Information on William Shatner is found in abundance online via William Shatner, the actor's official website, and his actor profile on the Internet Movie Database. There are also other readily available sources of Shatner information, including websites like Biography.
Shatner's career as an actor spans 50 years, with his most iconic role being Captain James T. Kirk, the commander of the fictional starship U.S.S. Enterprise of "Star Trek" fame. Kirk starred in 79 episodes of the series from 1966 through 1969. His earlier works include his inaugural appearance in 1951's "The Butler's Night Off," and the short-lived TV series "Space Command" in 1953. As of 2015, Shatner has appeared in 217 movies and TV series throughout his career, including recent roles as DJ Dan in "A Christmas Horror Story" along with roles in "Baby, Baby, Baby" and "A Sunday Horse." He also starred in 90 episodes of the 1980s drama TV series "T.J. Hooker," where he played the title role, and 101 episodes of the 2004-2008 TV series "Boston Legal," playing character Denny Crane.
Shatner was born in 1931, the son of a clothing manufacturer, and is from Montreal, Canada. Notably, his paternal grandfather anglicized the family name, Schattner, to Shatner.