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Leonard Nimoy (born: 26 March 1931 - died: 27 February 2015) was an American actor. He appeared in numerous television series and feature films, but is most famous for his portrayal of Mr. Spock on the original Star Trek series from 1966-68.

He was also an accomplished director, with credits including Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984), Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986), and Three Men and a Baby (1987).

He played William Bell in "There's More Than One Of Everything", the "Fringe" season one finale and then several more times during Season Two. In the episode "Grey Matters", Bell uses the alias "Paris" which, coincidentally, was the name of the character Nimoy played for two seasons on the original Mission: Impossible.

Nimoy announced his retirement from acting on two occasions. Initially, he retired in the mid-2000s in order to focus on his other passion, photography. In 2007-08, however, he came out of retirement in order to reprise the role of Spock in J.J. Abrams' rebooting of the Star Trek franchise. After this, Nimoy agreed to take on the role of William Bell in Fringe. In 2010, Nimoy announced once again that he was retiring from acting.

In February 2014, Nimoy revealed that he had been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a condition he attributed to a smoking habit he had given up approximately 30 years prior. On February 19, 2015, Nimoy was taken to UCLA Medical Center for chest pain and had been in and out of hospitals for the "past several months".

DeathEdit

Nimoy died on February 27, 2015 at the age of 83 in his Bel Air home from complications of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a condition he attributed to a smoking addiction he had given up about 30 years earlier.

Nimoy's remains were buried during a funeral service in Los Angeles on March 1, 2015. The service was attended by nearly 300 family members, friends and former colleagues, as well as Zachary Quinto, Chris Pine, and Fringe executive producer, J. J. Abrams. Though Shatner could not attend, he was represented by his daughters.

Partial filmographyEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1951 Rhubarb Young Ball Player
1952 Kid Monk Baroni Paul 'Monk' Baroni
Zombies of the Stratosphere Narab
1953 Old Overland Trail Chief Black Hawk
1958 The Brain Eaters Professor Cole
1963 The Balcony Roger
1964 The Outer Limits Judson Ellis (TV series) (Episode "I, Robot")
1966 Deathwatch Jules LaFranc
Star Trek Mr. Spock
(1966-1969)
(TV series) (80 episodes)
1969 Mission: Impossible Paris
(1969-1971)
(TV series) (49 episodes)
1971 Catlow Miller
1973 Baffled! Tom Kovack (TV)
Columbo: A Stitch in Crime Dr. Barry Mayfield (TV)
Star Trek: The Animated Series Mr. Spock
(1973-1974)
(voice) (16 episodes)
1974 Rex Harrison Presents Stories of Love Mick (TV)
1978 Invasion of the Body Snatchers Dr. David Kibner
1979 Star Trek: The Motion Picture Mr. Spock
1981 Vincent Theo Van Gogh (TV)
1982 A Woman Called Golda Morris Meyerson (TV)
Marco Polo Achmet (TV mini-series)
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Captain Spock
1984 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Captain Spock
The Sun Also Rises Count Mippipopolous (TV)
1986 Transformers: The Movie Galvatron (voice)
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Captain Spock
1989 Star Trek V: The Final Frontier Captain Spock
1991 Never Forget Mel Mermelstein (TV)
Star Trek: The Next Generation Ambassador Spock|
(2 episodes)
(TV series) (episodes "Unification|: Part 1" & "Unification|: Part 2")
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Captain Spock
1993 The Halloween Tree Mr. Moundshroud (voice)
1994 The Pagemaster Dr. Henry Jekyll / Mr. Edward Hyde (voice)
1995 Bonaza: Under Attack Frank James (TV)
The Outer Limits Thomas Cutler (TV series) (episoded "I, Robot")
Titanica Narrator (documentary)
1997 David Samuel (TV)
1998 Brave New World Mustapha Mond (TV)
2000 Seaman Narrator (video game)
Sinbad: Beyond the Veil of Mists Akron/Baraka/King Chandra (voice)
2001 Becker Professor Emmett Fowler (TV series) (episode "The TorMentor")
Atlantis: The Lost Empire King Kashekim Nedakh (voice)
2005 Civilization IV Narrator (video game)

2009

Star Trek| Spock Prime
Fringe Dr. William Bell (TV series) (episode "There's More Than One of Everything")
Land of the Lost The Zarn

(voice)

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