Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy

  • Highest Rated: 100% For the Love of Spock (2016)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Funny About Love (1990)
  • Birthday: Mar 26, 1931
  • Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • The son of a Boston barber, Leonard Nimoy was a star at the age of 8, when he played Hansel in a children's theatre production of Hansel and Gretel. Nimoy remained with his local kiddie theater troupe until 16 (one of his directors during this period was Boris Sagal). After studying drama at Boston College and Antioch College, he took acting lessons from Jeff Corey at the Pasadena Playhouse. In films from 1950, Nimoy played the title character in the low-budget Kid Monk Baroni and essayed bits and minor roles in such productions as Zombies of the Stratosphere (1951), Rhubarb (1951) and Them! (1954). In between acting assignments, he held down a dizzying variety of jobs: soda jerk, newspaper carrier, vacuum-cleaner salesman, vending machine mechanic, pet-shop clerk, cabbie and acting coach. During his 18 months in Special Services at Fort McPherson, Georgia, he acted with Atlanta Theater Guild when he could spare the time. Back in Hollywood in 1956, he became virtually a regular at the Ziv TV studios, playing villains in programs like Highway Patrol and Sea Hunt. For a short while, he specialized in the plays of Jean Genet, appearing in both the stage and film productions of The Balcony and Deathwatch. Impressed by Nimoy's guest turn on a 1963 episode of The Lieutenant, producer Gene Roddenberry vowed to cast the saturnine, mellow-voiced actor as an extraterrestrial if ever given the chance. That chance came two years later, when Roddenberry signed Nimoy to play Vulcanian science officer Spock on Star Trek. At first pleased at the assignment, Nimoy came to resent the apparent fact that the public perceived him as Spock and nothing else: indeed, one of his many written works was the slim autobiography I Am Not Spock. After Star Trek's cancellation, Nimoy joined the cast of Mission: Impossible in the role of "master of disguise" Paris (he replaced the series' previous master of disguise Martin Landau, who ironically had originally been slated to play Spock). In the early 1970s, Nimoy began racking up directorial credits on such series as Night Gallery. He also made his first Broadway appearance in 1973's Full Circle. And, perhaps inevitably, he returned to Spock, thanks to the popular demand engendered by the then-burgeoning Star Trek cult. His initial reacquaintance with the role was as voiceover artist on the 1973 Saturday-morning cartoon version of Star Trek. Then Spock went on the back burner again as Nimoy devoted himself to his theatrical commitments (a touring production of Sherlock Holmes, his one-man show Vincent), his writing and directing activities, and his hosting chores on the long-running (1976-82) TV documentary series In Search Of.... Finally in 1978, Nimoy was back in his Enterprise uniform in the first of several Star Trek theatrical features. The Spock character was killed off in the second Trek picture The Wrath of Khan, but Nimoy stayed with the franchise as director of the next two feature-length Trek entries (PS: Spock also came back to life). He went on to direct such non-Trek filmic endeavors as 3 Men and a Baby (1987), The Good Mother (1988), Funny About Love (1990) and Holy Matrimony (1994). He also produced and acted in the 1991 TV movie Never Forget, and served as executive producer of the 1995 UPN network series Deadly Games. Perhaps because he will always have dozens of professional irons in the fire, Leonard Nimoy now seems resigned to being forever associated with the role that brought him international fame; his most recent autobiographical work was aptly titled I Am Spock. In 2009 he returned to his iconic role portraying Spock in J.J. Abrams smash-hit reboot of the Star Trek franchise. He next took on a recurring role in the sci-fi series Fringe, playing scientist William Bell. Nimoy made a final cameo appearance in Star Trek Into Darkness (2013). He died in 2015, at age 83.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

100% For the Love of Spock Actor 2016
No Score Yet 50 Years of Star Trek Actor 2016
29% The Prime Ministers: Soldiers and Peacemakers Levi Eshkol 2015
90% To Be Takei Actor $52K 2014
38% The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers Actor 2013
84% Star Trek Into Darkness Spock Prime $228.8M 2013
25% Zambezia Chief Sekhuru $1.1M 2013
35% Transformers: Dark of the Moon Sentinel Prime $352.4M 2011
No Score Yet Star Trek: A New Vision Actor 2009
No Score Yet The Evolution of the Enterprise Actor 2009
26% Land of the Lost The Zarn $49.4M 2009
No Score Yet The Captain's Summit Actor 2009
