Nimoy, Leonard Simon, 1931-2015Alternative names
Leonard Nimoy (b. Mar. 26, 1931, Boston, MA–d. Feb. 27, 2015, Los Angeles, CA) was an American actor, film director, photographer, author, singer and songwriter. He was best known for his role as Spock of the Star Trek franchise, a character he portrayed in television and film from a pilot episode shot in late 1964 to his final film performance in 2013.
Nimoy's public profile as Spock was so strong that both of his autobiographies, I Am Not Spock (1975) and I Am Spock (1995), were written from the viewpoint of sharing his existence with the character. In 2015 an asteroid was named 4864 Nimoy in his honor.
- Los Angeles, CA, US
- Boston, MA, US