He also appeared in the important Stanley Kramer film "Judgement at Nuremberg".
Shatner is most famous for his starring role as Captain James Tiberius Kirk of the Federation Starship NCC-1701 USS Enterprise in the television show "Star Trek" from 1966 to 1969. Shatner has written two books chronicling his experiences playing Captain Kirk and being a part of the Star Trek franchise.
William Shatner has 3 daughters: Leslie, Lisabeth, and Melanie, and a son, Daniel. He currently lives in Southern California. In his spare time, he enjoys breeding and showing American Saddlebreds and Quarter Horses. Shatner also has a 360 acre horse farm in Kentucky named Bellreve. Interestingly, he is also the CEO of the Toronto-based Core Digital Effects company which provided the special effects for the 1996 film "Fly Away Home".
Shatner is ready to spoof himself and the entire Star Trek culture, as, for instance, in Airplane II: The Sequel (1982), National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon I (1993) and Saturday Night Live. He appeared in several episodes of the television series Third Rock From the Sun as The Big Giant Head.