94% Star Trek Old Spock $257.8M 2009
No Score Yet Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner Actor 2006
No Score Yet Ancient Mysteries Actor 2006
No Score Yet War of the Worlds: The Day That Panicked Americal Actor 2005
No Score Yet Glorious Triumphs and Great Tragedies Actor 2003
No Score Yet Mind Meld: Secrets Behind the Voyage of a Lifetime Actor 2001
49% Atlantis - The Lost Empire King Kashekim Nedakh $83.6M 2001
No Score Yet Star Wars vs. Star Trek: The Rivalry Continues Actor 2001
No Score Yet Sinbad: Beyond the Veil of Mists Baraka 2000
86% Trekkies Actor 1999
No Score Yet Ancient Mysteries Narrator 1999
No Score Yet Rashi: A Light After the Dark Ages Actor 1999
No Score Yet Brave New World Mustapha Mond 1998
No Score Yet The Harryhausen Chronicles Narrator 1998
No Score Yet The Lost World Actor 1998
No Score Yet Inside Star Trek: The Real Story Actor 1998
No Score Yet Ancient Mysteries Actor 1997
100% Life Apart: Hasidism in America Narrator 1997
No Score Yet David Samuel 1997
No Score Yet Ancient Mysteries Actor 1997
No Score Yet Ancient Mysteries Host 1996
No Score Yet Carpati: 50 Miles, 50 Years - A Journey of Faith & Fate Narrator 1996
60% Titanica Actor 1995
No Score Yet Bonanza: Under Attack Frank James 1995
No Score Yet William Shatner's Star Trek Memories Actor 1994
21% The Pagemaster Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1994
No Score Yet Holy Matrimony Director 1994
No Score Yet Destiny in Space Narrator 1994
No Score Yet The Halloween Tree Moundshroud 1993
81% Star Trek VI - The Undiscovered Country Screenwriter Mr. Spock Executive Producer 1991
No Score Yet Never Forget Mel Mermelstein 1991
0% Funny About Love Director 1990
22% Star Trek V - The Final Frontier Spock 1989
50% The Good Mother (The Price of Passion) Director 1988
75% Three Men and a Baby (3 Men and a Baby) Director 1987
85% Star Trek IV - The Voyage Home Spock Director 1986
58% The Transformers - The Movie Actor 1986
80% Star Trek III - The Search for Spock Director Spock 1984
87% Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Spock 1982
No Score Yet A Woman Called Golda Morris Meyerson 1982
No Score Yet Vincent Actor Director 1981
42% Star Trek: The Motion Picture Mr. Spock 1979
93% Invasion of the Body Snatchers Dr. David Kibner 1978
No Score Yet In Search of Dracula Actor 1975
No Score Yet Columbo Actor 1973
No Score Yet Baffled! Tom Kovack 1973
No Score Yet Catlow Miller 1971
No Score Yet Star Trek - The Mudd Pack Actor 1966
No Score Yet Deathwatch Producer Jules LaFranc 1966
60% The Balcony Roger 1963
No Score Yet The Brain Eaters Prof. Cole 1958
100% Them! Sergeant 1954
No Score Yet Kid Monk Baroni Paul 'Monk' Baroni 1952
No Score Yet Zombies of the Stratosphere Narab 1952
No Score Yet Francis Goes to West Point Football Player 1952
No Score Yet Rhubarb Ball Player 1951
No Score Yet Queen for a Day Chief 1951
No Score Yet What's Going on Up There? Actor

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

81% The Big Bang Theory
2007
Voice
  • 2012
90% Fringe
2008-2013
Dr. William Bell William Bell
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2009
95% Futurama
1999-2013
Guest Voice
  • 2002
  • 1999
No Score Yet Becker
1998-2004
Professor Fowler
  • 2001
40% Invasion America
1998
Voice
  • 1998
90% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993-1999
Appearing
  • 1998
  • 1996
No Score Yet Ancient Mysteries
1994-1998
Host Appearing Voice
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 1997
  • 1993
No Score Yet The Outer Limits
1995-2002
Lawyer
  • 1996
  • 1995
50% Deadly Games
1995-1996
Director Executive Producer
  • 1995
89% Star Trek: The Next Generation
1987-1994
Mr. Spock
  • 1991
93% Star Trek: The Animated Series
1973-1974
Voice Mr. Spock
  • 1974
  • 1973
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
  • 1973
No Score Yet The Flip Wilson Show
1970-1974
Guest
  • 1973
No Score Yet Night Gallery
1970-1973
Director
  • 1973
  • 1972
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
The Great Paris Paris
  • 1971
  • 1970
  • 1969
  • 1966
80% Star Trek
1966-1969
Mr. Spock Spock
  • 1969
  • 1968
  • 1967
  • 1966
100% The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
1964-1968
Vladeck
  • 1967
  • 1964
No Score Yet Get Smart
1965-1970
Stryker
  • 1966
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Arnie Grice Holt Walking Fox
  • 1966
  • 1963
  • 1962
  • 1961
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
Chennery
  • 1963
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Hansen
  • 1961
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Freddie
  • 1960

QUOTES FROM Leonard Nimoy CHARACTERS

Sarek
As I recall, I opposed your enlistment in Starfleet. It is possible that judgement was incorrect. Your associates are people of good character.
