Raised in a Boston tenement house Leonard Simon Nimoy was born on March 26, 1931. He acted in Community Theater from the age of eight but did not make his Hollywood entrance until he was 20 in Queen for a Day in 1951. He was a ballplayer in Rhubarb in 1951 and played small and uncredited parts. He is in the closing scene in Zombies of the Stratosphere in 1952 which was a foreshadowing of his part as Mr. Spock in Star Trek in 1966.
Nimoy won three Emmy nominations which launched him as a writer and director. He wrote and directed Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home in 1986. Nimoy also acted on stage in Equus, Fiddler on the Roof, Camelot and Oliver. He hosted the television run of In Search of ?€¦ in 1976 and hosted Ancient Mysteries in 1994. He has written several volumes of poetry and guested starred on the Simpsons in 1989. In 1998 he played Mustafa Mond in Adlous Huxley's Brave New World (1998).
Nimoy will always be canonized as Mr. Spock on the Star Trek series as well as in eight films. He developed the Vulcan nerve pinch and was a voice in The Transformers: The Movie in 1986. His famous split finger sign? It is a common Jewish blessing for the congregation (Cohanim).
Nimoy came out of retirement to play Mr. Spock for Star Trek in 2009 and the remake in 2010. Nimoy has been married two times: Sandi Nimoy n 1954 to 1987. They have two children. Susan Bay from 1989 to the present. He currently has eight grandchildren and spends his time writing poetry and books.