in-DIY-Netork%E2%80%99s-%27The-Shatner-Project%27.aspx
  7. ^ https://www.netflix.com/title/80074110
  8. ^ Starr, Michael (February 12, 2019). "How 'Big Bang Theory' snared 'Star Trek' legend William Shatner". New York Post. Retrieved February 24, 2019.
  9. ^ https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UK9VU1aJvTI
  10. ^ http://www.hupy.com/library/getting-to-know-william-shatner.cfm

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