Mr. Spock
They are my friends.
Sarek
Yes of course. Do you have a message for your Mother?
Mr. Spock
Yes. Tell her, "I feel fine".
Gillian
S-sure you won't change your mind?
Mr. Spock
Is there something wrong with the one I have?
Mr. Spock
Gracie is pregnant.
Mr. Spock
Admiral; if we were to assume that these whales were ours to do with as we pleased, we'd be as guilty as those who caused their extinction.
Gillian
OK. I don't know what this is all about, but I want you guys out of here right now or I call the cops.
James T. Kirk
I assure you that won't be necessary. We're only trying to help.
Gillian
The hell you were, buster. Your friend was messing up my tanks, and messing up my whales.
Mr. Spock
They like you very much, but they are not the hell your whales.
Gillian
I - I suppose they told you that, huh?
Mr. Spock
The hell they did.
Gillian
- right.
Mr. Spock
I must apologize for my attire, I seem to have "misplaced" my uniform.
Amanda Spock
Spock, does the good of the many outweigh the good of the one?
Mr. Spock
I would accept that as an axiom.
Amanda Spock
Well then you stand here alive because of a mistake; made by your flawed, feeling, human friends. They have sacrificed their futures because they believed that the good of the one - you - was more important to them.
Mr. Spock
Humans make illogical decisions.
Amanda Spock
They do indeed.
Mr. Spock
I do not understand the question.
Gillian
In addition, many of the female whales are killed - while still bearing unborn calves!
Mr. Spock
To hunt a species to extinction is not logical.
Gillian
Whoever said the human race was logical?
Sentinel Prime
Decepticons around the world, launch the pillars.
Sentinel Prime
So majestic and peaceful, this planet. Unlike the final days of Cybertron.
Optimus Prime
I've wondered what might have been, if you had fought the final battle instead of me.
Sentinel Prime
Never mourn the past, young warrior. Thanks to you, our race survives.
Optimus Prime
(Handing over the Matrix of Leadership) You were our leader, Sentinel. It is your right to lead us again.
Sentinel Prime
In a world I do not know, I am no longer your teacher, Optimus. You are mine.
Sentinel Prime
Optimus, all I ever wanted was the survival of our race. You must see why I had to betray you.
Optimus Prime
You didn't betray me. You betrayed yourself.
Sentinel Prime
No, Optimus!
Sentinel Prime
Reinforcements! Decepticon ships, fire at Optimus!
Spock Prime
You are, in fact, the Mr. Scott who postulated the theory of transwarp beaming?
Scotty
That's what I'm talking about! How do you think I wound up here? Had a little debate with my instructor on relativistic physics and how it pertains to subspace travel. He seemed to think that the range of transporting something like a... like a grapefruit was limited to about 100 miles. I told him that I could not only beam a grapefruit from one planet to the adjacent planet in the same system - which is easy, by the way - I could do it with a life form. So, I tested it out on Admiral Archer's prized beagle.
James Kirk (young)
Wait, I know that dog. What happened to it?
Scotty
I'll tell you when it reappears. Ahem. I don't know, I do feel guilty about that.
Spock Prime
[closing monologue] Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Her ongoing mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life-forms and new civilizations; to boldly go where no one has gone before.
Spock Prime
Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Her ongoing mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life-forms and new civilizations; to boldly go where no one has gone before.
Mr. Spock
If I were human I believe my response would be "go to hell." If I were human.
Mr. Spock
I have been, and always shall be, your friend.
