Canadian-born William Shatner is an actor, recording artist and author. He is best known for his portrayal of James T. Kirk in the Star Trek franchise as the captain of the starship Enterprise. After Star Trek was cancelled, “Trekkies” began organizing conventions, and Captain Kirk became a cultural icon. Shatner also starred in several Star Trek science fiction films.
William Shatner is a household name. He became a cultural icon for the portrayal of Captain James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise in the Star Trek media franchise. In a 2020 interview with Smashing Interviews Magazine, Shatner revealed how he, a native Canadian, developed an interest in doing a blues record.