Mr. Spock
The needs of the many outweight--
James T. Kirk
The needs of the few...
Mr. Spock
Or the one.
Mr. Spock
Mr. Scott, I understand you are experiencing difficulties with the warp drive?
Montgomery "Scotty" Scott
There's nothing wrong with the bloody...
Mr. Spock
Mr. Scott, if we return to Spacedock, then not only will we lost the chance to discover who is behind all this, then it is also likely that we will never see Captain Kirk or Doctor McCoy alive again.
Montgomery "Scotty" Scott
Could take weeks, sir.
Sentinel Prime
Now, let the slaves of Earth learn the true power of their masters. Seal off the city.
Sentinel Prime
So lost you are, Optimus. On Cybertron we were gods, and here they call us machines! Let the humans serve us, or perish!
Sentinel Prime
Optimus, all I wanted was for the survival of our race. You must see why I had to betray you.
Optimus Prime
You didn't betray me. You betrayed yourself.
Sentinel Prime
No, Optimus!
Kashekim Nedakh "King of Atlantis"
Your heart has softened, Kida. A thousand years ago, you would have slain them on sight.
Princess Kidagakash "Kida"
A thousand years ago, the streets were lit and our people did not have to scavenge for food at the edge of a crumbling city!
Kashekim Nedakh "King of Atlantis"
The people are content.
Princess Kidagakash "Kida"
They don't know any better! We were once a great people. Now we live in ruins. The kings of our past would weep if they could see how far we have fallen
Princess Kidagakash "Kida"
They don't know any better! We were once a great people. Now we live in ruins. The kings of our past would weep if they could see how far we have fallen.
Kashekim Nedakh "King of Atlantis"
Kida
Kashekim Nedakh "King of Atlantis"
Kida.
Princess Kidagakash "Kida"
If these outsiders can unlock the secrets of our past, perhaps we can save our future
Princess Kidagakash "Kida"
If these outsiders can unlock the secrets of our past, perhaps we can save our future.
Kashekim Nedakh "King of Atlantis"
What they have to teach us, we have already learned
Kashekim Nedakh "King of Atlantis"
What they have to teach us, we have already learned.
Princess Kidagakash "Kida"
Our way of life is dying!
Kashekim Nedakh "King of Atlantis"
Our way of life is preserved. Kida, when you take the throne, you will understand.
Mr. Spock
Don't grieve, Admiral. It is logical. The needs of the many outweigh...
James T. Kirk
...the needs of the few...
Mr. Spock
...Or the one. I never took the Kobayashi Maru test until now. What do you think of my solution?
James T. Kirk
I have been and always shall be your friend.
Mr. Spock
Live long and prosper.
Mr. Spock
Live long... And prosper...
Sentinel Prime
How doomed you are, Autobots. You simply fail to understand that the needs of the many outway the needs of the few.
Sentinel Prime
It is time for the slaves of earth to recognize their masters. Seal off the city.
Optimus Prime
Why, Sentinel, why?
Sentinel Prime
For Cybertron! For our home! What war destroyed, we can rebuild! But only if we join with the Decepticons.
Optimus Prime
No, it's not the only way! This is our home! We must defend the humans!
Sentinel Prime
So lost you are, Optimus. On Cybertron, we were gods! And here, they call us machines. Let the humans serve us, or perish! (walks away) You're lucky I didn't kill you. In time, you'll see.
Sentinel Prime
So lost you are, Optimus. On Cybertron, we were gods! And here, they call us machines. Let the humans serve us, or perish! [walks away] You're lucky I didn't kill you. In time, you'll see.
Optimus Prime
It's not over...
Sam Witwicky
(referring to Sentinel Prime) Hey, you've gotta guard him, 'cause he's the key to the whole thing.
Sam Witwicky
[referring to Sentinel Prime] Hey, you've gotta guard him, 'cause he's the key to the whole thing.
Sentinel Prime
Indeed, I am. What you must realize, my Autobot brothers, is we were never going to win the war. For the sake of our planet's survival, a deal had to be made... with Megatron! (shoots Ironhide)
Sentinel Prime
Indeed, I am. What you must realize, my Autobot brothers, is we were never going to win the war. For the sake of our planet's survival, a deal had to be made... with Megatron! [shoots Ironhide]
Lt. Colonel William Lennox
Get back!
Ironhide
What... have... you... done...?
Sentinel Prime
I hereby discharge you from duty. (shoots him again)
Sentinel Prime
I hereby discharge you from duty. [shoots him again]
Mr. Spock
There is an old Vulcan proverb: "Only Nixon could go to China."
Mr. Spock
There is an old Vulcan proverb: Only Nixon could go to China.
Sentinel Prime
I bring you Cybertron, your home, and still you choose humanity.
Optimus Prime
You were the one who taught me, freedom is everyone's right.
Leonard "Bones" McCoy
I thought you said that humpbacks only exist on Earth of the past?
Mr. Spock
Yes doctor, that is exactly what I said.
James T. Kirk
All I ask for is a tall ship, and a star to steer her by...
Leonard "Bones" McCoy
Melville.
Mr. Spock
John Masefield.
Leonard "Bones" McCoy
Are you sure about that?
Mr. Spock
I am well versed in the classics, doctor.
Leonard "Bones" McCoy
Then how come you don't know "Row, Row, Row Your Boat"?
Leonard "Bones" McCoy
Then how come you don't know 'Row, Row, Row Your Boat'?
Spock Prime
Father!
Spock
I am not our father.
Spock Prime
Captain what are you doing?
Spock
Captain what are you doing?
James Kirk (young)
Show them companion, may be the only way to earn peace with Romulus. It's logic Spock, I thought you'd like that.
James Kirk
Show them compassion, may be the only way to earn peace with Romulus. It's logic Spock, I thought you'd like that.
Spock Prime
No not really, not this time.
Spock
No not really, not this time.
James Kirk (young)
So her first names Nyota?
Spock Prime
I have no comment on the matter.
James Kirk (young)
I'm coming with you.
Spock Prime
I would cite regulation, but I know you will simply ignore it.
James Kirk (young)
(Laughs) See? we are getting to know each other.
James Kirk (young)
[laughs] See? we are getting to know each other.
Mr. Spock
You have been, and always shall be you friend
Mr. Spock
I have been and always shall be your friend.
Sentinel Prime
Indeed I am. But what you must realize, my Autobot brothers, is that we were never going to win the war. For the sake of our planet's survival, a deal had to be made... With Megatron.
Sentinel Prime
What you must realize, my Autobot brothers, is we were never going to win the war! For the sake of our planet's survival, a deal had to be made with Megatron!
Sentinel Prime
[Fighting Optimus] You were always the bravest of us! But you could never make the hard decisions! Our planet will survive!
Sentinel Prime
You were always the bravest Prime, Optimus, but you could never make the hard decisions!
Sentinel Prime
So majestic and peaceful, this planet, unlike the final days of Cybertron.
Optimus Prime
I've wondered what might've been if you had fought the final battle, instead of me.
Sentinel Prime
Never mourn the past, young warrior. Thanks to you, our race survives.
Optimus Prime
You were our leader, Sentinel. It is your right to lead us again. [Hands Matrix of Leadership to Sentinel]
Sentinel Prime
In a world I do not know, I am no longer your teacher Optimus. You are mine. [Hands Matrix back to Optimus]
Sentinel Prime
Optimus, all I ever wanted, was the survival of our race.. You must see why, I had to betray you..
Sentinel Prime
Optimus... all I ever wanted was the survival of our race... You must see... why I had to betray you...
Sentinel Prime
We were gods once, all of us. But here... There will only one!
Sentinel Prime
On Cybertron we were gods, and here they call us machines!
Sentinel Prime
You forget your place, Optimus!
Sentinel Prime
[draws his lance] Optimus, you forget your place!
Mr. Spock
What does it mean, 'exact change'?
Sentinel Prime
You are discharge from duty.
Sentinel Prime
I hereby discharge you from duty.
Sentinel Prime
“On Cybertron, we were Gods, and here, they call us Machines!�
Sentinel Prime
On Cybertron, we were gods, and here, they call us machines.
Sentinel Prime
You may lose your faith in us, but never yourself.
Sentinel Prime
You may lose your faith in us, but never in yourselves.
Optimus Prime
You may lose your faith in us, but never in yourselves.
Sentinel Prime
From here the fight will be your own.
Sentinel Prime
From here, the fight will be your own.
Optimus Prime
From here, the fight will be your own.
Sentinel Prime
You have made a grave mistake
Sentinel Prime
You have made a grave mistake.
Optimus Prime
You have made a grave mistake.
Optimus Prime
You've made a grave mistake.